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  • Disney drops ‘Fox’ name and will rebrand its movie studio as ’20th Century’

    BURBANK — 20th Century Fox is an icon of Hollywood history. Its epic fanfare title card has appeared in front of “The Sound of Music,” “Star Wars” and other major films over the past 85 years. But in 2020, that name is no more. Disney is dropping the Fox name from its 20th Century Fox brand, renaming the longtime studio as just 20th Century Studios. Its art house production company, Fox Searchlight, will now be known as Searchlight Pictures. Disney closed a […]

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    Alabama jail preserving cell where Martin Luther King Jr. was held months before his assassination

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama county has passed a resolution to preserve a jail cell where civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is believed to have been held months before he was assassinated in 1968. The cell, on the seventh floor of what is now the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, is the only one that was not removed when the building underwent renovations in 1996. “In order for Jefferson County to truly move forward, we must […]

  • 2020 Women's March in Washington D.C.

    Crowds turn out for 4th annual Women’s March, 2020 election issues front and center

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Donning their iconic pink knit pussyhats, women and their allies are gathering Saturday across the United States for the fourth annual Women’s March. In Washington, where the main event is being held, participants — many toting tough-worded signs — gathered in Freedom Plaza and planned to march around the White House in a symbolic blitz of President Donald Trump, whose election and inauguration prompted the first Women’s March in January 2017. “We are so angry and channeling that rage into […]

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    Harry and Meghan will no longer use ‘His and Her Royal Highness,’ Buckingham Palace says

    LONDON — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use the titles His and Her Royal Highness after announcing they would step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family and will repay the Sovereign Grant funds they recently spent to renovate their official residence, Frogmore Cottage — £2.4 million (about $3 million) of British taxpayers’ money — the palace said in a statement. As part […]

  • Picture of soldier surprising his mom

    Soldier surprises his mom while she’s honored as a resource officer after he was deployed for two years

    Williamson, on duty in her police uniform, ran toward her son, arms held wide and embraced him as the gym exploded in cheers.

  • Picture of phase 1 China trade deal

    Pork markets set to win big in phase 1 of the US-China trade deal

    Just a day after the United States and China signed a phase 1 trade deal, The US Department of Agriculture released a report that delivers another optimistic message to US farmers: Chinese demand for pork is likely to boost the US pork markets in 2020.

  • Video shows kids attacking 5-year-old Dallas girl on bus for nearly 15 minutes

    DALLAS — A Dallas mother was told by her child’s school district that it would cost her $600 to see a video that showed what happened to her 5-year-old daughter on a small school bus in November. Audrey Billings did so, and what she saw left her crushed. “I was devastated, I cried,” Billings told CNN on Thursday. The video of the November 11 incident shows the 5-year-old getting pushed, pulled, poked with a pencil and grabbed around the head […]

  • Man finds $43K in ‘uncomfortable’ thrift store ottoman, returns it to former owner’s family

    OWOSSO, Mich. — What would you do if you found $43,000 in a piece of furniture you purchased from a thrift store? It happened to one Michigan man, and he decided to return all the cash. Howard Kirby likes to shop at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Owosso, located about 30 miles west of Flint. He purchased a couch from the store in December for his man cave, but this weekend he made a shocking discovery. The couch was […]

  • 39 children died from flu-related causes this season, 2nd wave of illness possible

    The CDC estimates that this flu season, which started on September 29, there have been at least 13 million cases of the flu in the US, 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,600 deaths.

  • A blob of hot water in the Pacific Ocean killed a million seabirds, scientists say

    It's one of the largest mass die-offs in recorded history -- and researchers say warm ocean waters are to blame.

  • MAGA license plate design from Oklahoma

    Oklahoma senator releases designs for ‘Make America Great Again’ license plates

    The mock-up designs Dahm shared on Facebook show the silhouette of a service member in salute against a blue-purple backdrop with a red border, similar to Trump's "Make America Great Again" bumper stickers. The slogans are under the plate number.

  • Former softball star Alyssa Nakken becomes first full-time female coach in MLB history

    Alyssa Nakken, a former softball star at Sacramento State, will join the San Francisco Giants coaching staff as the first female full-time assistant in Major League Baseball history. Giants Manager Gabe Kapler, who was hired in November, added Nakken and Mark Hallberg to his staff on Thursday, the team announced. Kapler said they will help build a winning culture in the clubhouse. “In every organization, environment affects performance, and baseball clubhouses are no different,” Kapler said. “That’s why in addition […]

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