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Oscar Nominated 'Do the Right Thing' Star Danny Aiello Dead At Age 86

Oscar Nominated 'Do the Right Thing' Star Danny Aiello Dead At Age 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” “The Godfather, Part II,” “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” has died.

SAG Awards: 'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' Score Nominations, Robert De Niro Snubbed

SAG Awards: 'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' Score Nominations, Robert De Niro Snubbed

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, “Parasite” scored a best ensemble nod and both “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” solidified their Oscar favorite status in nominations announced Wednesday for the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Calls Climate Activist Greta Thunberg a 'Brat'

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Calls Climate Activist Greta Thunberg a 'Brat'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon.

Juice Wrld Given Opioid Antidote Narcan During Fatal Seizure

Juice Wrld Given Opioid Antidote Narcan During Fatal Seizure

Chicago (AP) — A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died, authorities said Monday.

Roxette Singer Marie Fredriksson Dead at 61

Roxette Singer Marie Fredriksson Dead at 61

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Marie Fredriksson, the female half of the Swedish pop duo Roxette, has died at age 61, her management agency said Tuesday.

Sesame Street Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies at Age 85

Sesame Street Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies at Age 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop.

George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin's Family for $100 Million

George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin's Family for $100 Million

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, is suing the teen’s parents, family attorney, the attorney’s book publisher and prosecutors who tried his case, claiming he was defamed when they allowed a witness to give false testimony in an attempt to incriminate him.

France Threatens Retaliation if U.S. Doubles Champagne Price

France Threatens Retaliation if U.S. Doubles Champagne Price

PARIS (AP) — France is threatening a “strong European riposte” if the Trump administration follows through on a proposal to hit French cheese, Champagne, handbags and other products with tariffs - of up to 100%.

U.S. Considers Tariffs on $2.4 Billion in French Products over Digital Tax

U.S. Considers Tariffs on $2.4 Billion in French Products over Digital Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports — including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and sparkling wine — in retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.

Gavin Newsom to Campaign for Kamala Harris in Iowa

Gavin Newsom to Campaign for Kamala Harris in Iowa

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will travel to Iowa to campaign for Sen. Kamala Harris as she tries to rebound amid a critical stretch in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Nor’easter Promises up to 20 Inches of Snow on East Coast

Nor’easter Promises up to 20 Inches of Snow on East Coast

NEW YORK (AP) — A wintry storm that made Thanksgiving travel miserable across much of the country gripped the East with a messy mixture of rain, snow, sleet and wind, slowing the Monday morning commute, closing schools and offices, and snarling air travel.

Judge Upholds Charges that Could Put Harvey Weinstein Away for Life

Judge Upholds Charges that Could Put Harvey Weinstein Away for Life

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has rejected Harvey Weinstein’s bid to throw out the most serious charges in his sexual assault case, dealing a big blow to the disgraced movie mogul as he sought to limit the scope of his looming trial and any potential punishment.

Powerful Winter Storm Could Still Threaten Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Powerful Winter Storm Could Still Threaten Thanksgiving Travel Plans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

'Bomb Cyclone' — Heavy Snow Jeopardizes Thanksgiving Travel Across U.S.

'Bomb Cyclone' — Heavy Snow Jeopardizes Thanksgiving Travel Across U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A storm packing heavy snow and high winds that wreaked havoc as it whipped through Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska marched into the upper Midwest on Wednesday as anxious Thanksgiving travelers buckled up and barreled headlong into a busy, if not perilous, holiday week.

Massive Snow Storm Causes Thanksgiving Travel Mayhem in Central U.S.

Massive Snow Storm Causes Thanksgiving Travel Mayhem in Central U.S.

DENVER (AP) — A storm dumping heavy snow buried highways in Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 people to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as the busy Thanksgiving week travel period went into high gear.

Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents.

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Opens Big With $127M

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Opens Big With $127M

NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350 million worldwide.

‘Cultural Genocide’: Leaked Documents Reveal How China Uses AI, Mass Surveillance to Run Concentration Camps

‘Cultural Genocide’: Leaked Documents Reveal How China Uses AI, Mass Surveillance to Run Concentration Camps

(AP) — The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominant Mandarin language and follow strict rules on everything down to bathing and using the toilet, scores that determine if they can leave.

William Barr: Epstein’s Death was a ‘Perfect Storm of Screw-ups’

William Barr: Epstein’s Death was a ‘Perfect Storm of Screw-ups’

(AP) — Attorney General William Barr said he initially had his own suspicions about financier Jeffrey Epstein’s death while behind bars at one of the most secure jails in America but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of screw-ups.

'Chill Out' — Obama Warns Against ‘Purity Tests’ in Democrat Primary

'Chill Out' — Obama Warns Against ‘Purity Tests’ in Democrat Primary

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee.

White House: Trump Wants Senate Trial

White House: Trump Wants Senate Trial

Reuters reports that President Donald Trump welcomes a Senate trial if the House passes articles of impeachment.

'Drinkin' Too Much' Singer Sam Hunt Arrested for DUI

'Drinkin' Too Much' Singer Sam Hunt Arrested for DUI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for driving under the influence and violation of the open container law after police in Nashville stopped him for driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

Criminal Charges Expected this Week Against Epstein Guards

Criminal Charges Expected this Week Against Epstein Guards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night before he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

5 Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in San Diego

5 Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five members of a family, including three young boys, have died and another boy was hospitalized with injuries in an apparent murder-suicide in San Diego.

Chicago Gang Leader Accused of Trying to Help ISIS

Chicago Gang Leader Accused of Trying to Help ISIS

CHICAGO (AP) — A purported street-gang leader from suburban Chicago who became radicalized in prison faces federal charges accusing him of seeking to provide money to Islamic State militants in Syria, according to a complaint unsealed Friday in U.S.

Whole New World: Disney Streaming Debuts with Hit Brands

Whole New World: Disney Streaming Debuts with Hit Brands

NEW YORK — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot.

Box Office: War Epic ‘Midway’ Wins Veterans Day Weekend with $17.5M

Box Office: War Epic ‘Midway’ Wins Veterans Day Weekend with $17.5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace including a Stephen King adaptation, a World War II epic, a glossy, holiday-themed romantic comedy and a family friendly comedy, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American box office is hurting.

Michael Bloomberg 2020 Campaign Would Skip Iowa and New Hampshire

Michael Bloomberg 2020 Campaign Would Skip Iowa and New Hampshire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond.

Study Says LGBTQ Characters Hit Record High on Television

Study Says LGBTQ Characters Hit Record High on Television

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Pose” and “Batwoman” are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD.

AP: Tom Steyer Aide Secretly Offered Money for Endorsements

AP: Tom Steyer Aide Secretly Offered Money for Endorsements

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations.

Donald Trump Jr. Shares Alleged 'Whistleblower' Name via Breitbart Story

Donald Trump Jr. Shares Alleged 'Whistleblower' Name via Breitbart Story

Washington (AFP)— President Donald Trump's son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government.

Breitbart Launches 'B Inspired News' on Instagram

Breitbart Launches 'B Inspired News' on Instagram

We are proud to introduce a brand new Instagram page called B Inspired News that will showcase true stories that we feel represent the inherent goodness of Americans.

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Roger Stone

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Roger Stone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Roger Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, who faces charges related to his alleged efforts to exploit the Russian-hacked Hillary Clinton emails for political gain.