Thin crowds greet Bollywood film after rumors set off anger

NEW DELHI/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — There was anger about a rumored romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim invader. There were death threats. There were buses burned and grandstanding politicians. But when the Indian film “Padmaavat” was finally released on Thursday amid heavy security and breathless TV coverage, Bollywood’s latest over-the-top offering turned … Continue reading Thin crowds greet Bollywood film after rumors set off anger

Musical Colonel: Reba McEntire to play KFC chain’s founder

NEW YORK/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The next Colonel Sanders is giving the character a little bit of “country music flair.” KFC has picked singer Reba McEntire to play the founder of the fried chicken chain, the first female celebrity in the role. In commercials starting next week, McEntire dons the Colonel’s famous white suit and … Continue reading Musical Colonel: Reba McEntire to play KFC chain’s founder

NBC’s Al Michaels prepares for 10th Super Bowl broadcast

/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Al Michaels has a similar level of anticipation heading into his 10th Super Bowl broadcast as he had the first time he worked the biggest stage on television 30 years ago. Michaels is set to join Pat Summerall as the only play-by-play announcers to call at least 10 Super Bowls … Continue reading NBC’s Al Michaels prepares for 10th Super Bowl broadcast

Brooke Henderson leads LPGA opener in windy Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas /January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Brooke Henderson shot a bogey-free 5-under 68 in windy conditions Thursday to take the first-round lead in the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. “We did a really good job of hitting balls pin-high, and I don’t know how we did it,” Henderson said about caddie and sister, Brittany. … Continue reading Brooke Henderson leads LPGA opener in windy Bahamas

Marlins’ Yelich traded to Brewers for 4 prospects

MIAMI /January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Miami Marlins general manager Michael Hill was traveling Thursday to participate in a series of marathons when he swung the team’s latest trade, sending center fielder Christian Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers for four prospects. And so the Marlins’ dismantling marathon continues. Yelich became the fourth starter traded by the Marlins … Continue reading Marlins’ Yelich traded to Brewers for 4 prospects

James Mattis Calls United States, Vietnam ‘Like-Minded Partners’

WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) The United States and Vietnam are “like-minded partners” that have a forward-looking relationship, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today as he concluded a visit to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. Mattis and Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich met today to discuss regional security issues.  The secretary said he also met with … Continue reading James Mattis Calls United States, Vietnam ‘Like-Minded Partners’

NAACP sues Homeland Security over Haiti immigration policy

MIAMI/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The NAACP has sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, citing President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about immigrants and their home countries as evidence of racial discrimination influencing his administration’s decision to end protections for roughly 60,000 Haitians. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Maryland federal court, the NAACP and the … Continue reading NAACP sues Homeland Security over Haiti immigration policy

Suit: Assistant forced to take dictation from nude Weinstein

NEW YORK /January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A former personal assistant for Harvey Weinstein says she was forced to clean up messes from his sexual encounters and take dictation from him while he was naked, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. Sandeep Rehal said she suffers from “severe emotional distress” because of “incessant sexual harassment” … Continue reading Suit: Assistant forced to take dictation from nude Weinstein