Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Movies Have Already Earned Back $4 Billion Lucasfilm Investment at Box Office

Disney/Lucasfilm The “Star Wars” acquisition keeps getting better and better for Disney. With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” pushing $950 million at the global box office, Disney, after three releases, has officially made back the $4.06 billion it paid George Lucas for his company in 2012. The Mouse House has surpassed $4 billion in worldwide … Read more

Trump White House's Revolving Door Of Staff Changes Expected To Continue In The New Year

White House officials, led by chief of staff John Kelly, are reportedly plotting a staff shakeup in the new year, as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to weather scandals and defeats, and prepare for what could be tumultuous midterm elections in 2018.White House officials, led by chief of staff John Kelly, are reportedly plotting a … Read more

Iranian cities hit by anti-government protests

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Key races for control of the House as Democrats take slight edge into 2018

News analysis WASHINGTON — Democrats ended 2016 dejected and despondent after Donald Trump shocked Hillary Clinton — and the world — by a tiny combined margin of 77,744 votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to win the presidency. A year later, Democrats are ending 2017 as the slight favorites to take back the House in … Read more

North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over illegal oil transfer

Asia Asia North Korea: South seizes ship amid row over illegal oil transfer Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share … Read more

Egypt attack: Twelve die as gunmen hit Coptic Christians

Middle East Middle East Egypt attack: Gunman attacks church near Cairo Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with … Read more

Trump: News Media Will ‘Let Me Win’ in 2020 Because They’ll ‘Tank if I’m Not There’

MSNBC Donald Trump isn’t worried that persistent low approval polling or the ongoing special counsel investigation headed up by Robert Mueller will hurt his chances of winning reelection in 2020. In fact, he’s confident he’ll get a second term because he thinks that American media outlets will make sure it happens. In an on-the-record interview with … Read more

Al Franken Chokes Up in First Speech Since Resignation: ‘I Am Not Giving Up My Voice’

Getty Images Minnesota Democrat Al Franken made his first public appearance on Thursday since his resignation over sexual harassment accusations. While speaking to his supporters in Minneapolis, Franken said in a Facebook Live video: “I may be leaving the Senate but I’m not giving up my voice. We still have a lot of work to do together … Read more

12 Best Movies of 2017, From ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘Call Me by Your Name’ (Photos)

2017 was a strong year for cinema, with achievements that can be measured on many yardsticks: It was the year a Wonder Woman got to rock the seemingly unassailable superhero genre, the year a black sketch comedian became a massively profitable writer-director, and the year when Tiffany Haddish ascended to the comedy cosmos. Corporate filmmaking … Read more

12 Worst Movies of 2017, From ‘The Emoji Movie’ to ‘Baywatch’ (Photos)

How great was 2017 for movies? Adam Sandler starred in a movie that made it to my Best List. How lousy was 2017 for movies? I had to cram a dozen titles into a 10 Worst roster. Netflix 10. “War Machine”   This would-be satire presumably had something to say about the hot mess that … Read more