AP Top Stories June 16

AP Top Stories June 16

Here are the top stories for Sunday, June 16th: Pompeo pushing for diplomacy with Iran; Tens of millions in the dark in South America; Hong Kong's chief executive apologizes; OJ Simpson gets on Twitter.
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Blackout affects tens of millions in South America

Blackout affects tens of millions in South America

A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid.
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OJ on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

OJ on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do'

O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do."
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Today in History for June 16th

Today in History for June 16th

Highlights of this day in history: Abraham Lincoln says America cannot remain divided over slavery; Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space; Deadly Soweto riots erupt in South Africa; Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects.
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AP Top Stories June 15

AP Top Stories June 15

Here's the latest for Saturday, June 14th: First mass in fire-damaged Notre Dame cathedral; HK leader shelves extradition bill; Tearful Amanda Knox accuses media of creating a false story; Zoo animals enjoy cold treats as Rome swelters.
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Tearful Knox: Media created false story around me

Tearful Knox: Media created false story around me

Amanda Knox on Saturday accused the media of having created a false narrative around her, depicting her as guilty despite her proven innocence.
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Today in History for June 15th

Today in History for June 15th

Highlights of this day in history: England's King John signs the Magna Carta; A deadly steamboat fire in New York City; Jordan's King Hussein weds American Lisa Halaby; Arlington National Cemetery created; Singer Ella Fitzgerald dies.
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'Plus One' is rare indie rom-com with Trump connection

'Plus One' is rare indie rom-com with Trump connection

Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was set to finance the film "Plus One" at one point -- but departed to work for Donald Trump before it got off the ground.
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Sienna Miller says 'American Woman' was hard, cathartic

Sienna Miller says 'American Woman' was hard, cathartic

Actress Sienna Miller says making her intense missing-child drama "American Woman" was "hard on everyone -- but also cathartic"
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Prosecutors to retry Kellen Winslow Jr. for rape

Prosecutors to retry Kellen Winslow Jr. for rape

A judge denied a defense request that former NFL player Kellen Winslow be released on $1 million bail after prosecutor said that while free on bail last January he approached an 18-year-old. The new trial is set for Sept. 30.
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Composer Alan Menken's secrets to modernizing 'Aladdin' tunes

Composer Alan Menken's secrets to modernizing 'Aladdin' tunes

Composer Alan Menken says he's "very protective" of his work on "Aladdin" and other classic Disney movies -- but also knows knows he can't be too protective.
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Beto O’Rourke visits Gullah Geechee Nation in SC

Beto O’Rourke visits Gullah Geechee Nation in SC

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke met held a roundtable discussion in Beaufort, South Carolina with members of the Gullah Geechee Nation.
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Why Mira Sorvino shared her date rape story now

Why Mira Sorvino shared her date rape story now

Actress Mira Sorvino revealed that she's a survivor of date rape in an attempt to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York. She explained the decision while promoting the upcoming action comedy "Stuber."
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Mena Massoud wasn't Disney's first choice to star in 'Aladdin'

Mena Massoud wasn't Disney's first choice to star in 'Aladdin'

"Aladdin" star Mena Massoud may not have been Disney's first choice to play the charming "street rat" in Guy Ritchie's live-action remake -- but he's making the most of it.
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Wong, Park share dads' advice ahead of Father's Day

Wong, Park share dads' advice ahead of Father's Day

With Father's Day this weekend in the U.S., the stars of "Always Be My Maybe" are sharing the best advice they've gotten from their own dads.
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Blues' hometown hero Maroon celebrates with family

Blues' hometown hero Maroon celebrates with family

Blues' hometown hero Maroon celebrates with family
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Pentagon chief: Iran not just a US problem

Pentagon chief: Iran not just a US problem

In response to attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iran is not just a U.S. problem. He said the U.S. goal is to "build international consensus to this international problem."
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N.C. teen shark attack victim upbeat about future

N.C. teen shark attack victim upbeat about future

17-year-old Paige Winter was attacked by a shark off the North Carolina coast earlier this month, losing a leg and part of her hand. Winter says she's going to be the "same old Paigy."
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AP Top Stories June 14

AP Top Stories June 14

Here's the latest for Friday June 14th: Trump accuses Iran of oil tank attacks; Brazilians begin general strike to protest pension reform; Amanda Knox attends festival in Italy and Pink Floyd guitarist puts some of his guitars up for auction.
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Saints Kamara wants to know game like QB Brees

Saints Kamara wants to know game like QB Brees

Saints running back Alvin Kamara and quarterback Drew Brees discuss Kamara's mental approach to football.
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David Gilmour Pink Floyd guitars at auction in NYC

David Gilmour Pink Floyd guitars at auction in NYC

David Gilmour of the seminal rock band Pink Floyd will be auctioning off more than 120 guitars through Christie's auction house in New York City on June 20.
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After US-Mexico trade spat, USMCA in now focus

After US-Mexico trade spat, USMCA in now focus

Whipsawing US trade tactics under President Donald Trump are running the risk of upending ratification of the new North American trade agreement.
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Michigan heads to College World Series

