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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's splitsville for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. They say they've decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage. A joint statement from them says the decision comes after careful consideration. They say they remain committed to co-parenting their three young kids Violet, Seraphina and Samuel. When Affleck accepted the best picture Oscar for "Argo" he said marriage was "work, but it's the best kind of work." Now it seems that work is done. The statement says it would be their only comment on a "private, family matter."


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Jamie Friar

It's splitsville for actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, as the AP Jamie Friar reports. ((opens with sound))

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Here are Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, in a scene from the 2003 film "Daredevil." ((longer version of cut in wrap))

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Jennifer Garner, actress

In an October 2007 interview, actress Jennifer Garner said and her husband, Ben Affleck, saw different career paths for each other.

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Jennifer Garner, actress

In an April 2009 interview, actress Jennifer Garner said as a working mom, she had help all around from her family.

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Ben Affleck, actor

In a September 2010 interview, actor Ben Affleck said he didn't cast Jennifer Garner as his love interest in the movie "The Town," because he didn't want another "Gigli," where he starred with Jennifer Lopez.

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Ben Affleck

In June 2012, Ben Affleck said his life was great.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump is hitting Univision with a-half billion dollar suit. Univision pulled the plug on its coverage of the Miss USA pageant after Trump said some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists. The suit claims Univision is violating Trump's First Amendment rights. Univision says in a statement the lawsuit is "factually false and legally ridiculous."


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oscar-winner and show biz veteran Michael Douglas is siding with NBC. He says the network "absolutely" made the right move in cutting ties to GOP hopeful and reality star Donald Trump. But Douglas isn't too surprised by Trump's controversial statements concerning Mexican immigrants. Douglas says, "The Donald is the Donald." Douglas made the comments this week at the premiere of his new film "Ant-Man."


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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas says Donald Trump is trying to get attention in a crowded GOP field.

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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas says NBC did the right thing by cutting ties to Donald Trump.

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Michael Pena, actor

Actor Michael Pena, whose parents emigrated from Mexico, says Donald Trump's attempt to get publicity has backfired.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The Miss USA pageant has now lost all of its co-hosts. "Dancing with the Stars"' Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts have pulled out of the pageant. Both NBC and Univision have announced they won't air the July 12 pageant. The Miss USA pageant had no specifics on who might host but said the beauty contest would be live-streamed on its website.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Lester Holt is off to a good start as the permanent anchor of NBC's "Nightly News." The newscast was number one last week, averaging 8 million viewers. ABC's "World News Tonight" was next, followed by the "CBS Evening News." Overall, the latest Nielsen ratings show "America's Got Talent" on NBC was the week's most watched program. A rerun of CBS' "NCIS" was second, followed by "Celebrity Family Feud" on ABC.

Rewind Time

July 01, 2015 07:08 GMT

Today is Wednesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2015. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day.

Today's Highlight in History:

On July 1, 1940, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state opened to traffic despite concerns over its tendency to "bounce" in windy conditions, inspiring the nickname "Galloping Gertie" (four months later, the suspension bridge's main section collapsed into Puget Sound).

On this date:

In 1535, Sir Thomas More went on trial in England, charged with high treason for rejecting the Oath of Supremacy. (More was convicted, and executed.)

In 1863, the pivotal, three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in a Union victory, began in Pennsylvania.

In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect.

In 1912, aviator Harriet Quimby, 37, was killed along with her passenger, William Willard, when they were thrown out of Quimby's monoplane at the Third Annual Boston Aviation Meet.

In 1934, Hollywood began enforcing its Production Code subjecting motion pictures to censorship review.

In 1946, the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

In 1965, "The Great Race," Blake Edwards' big-budget homage to oldtime slapstick comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood, was released by Warner Bros.

In 1974, the president of Argentina, Juan Peron, died; he was succeeded by his wife, Isabel Martinez de Peron.

In 1980, "O Canada" was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

In 1995, rock-and-roll disc jockey Wolfman Jack died in Belvidere, North Carolina, at age 57.

In 2000, Vermont's civil unions law, which granted gay couples most of the rights, benefits and responsibilities of marriage, went into effect. The Confederate flag was removed from atop South Carolina's Statehouse (in a compromise, another Confederate flag was raised on the Statehouse grounds in front of a soldier's monument). Actor Walter Matthau died in Santa Monica, California, at age 79.

In 2004, actor Marlon Brando died in Los Angeles at age 80.

Ten years ago: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor unexpectedly announced her retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court (she was succeeded by Samuel Alito). Rhythm-and-blues singer Luther Vandross died in Edison, New Jersey, at age 54.

Five years ago: California lawmakers approved a $20 million settlement with the family of Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped as a girl and held captive in a secret backyard for 18 years by a paroled sex offender. At least two suicide bombers attacked a popular Muslim shrine in Pakistan's second largest city, Lahore, killing some three dozen people.

One year ago: David Greenglass, the star witness in the trial of his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, and her husband, Julius, died in New York City at age 92. (The Rosenbergs were executed in 1953 for conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union; Greenglass served 10 years in prison for espionage followed by years of living under an assumed name.)

Today's Birthdays: Actress Olivia de Havilland is 99. Actress-dancer Leslie Caron is 84. Actress Jean Marsh is 81. Actor Jamie Farr is 81. Bluesman James Cotton is 80. Actor David Prowse is 80. Cookiemaker Wally Amos is 79. Dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is 74. Actress Genevieve Bujold is 73. Rock singer-actress Deborah Harry is 70. Movie-TV producer-director Michael Pressman is 65. Actor Daryl Anderson is 64. Actor Trevor Eve is 64. Actor Terrence Mann is 64. Rock singer Fred Schneider (B-52's) is 64. Pop singer Victor Willis (Village People) is 64. Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd is 63. Actress Lorna Patterson is 59. Actor Alan Ruck is 59. Rhythm-and-blues singer Evelyn "Champagne" King is 55. Olympic gold medal track star Carl Lewis is 54. Country singer Michelle Wright is 54. Actor Andre Braugher is 53. Actor Dominic Keating is 53. Actress Pamela Anderson is 48. Rock musician Mark Pirro is 45. Rock musician Franny Griffiths (Space) is 45. Actor Henry Simmons is 45. Hip-hop artist Missy Elliott is 44. Actress Julianne Nicholson is 44. Actress Melissa Peterman is 44. Rock musician Bryan Devendorf (The National) is 40. Actress Liv Tyler is 38. Bluegrass musician Adam Haynes (Dailey & Vincent) is 36. Actress Hilarie Burton is 33. Actress Lynsey Bartilson is 32. Actress Lea Seydoux (LEE'-uh say-DOO') is 30. Actor Evan Ellingson is 27. Actors Andrew and Steven Cavarno are 23.

Thought for Today: "In an age of multiple and massive innovations, obsolescence becomes the major obsession." -- Marshall McLuhan, Canadian communications theorist (1911-1980).

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