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Shameik Moore talks ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ role

Shameik Moore talks ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ role

Credit: Sony Pictures Animation. © 2018 CTMG, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters today, and with it, Shameik Moore makes history by voicing Miles Morales, the first ever bi-racial Spider-Man in the new animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. “This kid could be white, black, Asian, Hispanic. He just happens to be…

Actress Sondra Locke, dead at 74

Actress Sondra Locke, dead at 74

Bob Riha Jr/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Actress/director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968’s The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. The actress passed away November 3 of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone…

Liam Neeson reflects on impact of ‘Schindler’s List,’ 25 years later

Liam Neeson reflects on impact of ‘Schindler’s List,’ 25 years later

L-R: Embeth Davidtz, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley and Caroline Goodall attend the “Schindler’s List” 25th anniversary cast reunion at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival; Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival(NEW YORK) — Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking film Schindler’s List marks its 25th anniversary Saturday. The movie, which first hit select U.S. theaters…

Watch now: ‘Downton Abbey’ teaser trailer welcomes fans back to the Crawleys’ estate

Watch now: ‘Downton Abbey’ teaser trailer welcomes fans back to the Crawleys’ estate

Courtesy of © Carnival Film and Television Limited for MASTERPIECE(LONDON) — A new teaser trailer for the Downton Abbey movie is here, cordially inviting fans back into the world of the Crawleys and their servants. The clip teases some sort of arrival at the lavish English estate, showing maids removing sheets off the furniture, a…

Music News

Stephen Stills to receive honorary doctorate from University of Florida

Stephen Stills to receive honorary doctorate from University of Florida

Credit: Eleanor StillsFolk-rock legend Stephen Stills will visit his former hometown of Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday where he will be presented with an honorary doctorate of music from the University of Florida during the school’s fall commencement. Stills, who lived in Gainesville during the 1950s and early ’60s and briefly was enrolled in the U.…

National News

Border Patrol defends handling, medical care of 7-year-old girl who died in custody

Border Patrol defends handling, medical care of 7-year-old girl who died in custody

iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol officials made a concerted effort Friday to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-year-old girl in government custody after she and her father were apprehended attempting to cross the southern border into New Mexico.Since The Washington Post first reported on…

24-year-old woman found shot dead on trail may have been lured there: Police

24-year-old woman found shot dead on trail may have been lured there: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — A 24-year-old woman found dead in broad daylight on a trail in DeKalb County, Georgia, may have been lured there, according to police.The body of Shantrelle Monroe, who was shot dead, was found Wednesday afternoon on a pathway behind a subdivision playground, DeKalb police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer told ABC News Friday via…

Health News

More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why good sleep is important

More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why good sleep is important

maroke/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Seattle school district joined dozens of school districts around the country in the fall of 2016 by delaying the start of school. Under the new rules, instead of beginning at 7:50 a.m., class began at 8:45 a.m.This gave researchers at the University of Washington an opportunity to determine just how much…

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce connected to a single water reservoir, CDC says

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce connected to a single water reservoir, CDC says

undefined undefined/iStock(ATLANTA) — The E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce has been linked to a single water reservoir on a farm in California.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration identified sediment from a farm as being the source for the November outbreak.The CDC reported that the farm in question is…

‘Young miracle’: Newborn girl recovers from Ebola in world’s 2nd deadliest outbreak

‘Young miracle’: Newborn girl recovers from Ebola in world’s 2nd deadliest outbreak

Nixxphotography/iStock(BENI, Democratic Republic of the Congo) — A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo just six days after she was born is now recovered from the lethal virus, according to health officials who called her the “young miracle.”The newborn girl, named Benedicte, received treatment…

Tennessee doctor charged with ‘massive opioid fraud distribution and healthcare fraud scheme’

Tennessee doctor charged with ‘massive opioid fraud distribution and healthcare fraud scheme’

iStock/Thinkstock(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) — A Tennessee doctor has been charged in connection with “a massive opioid distribution and healthcare fraud scheme,” authorities said, accusing him of preying “upon an already addicted population” and engaging in “reckless disregard for patient safety.”Dr. Samson Orusa was charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday with “maintaining a drug-involved premises, 22 counts…