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'The Lion King' bites off $185 million debut, a July record

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:18am

If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it.

South Africa's president responds to critical report

Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:09am

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will urgently challenge in court a report by the country's corruption watchdog that found he misled lawmakers about a contribution to his presidential campaign.

An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:02am

An exit poll in Ukraine's parliamentary election shows the president's party getting 43.9% of the nationwide vote.

Jackson contractor arrested; suspected in Idaho burglaries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:51am

A Wyoming home construction contractor has been arrested after skipping a court appearance on police claims that he stole $50,000 worth of property from his landlord.

In some states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:39am

Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall.

Utah children test their business skills at downtown market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:31am

Homemade slime, pancakes and wands were just some of the goods for sale at a downtown Logan entrepreneur market where kids hone their business savvy.

Hotels become latest battleground over immigration detention

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:54am

There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels.

Plan would make coastal mansions eligible for disaster aid

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:39am

On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid.

America's got scallops: Catch is up, consumers shelling out

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 6:29am

America's harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand and the value of the fishery has surged in recent years.

Lufthansa resumes flights to Cairo after safety pause

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:25am

Lufthansa has resumed flying to Cairo following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns.

The Latest: Germany urges diplomacy amid Gulf tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:57am

The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):

UK Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:41am

British Treasury chief Philip Hammond said Sunday that he will quit if — as widely expected — Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week on a promise to leave the European Union with or without a divorce deal.

Libya's largest oil field shut down over pipeline closure

Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:47am

Libya's national oil company has suspended operations at the country's largest oil field over the "unlawful" closure of a pipeline valve, in a country torn by war between rival authorities in the east and west, each backed by various militias.

With Boris Johnson tipped to win PM race, UK eyes rocky ride

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:23am

Britain is getting a new prime minister. Buckle up for a rocky ride.

US concerned over China's 'interference' in South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:32pm

The United States said it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty.

Death toll rises to 15 in Chinese gas plant explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:46pm

Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured.

Passengers on Southwest flight get Nintendo Switch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:44pm

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight got more than a small bottle of water when they boarded their plane.

The Latest: Marvel boss says Mahershala Ali is 'Blade'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:28pm

The Latest on developments at San Diego Comic-Con (all times local):

Portman is Thor, Ali is Blade and more from Marvel's Phase 4

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:09pm

"Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and diversity.

China launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:43pm

Trading starts Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington.