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Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot

Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake wants no part in competing for a Grammy.
Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'

Jussie Smollett testifies at his trial: 'There was no hoax'

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied Monday that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself, testifying at his trial that “there was no hoax" and that he was the victim of a hate crime in his downtown Chicago neighborhood.

Denis O'Brien, former manager of George Harrison, dead at 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Denis O'Brien, who served as George Harrison's manager for much of the former Beatle's solo career and co-founded with Harrison the production company that backed such hits as the classic “Monty Python's Life of Brian,” has died at ag
Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show

Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said he's dropping his SiriusXM radio show, a decision that followed a sexual harassment allegation.
Hedge fund founder Steinhardt will return looted antiquities

Hedge fund founder Steinhardt will return looted antiquities

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt has agreed to turn over $70 million worth of stolen antiquities and will be subject to an unprecedented lifetime ban on acquiring antiquities, the Manhattan district attorney announced
Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt dead at 66

Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt dead at 66

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fred Hiatt, a foreign correspondent who rose in 2000 to become The Washington Post’s editorial page editor, died Monday at a hospital in New York City. He was 66.
Biden touts savings on insulin and other drugs for Americans

Biden touts savings on insulin and other drugs for Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged Monday that his social agenda legislation would deliver tangible savings on prescription drugs for all Americans. Relief that consumers have clamored for is now in sight, he asserted.

Exxon Mobil rolls out plan to cut emissions in Permian Basin

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Toyota announced on Monday that it plans to build a $1.
Man charged in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

Man charged in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, last week at their Beverly Hills home.