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Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings

LOS ANGELES ( – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites. (L-R) Director Lee Unkrich, Anthony Gonzalez, who plays the voice of Miguel, co-director/screenwriter Adrian Molina and producer Darla K. Anderson attends Disney-Pixar’s U.S. premiere of “Coco” in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 8, 2017. REUTERS/David McNew “Coco” joined “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” “Fate of the Furious” and “Split” as 2017 titlesRead More

Google beats class action sex bias claims, for now

(Reuters) – A California state judge has dismissed class action claims accusing Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google of paying female employees less than men and giving them fewer opportunities for promotions. The Google logo is shown reflected on an adjacent office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake Superior Court Judge Mary Wiss in San Francisco said on Monday the lawsuit was inappropriate because it was brought on behalf of all women who worked for Google in California. She gave the plaintiffs 30 days to file a newRead More

Exclusive: U.S. document certifies Honduras as supporting rights amid vote crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has certified that the Honduran government has been fighting corruption and supporting human rights, clearing the way for Honduras to receive millions of dollars in U.S. aid, a document seen by Reuters showed. FILE PHOTO: Honduras President and National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez speaks with supporters and journalists while waiting for official presidential election results in Tegucigalpa, Honduras November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido The document, dated Nov. 28, which was seen by Reuters on Monday, showed that Secretary of State Rex TillersonRead More

Astros win wild Game Two against Dodgers to tie World Series 1-1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An 11th-inning blast by George Springer scored two runs and delivered the Houston Astros a wild 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to even the World Series at one game apiece on Wednesday. Oct 25, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Charlie Culberson (37) hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros in the 11th inning in game two of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Astros offense came to life inRead More

Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June. Home to a close-knit, multi-ethnic community, the 24-storey tower in a deprived housing estate was reduced to a charred ruin by the inferno that engulfed it in the middle of the night. Many survivors have yet to be rehoused and are still living in hotels. The charity auction,Read More

Brazilian woman who received heart from German Olympic coach vows active lifestyle

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A 67-year-old Brazilian woman, once bedridden, has pledged to pursue an active lifestyle, including even canoeing, after receiving the heart of the coach of Germany’s slalom canoe team who died following a car crash during the 2016 Olympics. Ivonette Balthazar, a Rio de Janeiro resident, got the heart transplant last year after Stefan Henze, 35, suffered a fatal head injury when his taxi crashed into a concrete barrier. His death three days later shook the German Olympic team. Balthazar, who suffered a heart attack inRead More

Drug chains tumble on reports Amazon eyeing their pie

(Reuters) – Shares of drug retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O), CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) and Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) tumbled on Friday after reports that Inc (AMZN.O) was looking to make a move into selling drugs online. Amazon is reported to be in discussions with mid-market pharmacy benefit managers and has been hiring talent to assess the drug retailing market for its entry, brokerage firm Leerink analyst Ana Gupte wrote in a note to clients. “We are convinced that AMZN will almost certainly enter the drug distribution valueRead More

‘Real Live:’ Study finds link between youth head trauma and long-term brain issues Video

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‘GMA’ Hot List: Millions raised for Harvey relief on Disney’s Day of Giving Video

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Spain: Police think extremists planned massive bomb attack

Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants. Complicating the manhunt, though, was the fact that police have so far been unable to identify with absolute certainty who exactly is at large. While police have names for the 12 members of the cell, three people technically remain unaccounted for: two believed killed when the house where theRead More