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Sister of slain tech CEO Fahim Saleh pays emotional tribute to her brother

The sister of slain technology entrepreneur Fahim Saleh has recounted her reaction to hearing the horrifying news that her brother had been found dismembered in a New York City apartment. “I dropped the phone and crawled onto the wooden floor, touching its cold, hard surface with the palms of my hands. I shook my head.’No,…MORE

A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identity

A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identity

The American Ornithological Society is the latest organization to shed a problematic name from the past. The organization has announced it is renaming the McCown’s longspur, a little prairie bird native to the Southwest and northern Plains that originally was named after Confederate Gen. John Porter McCown. The bird will now be known as the…MORE

Novak Djokovic will play in the US Open after testing positive for Covid-19 in June

Novak Djokovic will play in the US Open after testing positive for Covid-19 in June

Seventeen-time men’s tennis Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic said Thursday he will participate in the second tennis Grand Slam of the year — the U.S. Open in New York. The three-time U.S. Open champion and No.1-ranked men’s player in the world had previously expressed reservations about traveling to the US due to the restrictions placed…MORE

Las Vegas entertainers fear dire straits as weeks of unemployment turn to months

Las Vegas entertainers fear dire straits as weeks of unemployment turn to months

In those long-ago days of early 2020, business was cranking for Adam Flowers, a former street magician with an enterprising mind. The owner of a Las Vegas tour business that includes ghost and mob tours, Flowers had just teamed up with 81-year-old Frank Cullotta, an admitted former hitman for the mob. They parlayed Cullotta’s violent…MORE

Why you shouldn’t be worried about getting the coronavirus from food

Why you shouldn’t be worried about getting the coronavirus from food

Health experts say there’s no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted through food. You might have seen reports this week that Chinese authorities said a surface sample from a batch of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus. But don’t panic. Yes, the virus was detected on the food product in the…MORE

‘Diana’ musical heading to Netflix prior to Broadway debut

With Broadway shut down because of the pandemic, shows have had to pivot. The producers of “Diana: A New Musical” about the late Diana, Princess of Wales, have announced it will premiere on Netflix next year ahead of the planned Broadway opening. The show had begun previews on March 2 and was scheduled to open…MORE

Eugene Levy tears up as Steve Martin and stars pay tribute in touching video

Actor Eugene Levy won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year, and the organizers sent him a special video to celebrate. Levy was so touched by the montage — which featured Steve Martin, Martin Short and Andrea Martin as well as the cast of comedy show “Schitt’s Creek” — that…MORE

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