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Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose

Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose of several medications, a statement from his family, posted on, and a news release from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner said Friday.


Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose: coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office said on Friday.

Opioids and Opiates

Tom Petty Died From Accidental Drug Overdose Involving Opioids, Coroner Says

The musician’s system showed traces of fentanyl and oxycodone, among others. A statement from Mr. Petty’s family said he was prescribed “various pain medications for a multitude of issues.”


BRIEF-Willis Lease Says It Gave All Non-Executive Employees One-Time Bonus Of $1,000


Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Previously Unreleased Hendrix, and 10 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music from Tracey Thorn, the Chainsmokers, Brazilian Girls and more.


Factbox: Big U.S. banks' fourth-quarter results muddied by new tax law

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported quarterly results on Thursday, rounding off an earnings season for big U.S. banks marked by across-the-board hit to profits from the U.S. tax overhaul.

Bicycles and Bicycling

After Cyclists Died, Safer Crosstown Bike Lanes Are Planned for Midtown Manhattan

New York City is moving to install protected crosstown bike lanes: one going east on 26th Street and one going west on 29th Street.

Pop and Rock Music

Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Wants You to Think About Whiteness (and to Dance)

The indie-pop musician applied lessons learned while D.J.-ing and attending a workshop on race to her new album, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.”


Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

He Studied Accounting. Now He Hunts the Taliban.

Lt. William Conway, who leads a team that identifies Taliban and Islamic State threats in Afghanistan, is not your typical military intelligence analyst.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

Hurricane Katrina was 'tragedy turned into blessing' for musician

2017 swept into the record books as the most destructive hurricane season in US history. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria forced millions to evacuate, leaving families from Texas to Puerto Rico fearing that they might never see their homes again.

Pop and Rock Music

How Camila Cabello Lost Some Friends and Found Her Voice

The “Havana” singer and former Fifth Harmony member opens up about her solo journey and “super awkward” split from the group.

After Serena Williams gave birth, 'Everything went bad'

In January 2017, two months into her pregnancy, tennis superstar Serena Williams competed in -- and won -- the Australian Open. At 20 weeks pregnant, with the smallest of baby bumps, she posted a picture on Snapchat of her athletic body, in a yellow bikini. Hers was a fortunate and healthy pregnancy, by any standard.

Musicians cut ties with H&M over monkey hoodie

On Dessert: How Rice Pudding Gave Me Courage

Using intuition can bring delicious surprises.


Tom Brady Gave a Filmmaker Unusual Access to His Private Life

It is unclear how much Bill Belichick and the Patriots know about the project.


Survivors say about 50 migrants may have died off Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Survivors from a boat that sank off Libya's coast on Tuesday said about 50 people who had embarked with them were missing and feared dead.

Pop and Rock Music

He Made Kids’ Music and Albums About Lucifer. Now His Work Is a Rock Opera.

The psychedelic work of Bruce Haack, an electronic-music pioneer who died in 1988, is coming to the stage.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Mourning Erica Garner: ‘When Her Father Died, an Activist Was Born’

Although the death of Ms. Garner, 27, was attributed to natural causes, some mourners said her heart had been beaten down by injustice.


Italy's coast guard says eight migrants died at sea

MILAN (Reuters) - The Italian coast guard recovered the bodies of eight people as it rescued a further 84 from dinghy that ran into trouble off Libya's coast, it said on Saturday.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs


Miner Golden Star says two died in Ghana gold mine

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Canadian gold miner Golden Star Resources said on Tuesday two employees died on Dec. 29 after inhaling poisonous gasses at the company's Prestea underground gold mine in Ghana.


Lena Hall Plans an Ambitious Tribute to Her Favorite Musicians

The “Hedwig” actress will pay homage to David Bowie, Radiohead and many others as part of “Obsessed,” a project involving a new EP each month in 2018.

Soldier home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from NYC fire

Private Emmanuel Mensah joined the Army National Guard one year ago so he could help others, according to his father.

Soldier died rescuing others from fire

Soldier Emmanuel Mensah, 28, was home for Christmas when he was killed in a fire in the Bronx, New York, his father Kwabena Mensah told CNN. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.

