Ridley Scott’s Getty kidnapping film to premiere at AFI Fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ridley Scott's film about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles next month. AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga said in a statement Thursday that in addition to the Nov. 16 screening of the new film "All the Money in the World," the festival will also honor the prolific director's career. "All the Money in the World" stars Kevin Spacey as John Read more [...]

Howard Carroll, lead guitarist for Dixie Hummingbirds, dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds has died in Philadelphia. Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services says Howard Carroll died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility at age 92. The Dixie Hummingbirds started as a quartet of students formed by James B. Davis in a Greenville, South Carolina, high school in 1928. The group toured widely and recorded a cappella for the Decca label in the 1930s and then relocated Read more [...]

Attorney to detail another rape allegation against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein is now facing criminal inquiries in three cities after an Italian actress told Los Angeles detectives the disgraced film mogul raped her in a hotel room in 2013. Police confirmed Thursday they are looking into the woman's allegations, and her attorney said he would give additional details about them at a news conference outside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse on Friday afternoon. The unidentified woman is an Italian model and actress, according Read more [...]

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese ‘clap’ for Xi

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BEIJING (AP) -- Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3 -hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet. Tencent, the internet giant behind the WeChat messaging app, rolled out a game this week that lets users clap for Xi by pressing on their phone screen as many times as possible in 19 seconds. In just three days, the game has racked up 1.2 billion plays, as many shared Read more [...]

US: Lap

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disabling an airliner's fire suppression Read more [...]

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application. Payment processing giant Visa Inc. is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics - your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. - into approving credit card applications and payments. Consumers could experience Visa's new platform in a couple different ways. If a person were to apply Read more [...]

Fan-tastic! Man who caught Turner HR ball snags Wrigley shot

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He's become Mr. Hawk-tober. Remember that fan who made the great catch on Justin Turner's game-ending home run at Dodger Stadium over the weekend? Guess what? He did it again. Keith Hupp came up with his second homer souvenir in the NL Championship Series, corralling the ball Cubs star Javier Baez hit into the bleachers at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night. "I'm still kind of a newbie at this ballhawking stuff," the retired policeman told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Chicago. "The Read more [...]

Student’s yearbook photo rejected because he’s holding gun

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STANDISH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine high school has rejected a student's submitted yearbook photo because it shows him holding a shotgun. Bonny Eagle High School senior Wade Gelinas says he wanted his picture to feature hunting because it is a family tradition. Principal Lori Napolitano tells WCSH-TV the school in Standish does not allow weapons in yearbook photos because administrators don't want to be forced to decide which images are promoting violence and which aren't. The photographer Read more [...]

2-story ‘Star Wars’ replica in yard for Halloween is big hit

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PARMA, Ohio (AP) -- A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer, 39, spent about $1,500 and 10 hours a weekend for half a year to build a replica of the four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker. He built it with his carpenter friend Anthony Paroda, and it's been such a success that spectators are donating money for them Read more [...]

Tatum won’t develop sexual abuse drama with Weinstein Co.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co. that dealt with a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse. Tatum writes on Instagram Wednesday that he will not be developing anything with Harvey Weinstein's former company, which has been embroiled in sexual harassment scandals over the past two weeks. The film was to be based on author Matthew Quick's book "Forgive Me Leonard Peacock." Quick also wrote "Silver Linings Playbook," which Read more [...]
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