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Fall Movie Preview: 'Joker' gets a prestige makeover

Fall Movie Preview: 'Joker' gets a prestige makeover

LOS ANGELES — The Joker has been around for almost 80 years and there's no shortage of portrayals. There are even some legendary ones by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.
Myanmar court sends filmmaker to prison for army remarks

Myanmar court sends filmmaker to prison for army remarks

YANGON, Myanmar — A court in Myanmar has found a prominent filmmaker guilty of defaming the military with his postings on Facebook and sentenced him to a year in prison.
S. Korean court sends Park, Samsung heir cases to new trials

S. Korean court sends Park, Samsung heir cases to new trials

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea's top court on Thursday sent back jailed ex-President Park Geun-hye's corruption case to a lower court for separate trials on the charges on which she was convicted, a ruling that could increase her already-len
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid

WASHINGTON — Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and maj
Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson to retire over health issues

Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson to retire over health issues

ATLANTA — Republican Sen.
Placido Domingo concert opening sports complex in Hungary

Placido Domingo concert opening sports complex in Hungary

SZEGED, Hungary — Placido Domingo received a warm reception Wednesday at a concert in Hungary to inaugurate a new soccer stadium for a Catholic diocese, the second of the opera star's European engagements since he was accused of sexual harassment in

Comedian says hammers got him ousted from Idaho statehouse

BOISE, Idaho — A comedian known for smashing fruit and vegetables with giant wooden hammers says he was escorted out of Idaho's Statehouse when he entered the building carrying two of the hammers.
PR firm: 'Every iota' of Smollett claim true; police differ

PR firm: 'Every iota' of Smollett claim true; police differ

CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett's PR team says "every iota" of his account of being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in Chicago is supported by police evidence despite police repeatedly saying it was all staged.

LA's Music Center Plaza reopens after $41 million renovation

LOS ANGELES — The downtown Los Angeles Music Center's plaza has reopened to the public after two years and a $41 million renovation. Civic and community leaders declared the 36,000-square-foot (3,344.

OxyContin maker negotiating settlement worth a reported $12B

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Purdue Pharma would devote its profits to cleaning up the devastation wrought by opioids, and the controlling Sackler family would be out, under a $10 billion to $12 billion nationwide settlement taking shape at the negotiating table