Pop and Rock Music

New Year’s Eve 2017: A Guide to Music and Comedy Events

Set the DVR for Mariah Carey’s “Rockin’ Eve” do-over and head out to catch the cabaret, comedy, dance music, rock shows and jazz lineups ringing in 2018.

Police: Parents locked daughter in room for 15 years until she died

A couple in Japan have been arrested after their emaciated adult daughter was found dead in a windowless room where she had apparently been locked for at least 15 years.

Pop and Rock Music

Why Every Pop Star Wants a Piece of Starrah

With hits for Drake, Rihanna and Maroon 5, an intensely private woman is the secret queen of streaming.

Pop and Rock Music

The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

As streaming continues to remake the music industry, artists and record labels schemed and scrambled, remixed and bundled to get their songs into fans’ ears.

Pop and Rock Music

Mariah Carey Will Return to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ After Last Year’s Meltdown

The singer is seeking redemption by once again headlining the ABC show following a flubbed performance in Times Square.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.

Pop and Rock Music

A Sex Pistols Concert Film Languished for Four Decades. Here’s Why.

The story of the documentary “D.O.A.: A Right of Passage” involved the founder of High Times and a race to capture the band’s only United States tour.

Frat pledge died 'alone in a room full of people' at a party

When a fellow Florida State University fraternity pledge discovered Andrew Coffey had no pulse the morning after an alcohol-filled party, he didn't immediately call 911.


Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.


Palestinian billionaire Masri released by Saudis; says they 'gave him all respect'

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al Masri, a Palestinian billionaire and Jordan's most influential businessman, was released after several days of detention in Saudi Arabia, who he said gave him "all respect".

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

Multiple Sclerosis

Ties: My Husband Died and All I Got Was This Sweatshirt

The “mazel” shirt didn’t bring us luck, but it was a symbol of my husband’s loving soul: Even when he was ill, he did something for me.

How Mueller's path was muddied in two weeks

On December 1, all eyes in Washington were fixed on former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. It was another sign that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election was gaining steam.

Doctors Without Borders

At Least 6,700 Rohingya Died in First Month of Myanmar Crackdown, Aid Group Says

The aid group, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, said the figure was almost certainly an underestimate.

Someone used Margaret Mary Basco's name to fight net neutrality a month after she died

Pop and Rock Music

Bon Jovi Leads 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: ‘It’s About Time’

The band will join the institution in April along with Nina Simone, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.


BRIEF-Bloomin' Brands Says Chris Sullivan Gave Notice Of Resignation From Board


Pop and Rock Music

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

Columnist: Trump gave away the crown jewel

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman criticized President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there, saying Trump "gave away the crown jewel of American foreign policy for free."

Pop and Rock Music

The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.


Sean Combs leads four black artists as world's highest paid musicians

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs was ranked the world's highest-paid musician on Wednesday in an annual list that saw black artists take the top four spots.


'Good to go': Top Trump aide gave inaugural day ok to nuclear plan - congressman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address on Capitol Hill in January, his incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn, sitting a few yards away, texted a former business partner that a nuclear power project that would require lifting sanctions on Russia was "good to go," a senior House Democrat said in a letter released on Wednesday.

The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.


Moogfest Shines a Spotlight on Female, Nonbinary and Transgender Musicians

The music, ideas and technology conference is showcasing its performers in a 50-hour live stream this week featuring 50 artists in 17 countries.

British model involved in Profumo Affair, has died

Christine Keeler, a former model whose relations during the 1960s Cold War with a British cabinet minister and a Russian diplomat contributed to the downfall of a Conservative government, has died, her son announced.

Pop and Rock Music

Communist-Era Crooner and Far-Right Metal Band Share a Spotlight

“The Sinatra of the East” and a heavy metal group known for anti-Muslim lyrics were honored in the Czech Republic’s answer to the Grammys.

Defense and Military Forces

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ex-President of Yemen, Is Said to Have Died

The reports followed a rift two days ago with the Houthis, Mr. Saleh’s former allies in the fight against a Saudi-led coalition.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

A War Criminal Drank Poison in Court, and Died. How Could This Happen?

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is investigating Slobodan Praljak’s suicide on Wednesday in The Hague.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's notable new releases, from Beyoncé joining Ed Sheeran to the latest from Craig David's comeback.

