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Miami women surprise homeless teen with magical quinceanera

- Associated Press

Entering her magical quinceanera on by her father’s arm, her tiara sparkling and her fuchsia ballgown trimmed with ruffles to perfectly match her cake, Adriana Palma scanned the crowd for familiar faces.

'We're buzzing!' Brit Awards to welcome back music fans

- Associated Press

British music's leading prize night next month will feature an audience of 4,000 people, in what will be the first major indoor music event in the country to welcome back a live audience since the coronavirus pandemic erupted more than a year ago.

Florida House overwhelmingly approves consumer privacy bill

- Associated Press

The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling information in a marketplace where consumers themselves have become lucrative commodities.

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks after a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah.  Facebook says it has broken up a hacker network linked to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' intelligence service, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. It says the network targeted hundreds of people, including journalists, human rights activists and government critics. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Facebook says it halts hackers tied to Palestinian security

- Associated Press

Facebook said Wednesday it has broken up a hacker network used by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' intelligence service in an attempt to keep tabs on journalists, human rights activists and government critics.

Omaha radio host fired for tweet criticized as racist

Associated Press

A conservative radio host in Omaha was fired Wednesday after he posted a social media comment criticized as racist minutes after the conviction of a white former Minneapolis police officer for the killing last year of a Black man.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Hiroyuki Sanada in a scene from "Mortal Kombat." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Is it finally game on for video game adaptations?

- Associated Press

Is there a more woebegone movie genre than the video game adaptation? This is the pantheon of “Max Payne,” “Wing Commander” and “Assassin’s Creed.” In the 27 years since the first video game movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” these adaptations have been so regularly mocked that you might think the genre was -- like a teetering fighter in “Mortal Kombat” surrounded by chants of “Finish him!” -- on its last legs.

As extreme weather increases, climate misinformation adapts

- Associated Press

Climate scientists have warned for years that a warming planet would cause more extreme storms, like the one that walloped Texas in February, knocking out power and leaving millions in a deep freeze.