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LOS ANGELES – Doris Day, a leading box office star of the mid-20th century who achieved indelible fame in big-screen bedroom farces and put a sunny face on the working woman in postwar America, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, Calif., home. The foundation said she was surrounded by close friends.…

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By Nardine Saad Luke Perry, the actor best known as bad-boy heartthrob Dylan McKay from the 1990s TV drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has died. He was 52. Publicist Arnold Robinson confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Perry died Monday after suffering a massive stroke. Perry “was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minn…

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By David Ng Netflix is kicking off 2019 with higher subscription prices for its U.S. customers, with the most popular plan rising to $12.99 a month from $10.99. The streaming service is hiking prices 13 percent to 18 percent across all three of its subscription tiers. The price of the most expensive plan, which offers Ultra HD picture, is rising to $15.99 a month fro…

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By Eli Stokols and Tracy Wilkinson UNITED NATIONS– President Donald Trump used his second address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to blast Iran’s leaders for sowing “havoc and slaughter” in Syria and Yemen, and called on world leaders to help isolate the regime. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” Trump said. “They do not respect thei…

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By Matt Pearce and Molly Hennessy-Fiske JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The winner of a video gaming competition in Buffalo in February 2017 is the suspect in the fatal shooting of two people at a video gaming tournament here Sunday, turning a football competition waged in a virtual domain into the chaotic scene of a double murder. The shooting suspect, a gamer attending the …

By Richard Winton, Jack Dolan, Harriet Ryan and Christine Mai-Duc LOS ANGELES—A gunman who opened fire outside a Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake near downtown Los Angeles was in custody after a tense standoff that claimed the life of one woman inside the store. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the death, saying the woman was pulled out of the store by authorities and declar…

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By David G. Savage WASHINGTON – Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the Supreme Court centrist who for a generation has cast the deciding vote in the biggest cases, plans to retire, giving President Donald Trump a chance to shift the court sharply to the right. Kennedy, 81, will leave the court effective July 31, the court said in a statement Wednesday. Kennedy's decision…

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By David G. Savage WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court dealt labor unions a sharp defeat Wednesday, ruling that teachers, police officers and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions. By a 5 to 4 vote, the justices overturned a 41-year-old precedent and ruled that the 1st Amendment protects these employees from being required to …

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By Stephen Battaglio Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has died of an apparent suicide, CNN announced Friday morning. He was 61. The network said Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in Strausbourg, France, where he had been at work on an episode of his CNN travel series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.” CNN said it was a death by hanging. French chef Eric Ripe…

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By JOHN KOBLIN ABC canceled the hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday hours after the show’s star and co-creator, Roseanne Barr, posted a racist tweet about a former top adviser to President Barack Obama who is black. Early on Tuesday, Barr posted a comment about Valerie Jarrett, the former adviser to Obama, that said if “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a …

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By Geoffrey Mohan An unusually virulent strain of E. coli bacteria on romaine lettuce has sent 31 people to hospitals in 16 states, and health officials are urging consumers to throw out any of the lettuce they may have bought recently. No grower or distributor has been identified as the source of the outbreak, which has been traced to the Yuma, Ariz., area where Cal…

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By Meg James After sitting on the sidelines for a few seasons, the Fox broadcast network has scored the rights to the NFL's Thursday Night Football franchise. The NFL and Fox announced the five-year partnership Wednesday morning, providing Fox with 11 weeks of Thursday night games beginning this fall. Fox will air the Week 4 through Week 15 games, with the exception …

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By Jaclyn Cosgrove and Sonali Kohli LOS ANGELES _ Wildfires fanned by sustained Santa Ana winds continued to wreak havoc across Southern California on Friday as blazes in San Diego and Ventura counties destroyed more than 500 structures, sent more than 120,000 people fleeing for their lives and left thousands without power. In northern San Diego County, the Lilac fir…

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By Hugo Martin To raise funding for maintenance and repairs, the National Park Service said Tuesday it is considering raising vehicle entrance fees by up to 180 percent at the nation’s most popular parks during the peak visiting season. Under the plan to raise funding to fix roads, bridges, campgrounds and bathrooms, the federal agency is proposing a $70 fee for each…

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By Lisa Mascaro and Noam N. Levey WASHINGTON – As members of Congress searched for a way forward on health care legislation, the rubble from the collapse of the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act continued to impede progress. Senate Republicans, emerging from their weekly policy lunch, said they would not move ahead with a vote on the most recen…