Selena Gomez gives tearful speech thanking friend who gave her a kidney

Selena Gomez gave an emotional acceptance speech on Thursday when she received the Billboard "Woman of the Year" award, saying her best friend, who gave her a kidney earlier this year, should be the rightful recipient of the praise.

Jim Nabors, TV's Gomer Pyle, has died

Jim Nabors, a singer and actor best known for his role as Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died, according to family friend and CNN affiliate KHNL-KGMB producer Phil Arnone.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.


AC/DC rock legend Malcolm Young remembered at private funeral

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rock legend and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young was remembered at a private funeral in Sydney on Tuesday attended by family, friends and fellow musicians.

Daughter gets birthday card from dad, years after he died


Argentine protester Maldonado died of drowning, hypothermia: judge

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An activist whose disappearance in southern Argentina in August captured the country's attention in the months before mid-term elections died of drowning and hypothermia, the judge investigating the case said on Friday.


Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

United States Politics and Government

He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name

Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, has laughed off suggestions that he is a Russian asset. But investigators are calling.

The 1960s cult leader whose followers committed murders that shocked America died Sunday

Deaths (Obituaries)

Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.

Pop and Rock Music

Malcolm Young of AC/DC: Listen to 10 Essential Songs

The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.


Rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder's death

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tributes poured in on Sunday for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at the age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years.


Rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder's passing

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tributes continued to pour in on Sunday in for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years.

Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young, Whose Guitar Riffs Helped Propel AC/DC to Fame, Dies at 64

Mr. Young, who was a founder of the band, was known for his raucous energy. A family statement said he had had dementia for several years.

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist dies at 64

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young has died after battling dementia for several years, the band announced Saturday. He was 64.


AC/DC founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

(Reuters) - Malcolm Young, who founded the Australian rock band AC/DC along with his brother Angus, has died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years, the band said on its Facebook page on Saturday.


Co-founder of AC/DC Malcolm Young dies aged 64

LONDON (Reuters) - The co-founder of Australian heavy metal band AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has died, according to a statement on the band's website.

Mugabe supporters: 'It's as if their father has died'

The capital may be where Zimbabwe's political drama is playing out, but beyond the city limits, communities of traditional Mugabe supporters are coming to terms with its implications.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.

Rohingya rape victim: It would be good if I too died'

The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars.

Musicians remember Lil Peep

Rapper Lil Peep, an emerging voice on the hip hop scene and a YouTube star, has died at the age of 21, police and a business associate confirmed to CNN.

Pop and Rock Music

Meet the Musicians Who Gave Isaac Hayes His Groove

A new boxed CD set helps shine a light on the band — born out of the Bar-Kays — that backed this soul star on “Hot Buttered Soul” and beyond.

Pop and Rock Music

Björk’s New Album Is a Love Letter to Optimism

Björk discusses “Utopia,” an enthusiastic reaction to her dark heartbreak record, “Vulnicura,” and the election of President Trump, and her post about Lars von Trier.

J.J. Abrams gave Jimmy Kimmel an epic gift

Jimmy Kimmel has some pretty heroic friends.

Pop and Rock Music

Popcast: Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Has Arrived. Let’s Discuss.

Ms. Swift plays a different game on her sixth album — making pop music that directly competes with the rest of the field’s dominant players. A panel discussion, on Popcast.

Refugees and Displaced Persons

German Newspaper Catalogs 33,293 Who Died Trying to Enter Europe

Der Tagesspiegel’s list, covering a period from 1993 to 2017, is a monument in print to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

Pop and Rock Music

Fred Cole, Leader of Garage-Rock Band Dead Moon, Dies at 69

A singer and guitarist who became a hero of the Northwest music scene of the 1990s, he set a standard for do-it-yourself perseverance.

Dolphins and Porpoises

30 Vaquita Porpoises Are Left. One Died in a Rescue Mission.

Scientists called off an effort to save one of the world’s rarest marine mammals — the vaquita — when one died after being captured for rehabilitation.

Rap and Hip-Hop

Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Elvis Costello releases a new track, Betty Davis brings the "F.U.N.K.," and more songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: Swift Is a 2017 Pop Machine on ‘Reputation,’ but at What Cost?

On her sneakily potent sixth album, the pop star shifts away from her signature melodies, engaging with the competition on its terms, not hers.

