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'I've Gotta Be Me' explores Sammy Davis Jr. career and contradictions

Entertainment - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:45
"Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me" captures an entertainer who was a mass of contradictions, showcasing his prodigious and remarkably varied talent, juxtaposed with his often tone-deaf forays into politics. More than a mere appreciation, this look at Davis' personal journey through a tumultuous period in US history makes this an especially rich "American Masters" documentary.

Visegrad summit canceled over Israel-Poland Holocaust spat

World - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 01:54
A summit of central European leaders in Israel has been canceled after Israeli officials sparked outrage by accusing Poland of complicity during the Holocaust.

Jussie Smollett's career awaits outcome of his case

Entertainment - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 01:10
When Jussie Smollett released his debut album "Sum of My Music" last year, he was riding high.

Michael B. Jordan makes us all look lazy

Entertainment - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:50
It's late November and Michael B. Jordan is preparing to head overseas. He leaves on Thanksgiving for an international leg of press for his film "Creed II." His travels were going to take him to places like London and Africa. Then his schedule had him diving into award season here in the states. March, he said, would bring a breather.

Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive clothes recycling

Science & Nature - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:00
Clothing brands and retailers should pay per item to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme, MPs say.

President and CEO of Time's Up, Lisa Borders, resigns

Entertainment - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 23:13
Less than two months into the job, Lisa Borders has resigned as the president and CEO of Time's Up.

5 Americans arrested in Haiti

World - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:23
Haiti Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond confirmed Monday that five Americans on the island have been arrested.

Queen to perform at the Oscars

Entertainment - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 21:57
Less than one week until the Oscars, The Academy is still beefing up its list of performers, and its latest addition, they hope, will rock you.

Where to watch the Oscar-nominated foreign language films

Entertainment - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 19:45
A certain subset of Oscar nominees already have reason to celebrate.

'Hundreds' of badgers illegally killed each year in NI

Science & Nature - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 19:23
Badger baiting: 'Hundreds' illegally killed every season in Northern Ireland

Grand jury seated in wake of new R. Kelly allegations, sources say

Entertainment - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 18:49
A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, according to two sources close to the case.

Surprise! Miranda Lambert got married

Entertainment - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 18:46
Miranda Lambert is no longer single.

As Jussie Smollett story takes a turn, reaction shifts to wait and see

Entertainment - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 17:52
After Jussie Smollett reported being attacked in Chicago, his colleagues, politicians and many observers on social media were quick to condemn the incident and express support for Smollett.

Israel shoots for the moon with privately funded spacecraft

World - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 17:51
Aiming to become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the moon, Israel's non-profit SpaceIL has announced it will launch a spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket.

Plastic waste - what Neath pupils think

Science & Nature - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 17:46
What do these Neath pupils think of plastic waste after a beach clean-up?

This movie has 10 Oscar nominations. Its official box-office haul so far: $0

Entertainment - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 16:37
"Roma," Alfonso Cuarón's affectionate look at the Mexico City of his childhood, has 10 Academy Award nominations. It's been in theaters for three months. Most Hollywood observers consider it the favorite to win the best picture Oscar on Sunday.

Retailers are resisting UK plans for deposits on all plastic drink bottles

World - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:43
Retailers are pushing back against UK government plans for a deposit return program designed to encourage recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

24 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Zimbabwe

World - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:10
The bodies of 24 gold miners have been recovered from a flooded mine in Zimbabwe, and rescuers have pulled out eight survivors who had been trapped underground, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation reported.
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