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Airlines cancel more than 3,500 US flights over weekend

Airlines have canceled more than 3,500 U.S. flights this weekend and delayed thousands more, citing bad weather in Florida and other issues. FlightAware, a website that tracks flights, noted major disruptions at several Florida airports, including Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, as well as Baltimore and other airports around the country. JetBlue, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, Frontier, Spirit and American Airlines were most affected, according to FlightAware. Local news reported storms […]

today04/04/2022 13


Foo Fighters cancel all dates following drummer’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — Foo Fighters have canceled all upcoming concert dates following the death of the band's drummer, Taylor Hawkins. The rockers had been scheduled to play at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday as well as spring dates in New Orleans, Maryland, North Carolina and Boston. They also had scheduled summer dates in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and the UK. Hawkins died Friday during a […]

today03/30/2022 12


Elton John adds more North American dates to his Farewell Tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has added 11 new dates on the North American leg of his farewell tour, including concerts in New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, Arizona and Washington state. John begins his final run of dates in North America in Philadelphia on July 15, finishing with a three-night engagement at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, 19 and 20. The new dates include concerts on July […]

today03/29/2022 21


List of 2022 Oscar winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners in the main categories at the Academy Awards on Sunday: Best Picture: "CODA" Best Director: Jane Campion, "The Power of the Dog" Best Actor: Will Smith, "King Richard" Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, "CODA" Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, "West Side Story Best Animated Feature: "Encanto" Best Original Song: "No Time to Die" from "No Time […]

today03/28/2022 19


Oscars to celebrate ‘Godfather,’ ‘Bond’ — and ‘Bruno’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Bond didn't get an Oscar nomination this year, but that doesn't mean he won't be part of the ceremony. It's the 60th anniversary of the first 007 movie, after all, and the 50th anniversary of "The Godfather." Those landmarks will be celebrated Sunday at the 94th Oscars. Producer Will Packer said Thursday that the theme is: Movie lovers unite. One major moment planned for the […]

today03/25/2022 13


Oscar Preview: Five big questions ahead of Sunday’s awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards have always loved a comeback story. This year, the Oscars are attempting to star in one, too. On Sunday, the Academy Awards will try to bounce back from a 2021 ceremony that was plagued by pandemic restrictions, a botched ending and record-low ratings. The 94th Academy Awards will return to their usual home, Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, and be broadcast live on ABC […]

today03/23/2022 11


Reese Witherspoon acquires film rights to Dolly Parton novel

NEW YORK (AP) — With some support from her friend Reese Witherspoon, Dolly Parton is looking to be a movie star again. Parton is teaming with Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine media company for an adaptation of the best-selling novel she co-wrote with James Patterson, "Run, Rose Run." Published in early March, the Nashville-based book centers on a bond between an aspiring country singer and a retired country superstar loosely inspired by […]

today03/22/2022 9


Chicago blues, rock ‘n’ roll landmark easily overlooked

CHICAGO (AP) — On a nondescript stretch of South Michigan Avenue in Chicago is a little-known site that can transport music lovers back in time. Chess Records is still in its original building. And public tours are available. Some of the biggest names in blues recorded hits in Chess' recording studio. There was Muddy Waters' "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" and Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode." There was Bo Diddley's […]

today03/15/2022 16


Calls to suspend gas taxes across U.S. grow as prices surge

A growing number of governors and state lawmakers across the U.S. are calling for the suspension of gas taxes to provide relief to motorists from record high prices. Gas prices were averaging $4.25 a gallon nationally Wednesday. Legislative leaders in Michigan and Pennsylvania announced proposals to suspended or reduce state gas taxes. Governors in Georgia and California also called for relief from state gas taxes. And governors from six states […]

today03/10/2022 29