Pop and Rock Music

Charlotte Gainsbourg Finds Her Own Voice

For her fourth album, “Rest,” she did something she’s never done before: write her own lyrics, digging into her family’s tangled history for inspiration.

Pop and Rock Music

Taylor Swift, Entering a New Era, Sticks to a Safe Space: Tumblr

As the singer prepares to release “Reputation,” her die-hard fans interact directly with their queen away from the critical glare of other social media.

DNC chair Tom Perez: DNC gave Hillary Clinton 'insufficient and just sub-standard tools for success'

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said Monday that the DNC did not give Hillary Clinton the tools she needed to succeed in 2016.

At least 8 who died were part of one family, a relative says

A gunman killed at least 26 people and injured about 20 others at a Texas church Sunday morning in what Gov. Greg Abbott said was the largest mass shooting in state history.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

Hear Feist honor Leonard Cohen, N.E.R.D snap back to life and more new songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

Genetics and Heredity

Trilobites: Male Mammoths Died in ‘Silly Ways’ More Often Than Females, Study Finds

Most preserved fossils of the beasts are male, scientists found, which offers insights into mammoth behavior.

Gospel Music

Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed

The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.


Danish submarine owner has not said how journalist died: police

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish inventor accused of murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his submarine did not say she died from carbon monoxide poisoning, police said on Wednesday, correcting an earlier statement.

Pop and Rock Music

The Tear-Stained Confessions of Sam Smith

The British pop singer, who has a new album, tried to come out on his own terms. But now he’s listening.


White House: Trump campaign gave Papadopoulos emails to special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday the Trump campaign provided the special counsel investigating ties between it and Russia with emails involving George Papadopoulos, a campaign adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about contacts with people who claimed to have ties to top Russian officials.

NYT: Navy investigating if Green Beret died at hands of SEAL Team 6 members

The Navy is investigating whether two members of the Navy's SEAL Team Six killed an Army Green Beret in June, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Hear Brian Eno and Kevin Shields's new track, plus songs from Rhye, Sleigh Bells and more.

Pop and Rock Music

Op-Ed Contributor: Jon Batiste: Fats Domino and the Rock ’n’ Roll I Didn’t Know

His rollicking piano style was the bridge to a new genre.

Fallon, Jimmy

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Skeptical G.O.P. Senators Gave Trump Standing Ovation

Mr. Fallon clarified the president’s boast on “The Tonight Show”: “They were mostly people getting up to leave, but still, it counts as a standing ovation.”

Pop and Rock Music

Fats Domino Songs: Listen to 12 Essential Tracks

His easygoing image concealed the boldness and subtlety of his music — Domino was an innovator who didn’t flaunt it. A dozen songs from his prime years prove it.

Fox gave Bill O'Reilly big contract after $32 million settlement

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs

Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.

Text Messaging

Common Sense: My Smartphone Died, and I Didn’t Miss It. Well, Maybe a Little.

A trip to Italy with a dead smartphone resulted in some predictable withdrawal pains, but also provided welcome respite from the clutter of information.

Pop and Rock Music

Kelly Clarkson Is Nobody’s Puppet

She’s always been outspoken, honest and unfiltered. But now the singer is taking more control of her sound, with a new album, “Meaning of Life.”

Officers bloodied passenger and dragged him off plane are fired

Chicago aviation officials fired two officers and suspended two others involved in the forcible removal of a United Airlines passenger from a packed flight.

'Oh my God, this is crazy': 911 calls from nursing home where patients died in heat

We know how the ordeal ended -- with the deaths of 14 people from a sweltering Florida nursing home.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner wants to be bad

Malcolm-Jamal Warner is well aware that when some fans look at him -- despite his many years in the business -- they still see the son of a lawyer and a doctor who craved an original Gordon Gartrell shirt.

Hurricane Irma (2017)

911 Calls From Nursing Home Where Residents Died: ‘Oh My God, This Is Crazy’

The police in Hollywood, Fla., released 911 calls from a nursing home under investigation after some of its residents died in the post-hurricane heat.

Congress looks into GOP operative who sought Clinton emails and later died

House and Senate investigators are turning their attention to a Republican operative's hunt for Hillary Clinton's private emails from Russian hackers -- and his possible connections to senior members of the Trump campaign.

