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EXPLAINER: Britney Spears’ conservatorship, and its endgame

EXPLAINER: Britney Spears’ conservatorship, and its endgame

- by Associated Press

Britney Spears may be on the verge of freeing herself from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for nearly 14 years. She successfully ousted her father from the legal arrangement in September, and at a hearing on Friday a judge could end it altogether.

Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide

Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide

- by Associated Press

The six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to run their businesses or communicate with relatives, fellow parents, teachers or neighbors.

Woman who survived 1918 flu, world war succumbs to COVID

Woman who survived 1918 flu, world war succumbs to COVID

- by Associated Press

She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground steel for the U.S. war effort and advocated for her disabled daughter in a far less enlightened time. She was, her daughter said, someone who didn’t make a habit of giving up.

Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

- by Associated Press

Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city’s glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer’s tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses.

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ convicted of terror charges

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ convicted of terror charges

- by Associated Press

A court in Rwanda says the man who inspired “Hotel Rwanda,” Paul Rusesabagina, has been found guilty of terror-related offenses. Rusesabagina boycotted Monday’s announcement after declaring he didn’t expect justice in a trial he called a “sham.”

At London’s Old Vic, ‘Camp Siegfried’ probes American Nazis

At London’s Old Vic, ‘Camp Siegfried’ probes American Nazis

- by Associated Press

“It was the pandemic, I was home and I just got really obsessed with the fact that there had been this camp 10 minutes away from where we were staying,” said the New York-born writer, whose plays include “Small Mouth Sounds” — set in a silent retreat — and the divorce comedy “Grand Horizons,” which had a Broadway run just before the virus struck.