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An Indian boy plays an online game PUBG on his mobile phone in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 5, 2019. A boy’s suicide in India after his mother scolded him for playing the popular online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has inflamed a debate across the country over whether the game should be banned. (AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.)
April 05, 2019 - 6:03 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A boy's suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be banned. The 16-year-old's father demanded a ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, known by the acronym PUBG,...
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Tony Bennett performs onstage at the Jazz Foundation of America's 17th annual "A Great Night In Harlem" gala concert at the Apollo Theater on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
April 05, 2019 - 5:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing. Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraiser for the Jazz Foundation of America. Introduced by Ben Stiller to a capacity audience at the Apollo Theater, Bennett didn't have...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at an election campaign in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. India's general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
April 05, 2019 - 4:16 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The planned release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi days before the start of Indian elections has run into trouble with a court challenge pending and the censor board yet to clear its opening in theaters. Opposition parties are protesting that the film's...
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Visitors walk behind the credle (1922) by Peter Keler during the press preview prior to the opening of the new Bauhaus Museum of the 'Klassik Stiftung Weimar' (Classic Foundation Weimar) in Weimar, Germany, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The museum designed by Berlin-based architect Heike Hanada will focus on the early Bauhaus that was founded in Weimar in 1919 and stayed there until 1925. The official opening of the new Bauhaus Museums will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
April 05, 2019 - 4:14 am
WEIMAR, Germany (AP) — The German city where the Bauhaus was born a century ago is paying tribute to the school behind a string of modern design icons with a new museum opening Friday meant to anchor it in its turbulent historical context. The Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, a functional but elegant...
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Jim Carrey, a cast member in the upcoming film "Sonic the Hedgehog," throws popcorn into his face during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 04, 2019 - 7:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures didn't make CinemaCon wait for "Rocketman." The Elton John musical starring Taron Egerton is one of the summer's most anticipated releases and the studio kicked things off on an upbeat note Thursday morning with some footage and a Las Vegas-worthy performance of...
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FILE - This Nov. 14, 2018 file photo shows Mike Rowe, best known as host of "Dirty Jobs" and CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation appears in New York. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Thursday, Aril 4, 2019, that Rowe is adapting material from his popular “The Way I Heard It” for a book of the same name. (AP Photo/Andrew Kelly, File)
April 04, 2019 - 7:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Podcaster Mike Rowe has decided to write a few things down. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Thursday that Rowe is adapting material from his popular "The Way I Heard It" for a book of the same name. It is scheduled for Oct. 15 and includes 35 stories...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A deadline is looming for Smollett to pay over $130,000 to Chicago to cover part of the costs of an investigation into his report of a racist, anti-gay attack or risk getting slapped with a civil lawsuit. Thursday, April 4, is seven days since Mayor Rahm Emanuel's law department sent the "Empire" a March 28 letter demanding he writes them a money order or cashier's check for $130,106, plus 15 cents. It said he had seven days. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
April 04, 2019 - 7:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for the money as reimbursement for investigating what officials say was phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged. Mayor...
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FILE - This July 11, 2018 file photo shows Shannade Clermont, left, and her twin sister Shannon outside of federal court in New York after her arraignment on charges she stole debit card information from a man who died from a drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment the morning after hiring her as a prostitute in 2017. Shannade Clermont was sentenced to a year in prison on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 04, 2019 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former cast member of the reality TV series "Bad Girls Club" was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the debit card information of a man found dead from a drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment the morning after hiring her as a prostitute in 2017. Shannade Clermont —...
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Halle Berry, a cast member in the upcoming film "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum," discusses the film during the Lionsgate presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 04, 2019 - 6:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lionsgate's motion picture group chairman Joe Drake says the sky is not falling in Hollywood and the feature film business is not dead. It's certainly a message that the audience of movie theater owners and exhibitors wanted to hear at the final Hollywood studio presentation at...
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Britain's Prince Charles gives a speech during the global premiere of Netflix's "Our Planet" at the Natural History Museum in London, Thursday April 4, 2019. (John Sibley/Pool via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 5:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — A new eight-part Netflix series chronicling life on Earth and the threat posed by climate change has received a royal sendoff at London's Natural History Museum. Prince Charles lauded the "Our Planet" series and its narrator David Attenborough at the world premiere Thursday night. He...
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