Pop and Rock Music

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Her electric performances in the 1960s made her an elusive cult heroine. A Numero Group boxed set unravels her true story for the first time.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Mavis Staples Warns of Deadly Force, and 9 More New Songs

Hear the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a studio reverie by Beck to a globe-hopping track by Major Lazer.

Pop and Rock Music

Robert Plant, Party of One. (With Friends, Too.)

On his new solo album, “Carry Fire,” the onetime Led Zeppelin frontman explores “grooves and moods,” from the blues to North African rhythms.

How NBC gave up the explosive Harvey Weinstein scoop

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: St. Vincent Makes Her Move Into Pop With ‘Masseduction’

Ten years after her debut, Annie Clark teams up with the hitmaker Jack Antonoff for an album that paints pop as deep, dark and filled with paradoxes.

Pop and Rock Music

Tom Petty, Classic Rocker? Sure. And Weird Video Star, Too.

Mr. Petty and his wacky visual aesthetic belonged to MTV, alongside Duran Duran and Cyndi Lauper, as much as it did to the rock ’n’ roll canon.

Disney star defends remarrying two years after husband died

A former Disney Channel star has struck back at online commenters who are questioning her new marriage less than two years after her first husband died.

Workers laid off at Florida nursing home where 12 died after Irma

A Florida nursing home where a dozen patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power has closed and laid off its 245 employees, according to a notice to state officials.

Hurricane Maria took everything, but it gave med student a calling

Juan Carlos Rodriguez can still hear the winds that ripped apart his school campus. The hunger from food rationing remains fresh as does the fear of machete-armed gangs roaming nearby while he and others huddled and waited for help.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings for Puerto Rico and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable tracks from the Breeders, Big K.R.I.T. and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes.


Our Loved Ones Died. We Want Action on Guns.

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. We are survivors and the family of the dead. We call on Republican leaders to take action after the massacre in Las Vegas.

They purchased paradise ... then gave it all away

This is the story of the couple who purchased paradise, the neighbors who curse their name and the idea that might save life as we know it.

Pop and Rock Music

Pink Quietly Became Pop Royalty. Here’s How She Made It Last.

Nearly 20 years after her debut, she’s never faded away. Instead, she’s steadily sold music, has had four No. 1 hits and now a new album, “Beautiful Trauma.”

Japanese reporter died after clocking 159 hours of overtime

Pop and Rock Music

Radiohead, Nina Simone and Kate Bush Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

The shortlist for 2018 also includes Rage Against the Machine, Bon Jovi, LL Cool J, Judas Priest and more.

Pop and Rock Music

King Krule, a Cult Singer in the Making, Is Setting the Terms Himself

The London artist Archy Marshall purposefully pulled back from underground fame — and recording with Kanye West — ahead of his new album, “The Ooz.”

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: Kelela’s ‘Take Me Apart’ Is R&B That’s Intimate Inside and Out

She held a stranger's hand for hours as he died

In the midst of Sunday night's chaos and carnage in Las Vegas, Heather Gooze didn't run. Instead she stayed, holding a stranger's hand as he died.

Pop and Rock Music

An Appraisal: Tom Petty, an Unfussy Rock Star Who Kept His Tenacity Under Cover

His songs were modest, but could deliver a gut punch. He became a star in the 1970s, but adapted to the emergence of MTV.

Pop and Rock Music

Review: Katy Perry, Queen of Froth, Stars in a Carnival of Her Own

On tour supporting her latest album, “Witness,” the pop star created a wacky spectacle that highlighted the strength of her older material.

As he died: Stranger held victim's hand

CNN's Poppy Harlow and John Berman speak with Heather Gooze, a Las Vegas shooting survivor who held the hand of Jordan McIldoon as he died from gunshot wounds.

Gun Control

Op-Ed Contributor: Rosanne Cash: Country Musicians, Stand Up to the N.R.A.

Patriotism is not antithetical to gun control.

Pop and Rock Music

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: Me and My Guitar

The former French first lady (and ex-supermodel) is releasing her fifth album — and the thumbs-up from the Rolling Stones really made her day.

Pop and Rock Music

Tom Petty Dies; His Lyrics Spoke for Underdogs

Tom Petty, a staple of rock radio through decades with his band the Heartbreakers, has died at 66. Mr. Petty wrote pithy, hardheaded songs that gave 1960s roots a contemporary polish.


