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Bastille invites listeners to escape in 'Give Me The Future'

With techno beats, '80s retro futuristic tones and sweeping production, “Give Me the Future,” Bastille’s 13-track album, dives into the world of science-fiction, exploring the way technology can be a tool for escape
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Will Farquarson, from left, Chris Wood, Dan Smith and Kyle Simmons of Bastille pose for a portrait to promote the album "Give Me the Future" on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 in London. The band's 13-track, fourth studio album, dives into the world of science-fiction, exploring the way technology can be a tool for escape. (Photo by Scott Garfitt/AP)
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Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trial

A prosecutor has told a jury in an opening statement that California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels while a defense lawyer says it's not true
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Michael Avenatti arrives to Federal court in Manhattan, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in New York. Avenatti, the once high-profile California attorney who regularly taunted then-President Donald Trump, was introduced to prospective jurors who will decide whether he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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AG settles claim over fees paid by Robert Indiana's estate

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has settled claims against the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana and several law firms over excessive legal fees
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FILE — The Robert Indiana sculpture "LOVE" stands in John F. Kennedy Plaza, commonly known as Love Park, in Philadelphia, Monday, May 21, 2018. Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has resolved claims against the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana and several law firms accused of excessive legal fees, officials said Monday, Jan 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Review: Silent star Buster Keaton rides again in 2 new books

Two new books about silent film star Buster Keaton are appearing a century after he began to pack movie theaters
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This combination of cover images shows "Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the 20th Century" by Dana Stevens, left, and "Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker's Life” by James Curtis. (Atria via AP, left, and Knopf via AP)
3 hours ago

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

A judge has delayed trial for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's defamation claims against The New York Times after she tested positive for the coronavirus three times
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. Palin is on the verge of making new headlines in a legal battle with The New York Times. A defamation lawsuit against the Times, brought by the brash former Alaska governor in 2017, is set to go to trial starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 in federal court in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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Sundance doc looks at man behind the modern bulletproof vest

Richard Davis was a bankrupt pizzeria owner when he got the idea for a bulletproof vest in 1969 Michigan
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This image shows Richard Davis from the documentary "2nd Chance" by Ramin Bahrani, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
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Review: Killer gives the Florida Keys condo lifestyle a try

In “Mermaid Confidential,” Tim Dorsey’s 25th slapstick-noir novel featuring obsessive-compulsive serial killer Serge Storms, the anti-hero tries condo life in the Florida Keys
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This cover image released by William Morrow shows "Mermaid Confidential" by Tim Dorsey. (William Morrow via AP)
January 24

Statue toppled in Puerto Rico before Spanish king's visit

Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León ahead of a visit of King Felipe VI to the U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico
January 24
FILE - Gypsy Cordova blows smoke and shakes a maraca in front of a Juan Ponce de Leon monument while leading a group of activists in a march demanding statues and street names commemorating symbols of colonial oppression be removed, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Unknown people have toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León ahead of a visit of King Felipe VI to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Col. José Juan García, police commissioner for San Juan, told The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 that officers patrolling the cobblestone streets of the capital’s historic district hear a loud bang at 4:30 a.m. and found the statue broken in pieces. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
January 24

Review: Allende's 'Violeta,' an epic South American tale

Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s latest novel is “Violeta,” an epic tale that transports readers across a century of South American history, through economic collapse, dictatorship and natural disasters like an earthquake and a hurricane
January 24
This cover image released by Ballantine shows "Violeta" by Isabel Allende. (Ballantine via AP)
January 24

Ulvaeus seeks source of ABBA magic with Apple radio show

ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus is launching a radio show on Apple Music
January 24
FILE - Bjorn Ulvaeus, of ABBA, poses for photographers in a recreation of the Swedish recording studio Polar on Dec. 13, 2017, in London. Ulvaeus is launching a radio show on Apple Music. The songwriter and guitarist will host the "Björn from ABBA and Friends' Radio Show" on Apple Music Hits starting Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
January 24

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5 include actor Olivia Colman, musician Phil Collins and country singer Clint Black
January 24
This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Jan. 30-Feb. 5 shows Olivia Colman, from left, Kerry Washington, Harry Styles, Shakira, Isla Fisher, Clint Black and Henry Golding. (AP Photo)
January 24

‘Spider-Man’ comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from ‘Scream'

After a weekend in second place, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" still has some fight.
January 24
FILE - Attendees dressed as Spider-Man gather during New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in New York. After spending one weekend in second place, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” proved it still had some fight left. Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally, according to studio estimates on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 24

Party-hard Dubai ponders new workweek debate: When's brunch?

