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August 24, 2017


Fox releases first ‘The Gifted’ trailer

Fox has released the first full-length trailer for it’s not X-Men — but totally X-Men — drama The Gifted. The Gifted follows a suburban couple, Reed and Caitlin Strucker (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker), whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run

Miss District of Columbia crowned as Miss USA

LAS VEGAS — The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. “I’m extremely thankful for this

The Latest: Japan Inc. sees no major impact from ransomware

TOKYO — The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries (all times local): 5:15 a.m. A Japanese nonprofit says computers at 600 locations had been hit in the global “ransomware” cyberattack. Nissan Motor Co. confirmed Monday some units had been targeted, but there was no major impact on its business. Source:

Venezuelans again shut down capital to protest government

CARACAS, Venezuela — Thousands of protesters hauled folding chairs, beach umbrellas and coolers onto main roads across Venezuela Monday for a national sit-in. The “sit-in against the dictatorship” is the latest in a month and a half of street demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro that have left dozens dead. Many Caracas businesses were closed and

China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping has appealed to foreign leaders at a forum on a Chinese trade initiative to resist pressure to close markets. Xi called on Monday for governments to pursue “greater openness and cooperation” and “reject protectionism.” He was speaking to leaders and other officials from Asia, Europe and Africa at the event

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