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Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died.
Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

CHICAGO — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and falsely reporting to police that the phoney attack was real.
Insight Productions faces Ontario class action lawsuit over alleged unpaid wages

Insight Productions faces Ontario class action lawsuit over alleged unpaid wages

TORONTO — An award-winning Toronto-based production company behind a slew of popular reality shows is facing a $35-million class-action lawsuit over alleged employment standards violations.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 1-7

March 1: Actor Robert Clary ("Hogan's Heroes") is 94. Singer-actor Harry Belafonte is 93. Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 76. Singer Roger Daltrey of The Who is 76. Actor Dirk Benedict ("The A Team") is 75. Actor-director Ron Howard is 66.
Insight Productions faces Ontario class action lawsuit over unpaid wages

Insight Productions faces Ontario class action lawsuit over unpaid wages

TORONTO — An award-winning Toronto-based production company behind a slew of popular reality shows is facing a $35-million class-action lawsuit over alleged employment standards violations.
Auschwitz Museum upset at scene in Amazon series 'Hunters'

Auschwitz Museum upset at scene in Amazon series 'Hunters'

WARSAW, Poland — The museum of the Nazi German Auschwitz death camp is objecting to a scene in a new Amazon TV series that shows a murderous game of human chess being played there, insisting that no such thing took place at the camp.
B. Smith, model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70

B. Smith, model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70

NEW YORK — Barbara “B.
UNESCO plaque unveiled at Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

UNESCO plaque unveiled at Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

LOS ANGELES — State and local officials in California unveiled a plaque designating architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam B.
Weinstein jury back to work with signs of split over charges

Weinstein jury back to work with signs of split over charges

NEW YORK — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein’s New York City rape trial are set to resume deliberations Monday after signalling they are at odds on the top charges in the closely watched #MeToo case.
Jane Goodall's 'The Book of Hope' coming out in 2021

Jane Goodall's 'The Book of Hope' coming out in 2021

NEW YORK — Jane Goodall's next book will be a tribute to her enduring optimism. Celadon Books announced Monday that Goodall's “The Book of Hope” will be published in fall 2021.