Morning Update
Being Informed
AP Analysis: Gaza flare-up driven by deep misery in strip
ALONG THE ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER (AP) The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across what looks like an international border, inflicting casualties while claiming concerns of a mass breach of the barrier. This is an AP analysis on the roots of the conflict in Gaza.
Apr 15 12:04PM AP . . .more "Humanitarian Crisis "

Missouri governor banks on public backing in not resigning
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Accused of sexual and political misconduct, Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defying calls to resign from top lawmakers in his own party while instead banking on steady support from the voters who backed his populist campaign against "corrupt insiders" and "career politicians.
Apr 18 10:30PM AP . . .more "Law & Lawmakers "

The Latest: House Democrat again asks Greitens to resign
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
Apr 17 5:17PM AP . . .more "Law & Lawmakers "

The Latest: Trump: Barbara Bush a 'titan in American life
HOUSTON (AP) The Latest on former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):
Apr 19 2:38AM AP . . .more "Europe "

LaMarre's single lifts Twins over Indians 2-1 in 16 innings
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Ryan LaMarre started this series as Minnesota's extra player. He got the Twins a split in extra innings, and gave Eddie Rosario a memory he'll never forget.
Apr 19 5:00AM AP . . .more "Latin America "

Enjoying Life
Review: The prank-loving cops of 'Super Troopers' return
A goofy sense of inconsequentiality is an underappreciated trait in comedies. There's an abiding charm to movies so low in their stakes and so loose in their order that they feel as if at any moment they might fall apart. Films like "Caddyshack" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" are good examples, but outside of the loose absurdities of some of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's films ("Step Brothers," ''Anchorman") most of today's big-screen comedies are more conceptually tidy.
Apr 18 4:04PM AP . . .more "AP Entertainment "

Review: 'Wolfman' Washington's album is deeply New Orleans
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, "My Future Is My Past" (Anti-Records)
Apr 18 1:48PM AP . . .more "AP Entertainment "

Review: Road trips and redemption in Netflix's 'Kodachrome
The characters in the new film "Kodachrome ," a good-natured if by-the-numbers road trip and relationship drama with Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen and Ed Harris, are enchanted by the analog. Music is to be listened to on vinyl. Maps are to be read, and not by Siri, to get to a destination.
Apr 17 6:45PM AP . . .more "AP Entertainment "

The man who cannot forget returns in Baldacci's 'The Fallen
The Fallen" (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci
Apr 17 12:19PM AP . . .more "Media Insider "

The Art of the Wasted Day' explores silence and solitude
The Art of the Wasted Day" (Viking), by Patricia Hampl
Apr 17 1:35PM AP . . .more "Media Insider "

Getting Ahead
North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinks
TOKYO (AP) Imagine a national budget that reflects steady growth, gives a healthy boost to science and technology while reserving big slices of the overall pie to defense and social spending. It's generous with infrastructure improvements, and is certain of unquestioning, unanimous approval in parliament.
Apr 19 3:17AM AP . . .more "Big Company News "

Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion
PHILADELPHIA (AP) U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet.
Apr 19 2:25AM AP . . .more "Big Company News "

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater.
Apr 19 5:25AM AP . . .more "Big Company News "

Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo
For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe?
Apr 19 4:42AM AP . . .more "Big Company News "

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct
TOKYO (AP) A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday after being accused of sexual misconduct in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals.
Apr 19 1:23AM AP . . .more "Big Company News "

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