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5 hours ago

Palestinians celebrate Bethlehem singer crowned Arab Idol

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians are celebrating a Christian crooner from the West Bank city of Bethlehem who won this year's Arab Idol, the Arab world's premier television song competition….

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5 hours ago

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ scares up big $30.5 million debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller "Get Out," to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday….

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5 hours ago

Will ‘La La’ have another day of sun at Sunday’s Oscars?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "La La Land"? Probably both….

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5 hours ago

Reaction to the death of actor Bill Paxton

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of film and TV actor Bill Paxton, of "Titanic," ''Aliens," ''The Terminator," ''Apollo 13" and the HBO series "Big Love" fame:…

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9 hours ago

‘American Watercolor’ showcases masterpieces of movement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint….

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19 hours ago

AP Explains: Rio’s Carnival, a high-stakes samba parade

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the "sambadrome." For the competitors, getting to the big show is months in the making….

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23 hours ago

Fox News’ Swedish ‘security advisor’ has heads scratching

NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials….

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23 hours ago

‘Moonlight’ sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Sunday might be dominated by "La La Land," but Saturday belonged to "Moonlight."…

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23 hours ago

Academy revokes ’13 Hours’ sound mixer’s Oscar nomination

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One day before the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted to rescind the sound mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell for his work on "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." The decision, announced Saturday, was due to Russell's violation of Academy campaign regulations….