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Last-minute deal averts casino strike in Atlantic City

Last-minute deal averts casino strike in Atlantic City

Union negotiators and casino management are trying to reach new contracts that would avoid a costly and disruptive strike during one of Atlantic City’s busiest weekends.

14 mins ago
Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

A prosecutor says Nipsey Hussle was a hip-hop star who sought to raise up his neighborhood with him until a friend from the same streets gunned him down.

4 hrs 39 mins ago
Essence CEO Wanga: Festival is 'never leaving' New Orleans

Essence CEO Wanga: Festival is 'never leaving' New Orleans

Essence’s chief executive officer said she’s been asked many times whether the Essence Festival of Culture is staying in New Orleans.

5 hrs 19 mins ago
Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

The leather-clad figurehead of the Hells Angels motorcycle club has died.

5 hrs 59 mins ago
Mary J. Blige is next artist in Apple Music concert series

Mary J. Blige is next artist in Apple Music concert series

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12 hrs 49 mins ago
Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize

The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award and is being honored for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice.

13 hrs 4 mins ago
US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week

US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week

Despite a growing recognition of the newspaper industry's problems among politicians and philanthropists, a new report says a downward trend continues.

14 hrs 4 mins ago
UK royals' spending up 17%, mostly for palace overhaul costs

UK royals' spending up 17%, mostly for palace overhaul costs

Royal accounts show the British monarchy’s publicly-funded spending rose by 17% to 102.4 million pounds ($124 million) in the past year, with the renovation of Buckingham Palace taking up a large part of the expenses.

14 hrs 25 mins ago
Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting vaccinated

Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine.

16 hrs ago
Meghan bullying claims: Review findings to stay private

Meghan bullying claims: Review findings to stay private

Buckingham Palace has investigated how staff handled allegations of bullying made against Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, but the findings will remain private.

17 hrs 10 mins ago
Trial winds down in shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Trial winds down in shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Both sides have rested their cases in the trial of a man charged with the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

June 29th, 8:45 PM CDT
R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

R. Kelly is being sentenced in a sex trafficking case that could put him behind bars for years.

June 29th, 5:39 PM CDT
Ratings show Fox News viewers tuning out Jan. 6 hearings

Ratings show Fox News viewers tuning out Jan. 6 hearings

Fox News Channel is airing the Jan. 6 committee hearings when they occur during daytime hours, and ratings show that a striking number of their viewers are tuning it out.

June 29th, 2:54 PM CDT
Dutch police release 2 Belgians held after jewelry heist

Dutch police release 2 Belgians held after jewelry heist

Dutch police have released without charge two Belgians who were arrested on suspicion of involvement in a daring smash and grab jewelry heist at a prestigious art fair.

June 29th, 12:34 PM CDT
Essence Fest is back in New Orleans after two-year hiatus

Essence Fest is back in New Orleans after two-year hiatus

Black culture, in all its glory, will be on display over the 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans as thousands converge for the in-person return of the Essence Festival of Culture.

June 29th, 12:29 PM CDT

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