Denzel Washington may join Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson who have won 3 Oscars
2017-02-24 07:47:41 UTC
By Jill Serjeant |
LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen.
Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed.
Dozens of U.S. asylum seekers have been crossing into Canada
2017-02-23 19:56:13 UTC
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed cooperation along the countries' shared border, Trudeau's office said in a statement that did not give details.
Dozens of asylum seekers, worried about...
Jackie Evancho wants Trump to meet her transgender sister
2017-02-23 20:27:43 UTC
Singer Jackie Evancho, who sang the national anthem at Donald Trump's inauguration, wants the president to meet with her and her transgender sister after his decision to roll back protection for transgender students granted under the Obama adminis...
George Clooney: Trump and Bannon Are Hypocritical ‘Hollywood Elitists’
2017-02-23 08:46:23 UTC
Despite President Donald Trump and his trusty chief strategist Steve Bannon continuously criticizing the so-called “Hollywood elitism” plaguing the country, George Clooney is here to remind you that these two gentlemen, in fact, have very strong a...
Trump rolls back transgender protections
2017-02-23 05:27:58 UTC
President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.
The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards
2017-02-23 09:19:54 UTC
By Alicia Powell |
LOS ANGELES — It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday.
Employing everything from paint to cosmetic procedures, Hollywood's leading men are increasingly getting a little help to look ...
States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
"The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
By Jill Serjeant |
LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood s...
Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
2017-02-21 07:27:00 UTC
<h2>Here’s The History Behind ‘Loving,’ A Film About A Major Civil Rights Victory<strong></h2>The movie celebrates the love story at the center of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended racial discrimination for marriage.</strong><h...
Trump's new Exec Order: ICE has the authority to deport undocumented immigrants
2017-02-19 04:42:32 UTC
The entire population of nearly 12 million Undocumented immigrants are subject to deportation.
The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation, according to ...
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools
2017-02-18 20:14:53 UTC
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools.
California - On the same day that the Department of Homeland Security leaked a draft of a <a
Anti-Trump rallies staged across U.S. cities
2017-02-17 19:22:11 UTC
By Ian Simpson |
WASHINGTON - A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration will unfold on Friday in cities across the country, with activists urging Americans to skip work and school in a ...
U.S. federal agents arrested hundreds of immigrants this week
2017-02-11 08:27:20 UTC
By Sharon Bernstein and Kristina Cooke
U.S. federal immigration agents arrested hundreds of undocumented immigrants in at least four states this week in what officials on Friday called routine enforcement actions.
Reports of immigration swee...
More than 9.2 million sign for Obamacare
2017-02-04 02:47:34 UTC
More than 9.2 million U.S. consumers signed up for health insurance using the Healthcare.gov website during the open enrollment period between November and Jan. 31, the U.S. government said on Friday.
Enrollment was down from 9.7 million a year...
Crisis Mode In Silicon Valley; don't travel outside the country right now
2017-02-04 02:35:35 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kate Mitchell said her startup companies have a message for their employees who are foreign nationals: Don't travel outside the country right now.
"Common sense would say, why take the...
Arnold Schwarzenegger to Trump: 'Why don't we switch jobs?'
2017-02-03 01:30:28 UTC
Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Instagram and Twitter and offered this rebuttal: "Hey, Donald. I've got a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs? You take over TV, as you're such an expert in ratings. I take over your job and people can finally get to...
Trump threatens to cut funding to the U.C. Berkeley
2017-02-03 00:42:55 UTC
SACRAMENTO, CALIF./NEW YORK - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to cut funding to the University of California at Berkeley after protesters forcing the cancellation of an appearance by a far-right Breitbart News editor.
Women stage massive anti-Trump protests across U.S.
2017-01-22 07:34:49 UTC
Washington (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women, many wearing pink knit hats, marched through downtown Washington, and also thronged the streets of San francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston to rebuke Trump on his first full da...
Day 1: Trump presidency faces global protests - Women's march
2017-01-22 19:56:24 UTC
By Scott Malone and Ginger Gibson |
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of major American cities to lead an unprecedented wave of international protests against President Donald Trump, mocking and denouncin...
Inauguration Day protests across the Bay Area
2017-01-21 02:15:40 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO -- Thousands of protesters, many clad in purple, linked arms from one end of the Golden Gate Bridge to the other on Friday to oppose the inauguration of a president soundly rejected by California voters.
So many people were gatherin...
Thousands will be in D.C. to stand with women
2017-01-22 07:35:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP/WATE) — A day after the inauguration, more than 200 men and women from the Knoxville-area are in Washington D.c. for the women’s march on Washington.
Organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 p...
Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS
The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...
Anti-Trump protesters stage civil rights march
2017-01-18 04:06:39 UTC
We stand together, not as a people of hate, but as a people of hope.
By Lacey Johnson | WASHINGTON
U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald ...
Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES
Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of he...
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
<h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...