NEW YORK | Box office top 20: ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

NEW YORK— Sony Pictures‘ “Spider-Man” spinoff “Venom” and Bradley Cooper’s acclaimed remake “A Star Is Born” fueled the best-ever October weekend at North American theaters. Both films debuted above expectations. “Venom,” starring Tom Hardy as the comic-book antihero, opened with $80.3 million, according to final studio figures Monday. Sony’s opening effort to create a larger […]

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YAOUNDE, Cameroon | Cameroon opposition leader claims victory; results not given

YAOUNDE, Cameroon— As Cameroon electoral workers counted votes, an opposition candidate proclaimed himself the victor of the nation’s election, despite warnings from the electoral commission that only the Constitutional Council can legally announce the winner of the presidential race. Cameroon Renaissance Movement party candidate Maurice Kamto on Monday made the announcement in Yaounde, a day […]

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SOFIA, Bulgaria | The Latest: UN’s Guterres notes violence against journalists

SOFIA, Bulgaria  — The Latest on the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian journalist (all times local): 10:00 p.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on governments to ensure “accountability” for crimes against journalists such as the “grisly murder and rape.” — including Bulgarian TV reporter Viktoria Marinova. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday […]

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Missouri News: Statement from State Auditor’s Office on response from Missouri Sheriffs’ Association

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri State Auditor‘s Office released the following statement on the response by the Missouri’s Sheriffs’ Association to the audit of Missouri’s sexual offender registration (SOR) program: It’s unfortunate that the Sheriffs’ Association decided to weigh in this way. During the audit process, audit staff met with the head of the […]

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