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Germany ekes some fun out of a quiet Carnival

Germany ekes some fun out of a quiet Carnival

DUESSELDORF, Germany — A few Carnival floats poking fun at the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, former U.S.
Police say Nicki Minaj's father killed by hit-and-run driver

Police say Nicki Minaj's father killed by hit-and-run driver

MINEOLA, N.Y. — The 64-year-old father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police said. Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island at 6:15 p.m.
James Brown's emcee gets funeral sendoff with shiny cape

James Brown's emcee gets funeral sendoff with shiny cape

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Danny Ray spent years as the emcee for James Brown, and part of his job during performances was draping capes on the Godfather of Soul. Ray was 85 when he died Feb. 2 in Augusta, Georgia.
Author Murakami hosts live jam for relaxation amid pandemic

Author Murakami hosts live jam for relaxation amid pandemic

TOKYO — Japanese author Haruki Murakami has a remedy for those who need relaxation from stress and worries in a pandemic — bossa nova.
Duchess of Sussex expecting 2nd child, a sibling for Archie

Duchess of Sussex expecting 2nd child, a sibling for Archie

LOS ANGELES — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their second child, their office confirmed Sunday. A spokesperson for Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, said in a statement: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.
'The Bachelor' host stepping away after racial controversy

'The Bachelor' host stepping away after racial controversy

Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor,” says he is stepping down from his TV role and is “ashamed” for his handling of a swirling racial controversy at the ABC dating show.
Ashley Judd describes how she 'nearly lost' her leg in Congo

Ashley Judd describes how she 'nearly lost' her leg in Congo

NEW YORK — Ashley Judd has recounted a painful ordeal she believes almost cost her leg after tripping in a Congolese rainforest and having to be evacuated by motorbike.
Pioneering Hollywood casting director Lynn Stalmaster dies

Pioneering Hollywood casting director Lynn Stalmaster dies

Lynn Stalmaster, the Oscar-winning casting director whose eye for talent helped launch the careers of John Travolta, Christopher Reeve, Richard Dreyfuss and many other actors, has died. He was 93.
As suicides rise, young survivors make case for hope in film

As suicides rise, young survivors make case for hope in film

LOS ANGELES — “Each and Every Day” represents studies in courage, both in life and in the MTV documentary about young people and suicide.
Fire destroys part of Paul Newman's camp for ill children

Fire destroys part of Paul Newman's camp for ill children

A fire on Friday evening destroyed a large section of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut.