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Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

Published On: July 25, 2021 01:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer’s estate, an attorney involved in the mediation said Friday.

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

Published On: July 25, 2021 01:08 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93.

Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court

Published On: July 25, 2021 01:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Angelina Jolie scored a major victory Friday in her divorce with Brad Pitt when a California appeals court agreed with her that the private judge deciding who gets custody of their children should be disqualified.

Powerhouse US swim team shines with 6 medals, 1st US gold

Published On: July 25, 2021 11:50 AM NPT By: Associated Press

TOKYO, July 25: Chase Kalisz got things rolling, claiming the first U.S. gold at the Olympic pool.

China’s Yang wins 1st gold of Tokyo Olympics in air rifle

Published On: July 24, 2021 10:54 AM NPT By: Associated Press

TOKYO, July 24: Yang Qian of China won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in women’s 10-meter air rifle.

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium

Published On: July 24, 2021 07:43 AM NPT By: Associated Press

TOKYO, July 24: Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.

Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

Published On: July 24, 2021 07:21 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 24: A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations.

Édgar Ramírez: ‘I have family members dying of COVID’

Published On: July 23, 2021 06:52 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Édgar Ramírez wants people to understand that although the world is starting to come out of the pandemic, the fight is not yet over. The Venezuelan actor told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his own family is suffering gravely because of COVID.

‘We’re back on the road!’ Rolling Stones relaunch U.S. tour

Published On: July 23, 2021 03:50 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Time is finally on their side. The Rolling Stones announced on Thursday the relaunch of their U.S. “No Filter” tour, which had been derailed by the pandemic, beginning in St. Louis on Sept. 26.

Eilish concert film coming; Rockettes return for holiday

Published On: July 23, 2021 01:34 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A look at what’s happening the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic.

China rebuffs WHO’s terms for further COVID-19 origins study

Published On: July 23, 2021 08:15 AM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING, July 23: China cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday.

What is a COVID-19 vaccine ‘breakthrough’ case?

Published On: July 23, 2021 06:43 AM NPT By: Associated Press

July 23: What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case?

Kanye West to reveal ‘Donda’ album at massive Atlanta event

Published On: July 22, 2021 05:22 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Kanye West knows how to make a splash even with a listening event. West is expected to unveil his 10th studio album, “Donda” during a listening event Thursday night at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

Published On: July 22, 2021 04:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test result.

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

Published On: July 22, 2021 02:20 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Netflix reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in eight years as people emerge from their pandemic cocoons. So it’s adding a new attraction to its marquee: Video games.

Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assaults in California

Published On: July 22, 2021 02:17 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts.

Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time

Published On: July 22, 2021 09:34 AM NPT By: Associated Press

July 22: Grace Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a job in the private sector when a move toward gender equity at the Tokyo Games lured her back into a boat.

Rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion

Published On: July 22, 2021 07:22 AM NPT By: Associated Press

July 22: Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death.

Weinstein brought to California to face further rape charges

Published On: July 21, 2021 03:24 PM NPT By: Associated Press

New York prison officials handed convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein over to California on Tuesday to face additional sexual assault charges, ending the former movie mogul’s lengthy fight to delay his extradition

Miss Universe competition will be held in Israel in December

Published On: July 21, 2021 01:57 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Miss Universe is heading to Israel for its 70th competition. The Miss Universe Organization announced Tuesday that the pageant will be held this December in the southern resort city of Eilat.