Taylor Swift on the winning side  anew as Chiefs top Super Bowl LVIII

02/12/2024

LAS VEGAS—With the run she’s having, how could Taylor Swift be on anything other than the winning side? Swift was smothered by her celebrity suite-mates at Allegiant Stadium when her significant other Travis Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs…

Japan’s government OKs new foreign trainee program to attract more workers as its population shrinks

02/10/2024

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government adopted plans on Friday to scrap its current foreign trainee program, which has been criticized as a cover for importing cheap labor, and replace it with a system it says will…

Taylor Swift announces new album, ‘Tortured Poets Department’ 

02/05/2024

LOS ANGELES— Taylor Swift used her 13th Grammy win on Sunday to announced her new album, “Tortured Poets Department,” will arrive April 19. The news arrived after U2 frontman Bono announced the award for best pop vocal album, which…

Grammys 2024: SZA, Phoebe Bridgers, ‘Barbie’ win early awards

02/05/2024

LOS ANGELES— The 66th Grammy Awards are taking place Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and the excitement started early. The Premiere Ceremony, a pre-telecast show, began with host/songwriter Justin Tranter setting the scene — giving out the first…

Kawhi Leonard scores 31 points in Clippers win over Wizards

02/01/2024

WASHINGTON  — Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points, James Harden added 25 and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away with a big third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 125-109 on Wednesday night. Los Angeles outscored Washington 40-19…

Taylor Swift + Super Bowl = conspiracy theories

02/01/2024

The budding love story featuring music superstar Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce took an unexpected turn into the world of political conspiracy theories this week after the team advanced to the Super Bowl.…

Rajon Rondo arrested for misdemeanor gun, drug charges — police 

01/31/2024

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Rajon Rondo, a two-time NBA champion, was arrested on Sunday in southern Indiana on misdemeanor gun and drug charges, Indiana State Police said. The 37-year-old former guard was initially stopped for a traffic violation…

Pope calls for universal ban on surrogate motherhood

01/09/2024

ROME — Pope Francis called Monday for a universal ban on what he called the “despicable” practice of surrogate motherhood, as he included the “commercialization” of pregnancy in an annual speech listing threats to global peace and…

Taylor Swift at Golden Globes: Stunning in shimmery green

01/08/2024

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift stunned in shimmery, liquid acid green custom Gucci at the newfangled Golden Globes, Sandra Hüller swept onto the red carpet in goddess green and Margot Robbie went full Barbie in pink custom Armani…

Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners grounded after Alaska Airlines plane suffers blowout

01/07/2024

Federal officials on Saturday ordered the immediate grounding of some Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners until they are inspected after an Alaska Airlines plane suffered a blowout that left a gaping hole in the side of the…

Japan quake update: Woman in her 90s rescued alive 5 days under collapsed house

01/07/2024

WAJIMA, Japan — A woman in her 90s was pulled alive from a collapsed house in western Japan late Saturday, 124 hours after a major quake slammed the region, killing at least 126 people, toppling buildings and…

5 killed in collision between Japan Airlines, Coast Guard planes  

01/02/2024

TOKYO— A passenger plane and a Japanese coast guard aircraft collided on the runway at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Tuesday, January 2, 2024,  and burst into flames. Transport Minister Tetsuo Saito confirmed that all 379 occupants of…

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