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Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years

Published On: July 3, 2020 02:32 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Actress Christina Ricci has filed for divorce Thursday from her husband of seven years, and is asking for sole custody of their son.

Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film ‘Songbird’

Published On: July 3, 2020 02:23 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller “Songbird,” saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures and had not signed the proper agreements for the movie that is among the first in production after coronavirus closures.

French prime minister resigns, successor to be named

Published On: July 3, 2020 02:16 PM NPT By: Associated Press

PARIS, July 3: France is to name a new prime minister “in the coming hours,” the country’s presidency said Friday, shortly after announcing Edouard Philippe’s resignation amid an expected reshuffle.

India adds 20,000 virus cases, over 370 deaths

Published On: July 3, 2020 10:58 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, July 3: India reported another single-day record high of new virus cases Friday while its monuments like the Taj Mahal will reopen for tourists next week.

Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies

Published On: July 2, 2020 05:12 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Mandel died Monday of a cardiac ailment at his home in Ojai, California

UK judge rejects tabloid’s bid to throw out Depp libel suit

Published On: July 2, 2020 05:09 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A British judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from actor Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Judge Andrew Nicol said “in my view it would not be just to strike out the claim.”

New Zealand’s health minister resigns after virus blunders

Published On: July 2, 2020 02:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 2: New Zealand’s health minister resigned Thursday following a series of personal blunders during the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey: Up to 60 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

Published On: July 1, 2020 04:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey, July 1: Up to 60 migrants may have been trapped in a boat that sank in an eastern lake last week, Turkey’s interior minister said Wednesday.

Experts dismiss dealer’s claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

Published On: July 1, 2020 12:34 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for “The Wounded Table,” a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn’t been seen since an exhibition in Poland.

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

Published On: July 1, 2020 12:23 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98.

Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers

Published On: July 1, 2020 11:06 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state’s attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday.

How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?

Published On: June 30, 2020 01:58 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW YORK, June 30: Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some precautions and you can too.

UK judge says Depp broke court order in Sun libel case

Published On: June 30, 2020 12:35 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A U.K. High Court judge ruled Monday that actor Johnny Depp violated a court order by failing to disclose evidence relating to his drug use to lawyers for British tabloid The Sun, which he is suing for libel.

Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand for $200M

Published On: June 30, 2020 12:33 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star’s three-year-old business at $1 billion.

Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in Brooklyn

Published On: June 30, 2020 12:31 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. An MTV spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the show will take place Aug. 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

India bans dozens of Chinese apps, citing security reasons

Published On: June 30, 2020 08:35 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, June 30: India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security.

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

Published On: June 29, 2020 03:34 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.

Kanye West to bring Yeezy brand, but not sneakers, to Gap

Published On: June 29, 2020 03:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Kanye West is bringing his Yeezy brand to Gap. The rap superstar will design adult and kids’ clothing that will be sold at the chain next year.

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

Published On: June 29, 2020 03:09 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth.

Gunmen attack Karachi stock exchange, killing at least 3

Published On: June 29, 2020 01:19 PM NPT By: Associated Press

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 29: Gunmen attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people — two guards and a policeman, according to police. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building, killing all four gunmen.