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U.S. appeals court rejects Cosby accuser's bid to revive defamation suit

BOSTON A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to revive a defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by an actress who said the entertainer raped her in 1974 and then called her a liar after she made her accusations public in a newspaper interview.

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Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment allegations

Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following allegations that he harassed a producer and took no action when an actress told him she was sexually assaulted by producer Harvey Weinstein.

People Oct 17 2017

Harry Potter exhibition blends wizardry with history

LONDON A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book's publication is offering 'muggles' with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, combined with historic artifacts referenced in the popular series. | Video

Arts Oct 18 2017

Han Solo's standalone film titled 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

LOS ANGELES The origin story of Han Solo, the roguish intergalactic "Star Wars" bounty hunter, has finally been given a title, director Ron Howard unveiled on Tuesday.

Film Oct 18 2017

Russian politicians fail to see funny side of 'Death of Stalin'

LONDON British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film - a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin - but in Russia not all politicians share the joke. | Video

Russia, Film Oct 18 2017

Snap and NBCUniversal launch studio to produce shows for Snapchat

Snap Inc, parent company of messaging and video app Snapchat, and NBCUniversal launched a joint venture studio on Tuesday to produce scripted shows and other genres to air on Snapchat.

Tech, Television Oct 17 2017
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video