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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. ...

A jury convicted R. Kelly; will his music face consequences?

NEW YORK (AP) — Will a criminal conviction do to R. Kelly's music what years of ugly allegations couldn't? It's unlikely that Monday's moment of justice — when a federal jury in New ...

R. Kelly's life, from troubled talent to trafficking trial

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has long faced and denied allegations of lurid behavior and sex abuse. A jury has now found him guilty of sex trafficking in a federal trial in New York stemming from those al...

Laura Pausini is ready to sing at the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Laura Pausini was so emotionally affected by the pandemic last year that she even thought she'd never sing again. This Sunday she will do it at Hollywood's biggest event — the Academy ...

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's best-selling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his b...

Casino project among largest on Vegas Strip sets opening day

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest casino projects ever on the Las Vegas Strip has set a date to open, after more than seven years of planning and building. Resorts World Las Vegas ...

Donald Trump Jr. buys mansion 20 miles from Mar-a-Lago

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle are now Florida home owners. The Palm Beach Post reports that the couple spent $9.7 million this week to b...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 30, the 89th day of 2021. There are 276 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March ...

David Foster and Katharine McPhee welcome a baby boy

NEW YORK (AP) — Katharine McPhee and David Foster may want to channel their musical talents into lullabies. The couple, who wed in 2019, have welcomed a baby boy, McPhee's publicist...

Star-studded benefit concert to honor nurses on Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan will be among the entertainers honoring nurses in a star-studded benefit virtual concert on Thanksgiving. ...

Lady Gaga calls WHO chief true 'superstar' before fundraising concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While much controversy still remains surrounding the relationship between China and the World Health Organization (WHO), American pop singer Lady Gaga on Friday (April 17)...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, March 30, the 90th day of 2020. There are 276 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 30, ...

Yo-Yo Ma to bring Bach to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (馬友友) will channel Bach in the Taiwanese capital when he performs the Baroque master's Six Cello Suites this spring for one night on...

How high will balloons fly at NYC Thanksgiving parade?

NEW YORK (AP) — How high will they fly? That’s going to be the question of the morning on Thursday for the giant balloons at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. ...

Review: Celine Dion moves past loss on excellent new album

Celine Dion, "Courage" (Columbia Records) The search is officially over: If you've been wondering what the saddest song of 2019 is, we've found it. It's on Celine Dion's new album, "...