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Day-Lewis fashions a compelling portrait of a genius in ‘Phantom Thread’

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With echoes of “Rebecca” and lavish Max Ophuls productions, writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson spins a tale of an obsessive fashion designer and his muse into a suspenseful and … Click to Continue »

Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in ‘12 Strong’

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In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan. It worked in harsh … Click to Continue »

‘Den of Thieves’ an intricate game of cat and mouse

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Cops and robbers: It’s a classic genre, from children’s games to cinema. And it’s the spine of Christian Gudegast’s directorial debut, the L.A. crime noir flick “Den of Thieves,” where … Click to Continue »

KC’s Rob Riggle, Kansas soldier join forces in new movie ‘12 Strong’

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Aside from Thor the god of thunder, few individuals know what it’s like to be portrayed in a movie by Chris Hemsworth. But now Kansan Mark Nutsch is enjoying that … Click to Continue »

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'Jersey Shore' reality star expected to plead to tax charges

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One of the former stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV show is expected to plead guilty to cheating on his taxes. Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother are … Click to Continue »

‘Forever My Girl’: A forgettable ode to love

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Like so many of the best country songs, “Forever My Girl” doesn’t leave much up to interpretation. It takes place in a small Southern town called Saint that always seems … Click to Continue »

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With Daveed Diggs, 'Blindspotting' tells an Oakland story

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"Hamilton" star Daveed Diggs used his own life as inspiration for the film "Blindspotting," which premiered as one of the opening night films of the Sundance Film Festival Thursday to … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: Svitolina ends 15-year-old's Melbourne Park run

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The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Elina Svitolina has ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk's strong run at Melbourne Park. The fourth-seeded Svitolina beat her … Click to Continue »

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Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas accused of reckless driving

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Authorities say Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas has been accused of reckless driving and criminal speeding after his car was clocked at 105 mph on a metro Phoenix freeway. Arizona … Click to Continue »

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Salt Lake Comic Con files for new trial in trademark case

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Salt Lake Comic Con lawyers have filed a motion for a new trial following a federal jury's decision that the convention infringes on San Diego Comic-Con's trademark. The Salt Lake … Click to Continue »

Chamber Music Society of Detroit launches new festival

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The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is launching a new festival to be staged on the Oakland University campus. The organization's kicks off Oakland WinterFest on Friday with three days … Click to Continue »

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

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When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional … Click to Continue »

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Join 6 top chefs uniting at The American for James Beard Foundation benefit [Partner]

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In its second year following a transition to private dining and special event space, The American will build upon its 2017 successes. Each event is dedicated to creating a boundary-pushing … Click to Continue »

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COMMERCIAL: 'Dilly Dilly! Ye Old Pep Talk'

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The second installment in the 'Dilly Dilly!' Super Bowl Trilogy starts with our King leading his crew into battle in pursuit of more Bud Lights for the realm. … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: Keys dominant in 2nd-round Australian win

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The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Madison Keys won the first 11 games and beat Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-0, 6-1 in a 41-minute third-round … Click to Continue »

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Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

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Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the … Click to Continue »

Horoscopes for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Aries March 21-April 19 There is creeping uncertainty as things get underway and later on the pace quickens and work will be demanding. Use today's New Moon in Capricorn to … Click to Continue »

Kara Wai ecstatic over Excellence in Asian Cinema Award

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Hong Kong actress Kara Wai says she is ecstatic over receiving this year's Asian Film Awards' Excellence in Asian Cinema Award. "This is not an acting award, it's an achievement … Click to Continue »

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Ex-Cal G Clarendon sues university alleging sexual assault

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Former California women's basketball player and current WNBA All-Star guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a lawsuit against Cal claiming she was sexually assaulted by a longtime member of the athletic … Click to Continue »

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Comedian Will Ferrell brings laughs to the Australian Open

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American actor and comedian Will Ferrell isn't just at the Australian Open this week for the tennis. He also came to (jokingly) announce his retirement from acting. "I have kind … Click to Continue »

Reliever Jeremy Jeffress pleads guilty to drunken driving

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Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in Texas. Jeffress was part of the Texas Rangers bullpen when he … Click to Continue »

Ex-Ataris bassist indicted, accused of telemarketing fraud

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The former bassist of the rock band The Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges. Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last … Click to Continue »

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Trial in former NFL player McKnight's death to resume Friday

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The trial of the man who fatally shot former NFL football player Joe McKnight in 2016 has been delayed another day because of harsh winter weather in Louisiana. Ronald Gasser … Click to Continue »

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The Latest: PBS marks 'Mister Rogers' 50th anniversary

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The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred … Click to Continue »

Memorial Mass held for former Ohio congressman, mayor

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Friends of former Democratic Ohio congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Thomas Luken spoke of his commitment to civil rights and other causes at a memorial Mass for him on Wednesday. The … Click to Continue »

Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

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What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two … Click to Continue »

Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Sherlock? It's a mystery

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Benedict Cumberbatch had a ready answer when asked when he might star in another "Sherlock" on PBS. "Goodbye," he said, pleasantly, as he darted out of camera range during a … Click to Continue »

'Fire and Fury' about Trump's White House sells big 2nd week

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A company that tracks retail book sales says Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" sold more than 190,000 hardcover copies last week. NPD BookScan tells The Associated Press that combined sales … Click to Continue »

Award may drop name of author tied to sterilization movement

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The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended changing the name of a children's book award that now honors a prominent Vermont author and activist accused of once supporting sterilizing people … Click to Continue »

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Movie generating Oscar buzz was produced by Shawnee Mission South grad

In the acclaimed new film “Call Me By Your Name,” a 17-year-old student falls in love with his father’s male research assistant at a lush Italian villa during the summer … Click to Continue »

The Cranberries' singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at 46

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Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday in London. She was 46. The cause of death wasn't immediately available. … Click to Continue »

'On Sight' (Trailer)

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A seasoned Patrol Officer inexplicably sees the same man over and over again. How far would you follow your suspicions? "Be careful what you see." … Click to Continue »

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'The Chi' (Season 1 official trailer)

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A fateful turn of events sends shockwaves through a community on the Southside of Chicago and connects the lives of Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie and Kevin in unexpected ways. … Click to Continue »

Snow, ice and record cold grip the South; at least 5 dead

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A thin layer of snow and ice across the South closed runways, highways, schools and government offices and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday, while a blast of cold air … Click to Continue »