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___ Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expects the U.S. economy to keep growing at...

Review: Driver brings 6,700 pages to life in ‘The Report’

Of all the statistics involving the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program — better known as the “Torture Report” — let’s focus on th...

Disney Plus hits 10M subscribers in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney Plus says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations. Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, c...

What you get for $7-a-month Disney Plus subscription

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Simpsons," ''Cinderella" and several movies from the Star Wars and Marvel universes will share a streaming home Tuesday as Disney Plus debuts. Subscribers will i...

Big names like Marvel, Star Wars as Disney streaming debuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday. Its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star War...

A CGI James Dean is cast in new film, sparking an outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — James Dean hasn't been alive in 64 years, but the "Rebel Without a Cause" actor has been cast in a new film about the Vietnam War. The filmmakers behind the independe...

Review: 'Doctor Sleep' is just a shadow of 'The Shining'

NEW YORK (AP) — Here, again, is Johnny. Our glimpses of Jack Torrance are fleeting in Michael Flanagan's "The Shining" sequel, "Doctor Sleep," but Stanley Kubrick's colossal 1980 hor...

A new hope for Star Wars on Disney Plus in 'The Mandalorian'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Never heard of a Mandalorian? You're not alone. Actor Pedro Pascal hadn't either when he started talking to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni about an ambitious new "Sta...

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars with Oprah but no library

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with "Game of Thrones"...

Beyond Netflix: A look at what you get with new streamers

Attention binge watchers: There's life beyond Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Streaming choices are about to proliferate with the debut of Apple TV Plus on Friday and Disney Plus in two we...

McGregor hated having to lie about reprising role as Obi-Wan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ewan McGregor felt somewhat tortured for the last few years because while he was signed up to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi, he couldn't publicly talk about it. ...

The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous. Cybe...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Oct. 27: Actor-comedian John Cleese is 80. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 77. Director Ivan Reitman is 73. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 70. Bassist Garry Tallent of Bruce Sp...

Life in the fast lane: Lyles ready to slow down after worlds

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Noah Lyles is counting down the days until he can kick back and read comic books, record some music he’s written, spend money on fashionable clothes and do whatever other non-track ...

Environmental activists demand action in Taiwan on climate change

About 100 environmental activists held a rally in Taipei Friday to urge the government to implement concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, as part of the global movement to ra...