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The GOP will take over both chambers of Congress on January 6th, with issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, Obamacare and immigration reform likely to take priority.
“The Interview” seems like an unlikely film to be making history. The screwball comedy is about a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.
But “The Interview” is reportedly Sony Pictures’ biggest-grossing online release ever. The latest figures on how much consumers spent to download the film? More than $15 million, and counting. “The Interview” is giving a healthy nudge to a trend away from movie theaters.
“I don’t think a lot of people necessarily want to go to their suburban megaplex anymore and drop 12 bucks for a box of popcorn or whatever they charge these days,” says Dan Kennedy, who teaches journalism at Northeastern University.
It’s not clear how Sony shares the cash from “The Interview” with its online distributors. But it usually splits ticket sales with theaters, 50, 50.
Kennedy doesn’t think the studios are cheering the demise of the multiplex. He says if theaters go extinct, there will be one less distribution channel for films.
But he says theaters could revive themselves with extras, like special audio effects, that would make going out to the movies a more high-end experience.
Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi's lawyers argued that extended detention infringed on his rights because he had been granted bail by an anti-terrorism court. The Islamabad High Court agreed.
The Asian characters in the original Star Wars films are few, fleeting and often forgotten. But the Manager of the Holocron at Lucasfilm helps uncover their back stories.
In the village of Mereto, one imam is in favor of family planning while the other is not. Ngour Sen and his two wives, with a total of 11 children, knew which leader's advice they wanted to follow.
It's hard enough to get kids in for one flu shot, let alone two. But when parents got texts that explained why the child needed a second dose, they were much more likely to get the job done.
Economists' forecasts for 2015 have gotten even more optimistic as oil prices have declined. Most now say inflation will remain low as hiring strengthens. That should lead to more consumer spending.
As the search for the missing airliner entered its second day, Indonesia's vice president said he feared the worst may have happened. Authorities said, the search are would be expanded on Tuesday.