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Toronto police release video of gunfight that claimed life of young rapper

Toronto police release video of gunfight that claimed life of young rapper

Toronto police have released video of a gunfight that claimed the life of an up-and-coming rapper known as Houdini. Det.-Sgt. Andy Singh says suspects in a rental vehicle were lying in wait for 21-year-old Dimarjio Jenkins on Tuesday afternoon.
Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

NEW YORK — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honour essential workers across America.
Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. ’Untamed” by Glennon Doyle (The Dial Press) 4. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 5.
When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

When could a COVID-19 vaccine be ready? Top health officials say the end of this year would be a best case scenario. But scientists have never created a vaccine so quickly, and there’s no guarantee any under development will ultimately work.
Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

NEW YORK — Jonathan Karp, who has worked with authors ranging from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Susan Orlean, has been named the new CEO of Simon & Schuster. He replaces Carolyn Reidy, who died two weeks ago.
ASCAP to honour songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

ASCAP to honour songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

NEW YORK — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa

Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa

NEW YORK — Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa.
Czech National Museum exhibits masks made during pandemic

Czech National Museum exhibits masks made during pandemic

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The National Museum in Prague has put on display the most visible symbol of the Czech Republic's response to the coronavirus - face masks. The Czech government made wearing masks in public mandatory in mid-March.
Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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