Listen to 14 Essential Tom Petty Songs

The hit singles he recorded between 1976 and 1993 made him a radio star, but his songs were packed with nuance just below the surface.

Tom Petty's most memorable songs

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tom Petty's career spanned five decades.

Pop and Rock Music

Playlist: The Playlist: Hear Beyoncé Join ‘Mi Gente,’ Plus 9 More New Songs

Listen to the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a track Chance the Rapper debuted on "Colbert" to the finale of Torres' new album.

Hefner, who started Playboy with $600 and built it into a multimillion-dollar entertainment empire, died at 91


U.S. student held in North Korea died of oxygen starved brain: coroner

(Reuters) - An American student who had been imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months died from lack of oxygen and blood to the brain, an Ohio coroner said on Wednesday.


U.S. student held in North Korea died of oxygen starved brain -coroner

(Reuters) - An American student who had been imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months died from lack of oxygen and blood to the brain, an Ohio coroner said on Wednesday.


U.S. student held in North Korea died of oxygen starved brain: Ohio coroner

(Reuters) - An American student imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months died from lack of oxygen and blood to the brain, according to an Ohio coroner's report released on Wednesday.

Pop and Rock Music

The Boss on Broadway: Bruce Springsteen on His ‘First Real Job’

It’s not a small rock show or a theatrical event. Inspired by a White House concert, one of rock’s celebrated storytellers is bringing his tales to a new stage.

Analysis: GOP zombie repeal and replace effort just died. Again.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins' announcement that she will not vote for her party's last-ditch attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare effectively dooms Republican hopes of abolishing a law they spent eight years campaigning against.


BRIEF-LKA Gold says Kinross gave co notice of termination of agreement related to mining claims

* On or about Sept 20, Kinross gave LKA notice of termination of agreement related to mining claims owned by LKA in Hinsdale County, Colorado Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


Lena Waithe Made History, and She Gave an Emmys Speech for Right Now

The “Master of None” writer and actress wants to put more culturally diverse perspectives onscreen. And she credits Halle Berry for inspiring her.


Leading Democrat says Equifax gave consumers 'confusing and misleading information'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that Equifax was sloppy in allowing itself to be hacked, losing sensitive data on up to 143 million people.


REFILE-UPDATE 1-ChemChina gave up Pirelli control to show its market friendly face - Pirelli CEO

MILAN, Sept 18 (Reuters) - State-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) will give up control of Pirelli as part of the Italian tyremaker's return to the bourse to show Beijing has a market friendly approach to investments in Europe, Pirelli's chief executive said on Monday.

Pop and Rock Music

Blasts From the Past From the Rolling Stones, D’Angelo, Neil Young and Can

Reissued, rearranged, remastered and repackaged, pieces from pop music history reappear.

Selena Gomez's friend gave her a kidney

Selena Gomez revealed on Thursday that she received a kidney transplant from her BFF.

Son of one of eight residents who died at Florida nursing home says he couldn't reach his mom for days

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: Foo Fighters Stand Up for the Power of Rock (Again) on ‘Concrete and Gold’

On the band’s ninth album, Dave Grohl fights for classic-rock virtues. But with the producer Greg Kurstin, he also embraces the flexibility of the digital era.


Nine people died in shooting in Texas, including shooter killed by officer

(Reuters) - A total of nine people died in a shooting in Plano, Texas, including the shooter who was killed by a police officer, the city's police chief said on Monday.

Kristen Bell sings 'Frozen' songs to evacuees

"Frozen" actress Kristen Bell lifted spirits by singing to Florida evacuees during Hurricane Irma.

Pop and Rock Music

The National in Virtual Reality

Check out the trailer for the virtual reality experience “The National: Something Out of Nothing.” Directed by the Oscar nominee Marshall Curry, the experience follows the rock band The National, from studio to stage.

Williams, Don

Don Williams, Singer of Plain-Spoken Country Songs, Dies at 78

Mr. Williams, whose admirers included Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, was best known for ballads extolling the virtues of romantic commitment.

Pop and Rock Music

The National: Something Out of Nothing

The Oscar-nominated director Marshall Curry takes you behind the scenes, in virtual reality, with the rock band the National as they record in their cozy studio and perform a frenetic live rock show.

