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Zellweger, Pitt and ... "Cats"? Here come the Golden Globes

Dec. 9, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Eddie Murphy are locks. But whether “Cats" has it in the bag, too, we won't know until the 77th annual Golden Globes are announced Monday morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will unveil their nominations in Los Angeles beginning at 8:04...

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

Dec. 8, 2019 10:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and his part in the 1970 film “M.A.S.H.” playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79. The actor died Sunday at his...

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

Dec. 8, 2019 1:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co. animated sequel has already grossed $919.7 million worldwide. It will soon become the...

Singer performs in Vegas for 1st time after mass shooting

Dec. 7, 2019 6:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country singer Jason Aldean has performed in Las Vegas for the first time since he was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival at the beginning of the Oct. 1, 2017 mass shooting. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Aldean told a packed house at Park MGM’s Park Theater...

Let's cancel 'OK Boomer' in 2020, and the humblebrag, too

Dec. 6, 2019 3:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Either loudly sing your own praises or don’t in the new year, but let’s leave the humble brag behind, along with a few other oversaturated, cloying or just plain silly cultural quirks that deserve a big goodbye. Among them are pop-up shops, cancel culture and the ever-present...

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Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremony

Dec. 9, 2019 6:25 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia. Handke was an opponent of NATO's airstrikes against Serbia in the Kosovo...

10 Things to Know for Today

Dec. 9, 2019 6:08 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT THE SAUDI GUNMAN TWEETED BEFORE NAVAL BASE SHOOTING The suspect took to Twitter to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said. 2. NEW ZEALAND VOLCANO...

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

Dec. 9, 2019 4:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. The legendary puppeteer lived for some time with dystonia, which...

Big Bird, Ronstadt, Sally Field celebrated at Kennedy Center

Dec. 9, 2019 4:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire shared the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. Also in this year's class were conductor Michael Tilson...

Writers' workshop named for Erma Bombeck set for 2020

Dec. 9, 2019 1:10 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A biennial writers’ workshop in Ohio named for the late humor writer Erma Bombeck is set for the spring of 2020. The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is held every other year on the campus of the University of Dayton, Bombeck’s alma mater. Workshop officials say Emmy...

Zellweger, Pitt and ... "Cats"? Here come the Golden Globes

Dec. 9, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Eddie Murphy are locks. But whether “Cats" has it in the bag, too, we won't know until the 77th annual Golden Globes are announced Monday morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will unveil their nominations in Los Angeles beginning at 8:04...

Teacher aims to get kids off phones, into books

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Denise Bowers was on morning bus duty when it hit her: Most of the kids she saw in the parking lot at River Ridge Academy were bent over their phones. The longtime pre-kindergarten teacher was horrified. “What can I do to get these kids outside and exercising?” she...

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

Dec. 8, 2019 10:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and his part in the 1970 film “M.A.S.H.” playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79. The actor died Sunday at his...

Baseball star Ortiz makes first appearance since being shot

Dec. 8, 2019 8:01 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity. The Dominican-born superstar was greeted by a standing ovation and raucous cheers when he...

Bernard and Jason Langer win PNC Father Son Challenge

Dec. 8, 2019 7:10 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jason Langer made a 16-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to give father Bernard his fourth victory in the PNC Father Son Challenge. The Langers closed with a second straight 12-under 60 to match Retief and Leo Goosen and Tom and Thomas Lehman atop the leaderboard in...