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5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday's Oscar nominations

Jan. 21, 2019 7:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. The...

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Jan. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival. The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The...

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

Jan. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011. "I was, oh, way too young," she recalls with a laugh. "It felt good back then, but it just fits like a glove now." Bridges will be trying on that glove...

Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

Jan. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan Glazer, a prominent sociologist and public intellectual who assisted on a classic study of conformity, "The Lonely Crowd," and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, "Beyond the Melting Pot," has died at 95. Glazer's daughter, Sarah Glazer, confirmed her father died...

Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

Jan. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents' home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like...

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Indian police investigate suspected people smuggling to NZ

Jan. 21, 2019 8:51 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in southern India are investigating a suspected attempt to illegally transport scores of Indians on an overcrowded boat to New Zealand. The additional superintendent of police in Kerala state said police were questioning people who failed to board the fishing boat, who said it left...

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort

Jan. 21, 2019 8:12 PM EST

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants. The vote caps a...

5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday's Oscar nominations

Jan. 21, 2019 7:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. The...

NAACP wants newscaster fired after Martin Luther King slur

Jan. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NAACP wants a St. Louis-area TV station to fire a newscaster for what he called an unintentional racial slur while talking about Martin Luther King Jr. KTVI newscaster Kevin Steincross was discussing a tribute to the black civil rights leader on Jan. 17, when he referred to King as...

Pats-Chiefs second-most watched AFC title game in 42 years

Jan. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EST

Sunday night's game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was the second-most watched and rated AFC championship game in 42 years. The overtime thriller on CBS averaged 53.919 million viewers, just shy of the 54.850 million that viewed Pittsburgh's victory over the New York Jets in 2011. The...

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

Jan. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots. No one has ever been a unanimous Hall of Fame selection. Ken Griffey...

Astros outfielder has Spider-Man-themed Georgia wedding

Jan. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EST

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — You didn't need much of a Spidey sense at Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick's wedding to realize that the ballplayer has an affinity for a certain web-slinging superhero. KTRK-TV reports Reddick married Georgette 'Jett' Elkins at the Jekyll Island Club Resort on Saturday...

Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture

Jan. 21, 2019 4:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats. The theme seemed to well serve designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has struggled to fly in recent...

Kamala Harris opens presidential bid

Jan. 21, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American....

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Jan. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival. The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The...