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  • 7 months Bloomberg rips Trump for not taking action on climate change Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is promoting a new documentary film on climate change, but the billionaire philanthropist says the one person he thinks should see it most — President Donald Trump — likely never will because "it won't be running on Fox." "The president really could learn a lot from towns and cities featured in the documentary and which are taking action on climate change," Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor, said Wednesday at a Washington screening of the film "Paris to Pittsburgh," which he produced. "If he's not willing to listen to his own ... more
  • 7 months Bloomberg rips Trump for not taking action on climate change Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is promoting a new documentary film on climate change, but the billionaire philanthropist says the one person he thinks should see it most — President Donald Trump — likely never will because "it won't be running on Fox." "The president really could learn a lot from towns and cities featured in the documentary and which are taking action on climate change," Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor, said Wednesday at a Washington screening of the film "Paris to Pittsburgh," which he produced. "If he's not willing to listen to his own ... more
  • 7 months California governor wants users to profit from online data Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make by capitalizing on personal data they collect. The new governor has asked aides to develop a proposal for a "data dividend" for California residents but provided no hints about whether he might be suggesting a tax on tech companies, an individual refund to their customers or something else. "Companies that make billions of dollars collecting, curating and monetizing our personal data have a duty to protect ... more
  • 7 months Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centers Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google plans to invest more than $13 billion this year on new and expanded data centers and offices across the U.S. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in a blog post Wednesday , emphasizing the company's growth outside its Mountain View, California, home and across the Midwest and South. "2019 marks the second year in a row we'll be growing faster outside of the (San Francisco) Bay Area than in it," he wrote. Google will build new data centers in Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. Pichai estimated the construction of the new ... more
  • 7 months Ex-Apple lawyer accused of profiting from confidential info Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of Apple's former top lawyers is facing accusations of brazenly breaking the company's insider trading rules that he helped draft, while profiting from stock sales and investments made after he received confidential information about Apple's finances. The allegations against Gene Levoff emerged in criminal and civil complaints filed Wednesday in a New Jersey federal court by the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission. Levoff, 45, realized gains and avoided losses totaling more than $600,000 in illegal trades made periodically from 2011 to 2016, based on estimates provided in the documents. ... more
  • 7 months Panera to close last of its pay-what-you-can cafes Beaumontenterprise -Food
    BOSTON (AP) — Panera Bread is closing the last of its experimental cafes that let customers pay what they wished. The company says its Panera Cares location in Boston will close Friday after six years. Panera says it's helping employees find jobs at other locations. Panera opened its first Panera Cares restaurant in Clayton, Missouri, in 2010. It later opened similar stores in Chicago; Dearborn, Michigan; Portland, Oregon; and Boston. All eventually closed. In a statement, Panera said the stores were no longer viable. A spokeswoman said the company wouldn't elaborate. The locations weren't as profitable as regular Panera cafes. ... more
  • 7 months Six Southeast Texas girls teams still in playoffs Beaumontenterprise -Sports
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  • 7 months Correction: St Gregory’s-Minerals Auctioned story Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — In a story Feb. 12 about an auction of mineral interests at the former St. Gregory University in Oklahoma, The Associated Press reported erroneously Dane Pollei's status with the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art. Pollei is still director, not a former director. A corrected version of the story is below: St. Gregory's trustee denies a museum's $2.3 million claim A trustee in St. Gregory University's federal bankruptcy case is disputing a claim filed by a museum SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A museum is wrong to demand $2.3 million from a St. Gregory University auction of mineral interests, ... more
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  • 7 months Lil’ Kim struts and sings at The Blonds’ saucy fashion show Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop icon Lil' Kim slayed as a blonde at The Blonds, performing her new song "Go Awff" to close the design duo's New York Fashion week show inspired by "Scarface" and other classic gangster movies. David and Phillipe Blond, always fashion provocateurs, wanted to incorporate their favorite "glamour gangsters" to walk in the Tuesday night show. Aside from Lil' Kim, they included Paris Hilton, actress Karrueche Tran, singer Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe, Mj Rodriguez, "RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Aquaria and reality TV's The Clermont Twins, wearing practically nothing at all. As for the clothes, the ... more
