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Corden's 'Late Late Show' visits London, gets silly in Paris

Corden's 'Late Late Show' visits London, gets silly in Paris

LOS ANGELES — When James Corden takes his "The Late Late Show" to England, he does it up royally. He's yet to ask Queen Elizabeth to join him, but this week's London-based shows include British and U.S.
The Rock and other stars promote positivity at MTV awards

The Rock and other stars promote positivity at MTV awards

LOS ANGELES — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't make a household name for himself by conforming to someone else's idea of who he should be, an approach he encouraged others to take while accepting a top honour at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Powerful quake jolts northwest Japan, tsunami warning issued

TOKYO — A powerful earthquake has jolted northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake Tuesday night registered magnitude 6.
La Scala board agrees on new manager, ending uncertainty

La Scala board agrees on new manager, ending uncertainty

Milan's mayor says that the board of the La Scala opera house has agreed on a new general manager to succeed Austrian Alexander Pereira, whose five-year mandate expires in February.
Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

LOS ANGELES — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that dream is coming true.
Correction: Steel Plant-Pollution story

Correction: Steel Plant-Pollution story

In a story June 17 about a fire at U.S. Steel's Pennsylvania coke plant, The Associated Press reported erroneously the impact of the mishap on the neighbourhood's air quality.

Group seeks hate crime probe of Ali mural vandalism

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Muslim advocacy group wants Kentucky authorities to investigate vandalism on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali as a possible hate crime.
Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S.
China's Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

China's Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill.
Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

BEIJING — A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning.