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Domhnall Gleeson appears in a scene from "Ex Machina," an intelligent sci-fi mystery that explores the notions of consciousness, sentience and whether "artificial" intelligence is, in fact, real. Mr. Gleeson plays Caleb, a computer coder assigned to interact with his company's latest artificial intelligence model, Ava. (Associated Press photographs)

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ex Machina’

It’s rare to see a sci-fi film that harkens back to the genre’s origins as a literary test bed for speculation about the ways that technology might evolve — and require humans to change in the process. But that’s just what “Ex Machina” is.

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FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Marion "Suge" Knight, center, arrives in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles. Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling Thursday after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand. The judge also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP, File)

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- Associated Press

On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation.

A supporter wears a Mario Balotelli mask during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Newcastle at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Study: Mario Balotelli heavily targeted on social media

- Associated Press

When Mario Balotelli poked fun at Manchester United on Twitter during the team's surprising 5-3 loss to Leicester in the Premier League, the Liverpool striker would have expected some disgruntled replies.

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his birthday in Mexico City. Fans of the Nobel Prize-winning novelist will commemorate the first anniversary of his death on Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Garcia Marquez remembered on anniversary of death

- Associated Press

From hundreds of public readings in Mexico to an exhibit in Bogota displaying the typewriter off which flew the pages of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez honored the Nobel laureate Friday on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Investigators look over a tour bus involved in an accident with a tractor trailer Friday, April 17, 2015, in Aurora, Colo. At least 11 people were injured, two of them critically, in the four-vehicle wreck that shut down Interstate 70 for several hours during a spring storm packing heavy rains and fog. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

12 hurt in Denver-area crash involving tour buses amid fog

- Associated Press

A dozen people were injured in a crash involving tour buses for two different bands and two trucks on a foggy stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver on Friday, as a spring storm made driving dangerous across Colorado and Wyoming.

FILE - In this May 10, 2012 file photo, law enforcement agents dig in the front yard of the home of Robert Gentile in Manchester, Conn. The reputed Connecticut mobster, linked to artwork stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in 1990, was arrested Friday, April 17, 2015, on a gun charge and was due in  federal court in Hartford that afternoon, according to the U.S. attorney's office. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Prosecutor: Reputed mobster discussed stolen Boston artwork

- Associated Press

A reputed Connecticut mobster suspected of a connection to the artwork stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 discussed the paintings with an undercover FBI agent, a prosecutor said Friday.

Poconos officials want shuttered concert venue reopened

- Associated Press

Officials in the Pocono Mountains want to bring a shuttered performing arts center back to life, seeing potential in a 12-year-old venue built with $15 million in state tax money that critics have long regarded as a mismanaged white elephant.