  • 7 months Review: ‘High Flying Bird’ is an exhilarating fast break Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    Straight, "no chaser" is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in "High Flying Bird," and the same could be said for the cinematic preferences of director Steven Soderbergh, whose stripped-down latest is a fleet-footed fast break of a movie. "High Flying Bird," Soderbergh's second film shot on iPhones and his first for Netflix, has been made with an exhilarating, no-nonsense immediacy. Standard movie gloss has been happily jettisoned to give it to us straight. The "it" is the free-flowing torrent of Tarell Alvin McCraney's words (McCraney's play was the basis for Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight"), whose hyper-verbal ... more
  • 7 months Mississippi ban on tanning beds for those under 18 advances Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Children younger than 18 would be banned from using tanning beds in Mississippi under a measure passed Wednesday by the state Senate. However, sponsors of Senate Bill 2847, which is going to the House for more debate, said they might consider watering down the outright ban to allow some older teens to use tanning beds. Right now, children younger than 14 can use tanning beds in Mississippi if their parents are present, while those older than 14 but younger than 18 can use tanning beds with written permission from their parents. "Tanning causes cancer and we ... more
  • 7 months Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said Wednesday it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world. Two Americans, artist Theaster Gates and film director Ava DuVernay, will chair the council, Prada said. The group will work to develop "diverse talent" and create more opportunities for students of color, the luxury fashion house said. Gates said his work "amplifies the voices that have been absent from the broad cultural conversations," and he was happy to work with Prada ... more
  • 7 months Michael Kors throws a ’70s bash with Barry Manilow on stage Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors threw a fashion show worthy of Studio 54 with Barry Manilow belting "Copacabana" on a glittery stage and rock muse Patti Hansen walking the runway Wednesday. His crowd, seated inside a Wall Street ballroom, went wild for both on the closing day of New York Fashion Week as he rolled out shaggy coats and feather boas, sparkly gowns in neon purple and electric blue, and flirty ruffles on dresses and skirts, all worthy of the heady '70s. Sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid took to the catwalk to help move the bash along, but the ... more
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  • 7 months Parkdale Mall to host beauty pageant Beaumontenterprise -10ment
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  • 7 months Ricketts, brewers join forces against proposed beer tax Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is joining forces with Nebraska's craft brewers to fight proposals that would raise taxes on craft beer in an effort to reduce property taxes. Ricketts announced simultaneous events dubbed "Raise Glasses, Not Taxes" on March 1 in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island. The events are designed to draw the public's attention to LB314 and LB497, both of which would raise taxes on craft beer, spirits, wine and other goods. Ricketts argues that the bills amount to a tax shift that would do little to address the long-term trend of rising property taxes. Supporters ... more
  • 7 months Dallas Public Library offers free prom clothes, LGBTQ event Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Public Library is offering more than just books with free new or gently used prom gowns and other elegant clothing available for high school girls including LGBTQ students. Library officials on Wednesday announced registration has opened for the Fairy Tale Closet. Items were donated by area women and retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bella Bridesmaids and Sam Moon. Project official Melissa Dease says teens are encouraged to see the library as a "welcoming, safe space" and take advantage of its resources. Formalwear donations — ranging from gowns to jackets and suits — are accepted at any ... more
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  • 7 months The Latest: Democrats question T-Mobile-Sprint merger deal Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint merger hearing (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through. The deal would combine the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and create a behemoth roughly the size of industry giants Verizon and AT&T. The House Energy and Commerce Committee doesn't have authority to rule on the merger, but members are able to use the forum to ask pointed questions. The committee's chairman, Rep. ... more
  • 7 months Watch: Can you ID Port Arthur theft suspect? Beaumontenterprise
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  • 7 months Large oyster farms planned for southeastern Alaska Beaumontenterprise -Food
