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VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 2:40 pm

VENICE, Italy (AP) -- The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:...

`Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 2:40 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes....

Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 2:41 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers....

Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 2:41 pm

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend....

David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 2:40 pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education....

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 2:42 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections....

Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 2:40 pm

VENICE, Italy (AP) -- "Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music....

Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 12:20 pm

BEIJING (AP) -- Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday - more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas....

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