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  • FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

    FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

    Monday, October 23 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-10-23 04:26:05 GMT
    (GlaxoSmithKline via AP). This image provided by GlaxoSmithKline shows the company's Shingrix vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to prevent painful shingles in people aged 50 or older. Drugmaker Gla...(GlaxoSmithKline via AP). This image provided by GlaxoSmithKline shows the company's Shingrix vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine to prevent painful shingles in people aged 50 or older. Drugmaker Gla...

    U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus.

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    U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus.

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  • Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    Monday, October 23 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-10-23 04:18:17 GMT

    The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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    The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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  • Unsent letter from Titanic passenger sets auction record

    Unsent letter from Titanic passenger sets auction record

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-10-23 03:47:39 GMT
    (AP Photo, File) In this April 10, 1912 file photo, the Titanic departs Southampton, England on its maiden Atlantic voyage. April 15, 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, just five days after it left Southampton on its maiden...(AP Photo, File) In this April 10, 1912 file photo, the Titanic departs Southampton, England on its maiden Atlantic voyage. April 15, 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, just five days after it left Southampton on its maiden...

    A letter recovered from the body of a passenger on the Titanic has fetched $166,000 at auction. 

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    A letter recovered from the body of a passenger on the Titanic has fetched $166,000 at auction. 

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  • Watch: EF1 tornado tears part of Oklahoma casino roof off

    Watch: EF1 tornado tears part of Oklahoma casino roof off

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-10-23 03:08:27 GMT
    (Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP)(Steve Sisney/The Oklahoman via AP)

    An overnight batch of severe storms spawned an EF1 tornado that tore part of a casino roof off in central Oklahoma during a concert and downed power lines and trees throughout the state, emergency managers said Sunday. 

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    An overnight batch of severe storms spawned an EF1 tornado that tore part of a casino roof off in central Oklahoma during a concert and downed power lines and trees throughout the state, emergency managers said Sunday. 

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  • Toll rises in Malaysian landslide; 11 foreign workers dead

    Toll rises in Malaysian landslide; 11 foreign workers dead

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-10-23 02:46:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gary Chuah) Malaysian rescuers carry the body of a victim after he was pulled out from the debris of the landslide in Penang, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.(AP Photo/Gary Chuah) Malaysian rescuers carry the body of a victim after he was pulled out from the debris of the landslide in Penang, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

    Rescue workers have located two more bodies buried by a landslide in a construction site in northern Malaysia, bringing the death toll to 11. 

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    Rescue workers have located two more bodies buried by a landslide in a construction site in northern Malaysia, bringing the death toll to 11. 

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  • Justin Timberlake tapped for Super Bowl halftime show

    Justin Timberlake tapped for Super Bowl halftime show

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-10-23 02:44:19 GMT
    (John Shearer/Invision/AP)(John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Announced in a Twitter video with Jimmy Fallon on Sunday, Justin Timberlake will perform the Super Bowl halftime show on February 4th, 2018.

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    Announced in a Twitter video with Jimmy Fallon on Sunday, Justin Timberlake will perform the Super Bowl halftime show on February 4th, 2018.

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  • Typhoon Lan reaches Japan, bringing ferocious winds

    Typhoon Lan reaches Japan, bringing ferocious winds

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-10-23 02:34:07 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    A mammoth typhoon has struck Japan, hurling dangerous winds and threatening to cause major flooding and mudslides.

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    A mammoth typhoon has struck Japan, hurling dangerous winds and threatening to cause major flooding and mudslides.

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  • Air Force: No plans to recall retired pilots to fix shortage

    Air Force: No plans to recall retired pilots to fix shortage

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-10-23 02:23:05 GMT
    (Meredith Image)(Meredith Image)

    The Air Force says it doesn't plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage by recalling retired pilots. 

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    The Air Force says it doesn't plan on using new flexibility under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to address a pilot shortage by recalling retired pilots. 

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  • US commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend South Korea

    US commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend South Korea

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-10-23 02:11:14 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    U.S. naval commanders on Saturday reiterated Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill. 

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    U.S. naval commanders on Saturday reiterated Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill. 

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  • Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

    Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

    Sunday, October 22 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-10-23 02:07:53 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. 

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    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. 

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  • McConnell dismisses Trump attacks on him, GOP

    McConnell dismisses Trump attacks on him, GOP

    Sunday, October 22 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-10-23 01:43:39 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off harsh criticism he has received in the past from President Donald Trump and said he trusts Trump as a negotiating partner.

