Thursday, October 19, 2017

Morrissey’s latest single, “Spent the Day in Bed” is a clever anti-media statement

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  Morrissey's new album, "Low in High School," is scheduled for release Nov. 17, 2017. It contains the single, "Spent the Day in Bed." Despite a series of health challenges and cancelled tour dates in recent years, it feels safe to say that Morrissey is back. His new single, "Spent the Day in Bed" depicts the singer's attitude toward the consuming,...

“Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” offers new insights on the Godfather of Soul

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The 2015 documentary, "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown," is a unique product that resulted from the singer's estate providing access to various material. While it is difficult to capture all the relevant moments of a life in one film, "Mr. Dynamite" comes close to showing viewers who the singer really was. The film was produced by Mick...

Experts: Hard for jurors to convict when cops are on trial

Experts: Hard for jurors to convict when cops are on trial
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The hard-won conviction of a white former Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot his daughter's unarmed black boyfriend shows the difficulty prosecutors have in convincing jurors to put someone who carries a badge and a gun behind bars, legal experts said Thursday.A fourth jury convicted 57-year-old ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler late Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter...

Venezuela opposition shows evidence of tampered vote count

Venezuela opposition shows evidence of tampered vote count
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's opposition is presenting what it says is the first hard evidence of possible ballot tampering in Sunday's contested gubernatorial elections.The government-stacked National Electoral Council declared loyalist Justo Noguera the winner of Sunday's race in Bolivar state by just 1,471 votes over runner-up Andres Velasquez.But the Democratic Unity alliance said Thursday the vote totals listed...

Ridley Scott’s Getty kidnapping film to premiere at AFI Fest

Ridley Scott’s Getty kidnapping film to premiere at AFI Fest
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ridley Scott's film about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles next month.AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga said in a statement Thursday that in addition to the Nov. 16 screening of the new film "All...

Hamilton title chase returns to track he’s dominated

Hamilton title chase returns to track he’s dominated
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lewis Hamilton usually feels at ease in the U.S. And why not? It's pretty easy to be happy when he's usually finishing first.Yet despite his commanding lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the chase for the Formula One championship, the Mercedes driver barely cracked a smile Thursday as he dismissed scenarios that he could clinch...

Giroud’s overhead kick gives Arsenal 1-0 win at Red Star

Giroud’s overhead kick gives Arsenal 1-0 win at Red Star
Olivier Giroud scored late in the second half for Arsenal to maintain its perfect Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over 10-man Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.Five minutes after Milan Rodic was sent off for a second yellow card, Giroud struck with an overhead kick five minutes before the final whistle after Theo Walcott headed the ball to...

Deported Mexican man drops lawsuit against US over removal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation but was sent back to Mexico has dropped his lawsuit against the Trump administration.A federal judge in San Diego on Thursday agreed to dismiss the case filed by Juan Manuel Montes.The suit was taxing for the 23-year-old, who is now living in Mexico, and he asked to...

Ex-Dean Foods chairman gets 2 years in prison in fraud case

Ex-Dean Foods chairman gets 2 years in prison in fraud case
NEW YORK (AP) - A former Dallas-based food company executive who admitted feeding inside information to an influential Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson has been sentenced in New York to two years in prison.A federal judge imposed the sentence Thursday on former Dean Foods Co. chairman Thomas Davis.The judge acknowledged Davis was a pivotal cooperator who...

US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

US tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. Allen's friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before.The tourist from South Carolina had cut short his trip to Cuba two years earlier after numbness spread through all...