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Missing movie theater popcorn? Here’s how to make it at home

Before the coronavirus pandemic, I went to the movies a lot, often alone, and I’d see pretty much anything because the golden-salty greatness that is movie theater popcorn makes seeing almost anything worthwhile. I’d order the large size (only a dollar more – they’re practically paying you to get it!), eat until my mouth hurt, then put the rest in a plastic bag.

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

Turkey on Tuesday slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social media platforms to appoint legal representatives in the country.

Phil Spector, music producer convicted of murder, dies at 81 after contracting COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — Phil Spector, the visionary record producer who revolutionized pop music in the early 1960s with his majestic sound and fierce ambition but spent his final years behind bars after shooting and killing an aspiring actress in his Alhambra mansion, has died in a hospital after becoming infected with the coronavirus. He was 81.

Selena Gomez: Big Tech ‘cashing in from evil’

LOS ANGELES – Hours after an angry mob of Trump supporters took control of the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection, Selena Gomez laid much of the blame at the feet of Big Tech.

Prince William worried about strain on U.K. emergency workers

LONDON — Prince William says he is concerned about the mental health of U.K. ambulance drivers, police officers and other first responders who are being exposed to extraordinary levels of trauma and death as coronavirus cases soar.

5 trends to watch at 2021 ‘gadget show’

CES, the annual gadget show that showcases the buzziest and brightest tech, looks different this year – less Vegas glitz, more internet efficiency. With no physical conference in Las Vegas because of the pandemic, 1,800 companies are instead taking to streaming video to show off new products and technology to 150,000 attendees across the globe.

Social media crackdown continues after siege of U.S. Capitol

Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy and Facebook is removing posts and content fraudulently claiming that the U.S. election was stolen as social media companies scramble to rein in harmful activity ahead of the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.

Who were they? Records reveal Trump fans who stormed Capitol

WASHINGTON — They came from across America, summoned by President Donald Trump to march on Washington in support of his false claim that the November election was stolen and to stop the congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden as the victor.

Chunky bootmaker Dr. Martens to sell shares to public

The maker of Dr. Martens boots, the chunky-soled footwear once championed by rebellious young people but now favored by celebrities like Rihanna, plans to sell shares to the public as the existing owners seek to profit from growth of the iconic brand.

Harris team says it was blindsided by VP-elect’s Vogue cover

WILMINGTON, Del. — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there's a problem: the shot of the country's soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn't what both sides had agreed upon, her team says.

Around the Remote: ‘WandaVision’ gives Marvel characters a retro homecoming

Don't Miss: “WandaVision” – We don’t really know what to expect from this trippy new series, but we’re definitely intrigued. “WandaVision” takes characters from Marvel’s superhero comics and movies and plops them in retro locales reminiscent of those in TV classics such as “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Bewitched” and “The Brady Bunch.”