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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 5, 2021, declined to hear an appeal by the Infowars host and conspiracy theorist, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

High court nixes Alex Jones’ appeal in Newtown shooting case

High court nixes Alex Jones’ appeal in Newtown shooting case

FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, April 5, 2021, declined to hear an appeal by the Infowars host and conspiracy theorist, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Rhoda Parnell and Don Tjart star in the indie short film ‘The Diner,’ which was made in Red Deer last fall and is running at film festivals around North America. (Contributed photo)
Rhoda Parnell and Don Tjart star in the indie short film ‘The Diner,’ which was made in Red Deer last fall and is running at film festivals around North America. (Contributed photo)
This 1920s photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection shows Ernest Hemingway in his U.S. passport photo. A new three-part documentary about Hemingway, which relied heavily on the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, debuts April 5, 2021, on PBS. (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston via AP)

Vast archives at JFK Library help bring ‘Hemingway’ to life

BOSTON — A new documentary on Ernest Hemingway — powered by vast…

This 1920s photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection shows Ernest Hemingway in his U.S. passport photo. A new three-part documentary about Hemingway, which relied heavily on the archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, debuts April 5, 2021, on PBS. (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston via AP)
Vaccine selfies

Vaccine selfies are the new social media trend, but also a reminder of unequal access

In the old influencer economy, sun-kissed vacation pictures and glossy group shots…

Vaccine selfies
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2009, file photo, DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York. DMX’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday, April 3, 2021 at White Plains Hospital. “He had a heart attack. He’s quite ill,” Richman said. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

Prayer vigil planned for stricken rapper DMX

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A prayer vigil was planned for Monday outside…

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2009, file photo, DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York. DMX’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday, April 3, 2021 at White Plains Hospital. “He had a heart attack. He’s quite ill,” Richman said. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2009, file photo, DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York. DMX's longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday, April 3, 2021 at White Plains Hospital. "He had a heart attack. He's quite ill," Richman said. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

Rapper DMX on life support after heart attack, lawyer says

DMX’s longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on…

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2009, file photo, DMX arrives at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York. DMX's longtime New York-based lawyer, Murray Richman, said the rapper was on life support Saturday, April 3, 2021 at White Plains Hospital. "He had a heart attack. He's quite ill," Richman said. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
The Irish band Late Night Pharmacy includes Red Deer drummer Jordan Swanson. (Contributed photo).
The Irish band Late Night Pharmacy includes Red Deer drummer Jordan Swanson. (Contributed photo).
This image released by Bravo shows Jen Shah, a cast member from the reality series "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City." Authorities announced that Shaw and Stuart Smith were arrested Tuesday in Utah on federal fraud charges. (Chad Kirkland/Bravo via AP)

‘Real Housewives’ star pleads not guilty to fraud charges

NEW YORK — A Utah woman with a star role in “The…

This image released by Bravo shows Jen Shah, a cast member from the reality series "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City." Authorities announced that Shaw and Stuart Smith were arrested Tuesday in Utah on federal fraud charges. (Chad Kirkland/Bravo via AP)
Paul Brandt performs at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Fighting human trafficking ‘more urgent’ amid pandemic: country star Paul Brandt

CALGARY — Advocates in the fight against human trafficking say the financial…

Paul Brandt performs at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - This Jan. 1990 file photo shows playwright Arthur Kopit in Los Angeles. Kopit, a three time Tony Award-nominated playwright and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist known for fusing disparate genres, absurdism and a darkly comic world view, has died, Friday, April 2, 2021 according to Rick Miramontez, a senior publicist at DKC/O&M PR. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Arthur Kopit, three-time Tony-nominated playwright, dies

NEW YORK — Arthur Kopit, a three time Tony Award-nominated playwright and…

FILE - This Jan. 1990 file photo shows playwright Arthur Kopit in Los Angeles. Kopit, a three time Tony Award-nominated playwright and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist known for fusing disparate genres, absurdism and a darkly comic world view, has died, Friday, April 2, 2021 according to Rick Miramontez, a senior publicist at DKC/O&M PR. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Passengers take selfies on a deck of the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. MSC Grandiosa, the world's only cruise ship to be operating at the moment, left from Genoa on March 30 and stopped in Civitavecchia near Rome to pick up more passengers and then sail toward Naples, Cagliari, and Malta to be back in Genoa on April 6. For most of the winter, the MSC Grandiosa has been a lonely flag-bearer of the global cruise industry stalled by the pandemic, plying the Mediterranean Sea with seven-night cruises along Italy’s western coast, its major islands and a stop in Malta. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party’s on at sea

