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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows Megyn Kelly on the set of her show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios in New York. Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. She faced a swift backlash for her morning show segment on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, and wrote later that she realized that such behavior is wrong. She says she’s never been a “PC” kind of person, but does understand that she needs to be more sensitive on issues of race and ethnicity. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 23, 2018 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Megyn Kelly swiftly apologized Tuesday for a morning show segment that questioned why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong. Following a social media backlash, Kelly wrote in an email to NBC News colleagues that she realized such behavior is wrong, that the...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jamie Lee Curtis in a scene from "Halloween," in theaters nationwide on Oct. 19. (Ryan Green/Universal Pictures via AP)
October 21, 2018 - 2:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare. Universal Pictures said Sunday that "Halloween" took in an estimated $77.5 million in ticket sales from North American theaters. It captured first place at the box...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, photo Evan Sharp, Pinterest co-founder and chief product officer, poses for a photo in his office beside a wall of pinned photos he has taken at Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco. “Social media is about sharing what you are doing with other people,” said Sharp. “Pinterest isn't about sharing. It's mostly about yourself, your dreams, your ideas you want for your future.” (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 16, 2018 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show and absent-mindedly flipping through an old issue of Gourmet magazine...
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A unity urn with cremated ashes of Adam Jackson and Abigail Jackson is set in place as friends and family prepare for a funeral mass at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam, N.Y., for eight of the 20 people killed in last Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 14, 2018 - 4:37 am
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners at a funeral for four sisters and their family members killed in a New York limousine crash were assured Saturday that their loved ones can still see their tears and feel their heartache. On a damp, chilly day, hundreds of people packed the pews of an old brick...
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Mourners enter St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church to attend calling hours for Schoharie limo crash victims; Abigail (King) Jackson, Adam "Action" Jackson, Mary (King) Dyson, Robert J. Dyson, Allison A. King, Amy (King) Steenburg, Axel J. Steenburg and Richard Steenburg Jr., on Friday Oct. 12, 2018, in Amsterdam, N.Y. (John Carl D'Annibale/The Albany Times Union via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 10:31 pm
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York community stricken with grief after a limousine crash that killed 20 people is saying goodbye Saturday to four sisters and four family members who were on the ill-fated birthday celebration trip. The combined service is being held a week after the stretch...
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In this Aug. 30, 2018, photo Seraphina, 3, plays with a V-Tech Explore and Write Activity Set at the Walmart Toy Shop event in New York. Walmart says 30 percent of its holiday toy assortment will be new. It will also offer 40 percent more toys on Walmart.com from a year ago. In November and December, the company’s toy area will be rebranded as “America’s Best Toy Shop.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 12, 2018 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When Toys R Us closed its doors, customers mourned the loss of a beloved brand that conjured memories of their own childhood. Retailers, on the other hand, saw an opportunity. Rather than cede any more ground to online behemoth Amazon, companies like Target, Walmart and Party City...
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Princess Eugenie of York walks down the aisle with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London, England, Friday Oct. 12, 2018. (Yui Mok, Pool via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Princess Eugenie is wearing a gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank. The dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 19, 2018, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. Meghan Markle has revealed in a television documentary aired Sunday Sept. 23, 2018, that she had a piece of blue fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Harry sewn into her wedding outfit. (Ben Birchhall/pool via AP, FILE)
September 23, 2018 - 2:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — It's an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of Sussex followed at least part of that when she married Prince Harry. The former Meghan Markle has revealed in a television...
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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, centre, accompanied by Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland walk to attend a reception at Kensington Palace, in London, Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. Markle was joined by her mother for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for victims of the Grenfell fire. Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook called “Together.” (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. Markle, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace beside her mother, Doria Ragland,...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo fog drifts through a Christmas tree farm near Starks Mountain in Fryeburg, Maine. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. They’ll go on sale in November and be sent within 10 days of being cut. Amazon says they should survive the shipping fine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 11, 2018 - 10:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon says the trees, including Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines, will be bound and shipped without water in the usual...
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