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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...

Prosecutor: Chasing Horse 'grooming' girls to replace wives

Feb. 08, 2023 17:26 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prosecutors told a judge Wednesday that a former “Dances With Wolves" actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous women and girls for decades should remain in custody because he was “grooming young children” to replace his older wives when he was...

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...

Stella Jean quits Milan Fashion Week over lack of inclusion

Feb. 08, 2023 15:11 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The only Black designer belonging to Italy’s fashion chamber withdrew Wednesday from this month’s Milan Fashion Week, alleging a lack of support for diversity and inclusion after the chamber “abandoned” a project to promote young designers of color working in Italy. ...

Review: JD Clayton offsets corniness with refreshing honesty

Feb. 08, 2023 13:40 PM EST

“Long Way From Home," JD Clayton (Mulberry Records) Singer-songwriter JD Clayton brings an earnestness to his promising full-length debut album, “Long Way From Home," that makes you want to forgive him for the occasional cliche. Clayton, a northwest Arkansas...

BSO plan to digitize John Williams concerts almost complete

Feb. 08, 2023 11:45 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An effort to digitize more than 200 Boston Pops radio broadcasts conducted by John Williams from 1979 until 1991 is almost complete, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday, Williams' 91st birthday. The project to preserve 233 live radio broadcasts that were...

Review: Digital tech advances, AI spur hacking of society

Feb. 08, 2023 11:38 AM EST

“A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend Them Back” by Bruce Schneier (W.W. Norton & Company) Hacking is universally understood as the exploitation of a software vulnerability by a malicious actor. But hacking encompasses...