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When the Queen of Soul died last August, family and lawyers said publicly that they believed that Aretha Franklin did not have a will. On Monday, however, three handwritten wills that had been found in her Detroit-area home — one from 2014 and two dated 2010 — were filed in probate court in Oakland County, […]

On Monday, a grand jury in Los Angeles indicted 29-year-old Eric R. Holder Jr., who is accused of fatally shooting rapper, entrepreneur and community philanthropist Nipsey Hussle outside of the musician’s clothing store in Los Angeles in March. Two other men were wounded during the incident.

The American consumer has been propping up the U.S. economy, but fears deepened Tuesday that the troubled U.S. manufacturing sector could ultimately drag it down. Factory activity shrank at the fastest pace in a decade last month amid the U.S.-China trade war and slowing global growth, driving stocks lower and reviving recession fears. Those forces also led […]

DALLAS (AP) — A white former Dallas police officer who said she fatally shot her unarmed, black neighbor after mistaking his apartment for her own was found guilty of murder on Tuesday. A jury reached the verdict in Amber Guyger’s high-profile trial for the killing of Botham Jean after six days of witness testimony but just a […]

Even in a standout year for global mergers and acquisitions, the number of transactions announced in Japan last year was notable. And there are good reasons to think that mergers and acquisitions activity in Japan will remain robust for the foreseeable future. To put it in perspective, Japanese M&A activity in 2018 totaled $358.2 billion, […]

Following the runaway success of the original Echo device, Amazon has launched a dizzying number of new Alexa-powered products to get its gadgets in more living rooms and kitchens. The company continued with that approach this week, announcing over a dozen new voice-controlled products, including wireless earbuds and smart glasses that can interact with Alexa. Amazon has found a […]

Lonzo Ball has taken his career into his own hands … saying he’s “making all the decisions now” … and taking control from LaVar. The New Orleans Pelicans star — who LaVar recently referred to as “damaged goods” — told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski he’s not letting his dad get involved in his business decisions anymore … and their relationship will improve […]

Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez are already negotiating what would be the biggest — and most in-demand — cameo spot during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Almost immediately after J Lo and Shakira announced they were co-headlining the event … fans started buzzing that Pitbull is a MUST-HAVE guest on the stage too. Turns out some big wigs in Miami feel […]

SNL’s Studio 8H stage is famously unforgiving: The sound can be iffy, the crowd came to see comedy and the energy can be hard to maintain. But, as with previous years, Season 44 unveiled a few gems, as well as a few true head-slappers. It’s a fool’s errand — a truly cruel and pointless exercise […]

DJ Khaled’s eleventh studio album out today, Father of Asahd, is yet another display of his comprehensive Rolodex. Cardi B, SZA, Meek Mill and Beyoncé all make appearances. Tucked squarely in the middle is “Higher,” the first official song from Nipsey Hussle released posthumously since he was shot and killed in March. Proceeds from the […]

Two eminent avant-garde elders, a chameleonic vocal improviser, and a pioneering community organizer and presenter will make up the 2020 class of NEA Jazz Masters, according to an announcement this morning by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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