'La Llorona' movie promotion with Mexican healers draws fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A promotion for the new movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings is drawing strong criticism from healers...

Review: In 'La Llorona,' a creepy folktale made banal

La Llorona, a woman who according to Mexican legend murdered her own children and now wanders the earth looking for them, snatching other unsuspecting tots and drowning them, gets her close-up in a ma...

'Courage' special brings author Brené Brown to Netflix

NASHVIILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brené Brown's books on shame, vulnerability and courage have given her A-list fans like Oprah and Melinda Gates and made her a go-to leadership consultant for both Pixar and t...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals last season story line of 'Veep'

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus still had tears to shed as she said her official farewell to "Veep." The only problem is she forgot to bring tissues. Shooting wrapped for the ser...

Iditarod musher discounts critics after dogs refused to run

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to...

Takeaways from Beto O'Rourke's presidential launch

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — After weeks of hype, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke swung through Iowa for the first time and strode into the presidential race to larger crowds and more media attention th...

Iran's Rouhani urges Iranians to 'put all your curses' on US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president is urging Iranians to put a curse on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia — blaming the U.S. and its allies for his country's ailing economy. ...

Malkin at 1,000; a star hiding in plain sight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cameras crowd around Sidney Crosby's stall, parting only to let the Pittsburgh Penguins captain slip through and tug on a baseball cap before the lights flip on, the microphones ...

Taiwanese university apologizes to Filipino students for 'unfair working agreements'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A university accused of exploiting Filipino students in a master's degree program for manual labor in a tile factory, issued an apology yesterday (March 7) and said that it...

Vietnamese spa owner threatens cops with knife after Indonesian masseuse arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Vietnamese owner of a spa in New Taipei City yesterday (March 5) angrily threatened police officers with a knife after she found out that her Indonesian employee was being ...

Filipino university students forced to work in Taiwan tile factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three Filipino master's students came forward yesterday to accuse manpower brokers and a Taiwanese university of a work/study scam. At a press conference held yesterday ...

Chrissy Metz, Alison Brie shut down rumor about insult

Chrissy Metz has denied a report that she insulted "GLOW" actress Alison Brie during an interview on the Golden Globes red carpet and the two appeared in a social media post later downplaying any acri...

2 more Puget Sound orcas predicted to die by summer

SEATTLE (AP) — Two more Puget Sound orcas are ailing and probably will be dead by summer, according an expert on the critically endangered population of killer whales that live in the waters of the Pa...

AP PHOTOS: Yemenis' in-between moments amid civil war

IBB, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni farmer lounged on the ground by the side of the road, gazing at the beauty of the green mountain landscape, where the terraces were planted with corn, barbary figs and qat. ...

Chinese woman cries after being fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 55-year-old Chinese woman cried after being fined NT$200,000 (US$6,500) last night (Dec. 21) after being caught by Customs officers at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airpor...