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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and ‘Creed II’ top the holiday weekend releases

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and ‘Creed II’ top the holiday weekend releases

DisneyHere are the films opening nationwide on Wednesday: * Ralph Breaks the Internet — The sequel to 2012’s Wreck It Ralph finds John C. Reilly’s titular video game character taking a trip into the Internet, along with his plucky pal Vanellope, again voiced by Sarah Silverman. Gal Gadot, Ali Wong, James Corden, and Ed O’Neill, provide…

Music News

Star-studded 2015 John Lennon tribute concert being released in January on CD, DVD and vinyl

Star-studded 2015 John Lennon tribute concert being released in January on CD, DVD and vinyl

Blackbird PresentsOn December 5, 2015, stars from various musical genres, including rock legends John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and Peter Frampton, came together in New York City to tape a concert special commemorating what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday.  The show, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, originally aired that month on AMC, and…

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry cancels US fall tour after recent hospitalization

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry cancels US fall tour after recent hospitalization

Credit: Zack WhitfordAfter his recent hospitalization, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry won’t be ready to get back in the saddle in time for his planned fall solo tour. The 68-year-old rocker has announced that he’s canceled the 10-date trek, which had been scheduled to launch on November 30 in in Sioux City, Iowa, and he’ll be…

National News

Judge declares mistrial in case of murdered New York City jogger Karina Vetrano

Judge declares mistrial in case of murdered New York City jogger Karina Vetrano

karinavetrano/Instagram(NEW YORK) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the murder trial for the man accused of killing New York City jogger Karina Vetrano.Two days of deliberations resulted in a hung jury, ABC New York station WABC reported. Seven members of the jury declared the 22-year-old suspect, Chanel Lewis, guilty, while five jurors declared…

Pentagon says troop deployment to border will cost $72 million through Dec. 15

Pentagon says troop deployment to border will cost $72 million through Dec. 15

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  The Pentagon estimates that the current costs of the U.S. military’s border support mission will cost $72 million.It is the first cost estimate provided since the start of the mission to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ahead of the arrival of several migrant caravans making their way north through Mexico…

Avenatti, girlfriend were fighting about money before alleged domestic violence occurred: Court docs

Avenatti, girlfriend were fighting about money before alleged domestic violence occurred: Court docs

Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, was allegedly berating his girlfriend about money before an alleged physical altercation in the couple’s Southern California home occurred last week, according to court documents file by the ex-girlfriend. Mareli Miniutti, a 24-year-old actress in Los Angeles who says she…

‘A senseless loss of life’: 3 victims of Chicago hospital shooting mourned

‘A senseless loss of life’: 3 victims of Chicago hospital shooting mourned

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Tamara O’Neal was a church-going emergency room doctor who was greatly concerned about gun violence. Dayna Less had survived a neurological disease as a teenager and was planning to get married next year. And Officer Samuel Jimenez had been a Chicago police officer for less than two years and was the loving father…

Health News

CDC recalling romaine after another E. Coli outbreak

CDC recalling romaine after another E. Coli outbreak

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now warned U.S. and Canadian consumers not to eat romaine lettuce after 32 people in 11 states were infected with a strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.”CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve…

Malaria progress stalls, new report says

Malaria progress stalls, new report says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Progress against eradicating malaria seems to have stopped, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.The number of malaria cases fell from 239 million in 2010 to 217 million in 2016. But then the number of cases jumped to 239 million.The disease is still clearly a danger – especially to…

How to eat mindfully this Thanksgiving

How to eat mindfully this Thanksgiving

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thanksgiving is a time of turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, pies — oh, and friends, family and giving thanks.Our anticipation of and obsession with food can seem at times like it’s the focus of the holiday.”Thanksgiving is a holiday with so much emotion around food attached,” said Dr. Alexis Conason, a clinical psychologist…