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Large oyster farms have been proposed for southeast Alaska, marking potential growth in marine life cultivation for food that a state task force has projected could be a $100 million industry. Silver Bay Seafoods has been working on securing a 10-year lease on 182 acres (74 hectares) of seafloor near Sitka from the state Department of Natural Resources, CoastAlaska reported Tuesday. State agencies are reviewing the application by the seafood company, which has been buying and processing fish at its plant in Sitka for the past decade. The company's proposal is available for public comment through ... more
  • 7 months Downtown AT&T Building bidding hits $1.5 million Beaumontenterprise
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  • 7 months French wine exporters in a ‘total fog’ ahead of Brexit Beaumontenterprise -Food
    PARIS (AP) — French wine and spirits exporters say they are in a "total fog" over Brexit. With less than two months before Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union, the head of the French federation of exporters of wines and spirits warned Wednesday of the damage that an exit without an agreement would cause. "It could simply destroy the purchasing power of the consumers," Antoine Leccia told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a news conference. "There could be a fall of the pound, and we know that in our sectors, the currency fluctuation can have an impact ... more
  • 7 months Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation. The Ministry of Communications said Wednesday that the account under the username Alpatuni was pornographic, which violated the law on information and electronic transactions. In a statement it said Instagram had "fulfilled" its request made in a warning letter for the account to be removed. Instagram, however, said it had not removed the account. ... more
  • 7 months China’s Huawei soft power push raises hard questions Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national game — brought to you by China's Huawei. As a nasty diplomatic feud deepens between the two countries over the tech company, involving arrests and execution orders, it hasn't gone unnoticed that Huawei's bright red fan-shaped logo is plastered prominently on the set of "Hockey Night in Canada." TV hosts regularly remind the 1.8 million weekly viewers that program segments are "presented by Huawei smartphones." The cheery corporate message contrasts with the standoff over the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. warrant. ... more
  • 7 months Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ dropped from Berlin film festival Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    BEIJING (AP) — The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin film festival for what the festival described as technical reasons. A notice on the official Weibo microblogging service account for the movie "One Second" apologized but gave no details other than to say it was not possible to show the film at Berlin. The festival said the film was pulled because of "technical difficulties encountered during post-production." It said the movie would be replaced at its scheduled Friday and Saturday showings with Zhang's action epic "Hero," which premiered in 2002 at the ... more
  • 7 months T-Mobile, Sprint execs defending merger to lawmakers Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With their $26.5 billion merger hanging in the balance, top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking their case to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won't hurt competition or jack up consumer prices for wireless service. But they're likely to face a skeptical audience at a hearing Wednesday. The deal, which must win approval from federal regulators, would combine the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless companies, creating a new behemoth roughly the size of industry giants Verizon and AT&T. ... more
  • 7 months Outlook brightens for to-go sales at Texas breweries Beaumontenterprise
    The proposal would allow production breweries such as Saint Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston to sell up to two cases of 12-ounce packaged beers per day to an individual at the brewery. Currently, state law allows to-go sales only through retailers that have purchased the beer from a distributor. ... more
  • 7 months Mourners pay last respects to Adams Elementary Beaumontenterprise
    Adams was built in 1929 as one of Beaumont’s segregated schools. Coastal Demolition anticipates beginning demolition on the main building mid-Thursday or Friday. ... more
  • 7 months At Oscar de la Renta, meditations on a multicultural Spain Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — The designing duo at Oscar de la Renta, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, presented a collection of relaxed silhouettes and colorful, eclectic clothes on Tuesday, a runway show they said was inspired by a multicultural Spain. "We wanted to do a Spanish collection for Oscar but today's Spain, the real Spain," Garcia said. The set they erected in the historic Cunard Building in downtown Manhattan was modeled after the mosque in Cordoba, Spain, Kim said — one of the oldest structures standing from the time of Islamic rule that ended in 1492. ... more
  • 7 months Naeem Khan gets a boost from a trio of ’70s Halston muses Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Naeem Khan brought 1970s glam back to New York Fashion Week with the help of a few models of the era. The Halston icons Pat Cleveland, Karen Bjornson and Alva Chinn closed Khan's show Tuesday in silver sequined evening gowns, joined by the veteran designer on the runway for his bow. Khan is known for his sparkling evening looks, but he got his start at Halston back in the day. "I grew up working for Halston. So, the people at that time — Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Katharine Graham, Martha Graham — these were people, it ... more
