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Reports: Brooklyn Nets to acquire James Harden

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and coach Stephen Silas, right, react after a play during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game in January 2021 in Houston. (Troy Taormina/Pool Photo via AP) SOURCE: Troy Taormina


The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to acquire three-time scoring champion James Harden from the Houston Rockets, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The disgruntled superstar had remained quiet through months of speculation that he is unhappy with Houston.


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Report: Siegfried Fischbacher of 'Siegfried and Roy' fame dies in Las Vegas

Siegried Fischbacher and Roy Horn in their private apartment at the Mirage Hotel on the Vegas Strip, along with one of their performing white lions. SOURCE: Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images


German news agency dpa is reporting that illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the duo Siegfried & Roy, has died in Las Vegas at age 81. The news agency said Thursday that Fischbacher’s sister, a nun who lives in Munich, confirmed his death of cancer.


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Grammy Awards postponed to March due to COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles County

A view of the red carpet appears prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. SOURCE: Jordan Strauss/ Invision /AP File Photo



The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the annual show would shift from its original Jan. 31 broadcast to an unspecified date in March.


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Report: NFL planning to have 17 regular-season games starting in 2021

The NFL could add a regular-season game starting in 2021. SOURCE: David Richard/AP


The NFL plans to add a regular-season game to the schedule in 2021, a move that would break from the 16-game schedule that has been in place since 1978, reported. An announcement could be weeks or months away as the league negotiates a new media contract, the report said.


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NCAA to play all 67 March Madness men's games in Indiana

Photo FILE - In this Monday, April 6, 2015, file photo, Duke players celebrate on the court after their 68-63 victory over Wisconsin in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game in Indianapolis. The NCAA announced Monday, Jan. 4, 2020, that this year's 67 men's basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana. 

SOURCE: David J. Phillip



The NCAA announced Monday that all 67 men's basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana in a bid to keep the marquee event from being called off for a second consecutive year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Games will be played on two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium as well as at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena at Purdue and Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Only one game at a time will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.


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New Year's resolutions you can actually keep

This year, your New Year's Eve, like all of the 2020 holidays, will likely look different. You might be spending the evening watching New Year's movies or playing a New Year's game at home with your family rather than going out for a glitzy night on the town. It's been a hard year for all of us. One way you can celebrate the passing of 2020 and what's to come is to write out a few new goals for 2021.


We know you've see all those resolution lists before, the ones with all the complicated cleanses, intense workout plans and sincere intentions to do your best and make new healthy habits. Those tend to make you feel overwhelmed, and by Jan. 20, you're ready to get back to the same old, same old. But change doesn't have to come all at once. Why not subscribe to the motto, "Progress, not perfection" this year and pursue a few goals in small steps. What follows is a list of resolutions that aren't rocket science, but can work within your busy lifestyle, create more freedom, stimulate creativity and ultimately cultivate connection with those you love and the community around you.


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Traditional South Florida Fair canceled, being replaced by smaller fair

South Florida Fair canceled SOURCE: South Florida Fair



South Florida Fair organizers have announced the traditional 2021 South Florida Fair is now canceled and will be replaced by a "mini" fair instead. The smaller fair will take place during the original fair dates of January 15-31. The newly planned mini fair will be a scaled back version of the annual South Florida Fair and will still feature many of the fair’s favorite activities, according to organizers.

“This decision came about due to growing concerns about the safety of our guests during this pandemic,” said Vicki Chouris, the fair’s president & CEO. “Hosting a scaled back, outdoor version of our traditional fair will still allow fairgoers to enjoy a fun-filled event. Mini but mighty with maximum fun is what we plan to present!”


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Paul McCartney's 'Find My Way' is the first music video off his new album recorded in quarantine

Paul McCartney has officially released an album that he recorded during his time in quarantine.


"McCartney III" is the former Beatle's 18th solo album. The album was released on Friday and features 11 new songs. The 78-year-old McCartney plays all instruments and sings all the vocals, just like his two previous eponymous solo albums, 1970's "McCartney" and "McCartney II," released in 1980. In addition to the album, McCartney released the first music video from the project for the song "Find My Way."


