Former CIA officer, portrayed in Oscar-winning film Argo, dead at 78

A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film Argo, has died at age 78.A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio "Tony" Mendez died Saturday at an assisted-living centre in Frederick, Md. He had suffered from Parkinson's disease,…

Worshipping hockey: art exhibit celebrates the 'religion' of the sport

A Montreal-based art show is taking the worship of hockey to the next level, even offering a "confessional."The exhibit — now at Windsor, Ont.'s Artcite Inc. — is called "The Temple of the Glorious."The multimedia art show was put together by artist Arthur Desmarteaux, who attended the opening of the Windsor show Jan. 11. "[Hockey] is…

Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

Gladys Knight will sing The Star-Spangled Banner at this year's Super Bowl in Atlanta on Feb. 3.Half-time show to feature Maroon 5, Big Boi, Outkast and Travis ScottThe Associated Press · Posted: Jan 18, 2019 8:37 AM ET | Last Updated: January 18Gladys Knight arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in…

Banksy mural of child playing in falling ash sold to U.K. art dealer

A British art dealer says he has bought a mural by street artist Banksy left on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($170,000 Cdn).Will leave artwork in place for now and may bring other Banksy to Welsh townThe Associated Press · Posted: Jan 18, 2019 7:57 AM ET | Last Updated:…