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Octavia Spencer: Jessica Chastain helped me earn 5 times my asking salary

Octavia Spencer said on Wednesday she loves her friend and co-star Jessica Chastain, and for a good reason.   Spencer, 47, revealed Chastain, 40, helped her obtain five times her asking salary for their upcomi

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AirAsia employee dies during flight from Malaysia to Indonesia

An AirAsia flight headed from Kuala Lumpur to Bandung, Indonesia, was diverted to the Senai International Airport in Johor, Malaysia, after an AirAsia staff member died during the flight.   The 46-year-old man

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Jessica Simpson sued for posting paparazzi snap of herself on social media

A photo agency sued singer Jessica Simpson Tuesday over a photograph of herself that she posted on her social media accounts.   Splash News and Picture Agency, which describes itself as “the wo

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Franklin Graham warns of deep state coup against President Trump

One of the nation’s most prominent Christian leaders said he fears President Trump is facing a grave domestic threat by forces who want to take over the White House.   "I believe we are in a coup d&

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On Mideast visit, US house speaker vows to confront Iran

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates –  U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan came to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday promising to take a harder line on Iran's ballistic missile program and its regional proxies, an

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West Virginia bank robber caught by cabbie who drove him to heist, cops say

A bank robber in West Virginia was caught thanks to the cabbie who drove him to the alleged heist, police said.   Cab driver George Lyon told the Associated Press he picked up Ryan Michael Stepanian, 25, at an

Entertainment
'Roots' actress Olivia Cole dead at 75

Actress Olivia Cole, best known for her performances in “Roots” and “The Women of Brewster Place,” has died. She was 75.   Cole died Jan. 19 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, her agent,

Politics
Where free speech should be promoted, free speech is under attack

Free speech is under attack at college campuses across the country.  The problem is not limited to a few colleges barring radical speakers to avoid a riot.  Universities large and small, public and private, are

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Rights group fears for detained Bahrain activist

BEIRUT –  A human rights group says the life of an imprisoned activist in Bahrain is at risk because he has been denied adequate medical care and is being held with extremists to whom he is opposed.  

Lifestyle
Catastrophic global warming less likely, study says

Dire warnings of underwater cities and drowning polar bears are less likely to pan out than once thought.   That’s an upshot of a new study in the journal Nature by top climate scientists, incl

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Mom turns in son accused of carjacking woman, 81, after seeing his picture on TV

A Florida mother turned her 14-year-old son in to police after she saw the boy was wanted for allegedly carjacking an elderly woman, officials said.   Shaquille Dixon was arrested Thursday and charged with fel

Business
Budweiser no longer among America's top three beers, according to sales estimates

Budweiser may advertise itself as the “king of beers,” but it just got demoted to fourth-in-line for the throne.   According to industry sales estimates shared in Beer Marketer’s Insights, Bu

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