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off harsh criticism he has received in the past from President Donald Trump and said he trusts Trump as a negotiating partner.

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  • No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

    No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

    Sunday, October 22 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-10-23 01:37:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, David Letterman speaks during the unveiling of a Peyton Manning statue outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis. Letterman is being honored with the Mark Twain Pr...(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, David Letterman speaks during the unveiling of a Peyton Manning statue outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis. Letterman is being honored with the Mark Twain Pr...

    No joke: David Letterman yukked it up on late-night TV longer than anyone else. Now his career of comedy has earned him a prestigious award and a celebrity roasting. 

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    No joke: David Letterman yukked it up on late-night TV longer than anyone else. Now his career of comedy has earned him a prestigious award and a celebrity roasting. 

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  • NASA: Take a walk on Mars in your own living room

    NASA: Take a walk on Mars in your own living room

    Sunday, October 22 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-10-23 01:25:25 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    NASA and Google are teaming up to offer free, virtual space exploration. 'Access Mars' was released on Thursday. 

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    NASA and Google are teaming up to offer free, virtual space exploration. 'Access Mars' was released on Thursday. 

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  • Is local news on the cusp of a renaissance?

    Is local news on the cusp of a renaissance?

    Sunday, October 22 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-10-23 01:04:36 GMT
    (Meredith Image)(Meredith Image)

     It’s not an easy time to be a journalist in the United States. Since 2000, nearly half of newsroom jobs – more than 20,000 of them – have disappeared. 

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     It’s not an easy time to be a journalist in the United States. Since 2000, nearly half of newsroom jobs – more than 20,000 of them – have disappeared. 

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  • Texas students disciplined for racially-charged post

    Texas students disciplined for racially-charged post

    Sunday, October 22 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-10-23 00:54:04 GMT
    (Source: CNN)(Source: CNN)

    Some high school students in Richmond, Texas are facing discipline after bringing a Confederate battle flag on campus. 

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    Some high school students in Richmond, Texas are facing discipline after bringing a Confederate battle flag on campus. 

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  • Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

    Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:53:12 GMT
    (AP Image) Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 - the day of the JFK assassination.(AP Image) Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 - the day of the JFK assassination.

    President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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    President Donald Trump said Saturday he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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  • More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

    More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:46:06 GMT
    (Meredith Image)(Meredith Image)

    These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. 

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    These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. 

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  • Here's why Illinois governor's race could be costliest in US history

    Here's why Illinois governor's race could be costliest in US history

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:19:07 GMT
    (AP/Meredith Image)(AP/Meredith Image)

    The 2018 Illinois governor's race is on pace to be the most expensive in U.S. history, propelled by a wealthy Republican incumbent and a billionaire Democrat who are airing TV ads and hopping private planes to campaign events more than a year before Election Day. 

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    The 2018 Illinois governor's race is on pace to be the most expensive in U.S. history, propelled by a wealthy Republican incumbent and a billionaire Democrat who are airing TV ads and hopping private planes to campaign events more than a year before Election Day. 

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  • Trial to begin against Philip Morris in smoker's death

    Trial to begin against Philip Morris in smoker's death

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:04:01 GMT
    (Meredith Image)(Meredith Image)

    A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit against Philip Morris in connection with the lung cancer death of a Connecticut woman who smoked the company's Marlboro cigarettes. 

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    A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit against Philip Morris in connection with the lung cancer death of a Connecticut woman who smoked the company's Marlboro cigarettes. 

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  • Gunman arrested after taking hostages at UK bowling alley

    Gunman arrested after taking hostages at UK bowling alley

    Sunday, October 22 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-10-22 22:43:09 GMT
    (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)(Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

    A gunman who reportedly held two employees hostage at a central England bowling alley was arrested Sunday night after armed police moved in. He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for treatment.

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    A gunman who reportedly held two employees hostage at a central England bowling alley was arrested Sunday night after armed police moved in. He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for treatment.

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  • FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

    FBI couldn't access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

    Sunday, October 22 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-10-22 22:36:07 GMT
    (AP/Meredith Image)(AP/Meredith Image)

    The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications. 

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    The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications. 

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  • Fidelity has staff meeting on sex harassment after 2 leave

    Fidelity has staff meeting on sex harassment after 2 leave

    Sunday, October 22 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-10-22 22:27:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

    The manager of Fidelity Investments' stock-picking unit held an emergency meeting last week to reiterate the firm's policies against sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, a person familiar with the matter said. 

