Beyoncé's newest album, Renaissance, is now available for listeners to stream. The new album is full of tracks that feature hip-hop, soul, trap, and dancehall beats.
Actor Will Smith posted a Youtube video apologizing for slapping Oscar's host Chris Rock over a joke by Rock about Smith's wife. He apologized for the slap, which he called an unacceptable way to deal with feelings of anger or disrespect. He added that while he has reached out to Rock's team, the two haven't spoken since the incident.
A Spanish prosecutor has asked for the singer Shakira to face a penalty of 8 years in prison in a $23.5 million tax fraud case if she is convicted. Shakira bought a home with her former partner in Barcelona in 2012. She was accused of tax fraud in 2018 after officials claimed she lied that her Barcelona home was not her primary residence.
Fifteen people have died in the extreme flooding hitting eastern Kentucky. The governor of Kentucky has said that number is likely to double as severe flooding ravages the state.
Exxon Mobil and Chevron reported record profits from their Q2 earnings. In the second quarter alone, Exxon reported $17.9 billion in earnings while Chevron posted $11.62 billion.
The Biden administration approved the completion of Trump's border wall with Mexico to fill four existing gaps in Yuma, Texas. The gaps have become some of the most heavily trafficked crossings from Mexico to the U.S.
Singer Maggie Rogers released her sophomore album, \"Surrender,\" today. Rogers completed the album while studying religion and music at Harvard, and the tracks are infused with divine energy.
The insurance company Lemonade has closed its acquisition of Metromile. One of their first actions as owners of the auto insurtech company was to lay off 20% of its staff.
The epic showdown between Elon Musk and Twitter over the broken deal to buy Twitter is scheduled for October 17th. Musk will have from October 17th-20th to explain why he is attempting to back out of the $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform to a Delaware Court.
A report from Politico broke the news today that the Department of Justice is investigating a security breach of the federal court system that occurred in early 2020. Lawmakers were informed of the hack in March 2021.Go deeper →
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi leaves today to lead a congressional delegation on a tour of Asia. She plans to stop in Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. But, the proposed final stop on her tour, Taiwan, is causing tensions between China and the U.S. to flare.Go deeper →
Ben Affleck will return as Batman in Aquaman 2, starring Jason Momoa as the underwater ruler. Affleck was featured in an Instagram post by Momoa, confirming the rumors of his return.
The House voted to pass an assault weapons ban after overcoming internal party drama. The ban is the first in 30 years to pass in the House after Congress failed to renew a ban passed in 1994 and expired in 2004.Go deeper →
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the press today that he spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and encouraged him to agree to a prisoner swap that would return WNBA star Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan to America. Blinken did not offer details about the call or say if Russia was likely to take the deal or not.
Swvl's deal to acquire Zeelo for $100 million is off due to the tech stock slump and ongoing market volatility. In a statement, the transportation sharing company said the decision to terminate the merger with the smart bus platform was mutual.
Analogue is releasing a video game made by MIT scientists in 1962 on the Pocket. The game Spacewar! is known for being the first video game ever developed.
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