Amanda Lee Myers

  • Chicago Jul 5, 2019

    Marvel's First Openly Trans Actor Calls for More Portrayals

    The first openly transgender actor in the Marvel Universe says there needs to be more representation of his experience. Zach Barack plays a classmate of Peter Parker’s in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” His gender identity is not addressed in the brief role. Barack said that to him, superhero movies “always felt like a trans story because it’s talking about identity.”...

  • actress Jun 15, 2019

    Aniston to Sandler Before Kissing Scenes: ‘Oil Up the Beard'

    When it came to their kissing scenes in Netflix’s “Murder Mystery,” Jennifer Aniston had one requirement of co-star Adam Sandler. “I did have him learn to oil the beard up a little bit,” the actress said in a joint interview this week. “Conditioned.” Sandler said kissing his longtime friend on camera isn’t all that awkward, except when his wife Jackie...

  • social media Jun 15, 2019

    Aniston to Sandler Before Kissing Scenes: ‘Oil Up the Beard'

    When it came to their kissing scenes in Netflix’s “Murder Mystery,” Jennifer Aniston had one requirement of co-star Adam Sandler. “I did have him learn to oil the beard up a little bit,” the actress said in a joint interview this week. “Conditioned.” Sandler said kissing his longtime friend on camera isn’t all that awkward, except when his wife Jackie...

  • Attorney Apr 24, 2019

    Court Wonders If It Can Rule on Manson Follower's Parole

    A California appeals court on Wednesday questioned whether it has jurisdiction to decide on parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten or whether the issue becomes moot after the governor weighs in.

  • Attorney Apr 10, 2019

    U.S. Man in SD Custody to Be Sent to Australia in Thai National's Killing

    Authorities have identified an American suspect in the killing of a Thai national whose battered body was found bound, gagged and wrapped in plastic on the side of a road in a high-profile case in Australia.

  • Governor Feb 10, 2019

    Snow Storm Wallops Seattle, People Rescued in Sierra Nevada

    Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain. Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the way early next week. Hundreds of flights were canceled in Seattle...

  • The Associated Press Nov 12, 2018

    Former Coach Describes Borderline Bar Gunman as ‘Out of Control'

    A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline. Evie Cluke coached Ian David Long on Newbury Park High School’s track team in 2007 and 2008. In an interview with...

  • California Nov 3, 2018

    Months After California Wildfire, Pets and Owners Reunited

    Embers falling on their heads, Venesa Rhodes and her husband had seconds to rush their two beloved cats into their SUV before a wildfire last summer would overtake them all. One cat got in. But the other, named Bella, bolted and disappeared as the blaze bore down. The couple had no choice but to flee, and their home and much...

  • United States Sep 27, 2018

    Living With Fear: Vegas Shooting Survivor, Wife March On

    Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington’s Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn’t about to shoot her. Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses. In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Gilman has had...

  • Donald Trump Apr 28, 2018

    Judge Agrees to Delay Stormy Daniels' Lawsuit Against Trump

    A judge on Friday delayed a civil lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, citing a criminal investigation the attorney is facing. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero agreed to put the case on hold for three months and set a hearing for July 27. Cohen asked for a delay after...

  • Attorney Apr 22, 2018

    Dad Stabbed to Death as Daughter Sits in Lap at Ventura Restaurant

    A homeless man who randomly stabbed a man to death as he was holding his daughter in a crowded Southern California restaurant was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Mar 31, 2018

    Russian Sent to US on Charges He Hacked Dropbox, Others

    A Russian man arrested over a year ago in the Czech Republic made his first appearance Friday in a U.S. courtroom, denying that he hacked computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other U.S. companies, compromising the personal information of millions of Americans. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 30, pleaded not guilty to computer intrusion, aggravated identity theft and other charges in federal court in...

  • Associated Press Dec 11, 2017

    New Evacuations as Huge Southern California Fire Flares Up

    A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from a fleet water-dropping planes and helicopters saved homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze deeper into residential foothill areas northwest of Los...

  • Associated Press Dec 9, 2017

    ‘Firefighting at Christmas' May Become Normal in California

    A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms. Firefighters continued battling multiple large wildfires Saturday raging across more than 170,000 acres in California, from the coastal foothills near Santa Barbara to retirement homes, golf courses and racehorse stables in San Diego County. The dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that have fueled what...

  • Associated Press Dec 8, 2017

    California Wildfires Spread to New Counties, Trigger New Evacuations

    The biggest and most destructive of the windblown fires raking Southern California shut down one of the region’s busiest freeways Thursday and threatened Ojai, a scenic mountain town dubbed “Shangri-La” and known for its boutique hotels and New Age spiritual retreats....
    Most of Ojai’s 7,000 residents were warned to clear out late Wednesday and patients unable to walk were moved from...

  • Los Angeles Dec 8, 2017

    Another Wildfire Joins the Siege Across Southern California

    The same vicious winds that turned three Southern California wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight more difficult even as a dramatic new blaze erupted Wednesday in the tony Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. Hundreds of homes across the L.A. metropolitan area and beyond were feared destroyed since Monday, but firefighters were only slowly managing to make their...

  • Los Angeles Dec 7, 2017

    ‘Everything Burned': Californians Who Fled Fire Devastated by Loss of Pets, Keepsakes

    They had run for their lives by the thousands when the devastating wildfires raced across a huge swath of brush-covered Southern California hillsides, and they had survived. But hundreds had to flee so quickly they left literally everything behind. On Wednesday, heartbroken people began to take stock of everything they lost in a manner of minutes, from their beloved four-legged...

  • Canada Dec 7, 2017

    Astronaut Shares Incredible Photos of Calif. Wildfires From Space

    NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik was asked on twitter if he could see the California wildfires from space. He shared these incredible photos.

  • facebook Sep 1, 2017

    Houston Pastor Plays Piano in Flooded Home

    One Houstonian is keeping his optimism despite the flood. Aric Harding posted a video of himself playing the piano in knee-deep floodwater inside his home after he went back for his children’s belongings. “What we used to have going as a city is gone,” he said.

  • facebook Sep 1, 2017

    'Don't Touch Me. I'm Dying.' Harrowing Harvey Stories Emerge

    One man used his last words to save a friend’s life, warning him away from a live electrical wire. Another died checking on his uncle. Several others were last seen helping people out of floodwaters....
    They’re among Harvey victims who lost their lives trying to save others. Others died doing their best to survive the catastrophic disaster....
    They range from 6 years...

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