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Protest plan derails Thai showings of Hunger Games

  BANGKOK (AP) — A cinema chain in Thailand’s capital has canceled all screenings of the latest “The Hunger Games” movie after a student group planned a protest at a theater against the country’s military coup. Activists said Wednesday that police pressured the theaters to halt the showings. Opponents of the May military coup have [...]

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VCU department chair themes art around hair

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Comb through the life story of Sonya Clark and it’s easy to see how she came to craft works of art themed around hair, a provocative and politicized thread of identity. Her maternal grandmother was a tailor in Jamaica who taught her to sew and gave her an appreciation for [...]

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Protest plan derails Thai showings of Hunger Games

  BANGKOK (AP) — A cinema chain in Thailand’s capital has canceled all screenings of the latest “The Hunger Games” movie after a student group planned a protest at a theater against the country’s military coup. Activists said Wednesday that police pressured the theaters to halt the showings. Opponents of the May military coup have [...]

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Massive movie poster collection going to auction

  NEW YORK (AP) — A massive single-owner collection of vintage movie posters covering nearly the entire history of feature films — from 1907 to the present — is going on the auction block as one lot next month. It belongs to Morris Everett Jr., who began collecting posters and lobby cards 53 years ago. [...]

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audiotechnology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which focuses on enhancing and [...]

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Cornell professor unlocks mysteries of paintings

  ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital art detective, able to unlock the mysteries of a work’s age and authenticity by analyzing its underlying canvas or paper. Using high-resolution X-ray images, the 64-year-old academic can [...]

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Director Jolie wants ‘Unbroken’ to be tale of hope

  SYDNEY (AP) — Angelina Jolie says she took on the challenge of filming “Unbroken,” which has defeated many before her, because she wanted to create a story of hope. The second-time director is in Australia promoting the new film, the survival story of Olympic and World War II hero Louis Zamperini. “I wanted to learn from [...]

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Bob Marley heirs join US firm to launch pot brand

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A U.S. private equity firm announced Tuesday it has joined the family of late reggae star Bob Marley in hopes of building what it touts as the “world’s first global cannabis brand.” Seattle-based Privateer Holdings announced Tuesday it has reached a licensing deal with Marley’s heirs to offer marijuana [...]

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Missing Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

  TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A top police official says what appear to be the bodies of Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago. National Police director, Gen. Ramon Sabillon says authorities are awaiting confirmation from forensic officials that the bodies are Maria [...]

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Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

  NEW YORK (AP) — Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault. In an “Entertainment Tonight” interview that aired Tuesday, Dickinson said that the 1982 incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, California, where he was appearing. She told the TV newsmagazine that [...]

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Giant theme park expo highlights new fun for 2015

  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — How would you like to ride an elevator 120 feet up in the air, then flip head over heels six times as the lift plummets back down to the ground? Or fight good and evil with a laser blaster while dodging a lifelike, creepy-looking Joker? Those are just two of [...]

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