Friday will never be the same in Dubai.
January 24
With a city skyline view, a DJ wearing a face mask performs music, during brunch, at a hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The Middle East’s financial hub has shifted its weekend this year from Friday and Saturday to the Western-style Saturday and Sunday along with the rest of the United Arab Emirates. That has thrown Dubai’s beloved institution of Friday brunch — a favorite custom of expats who revel in hourslong booze-soaked, Instagram-worthy buffets — into disarray. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 24

CBS retools streaming service to better resemble TV network

CBS News says it is retooling its streaming service to better incorporate programs and personalities from the television network
January 24
FILE - The CBS News Logo appears on stage at a Democratic presidential primary debate on Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C.. CBS News says it is retooling its streaming service to better incorporate programs and personalities from the television network. The service debuts a new evening newscast on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, along with a series of prime-time programs that make use of work done on "60 Minutes," "CBS Sunday Morning" and other shows (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 24

Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' actor fired

There was a complaint by a co-star about his conduct.
January 24
FILE- A sign for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" hangs at the Broadway opening at the Lyric Theatre on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in New York. The actor playing Harry Potter has been fired from the Broadway production following a complaint by a co-star about his conduct. Producers said Sunday night, Jan. 23, 2022, that after an independent investigation of the incident that they decided to terminate the contract of James Snyder. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 24

Spanish monarch's sister and husband break up after 25 years

The sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, Cristina de Borbón, and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, are announcing the end of their marriage after nearly 25 years together
January 24
FILE - Spain's Duke of Palma Inaki Urdangarin and Princess Cristina de Borbon, left, show their daughter Irene in Barcelona, Spain, on June 8, 2005. The sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, Cristina de Borbón, and her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, are announcing the end of their marriage after nearly 25 years together. The announcement on Monday came a week after a gossip magazine in Spain published photos of Urdangarin taking a stroll in a southern French coastal town while holding hands with a work colleague. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 24

Turkish film actress and ex-mayor Fatma Girik dies aged 79

Fatma Girik, a beloved Turkish screen actress of the 1960s and 1970s and one-time district mayor, has died
January 24
January 23

Hanif Abdurraqib, Tom Lin receive Carnegie literary awards

Receiving a literary prize from the American Library Association is a kind of homecoming for the essayist-poet Hanif Abdurraqib
January 23
This cover image provided by Random House shows "A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance" by Hanif Abdurraqib. (Random House via AP)
January 23

Kenzo returns to Japanese roots in history-making moment

It was a fashion history-making moment in Paris for Kenzo as it unveiled the debut for its first Japanese designer since house-founder Kenzo Takada
January 23
A model wears a creation for the Kenzo fall-winter 22/23 men's collection, in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
January 23

Once allies, Stormy Daniels and Avenatti face off at trial

The porn star who catapulted Michael Avenatti to fame four years ago will get a starring role in a New York courtroom when prosecutors try to prove the California lawyer cheated her of $300,000 in book proceeds
January 23
FILE - Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti during a news conference outside federal court in New York, April 16, 2018. Daniels, the porn star who catapulted Avenatti to fame, will get a starring role in a New York courtroom when prosecutors try to prove the California lawyer cheated her of $300,000 in book proceeds. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 23

Don Wilson, guitarist with The Ventures, dies at 88

The co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band has died.
January 23
FILE - Bob Spalding, left, and Don Wilson of The Ventures perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, March 10, 2008. Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band The Ventures, has died. He was 88. The News Tribune reports Wilson died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Tacoma of natural causes, surrounded by his four children. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
January 22

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
January 22
January 22

Ian Alexander Jr., only child of Regina King, dies at age 26

He was a DJ who often accompanied King to red carpet events.
January 22
FILE - Regina King arrives at a special screening of "The Harder They Fall" on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the Shrine in Los Angeles. Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. The death was confirmed Saturday, Jan. 22,2022 in a family statement. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 22

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'fine' following four-car crash in LA

