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Netflix announces film release dates in star-studded rollout

Netflix revealed its latest rollout of star-studded new films, with movies featuring Idris Elba, Adam Sandler and Michelle Yeoh topping its list of releases in the coming monthsNetflix revealed its latest rollout of star-studded new films Tuesday, with movies featuring Idris Elba, Adam Sandler and Michelle Yeoh topping its list of releases in the coming months. Written by award-winning Cary Fukunaga and starring British Golden Globe winner Elba, the film will be released globally on Netflix, and in select US theaters. "The Ridiculous Six," a comic western starring Sandler, Luke Wilson and Nick Nolte will hit Netflix on December 11 -- the first of four Sandler films to broadcast exclusively by the service.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:00:53 -0400
Popular ice caves draw thousands each year; can be dangerous

The Big Four Ice Caves in Washington are devoid of visitors Tuesday, July 7, 2015. On Tuesday, crews were trying to recover the body of a 34-year-old woman buried when rock and ice fell at the back of the cave. The ice caves area is prone to avalanches, falling rocks and ice, and visitors are urged not to leave the trail or enter the caves. (Mark Mulligan/The Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDITVERLOT, Wash. (AP) Thousands of visitors each year make the easy 1-mile trek to glimpse spectacular snow and ice formations at the Big Four Ice Caves in Washington state.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:57:13 -0400
The Latest: Pope presses call for new economic world order

A performer poses for the camera as she waits for the arrival of the Pontiff in San Francisco square, Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Francis is scheduled to meet with members of Ecuador's civil society and give and address in San Francisco Church. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)QUITO, Ecuador (AP) Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:52:25 -0400
Education Dept. dismisses Asian groups' complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) The Education Department on Tuesday dismissed a complaint against Harvard University by some Asian-American groups who say the university uses racial quotas to keep out high-scoring Asians.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:52:12 -0400
US women, fans celebrate World Cup triumph

Fans celebrate at the US Women's World Cup soccer team championship rally, at LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, California, July 7, 2015Thousands of cheering fans turned a section of downtown Los Angeles into a sea of red, white and blue Tuesday in celebrating the US victory in the Women's World Cup. Waving flags and chanting "U-S-A, U-S-A," spectators began arriving at 5 a.m. outside Staples Center arena to get a prime position at the front of the stage to cheer their beloved football heroes after their record third World Cup title and first in 16 years. "Every day we call ourselves champions and it never gets old," Carli Lloyd, voted the Golden Ball as player of the tournament, told the crowd.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:52:10 -0400
Pope: Duty to protect planet, calls for 'social justice' on resources

Pope Francis drives past the faithfuls as security reaches out to stop a woman trying to approach the Popemobile during his arrival at Parque Samanes where he will celebrate mass in GuayaquilBy Philip Pullella and Girish Gupta QUITO (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Tuesday said protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty and called for a new "social justice" where access to the earth's resources would be based on equality instead of economic interests. In back-to-back speeches on the third day of his trip to Ecuador, the pope made his first full-court press on environmental issues since the publication last month of his landmark ecology encyclical "Laudato Si.". Speaking before a group that included indigenous people of the Equatorial Amazon, he also renewed his call for special protection for the area because of its vital importance to the planet's ecosystem.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:49:32 -0400
Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal

Newly appointed Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos is welcomed by Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem and French Finance Minister Sapin at a euro zone finance ministers meeting on the situation in Greece in BrusselsBy Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin. "The stark reality is that we have only five days left ... Until now I have avoided talking about deadlines, but tonight I have to say loud and clear that the final deadline ends this week," European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has until Friday to present the proposal, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hoped to have convincing reform commitments from Tsipras on Thursday so she could ask the German parliament to authorize negotiations on a new aid program.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:45:15 -0400
Rain makes annual Detroit-area Mud Day for kids even muddier

Caprise Debose, left, and Kaliyah Watson, of Westland, play together during the annual Mud Day at Nankin Mills Park in Westland, Mich. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (David Guralnick/The Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT - HUFFINGTON POST OUT - NO MAGS - NO SALES- NO ARCHIVE - MANDATORY CREDITWESTLAND, Mich. (AP) A steady downpour made this one of the muddiest Mud Days yet.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:44:32 -0400
2nd defense expert says theater shooter was legally insane

In this image taken from video, accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, second from left, listens to testimony by Dr. Raquel Gur, right, during his trial, in Centennial, Colo., Monday, July 6, 2015. Gur, a nationally known schizophrenia expert took the stand in James Holmes' defense Monday. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) A second defense expert testified Tuesday that the Colorado theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn't tell right from wrong at the time he opened fire on a packed auditorium, killing 12 people and injuring 70.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:41:17 -0400
Public finally gets pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach'

FILE - In this July 27, 2002 file photo, beachgoers walk past Hollywood mogul David Geffen's home on Carbon Beach in Malibu, Calif. A public accessway to the beach was established next to Geffen's home in 2005. It may be called Billionaires Beach, but the pristine views along one of Malibus most exclusive coastlines are now more accessible. After a decade-long legal fight that pitted public access advocates against a wealthy homeowner who refused to build a path, the California Coastal Commission will open a third accessway a few hundred yards down the beach from Geffen's home Tuesday, July 7, 2015.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)MALIBU, Calif. (AP) With a bright blue sign that reads "Beach Access" on an open gate replacing what used to be private property, the public now has access to Malibu's so-called "Billionaires' Beach."

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