  • 7 months Lady Titans fall in bi-district Beaumontenterprise -Sports
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  • 7 months Kate Spade’s new creative director carries on in bold color Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — In her sophomore collection for Kate Spade, creative director Nicola Glass stayed true to the brand's roots in upbeat designs, adding her own twist in the use of bold color. For fall, Glass worked in silks and brocades. Leather embossed in a crocodile design for handbags offered a glossy shine. Her focus this season: Animal prints in her rich yellows, purples and reds. "The brand has always been super colorful, but (I) look at new ways to use color and more unexpected mixes," Glass told The Associated Press before the Friday show at New York Fashion ... more
  • 7 months Christian Cowan brings London club vibe to New York runway Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan was finding it hard to stand still backstage after his high-energy show on Tuesday, practically jumping up and down in place. The British designer, at 23 already a favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga and rapper Cardi B, presented a new collection that harked back to his days as a London club kid but also channeled New York-style energy. His runway was full of neon colors like yellow and green and shocking pink, and styles ranged from midriff-baring cropped sweatsuits to huge tulle dresses with trains. Sequins and feathers were everywhere, and especially watches ... more
  • 7 months Gucci creative head breaks silence over ‘blackface’ sweater Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design force at the Italian fashion house, lamented in a letter to employees both his own pain and "that of the people who saw in one of my creative projects an intolerable insult." The black sweater with a pull-up neck featured a cutout surrounded by cartoonish red lips. Michele wrote that it was not inspired by blackface but by the late Leigh Bowery, a performance artist, club promoter and fashion designer who often ... more
  • 7 months United stays perfect, advances to area round Beaumontenterprise -Sports
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  • 7 months Activision to lay off 800 workers as video game sales drop Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied to video games that can have a relatively short lives before players move on to the next craze. Right now, Epic Games' "Fortnite" is a hot fad that has been siphoning attention — and potential sales — from the titles made by other companies. Although Activision also still owns popular games such ... more
  • 7 months Report: Earl Thomas moves family to Austin Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The star safety has moved his family to Austin and his children have even been enrolled in school there, according to 247Sports.com Cowboys insider Mike Fisher. ... more
  • 7 months Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday. The plan calls for accelerating the use of AI systems throughout the military, from intelligence-gathering operations to predicting maintenance problems in planes or ships. It urges the U.S. to advance such technology swiftly before other countries chip away at its technological advantage. ... more
  • 7 months Iowa man accused of letting cattle die of starvation Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) — South-central Iowa authorities are investigating after dozens of head of cattle were found starved to death on property near Osceola. The Des Moines Register reports that the farmer who was supposed to be caring for the cattle could face charges. The Clarke County Sheriff's Office says about 40 to 50 dead cattle were found Friday on a property about 4 miles west of Osceola. Chief Deputy Lucas Darby says a local veterinarian told authorities the animals appeared to have starved to death. Darby says the farmer was tending to the property but did not own the ... more
  • 7 months On Phillip Lim’s NY Fashion Week front row? Fellow designers Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Lim had some unusual guests on his New York Fashion Week front row: fellow designers. Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu attended Monday to cheer him on, as did Alexander Wang on Friday at the Palm Angels show by Francesco Ragazzi. "It's my favorite thing when I see designers supporting other designers," said Eva Chen, the director of fashion partnerships for Instagram. "They're friends." She was seated next to Gurung for the 3.1 Phillip Lim show, which included a couple of standout coats done in wool to look like faux fur in bright white and hunter ... more
  • 7 months Review: ‘Never Look Away’ is an absorbing, exhausting ride Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    What to say about an Oscar-nominated film that's more than three hours long, apparently despised by the man whose life inspired it, and has been called both a masterpiece and a manipulation? Perhaps that the film's fascinating backstory could make for another three-hour movie. The protagonist would be German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who won the foreign language Oscar for Germany with his first feature, the hugely compelling "The Lives of Others," about the Stasi in East Germany. He moved to Hollywood and a few years later utterly dismayed fans with "The Tourist," starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. ... more
