Hugh Jackman’s secret? He didn’t know wolverines are real
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Hugh Jackman’s secret? He didn’t know wolverines are real

NEW YORK (AP) — After playing Wolverine in nine movies, Hugh Jackman arguably knows more about the superhero than anyone. But that wasn’t always the case. He recalls researching the animal when he first got the role and being somewhat mistaken about the character. For one thing, he had no idea that a wolverine is … Continue reading

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1
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Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

NEW YORK (AP) — A man steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks Thursday, killing a teenager, then emerged from his wrecked vehicle wild-eyed and waving his arms before he was subdued by police and bystanders. The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe
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The Latest: Trump denies asking Comey to shelve Flynn probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has responded with a direct “no, no” to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser. Trump also was questioned Thursday over revelations that he … Continue reading

‘Wonderstruck,’ with deaf newcomer Simmonds, lands at Cannes
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‘Wonderstruck,’ with deaf newcomer Simmonds, lands at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — The cacophony of the Cannes Film Festival was tamed Thursday by a deaf 14-year-old actress, Millicent Simmonds, whose screen debut is being hailed as a breakthrough. Todd Haynes’ partly wordless fable “Wonderstruck” premiered in competition at Cannes, bringing the festival one of its most anticipated films and a possible Academy Awards … Continue reading

Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show
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Marvel Universe LIVE!: Superheroes save the day in new show

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — There’s a moment at the start of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags through the air, soaring above the floor. Such display of superpower strength is startling, the director says, and the scene still takes his breath away. “It’s an incredible … Continue reading

Forbes: Jay Z and Beyonce worth a combined $1.16 billion
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Forbes: Jay Z and Beyonce worth a combined $1.16 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z and Beyonce are a billion-dollar couple according to one estimate. Forbes puts the combined wealth of the married superstars at $1.16 billion. The magazine estimates Jay Z’s fortune at $810 million. It says Beyonce has amassed $350 million. Forbes says most of Jay Z’s money is involved in Roc … Continue reading

Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival
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Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under sunny Cote D’Azur skies and the high-wattage smiles of stars including Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix’s place at the world’s most prestigious film festival continued to steal the spotlight as Cannes rolled out the red carpet. Optimism … Continue reading

Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at sex assault trial
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Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at sex assault trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial. The comedian spoke to SiriusXM radio host Michael Smerconish in an interview being broadcast Tuesday. Smerconish says he agreed to air an uncut, 82-minute conversation between Cosby and his daughters in exchange for the interview. Cosby says his … Continue reading

Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC
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Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC

(Chicago) — The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously 21-0 to fully reaccredit the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University for another six years. “The unanimous vote reflected ACEJMC’s enthusiastic acceptance of the case for reaccreditation presented in (1) our self-study report of 138 pages and … Continue reading

Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly go
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Fox News lets Bill O’Reilly go

by Keona Frasier Political Commentator Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to Fox News to host “The O’Reilly Factor.” O’Reilly’s departure came amidst allegations of sexual harassment. O’Reilly’s long running career with Fox News started in 1996. He is well-known for his conservative views and combative commentary. The program garnered a considerable number of viewers … Continue reading