9 Big Takeaways From That Slick New ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer

Lucasfilm Because it’s the only one of the new “Star Wars” movies being released in May instead of December, the marketing campaign for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has been kind of strangely compressed. They don’t start marketing the new one until the previous one has been released, and so we’re already on our third … Read more

‘The Sting’ Theater Review: Harry Connick Jr Aims to Go From Ragtime to Riches

Photo: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade It’s not hard to see why someone imagined a stage musical could be made out of “The Sting,” that 1973 Oscar Best Picture winner starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as Depression-era con artists who pull off the ultimate heist. After all, George Roy Hill’s artfully constructed film leaned heavily … Read more

‘Walking Dead’ Lost Another Major Character: Here’s Why He Went Out ‘On His Own Terms’

Gene Page/AMC Warning: Spoilers ahead for “The Walking Dead” Season 8 Episode 15! In Sunday night’s penultimate episode of “The Walking Dead” Season 8, an epic showdown erupted between Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and (not Rick!) his right-hand man, Simon (Steven Ogg). And, spoiler alert: Negan took out Simon with his bare hands in a no-weapons … Read more

How Will ‘The Walking Dead’ Manage to Actually End the War Next Week?

(Spoilers ahead for the April 8 episode of “The Walking Dead” on AMC) If you didn’t know that season 8 of “The Walking Dead” was coming to a close next week, you probably wouldn’t think the war between the Saviors and everyone else was reaching its conclusion based on what happened this week. No, you’d … Read more

WWE WrestleMania 34: 9 Things You Didn’t See on TV

Debbie Emery WrestleMania 34 took over New Orleans this weekend and, as expected, the result was epic mayhem in the Big Easy as thousands of WWE fans flooded Bourbon Street. While the celebrations lasted all weekend, the main event was Sunday night, as the Super Bowl of professional wrestling returned to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which … Read more

Refugees just want to help make America great, new report says

Subscribe to Breaking News emailsYou have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.President Donald Trump, in the earliest days of his presidency, told Australia’s … Read more

Diplomacy has been ‘weaponized’ with memes, trolling, online polls

Subscribe to Breaking News emailsYou have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.A protest sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on April 5.Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and … Read more

Long congressional to-do list running into a ticking election-year clock

At some point in the next few months, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary focus this midterms year will have to shift from managing the House majority to preserving it.Shawn Thew / EPAWASHINGTON — Congress entered 2018 with ambitious tasks on its plate: an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. Tax cuts. A sweeping infrastructure package. … Read more

Children suffer as war, famine devastate Yemen

For six months, World News documented the lives of children in depleted hospitals across Yemen, finding few doctors, not enough medicine and children suffering from malnutrition.

Syria conflict: Strikes hit Syrian airfield, state media report

Syria conflict: Strikes hit Syrian airfield, state media report Several people have died or were injured after a military airport in Syria came under missile attack, the country’s state media reported.State news agency SANA said several missiles struck the Tayfur airbase, also known as T4, near the city of Homs in the early hours of … Read more