AP NewsBreak: Study says films exclude women, Hispanics


LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever.

  • Written by By LINDSEY BAHR , AP Film Writer

IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building. The assault set off a four-hour firefight that ended only after Afghan security forces said they had killed all the attackers.

  • Written by By AMIR SHAH , Associated Press

Thousands to be evacuated from Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT (AP) — Scores of buses and ambulances arrived at the Lebanon-Syria border Monday for the second phase of an exchange between Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and Syria's al-Qaida affiliate that would lead to the resettlement of thousands of refugees in Syria.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press

Turnout in Venezuela assembly vote another point of conflict

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted to create a constitutional assembly endowing President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party with virtually unlimited powers — a turnout more than double that estimated by outsiders and by opponents who derided the announcement.

  • Written by By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN , Associated Press