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John Fithian, president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners, discusses diversity in current films at CinemaCon 2018, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 24, 2018 - 5:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two film industry leaders told theater owners Tuesday that are optimistic about the movie and theatrical exhibition business despite concerns about declining attendance and competition from streaming services. New MPAA chief Charles Rivkin and John Fithian, the president and CEO of...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks with reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. McConnell urged confirmation for President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 24, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders can't agree on much, but both say they want to dedicate weeks to passing legislation to fund the government next year — and avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill. For now, Majority...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, the Yahoo logo appears on a smartphone in Frankfurt, Germany. The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the action Tuesday, April 24, 2018, against the company, which is now called Altaba after its most valuable parts were sold to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion last year.. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
April 24, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the...
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April 24, 2018 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command. On a voice vote, the Senate approved Paul Nakasone for one of the nation's top intelligence posts. They also approved his military promotion to general...
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April 24, 2018 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 6.3 million people saw the premiere of Netflix's "Lost in Space" within the first three days that the streaming service made it available this month. That's a promising start for the remake, already one of the outlet's more popular series after the phenomenon of "...
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CORRECTS LOCATION TO WHITEHOUSE, NOT SWANTON - This March 2017 photo provided by Heidi Bisbee shows Carly Kudzia, 7, with her mother, Heather Unsinger, in Whitehouse, Ohio. Carly participated in a study suggesting that the drug lonafarnib may extend life for children with progeria, a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging. Other kids "always think I'm a baby," Carly says. But "I'm a regular kid." (Heidi Bisbee via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 3:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients, a study suggests. The small, preliminary study isn't proof the drug works and it found only a small benefit:...
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April 24, 2018 - 2:49 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease. Jynarque (jihn-AR'-kew), from Japan's Otsuka Pharmaceutical, was approved Tuesday for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease...
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Employees of Amazon protest in front of German publisher Axel Springer's headquarters, where CEO Jeff Bezos is to be presented with an award for his "visionary entrepreneurship" in online business and digitalization strategy at the Washington Post, in Berlin, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties says she plans to join a protest against working conditions at Amazon during a visit by company CEO Jeff Bezos to Berlin. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, argued that Amazon's tax practices and working conditions aren't worthy of a prize. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 24, 2018 - 2:35 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos' visit to Berlin on Tuesday. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, said she would take part in the demonstration...
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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2018 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 2:07 p.m. Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street as big technology and industrial companies take heavy losses. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 600 points Tuesday, weighed down by sharp drops in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, Mick Mulvaney speaks during a news conference after his first day as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington. The Dodd-Frank Act created a “Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” in 2010. But, except for the occasional court filing, the bureau was consistently referred to as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB. Mulvaney took over the CFPB as acting director in late November. Since then, the bureau has increasingly referred to itself as the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, or by the acronym “BCFP.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 24, 2018 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dead. Long live the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. That's the message the Trump administration is pushing, at least, in what on the surface seems like a minor tweak to the name of the federal consumer watchdog agency created...
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