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Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

NEW YORK — After spending more than four years under the “bad dream” of rape and kidnapping charges that were recently dismissed, rapper Mystikal says he wants to shed the sexually-charged songs of his past, and now has a higher audience in mind.
The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

NEW YORK — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough.
Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

NEW YORK — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theatres closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks a
Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

NEW YORK — The cover for Hillary Clinton's first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs.
On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending

On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending

“Man. That ending!” That’s likely what you’d hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after “Promising Young Woman.
Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announced early Wednesday that he has resigned as the country faces a spike in killings and kidnappings and prepares for an upcoming constitutional referendum and general election later thi
US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were co-ordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

DENVER — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee.
Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

WASHINGTON — Top Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which lessens the perspectives that economists can bring to key policy issues.
US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

WASHINGTON — The U.S.