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Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale ‘Milkman’

Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with “Milkman,” a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Read More

Prince Harry catches up with war widow again in Sydney

There’s clearly a special bond between Prince Harry and a 98-year-old war widow who gave him a warm hug Tuesday when they met — again — in Sydney. It’s a regular catch-up. Read More

Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts

Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word. Read More

1 year after #MeToo, survivors reflect on disclosures

The #MeToo movement has been widely seen as a national reckoning. In the past year, some of the most powerful men in media, entertainment and politics have lost their jobs and reputations over accusations of misconduct. A year later, a look at the movement, where we are now, and where we go from here. Read More

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson reportedly end engagement

The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. And so ends the whirlwind romance of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson. Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their 1st baby in spring

Monday’s announcement is welcome news in Britain, where Meghan has won many hearts since her engagement to Harry was announced last December. Read More

‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers couldn’t unseat last week’s top two films, “Venom” and “A Star Is Born,” which again took first and second place. Read More

Alec Baldwin vows to break the talk show model by going deep

When his new talk show premieres Sunday night, don’t expect Alec Baldwin to get overly political. The 60-year old actor plans to leave that on the set of “Saturday Night Live” with his occasional impersonations of President Donald Trump. Read More

Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie

Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania. Read More

‘What’s Happening!!’ co-star Danielle Spencer is ailing

Danielle Spencer, who played the tattletale little sister Dee Thomas on the 1970s TV series “What’s Happening!!,” is home in Virginia recuperating from emergency brain surgery after a series of health setbacks. Read More

Review: ‘Titans’ keeps things dark in the DC Universe

“Dark” is a subjective quality, but the first three scenes of “Titans” involve an agonizing vision of parental death, a woman with no memory waking up next to a dead man, and a rainy day in Detroit. The Frank Miller-Christopher Nolan strain of apocalyptic storytelling remains alive and well at DC. Read More

Israeli court: NZ activists must pay for Lorde cancellation

An Israeli court has ordered two New Zealand women to pay over $12,000 in damages for allegedly helping persuade the pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Israel. Read More

NYC prosecutors drop part of Harvey Weinstein case

Prosecutors in New York City abandoned part of their sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein after evidence surfaced that a police detective coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on one of his earliest accusers. Read More

Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

The creator of the Fyre Festival, a highly publicized and famously failed music bash in the Bahamas, was ordered to spend six years in prison by a judge who called him a “serial fraudster.” Read More

Kanye West, in ‘MAGA’ hat, delivers surreal Oval Office show

Declaring that his red “MAGA” hat makes him “feel like Superman,” rapper Kanye West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office today. Read More

No live Barb, many Demogorgons at Universal haunted house

There may be no “Justice for Barb” at Universal Orlando’s haunted house based on the Netflix hit, “Stranger Things,” but the beloved, ill-fated character does appear in grand, gory style. Read More


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