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Vandal Topples Wax Statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Vandal Topples Wax Statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 18
Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head.

Trump the Pundit Handicaps 2020 Democratic Contenders

Trump the Pundit Handicaps 2020 Democratic Contenders

NEWS | By Zeke Miller | Feb 18
Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd.

Pop Culturing: Amy Sedaris is Uniquely Amy Sedaris in 'At Home with Amy Sedaris'

Pop Culturing: Amy Sedaris is Uniquely Amy Sedaris in 'At Home with Amy Sedaris'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 18
Entering its second season on truTV this week, the part sketch show part crafts/cooking show "At Home with Amy Sedaris" is the perfect platform for its titular star and all her comedic gifts.

French Judge Refuses To Block Catholic Sex Scandal Movie

French Judge Refuses To Block Catholic Sex Scandal Movie

NEWS | By Samuel Petrequin | Feb 18
A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal.

Sailor in Iconic V-J Day Times Square Kiss Photo Dies at 95

Sailor in Iconic V-J Day Times Square Kiss Photo Dies at 95

NEWS | Feb 18
The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.

In France, The Force Is Strong with Lightsaber Dueling

In France, The Force Is Strong with Lightsaber Dueling

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Leicester | Feb 18
It's now easier than ever in France to act out "Star Wars" fantasies.

Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' Wins Top Prize at Berlin Film Fest

Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' Wins Top Prize at Berlin Film Fest

ENTERTAINMENT | By Geir Moulson | Feb 18
Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday.

Pope Asks for Prayers for Sex Abuse Summit at Vatican

Pope Asks for Prayers for Sex Abuse Summit at Vatican

NEWS | Feb 18
Pope Francis is asking for prayers for this week's sex abuse summit at the Vatican, calling abuse an "urgent challenge of our time."

Retailers, Fashion Brands Struggle With Racial Insensitivity

Retailers, Fashion Brands Struggle With Racial Insensitivity

NEWS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 18
Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity. The big question is: Why does it keep happening?

'Black Panther' Costume Designer Blazes Trail to Inspire

'Black Panther' Costume Designer Blazes Trail to Inspire

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Feb 18
Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her.


News

School Board in Virginia May End Transgender Bathroom Ban

School Board in Virginia May End Transgender Bathroom Ban

NATIONAL | By Ben Finley | Feb 18
For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school.


Business

Return to Sender: High Court to Hear Undeliverable Mail Case

Return to Sender: High Court to Hear Undeliverable Mail Case

LEGAL | By Jessica Gresko | Feb 18
Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters.


Technology

Berlin to Get Single Travel App for Public and Private Services

Berlin to Get Single Travel App for Public and Private Services

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Jordans | Feb 18
Travelers in Berlin will soon be able to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without signing up for each service individually.


Cars

Edmunds: Top Car-Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Edmunds: Top Car-Buying Mistakes to Avoid

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya | Feb 16
Here are some of the most common car-shopping mistakes people make when buying or leasing a car. Avoid them and you'll have a better car-buying experience.


Style

Fashion World Descends on London

Fashion World Descends on London

FASHION | By Gregory Katz | Feb 18
London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.


Travel

Stay a While: 3 Can't-Miss Luxury Hotels Opening This Spring

Stay a While: 3 Can't-Miss Luxury Hotels Opening This Spring

Feb 18
Three new luxury hotels in breathtaking destinations will begin welcoming guests this spring, including Comporta in Portugal, Raa Atoll in The Maldives and Santa Teresa de Cobano in Costa Rica.