‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. This weekend the "Groundhog Day"-like horror pic "Happy Death Day" scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven "Blade Runner 2049" out of the water. Studio estimates Sunday show "Happy Death Day" took in $26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a $5 million production price tag, "Happy Death Day" is already a Read more [...]

The Latest: Actress asks if others have been harassed

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on sexual assault and harassment allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 2:30 a.m. Actress Alyssa Milano is getting thousands of responses on Twitter to her request that people reply to her on the social network with "me too" if they have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Milano, 44, received "me, too" responses from "Will and Grace" star Debra Messing and Anna Paquin, the Oscar-winning actress from New Zealand. Milano says Read more [...]

Shares of TV providers drop as AT&T warns of video losses

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Signs that more people are dropping their traditional TV subscriptions weighed on TV providers' stocks Thursday. ATT said it lost 90,000 video subscribers in the U.S. in the third quarter. It's a steeper drop than the same period last year, even though gains from its newer, cheaper online cable-like service, DirecTV Now, are included. DirecTV Now wasn't available in the July-September quarter in 2016. DirecTV Now added 300,000 subscribers in the quarter, so ATT lost Read more [...]

Man arrested after trying to light cigarette with nozzle

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Police in North Dakota have arrested a man for possession of drugs after first spotting him attempting to light a cigarette with the nozzle of a gas pump. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 29-year-old Skyler Whitebull, of Cannon Ball, was spotted by Bismarck police driving by the gas station. Authorities say Whitebull refused to put the nozzle back and took a "fighting stance" when an officer tried to stop him. Court documents say the officer forced Whitebull Read more [...]

UK coast guard comes to aid of struggling dog in North Sea

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CUMMINGSTON, Scotland (AP) -- A waterlogged dog has the coast guard to thank for coming to its rescue in the North Sea. A Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter on a training mission spotted the struggling cockerpoo that was being swept out to sea Sunday morning near Cummingston on Scotland's northeast coast. The crew promptly alerted a rescue boat and then filmed as the pooch was scooped from the cold water. Pet and family were soon reunited on shore. The agency said it all took Read more [...]

Hogwarts Express rescues stranded family in Scotland

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LONDON (AP) -- As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. The train that took Harry Potter to school was played onscreen by the Jacobite steam train , which runs on a remote and scenic route through the Scottish Highlands. On Friday, it made an unscheduled stop to pick up a family of six that was stranded when a storm washed away their canoe. Jon Cluett, his wife and four children between the ages of 6 and 12 were staying in a lakeside Read more [...]

Report: Harvey Weinstein’s brother in a ‘waking nightmare’

NEW YORK (AP) -- The brother of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and co-founder of the company that now finds itself in crisis says he's in "a waking nightmare" and had no idea "the type of predator" his brother is accused of being. "I want him to get the justice he deserves," Bob Weinstein said. Bob, 62, operated in the shadow of his much more public and flamboyant older brother for more than 30 years as they partnered in Miramax and, more recently, The Weinstein Co. But In Read more [...]

Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a move virtually unprecedented, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked Saturday by its board. The decision was reached in an emergency session by the academy, the world's top movie organization and home to the Oscars. The expulsion was effective immediately. It comes after recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker about sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein Read more [...]

‘SNL’ gave passing notice to fallen mogul Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC's "Saturday Night Live" gave Harvey Weinstein a pass last week. The disgraced movie mogul wasn't quite so lucky this week. "Weekend Update" tossed off a few barbs targeting Weinstein and his fall amid numerous accusations of sexual assault. Colin Jost proposed that rather than the rehab Weinstein has pledged to undergo, jail would be more fitting. Michael Che suggested that Weinstein's face resembles "chewed bubblegum rolled in cat hair." Earlier, a sketch depicted Read more [...]

Target joins other retailers in offering voice shopping

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk. The move is happening as Google says shopping will be available later this year through Google Assistant on iPhone and Android phones, joining its Google Home device and Android TV. So shoppers can shout out orders to their phone while they're running around doing errands or just walking. Read more [...]
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