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Witherspoon, Washington Team in Front Of and Behind Camera

Witherspoon, Washington Team in Front Of and Behind Camera

ENTERTAINMENT | By Beth Harris | Jan 18
Tired of others influencing her career choices, Reese Witherspoon launched her own production company eight years ago. She has been calling the shots on both sides of the camera ever since, often in collaboration with other high-profile actresses.

2 years After 'Step Up,' Grammys Step into Another Mess

2 years After 'Step Up,' Grammys Step into Another Mess

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jan 18
The leadership at the Recording Academy thought they were in the clear: After the Academy's then-CEO made comments that seemed to belittle women at the height of the #MeToo movement, leaving the organization in a firestorm.

US to Screen Airline Passengers from China for New Illness

US to Screen Airline Passengers from China for New Illness

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | Jan 18
Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday.

4 Killed, 1 Injured in Family Shooting in Utah Suburb

4 Killed, 1 Injured in Family Shooting in Utah Suburb

NEWS | Jan 18
Four members of a family were killed and one injured in a shooting Friday night in a Salt Lake City suburb, local media report.

Amid Hacking Fears, Key Caucus States to Use App for Results

Amid Hacking Fears, Key Caucus States to Use App for Results

NEWS | By Ryan J. Foley and Christina A. Cassidy | Jan 18
Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites — technology intended to make counting easier but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches.

Anti-Trump Protests Have Shrunk. What's It Mean for 2020?

Anti-Trump Protests Have Shrunk. What's It Mean for 2020?

NEWS | By Sara Burnett | Jan 18
Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over Chicago's Lake Shore Drive with an illuminated sign that read "No War in Iran."

Putin's Moves Leave Russian Opposition with Few Options

Putin's Moves Leave Russian Opposition with Few Options

NEWS | By Daria Litvinova | Jan 18
Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time. Instead of openly declaring plans to extend his rule like he did in 2011, Putin proposed constitutional amendments to appear to give more power to Russia's parliament.

UK Plans Brexit Celebrations but Warns Businesses May Suffer

UK Plans Brexit Celebrations but Warns Businesses May Suffer

NEWS | By Gregory Katz | Jan 18
The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a result.

Winfrey Details her Decision to Withdraw from Simmons Film

Winfrey Details her Decision to Withdraw from Simmons Film

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 18
Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul.

'Days of God': a Look at Iran's Mounting Crises

'Days of God': a Look at Iran's Mounting Crises

NEWS | By Joseph Krauss | Jan 18
Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through "days of God."


News

Ex-US Rep. Collins Gets Over 2 Years in Insider Trading Case

Ex-US Rep. Collins Gets Over 2 Years in Insider Trading Case

CRIME | By Larry Neumeister and Jim Mustian | Jan 18
The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison.


Entertainment

 Review :: A Worm in the Heart
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Review :: A Worm in the Heart

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Jan 17
A fresh set of young eyes on the old problem of the plight of the LGBTQ community in Russia.

Brazil Fires Top Culture Official Over Nazi-Linked Comments

Brazil Fires Top Culture Official Over Nazi-Linked Comments

INTERNATIONAL | By Diane Jeantet and Mauricio Savarese | Jan 18
Outrage rained on Brazil's government from across the political spectrum after the culture secretary used language similar to that of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels in launching an arts initiative focused on nationalism and religion.


Business

Putin's, Xi's Ruler-for-Life Moves Pose Challenges to West

Putin's, Xi's Ruler-for-Life Moves Pose Challenges to West

LEGAL | By Daria Lutinova and Ken Moritsugu | Jan 18
Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world's most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now it looks like they want to hang on to those roles indefinitely.


Technology

Muslim Millennial's Site Dispels Stereotypes for Millions

Muslim Millennial's Site Dispels Stereotypes for Millions

PERSONAL TECH | By Luis Andres Henao | Jan 18
Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons. But in the years after 9/11, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh was just a New Jersey teenager, writing a blog from her bedroom.


Cars

U.S. Agency Examining Tesla Unintended Acceleration Complaint

U.S. Agency Examining Tesla Unintended Acceleration Complaint

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jan 18
The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicle models can suddenly accelerate on their own.


Nightlife

Franklin Graham Protest @ The Key West Amphitheater :: January 16, 2020

Franklin Graham Protest @ The Key West Amphitheater :: January 16, 2020

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jan 17
Evangelist Franklin Graham, who has condemned gays and lesbians as sinners, tried to bring his anti-LGBT beliefs to Key West. He was met with around 150 protesters who support the LGBT community and welcome them with open arms.