  • 7 months Diner alert: Worker at 1 Panera restaurant had hepatitis A Beaumontenterprise -Food
    An employee at a Panera Bread restaurant in Alabama has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and people who ate food from that outlet from Jan. 24 through Feb. 5 may have been exposed to the disease, state authorities said. No other case has been reported, either among the food-handler's co-workers at 2998 Carter Hill Road in Montgomery or people who bought food there between the dates in question, Dr. Karen Landers, a physician with the Alabama Department of Public Health, said Tuesday. She said the restaurant hasn't reported how many meals the restaurant sold over the 15-day period, but is ... more
  • 7 months Former Bridge City star earned SLC Pitcher of the Week Beaumontenterprise -Sports
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  • 7 months Anna Sui puts on a pop-tastic NY Fashion Week show Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber looked positively pop-tastic on the New York Fashion Week runway of Anna Sui's 1960s-inspired show where short, teased wigs in groovy hues of blue, purple and pink took center stage. The spiky hair was the perfect complement to Sui's Motown soundtrack and wall of vintage poster art, the latter being something she's fond of collecting. Hadid and fellow models Taylor Hill and Dilone posed in front of the wall before Gerber joined the group, climbing a ladder to hang a poster herself as she opened the show Monday. Sui was in ... more
  • 7 months LA ordinance to ban sale of fur products advances Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has given initial approval to an ordinance that would ban sales of fur clothing and accessories. The ordinance, which would go into effect in 2021, forbids manufacture or sale of coats, handbags or even earmuffs that contain fur. The council voted Tuesday 13-1 in favor of the ordinance, which requires a second vote before being sent to Mayor Eric Garcetti. The law is backed by animal activists, who say the multibillion-dollar global fur industry is rife with cruelty. Fur makers deny that and say bans affect jobs and tax revenues. West ... more
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  • 7 months Review: In ‘Fighting With My Family,’ WWE dreams turn real Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    Even the most eccentric passions of working-class England — long a favored reservoir of feel-good underdog tales — have seldom featured as much spandex as "Fighting With My Family." Patrick "Rowdy Ricky Knight" Bevis (Nick Frost) and Julia "Sweet Saraya" Bevis (Lena Headey) are your average parents, raising a couple of tykes in Norwich, England, to stand up for themselves, work together, and, you know, maintain a firm choke hold. Collectively they worship at the altar of "Macho Man" Randy Savage; they believe in body slams the way other families preach a heathy breakfast. "Fighting With My Family," the solo ... more
  • 7 months Blue October sets Beaumont concert date Beaumontenterprise -10ment
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  • 7 months Trump says he might not raise tariffs on China if deal close Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he might let a March 2 deadline slide in trade talks with China if the two countries get close to a deal. The U.S. is scheduled to raise import taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods March 2 if the U.S. and China can't resolve their differences. Trump said he's not inclined to extend the deadline, but he might let it "slide for a little while" if talks go well. Earlier, the White House had called March 2 a "hard deadline." U.S. negotiators began mid-level talks with their Chinese counterparts ... more
  • 7 months The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending February 10, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Mile 22 2. Dr. Seuss' the Grinch 3. The Girl In the Spider's Web 4. Robin Hood (2018) 5. A Star Is Born (2018) 6. Widows 7. Bohemian Rhapsody 8. First Man 9. The Sisters Brothers 10. Overlord iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1. The Wife 2. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot 3. Can You Ever Forgive Me? 4. The Old Man & the Gun 5. The Dawn Wall 6. RBG 7. Mid90s 8. Three Identical Strangers 9. Support the ... more
  • 7 months Oregon pioneer BridgePort is latest craft brewery to close Beaumontenterprise -Food
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon's oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, will stop making its beers immediately and close its brew pub next month, it said in a Facebook post Tuesday. The Portland institution said sagging sales led it to restructure its operations in 2017 but a continued drop in sales and distribution is now forcing BridgePort to close for good. Its flagship brew pub will remain open until March 10. The hypercompetitive craft brewery industry in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest is to blame, the company said. "We would ... more
  • 7 months Review: Learning to love the rom-com in ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They're so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. Intelligent women have been taught that there should be a healthy serving of self-hatred with whatever enjoyment you might glean from a well-done makeover montage. You don't have to look much further than the phrase "rom-com" (like chick-lit) to know that. The dismissive term seems to have been thrown at the genre to take it and its fans down a few pegs, as if to say, no no, silly girl, that's not cinema or literature or ... more
