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‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ Singer Bill Withers Dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ Singer Bill Withers Dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Tony-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Tony-Winning Playwright Terrence McNally Dies of Coronavirus Complications

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America’s great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class” and the musicals “Ragtime” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” has died of complications from the coronavirus.

Woody Allen's Memoir Released Under New Publisher

Woody Allen's Memoir Released Under New Publisher

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen’s memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism, has found a new home, The Associated Press has learned.

Kenny Rogers, Actor, Country Music Icon, Dead at 81

Kenny Rogers, Actor, Country Music Icon, Dead at 81

Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV, died Friday night.

Cannes Film Festival Postponed, Potentially to June or July

Cannes Film Festival Postponed, Potentially to June or July

NEW YORK — France’s Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious film festival and cinema’s largest annual gathering, has postponed its 73rd edition due to the coronavirus pandemic.

AP: Seattle Researchers Test First Coronavirus Vaccine

AP: Seattle Researchers Test First Coronavirus Vaccine

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday -- leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges.

Tens of Thousands Pack Mexico City Music Festival Despite Coronavirus Concerns

Tens of Thousands Pack Mexico City Music Festival Despite Coronavirus Concerns

MEXICO CITY (AP) — While the coronavirus pandemic has led authorities around the globe to cancel concerts and sporting events, and even shut down daily activities in some places, Mexico City is going ahead with Vive Latino — one of the most important music festivals in the country.

Ortiz: White House Payroll Tax Cut Would Counteract Coronavirus Downturn

Ortiz: White House Payroll Tax Cut Would Counteract Coronavirus Downturn

Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Network writes in The Hill in favor of Trump's proposal to combat the financial downturn created by the coronavirus with a payroll tax cut that would put money back in workers' pockets, creating more demand for goods and services.

Coachella Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Coachella Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The uber-popular Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to concerns about the growing coronavirus.

Harvey Weinstein Asks Judge for 5 Year Sentence in Rape Case

Harvey Weinstein Asks Judge for 5 Year Sentence in Rape Case

NEW YORK (AP) — With prosecutors seeking a severe punishment for Harvey Weinstein in his landmark #MeToo case, his lawyers argued on Monday that he deserves mercy for his already “historic fall from grace” and serious health issues.

Madonna Cancels Remaining Paris Gigs Over Coronavirus

Madonna Cancels Remaining Paris Gigs Over Coronavirus

Paris (AFP) Pop singer Madonna on Monday called off two concerts in Paris, the last dates in her Madame X world tour, after French authorities banned large gatherings to stem the coronavirus spread.

'Sesame Street' Launches 2020 Census Campaign

'Sesame Street' Launches 2020 Census Campaign

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No other age group was under-counted more during the last once-a-decade census than children under age 5, researchers say. Sesame Street is hoping to use Count von Count to change that.

'Game Of Thrones' and 'The Exorcist' star Max Von Sydow Dies at 90

'Game Of Thrones' and 'The Exorcist' star Max Von Sydow Dies at 90

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died.

Illinois Supreme Court Won’t Dismiss Charges Against Jussie Smollett

Illinois Supreme Court Won’t Dismiss Charges Against Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday refused to throw out charges against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself and rejected his effort to remove the special prosecutor in the case.

Harvey Weinstein Moved to Rikers Island After Heart Surgery

Harvey Weinstein Moved to Rikers Island After Heart Surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was moved Thursday to an infirmary unit at New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex after undergoing a heart procedure at the hospital where he’d been held since his conviction last month on rape and sexual assault charges.

Joe Biden Takes Delegate Lead After Super Tuesday Rout

Joe Biden Takes Delegate Lead After Super Tuesday Rout

After fourth- and fifth-place finishes to start the primary season a few weeks ago before his win in South Carolina last weekend, former Vice President Joe Biden continued his comeback Tuesday night, overtaking Vermont Sen.

22 People Dead After Tornadoes Devastate Tennessee

22 People Dead After Tornadoes Devastate Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee as people slept early Tuesday, shredding at least 140 buildings and killing at least 22 people. Authorities described painstaking efforts to find survivors in piles of rubble and wrecked basements as the death toll climbed.

