'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office with a disappointing $45 million in its opening weekend
'Dumbo' struggles to soar at box office with a disappointing $45 million in its opening weekend

Tim Burton-directed film has earned an estimated $45 million domestically against a $170 million production budget

Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard lead rock and roll hall of fame inductees
Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard lead rock and roll hall of fame inductees

Jaanet Jackson will join her brother Michael and the rest of the Jackson 5 as members of the rock hall

Iconic French New Wave director Agnes Varda dies aged 90
Iconic French New Wave director Agnes Varda dies aged 90

Varda was a fixture for years at the Cannes Film Festival, where she presented more than a dozen films from 1958 to 2018

Chinese viewers slam 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film censorship that blanks Freddie Mercury's sexuality and AIDS
Chinese viewers slam 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film censorship that blanks Freddie Mercury's sexuality and AIDS

While LGBT content is generally less taboo than other topics that Chinese authorities deem sensitive, same-sex relationships are still virtually absent from mainstream media.

Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church slated to sing at 2019 ACM Awards
Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church slated to sing at 2019 ACM Awards

Eric Church will perform with new female artist winner Ashley McBryde, while Jason Aldean will also perform with Florida Georgia Line

Should the SAT be optional? College admissions bribery scandal renews the debate
Should the SAT be optional? College admissions bribery scandal renews the debate

Hundreds of colleges in recent years have made it optional for applicants to submit test scores in an effort to promote equity

Gone in 6 minutes: The tragic final journey of Ethiopian Airlines'  Flight 302 finally revealed
Gone in 6 minutes: The tragic final journey of Ethiopian Airlines' Flight 302 finally revealed

Ethiopian authorities issued a preliminary report Thursday on the March 10 crash that killed 157 people.

PUBG could be banned in India after popular online game blamed for spate of deaths
PUBG could be banned in India after popular online game blamed for spate of deaths

The 16-year-old's father demanded a ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, known by the acronym PUBG, after his son hanged himself from a ceiling fan

DNA confirms boy found in Kentucky is not Illinois boy Timmothy Pitzen who has been missing since 2011
DNA confirms boy found in Kentucky is not Illinois boy Timmothy Pitzen who has been missing since 2011

Timmothy Pitzen was the name of a boy from Aurora, Illinois, who disappeared in 2011 around the time of his mother's suicide, and there have been a multitude of false sightings and

Ethiopia Airlines crew followed Boeing's emergency procedures before crash: Official report
Ethiopia Airlines crew followed Boeing's emergency procedures before crash: Official report

The Max 8 has been under scrutiny since a Lion Air flight crashed off the coast of Indonesia under similar circumstances in October

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is latest Democrat to enter 2020 White House race
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is latest Democrat to enter 2020 White House race

Ryan plans a kickoff rally on Saturday in downtown Youngstown, where a big turnout by organized labor is expected

14-year-old escapes abductors and tells police he's the Illinois boy who went missing in 2011
14-year-old escapes abductors and tells police he's the Illinois boy who went missing in 2011

A 14-year-old boy told police in Newport, on Wednesday, that he escaped two kidnappers in the Cincinnati area and that he was the Illinois boy who had been missing since 2011.

Legal immigrants working in the marijuana industry say they are being targeted and denied US citizenship
Legal immigrants working in the marijuana industry say they are being targeted and denied US citizenship

Marijuana workers are accusing the Trump administration of quietly targeting immigrants seeking jobs in the growing field.

Judge delays sentencing for ex-CIA man on spy conviction
Judge delays sentencing for ex-CIA man on spy conviction

A jury convicted Kevin Mallory of Leesburg last year under the Espionage Act for providing top secret information to Chinese handlers in exchange for $25,000.

CBS says Bianna Golodryga leaving morning show, network
CBS says Bianna Golodryga leaving morning show, network

Three months into her job, Zirinsky's efforts to create her own vision for the network have become uncomfortably public, occasionally the subject of gossipy stories in the press

Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting
Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting

Fox, the network of choice for many fans of Donald Trump, is routinely the most-watched cable network in the country

Funeral held for USC student, 21, who was murdered after she got into car thinking it was her Uber
Funeral held for USC student, 21, who was murdered after she got into car thinking it was her Uber

Samantha Josephson got separated from the group, so she called an Uber to take her home around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Taylor Swift's home damaged after stolen car chased by cops crashes into gate
Taylor Swift's home damaged after stolen car chased by cops crashes into gate

It's unclear whether Swift — who has recently reported trouble with stalking— was at home or if the occupants of the vehicle knew who owned the home

Nipsey Hussle case shifts to court after manhunt ends with Eric Holder detained
Nipsey Hussle case shifts to court after manhunt ends with Eric Holder detained

The focus now shifts from the streets to the courtroom. Holder is likely to be charged with killing Hussle and to make his first appearance in front of a judge in the next two days.

