Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, people use a Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. The public’s intense interest in all things bitcoin, and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies, has begun to draw attention from regulators. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
December 16, 2017 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The public's interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators. The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission this week warned investors on the risks of investing in...
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In this Dec. 12, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump has denied he knows or ever met women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. That denial is no more plausible than what people heard from defeated Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Trump’s tweet on the subject is at odds with the record _ photos included _ and was just one in a series of questionable statements he made over the past week on a variety of subjects. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 16, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like Roy Moore before him, President Donald Trump has denied he knows or ever met women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. That denial is no more plausible than what people heard from the defeated Alabama Senate candidate. Trump's tweet on the subject is at odds...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, D-O-G, a black and white cat with an unlikely name, lies next to a support dog in training at Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis. Officials from the facility took in the cat over the summer and say he plays a key role getting the dogs comfortable around other animals. He helps train canines for important jobs assisting people with disabilities. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
December 16, 2017 - 7:36 am
HOLY COW! WANDERING BOVINE RETURNED TO PHILLY NATIVITY SCENE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene. Stormy, the 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Andre Roberson, center left, reacts to his winning basket with Patrick Patterson, left, Russell Westbrook, center right, and Paul George, right, during the third overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 16, 2017 - 12:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook said goodbye to a three-overtime thriller and trolled Joel Embiid with a smile and a wave. "I was telling him, 'Go home,'" Westbrook said. Embiid irked Westbrook earlier in the game when the 76ers' social media star waved goodbye toward the crowd once Oklahoma...
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John-Henry Krueger reacts after winning the men's 1500-meter during the U.S.Olympic short track speedskating trials Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 15, 2017 - 11:13 pm
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — John-Henry Krueger qualified for his first Olympic team and Lana Gehring made her second nearly eight years apart at the U.S. short track speedskating trials. Krueger won the second 1,500-meter final after two-time Olympian J.R. Celski crashed with a lap to go on the first night...
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American writer, photographer, and activist, best known for being part of the body positive movement, Jes Baker, delivers a speech during a day against fat phobia in Paris, France, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Paris, the seat of global luxury industries and one of the world's most image-conscious cities, is looking at its contradictions in the mirror with rising obesity levels and is launching a campaign against an often disregarded kind of discrimination: sizeism. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 15, 2017 - 6:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful. Now, after taking a hard look at the contradictions in the mirror, its capital has launched a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017, file photo, Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake McGee throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Cincinnati. Colorado finalized $27 million, three-year contracts with right-hander Bryan Shaw and lefty Jake McGee on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, moves the Rockies hope will fortify their bullpen. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:33 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado finalized $27 million, three-year contracts with right-hander Bryan Shaw and lefty Jake McGee on Friday, moves the Rockies hope will fortify their bullpen. The 30-year-old Shaw was 4-6 with three saves and a 3.52 ERA last season for Cleveland. His 475 appearances since his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock 'n' roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:00 pm
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2015, file photo, former baseball player and manager Pete Rose speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. A defamation lawsuit filed by Pete Rose last year against the lawyer who got him kicked out of baseball has been dismissed. Federal court documents show Rose’s suit against John Dowd was dismissed Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
December 15, 2017 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defamation lawsuit filed by Pete Rose last year against the lawyer who got him kicked out of baseball was dismissed Friday, federal court documents show. Rose said in the lawsuit that John Dowd damaged his reputation and endorsement deals during a July 2015 interview on an AM...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock 'n' roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
December 15, 2017 - 3:10 pm
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding father Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
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