19 Dead After Tornadoes Rip Across Tennessee

19 Dead After Tornadoes Rip Across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and leaving hundreds of people homeless.

Coronavirus: 6 Deaths Total Confirmed in U.S.

Coronavirus: 6 Deaths Total Confirmed in U.S.

Washington state health officials announced Monday that three more people have died from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of U.S. deaths to five.

Jack Welch, Former General Electric Chairman and CEO, Dead at 84

Jack Welch, Former General Electric Chairman and CEO, Dead at 84

BOSTON (AP) — Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric Co. into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate and parlayed his legendary business acumen into a retirement career as a corporate leadership guru, has died.

Super Tuesday Race Tightens in Amy Klobuchar's Minnesota

Super Tuesday Race Tightens in Amy Klobuchar's Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has a shot to deliver an embarrassing blow to Amy Klobuchar in the moderate senator’s home state on Super Tuesday, thanks to a large and motivated progressive base in a state where she

Dominican Republic Reports First Coronavirus Case in Italian Tourist

Dominican Republic Reports First Coronavirus Case in Italian Tourist

Health officials in the Dominican Republic on Sunday reported the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in the tourist-rich Caribbean, while British cruise ship passengers who had been trapped at sea due to virus fears were finally set to come home.

Coronavirus: Over 87,000 Infected Globally, Nearly 3,000 Dead

Coronavirus: Over 87,000 Infected Globally, Nearly 3,000 Dead

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 87,000 people globally and caused nearly 3,000 deaths. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

8 Years

8 Years

"Walk toward the fire. Don’t worry about what they call you. All those things are said against you because they want to stop you in your tracks.

Roman Polanski Snubs French Oscars Fearing 'Lynching'

Roman Polanski Snubs French Oscars Fearing 'Lynching'

Paris -- The controversial film director Roman Polanski told AFP on Thursday he will not attend the French Oscars because he fears a "public lynching" by feminist activists.

Next for Harvey Weinstein: Sentencing, Appeal, and Another Rape Case

Next for Harvey Weinstein: Sentencing, Appeal, and Another Rape Case

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after a jury branded Harvey Weinstein a convicted rapist, the former film producer remained at a New York City hospital on Tuesday, his new life as an inmate interrupted by concerns about high blood pressure and heart palpitations.

Elaine Parker: Our New, Prosperous Economic Normal

Elaine Parker: Our New, Prosperous Economic Normal

Elaine Parker of Job Creators Network writes in the Orange County Register that economic prosperity has become the new normal for the country, in sharp contrast to just a few years ago.

Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to New Felony Charges

Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to New Felony Charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phony attack was real.

Actor Jussie Smollett to Be Indicted on 6 New Charges

Actor Jussie Smollett to Be Indicted on 6 New Charges

Feb. 24 (UPI) — Television actor Jussie Smollett will be arraigned Monday on a six-count indictment charging him with falsely reporting that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack near his Chicago home.

Mike Bloomberg Says 3 Women Can be Released from NDAs

Mike Bloomberg Says 3 Women Can be Released from NDAs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said Friday that he’s willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits filed against him over the last three decades.

Rapper Pop Smoke Slain in Hollywood Hills Shooting

Rapper Pop Smoke Slain in Hollywood Hills Shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a break-in early Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing an unidentified law enforcement source.

‘Good Times’ Star Ja’Net DuBois Dies at 74

‘Good Times’ Star Ja’Net DuBois Dies at 74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died.

Box Office: ‘Sonic’ Speeds to $57M Debut

Box Office: ‘Sonic’ Speeds to $57M Debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win.

Poodle Perfection: Siba Wins Best in Show at Westminster

Poodle Perfection: Siba Wins Best in Show at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring. Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night.

Kirk Douglas, 'Spartacus' Star, Beloved Actor, Dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, 'Spartacus' Star, Beloved Actor, Dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said.

Professor Jonathan Turley: Nancy Pelosi Should Resign over SOTU Conduct

Professor Jonathan Turley: Nancy Pelosi Should Resign over SOTU Conduct

George Washington Law ProfessorJonathan Turley wrote Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should resign after slighting President Donald Trump during his introduction at the State of the Union and for ripping up his prepared remarks.