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman due in court in college admissions scam
Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman due in court in college admissions scam

The actresses along with Loughlin's fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and dozens of others were charged last month

Angelina Jolie not ruling out running for public office in future: 'Never say never'
Angelina Jolie not ruling out running for public office in future: 'Never say never'

Jolie recently urged nations to deploy more women peacekeepers in order to prevent sexual violence against refugees

Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex and adultery despite outcry
Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex and adultery despite outcry

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Massive explosion at Texas chemical plant causes fire leaving at least two injured
Massive explosion at Texas chemical plant causes fire leaving at least two injured

Massive explosion at Texas chemical plant causes fire leaving at least two injured Massive explosion at Texas chemical plant causes fire leaving at least two injured

US college admissions scam: Parents could now also face tax charges, big fines, as well as prison
US college admissions scam: Parents could now also face tax charges, big fines, as well as prison

Now some parents who are already facing possible prison time could be hit with additional criminal charges and stiff financial penalties, experts say.

Washington and Colorado aim to ease rules on legal pot industry to keep Justice Dept at bay
Washington and Colorado aim to ease rules on legal pot industry to keep Justice Dept at bay

Regulators would have to approve money invested to ensure it was not tied to criminals. Owners of pot operations would have to live in-state and pass background checks

AFM update: US officials worry paralyzing illness, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, may grow more common
AFM update: US officials worry paralyzing illness, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, may grow more common

Many families say their children have regained at least some movement in affected limbs, but stories of complete recovery are unusual

Nancy Pelosi says Joe Biden should stop being touchy-feely with women and join "the straight-arm club"
Nancy Pelosi says Joe Biden should stop being touchy-feely with women and join "the straight-arm club"

Her remarks came as Biden's aides strike a more aggressive tone as he considers running for the 2020 Democratic nomination and faces scrutiny over his past behavior toward women.

'Inside Edition' host Deborah Norville to have cancerous nodule removed after viewer spots lump on neck
'Inside Edition' host Deborah Norville to have cancerous nodule removed after viewer spots lump on neck

The 60-year-old host says in a video a viewer reached out a long time ago and told her she had seen a lump on her neck

Joe Biden says he never meant to make women feel uncomfortable
Joe Biden says he never meant to make women feel uncomfortable

The episode highlighted an aspect of Biden's persona that has been publicly known for years: the affectionate whispers, hugs and shoulder squeezes he has long doled out to women

Jury selection begins in trial of ex-Minneapolis officer who shot dead unarmed Australian woman
Jury selection begins in trial of ex-Minneapolis officer who shot dead unarmed Australian woman

Prosecutors have charged Mohamed Noor with second-degree intentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the 2017 death of Ruszczyk Damond

'Black Panther' wins big at NAACP Awards, Beyonce is Entertainer of the Year
'Black Panther' wins big at NAACP Awards, Beyonce is Entertainer of the Year

'Black Panther' wins big at NAACP Awards, Beyonce is Entertainer of the Year 'Black Panther' wins big at NAACP Awards, Beyonce is Entertainer of the Year

Liam Neeson apologizes again for saying he wanted to kill a black person 40 years ago
Liam Neeson apologizes again for saying he wanted to kill a black person 40 years ago

Neeson issued a statement Friday apologized for "hurtful and divisive" comments that "do not reflect, in any way, my true feelings nor me."

