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Review: Spielberg's 'West Side Story' a Rousing Revival

By Jake Coyle | Monday Dec 6, 2021
Spielberg, Tony Kushner, and Steven Sondheim have deepened and clarified one of the 20th century's most iconic musicals, and made a better movie than the 1961 original... but has it lost some of its punch?

Jussie Smollett Trial to Resume with Defense Possibly Calling Him

By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Monday Dec 6, 2021
After two brothers told a jury how Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out a fake racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago, the big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether he will tell his side of the story.

Fauci Says Early Reports Encouraging About Omicron Variant

By Gene Johnson | Monday Dec 6, 2021
U.S. health officials said early indications suggest omicron may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations.

Cruise Ship with COVID-19 Infections Arrives in New Orleans

Monday Dec 6, 2021
A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 10 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked Sunday in New Orleans. Anoints Allyship Word of the Year for 2021

By Leanne Italie | Monday Dec 6, 2021
Allyship, an old noun made new again, is's word of the year.

Justin Bieber Performs at Saudi F1 Race after Boycott Calls

Monday Dec 6, 2021
Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia despite human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance to protest the kingdom's arrests and crackdown of critics.

Turning Outrage into Power: How Far Right is Changing GOP

By Brian Slodysko | Monday Dec 6, 2021
The path to power for Republicans in Congress is now rooted in the capacity to generate outrage.

Tom Holland's Next Dance: Playing Fred Astaire

By Hilary Fox | Monday Dec 6, 2021
Tom Holland is trading in his Spidey suit for some tap shoes. The "Spider-Man" star told The Associated Press Sunday that he plans to play Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic.

Lenny Kravitz Wows at Private Party During Miami Art Week

By Kelli Kennedy | Monday Dec 6, 2021
Legendary rocker Lenny Kravitz gave a private performance Friday for a star-studded crowd that included Leonardo DiCaprio and local Latin boy band CNCO during Miami's Art Week.

Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B Wrap Up Over The Top Miami Art Week

By Kelli Kennedy | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
The over-the-top parties and star-studded shows surrounding Miami's Art Basel wrapped up this weekend with performances by Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B and rocker Lenny Kravitz.

Audiences Go for a Second Helping of 'Encanto'

By Lindsey Bahr | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
Leftovers were on the menu for moviegoers in North America this weekend. "Encanto," "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and "House of Gucci" repeated in the top three spots, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

Kennedy Center Honors and its Traditions Are Back Once More

By Ashraf Khali | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year.

Senate Leader, Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies at 98

By John Hanna and Cal Woodward | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98.

Edmunds: Ford Bronco Versus Jeep Wrangler

By Miles Branman, Edmunds | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
The new 2021 Bronco SUV pays homage to its predecessors and serves as an intriguing alternative to a well-known off-roading icon: The Jeep Wrangler.

Explainer: Jussie Smollett's Turn to Testify. Will He?

By Don Babwin | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
The big question when the actor's trial resumes Monday will be whether or not Jussie Smollett will tell his side of the story.


By Corey Williams | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
A third party will investigate events at Oxford High School that occurred before a school shooting that left four students dead.

CNN Fires Chris Cuomo for Helping Brother Deal with Scandal

By David Bauder and Michelle L. Pric | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday less than a week after new information emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year.

More Omicron Detected as Hospitals Strain Under Delta Surge

By Carolyn Thompson | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight.

No Shortage of Sanction Options if Russia Invades Ukraine

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
The Biden administration has plenty of options to make good on its pledge to hit Russia financially if President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine.

From Serbia, Afghan Boxers Seek Refuge, Careers in West

By Jovana Gec | Sunday Dec 5, 2021
Members of the Afghan national boxing team are seeking refuge in the West, hoping to continue both their careers and their lives without danger or fear.

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