Michigan heads to College World Series

Michigan’s baseball team discusses its first College World Series appearance since 1984.
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Samantha Mewis discusses Chile

Samantha Mewis discusses Chile

U.S. National Team midfielder Samantha Mewis talks about preparing for Sunday’s match against Chile
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Crash spills cocoa on highway near Chicago

Crash spills cocoa on highway near Chicago

A crash involving two semi-trucks scattered cocoa powder and batteries on a freeway in northwestern Indiana and caused a massive traffic jam.
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Man being chased by officers falls from bridge

Man being chased by officers falls from bridge

Video from a police body camera shows a shooting suspect falling about 30 feet from a bridge in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as officers chased him.
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Trump: 'Of course' I'd tell FBI of foreign dirt

Trump: 'Of course' I'd tell FBI of foreign dirt

President Donald Trump said that "of course" he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. It was an apparent walkback from his earlier comments.
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Meet a cuddly baby dugong named Marium

Meet a cuddly baby dugong named Marium

A baby dugong that has developed an attachment to humans after getting lost in the ocean off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that she can one day fend for herself.
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ShowBiz Minute: Gooding Jr., Spears, SHOF

ShowBiz Minute: Gooding Jr., Spears, SHOF

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar; Britney Spears' ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order; Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall.
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On This Day: 14 June 1946

On This Day: 14 June 1946

In 1946, the future President of the United States - Donald Trump - was born in New York.
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Aniston to Sandler before kissing: ‘Oil up the beard’

Aniston to Sandler before kissing: ‘Oil up the beard’

When it came to their kissing scenes in Netflix's upcoming "Murder Mystery," Jennifer Aniston had one requirement of co-star Adam Sandler...
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Raptors beat Warriors, capture first NBA title

Raptors beat Warriors, capture first NBA title

The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2.
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AP Top Stories June 14

AP Top Stories June 14

Here's the latest for Friday June 14th: US military releases video said to be Iranian attack on tanker; Sarah Sanders leaving White House; Charges dropped in Flint lead-water investigation; Toronto Raptors win NBA Championship.
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Would a Hollywood boycott protect women's rights?

Would a Hollywood boycott protect women's rights?

Elizabeth Debicki, Erika Christensen, Lake Bell and Rosanna Arquette discuss an industry boycott of states passing restrictive abortion laws.
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Halsey's 'deeply personal' accomplishment

Halsey's 'deeply personal' accomplishment

Before her Songwriters Hall of Fame induction, Halsey says being recognized for her songwriting is most meaningful, while Nile Rodgers reveals why he took the SHOF chairman position.
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Justin, Halsey, Missy get inducted

Justin, Halsey, Missy get inducted

Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott and Halsey were some of the stars to get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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Fire destroys massive Texas mansion, 2 hurt

Fire destroys massive Texas mansion, 2 hurt

Authorities say a fire that destroyed a 10,000-square-foot mansion near Houston and injured two construction workers. Officials say more than 60 firefighters and medical personnel responded Thursday to the fire.
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New York state ends vaccine religious exemption

New York state ends vaccine religious exemption

New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure minutes after the final vote. Hundreds of parents of unvaccinated children protested at New York's Capitol.
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Pelosi: 'I feel really sorry' for Trump

Pelosi: 'I feel really sorry' for Trump

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she felt sorry for President Trump when he called her a "nasty, vindictive, horrible person," in an interview in Normandy, France, which he was visiting for D-Day commemorations.
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Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors' win

Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors' win

Thousands in Toronto cheered on the Raptors, who won their first NBA championship on Thursday night. The Raptors defeated the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors 114-110 on Thursday in Oakland, in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
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Today in History for June 14th

Today in History for June 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Nazi Germany's troops enter Paris during World War II; TWA Flight 847 hijacked; Stars and Stripes adopted as official U.S. flag; Leftist guerrilla Che Guevara and real estate mogul Donald Trump born.
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Video purports to show Iran removing ship mine

Video purports to show Iran removing ship mine

The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the Islamic Republic sought to remove evidence of ...
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Prosecutors drop charges against 8 in Flint crisis

Prosecutors drop charges against 8 in Flint crisis

Michigan prosecutors have dropped all criminal charges against eight people involved in the Flint water crisis, more than three years after investigators began examining what left the city's water system tainted with lead.
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Phil Mickelson discusses missed chances at US Open

Phil Mickelson discusses missed chances at US Open

Phil Mickelson talks about a few that got away during his opening-round 72 at the US Open on Thursday
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Breakdancers say getting into the Paris 2024 Olympics is ‘huge’

Breakdancers say getting into the Paris 2024 Olympics is ‘huge’

Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games.
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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. led by police in handcuffs

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. led by police in handcuffs

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was led by police in handcuffs Thursday. He was arrested an charged with forcible touching after a woman accused him of groping her at a New York City night spot.
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Death sentence for father who killed his 5 kids

Death sentence for father who killed his 5 kids

A jury in South Carolina has sentenced a father to death for killing his five children.
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Kim Kardashian assists Trump's justice reforms

Kim Kardashian assists Trump's justice reforms

Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House to promote efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce. Kardashian West announced a ride-sharing program to help former prisoners get transportation.
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