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YouTube mom Ruby Franke apologizes at sentencing in child abuse case

YouTube mom Ruby Franke apologizes at sentencing in child abuse case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ruby Franke, a Utah mother of six who gave parenting advice to millions via a once-popular a YouTube channel, shared a tearful apology to her children for physically and emotionally abusing them before a judge delivered a senten
Ex-gang leader's murder trial in Tupac Shakur killing pushed back to November

Ex-gang leader's murder trial in Tupac Shakur killing pushed back to November

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial for a former Los Angeles-area gang leader accused of killing of hip-hop music icon Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas in 1996 has been pushed back several months, a judge said Tuesday.
Review: Choreographer Twyla Tharp, still inventing at 82, displays her latest creations

Review: Choreographer Twyla Tharp, still inventing at 82, displays her latest creations

NEW YORK (AP) — There are many adjectives one might use to describe the force of nature that is Twyla Tharp. “Shy” is not one. This includes at curtain calls.
San Francisco Opera commissions Huang Ruo's `The Monkey King' for 2025 premiere, based on novel

San Francisco Opera commissions Huang Ruo's `The Monkey King' for 2025 premiere, based on novel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Opera commissioned Huang Ruo to compose “The Monkey King,” based on an episode from the 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” for a fall 2025 premiere.
Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke give sexploitation cinema a queer spin in 'Drive-Away Dolls'

Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke give sexploitation cinema a queer spin in 'Drive-Away Dolls'

NEW YORK (AP) — Scripts of all kinds sit in the drawers of Ethan Coen’s home, some to be returned to, some forever abandoned.
American Airlines is raising bag fees and changing how customers earn frequent-flyer points

American Airlines is raising bag fees and changing how customers earn frequent-flyer points

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is raising the cost of checking bags and it is making other changes to push customers to buy tickets directly from the airline if they want to earn frequent-flyer points.
Beatles to get a Fab Four of biopics, with a movie each for Paul, John, George and Ringo

Beatles to get a Fab Four of biopics, with a movie each for Paul, John, George and Ringo

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles are getting the big-screen biopic treatment in not just one film, but a Fab Four of movies that will give each band member their own spotlight — all of which are to be directed by Sam Mendes.
Every week is World Interfaith Harmony Week for devotees of Swami Vivekananda

Every week is World Interfaith Harmony Week for devotees of Swami Vivekananda

NEW YORK (RNS) — At a Sunday morning service on Sunday (Feb. 4), a priest gave a sermon, a choir sang devotional hymns and a congregation bowed heads in a joint prayer. It was a typical Sunday for these faithful New Yorkers.
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Nonfiction 1. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 2. The Holy Grail of Investing by Tony Robbins and Christopher Zook, narrated by Jeremy Bobb, Tony Robbins and full cast (Simon & Schuster Audio) 3.
Global Citizen plans conference to team young people with world leaders like World Bank's Ajay Banga

Global Citizen plans conference to team young people with world leaders like World Bank's Ajay Banga

NEW YORK (AP) — International advocacy organization Global Citizen is turning to Gen Z and millennial leaders in its fight to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and end extreme poverty.
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