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British Royal Family Thanks Those Who Celebrated Wedding

British Royal Family Thanks Those Who Celebrated Wedding

NEWS | By Gregory Katz | May 20
The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal wedding, has thanked people who attended or watched Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle.

2018 Midterms: An Early Heat for 2020 Democrats?

2018 Midterms: An Early Heat for 2020 Democrats?

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | May 20
Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.

Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, BTS Set for Billboard Awards

Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, BTS Set for Billboard Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | May 20
After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet." album, Janet Jackson will be capping off an epic week with her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards.

Nassar Settlement Money Won't Be Split Equally

Nassar Settlement Money Won't Be Split Equally

NEWS | May 20
Lawyers say a $500 million settlement for victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar won't be divided equally but instead will be distributed based on many factors. It is also still undecided as to where the money will come from.

Sofitel New York Offers $100K Tony Awards Package

Sofitel New York Offers $100K Tony Awards Package

ENTERTAINMENT | May 20
As the big night quickly approaches, Sofitel New York, the Official Hotel Partner for the 72nd annual Tony Awards, invites guests and its Broadway neighbors to celebrate the people and stories that bring Broadway theater to life.

Guess Who's Coming to Windsor? Royal Ceremony Weds Cultures

Guess Who's Coming to Windsor? Royal Ceremony Weds Cultures

NEWS | By Errin Haines Whack | May 20
With a gospel choir, black cellist and bishop, Oprah, Serena and Idris Elba in the audience and an African-American mother-of-the-bride, Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle was a blend of the solemn and the soulful.

Working Families Party Formally Endorses Cynthia Nixon

Working Families Party Formally Endorses Cynthia Nixon

NEWS | By Verena Dobnik | May 20
New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate - challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Filmmaker Luc Besson Targeted in Paris Rape Complaint

Filmmaker Luc Besson Targeted in Paris Rape Complaint

NEWS | By Angela Charlto | May 20
French authorities said Saturday they are investigating a rape accusation against "Valerian" filmmaker Luc Besson, who denies wrongdoing.

Japanese Drama 'Shoplifters' Wins Cannes' Palme d'Or

Japanese Drama 'Shoplifters' Wins Cannes' Palme d'Or

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle and Thomas Adamson | May 19
Japanese director Hizokazu Kore-eda's tender portrait of a poor, improvised family "Shoplifters" has won the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Oprah to Idris: Celebrities Spice Up Royal Wedding

Oprah to Idris: Celebrities Spice Up Royal Wedding

NEWS | By Leanne Italie | May 19
Oprah Winfrey seemed a tad confused about her seating assignment. Serena Williams documented her journey to St. George's Chapel on Instagram. Idris Elba smiled broadly as he escorted his fiancee, model Sabrina Dhowre, who wore the obligatory hat.


News

Lawmakers Repel Challenge to Sugar Program

Lawmakers Repel Challenge to Sugar Program

FOOD/DRINK | By Andrew Taylor | May 19
The U.S. sugar industry on Thursday won an easier-than-expected victory over food processors, soft drink manufacturers and candy makers trying to rewrite the government's much-criticized sugar program.


Entertainment

Met Says it has Evidence Levine Abused or Harassed 7 People

Met Says it has Evidence Levine Abused or Harassed 7 People

NATIONAL | By Ronald Blum | May 19
The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period.


Business

Poll: Half of Americans Approve of Legal Sports Betting

Poll: Half of Americans Approve of Legal Sports Betting

LEGAL | By Wayne Perry | May 20
A new poll, conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, found that 50 percent of Americans favor it


Technology

Round-the-World Sailing Race Works to Protect Its Racetrack

Round-the-World Sailing Race Works to Protect Its Racetrack

SCIENCE | By Jimmy Golen | May 20
Plastic bottles floating by. Food wrappers. Fishing nets. And perhaps most troublesome: Microplastics that take thousands of years to degrade - a scourge for sea life and everything on up the food chain - permeating even the most remote oceans.


Finance

Trip to Space Offered with $85M NYC Apartment Sale

Trip to Space Offered with $85M NYC Apartment Sale

HOME | May 17
The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment.


Cars

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren't Quite Right

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | May 19
For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week.


Style

Clocks May Go a Little Cuckoo with Power Grid Change

Clocks May Go a Little Cuckoo with Power Grid Change

HOME | By Seth Borenstein | May 18
Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good excuse: Your electric clock might be running a bit cuckoo.


Nightlife

Pose Premiere @ Hammerstein Ballroom NYC :: May 17, 2018

Pose Premiere @ Hammerstein Ballroom NYC :: May 17, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 18
Creator and producer, Ryan Murphy, joined with FX channel for the new series Pose. Set in the 1980's, Pose explores the ballroom scene featuring a large cast of transgender actors including Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, and Billy Porter.