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A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz on 100th | Entertainment News
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A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz on 100th | Entertainment News

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and PATRICK ORSAGOS, Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a series of “Peanuts” comic strips that ran in mid-April of 1956, Charlie Brown grasps the string of his kite, which was stuck in what came to be known in the long-running strip as the “kite-eating tree.”In one episode that week, a frustrated Charlie Brown declines an offer from nemesis Lucy for her to yell at the tree.“If I had a kite caught up in a tree, I'd yell at it,” Lucy responds in the last panel.The simplicity of that interaction illustrates how different “Peanuts” was from comics drawn before its 1950 debut, said Lucy Shelton Caswell, founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University in Columbus, the world's largest such museum.Political Cartoons“The ide...
Ellen DeGeneres Ends Daytime Show With Plea for Compassion | Entertainment News
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Ellen DeGeneres Ends Daytime Show With Plea for Compassion | Entertainment News

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself.DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared memories and affection as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” concluded its Emmy-winning, 3,200-plus episode run that began in September 2003.“Twenty years ago, when we were trying to sell the show, no one thought that this would work. Not because it was a different kind of show, but because I was different,” DeGeneres said of the pushback from TV stations.When the syndicated show went on the air, she was prevented from saying the word “gay” or even the pronoun “we,” DeGeneres said, since the...
Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave | Entertainment News
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Battery Charge Dropped Against Florida Rapper Rod Wave | Entertainment News

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against a 23-year-old Florida rapper who goes by the name Rod Wave has has been dropped, according to court documents.Prosecutors filed a notice Thursday in Osceola County court that the case against Rodarius Green was not suitable for prosecution.Green, whose song “Heart on Ice" broke into the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020, was arrested earlier this month following a traffic stop in St. Petersburg on a warrant out of Osceola County, officials said.According to an arrested warrant, Green's ex-girlfriend accused him of entering her central Florida home and choking her last month while their two children were in another room of the house. The former couple had dated for about four years, and the girlfriend told investigators that Green accused her...
Amber Heard Expected to Resume Testimony in Depp Libel Trial | Entertainment News
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Amber Heard Expected to Resume Testimony in Depp Libel Trial | Entertainment News

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard is expected to take the witness stand Monday for a third day of testimony in a libel suit filed against her by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.The high-profile trial is resuming after a one-week hiatus to accommodate a judicial conference. Jurors have already heard four weeks of testimony.Heard has already spent two days on the witness stand and still has not been cross-examined by Depp's lawyers.Heard told jurors she was physically and sexually abused on multiple occasions before and during her brief marriage to Depp, which lasted from 2015-16. Depp has already testified and denied he ever hit Heard.Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court for libel over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representin...
Chicago Alt-Weekly Survives Column Clash, Going Nonprofit | Entertainment News
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Chicago Alt-Weekly Survives Column Clash, Going Nonprofit | Entertainment News

By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Reader, the city's famed alt-weekly, is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner's column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children.The publication was on track to be sold to the new nonprofit last year until the November printing of defense attorney Leonard Goodman’s column headlined “Vaxxing our kids" prompted allegations of misinformation and censorship.Goodman agreed to step aside in late April, allowing the sale to go through. Still, the standoff among the alt-weekly's managers left staff members in limbo for months, wondering if the Reader would be shut down after surviving multiple previous sales and the coronavirus pandemic.In the column, Goodman wrote that “f...
Academy Awards Set 2023 Oscars for March 12 | Entertainment News
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Academy Awards Set 2023 Oscars for March 12 | Entertainment News

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Academy Awards will take place March 12, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Friday.The date for the 95th Academy Awards moves the show up slightly from this year, when they where held unusually late on March 27, partly due to the February Olympics. But it will also leave in place a stretched-out awards season that some have argued saps the Oscars of drama.The 94th Academy Awards didn't lack for that, albeit not in the way the film academy intended. On a night that saw Apple TV+'s “CODA” become the first film with a largely deaf cast and the first film from a streaming service to win best picture, the infamous slap by Will Smith of presenter Chris Rock overshadowed the awards.Smith has since resigned from the academy, which banned the acto...
Asian Shares Bounce Back, Shrugging off Inflation Concerns | Business News
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Asian Shares Bounce Back, Shrugging off Inflation Concerns | Business News

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business WriterAsian shares bounced back Friday from losses earlier in the week, shrugging off data showing U.S. wholesale prices soared 11% in April from a year earlier.The regional rally followed a mixed and muted close on Wall Street. Oil prices and U.S. futures also were higher.Investors are puzzling over what’s next with inflation and the U.S. central bank’s response to it. Trading has been volatile, with indexes prone to sharp swings as investors try to shield their portfolios from the impact of the highest inflation in decades.Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, fresh off winning Senate confirmation for a second four-year term, for the first time Thursday acknowledged that high inflation and weakness in other economies could thwart his efforts to avoid a re...
U.S. Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers Against Biased AI | Technology News
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U.S. Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers Against Biased AI | Technology News

By MATT O'BRIEN, AP Technology WriterThe federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers that the commonly used hiring tools could violate civil rights laws.The U.S. Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jointly issued guidance to employers to take care before using popular algorithmic tools meant to streamline the work of evaluating employees and job prospects — but which could also potentially run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act.“We are sounding an alarm regarding the dangers tied to blind reliance on AI and other technologies that we are seeing increasingly used by employe...
Senate Confirms Powell for 2nd Term as Fed Fights Inflation | Business News
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Senate Confirms Powell for 2nd Term as Fed Fights Inflation | Business News

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, giving bipartisan backing to Powell's high-stakes efforts to curb the highest inflation in four decades.The 80-19 vote reflected broad support in Congress for the Fed's drive to combat surging prices through a series of sharp interest rate hikes that could extend well into next year. The Fed's goal is to slow borrowing and spending enough to ease the inflation pressures.Since February, when his first term expired, Powell had been leading the central bank in a temporary capacity.He faces a difficult and risky task in trying to quell inflation without weakening the economy so much as to cause a recession. The job market remains robu...
Star of ‘The Bear Whisperer’ Accused of Illegal Bear Kill | Entertainment News
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Star of ‘The Bear Whisperer’ Accused of Illegal Bear Kill | Entertainment News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who stars on a TV show called “The Bear Whisperer” has been accused of illegally killing a black bear in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park and lying about where it was killed.The U.S. Attorney's Office filed misdemeanor charges last Friday against Harvey Neil Anthony of Maine and Nature Productions Inc. Anthony goes by the name of Blaine Anthony in the television series he also produces, the Anchorage Daily News reported.An online court records system did not show an attorney listed for Anthony. There was no immediate response to an email seeking comment sent to Nature Productions Inc. on Thursday by The Associated Press. The charging documents said Anthony is the company's sole shareholder.Hunting is prohibited in the park, which is at the edge of the Kena...