Italy may be in a strict coronavirus lockdown this Easter with travel…

Passengers take selfies on a deck of the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship in Civitavecchia, near Rome, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. MSC Grandiosa, the world's only cruise ship to be operating at the moment, left from Genoa on March 30 and stopped in Civitavecchia near Rome to pick up more passengers and then sail toward Naples, Cagliari, and Malta to be back in Genoa on April 6. For most of the winter, the MSC Grandiosa has been a lonely flag-bearer of the global cruise industry stalled by the pandemic, plying the Mediterranean Sea with seven-night cruises along Italy’s western coast, its major islands and a stop in Malta. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Tammy Omilgoetok learns how to dehair the ugjuk (bearded seal) from her grandmother Bessie Omilgoetok during the Kitikmeot Heritage Society's Kiihimajuq Kammak program in Cambridge Bay in this 2019 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kitikmeot Heritage Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Tammy Omilgoetok learns how to dehair the ugjuk (bearded seal) from her grandmother Bessie Omilgoetok during the Kitikmeot Heritage Society's Kiihimajuq Kammak program in Cambridge Bay in this 2019 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kitikmeot Heritage Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office

With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a scene from "Godzilla vs. Kong." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
FILE - Daniel Craig attends the "Knives Out" photo call on Nov. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Netflix said Wednesday, March 31, 2021, it has reached a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson's acclaimed 2019 whodunit, "Knives Out." Johnson will direct with Daniel Craig returning as inspector Benoit Blanc. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Netflix lands ‘Knives Out’ sequels in high-priced deal

NEW YORK — Detective Benoit Blanc’s next cases will be for Netflix.…

FILE - Daniel Craig attends the "Knives Out" photo call on Nov. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Netflix said Wednesday, March 31, 2021, it has reached a deal for two sequels to Rian Johnson's acclaimed 2019 whodunit, "Knives Out." Johnson will direct with Daniel Craig returning as inspector Benoit Blanc. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
In this image provided by CBS, Adhir Kalyan as Al appears in a scene from "United States of Al." (Erik Voake/CBS via AP)

‘United States of Al’ puts war buddies on sitcom footing

LOS ANGELES — The makers of “United States of Al” are keenly…

In this image provided by CBS, Adhir Kalyan as Al appears in a scene from "United States of Al." (Erik Voake/CBS via AP)
FILE - Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Teigen will grace the front of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that delves into her evolved definition of beauty, facing racism growing up and her heartbreaking miscarriage last year. The magazine revealed the cover Wednesday, March 31, 2021, of the annual issue, which hits newsstands Friday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Chrissy Teigen graces cover of People’s ‘Beautiful Issue’

Teigen speaks about enduring racism while growing up

  • Apr 1, 2021
FILE - Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Teigen will grace the front of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that delves into her evolved definition of beauty, facing racism growing up and her heartbreaking miscarriage last year. The magazine revealed the cover Wednesday, March 31, 2021, of the annual issue, which hits newsstands Friday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 23, 2020, company logo flags wave in front of a Volkswagen factory building in Zwickau, Germany. Volkswagen will present its final financial statements for the 2020 financial year, on Tuesday March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, FILE)

An unwelcome prank: Volkswagen purposely hoodwinks reporters

Several news organizations reported the original press release as real news

  • Apr 1, 2021
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 23, 2020, company logo flags wave in front of a Volkswagen factory building in Zwickau, Germany. Volkswagen will present its final financial statements for the 2020 financial year, on Tuesday March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, FILE)
Actor Jason George, a producer of the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as a member of the SAG Awards Committee, poses for a portrait at his home in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. The Screen Actors Guild Awards airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on TNT and TBS. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Pre-taped SAG Awards go for spirit of live ceremonies past

Pre-taped SAG Awards go for spirit of live ceremonies past

Actor Jason George, a producer of the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as a member of the SAG Awards Committee, poses for a portrait at his home in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. The Screen Actors Guild Awards airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on TNT and TBS. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
This image released by Netflix shows Lorraine Toussaint, left, and Caleb McLaughlin in a scene from “Concrete Cowboys.” (Jessica Kourkounis/Netflix via AP)

‘Concrete Cowboy’ shows Philadelphia’s Black cowboy culture

NEW YORK — Historians estimate that 1 in 4 American cowboys were…

This image released by Netflix shows Lorraine Toussaint, left, and Caleb McLaughlin in a scene from “Concrete Cowboys.” (Jessica Kourkounis/Netflix via AP)
Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson stop on the red carpet at the Scotiabank Giller Bank Prize gala in Toronto, Nov. 19, 2018. As her late husband Graeme Gibson’s “The Bedside Book of Birds” shows, Atwood said ravens have always occupied a storied place in human mythology, particularly as harbingers of misfortune and death. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson stop on the red carpet at the Scotiabank Giller Bank Prize gala in Toronto, Nov. 19, 2018. As her late husband Graeme Gibson’s “The Bedside Book of Birds” shows, Atwood said ravens have always occupied a storied place in human mythology, particularly as harbingers of misfortune and death. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young