Fargo flood alert: North Dakota's largest city bands together to build sand bags
Fargo flood alert: North Dakota's largest city bands together to build sand bags

Fargo officials this week reactivated Sandbag Central, converting a building that normally houses garbage trucks into a systematic operation combining machinery and manpower to fill 24 sandbags every 6 seconds

Locked emergency exits, lack of fire safety materials leave 25 dead after deadly blaze at Dhaka building
Locked emergency exits, lack of fire safety materials leave 25 dead after deadly blaze at Dhaka building

The fire at F.R. Tower in Banani, Dhaka exposed the vulnerabilities hidden behind the glass towers that have become symbols of Bangladesh's rapid growth

California man gets 20 years for hoax call that led to fatal police shooting
California man gets 20 years for hoax call that led to fatal police shooting

He made a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed Kansas man following a dispute between two people over $1.50 bet in a 'Call of Duty: WWII' video game

Cancellations of Latino-themed shows 'One Day at a Time' and 'Jane the Virgin' spark anger, reflection
Cancellations of Latino-themed shows 'One Day at a Time' and 'Jane the Virgin' spark anger, reflection

The departure of the two Latino-themed shows demonstrates the challenges such projects still encounter on networks and streaming services

Notorious 'Ripper Crew' killer Thomas Kokoraleis released from prison Friday
Notorious 'Ripper Crew' killer Thomas Kokoraleis released from prison Friday

Kokoraleis was denied release in September 2017 after he failed to find an approved place to live, in violation of parole-eligibility requirements.

Six adorable baby elephants trapped inside a mud pit rescued by rangers in Thailand
Six adorable baby elephants trapped inside a mud pit rescued by rangers in Thailand

Rangers patrolling the forest areas inside the Thap Lan National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand found six infant elephants stuck in the pit on Wednesday afternoon

Candace Bushnell's next project: A book for the #MeToo era
Candace Bushnell's next project: A book for the #MeToo era

The novel is scheduled for April 2020. It tells the story of a high school senior named Marin and what happens when a teacher makes advances on her.

Chicago demands $130,000 from Jussie Smollett to cover police investigation costs
Chicago demands $130,000 from Jussie Smollett to cover police investigation costs

Smollett's attorney says his defense team won't ask for any records to be destroyed in the actor's case

Jay-Z will receive the President's Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards
Jay-Z will receive the President's Award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards

Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was the first hip-hop artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Man who raped, murdered and dismembered girlfriend's teen daughter sentenced to death
Man who raped, murdered and dismembered girlfriend's teen daughter sentenced to death

The mother admitted she helped plot the attack and carry it out and confessed that she told her daughter "I can't help you anymore" just before she died

In a first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to AIDS patient in need of the organ
In a first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to AIDS patient in need of the organ

Nina Martinez of Atlanta traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate a kidney to an HIV-positive stranger, saying she 'wanted to make a difference in somebody else's life'

Jussie Smollett case: Backlash grows as dismissal leaves people with more questions than answers
Jussie Smollett case: Backlash grows as dismissal leaves people with more questions than answers

With little explanation, authorities on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Smollett, abandoning the criminal case only five weeks after the allegations were filed

Chicago mayor, police chief slam prosecutors' decision to abandon criminal case against Jussie Smollett
Chicago mayor, police chief slam prosecutors' decision to abandon criminal case against Jussie Smollett

The mayor and police chief blasted the decision and stood by the investigation that concluded Smollett staged a hoax

Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown
Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown

The ban adds to a long list of abortion restrictions in Utah, including a 72-hour waiting period and an in-person informed consent session, Planned Parenthood of Utah said

Man who stabbed tennis star Petra Kvitova gets eight-year prison term
Man who stabbed tennis star Petra Kvitova gets eight-year prison term

The state prosecutor requested 12 years in prison for Zondra, who pleaded not guilty to attacking Kvitova in December 2016 in her apartment in Prostejov

Jussie Smollett: All criminal charges against 'Empire' star have been dropped, say attorneys
Jussie Smollett: All criminal charges against 'Empire' star have been dropped, say attorneys

Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to making a false report after he claimed that he was attacked by two men who shouted 'This is MAGA country' on Jan. 29

Donald Trump signs declaration recognising occupied Golan Heights as part of Israel
Donald Trump signs declaration recognising occupied Golan Heights as part of Israel

Trump said his decision would cement the Jewish state's ability to defend itself from regional threats should a broad Arab-Israeli peace deal ever be reached

Apple unveils news, magazine app and a flashy titanium credit card at services event
Apple unveils news, magazine app and a flashy titanium credit card at services event

Apple is also expected to launch a video streaming service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself during the event that is studded with Hollywood celebrities

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