Pop and Rock Music

‘Despacito’ Owned the Summer. What’s Next for Latin Pop?

Artists and executives from the Spanish-speaking world believe the hit song and the world of streaming have broken down barriers.

Pop and Rock Music

Review: Lana Del Rey, a Character No More

At a show kicking off a handful of concerts supporting her latest album, “Lust for Life,” the focus wasn’t on the singer’s persona, but her voice.

Pop and Rock Music

U2 Offers ‘Songs of Experience’ to a World That’s on Fire

After putting the band’s new album on pause to absorb the “shock” of the elections, the group is returning with songs that present joy as defiance.


Danish submarine owner says Kim Wall died when she was hit by hatch cover

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Swedish journalist Kim Wall died in an accident when she was hit by a heavy hatch cover on board a home-made submarine, the Danish owner of the submarine testified on court on Tuesday.

Pop and Rock Music

Now on Stage: The Countdown to a New Taylor Swift Album

The release of new Taylor Swift album is always an instructive lesson in marketing. But with streaming dominant, the playbook is being rewritten.

Pop and Rock Music

Shania Twain Walked Out on Top. Now She Wants Back In.

Ms. Twain is set to release “Now,” her first album in 15 years, on Sept. 29.


More Than 1,000 Died in South Asia Floods This Summer

Flooding and landslides resulting from monsoon rains have directly affected at least 41 million people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, the United Nations says.

Pop and Rock Music

Critic's Notebook: Pop Star Egos Get Pushed Aside at Wacky, Socially Aware MTV V.M.A.s

The show, hosted by Katy Perry, started off with lighthearted tweaks of pop perfectionism, then turned to more serious issues.

Maritime Accidents and Safety

Bodies of 10 Sailors Who Died in Navy Collision Are Found

The remains were recovered in the crushed and flooded compartments of the destroyer John S. McCain a week after it collided with an oil tanker near Singapore.


Finnish police identity knife attack suspect who gave false name

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police said on Sunday the Moroccan asylum seeker who has admitted killing two women in a knife attack last week has been identified after he gave officials a false name when he entered the country in 2016.

Pop and Rock Music

Taylor Swift Goes to a Darker Place: Discuss

Her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” is defined by her hardening view of others. The song sets a mood for her sixth album, due in November.


Leonard Bernstein project celebrates musician with call for memories

(Reuters) - For some, Leonard Bernstein was the person who opened up the world of classical music for the first time. Others played in his orchestras. One man remembers hearing of Bernstein's death as a 9-year-old.


Belgium gave 'informal' tip to Catalan police about imam: source

MADRID (Reuters) - A Belgian policeman told a Catalan colleague in 2016 that the imam believed to be the instigator of last week's attack in Barcelona was suspicious, but no information was found back then to link him to Islamist militancy, a source told Reuters.

Defectors (Political)

U.S. Soldier Who Defected to North Korea in 1962 Has Died, His Sons Say

James Dresnok, whose North Korean-born sons say he died in November, crossed the Demilitarized Zone in 1962.

Afghanistan War (2001- )

Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In

The president, who had called for American withdrawal from Afghanistan before he took office, in the end accepted a “big military” approach as the only viable option.


Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease: coroner

(Reuters) - Comedian Jerry Lewis died of end-stage heart disease when he passed away at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told Reuters on Monday.


Body found as Danish submarine man says missing woman died on board

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A headless female torso was found on Monday in the water's edge in Copenhagen, hours after a Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his home-made submarine told a court she died on board, police said.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Inventor Says Journalist Died on His Submarine and He Buried Her at Sea

Peter Madsen of Denmark has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Kim Wall, a Swedish reporter.

Missing journalist 'died in an accident,' submarine owner says

Swedish journalist Kim Wall, missing since August 11 after boarding a privately built submarine, died in an accident and was buried at sea, the vessel's owner Peter Madsen told a court hearing in Denmark.

Pop and Rock Music

James Murphy Wants to Justify LCD Soundsystem’s Existence (Again)

Six years after a dramatic farewell, the New York hipster rock star is back with a new album and an explanation.

The actor and comedian has died at age 91 after a brief illness, his publicist says

Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91.

Pop and Rock Music

Queens of the Stone Age, Redefining Itself to Renew Its Sound

Joshua Homme’s band teamed with the pop- and soul-leaning producer Mark Ronson for its seventh album, “Villains,” but didn’t stray far from its aesthetic.

