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Video: HBO to Air Documentary to Help Kids Understand 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — For students from elementary to high school, the Sept. 11 terrorist attack isn’t a memory. It’s history. A new HBO documentary that debuts on the event’s 18th anniversary treats it that way.

This image released by HBO shows a New York City Fireman speaking to children in a scene from the documentary "What Happened on September 11," a short film aimed at young people to explain to them what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. The program debuts on Wednesday. (HBO via AP)

Puerto Rico: FEMA Officials Arrested in Hurricane Relief Fraud Case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud in the efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Dr. Ahsha Tribble,the Deputy Regional Administrator for FEMA Region II.

Opera Union Launches Investigation into Placido Domingo Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — The union that represents opera performers and staff has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will delve into them sufficiently themselves.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, opera star Placido Domingo salutes spectators at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary. The union that represents opera performers has launched its own investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Domingo, saying it cannot be sure that opera companies will …

Director of MIT’s Media Lab Steps Down over Epstein Ties

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resigned Saturday, and the school’s president ordered an independent investigation amid an uproar over the lab’s ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.


‘Joker’ Wins Top Venice Film Festival Prize

Todd Phillips’ dark comic book film “Joker” won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season.

Niko Tavernise - © 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

11 More Women Accuse Opera Legend Plácido Domingo of Sexual Harassment

The glittering production was a high point of the Washington Opera’s 1999-2000 season: Jules Massenet’s “Le Cid,” about a legendary Spanish conqueror, starring a tenor legendary in his own right — Placido Domingo, then the company’s artistic director.

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 file photo, singer Placido Domingo, center, performs the opera "Simon Boccanegra" by Giuseppe Verdi at the Staatsoper in Berlin, Germany. Eight opera singers and a dancer have told The Associated Press that they were sexually harassed by Domingo, one of the most …

Hollywood Summer Box Office Down 2 Percent Despite Disney Dominance

NEW YORK (AP) — Never before has one studio so dominated summer at the movies. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters on the season, which came to a close Sunday with the Gerard Butler action thriller “Angel Has Fallen” topping the box office for the second weekend.


Authorities Recover 4 Bodies Near California Boat Fire

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a raging fire swept through a dive-boat off the Southern California coast were recovered Monday as authorities said more than two dozen others remained missing and feared dead.

Coast Guard crews leave the U.S. Coast Guard Station Channel Islands in Oxnard, Calif., Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Authorities have recovered the bodies of several people who died after a raging fire swept through a dive-boat, which sank off the Southern California coast Monday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)