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    The manager of Fidelity Investments' stock-picking unit held an emergency meeting last week to reiterate the firm's policies against sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, a person familiar with the matter said. 

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  • Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

    Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

    Sunday, October 22 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-10-22 22:12:59 GMT
    Eleven-year-old Ames Mayfield posed the questions at an Oct. 9 event in Broomfield, between Denver and Boulder. Cub Scouts had been told to come prepared to talk to Republican state Sen. Vicki Marble about issues important to them.Eleven-year-old Ames Mayfield posed the questions at an Oct. 9 event in Broomfield, between Denver and Boulder. Cub Scouts had been told to come prepared to talk to Republican state Sen. Vicki Marble about issues important to them.

    A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans.

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    A Cub Scout was kicked out of his group after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about gun control and previous contentious comments she made about African-Americans.

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  • Oklahoma Capitol swarmed by zombie demonstrators

    Oklahoma Capitol swarmed by zombie demonstrators

    Sunday, October 22 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-10-22 22:03:16 GMT
    People dressed as zombies film a short movie for Together Oklahoma in protest of the state's budget situation outside the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)People dressed as zombies film a short movie for Together Oklahoma in protest of the state's budget situation outside the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)

    Anti-tax "zombies" in Oklahoma were stopped outside the entrance to the state Capitol on Saturday in a staged event by groups supporting tax increases to prevent cuts to health, education and other services.

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    Anti-tax "zombies" in Oklahoma were stopped outside the entrance to the state Capitol on Saturday in a staged event by groups supporting tax increases to prevent cuts to health, education and other services.

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  • Spain: Taking control of Catalonia means big power transfer

    Spain: Taking control of Catalonia means big power transfer

    Sunday, October 22 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-10-22 21:51:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul White). Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved to activate a previously untapped constitutional article Saturday ...(AP Photo/Paul White). Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved to activate a previously untapped constitutional article Saturday ...

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to take to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region.

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    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to take to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region.

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  • Orange is the new white? Discover amber wine this fall

    Orange is the new white? Discover amber wine this fall

    Sunday, October 22 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-10-22 21:42:12 GMT
    (AP Image)(AP Image)

    Lighter than reds and richer than whites – orange wines are creating a buzz with their unique tastes. These wines are not made with oranges.

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    Lighter than reds and richer than whites – orange wines are creating a buzz with their unique tastes. These wines are not made with oranges.

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  • Why Trump's visit to Capitol Hill could get tense

    Why Trump's visit to Capitol Hill could get tense

    Sunday, October 22 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-10-22 21:40:41 GMT
    (Meredith Image)(Meredith Image)

    President Trump faces huge personnel and policy decisions while visiting the Hill this week to push tax reform. His upcoming trip to Asia could be ... complicated. 

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    President Trump faces huge personnel and policy decisions while visiting the Hill this week to push tax reform. His upcoming trip to Asia could be ... complicated. 

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  • Salvation Army receives donated urn filled with ashes

    Salvation Army receives donated urn filled with ashes

    Sunday, October 22 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-10-22 21:32:19 GMT
    (AP File Photo)(AP File Photo)

    A Salvation Army thrift store in New Hampshire has received an urn apparently filled with cremated remains.

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    A Salvation Army thrift store in New Hampshire has received an urn apparently filled with cremated remains.

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  • A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

    A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

    Sunday, October 22 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-10-22 21:26:42 GMT
    This image released by Lionsgate Entertainment shows Tyler Perry as Madea in "Tyler Perry's Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween." (Chip Bergman/Lionsgate Entertainment via AP)This image released by Lionsgate Entertainment shows Tyler Perry as Madea in "Tyler Perry's Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween." (Chip Bergman/Lionsgate Entertainment via AP)

    It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers including the disaster epic "Geostorm," the firefighter drama "Only the Brave" and the crime thriller "The Snowman." 

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    It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers including the disaster epic "Geostorm," the firefighter drama "Only the Brave" and the crime thriller "The Snowman." 

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  • 38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

    38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

    Sunday, October 22 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-10-22 21:00:59 GMT
    James Toback arrives at the 2014 AFI Fest - "The Gambler" on Monday, Nov 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)James Toback arrives at the 2014 AFI Fest - "The Gambler" on Monday, Nov 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

    Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. 

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    Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. 

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