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Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

Published On: October 15, 2019 02:34 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture.

South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at her home

Published On: October 15, 2019 11:51 AM NPT By: Associated Press

South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul on Monday, police said. The 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn’t answer phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam Sujeong Police Department.

Scorsese says he’s open-minded about Netflix film revolution

Published On: October 14, 2019 12:50 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Martin Scorsese said Sunday he’s keeping an open mind about the cinema “revolution” sparked by the rise of video streaming services, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic “The Irishman” closed the London Film Festival.

Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor

Published On: October 13, 2019 07:28 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world’s heaviest avocado.

Dog lost since 2007 found over 1K miles away in Pittsburgh

Published On: October 12, 2019 03:28 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A toy fox terrier that disappeared from its family’s south Florida home in 2007 was found this week over a thousand miles away in Pittsburgh and reunited with its owner on Friday.

Jane Fonda arrested protesting climate change in Washington

Published On: October 12, 2019 02:34 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Jane Fonda was arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey honored at women’s event

Published On: October 12, 2019 02:26 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Awkwafina and more stars overcame a dysfunctional teleprompter to toast one another and their charities at a women’s luncheon Friday in Beverly Hills.

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

Published On: October 12, 2019 01:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in “Jackie Brown,” died Friday. He was 78.

Imagine this: Natalie Merchant honored with Lennon award

Published On: October 12, 2019 10:27 AM NPT By: Associated Press

At this stage of her life, Natalie Merchant is more proud of getting an honor named for John Lennon because of what it says about her activism than her music.

Driver recklessness caused crash injuring Kevin Hart

Published On: October 11, 2019 04:56 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A man driving Kevin Hart’s vintage muscle car accelerated recklessly on a Southern California highway, causing the accident that left the comedian, driver and another passenger seriously injured, investigators said in a report released Thursday.

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe’s fault lines

Published On: October 11, 2019 04:40 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe’s social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country’s conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes.

Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds

Published On: October 11, 2019 12:12 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Thailand’s southern beaches lure travelers with their turquoise water and dramatic limestone cliffs, but there’s more to explore in the Southeast Asian country that’s one of the world’s most popular destinations.

Suspect in rapper Mac Miller’s drug death pleads not guilty

Published On: October 11, 2019 12:07 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles. Cameron Pettit stood alongside his attorney and spoke only to answer a judge’s questions as he entered the plea.

Police: High school coach lifted $40 from player’s wallet

Published On: October 10, 2019 04:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player’s wallet.

2 Nobel literature prizes to be awarded after 2018 scandal

Published On: October 10, 2019 03:06 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Two Nobel Prizes in literature will be announced Thursday after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy.

‘We’re not alone’ - ‘Sesame Street’ tackles addiction crisis

Published On: October 10, 2019 12:33 PM NPT By: Associated Press

“Sesame Street” is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it’s tackling the opioid crisis. Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of Elmo’s whose mother is battling addiction. The initiative is part of the Sesame Street in Communities resources available online.

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Published On: October 10, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

AKCAKALE, TURKEY, Oct 10: Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States.

Tough times for chipmakers as Samsung warns of profit drop

Published On: October 9, 2019 09:26 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Samsung provided the latest sign of the tough times afflicting computer chipmakers as it braced investors for a sharp drop in profit.

Hopes are dim as US and China resume high-stakes trade talks

Published On: October 9, 2019 09:13 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Oct 9: President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping have plenty of reasons to call off their trade war. Both face weakening economies that would likely further deteriorate if their conflict escalates.

Timothée Chalamet grows up with ‘The King’

Published On: October 9, 2019 05:54 PM NPT By: Associated Press

There aren’t many directors who would be happy about a film taking nearly seven years to get off the ground, but that’s precisely the case with David Michôd’s “The King.”