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BET Awards 2024: Usher is honored, Will Smith returns, and the election is top of mind

BET Awards 2024: Usher is honored, Will Smith returns, and the election is top of mind

Usher accepted the lifetime achievement award at the 2024 BET Awards — even if the superstar mused it might be a bit early.

Ian McKellen withdraws from tour of his play to ‘protect my recovery’ after fall from stage

LONDON (AP) — Actor Ian McKellen said Monday he is withdrawing from a U.K. tour of his latest play because he needs more time to recover after falling off the stage at a London theater last month. McKellen, 85, said his injuries “improve day by day.
The Supreme Court keeps on hold efforts in Texas and Florida to regulate social media platforms

The Supreme Court keeps on hold efforts in Texas and Florida to regulate social media platforms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday kept a hold on efforts in Texas and Florida to limit how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users.
Under pressure on plane safety, Boeing is buying stressed supplier Spirit for $4.7 billion

Under pressure on plane safety, Boeing is buying stressed supplier Spirit for $4.7 billion

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Boeing announced plans to acquire key supplier Spirit AeroSystems for $4.7 billion, a move that it says will improve plane quality and safety amid increasing scrutiny by Congress, airlines and the Department of Justice.
Book Review: 'Hey, Zoey' uses questions about AI to look at women's autonomy in a new light

Book Review: 'Hey, Zoey' uses questions about AI to look at women's autonomy in a new light

Dolores is going through the motions of life when she finds a potentially marriage-ending surprise in her garage: a high-end, lifelike sex doll imbued with artificial intelligence named Zoey.
Kids spend a lot of time outside in the summer. Here's how to deal with their common injuries

Kids spend a lot of time outside in the summer. Here's how to deal with their common injuries

For kids, summer can revolve around playgrounds, pools, bikes and just being outside. For parents, it can mean a litany of ouchies to take care of — including scrapes, sunburns and dehydration , pediatricians say.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 7-13

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 7-13: July 7: Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 97. Drummer Ringo Starr is 84. Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is 81. Actor Joe Spano is 78.
Dangerous Hurricane Beryl restrengthens to Category 4 off Grenada

Dangerous Hurricane Beryl restrengthens to Category 4 off Grenada

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Beryl has restrengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane.
In their own words: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's message on Canada Day

In their own words: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's message on Canada Day

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has released a video message to Canadians on Canada Day. Here's what he had to say, in his own words. "Hello everyone, happy Canada Day.
Orange creamsicle or minty watermelon? Homemade popsicles are healthier than in the freezer aisle

Orange creamsicle or minty watermelon? Homemade popsicles are healthier than in the freezer aisle

Homemade popsicle are easy to make and allow you to make tasty and healthy flavour combinations — without the high-fructose corn syrup.