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Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

PARIS (AP) — Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France's Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to receive the nation...

France is inducting entertainer Josephine Baker into its Pantheon, the 1st Black woman to earn nation’s highest honor

PARIS (AP) — France is inducting entertainer Josephine Baker into its Pantheon, the 1st Black woman to earn nation’s highest honor.

French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over racism

PARIS (AP) — On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: a Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in France’s Pantheon. But by choosing a U.S.-born figure -- ...

Barbie Hsu, husband issue statement announcing divorce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) formally announced on Monday (Nov. 22) that she has filed for a divorce from her wealthy Chinese husband after 10 years of marriage. ...

Taiwan's Barbie Hsu divorcing Chinese husband

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) has reportedly filed for a divorce from her wealthy Chinese husband after 10 years of marriage, with nearly NT$1 billion in assets up fo...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2021. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17...

For Will Smith, a break point leads to 'King Richard'

Will Smith wouldn’t seem an obvious candidate for a midlife crisis. Hugely successful, immensely popular, indefatigably sunny. But Smith, who stars in the upcoming drama “King Richa...

Darius Rucker knows teamwork critical in football and music

Every quarterback on every NFL team readily acknowledges the importance of teamwork. So would every entertainer. While singer/songwriter Darius Rucker notes that pretty much all ath...

No. 2 UCLA rallies to beat No. 4 Villanova 86-77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two highly ranked teams and a raucous crowd packed into historic Pauley Pavilion sure made it seem like it was already March Madness. It's not just yet, although N...

Bulgarians to vote in 3rd parliamentary election of the year

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Voters in Bulgaria go to the polls on Sunday for the third time in seven months amid a virus surge, after no party secured enough support in the previous two elections in April ...

List of winners at CMA Awards, led by Stapleton, Combs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — List of winners at the 2021 Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena: Entertainer of the Year: Luke Combs. ...

Not a game show: Ex-TV star at center of Lebanon-Saudi row

BEIRUT (AP) — George Kordahi was popular among TV viewers in the Middle East for his dapper charm. He schmoozed with beautiful women, dropped jokes and recited lines of Arabic poetry — all the while w...

Stapleton, Church to take stage, vie for top awards at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Eric Church are the top nominees, Luke Combs could be in for a big night, and all three will take the stage to perform Wednesday at the CMA Awards. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2021. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 14-20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 14-20: Nov. 14: Actor Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 93. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 74. Guitarist James Young of Styx is 72. Musician Stephen Bisho...