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'Honored Beyond Measure': Reactions to Oscar Nominations

'Honored Beyond Measure': Reactions to Oscar Nominations

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
A round up of reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday.

Rapper Ja Rule Goes on Homophobic Twitter Tirade Against 50 Cent, Calls Him a 'Power Bottom'

Rapper Ja Rule Goes on Homophobic Twitter Tirade Against 50 Cent, Calls Him a 'Power Bottom'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
Rapper Ja Rule reignited his decades-long feud with rapper 50 Cent Friday in a bizarre and homophobic Twitter rant in which he called the "In Da Club" rapper a "#POWERBOTTOM."

Eddie Redmayne - A 'Vicious' Soccer Player

Eddie Redmayne - A 'Vicious' Soccer Player

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
The cast and crew of soccer-themed family animation "Early Man" are not fans of the beautiful game.

Watch: Get Your First Look at 'The Boys in the Band' Revival with All-Star Gay Cast

Watch: Get Your First Look at 'The Boys in the Band' Revival with All-Star Gay Cast

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
The all-star cast for the 15-week Broadway revival of Mart Crowley's seminal 1968 play "The Boys in the Band" got together to discuss the importance of the groundbreaking play, which is notable for its portrayal of gay men.

Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' Lands a Leading 13 Oscar Nods

Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' Lands a Leading 13 Oscar Nods

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jan 23
Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" fished out a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director.

Police Probe Anti-Gay, Racist Banners Found Outside Indiana Church

Police Probe Anti-Gay, Racist Banners Found Outside Indiana Church

NEWS | Jan 23
Police are investigating after banners with racist and anti-gay messages were erected outside a northwest Indiana church known for its progressive stands on racial and social justice issues.

Bandmates, Family Attend Funeral of Cranberries Singer  Dolores O'Riordan

Bandmates, Family Attend Funeral of Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Dolores O'Riordan's Irish hometown for the funeral of the Cranberries singer.

Neil Diamond Says He has Parkinson's, Retires from Touring

Neil Diamond Says He has Parkinson's, Retires from Touring

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Alaska Hit by 7.9 Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Canceled

Alaska Hit by 7.9 Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Canceled

NEWS | By Mark Thiessen and Becky Bohrer | Jan 23
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.

As Shutdown Eases Federal Workers Fear Prospect of Another

As Shutdown Eases Federal Workers Fear Prospect of Another

NEWS | By Matthew Barakat | Jan 23
The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown has enabled hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return to work Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks.


News

Cosby Jokes in 1st Show Since 2015 He 'Used to Be' Comedian

Cosby Jokes in 1st Show Since 2015 He 'Used to Be' Comedian

NATIONAL | By Michael Sisak | Jan 23
Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case.


Entertainment

 Review :: Red Trees

Review :: Red Trees

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 23
Director Marina Willer brings her father Alfred's memoirs to life in a gripping, unsettling documentary in which Alfred Willer recalls the uncertainties of life in Prague under the brutal racist tyranny of the Nazis.


Business

Head of Russian Outlet RT Says U.S. Foreign Agent Order Hurts

Head of Russian Outlet RT Says U.S. Foreign Agent Order Hurts

CORPORATE | By John Daniszewski | Jan 23
The head of Russian television channel RT says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet.


Technology

Beset by Traffic Via Navigation Apps, Town Restricts Access

Beset by Traffic Via Navigation Apps, Town Restricts Access

PERSONAL TECH | By David Porter | Jan 23
As a response to navigation apps that re-route some of the tens of thousands of vehicles headed to the bridge, Leonia is to start imposing fines Monday on non-residents who drive on residential streets during commuting hours.


Cars

14 Automakers List More Models in Takata Recall

14 Automakers List More Models in Takata Recall

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jan 21
U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.


Style

Paris Fashion Week Finale: Lanvin, Kenzo & More

Paris Fashion Week Finale: Lanvin, Kenzo & More

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 23
Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as Kenzo paid tribute to Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, who died last week.


Health/Fitness

Indoor Velodrome Expected to Draw Cyclists to Detroit

Indoor Velodrome Expected to Draw Cyclists to Detroit

FITNESS | By Corey Williams | Jan 23
An indoor cycling track in Detroit is expected to draw bike riders from other cold-weather states and across the U.S. while giving inner-city youth the opportunity to participate for free in the fast-moving and growing sport.


Travel

Tourism Booming in Cuba Despite Tougher Trump Policy

Tourism Booming in Cuba Despite Tougher Trump Policy

By Andrea Rodriguez | Jan 22
Travel to Cuba is booming from dozens of countries, including the U.S. And the tourism dollars from big-spending Americans seem to be heading into Cuba's state sector and away from private business.