• social media November 4, 2019 10:06 am

    Cynthia Erivo on Becoming Harriet Tubman

    Such a quintessentially American role, some said, should have gone to an African American actress. Erivo, the daughter of Nigerian immigrants to England, was born in London and currently lives in New York.

  • social media October 31, 2019 6:57 pm

    Cynthia Erivo on Becoming Harriet Tubman

    British actress Cynthia Erivo is relatively small in stature. In person, she is earnest and genial. In performance, the 32-year-old can appear achingly vulnerable. And if you’re not paying attention, she will bowl you over. Now, after glimpses of her on-screen power last year in Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale” and Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” Erivo gives her...

  • Florida September 9, 2019 12:19 pm

    TS Franklin Moving Closer to Mexico

  • Associated Press July 14, 2019 10:58 pm

    Barry's Flood Threat Lingers as Storm Slowly Sweeps Inland

    Tropical Depression Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages. Though the system was downgraded to a tropical depression Sunday afternoon and its winds were steadily weakening since it made landfall Saturday in Louisiana, Barry’s rain bands...

  • Attorney June 17, 2019 8:09 pm

    Tension Developing in Aretha Franklin Will Dispute

    A fight is emerging over whether a son of Aretha Franklin could be put in charge of the late singer’s estate after a 2014 handwritten will was found under cushions in her suburban Detroit home. Attorneys for the estate said in a court filing Monday that “there is no basis to support the assumption” that Kecalf Franklin has the “ability,...

  • CEO June 7, 2019 7:26 am

    Walmart Is Going to Start Delivering Groceries Inside Shoppers' Home

    Walmart is going to begin delivering groceries inside shoppers’ homes. Right to their kitchen refrigerators. Starting this fall, nearly 1 million people across three cities — Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburgh and Vero Beach, Florida — will have access to Walmart’s new in-home delivery option, the retailer announced Friday at its annual shareholders meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company said it...

  • Brian Hamacher April 20, 2019 10:10 am

    Storms in South Kill Girl in Florida, Bring Tornado Threat

    A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.

  • Los Angeles April 16, 2019 10:09 am

    Aretha Franklin Makes History With Posthumous Pulitzer Win

    Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for “her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more...

  • georgia April 15, 2019 7:40 am

    Strong Storms in US South Kill at Least 8, Injure Dozens

    Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three children were among the dead. Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us as the severe weather left...

  • Florida March 10, 2019 8:40 am

    Daylight Saving Time 2019: Clocks ‘Spring Forward' on Sunday

    U.S. clocks will “spring forward” again on March 10 to make room for an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings as winter fades away. That also means losing out an hour’s sleep Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, when clocks are pushed forward one hour to 3 a.m. When you go to bed on...

  • Miami March 1, 2019 10:49 am

    School Delays

  • comedian December 28, 2018 6:23 pm

    Old Favorites, Outdated Attitudes: Can Entertainment Expire?

    They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated. Then he . he . he strides up to her, throws a fake punch in the air...

  • Donald Trump November 26, 2018 7:31 am

    Fights, Escapes, Harm: Migrant Kids Struggle in Facilities

    Records obtained by The Associated Press highlight some of the problems that plague government facilities for immigrant youth at a time when President Donald Trump’s administration has been making moves in recent weeks that could send even more migrant children into detention. About 14,000 immigrant children are currently detained in more than 100 facilities nationally, with about 5,900 in Texas....

  • Donald Trump November 26, 2018 7:30 am

    San Diego Entry Port Closed as Migrants Rush US-Mexico Border

    The migrants carried hand-painted American and Honduran flags and chanted: “We are not criminals! We are international workers!”

  • Associated Press October 10, 2018 12:06 pm

    Market Forces Put America's Recycling Industry in the Dumps

    America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. Mountains of paper have piled up at sorting centers, worthless. Cities and towns that once made...

  • South Florida October 5, 2018 12:01 am

    Teen Arrested for Social Media Threat to Pembroke Pines School is Latest in Disturbing Trend

    A 14-year-old student at a school in Pembroke Pines was arrested after police say he posted a threatening image on Instagram, just the latest in a series of arrests for similar threats at other South Florida schools.

  • NFL September 10, 2018 7:51 am

    Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Wins Miss America Pageant

    Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City.
    Her victory Sunday night resurrected a string of successes the Empire State has had in the pageant in recent years. Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri and Kira Kazantsev won the title from 2013 to 2015 competing as Miss New York.

  • Donald Trump September 2, 2018 7:28 pm

    Aretha Franklin Funeral Eulogy Slammed; Pastor Stands Firm

    A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing “its soul” at Aretha Franklin’s funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at Franklin’s funeral Friday in Detroit. He felt...

  • Attorney September 2, 2018 9:18 am

    Aretha's Lack of a Will Could Make Things Rocky for Heirs

    Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won’t have it so simple. Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will. As her four sons and other family members move on from Friday’s funeral in...

  • President August 31, 2018 2:51 pm

    Disrespectful? Ariana Grande Belts Aretha Franklin Standard in Tiny Dress at Funeral

    Ariana Grande belted an Aretha Franklin standard at the Queen of Soul’s homegoing in a black dress so short it got the social media choir going.

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