News archive from 16 December 2016

At ‘Patriots Day’ screening, survivors walk red carpet

At ‘Patriots Day’ screening, survivors walk red carpet

Mark Wahlberg brought his Boston Marathon bombing movie “Patriots Day” home last night, screening the flick for survivors, first responders, extras and crew at the Boch Center/Wang Theatre, the first time a Boston audience would see the flick about...

 

NBC, CBS, 'Nova' among 2017 duPont-Columbia Award winners

NEW YORK — The European migrant crisis, environmental perils and the racial divide are among the issues confronted by winners of the 2017 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards honored for their work in broadcast, digital and documentary...

 
Patti Smith explains Dylan lyric flub in candid essay

Patti Smith explains Dylan lyric flub in candid essay

LOS ANGELES — Patti Smith says that when she stumbled over the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song during the Nobel Prize ceremony last week, it was because she was overwhelmed with nerves by the enormity of the experience, not because she forgot the words to...

 
Tracked Down: Jack Schlossberg, Aja Brown, Max Kenner and more...

Tracked Down: Jack Schlossberg, Aja Brown, Max Kenner and more...

Jack Schlossberg, grandson of JFK, and a doppelganger of his late uncle John F. Kennedy Jr., at the Kennedy Library, presenting the New Frontier Awards to Aja Brown, the mayor of Compton, Calif., and Max Kenner, founder of the Bard Prison Initiative,...

 

Dolly Parton telethon raises $9M for wildfire victims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dolly Parton says a star-studded telethon for those affected by recent wildfires in her native Tennessee has brought in about $9 million. Parton headlined the Tuesday night event that was broadcast on several cable networks and...

 

NBC to launch all-Olympic channel in deal with IOC, USOC

NEW YORK — NBC is bringing year-round Olympic programming to the United States. After years of trying, the U.S and International Olympic Committees have agreed with NBC on a package that will offer year-round Olympic programming, focused on U.S....

 

Happy Falalala-llamakkah: Holidays have a new face

NEW YORK — Happy Falalala-llamakkah, one and all. With Hanukkah and Christmas bumping together this year, a holiday theme for the ages is ready to go — llamas. What do we mean? We mean cute and funky sweaters, T-shirts, holiday cards, wrapping paper...

 

'Dancing with the Stars' judge Carrie Ann Inaba gets engaged

LOS ANGELES — 'Dancing with the Stars' judge Carrie Ann Inaba and soap opera star Robb Derringer are engaged. The couple made the announcement on social media Wednesday. Inaba detailed Derringer's proposal to People magazine . She says Derringer got...

 

Ryan Lochte, fiancee announce pregnancy with underwater pics

Ryan Lochte has jumped in the pool to announce that he and fiancee Kayla Rae Reid are expecting a baby. The Olympic swimmer and the former Playboy model shared pictures on Instagram of Lochte under water and kissing Reid's tiny baby bump. Lochte says...

 

‘Dreaming’ sheds light on life after Holocaust

Brazilian author Noemi Jaffe’s “What are the Blind Men Dreaming?” is a Holocaust story: Have no illusions about that. But unlike Elie Wiesel’s “Night,” which focuses on the terror of concentration camps, Jaffe follows her mother­ as she picks up the...

 

Facebook gets serious about fighting fake news

NEW YORK — Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. It will focus on the "worst of the worst" offenders and partner with outside fact-checkers and news organizations to sort...

 

Study: Repealing Obama health law cuts taxes for wealthy

WASHINGTON — Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama's health care law, according to a study released Thursday that spells out potential economic pitfalls behind the election-year slogans. The...

 

Connecticut leads 20-state lawsuit over drug pricing

HARTFORD, Conn. — Six generic drug-makers artificially inflated and manipulated prices to reduce competition for an antibiotic and oral diabetes medication, 20 state attorneys general, led by Connecticut, said in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday....

 

John Glenn to be 9th person to lie in state at Ohio capitol

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When John Glenn lies in state at the Ohio Statehouse on Friday, he will become the ninth person to do so and will join a list that includes Abraham Lincoln. The public viewing for Glenn, who died last week at 95, is scheduled for an...

 
Dylann Roof convicted of all counts in church slaughter

Dylann Roof convicted of all counts in church slaughter

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann Roof was convicted Thursday in the chilling slaughter of nine black church members who had welcomed him to their Bible study, a devastating crime in a country that was already deeply embroiled in racial tension. The same...

 

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