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Salman Rushdie Releasing Memoir About Stabbing

Salman Rushdie has a memoir coming out about the horrifying attack that left him blind in his right eye and with a damaged left hand. Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder will be published April 16. “This was a necessary book for me to write: a way to take charge of what happened, and to […]

Simone Biles Becomes Most Decorated Gymnast in History

Not even a slight stumble near the end could stop Simone Biles. Less than three months after returning to competition, the American superstar is back at the top of world gymnastics once again. Biles overcame a late blip in her floor routine after an otherwise dominant performance to win the individual all-around title at the […]

Simone Biles Leads U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team to Historic Win at World Championships

Led by Simone Biles, the U.S. women won a record seventh consecutive team title at the gymnastics world championships Wednesday night. The American team of Biles, Shilese Jones, Skye Blakely and Leanne Wong combined for a total of 167.729 points to edge Brazil and France. The U.S. team won by a margin of 2.199 points […]

Duane “Keffe D” Davis Charged With Murder in Tupac Shakur Case

A man who prosecutors say orchestrated the 1996 drive-by shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur was arrested and charged with murder Friday in a long-awaited breakthrough in one of hip-hop’s most enduring mysteries. Duane “Keffe D” Davis, 60, has long been known to investigators as one of four suspects identified early in the investigation. He isn’t […]

Dianne Feinstein, California Senator Who Broke Gender Barriers, Dies at 90

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 1992 in the “Year of the Woman” and broke gender barriers throughout her long career in local and national politics, has died. She was 90. Three people familiar with the situation confirmed her death to The Associated Press on […]

New York Judge Finds Donald Trump and His Sons Liable for Fraud

A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House. Judge Arthur Engoron, ruling in a civil lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general, found that the former president and his company deceived banks, insurers and others by massively […]

Spain Charges Shakira With Tax Evasion for Second Time

Spanish prosecutors have charged pop star Shakira with failing to pay 6.7 million euros ($7.1 million) in tax on her 2018 income, authorities said Tuesday, in Spain’s latest fiscal allegations against the Colombian singer. Shakira is alleged to have used an offshore company based in a tax haven to avoid paying the tax, Barcelona prosecutors […]

Japan’s Legendary Studio Ghibli, Co-Founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Sells Stake to Nippon TV

Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese animation studio of Hayao Miyazaki, will become a subsidiary of Nippon Television Network Corp., both sides said Thursday. Succession worries had been a priority at Ghibli, as Miyazaki has turned 82, and producer Toshio Suzuki is 75, the companies said in a joint statement. The boards of both companies agreed […]

Latin Grammy Nominations: Songwriter-Producer Édgar Barrera Leads Nods, Followed by Karol G, Shakira, Camilo

Édgar Barrera — the producer and songwriter known for his work with such artists as Madonna, Karol G, Peso Pluma, Shakira, Grupo Frontera and beyond — leads the 2023 Latin Grammy nominations with 13. The Latin Recording Academy announced this year’s nominees in a livestream Tuesday. Barerra is nominated for best pop song, record, album, […]

Rapper Jeezy Files for Divorce From ‘The Real’ Host Jeannie Mai Jenkins

Rapper Jeezy has filed for divorce from TV personality Jeannie Mai Jenkins after two years of marriage. The rapper, whose birth name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, filed to end his marriage on Thursday in Georgia’s Superior Court of Fulton County. The filing says “the marriage of the parties is irretrievably broken” and “there is no […]

TikTok Hit With $368M Fine Under Europe’s Strict Data Privacy Rules

European regulators slapped TikTok with a $368 million fine on Friday for failing to protect children’s privacy, the first time that the popular short-video–sharing app has been punished for breaching Europe’s strict data privacy rules. Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, the lead privacy regulator for Big Tech companies whose European headquarters are largely in Dublin, said […]

Country Singer-Songwriter Charlie Robison Dies at 59

Charlie Robison, the Texas singer-songwriter whose rootsy anthems made the country charts until he was forced to retire after complications from a medical procedure left him unable to sing, died Sunday. He was 59. Robison died at a hospital in San Antonio after suffering cardiac arrest and other complications, according to a family representative. Robison […]