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Gas line explosion in San Francisco ignites buildings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames into the air Wednesday and was burning five buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas more than two hours after the blaze began. Private construction workers cut a natural gas line, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. Authorities initially said five of them were missing, but the entire construction crew was found safe, and no other injuries were reported. Hayes-White said several buildings in the area were evacuated, including a medical clinic and several apartment buildings.

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Conviction upheld for woman who urged boyfriend’s suicide

BOSTON (AP) — A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself is responsible for his suicide, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday in upholding her involuntary manslaughter conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court said in a unanimous decision in the novel case that Michelle Carter’s actions caused Conrad Roy III to die in a truck filled with toxic gas in a deserted parking lot nearly five years ago.

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Mother, son found dead along interstate highways in Southeast identified after 20 years

More than two decades after the bodies of a woman and 10-year-old boy were found in separate states, each discarded along the side of a highway, officials announced Tuesday a DNA analysis identified the victims as a mother and son — and helped authorities to elicit a confession from their killer.

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Kacey Musgraves Tells Grammy Museum How Trading Humor for Heart Led to Awards Love

In the run-up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards, one of this year’s most high-profile nominees made a stop in a much smaller space than the Staples Center — the adjacent Grammy Museum’s 200-seat Clive Davis Theatre —  for “An Evening With Kacey Musgraves.” Her intimate benefit for the museum included a set of songs from her “Golden […]

Dogs Run For Help After Owner Has A Stroke — Watch!

Two Labrador retrievers, Bella and Sadie, saved their owner Maureen Hatcher‘s life after she had a stroke, and it was all caught on her doorbell camera!

When Maureen collapsed in her St. Augustine, Florida home on December 3, she told her dog Sadie “‘mommy needs help’ and then they were gone,” she shared with First Coast News.

Related: A Jogger Fought Off And Killed A Mountain Lion With His Bare Hands

Watch her heroic four-legged friends get help for Maureen:

After the pups got outside, they went to a neighbor for help, who returned to the house and called emergency medical personnel who transported Maureen to the stroke center.

What a whirlwind!

[Image via First Coast News/YouTube.]

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‘Spire in the Woods’ Set at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin With Roy Lee, Jon Berg (EXCLUSIVE)

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is teaming up with Roy Lee and Jon Berg on a movie based on the ghost story “The Spire in the Woods,” Variety has learned exclusively. Amblin has acquired movie rights to Tony Lunedi’s “The Spire in the Woods,” which gained renown after it was first published as a series of […]

Michael B. Jordan, Warner Bros. Nab Film Rights to ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society and Warner Bros. have nabbed the film rights to “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” a buzzy new fantasy novel by Marlon James. “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” draws on African mythology to tell the story of Tracker, whose acute sense of smell leads him to be hired to find a missing child […]

Ozzy Osbourne Hospitalized for Complications From the Flu

Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne was hospitalized at the Keck Hospital of University of Southern California on Feb. 4 for complications from a bad case of the flu. His wife Sharon Osbourne tweeted an update to concerned fans on Wednesday afternoon, saying “his doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a […]

Square Enix Announces Financial Decline Despite ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Just Cause’ Sales

Despite the launch of new titles in the “Tomb Raider” and “Just Cause” franchises in 2018, Square Enix experienced declines across the board, according to the publisher’s latest financial results released on Wednesday. “New titles such as “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” and ”Just Cause 4” bolstered sales YoY,” says Square Enix in slides from […]

The Russo Brothers’ AGBO Banner Options Rights to Short Film ‘Kiddo’ for Feature Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Joe and Anthony Russo’s AGBO has optioned the rights to the short film “Kiddo” with plans to adapt it into a full-length feature, sources tell Variety. VFX expert Tito Fernandes, who directed the original short, will return to direct the full-length version with fellow former VFX production coordinator Shannon Triplett penning the script. The original […]

Lady Gaga to Perform at the Grammys

Little monsters have something to look forward at the 2019 Grammys. Lady Gaga will perform for the 61st edition of the annual awards ceremony. A source close to the situation confirmed the news to Variety. Gaga tied for the third-highest number of nominations this year with five, for record of the year, song of the year, […]

Film News Roundup: Family Adventure ‘Mia and the White Lion’ Set for U.S. Release

In today’s film news roundup, a film about a white lion named Charlie is getting a U.S. release, 3 Arts makes a key hire and Gravitas buys the documentary “Mosul.”  RELEASE DATE Ledafilms Entertainment Group has set an April 12 release for the family adventure film, “Mia and the White Lion,” Variety has learned exclusively. […]

‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with its “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” movie ad that ran during Super Bowl LIII. Ads placed for the “Fast and the Furious” franchise spinoff had […]

Trump’s State of the Union: Five Standout Moments

WASHINGTON — President Trump tried for the patriotic and feel-good rhetoric of Ronald Reagan in his State of the Union address by focusing on nostalgia for America’s high points of history and a sunny vision for the future. “I am asking you to choose greatness. No matter the trials we have, no matter the challenges […]

Ariana Grande Not Attending Grammys After Disagreements With Producers

Due to a disagreement with Grammy producers over which songs she would perform, Ariana Grande, who has been featured on billboards promoting the show all over Los Angeles, not only won’t be performing at the Feb. 10 show, she will not even be attending it, according to sources close to the situation. An insider tells Variety […]

President Trump Delivers State of the Union — Live Updates

WASHINGTON — White House officials are calling President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address “Choosing Greatness,” and say he will accentuate themes of unity. But the must-see moments are certain to revolve around how Trump interacts with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and vice versa in the President’s first speech to a joint session of […]

Capitol Music Group Names Emmanuelle Cuny SVP of Video Production

Capitol Music Group (CMG) has named Emmanuelle Cuny senior vice president of video production. She will  oversee the making of music videos and other visual content for CMG artists working across multiple labels. Cuny will be based out of the Capitol Tower in Los Angeles. Cuny arrives from Atlantic Records, where her credits include all of Cardi […]

Fox Orders Pilots for Rogue A.I. Drama, Single-Cam Comedy ‘Adam & Eve’

Fox has ordered pilots for the drama “neXt” and the single-cam comedy “Adam & Eve.” “neXt” is described as a fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research. It features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence […]