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Box office reaches new record, but international sales flat

BY JAKE COYLE NEW YORK (AP) — The Motion Picture Association of America said Wednesday that the worldwide box office reached a record $38.6 billion in 2016, though international revenues were essentially stagnant. The MPAA’s annual report showed a global increase of .5 percent in ticket sales from 2015. While China, the world’s second-largest market after the U.S., has long been a priority of Hollywood, it dropped 3 percent last year with $6.6 billion in ticket sales. Box office in North America hit a record $11.4 billion, although the increase of $300 million was due largely to rising ticket...

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Local Describes Empowerment in Women

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A local clinic receives with open arms those looking for a second chance. It’s there we found Maria Barrera, a counselor and therapist, who shares with us her story and the many cases of domestic violence she has seen here in the valley and how women have overcome. Maria Barrera is a valley native who decided to dedicate her life to service. She says she faced obstacles along the way including discrimination. We asked her how a day like today, international women’s could bring empowerment. Maria Barrera is a National Certified Counselor who served in the...

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Not Even Border Can Divide Them

U.S./MEXICO BORDER (KFXV) — Marriages between international bridges have been happening for several years but haven’t been in the spotlight.. until now. This can speed up the immigration process and all that is required is a marriage certificate from a county court where one of the fiances’ resides– where they marry is their choice. Judge Ramiro Guillen says since Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States, the number of couples that have married between international bridges has increased. Recommended: No...

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International Kidnapping Charges for Brownsville Man

Brownsville (KFXV) — A Brownsville man is arrested for taking off to Mexico City with his child and charged by authorities with international parental kidnapping. Authorities arrested, 36-year-old, Ismail Khaleel Al Gebory after receiving a criminal complaint in Brownsville alleging Al Gebory had taken the child after a weekend visitation. The mother has sole custody of the child while Al Gebory has regular visitation rights. When Al Gebory picked up the child and did not return her that weekend, the mother contacted authorities telling them Al Gebory had relatives in Iraq ,according to charges. The criminal complaint further alleges...

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US musician makes mics in Russia using Kalashnikov machinery

NATALIA SUVOROVA – ASSOCIATED PRESS TULA, Russia (AP) — Claims of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they’ve given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones. “We give free hacking lessons with these microphones,” he tells potential buyers in Los Angeles. “Watch what you say because they never turn off.” Brown, who’s often toured Russia with his band Brazzaville, teamed up with fan Pavel Bazdyrev in 2013 to start making top-end musical equipment in Bazdyrev’s home city of Tula, which is dominated by the Russian defense industry....

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Congressional Delegation Meets with LUPE

SAN JUAN (KFXV) — Also visiting the valley were a delegation of congressmen meeting at La Union Del Pueblo Entero’s headquarters — listening to concerns from community members, specifically, those regarding the anti-immigrant policies of President Trump, that include the increase of ICE detentions being reported and plans for a border wall. Congressman Filemon Vela said that in Washington his democratic colleagues and some Republicans are against the construction of the President’s border wall. The delegation of congressmen will continue their work here in the valley all this week; including a visit to international bridges to talk about bi-national...

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Altering heredity to fight disease?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect designer babies any time soon – but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells. What’s called genome editing already is transforming biological research, and being used to develop treatments for patients struggling with a range of diseases. The science is nowhere near ready for what would be a huge next step – altering sperm, eggs or embryos so that babies don’t inherit a disease that runs in the family,...

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Doping report details ‘institutional conspiracy’ in Russia

LONDON (AP) — A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren said Friday the conspiracy involved the Russian Sports Ministry, national anti-doping agency and the FSB intelligence service, providing further details of state involvement in a massive program of cheating and cover-ups that ran on an "unprecedented scale" from 2011-15. "It is impossible to know just how deep and how far back this conspiracy goes," McLaren...

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MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport’s industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency. After days of near round-the-clock talks, negotiators reached a verbal agreement about 3 1/2 hours before the expiration of the current pact. Then they worked to draft a memorandum of understanding, which must be ratified by both sides. “It’s great! Another five years of uninterrupted baseball,” Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt said in a text message. In...

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Brightest moon in almost 69 years lights up sky around globe

BEIJING (AP) — The brightest moon in almost 69 years is lighting up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe. The phenomenon known as the supermoon reached its peak luminescence in North America before dawn on Monday. Its zenith in Asia and the South Pacific was Monday night. Across the international dateline in New Zealand, it was to reach its brightest after midnight Tuesday local time. The moon orbits the Earth in an oval shape. The moon will be at its brightest this week because it is coming closer to the Earth along its elliptical...

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