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Grand jury indicts suspect in killing of actor Eddie Hassell

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — A grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old on a capital murder charge in the killing of actor Eddie Hassell during a carjacking in suburban Dallas.
Social media stars sail away with sea shanty record deals

Social media stars sail away with sea shanty record deals

LONDON — The long forgotten sea shanty has been enjoying a renaissance on social media and is now moving into popular music with two U.K. artists landing record deals, following their online performances.
Wisconsin governor issues new mask mandate after GOP repeal

Wisconsin governor issues new mask mandate after GOP repeal

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide mask order on Thursday, an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate saying he didn't have authority to make such a decree.
3 male guards accused in violent attack at NJ women's prison

3 male guards accused in violent attack at NJ women's prison

TRENTON, N.J. — A female inmate was punched 28 times and pepper-sprayed when guards attacked her and at least five other women, New Jersey officials said Thursday, bringing misconduct charges against three male prison guards.
UN backs democracy in Myanmar and urges release of detainees

UN backs democracy in Myanmar and urges release of detainees

CAMEROON, Cameroon — The U.N. Security Council strongly backed a return to democracy in Myanmar on Thursday and called for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all those arbitrarily detained by the military.
Complete list of nominees for the 27th SAG Awards

Complete list of nominees for the 27th SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES — List of nominees for the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards: MOVIES Actor: Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”; Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”; Gary Oldman, “Mank”; Steven Yeun, “Minari.
Trump, facing expulsion, resigns from Screen Actors Guild

Trump, facing expulsion, resigns from Screen Actors Guild

NEW YORK — Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild after the union threatened to expel him for his role in the Capitol riot in January.
Navalny urges Russians from jail to overcome their fear

Navalny urges Russians from jail to overcome their fear

MOSCOW — In a note from jail, opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged Russians Thursday to overcome their fear and “free” the country from a “bunch of thieves,” while the Kremlin cast the arrests of thousands of protesters as a due response to the uns
Former flight attendant lands 7-figure deal for 2 novels

Former flight attendant lands 7-figure deal for 2 novels

NEW YORK — A onetime flight attendant who conjured fictional nightmares during breaks on cross country red-eyes has a 7-figure deal for two novels. The Simon & Schuster imprint Avid Reader Press announced Thursday that T.J.
‘CODA’ has loud message even when there’s silence

‘CODA’ has loud message even when there’s silence

NEW YORK — The breakout hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival is set to expand the conversation about diversity in Hollywood.