  • 7 months Review: Learning to love the rom-com in ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They're so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. Intelligent women have been taught that there should be a healthy serving of self-hatred with whatever enjoyment you might glean from a well-done makeover montage. You don't have to look much further than the phrase "rom-com" (like chick-lit) to know that. The dismissive term seems to have been thrown at the genre to take it and its fans down a few pegs, as if to say, no no, silly girl, that's not cinema or literature or ... more
  • 7 months Bill, Melinda Gates unfazed by criticism of wealthy giving Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good. The couple, whose foundation has the largest endowment in the world, say they are not fazed by recent blowback against wealthy giving. It's come in high-profile moments at the World Economic Forum, the shifting political conversation about taxes and socialism in the U.S., and best-selling book "Winners Take All," which calls the influence of high-dollar giving an "elite charade." "I'm not sure that the attack has been on philanthropy. I think the attack has ... more
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  • 7 months Mormon church opposes plan to increase alcohol in Utah beer Beaumontenterprise -Food
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has come out against a proposal to allow more alcohol in Utah beer, a position that could hurt the state's chances of joining most of the country in shedding low alcohol limits. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes the 50-percent increase that would allow standard, production-line beers in grocery stores and on tap, church lobbyist Marty Stephens said Monday. The change would increase alcohol limits from 3.2 to 4.8 percent. The opposition isn't surprising from the faith that teaches abstinence from alcohol, Republican bill sponsor Sen. Jerry Stevenson said. ... more
  • 7 months Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is big eyes and big effects Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    Alita is just like a typical teenage girl. She loves chocolate, breaks curfew and crushes on a bad boy with floppy hair, a leather jacket and a motorcycle. But Alita isn't typical in other ways. For one, she can slice apart a single falling tear with her ferocious battle sword. Those are the two sides brought up by "Alita: Battle Angel ," our film entry into the thrilling manga world of artist Yukito Kishiro and imagined for the screen by producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez. The film crams in so many plot lines that it risks being overstuffed ... more
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  • 7 months Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shoots TV show in Juneau Beaumontenterprise -Food
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A celebrity chef is visiting Alaska's capital. The Juneau Empire reports Gordon Ramsay arrived in the capital Sunday night. He says he is shooting a television show. Ramsay reported he had spent much of Monday at the Mendenhall Glacier and that he was having "an amazing time." The head of digital and short form content for Studio Ramsay, Justin Mandel, says he's not allowed to reveal additional details about the show they're working on until the end of the week when they leave. The Scottish-born Ramsay is known for his fiery temper and colorful language. He ... more
  • 7 months Study: More diverse movie leads in 2018 than ever Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    NEW YORK (AP) — The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. In a report released Tuesday, researchers found that women were the lead or co-lead in 40 of the 100 highest-grossing films of 2018. That's an increase of eight movies from 2017 and 20 movies from 2007, when the annual study was begun. There were 28 films with leads or co-leads from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group in 2018. That, too, was a substantial ... more
  • 7 months Shoes pulled from Katy Perry line after blackface criticism Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface. The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers were released last summer in nine different colors. They included protruding eyes, nose and red lips. In a statement released Tuesday by the singer and company, they said the shoes were "envisioned as a nod to modern art and surrealism." The singer says she was saddened when she learned they were being compared to blackface and were "immediately removed" from the company's website. Perry's is the latest company to ... more
  • 7 months Tariffs take toll on whiskey exports in last half of 2018 Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from global trade disputes, an industry trade group said Tuesday. Exports to some key overseas markets gyrated wildly last year for producers of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey. Overall, U.S. spirits exports in 2018 stayed on another record-setting trajectory, due in part to surging whiskey sales in the months leading up to the tariffs as larger distillers stockpiled supplies, the Distilled Spirits Council said. Other categories including vodka, brandy and rum also had ... more
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