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Kobe and Gianna Bryant honored at Grammys in emotional tribute

Singer Alicia Keys, host of the Grammy Awards, took a moment as the ceremony got underway Sunday night to reflect on the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. “Here we are together, on music’s biggest night, celebrating the artists that do it best, but to be […]

SNL’s ‘White Male Rage’ song goes viral, prompting critical discussion of Oscars

During the “Weekend Update” segment of this week’s “Saturday Night Live,” a standout bit performed by cast member Melissa Villaseñor acknowledged a commonality among a majority of the Oscar-nominated films, leading to a lively discussion on social media. Villaseñor appeared on the segment to show off her “Oscar songs,” each about a different film nominated […]

Pennsylvania woman charged with imprisoning sister in a wooden cage

A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with imprisoning her sister in a wooden cage, according to the state’s attorney general. Leona Biser, 51, of Vestaburg, who was charged with false imprisonment, is accused of having kept Loretta Lancaster, 53, her sister, in the cage with only a dirty mattress and little to no medical care, […]

NYPD investigates alleged anti-trans subway assault as possible hate crime

New York police are investigating allegations of an assault on a transgender woman on a subway train Friday night as a possible hate crime. Police are looking for suspects after trans journalist Serena Daniari alleged that a couple on the C train spat on her, hit her and called her transphobic slurs. Daniari said the […]

Diddy slams Grammys, says ‘black music has never been respected’ by Recording Academy

Sean “Diddy” Combs slammed the Recording Academy before a star-studded crowd at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday night, saying hip-hop and black music have “never been respected by the Grammys,” ironically as he accepted his award as the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree. Among the artists in the crowd at the […]

Memorial to be held for U.S. men who died battling Australian wildfires

A memorial service will be held for three members of a U.S. aircrew who died when their plane crashed as they fought huge wildfires in Australia, their employer has said in a statement. Capt. Ian H. McBeth of Great Falls, Montana, First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson of Buckeye, Arizona, and Flight Engineer Rick A. DeMorgan […]

CDC confirms 5th case of new coronavirus in U.S.

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the United States has risen to five, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday. The five patients — all people who’d traveled recently to Wuhan, China — are in isolation at hospitals. Three cases were confirmed Sunday: one in Maricopa County, Arizona; one […]