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Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:08pm

Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop mogul received one of the festival's most roaring receptions.

Used mascara wands are helping treat and save wild animals

Francisco Guzman and Saeed Ahmed, CNN  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:11pm

If you're in need of a new mascara wand, don't throw the old one away.

5 films that tried and (so far) failed to represent 2020 on-screen

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Jan 25th - 4:24pm

It is the future, people. We are now in 2020 and it's time we take a look at the movies made in yesteryears that were supposed to take place today.

Reunion site named after hero of Virginia Beach shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 3:26pm

The post office where survivors reunited after a mass shooting in a Virginia Beach government office building now is named after the man who gave his own life for his co-workers.

Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing garden

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 2:48pm

The Border Patrol, reacting to a breach it discovered in a steel-pole border wall believed to be used by smugglers, gave activists no warning this month when it bulldozed the U.S. side of a cross-border garden on an iconic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Man points gun in French Quarter, wounded in police shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 12:35pm

A man who had been pointing a gun at people in New Orleans' historic French Quarter was critically wounded Saturday in a shootout with police.

Florida man arrested for pointing lasers as planes landed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:51am

A man was arrested for pointing lasers at planes trying to land at a Florida airport and injuring a pilot in the process, authorities said.

Byte, the sequel to Vine and potential competitor to TikTok, launches on mobile

Shannon Liao, CNN Business  |  Posted Jan 25th - 11:23am

TikTok teens have a shiny, new toy to try: Byte, a social media platform, has launched on mobile. It's a direct successor to the Vine app, which was discontinued in early 2017 although videos posted to the platform are preserved to this day.

2 killed, toddler injured in shooting at Little Rock home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 10:01am

Two women were killed and a 2-year-old boy was injured in a shooting at their Little Rock home early Saturday morning, police said.

Seller auctioning JFK docs from ex-California governor

Cuneyt Dil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 9:15am

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to know who is trying to sell his father’s memorabilia related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Kansas land up for auction was site of 1870s serial slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:52am

Kansas cropland that turned into a crime scene of serial slayings in the 1870s is up for auction.

With Trump's help, NJ's Van Drew courts former foes

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 7:21am

and headlines — Tuesday when he comes to the New Jersey shore to reward newly minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew with a rally for leaving the Democrats and opposing impeachment.

Column: 'We Don't Like to Draft a Guy Who's Too Smart'

Jim Litke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 12:39am

did I mention? — they banked enough paychecks to be set for life.

Sundance: Ron Howard documents aftermath of the Camp Fire

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 12:08am

Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history.

Woman kills retired trooper, self at Chicago-area cigar bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 11:54pm

A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty trooper Friday night before turning the gun on herself at a cigar lounge in the Chicago suburbs, police said.

Disability-rights movement takes spotlight at Sundance

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:58pm

During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response came when disability advocate Judith Heumann, one of the film’s chief personalities, wheeled on stage.

Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Eric Tucker, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 10:29pm

President Donald Trump’s lawyers plunged into his impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically motivated effort to drive him from the White House.

Police: Woman charged after Phoenix airport partly evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 9:46pm

A woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers having to evacuate part of one concourse, police said Saturday.

Man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 9:27pm

A 62-year-old man was cited in Arizona this week after trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger just to use the HOV lane.