Leah Remini's docuseries exposing Scientology gets air date

Actress Leah Remini's exposé on the Church of Scientology will hit the airwaves in November on A&E.
The docuseries promises to blow the lid off the controversial church in eight hour-long episodes beginning November 29.
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J.K. Rowling's 'Cormoran Strike' crime series headed to HBO

The literary series penned by 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling about private detective Cormoran Strike is to be adapted for TV by the BBC and HBO, which will broadcast the show in the U.S. and Canada.
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Broadway-bound 'Come From Away' heads to 9/11 haven Gander, N.L. for charity

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Retired American Airlines Capt. Beverley Bass will be in Gander, N.L., this weekend when the Broadway-bound "Come From Away" lands in the 9/11 haven that inspired the show's true tales of kindness.
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Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive in bid to break siege

BEIRUT -- Fierce fighting broke out around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Friday as rebels announced a large-scale offensive to break the government's nearly two-month siege of opposition-held areas.
A reporter inside the city on the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV channel reported attacks on "all sides" of the city, "from the furthest points north to furthest south.
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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra names 24-year-old Alexander Prior as conductor

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has signed a new conductor to a five-year contract starting with its 2017-18 season.
Alexander Prior, who is 24, says his decision to choose Edmonton included the players' skills and the Winspear Centre, which he called among the best in North America.
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Student accused of taking topless Snapcat selfie, rear-ending police car

BRYAN, Texas -- Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie.
Miranda Kay Rader posted $200 bond after she was charged with drunken driving and possessing alcohol as a minor.
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Japanese comedian astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' song

TOKYO -- The Japanese comedian behind the viral hit "PPAP" said Friday that he is astonished by the global success of his "pen-pinapple-apple-pen" song.
Pikotaro, as he is known, debuted a two-minute "long" version of the 45-second song and answered a wide range of questions at a Tokyo news conference in from the song's origin to whether the Japanese prime minister has called him.
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Court appearance for teen charged in La Loche school shooting

MEADOW LAKE, Sask. - A teen charged with a deadly shooting that targeted a high school and a home in northern Saskatchewan is to appear in court today.
The boy, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.
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Recovery efforts to find car in Lake Ontario to resume this morning

Toronto police divers are expected to resume their efforts Friday morning to reach a motorist whose vehicle slammed through a guardrail and plunged off a bridge on Thursday into Lake Ontario.
Police divers located the vehicle on Thursday at the bottom of a shipping channel, nearly eight metres deep, in the Cherry Street and Polson Pier area, but were unable to reach the driver.
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California's Armenians present Charles Aznavour with symbolic Hollywood star

French singing legend Charles Aznavour, one of the 20th century's most prolific songwriters who remains active at 92, was honoured Thursday with a Hollywood star presented by California's Armenians.
Aznavour, often dubbed France's Frank Sinatra, said he was "deeply moved" by the recognition, which is not on Hollywood Boulevard's main Walk of Fame but rather consists of a symbolic star dedicated by the Armenian community.
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Movie reviews: 'Inferno' overstuffed with clues, lacks thrills

A better title for “Inferno,” the latest big screen exploits of symbology professor Robert Langdon, might have been “The Da Vinci Code: This Time It's Personal.” Not only must Langdon, once again in the form of Tom Hanks, confront an old love but he also must dig deep into his shattered memory to piece together the clues of his greatest mystery ever.
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Clinton rallies with Michelle Obama as Trump alleges corruption

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Aiming to deliver a knockout blow to Donald Trump's staggering presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton turned to popular first lady Michelle Obama to rally voters in North Carolina.
Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton as creatures of a corrupt political system, who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of American families.
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