Recording Academy puts chief executive on leave days ahead of Grammys

Fri, Jan. 17, 2020

The Recording Academy, whose members choose the Grammy winners, has placed its president and chief executive, Deborah Dugan, on administrative leave with immediate effect, it said on Thursday, just days before the Jan. 26 awards ceremony.

Ronaldo, Barcelona top online influence charts in China

Fri, Jan. 17, 2020

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be the most influential soccer player online in China, while Barcelona are the most dominant club, according to a report.

Rising sea levels threaten sovereign credit ratings: Moody's

Thu, Jan. 16, 2020

Climate science suggests that sea levels will continue to rise for decades, contributing to increasingly frequent natural disasters such as storm surges, floods and cyclones.

Eyewitness to horror: New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims

Thu, Jan. 16, 2020

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying to fulfill a run-of-the mill request when he uncovered a treasure trove of eyewitness depictions of the Holocaust, drawn in pencil, ink and crayon.

Billionaire Maezawa tops Japan's most followed Twitter rankings

Tue, Jan. 14, 2020

Fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has became Japan’s most followed Twitter account, the social network said, boosted by a $9 million giveaway to his followers.

'Joker' leads Oscar nominations with 11

Mon, Jan. 13, 2020

Dark comic book story "Joker" led nominations on Monday for the Oscars, with 11 nods, including best picture.

Box Office: '1917' Defeats 'Star Wars' With $36.5 Million Weekend

Mon, Jan. 13, 2020

Sam Mendes’ “1917” marched to box office victory, earning a solid $36.5 million from 3,434 theaters in its first weekend of wide release.

Heads of warring Libyan sides to meet in Moscow

Mon, Jan. 13, 2020

Russia's foreign ministry said the heads of Libya's two warring factions will hold talks in Moscow on Monday, the Interfax news agency reported.