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FILE - In this file photo taken onIn this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi men perform under a giant screen showing an image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during National Day ceremonies, at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia announced on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country’s young crown prince. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 6:19 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country's young crown prince. It's the latest stark reversal in a county where movie...
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Baseball player Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, poses for photos after a news conference at Angel Stadium, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. The Japanese star is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 09, 2017 - 9:59 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — General manager Billy Eppler rose from his seat in rapturous joy when he got the phone call telling him Shohei Ohtani wanted to join the Los Angeles Angels. When Eppler attempted to sit back down, he missed his chair completely, sprawling onto the floor. Ohtani has inspired...
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December 05, 2017 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway producers have filed a federal lawsuit against casting directors who are seeking to unionize. The Broadway League, a trade association of theater owners and producers, says in its lawsuit filed Tuesday that the unionization effort violates federal antitrust laws. The league...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, the cast and filmmakers, from left, Benjamin Bratt, John Ratzenberger, Darla K. Anderson, Renee Victor, Herbert Siguenza, Lee Unkrich, Edward James Olmos, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Gael Garcia Bernal, Selene Luna, Blanca Araceli, Adrian Molina and Lombardo Boyar arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Coco" in Los Angeles. The film is one of the largest U.S. productions ever to feature an almost entirely Latino cast and is drawing large audiences among Latinos, offering a momentary relief to some anxious about uncertain immigration policies. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
November 29, 2017 - 4:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The day before Thanksgiving, a predominantly Latino audience packed an Albuquerque theater on Route 66 to catch the U.S. premiere of "Coco." In San Jose, California, multi-generational Latino families came together to see the movie. At the Vineland Drive-In outside of Los...
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Contestants embrace new Miss Universe Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, in crown, at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 27, 2017 - 12:03 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss Universe pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 7 p.m. The woman representing South Africa has won the Miss Universe crown. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned Sunday during...
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This image released by Marvel Studios shows the Hulk, from left, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in a scene from, "Thor: Ragnarok." (Marvel Studios via AP)
November 05, 2017 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Thor: Ragnarok" thundered to one of the year's best box-office debuts with an estimated $121 million domestically, proving again — just as its flexing its muscle — the might of the Walt Disney Co. The robust debut for Marvel's third "Thor" movie was a welcome shot in the arm for...
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James Byrd, left, and Richard Clark, right, load their sandbags in a truck Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Newtown Estates Recreation Center in Sarasota, Fla., as they prepare for Hurricane Irma. The each got their ten bags before Sarasota County ran out of sandbags for residents. The county still has plenty of dirt but residents must bring and fill their own bags. A new shipment of sandbags is expected Thursday. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
September 06, 2017 - 5:40 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma and its impact on sports (all times local): ___ 5:25 p.m. USF is hoping for a fast game Saturday, with hopes of beating Hurricane Irma's arrival in Florida. The 21st-ranked Bulls will play at Connecticut as scheduled — with a new kickoff time Saturday of 10...
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Employees of a building supply store load sheets of plywood for a customer in the back of a truck during preparation for Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Throughout Florida, officials and residents are making preparations, but forecasts indicate the Keys could take the country's first blow from the Category 5 storm. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 06, 2017 - 3:19 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma and its impact on sports (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. The Florida Panthers are about to take their first road trip of the season, before the season even starts. Wary of Hurricane Irma's potential effect on the South Florida area, the Panthers' ownership...
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Anthony Mirto fills tanks as he prepares for Hurricane Irma, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Key Largo, Fla. Irma roared into the Caribbean with record force early Wednesday, its winds shaking homes and flooding buildings on a chain of small islands along a path toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and likely Florida by the weekend. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
September 06, 2017 - 1:12 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma and its impact on sports (all times local): ___ 1:05 p.m. Connecticut officials say they're working with the American Athletic Conference and No. 21 South Florida to review contingency plans for the planned game Saturday between the Huskies and Bulls. They'...
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Trader Peter Tuchman, center, wears a "Dow 22,000" hat as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. A big gain from Apple Wednesday morning sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Most other industries were trading lower, with health care and household goods companies slipping. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 02, 2017 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower Wednesday, but a big gain for Apple sent the Dow Jones industrial average above 22,000 for the first time. Movie theater companies and studios are tumbling after AMC Entertainment gave a weak forecast and said it will cut costs. Health care companies are down...
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