The crash sent a woman to the hospital with minor injuries.
January 22
January 22
This photo provided by Karjaka Studios shows Ellen Foley. Foley, who collaborated with Meat Loaf on the hit single "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" from his 1977 hit album "Bat Out of Hell," is paying tribute to their "beautiful, feisty, joyful friendship." Meat Loaf died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at age 74. (Aleksandr Karjaka/Karjaka Studios via AP)
January 22

In ‘Watcher,’ a stalker thriller with a female gaze

The stylish, unnerving thriller premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.
January 22
Maika Monroe en una escena de "Watcher" de Chloe Okuno, que se estrena en competencia en el Festival de Cine de Sundance 2022. (Instituto Sundance vía AP)
January 22

Dale Dickey takes center stage at Sundance in 'A Love Song'

Dale Dickey tends to get “those crusty roles,” as she heard someone once call them
January 22
Actor Dale Dickey poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Jan. 20, 2022, to promote the film "A Love Song," an official selection of the NEXT section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 22

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
January 22
January 22
FILE - Priyanka Chopra Jonas, left, and husband Nick Jonas attend the world premiere of "Chasing Happiness," in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced on their Instagram pages Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, that they welcomed their first baby together. She said a surrogate gave birth to the couple’s baby on Jan. 15. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
January 22

'Wuhan, I Am Here': Film follows volunteers in sealed city

The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death
January 22
Lan Bo, director of the documentary film "Wuhan, I Am Here," stands in a screening room before a viewing of his movie in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The homeless, the sick, the elderly: For people who fell through the cracks of the official system, the then-unprecedented decision to isolate the central Chinese city of Wuhan and its 13 million people was a matter of life or death. Director Lan Bo hopes to sound the alarm with a documentary about volunteers who helped neighbors get food and medical care following the lockdown in early 2020 of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 21

Miranda talks about Bruno, and the 'Encanto' phenomenon

A month after “Encanto” debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie’s Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation
January 21
FILE - Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives at the premiere of "Encanto" on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Miranda composed the songs for the film. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 21

'SNL' comics Jost, Davidson buy Staten Island Ferry boat

“Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club
January 21
FILE — The Staten Island Ferry "John F. Kennedy" docks in New York, May 9, 2010. “Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club. Jost and Davidson teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 winning for $280,100 bid for the John F. Kennedy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 21

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” has died at age 68
January 21
FILE - Actor-comedian Louie Anderson appears at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2016. A spokesman for Anderson says he is being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital. Anderson's publicist says he was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and “is resting comfortably.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 21

Meat Loaf, 'Bat out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

The rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album has died.
January 21
FILE - Meat Loaf performs at a concert in New York's Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, July 18, 2007. Meat Loaf, whose "Bat Out Of Hell" album is one of the all time bestsellers, has died, family said on Facebook, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Kropa, File)
January 21

Lin-Manuel Miranda breaks down the songs of 'Encanto'

Lin-Manuel Miranda went song by song through some of the hits of “Encanto” in a recent interview, from the breakout smash “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” to his self-described “’90s Rock en Español throwback” “What Else Can I Do?”
January 21
This image released by Disney shows Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, in a scene from the animated film "Encanto." (Disney via AP)
January 21

Next 'Mission: Impossible' movies delayed to 2023, 2024

It will be another year before a new “Mission: Impossible” movie hits theaters
January 21
FILE - Tom Cruise, foreground, and Hayley Atwell appear during the filming of the movie "Mission: Impossible 7" in Rome on Oct. 13, 2020. It will be another year before a new "Mission: Impossible" movie hits theaters. Paramount Pictures and Skydance announced Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, that the release of "Mission: Impossible 7" will be pushed from Sept. 20 to July 14, 2023. "Mission: Impossible 8," previously set for July 2023, will instead open June 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
January 21

Review: Penny and Sparrow push past Americana in 'Olly Olly'

Penny and Sparrow's seventh studio album “Olly Olly" is a collection of songs that signify a shift for duo Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke
January 21
This cover image released by I Love You / Thirty Tigers shows "Olly Olly" by Penny and Sparrow. (I Love You / Thirty Tigers via AP)
January 21

Brazil bids farewell to its samba queen, Elza Soares

Brazilians are bidding farewell to their samba queen, the legendary singer and force of nature Elza Soares
January 21
A crown sits on display next to the body of Brazilian samba singer Elza Soares as she lies in state at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Soares died at age 91 of natural causes in her Rio de Janeiro home on Thursday afternoon, family members said on the artist's official Instagram account. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
January 21

