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Jury in case of missing N.Y. boy starts ninth day of deliberations

By Natasja Sheriff By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jurors in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to killing Etan Patz in 1979 began a ninth day of deliberations on Monday with a re-reading of testimony that implicated another, earlier suspect in the case of the missing 6-year-old boy. Continue reading

Salma Hayek hopes The Prophet inspires new generations

BEIRUT (AP) — Salma Hayek says she hopes the animated feature film “The Prophet,” which she co-produced, can inspire young fans to think outside the box about ways to improve the world. Hayek is in Lebanon for the international premiere of the film, written and directed by Roger Allers, the maker of the Disney production The Lion King. The film tells the story of a young girl who finds the voice she lost through her friendship with a poet imprisoned for his ideas. Continue reading

Kim Kardashian: supports Bruce Jenner’s gender transition

FILE – In a Wednesday, April 15 2015 file photo, Kim Kardashian attends a photocall to launch hair products in Paris. Kardashian said during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday, April 27, 2015, that she and her family support her stepfather Bruce Jenner 100 percent as he goes through gender transition, even though family members are still adjusting to that news in what she called “a daily process.”(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File) Associated Press April 27, 2015 | 8:40 a.m. Continue reading

Defense to begin arguments to spare Boston bomber’s life

By Scott Malone By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – The trial of the convicted Boston Marathon bomber enters a new and critical stage on Monday as defense lawyers begin to present their case that a jury should sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison, rather than death. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, early this month was found guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept Continue reading

Justice Ginsburg has already made up her mind on gay marriage

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the West conference room at the U.S. Continue reading

Long-awaited Colorado cinema massacre trial to get under way

By Keith Coffman By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. Continue reading

Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” were the top winners Sunday with three trophies each, while the latter shared the best drama series award with “Days of Our Lives.” The ceremony opened with a pretaped segment in which Lauer and DeGeneres agreed to end their faux feud. Continue reading

Rescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll rises

By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYA KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster. Reports received so far by the government and aid groups suggest that many communities perched on mountainsides are devastated or struggling to cope. Continue reading

Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads

By P.J. Huffstutter and Julie Steenhuysen By P.J. Continue reading

Hundreds of German cinemas refuse to show ‘Avengers’ film

FILE – In this April 10, 2015 file photo, a Malaysian Muslim woman poses with a Hulkbuster statue from “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at a mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new “Avengers” film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney. Continue reading