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'Star Wars' actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played bounty hunter Boba Fett, dies at 75

Jeremy Bulloch attends a photo call at the "Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition" on July 26, 2017 in London. SOURCE: John Phillips/Getty Images


Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first donned a helmet, cape and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Thursday. Bulloch died at a London hospital from health complications after years of living with Parkinson’s disease, his agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews said in a statement. He was 75.


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Tom Cruise reportedly scolds 'Mission: Impossible 7' crew members for violating social distancing measures

Tom Cruise, lead actor of the upcoming film "Mission: Impossible 7," was heard reprimanding crew members for reportedly not adhering to social distancing measures, the UK's Sun newspaper reported, citing an exclusive audiotape from the set. "I don't ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don't do it, you're fired. If I see you do it again you're f***ing gone. And if anyone in this crew does it — that's it, and you too and you too," Cruise can be heard saying in The Sun's exclusive audiotape.


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Gov. Ron DeSantis provides vaccine update at local restaurant


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he’s still hopeful the state will get the vaccines they were expecting after they were delayed because of a production problem. “Those next two shipments of Pfizer are on hold right now,” DeSantis said. “We don’t know whether we are going to get any or not and we are just going to have to wait. I mean obviously, it would be shipped relatively soon if we got it.”


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Here's how to host the perfect virtual holiday celebration

The holidays may look different this year, but that doesn't mean they can't be just as meaningful.


Since the pandemic started in March, the majority of the celebrations and events we know and love have gone completely online. With COVID-19 numbers still on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that holiday gatherings should continue to be hosted virtually or exclusively with members of your own household to minimize the risk of spread. Keeping that in mind, House Beautiful asked party planning experts Mindy Weiss, Courtney Ajinca and Virginia Trafton Frischkorn to offer some fun ideas on how to celebrate the holidays virtually this year.


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It's official: Harrison Ford will return in a 5th 'Indiana Jones' movie

Harrison Ford will be grabbing his whip and ramming on his hat for a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie, Disney has confirmed — a mere 41 years after the first installment, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," was released. Disney said in a tweet on Friday that the movie would be produced by its production arm Lucasfilm and released in July 2022, and that "Indy himself, Harrison Ford, will be back to continue his iconic character's journey."


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25 meaningful Hanukkah gifts perfect for the kids and adults in your life

Even though Hanukkah isn't rooted in presents and splendor, there's nothing that says you can't shower your loved ones with gifts during the eight-day celebration. (FYI: It takes place from Dec. 10-18 this year.) And sure, you can take the traditional route by passing out gelt (chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil) to your family and friends. If you want something more unique, take a look at these Hanukkah gifts for everyone on your list including significant others, parents, kids, and more.


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Cold weather shelters open in Martin and Okeechobee County


As temperatures continue to drop, Martin County is just one of the counties in our area that announced they would open a cold weather shelter. The Martin County Emergency Management Director, Sally Waite, said the shelter is open until 6 a.m. at the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center in Stuart.


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Job fair underway in Jupiter as company looks to hire 60 hospitality workers Dec 7-9 2020


A soon-to-open dining multiplex in Jupiter is working to hire 60 more hospitality workers this week as part of a job fair. Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street, co-owned by Charles Modica and Joe Namath, will open at the Jupiter Inlet Village in early 2021. It will consist of multiple restaurants, bars and a seafood market. The venues will be called the Beacon, Topside at the Beacon, Lucky Shuck Oyster Bar & Taphouse and Tacklebox.


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We're ready to go: Palm Beach Co. Health Director provides vaccine, COVID-19 update


In a Tuesday Palm Beach County commissioners meeting, health director, Dr. Alina Alonso said the community needs to be prepared for an increase in cases. Dr. Alonso also announced that the Palm Beach County Department of Health is looking for another 170 contact tracers to keep up with the demand.


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