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CORRECTS North Korea flag with stars on the left of the cellphones; AP illustration by Peter Hamlin shows flag of North Korea. SOURCE: AP Illustration. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. New York state's top prosecutor has launched a civil rights investigation into The Weinstein Co. following sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the probe Monday. His office says it issued a subpoena seeking all company records (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 23, 2017 - 7:27 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor's office...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2017 file photo, lead singer of The Tragically Hip Gord Downie salutes fans during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Toronto. The widely revered lead singer died Tuesday night, Oct. 17, 2017. He was 53. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP File)
October 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
TORONTO (AP) — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer. A statement on the band's website said he died Tuesday...
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Books written by British writer Kazuo Ishiguro are on display at a bookstore in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki but raised and educated in England. He was awarded the Nobel Prize on Thursday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 06, 2017 - 5:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — His kindergarten teacher recalls Kazuo Ishiguro as a quiet boy who liked to read books. The British writer left Japan at a young age, but his birthplace became part of his artistic approach, which was recognized this week with the Nobel Prize in literature. "It's like a dream come true...
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FILE - This Oct. 13, 2011 file photo shows American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner at his home at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. Playboy magazine founder and sexual revolution symbol Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling, File)
September 28, 2017 - 3:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91. Hefner died of natural causes at...
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FILE - In this May 14, 1999 file photo, Playboy founder and editor in chief Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes on Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)
September 28, 2017 - 1:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hugh Hefner turned silk pajamas into a work uniform, women into centerfolds and sexual desire into a worldwide multimedia empire that spanned several generations of American life. With Playboy, he helped slip sex out of the confines of plain brown wrappers and into mainstream...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 13, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger attends a special screening of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at Alice Tully Hall in New York. Disney is adding more firepower to the kids streaming service expected in 2019. Iger said its Star Wars and Marvel comic-book movies will be included in the service as well as Disney and Pixar movies and TV shows. In the U.S., that will be the only way to stream those films on demand. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 07, 2017 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars" and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney's upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 13, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger attends a special screening of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at Alice Tully Hall in New York. Disney is adding more firepower to the kids streaming service expected in 2019. Iger said its Star Wars and Marvel comic-book movies will be included in the service as well as Disney and Pixar movies and TV shows. In the U.S., that will be the only way to stream those films on demand. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 07, 2017 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars" and the Marvel comic-book movies will join Disney's upcoming streaming service , potentially giving it broader appeal beyond families with young children. The Disney service will be the only place to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2003 file photo, Thomas Meehan, left, and Mark O'Donnell pose with their Tony awards for best book of a Musical for "Hairspray" during the 57th Annual Tony Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, Martin Charnin said that Meehan, the three-time Tony Award-winning book writer, has died. Meehan was 88. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 22, 2017 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three-time Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, best known for transforming the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip into the smash Broadway musical "Annie," has died at age 88. Meehan, who had been ill for about five months and had undergone surgery, died at his home in...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar...
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