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Beyonce! Hillary! Guests flood India for a very big wedding

Dec. 12, 2018 3:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of two billionaire scions is set to be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his net worth at over...

Nominees for Screen Actors Guild Awards to be announced

Dec. 12, 2018 3:09 AM EST

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced Wednesday as the show prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary. "Crazy Rich Asians" star Awkwafina and "Orange Is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox will read the nominations beginning at 7 a.m. Pacific at the...

'Jurassic Park,' 'Shining' added to National Film Registry

Dec. 12, 2018 3:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films "Jurassic Park," ''Brokeback...

Case of dog poop cleaning mistaken for burglary in appeals

Dec. 12, 2018 12:35 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit involving a well-known Native American artist who was cleaning up dog poop in his car but was mistaken for a burglar by Santa Fe police remains in court. The Albuquerque Journal reports Mateo Romero's case now is before the New Mexico Court of Appeals over public records and...

Santa Fe-based arts venture sets sights on Washington

Dec. 12, 2018 12:32 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico-based startup company for immersive art installations known as Meow Wolf is planning a large-scale exhibition in Washington, D.C. Meow Wolf announced Tuesday that it is working in partnership with the Washington-based Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to create...

Fort to restage 1776 Christmas riot involving US soldiers

Dec. 12, 2018 12:14 AM EST

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — The first Christmas at Fort Ticonderoga under the newly formed United States was a riot — literally. Staff and volunteers at the upstate New York tourist attraction and museum will stage a re-enactment this weekend of what's known as the Christmas riot of 1776, when...

Oprah Winfrey praises Toni Morrison at Manhattan dinner gala

Dec. 11, 2018 11:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "It's impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison," Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction, which...

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

Dec. 11, 2018 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in films with...

'Conservative outsider' enters race for Mississippi governor

Dec. 11, 2018 8:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A first-term Republican state lawmaker said Tuesday that he's running for Mississippi governor in 2019 as a "conservative outsider." Rep. Robert Foster of Hernando announced his campaign Tuesday evening at an event in DeSoto County and in a video posted to social media. "I grew up in...

Film Review: Jason Momoa swims but 'Aquaman' sinks

Dec. 11, 2018 7:26 PM EST

Superheroes who travel by sea horse never get any respect. Since Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger first dreamed him up in 1941, Aquaman's fate has largely been as the Rodney Dangerfield of DC Comics — a regular punchline for his not-so-potent powers. Sure, he can talk underwater and brandishes a big fork for...