In a race against time, Ridley Scott cuts out Kevin Spacey


NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Damon walked onto the set of "The Martian" one morning to find Ridley Scott speaking into multiple walkie-talkies and directing an army of camera operators.

  • Written by By JAKE COYLE , AP Film Writer

Report: IS leader may be in eastern Syrian city of Boukamal


BEIRUT (AP) — A media outlet linked to the Syrian military said Friday that the Islamic State group's leader may be holed up in an IS pocket in the eastern town of Boukamal, which government forces and their allies recaptured this week before losing parts of it later.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press

EU adds haste with call for UK Brexit progress in 2 weeks


BRUSSELS (AP) — As if British Prime Minister Theresa May wasn't facing enough pressure at home, the European Union piled on more Friday by insisting there must be real progress in the Brexit talks in the next two weeks if Britain wants negotiations to move on to future trade relations next month.

  • Written by By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

UN, aid groups warn of 'starvation and death' in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations and more than 20 aid groups said Thursday that the Saudi-led coalition's tightening of a blockade on war-torn Yemen could bring millions of people closer to "starvation and death."

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  • Written by By AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press

Report: Moore accused of sexual contact with 14-year old


WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman says Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for next month's U.S. Senate election, made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14, according to a Washington Post story Thursday.


  • Written by By STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press