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Chasing Horse charged with federal crimes in sex abuse probe

Feb. 08, 2023 21:03 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous women and girls for decades was charged with federal crimes Wednesday, adding to the growing list of criminal cases against Nathan Chasing Horse since his arrest last week in Nevada. ...

'Ear Hustle' podcast co-host is free from San Quentin prison

Feb. 08, 2023 20:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-host of "Ear Hustle," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated podcast produced behind bars, was released from San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, a year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted his sentence. Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, 52, left the lockup...

Biden's State of the Union draws audience of 27.3 million

Feb. 08, 2023 20:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 27.3 million people watched President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on television, the second smallest audience for the annual event in at least 30 years, the Nielsen company said on Wednesday. It was also down nearly 28% from the 38.2 million...

Sheryl Lee Ralph wishes late parents could see her success

Feb. 08, 2023 19:14 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sheryl Lee Ralph is living a career dream: The “Abbott Elementary” star won her first Emmy last year and will lend her powerful vocals as a Super Bowl pregame performer this weekend. With all her success, the veteran actor-singer only wishes her late parents were...

Disney to cut 7,000 jobs in Iger's company 'transformation'

Feb. 08, 2023 19:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will cut about 7,000 jobs as part of an ambitious companywide cost-savings plan and “strategic reorganization” announced Wednesday by CEO Bob Iger. The job cuts amount to about 3% of the entertainment giant's global workforce and were...

Opal Lee, 'grandmother of Juneteenth,' gets Texas portrait

Feb. 08, 2023 18:17 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Opal Lee, the 96-year-old Texan whose efforts helped make Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S., became on Wednesday only the second Black person whose portrait will hang in the senate chamber of the state Capitol. ...

Netflix steps up its effort to get paid for account sharing

Feb. 08, 2023 17:30 PM EST

Netflix has a plan to deal with rampant account sharing: a program that lets subscribers pay extra to share their account with people outside their household. The streaming giant introduced paid sharing in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain on Wednesday. It was previously rolled...

Climate change protesters fined over 'Last Supper' protest

Feb. 08, 2023 17:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Five climate change protesters were fined Wednesday for gluing themselves to the frame of a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper” in the Royal Academy of Arts. The five activists from the group Just Stop Oil glued their hands to the painting's border and...

Will Ferrell, Alicia Silverstone star in Super Bowl ads

Feb. 08, 2023 17:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl is advertising's biggest, glitziest stage. Big name advertisers from Netflix to Google are paying as much as $7 million for a 30-second spot during the big game on Sunday, in order to capture the attention of the roughly 100 million viewers who tune...

Review: Con artists accumulate in the slinky 'Sharper'

Feb. 08, 2023 16:09 PM EST

Almost invariably, we root for the con artist. Seldom does the ingenuity and cleverness of a good hustler, card sharp or con man not win us over. They are, of course, walking metaphors for the movies. Through finesse and daring, they pull the wool over our eyes while emptying our...