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PRESIDENTIAL RACE-TRUMP-CLINTON

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rejects reports that he used vulgarity in describing Democrat Hillary Clinton's primary loss to now-President Barack Obama in 2008. AP Photos. AP Video.

With: PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON-ALZHEIMER'S.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-REGIME CHANGE

WASHINGTON -- America's 2016 presidential candidates are split on promoting regime change in the Middle East, but not along the usual party lines. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace. AP Photos.

WOMAN DEAD IN JAIL

HEMPSTEAD, Texas -- A grand jury decided that neither sheriff's officials nor jailers committed a crime in the treatment of a black woman who died in a Texas county jail last summer, but it has not yet determined whether the state trooper who arrested her should face charges, a prosecutor says. By Michael Graczyk. AP Photos. AP Video.

BERGDAHL

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina -- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a military judge for the first time since the U.S. Army decided to proceed with a military trial that could result in a life sentence for his disappearance in Afghanistan in 2009. By Jonathan Drew. AP Photos. AP Video.

LAS VEGAS CAR CRASH

LAS VEGAS -- A woman accused of intentionally plowing a car carrying her young daughter through crowds of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip was charged Tuesday with murder, child abuse and hit-and-run. By Ken Ritter. AP Photos. AP Video.

WACKY WINTER WEATHER

SEATTLE -- A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel, bringing spring-like warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow across the West that even skiing slopes have been overwhelmed. By Gene Johnsonmnee

RIO 2016-CORRUPTION PROBE

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's attorney general is investigating allegations that bribes were paid to a powerful lawmaker to help secure contracts for the building of venues and other works for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. By Stephen Wade and Mauricio Savarese. AP Photos.

UNITED STATES-RUSSIA

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration imposes financial restrictions on 34 additional people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian companies evade U.S. penalties and other infractions, prompting threats of retaliation from the Kremlin. By Bradley Klapper.

PANAMA-FORMER PRESIDENT

PANAMA CITY -- Former President Ricardo Martinelli insists he's being targeted politically and will stay outside Panama while fighting charges that he illegally spied on opponents. By Juan Zamorano. AP Photo.

ISLAMIC STATE-AMERICANS-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS -- A man who faces terrorism-related charges once boasted that he was capable of building rockets that could threaten planes landing at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and also once worked at the airport as a baggage handler, an FBI agent testifies. By Steve Karnowski. AP Photo.

COLOMBIA-MEDICAL MARIJUANA

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signs a decree legalizing the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medical purposes, a dramatic shift in a country long identified with US..-backed policies to stamp out drug crops. By Jacobo Garcia.

FUGITIVE HEIR

LOS ANGELES -- A New York real estate heir has agreed to return to Los Angeles to face charges that he killed a woman to stop her from cooperating with an investigation into the disappearance of his wife, prosecutors announced Tuesday. By Amanda Lee Myers. AP Photos.

LA'S LAST GREAT JUNKYARD

LOS ANGELES -- It's not just a junkyard -- or even a really big junkyard -- but a living, breathing monument to Los Angeles pop culture. And now it's headed for the dustbin of history itself. For 54 years, Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, in a moonscaped, god-forsaken-looking section of the San Fernando Valley, has collected far more than thousands of burned-out, smashed-up, rusted automobiles on its sprawling dirt and asphalt lot. By John Rogers. AP Photos. AP Video.

BUSINESS & FINANCE:

YE-FINANCIAL MARKETS-OUTLOOK

NEW YORK -- Investing is becoming more of a grind. Expect it to stay that way. Analysts, mutual-fund managers and other forecasters are telling investors to expect lower returns from stocks and bonds in 2016 than in past years. They're also predicting more severe swings in prices. Remember that 10 percent drop for stocks that freaked investors out in August? It likely won't take another four years for the next one. The good news is that few economists are predicting a recession in 2016. That means stocks and other investments can avoid a sustained slide and keep grinding higher, analysts say. By Business Writer Stan Choe. AP Photos.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

FILM-Q&A-QUENTIN TARANTINO

NEW YORK -- Quentin Tarantino is waging wars on multiple fronts. His eighth and latest film, "The Hateful Eight," is his loudest, brashest defense of celluloid in the battle between film and digital. He shot it in Ultra Panavision, the dormant widescreen format of "Ben-Hur" and other '60s epics, and he's releasing the film first in a 70mm roadshow beginning Friday, a week before a trimmer, digital version lands in multiplexes. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. AP Photos.

FILM-THE BIG SHORT

LOS ANGELES -- You don't have to look too closely to realize that Adam McKay's work has always been at least a little bit political. But the director, writer and producer, best known for broad comedies like "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," ''Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," and "Step Brothers," turned some heads when he raised his hand to direct an adaptation of Michael Lewis's financial crisis book "The Big Short."

MUSIC-iLOVEMEMPHIS

LOS ANGELES -- You may not know the name iLoveMemphis, but you've likely heard the rapper's catchy track "Hit the Quan" or watched one of the viral videos featuring the song's playful dance. The song marked a breakthrough for the 22-year-old, who achieved a Top 20 pop hit with the tune and also performed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." By Nicole Evatt. AP Photos. AP Video.

THEATER-BROADWAYCON

NEW YORK -- If you're in midtown Manhattan late next month and see women in green makeup or folks strutting around in colonial outfits, fear not. They're attending the inaugural fan convention for Broadway. The three-day BroadwayCon -- sort of like a Comic Con for thespians -- promises to connect theater fans with stage stars, but also wants them to leave with more than an autograph. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. AP Photo.

With: THEATER-DADDY LONG LEGS.

STOLEN MOVIE SCRIPTS

NEW YORK -- A Bahamian man hacked into celebrities' email accounts to steal unreleased movie and TV scripts and sex tapes and peddled some of the scripts, boasting to an undercover agent that he had dossiers on at least 130 stars and bigshots in entertainment, sports and media, federal prosecutors in New York say. By Tom Hays.

PETS-THE DOGIST Q&A

LOS ANGELES -- Elias Weiss Friedman has photographed thousands of dogs for his blog and book "The Dogist." What sets his pictures apart is how human he makes his canines seem. He achieves the look by getting down on their level before shooting, making eye contact and creating a connection. By Sue Manning. AP Photos.

FEATURES:

TRAVEL TRIP-ESSENTIALS-SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO -- Some things in San Francisco never change. The Golden Gate Bridge is still, in fact, orange; Lombard Street still has eight hairpin turns in one block. But if it's been awhile since you were here, you'll be wowed by the Ferry Building's transformation. A rundown on attractions old, new and refurbished in one of the country's most vibrant, beautiful and exciting cities. By Michelle Locke. AP Photos.


Updated : 2021-06-25 18:30 GMT+08:00