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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ tops box office with magical $62 million debut

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ tops box office with magical $62 million debut

© 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (LOS ANGELES) — Warner Brothers’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald delivered an estimated $62 million in its opening weekend — a little shy of the $65 million the studio had anticipated, but more than enough to top the weekend box office. Overseas, the latest chapter in the Fantastic Beasts franchise — starring Jude…

Mark Zuckerberg, Nancy Pelosi latest to be mocked by ‘SNL’

Mark Zuckerberg, Nancy Pelosi latest to be mocked by ‘SNL’

NBC/Will Heath(NEW YORK) — The last Saturday Night Live episode before Thanksgiving saw the return of Kate McKinnon’s Laura Ingraham — and a number of other targets to be mocked: Jeanine Pirro, Nancy Pelosi and Mark Zuckerberg.In the show’s cold open, a spoof of Fox’s The Ingraham Angle, McKinnon’s Ingraham opened with her “facts,” including “Hispanics all voted twice” and “Latinos can have babies every three months.”…

Watch now: Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding’ debuts its trailer

Watch now: Netflix’s ‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding’ debuts its trailer

Courtesy of Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Ready for another royal wedding? The follow-up to your favorite holiday guilty pleasure movie, A Christmas Prince, has released its first trailer. The Netflix sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, takes place a year after the first film, as journalist Amber plans her nuptials to the now-king of the…

Music News

Canadian folk-rock great Gordon Lightfoot turns 80 on Saturday

Canadian folk-rock great Gordon Lightfoot turns 80 on Saturday

Courtesy of Gordon LightfootCanadian folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday. The lauded singer/songwriter’s long career dates back to the early 1960s, but he experienced his biggest success during the 1970s. Lightfoot scored four top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “The Wreck…

National News

Body discovery near where San Francisco 49ers’ fan went missing

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The search for a San Francisco 49ers’ fan who mysteriously went missing during a football game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, took a grim turn when fishermen discovered a body in the water near where the man vanished, police said. Santa Clara and San Jose police have been searching for…

Much-needed rain on the way for California later this week

Much-needed rain on the way for California later this week

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The fire danger in California continues on Sunday, but firefighters in the region are about to get a needed respite. A red flag warning is in effect for the Sacramento area, near the Camp Fire, due to low relative humidity and the potential for wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph.…

Devastating California wildfires leave 74 dead, more than 1,000 others unaccounted for

Devastating California wildfires leave 74 dead, more than 1,000 others unaccounted for

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for in California as deadly wildfires continue to burn at both ends of the state. The two monstrous blazes that both ignited last week have claimed a total of 74 lives while burning a total area of nearly 400 square miles, according to the…

Health News

Suicide rates highest among American men in construction, women in creative fields

Suicide rates highest among American men in construction, women in creative fields

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With suicide rates rising across the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that certain occupations are associated with a higher risk of suicide. Suicide rates were highest among men who worked in construction or extraction (oil rigging, mining) jobs and women who worked in…

Momtroversy: Should kids call adults by their first names?

Momtroversy: Should kids call adults by their first names?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Once kids reach a certain age, they’re expected to address adults as something other than “so-and-so’s mommy” and “so-and-so’s daddy.”In school, the rules are clear. The teacher indicates on day one what the students should call him or her — and that’s that.But outside of school, when addressing their friends’ parents and…

Why the link between veterans, mass shootings is more complicated than you think

Why the link between veterans, mass shootings is more complicated than you think

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The murder of 12 people at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, earlier this month is the latest example of a veteran perpetrating a mass shooting, adding another complicated addition to a growing list of incidents of gun violence in the U.S. Some see the discussion of veteran-involved shootings as promulgating of…