Birkerts, Gunnar

Gunnar Birkerts, Architect, Dies at 92; Gave Shape to the Unexpected

The Latvian-born Mr. Birkerts was inspired by Scandinavian masters of Modernism.

60 kids died in this hospital in a week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his Independence Day speech Tuesday with a call for the country to stand shoulder to shoulder with people of the city of Gorakhpur as they mourn the deaths of 68 children in a state-run hospital.


'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman who died is motorcycle racer S.J. Harris

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The stuntwoman who died on the film set of "Deadpool 2" in Vancouver on Monday was S.J. Harris, a 40-year-old from New York, a spokesman for the province of British Columbia's coroners service said on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Toll Brothers Inc says gave redemption notice to holders of its outstanding 0.50 percent exchangeable senior notes due 2032 - SEC filing

* Toll brothers Inc says its unit delivered a notice of redemption to holders of its outstanding 0.50 percent exchangeable senior notes due 2032 - SEC filing


UPDATE 1-Uber investor gave Kalanick a month before suing to force him off board

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said on Monday it gave Uber and its ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, a month to review its recommendations before filing a lawsuit last week to force him off the board and rescind his ability to fill three seats.


Uber investor gave Kalanick a month before suing to force him off board

(Reuters) - Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said on Monday it gave Uber and its ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, a month to review its recommendations before filing a lawsuit last week to force him off the board and rescind his ability to fill three seats.

Van Jones: An American died standing up to Nazis

CNN's Van Jones discusses the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white supremacist rally, and President Trump's response.


London braced for Bolt and Farah swansongs

LONDON (Reuters) - It will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 meters relay at the World Championships.

She died in a flood that was made more likely by climate change

Rain pounded on the roof of the mobile home as the phone rang. The call was about Mark, Carolyn Ruffin's oldest son. He'd been hospitalized in a nearby town. The mother of four, who normally has an unflappable air about her, knew she had to rush to her boy -- no matter that a storm was brewing, the likes of which her corner of Louisiana never had seen.


Driver of van in which child died arrested for aggravated manslaughter

(Reuters) - A 51-year-old woman was arrested for aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 3-year-old who earlier this week was left in a daycare's van on a hot Florida day, Orlando police said on Thursday.

Pop and Rock Music

Review: On ‘Rainbow,’ Kesha Nods to the Past and Roars Into the Future

The singer explores a broad palette of emotions and a wider range of sounds — jittery punk, country-folk — in her first new music since 2013.

Anger (Emotion)

Anger Rooms Are All the Rage. Timidly, We Gave One a Whack.

Who needs a therapist when you can pay to hurl crockery and shatter TV screens with bats and crowbars, with or without your beloved?


Listen to 10 Essential Glen Campbell Songs

From his collaborations with Jimmy Webb in the 1960s to his farewell two months ago, hear some of the most moving performances by an American Everyman.

Campbell, Glen

Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81

A sharecropper’s son who became a recording, television and movie star, Mr. Campbell also battled alcohol and drugs and became a public face of Alzheimer’s disease.

Pop and Rock Music

A Word With: 13 Shows. No Repeats. Trey Anastasio on How Phish Pulled Off the ‘Baker’s Dozen.’

The guitarist and singer explains how the band prepped for its longest residency, picked out its covers — and then ditched all of its plans.

Pop and Rock Music

Review: Lady Gaga, the Flashy Provocateur, Battles Lady Gaga, the Raw Voice

The singer and songwriter’s tour supporting her latest album, “Joanne,” was most powerful when she stripped back the pop ostentation and revealed her pain.


England Lost: sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump.

Pop and Rock Music

Album Review: On Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now,’ Pop Can Reach Deep and Be a Distraction

The band’s new album glitters with pop allusions, but when the balance between earnestness and exhilaration slips, it becomes slighter than earlier works.


Mexico says seven of its citizens died in sweltering San Antonio truck

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign ministry on Wednesday raised the number of its citizens who died or were hospitalized after enduring sweltering conditions in the back of a truck in San Antonio, Texas, saying seven Mexicans died and 27 remain in hospital.

CTE found in 99% of studied NFL brains

CTE,was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published in the medical journal JAMA. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has more.