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New this week: 'Riches,' Robert Downey Sr. and BTS’ RM

New this week: 'Riches,' Robert Downey Sr. and BTS’ RM

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Robert Downey Jr.
'Gaslighting' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2022

'Gaslighting' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gaslighting” — behavior that's mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year. Lookups for the word on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before.
Santa's back in town with inflation, inclusion on his mind

Santa's back in town with inflation, inclusion on his mind

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't look for plastic partitions or faraway benches when visiting Santa Claus this year. The jolly old elf is back, pre-pandemic style, and he's got some pressing issues on his mind. Santa booker HireSanta.
E3 Lithium gets $27M from feds to support oilfield lithium extraction

E3 Lithium gets $27M from feds to support oilfield lithium extraction

CALGARY — An Alberta-based company aiming to extract lithium from the province's old oilfields has received $27 million from the federal government.
The Righting deciphers conservative media for outsiders

The Righting deciphers conservative media for outsiders

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly six years into monitoring the content of conservative media outlets for his website and newsletter The Righting, Howard Polskin hasn't lost the capacity for surprise.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 4-10: Dec. 4: Game show host Wink Martindale is 89. Singer Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon is 86. Actor-producer-director Max Baer Junior (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 85. Bassist Bob Mosley of Moby Grape is 80.
Kimberly Palmer: Holiday survival tips from 5 financial pros

Kimberly Palmer: Holiday survival tips from 5 financial pros

For Ryan Decker, surviving the holiday shopping season is all about planning ahead. In fact, if he sees a gift for one of his two young sons in March, he’ll go ahead and buy it, instead of rushing through his shopping list in December.
Caper relish lightens weeknight-friendly sausage and lentils

Caper relish lightens weeknight-friendly sausage and lentils

Braised sausages and lentils are classic French comfort food, and by streamlining the recipe, we bring it out of the countryside and squarely into the weeknight rotation.
WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns

WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racism concerns

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease could be construed as discriminatory and racist. The U.N.
'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance ...
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