Amazon buys 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' at Sundance for $14M

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million. ...

Guantanamo hearing in Sept. 11 case abruptly ends

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A weeklong pretrial hearing in the Sept. 11 terrorism case at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has ended ahead of schedule because of what an official says...

Amazon picks up CIA torture investigation film 'The Report'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film "The Report." Vice produced the film and...

Before Venezuela, US has long involvement in Latin America

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him. While the U.S. says it's trying to rescue Venezuela's democracy, Washington has a long histor...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2019. There are 340 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 19...

Before Venezuela, US has long involvement in Latin America

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him. While the U.S. says it's trying to rescue Venezuela's democracy, Washington has a long histor...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2019. There are 342 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 23,...

Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in 'Argo' dead at 78

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo," has died. He was 78. ...

Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars...

Shah of Iran modernized his nation but vacillated in crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's Russia probe has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details un...

AP WAS THERE: Shah leaves Iran as 1979 revolution looms

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran's powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home, setting the stage for the country's 1979 Islamic Rev...

Barr as attorney general: old job, very different Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America's biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The "Age of A...

Pompeo says US diplomats' morale 'good' despite shutdown

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American diplomats are upbeat despite the government shutdown that has left many of them working without pay, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday. ...

Trump AG pick poised to reclaim old job in a changed capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America's biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The "Age of A...