Josh Duggar seeks new trial or acquittal in child porn case

Former reality TV star Josh Duggar has asked a federal judge for a new trial or an acquittal, a little over a month after he was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography
January 21
January 21

John Mellencamp plumbs mortality and regret in his new album

There’s a brutal calculus that goes on in John Mellencamp’s mind these days
January 21
FILE - John Mellencamp performs at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 27, 2016. Mellencamp's latest album, "Strictly a One-Eyed Jack" releases on Jan. 21. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
January 21

Louie Anderson, an actor and comedian who starred in 'Baskets' and as 'Family Feud' host, has died at age 68

Louie Anderson, an actor and comedian who starred in 'Baskets' and as 'Family Feud' host, has died at age 68
January 21
January 21

Review: Whitmores’ sisterly sonorities shine on duo debut

Sibling harmony can be a contradiction in terms, but it also makes for lovely music
January 21
This cover image released by Red House shows "Ghost Stories" by The Whitmore Sisters. (Red House via AP)
January 21

Adele postpones Las Vegas residency, citing pandemic impact

Adele has postponed a 24-date Las Vegas residency hours before it was to start, citing delivery delays and coronavirus illness in her crew
January 21
FILE - Singer Adele performs onstage at the Brit Awards 2016 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Adele has postponed a 24-date Las Vegas residency hours before it was to start, citing delivery delays and coronavirus illness in her crew. The chart-topping British singer said she was “gutted” and promised to reschedule the shows. In a video message posted on social media, a tearful Adele said: “I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready.” (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
January 21

Netflix stock plunges as subscriber growth worries deepen

Netflix delivered its latest quarter of disappointing subscriber growth during the final three months of last year, a trend that management foresees continuing into the new year as tougher competition is undercutting the video streaming leader
January 21
This photo shows the company logo and view of Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., Jan. 29, 2010. Netflix delivered its latest quarter of disappointing subscriber growth during the final three months of last year, a trend that management foresees continuing into the new year in a that tougher competition is undercutting the video streaming leader. The disappointing news announced Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 caused Netflix's stock price to plunge by more than 19%, deepening a steep decline during the past two months. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 21

Legendary singer Meat Loaf dies at 74

His debut album "Bat Out of Hell" is one of the top-selling albums of all time.
January 21
American singer Meat Loaf performs on stage in Zwolle, Netherlands, on May 11, 2013. The Grammy-winning musician, best known for his "Bat Out of Hell" album, died aged 74 on Jan. 20, 2022, according to a statement posted on his official Facebook page.
January 21

Meat Loaf, whose "Bat Out Of Hell" album is one of the all time bestsellers, has died, family says on Facebook

Meat Loaf, whose "Bat Out Of Hell" album is one of the all time bestsellers, has died, family says on Facebook
January 21
January 21

'Sanford and Son' at 50, 'double-edged' Black sitcom pioneer

It was 50 years ago this month that the sitcom “Sanford and Son” debuted on NBC
January 21
This combination photo shows Comedian Redd Foxx, left, speaking to journalists about the reasons he left the top-rated sitcom "Sanford & Son," March 14, 1974 in New York and actor Demond Wilson participating in a CBS "Face the Nation" discussion on school prayer on May 5, 1984, in Washington. It was 50 years ago this month that the sitcom “Sanford and Son” debuted on NBC. (AP Photo)
January 20

Whitehead, Jeffers among Book Critics Circle nominees

Colson Whitehead’s “Harlem Shuffle,” Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ “The Love Songs of W
January 20
This combination of book cover images shows "The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois" by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, from left, "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead and "Afterparties" by Anthony Veasna So, which are among this year’s nominees for National Book Critics Circle awards. (Harper/Doubleday/Ecco via AP)
January 20

Review: 'The King's Daughter' is truly a royal, watery mess

January is often where bad films are stashed, but Associated Press critic Mark Kennedy says “The King’s Daughter” isn’t just bad, it’s a cloying, cliched mess that’s not worth even the slightest risk of contacting COVID-19 to see in theaters
January 20
This image released by Gravitas shows Pierce Brosnan, left, and Kaya Scodelario in a scene from "The King's Daughter." (Gravitas via AP)
January 20

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending  1/16/2022
January 20