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Shirtless man does 'Exorcist spider walk’ in middle of Taipei road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video submitted to a dashcam sharing platform showing a man mimicking the “spider walk” from the American horror film “The Exorcist” has generate...

Charise Castro Smith brings Latin experience to 'Encanto'

NEW YORK (AP) — Charise Castro Smith, the first Latino woman to co-direct a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, admits that she has felt terrified at times. But when the chance to work on “Encanto” c...

Branson's Virgin Orbit launches 7 satellites from 747 plane

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit delivered satellites from three countries into space Wednesday, its second successful rocket launch from a plane. The company’s modified 747 jet dubbed...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, March 8, the 67th day of 2021. There are 298 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 8,...

Girl dies after being caned during 'exorcism' in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka said Monday they have arrested two people in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl who was repeatedly beaten during a ritual they believed would ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold...

Exorcism: Increasingly frequent, including after US protests

In popular culture, exorcism often serves as a plot device in chilling films about demonic possession. This month, two Roman Catholic archbishops showed a different face of exorcism – performing the r...

During pandemic, Brazilian horror park reopens as drive-thru

SAO PAULO (AP) — A large Ferris wheel with red lights illuminates a gloomy path at a horror theme amusement park in Brazil. A line of cars carrying spectators moves slowly as actors dressed up as were...

'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywher...

Agent says 'The Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow has died at age 90

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Agent says 'The Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow has died at age 90.

Review: 'Letters from Hollywood' is a movie nerd's dream

"Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking," published by Abrams, compiled and edited by Rocky Lang and Barbara Hall Paul Newman passes on an o...

Review: In latest 'Annabelle,' a babysitting gig goes awry

What a spell for sentient toys. A week after the child-crafted plaything Forky found life in "Toy Story 4" and Chucky was reborn in "Child's Play," the evil vintage doll of the "Conjuring" spinoff ser...

Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out

LONDON (AP) — Elly Wright can't sleep through the night. The Dutch native, who has lived in Britain for 51 years, keeps thinking about the black boots of Nazi soldiers marching by he...

Deja vu: What these senators said then and what they say now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three senators may be experiencing some deja vu when they hear Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted he...

Lessons from Thomas-Hill hearings likely to guide senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clarence Thomas saw it as a circus and national disgrace. Anita Hill complained that she was treated as though she were a defendant in a criminal trial. The 1991 co...