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Successors to Johnson Seek to Stand Out in Crowded UK Field | Business News
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Successors to Johnson Seek to Stand Out in Crowded UK Field | Business News

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Potential successors to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rushed to differentiate themselves from an increasingly crowded field Sunday as the governing Conservative Party was expected to set a tight timetable for the election.Candidates released slick campaign videos on social media and appeared on Sunday morning political talk shows to make their cases to the public. Several promised tax cuts, appealing to rank-and-file Conservative party members for whom low taxes are a mantra.Johnson announced his resignation Thursday after more than 50 members of his Cabinet and lower level officials resigned from his government, many citing concerns that his ethical lapses had undermined the government’s credibility.That triggered the internal Conserva...
R&B Hitmaker R. Kelly Due in Court for Sex Abuse Sentencing | Entertainment News
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R&B Hitmaker R. Kelly Due in Court for Sex Abuse Sentencing | Entertainment News

By TOM HAYS, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — R& B star R. Kelly faces the possibility of a quarter century or more in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal sex trafficking case in New York.A jury found Kelly, 55, guilty of racketeering and other counts last year at a trial that was seen as a signature moment in the #MeToo movement.Outrage over Kelly's sexual misconduct with young women and children was fueled in part by the widely watched docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly," which gave voice to accusers who wondered if their stories were previously ignored because they were Black women.U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly is set to impose the sentence at a federal court in Brooklyn after hearing statements from victims and possibly Kelly himself.Political CartoonsProsecutors are s...
Jan. 6 Panelists: Enough Evidence Uncovered to Indict Trump | Political News
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Jan. 6 Panelists: Enough Evidence Uncovered to Indict Trump | Political News

By HOPE YEN, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they have uncovered enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider an unprecedented criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump for seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.The committee announced that Trump's campaign manager, Bill Stepien, is among the witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing Monday that focuses on Trump's effort to spread his lies about a stolen election. Stepien was subpoenaed for his public testimony.As the hearings unfold, Rep. Adam Schiff said he would like the department to “investigate any credible allegation of criminal activity on the part of Donald Trump.” Schiff, D-Calif., who also leads the House Intelli...
A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz on 100th | Entertainment News
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A Good Man: Exhibits Honor ‘Peanuts’ Creator Schulz on 100th | Entertainment News

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and PATRICK ORSAGOS, Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a series of “Peanuts” comic strips that ran in mid-April of 1956, Charlie Brown grasps the string of his kite, which was stuck in what came to be known in the long-running strip as the “kite-eating tree.”In one episode that week, a frustrated Charlie Brown declines an offer from nemesis Lucy for her to yell at the tree.“If I had a kite caught up in a tree, I'd yell at it,” Lucy responds in the last panel.The simplicity of that interaction illustrates how different “Peanuts” was from comics drawn before its 1950 debut, said Lucy Shelton Caswell, founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University in Columbus, the world's largest such museum.Political Cartoons“The ide...
Chicago Alt-Weekly Survives Column Clash, Going Nonprofit | Entertainment News
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Chicago Alt-Weekly Survives Column Clash, Going Nonprofit | Entertainment News

By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Reader, the city's famed alt-weekly, is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner's column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children.The publication was on track to be sold to the new nonprofit last year until the November printing of defense attorney Leonard Goodman’s column headlined “Vaxxing our kids" prompted allegations of misinformation and censorship.Goodman agreed to step aside in late April, allowing the sale to go through. Still, the standoff among the alt-weekly's managers left staff members in limbo for months, wondering if the Reader would be shut down after surviving multiple previous sales and the coronavirus pandemic.In the column, Goodman wrote that “f...
Twitter Should Be a Public Service Instead of Elon Musk’s Private Business
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Twitter Should Be a Public Service Instead of Elon Musk’s Private Business

Text size A monitor with Twitter Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, April 29, 2022. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg About the author: Anamitra Deb is the managing director at Omidyar Network. Can Elon Musk generate new revenue streams and turn around Twitter’s bottom line? How will he deal with issues like free speech, content moderation, open-sourci...
Wall Street, Tech Investors Back Musk Twitter Bid With $7B | Business News
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Wall Street, Tech Investors Back Musk Twitter Bid With $7B | Business News

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and TOM KRISHER, AP Business WritersElon Musk has strengthened the equity stake of his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter with commitments of more than $7 billion from a diverse group of investors including Silicon Valley heavy hitters like Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison.A regulatory filing Thursday also said that Musk is in talks with other parties for additional funding commitments, including former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the social media platform's second-largest individual stakeholder after Musk.Ellison, who is also a board member of electric vehicle maker Tesla, is making the biggest contribution, pegged at $1 billion. Musk is Tesla's CEO and biggest shareholder.Other investors include tech investor Sequoia Capital Fund, which pledged $800 million, and VyCapital, ...