HIP HOP CULTURE

Slow-Ticketing Savvy: Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ Tour Becomes Highest-Grossing Solo Tour

Slow-Ticketing Savvy: Jay Z’s ‘4:44’ Tour Becomes Highest-Grossing Solo Tour

By Janell Hazelwood Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s 4:44 album has gotten a lot of buzz…

Will Smith’s excellent and very, very Instagrammed Australian adventure

Will Smith’s excellent and very, very Instagrammed Australian adventure

By Johnny Lieu For a guy who’s still pretty new to Instagram, Will Smith is…

DJ Khaled becomes part of Weight Watchers crew, gets welcome from Oprah Winfrey

DJ Khaled becomes part of Weight Watchers crew, gets welcome from Oprah Winfrey

By USA TODAY Life Producer and recording artist with millions of social media followers strikes…

Diddy, Kaepernick, Curry want to buy the Panthers

Diddy, Kaepernick, Curry want to buy the Panthers

By USA TODAY Sports The last NFL team sold for $1.4 billion…read more…

Russell Simmons steps down from companies following new accusation from writer Jenny Lumet

Russell Simmons steps down from companies following new accusation from writer Jenny Lumet

By USA TODAY The music mogul made the decision after writer Jenny Lumet came forward…

Meek Mill's lawyers file motion to get him out on bail

Meek Mill's lawyers file motion to get him out on bail

Meek Mill’s legal team has filed an emergency motion to get him out of prison…

U.S. POLITICS

  • White House government shutdown away message is a political attack on Democrats
  • Civil rights groups want to put bail bond industry on Death Row
  • Former CIA officer suspected of spying for China
  • President Trump shuts down voter fraud commission
  • Facebook just banned Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in compliance with U.S. sanctions
  • America’s ballooning national debt will have painful consequences
  • Poll: Dems head into 2018 midterms with biggest edge in a decade
  • Rubio and Corker switch to ‘yes’ on GOP tax bill, giving it big boost
  • Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional North Korea talks
  • Trump’s controversial pick for EPA post withdraws nomination
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman, Trump's apprentice on television and at the White House, resigns
  • Why Trump’s provocative Jerusalem move hasn’t sparked an intifada
  • In stunning upset, Democrat Doug Jones is apparent winner over Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race
  • In Alabama, evangelicals weigh good, evil and Roy Moore
  • Donald Trump visits civil rights museums, drawing protest

Not so fast, Trump: The presidency isn’t a ‘get out of court free’ card

By Steve Vladeck Not so fast, Mr. President. …read more…

Not so fast, Trump: The presidency isn’t a ‘get out of court free’ card

Bitcoin slumps below $10K US, then rebounds even as regulatory fears intensify

By Reuters Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 US on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, before rebounding, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency after it rose so much last year. …read more…

Bitcoin slumps below $10K US, then rebounds even as regulatory fears intensify

Stay away from romaine, Consumer Reports says

By Maggie Fox People should stay away from romaine lettuce until the FDA and CDC get to the bottom of an outbreak of E. coli infections, Consumer Reports says. …read more…

Stay away from romaine, Consumer Reports says

White House government shutdown away message is a political attack on Democrats

By Adam Rosenberg Donald Trump’s White House sunk to a new level of petty on Saturday, as the United States government shutdown. Callers dialing into the publicly available White House comments line —  …read more…

White House government shutdown away message is a political attack on Democrats

For Trans People, Finding Health Care Is a Constant Battle

By Ivy Gibson-Hill Even before Donald Trump moved to legalize discrimination in the health care industry, many trans people were driving hundreds of miles just to see a doctor. …read more…

For Trans People, Finding Health Care Is a Constant Battle

WORLD NEWS NOW

An Olympic-sized ‘window of opportunity’ — or a North Korean ruse?

An Olympic-sized ‘window of opportunity’ — or a North Korean ruse?

By Saša Petricic After months of rising tensions, warnings and threats from Washington and defiant tests of nuclear devices and missiles, North and South will march together at the Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 9. …read more…

North Korea accepts talks offer from South Korea

North Korea accepts talks offer from South Korea

By Stella Kim North and South Korea will hold official talks on Jan. 9, South…

Opioid deaths in Canada expected to hit 4,000 by end of 2017

Opioid deaths in Canada expected to hit 4,000 by end of 2017

By The Canadian Press Fentanyl, a drug so toxic that there is often “no second…

SCIENCE & TECH

Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to…

BMW to challenge Tesla with super long-range electric SUV

BMW to challenge Tesla with super long-range electric SUV

By Mark Kaufman BMW plans to produce a futuristic electric vehicle with a whopping 435…

Apple’s HomePod is probably going to launch any day now

Apple’s HomePod is probably going to launch any day now

By Raymond Wong Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers, the HomePod, is almost ready for launch. After missing its release last year, the $350 smart speaker has now been approved for sale by the Federal…

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