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Oscars: 'Black Panther' Becomes First Superhero Movie Nominated for Best Picture

Oscars: 'Black Panther' Becomes First Superhero Movie Nominated for Best Picture

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

Photos: Thousands of L.A. Teachers March on Strike

Photos: Thousands of L.A. Teachers March on Strike

Educators and parents wearing ponchos and rain boots and carrying umbrellas gathered downtown to march from City Hall to district headquarters in the pouring rain, pressing for higher pay and smaller class sizes that the district says could bankrupt the school system with 640,000 students.

Lawyer: R. Kelly Denies All Sexual Abuse Allegations

Lawyer: R. Kelly Denies All Sexual Abuse Allegations

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie.

Actor Craig McLachlan Charged with Indecent Assault

Actor Craig McLachlan Charged with Indecent Assault

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault and one count of common assault after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical.

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Groping Young Man at Bar

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to Groping Young Man at Bar

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016 in the first criminal case brought against the disgraced actor following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that crippled his career.

Kevin Spacey Faces Charge in Sexual Assault of a Teenager

Kevin Spacey Faces Charge in Sexual Assault of a Teenager

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor says Kevin Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned next month on a charge of indecent assault and battery on allegations he sexually assaulted the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a Nantucket restaurant.

Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart to Host 2019 Oscars

Actor-Comedian Kevin Hart to Host 2019 Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream.

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died.

Live Updates: Democratic Leaders Receive Mail Bombs

Live Updates: Democratic Leaders Receive Mail Bombs

Law enforcement agencies have intercepted suspicious packages and apparent explosive devices addressed to top Democratic figures such as George Soros, Barack Obama, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Kavanaugh: I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge

Kavanaugh: I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Brett Kavanaugh defended his testimony in response to uncorroborated sexual assault allegations and his impartial record as a judge.

Judge Declares Bill Cosby a 'Sexually Violent Predator'

Judge Declares Bill Cosby a 'Sexually Violent Predator'

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge declared Bill Cosby a “sexually violent predator” on Tuesday as he prepared to sentence the 81-year-old comedian for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago.

Report: Rapper Mac Miller Dead at 26

Report: Rapper Mac Miller Dead at 26

Rapper Mac Miller, a Pittsburgh native who famously feuded with Donald Trump before his presidential run and dated pop star Ariana Grande, has died at age 26, according to TMZ.

Kim Kardashian Meeting with Donald Trump to Push Criminal Justice Reform

Kim Kardashian Meeting with Donald Trump to Push Criminal Justice Reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed President Donald Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender earlier this year, returned to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with senior aides as part of the administration’s efforts on criminal justice reform.

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Debuts at #1

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Debuts at #1

Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg’s action-packed “Mile 22.

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family said.

Major Backlash Follows the Addition of Popular Film Oscar Category

Major Backlash Follows the Addition of Popular Film Oscar Category

Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream.

Alfredo Ortiz: Trump Is Vindicated on Tariffs

Alfredo Ortiz: Trump Is Vindicated on Tariffs

“President Trump’s aggressive strategy on trade was vindicated this week as European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker agreed to work toward the elimination of tariffs on U.S.

Riots, Road Accidents Mar French World Cup Partying

Riots, Road Accidents Mar French World Cup Partying

Paris (AFP) – Dozens of youths shattered windows at a popular store on the Champs Elysees avenue Sunday while hundreds of thousands of fans celebrated France’sWorld Cupvictory, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty, Released on Bail

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty, Released on Bail

Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman.

Steve Ditko, Spider-Man Co-Creator, Dies at Age 90

Steve Ditko, Spider-Man Co-Creator, Dies at Age 90

Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday.

WATCH: President Trump Delivers Speech in West Virginia

WATCH: President Trump Delivers Speech in West Virginia

Donald Trump will deliver a speech in West Virginia Tuesday evening. The president will attend the Salute to Service Dinner, part of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier – the PGA golf tournament formerly known as The Greenbrier Classic – in White Sulphur Springs.

WashPost Columnist: 'Southern Poverty Law Center Has Lost All Credibility'

WashPost Columnist: 'Southern Poverty Law Center Has Lost All Credibility'

“After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been held to account,” Marc Thiessen writes in his latest Washington Post column regarding the SPLC’s $3.375 million settlement and public apology to Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamic radical-turned-reformer who the SPLC included in its “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.

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