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ROME (AP) " Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is clarifying details about the infamous butter rape scene in the "Last Tango in Paris." Bertolucci says the only novelty sprung on actress Maria Schneider was the butter " not the simulated rape, which he said was written into the script. A Bertolucci statement carried by the ANSA news agency said that "some people thought, and think, that Maria wasn't informed about the rape. False! Maria knew everything because she had read it...

Updated at 9:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday. Republicans say that won't happen because they are...

Updated at 9:51 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients. Such tests could have...

Updated at 9:47 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EARTHQUAKE ROCKS INDONESIA'S ACEH PROVINCE The 6.5-magnitude temblor kills at least 97 people and sparks a frantic rescue...

Updated at 9:44 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The Syrian government says Israel has launched several surface-to-surface missiles that hit near a military airport west of Damascus, triggering a...

Updated at 9:40 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry says U.S. Secretary State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are meeting for talks later in the day. Maria Zakharova said at a news conference Wednesday that...

Updated at 9:37 AM

LONDON (AP) " Another Beckham has stepped into the limelight. Cruz, the 11-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, has released his debut single, a holiday-themed pop track titled "If Every Day Was Christmas." Beckham previewed...

Updated at 9:35 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) " Greek journalists are striking to protest austerity measures, pulling all television and radio news broadcasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike expected to shut down services across the...

Updated at 9:29 AM

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) " A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Maj. Gen. Tatang...

Updated at 8:23 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup. The low-cost device was tested in Spain...

Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 7:58 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. A poet who texted her father Kurt Vonnegut lines. A music manager known for her love for nail art. They were among the 36 people killed when...

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