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Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies

Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Charles “Chuckie” O'Brien, a longtime associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in the labour leader's disappearance and later was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman," has died.
'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' finds heart, song in tragedy

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' finds heart, song in tragedy

LOS ANGELES — The zestfully titled, song-and-dance filled “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has an unlikely origin.
Prosecutor: Weinstein saw victims as 'complete disposables'

Prosecutor: Weinstein saw victims as 'complete disposables'

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a big shot in Hollywood that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like "complete disposables," a prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape
Review: Tame Impala delivers on beautiful 'The Slow Rush'

Review: Tame Impala delivers on beautiful 'The Slow Rush'

“The Slow Rush,” Tame Impala (Interscope Records) Time can be a comfort or curse. It can heal, but it can also compress, building up a pressure that begs for release.
Flower-lovers tackle waste, push industry towards sustainable measures

Flower-lovers tackle waste, push industry towards sustainable measures

TORONTO — Julia Zini loves to give and receive flowers for any occasion, but for the first time she's reconsidering whether to buy a traditional bouquet of roses synonymous with Valentine's Day.
Edie Falco talks new show 'Tommy' and staying close to home

Edie Falco talks new show 'Tommy' and staying close to home

NEW YORK — In her role in the news CBS drama “Tommy,” actress Edie Falco plays the first female chief of police in Los Angeles, but the native New Yorker found a way to shoot the show in her hometown.
Polish government ends standoff over Jewish museum chief

Polish government ends standoff over Jewish museum chief

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's government on Friday accepted a compromise candidate as the new director of Warsaw's landmark Jewish museum, ending a long impasse that had raised concerns over the popular institution's future.
Brothers of Chicago prep basketball star forgive his killer

Brothers of Chicago prep basketball star forgive his killer

CHICAGO — The brothers of Chicago high school basketball star Ben Wilson, who was viewed as the top player in the nation before his murder in 1984, said Thursday they have forgiven the shooter.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

NEW YORK — Rep. Dan Crenshaw , the Texas Republican, has a book out in April.

US film crew chasing Poland Holocaust story may face charges

WARSAW, Poland — A team of U.S. award-winning documentary filmmakers pursuing a Holocaust-era story in western Poland could face charges of unauthorized excavation work, punishable by up to two years in prison, a Polish prosecutor said Friday.