- Kanye West rambles onstage at MTV VMAs, Calvin Harris wins
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 08/29/2016 - 12:47 AM
In typical and true Kanye West fashion, the rapper ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards , touching on subjects from music to his beef with Taylor Swift to violence in his hometown Chicago. Before he debuted his music video for "Fade" on Sunday, West rambled onstage as the audience at Madison Square Garden in New York City cheered him on. "Now later tonight 'Famous' might lose to Beyonce but I can't be mad, I'm always wishing for Beyonce to win," said West, who will compete with Beyonce for video of the year, and also referring to the 2009 VMAs when he jumped onstage, stole Swift's microphone and said Beyonce should have won over the then-country singer. He talked about his "Famous" video, which features what appears to be naked images of West, Swift, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and more.
- Clinton's slow shift on gay rights frustrated supporters: 'We took it personally'
Chicago Tribune, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 10:47 PM
During her first run for president in 2008, Hillary Clinton had an opportunity to become an undisputed leader in the gay rights movement. As she prepared for a forum on the gay-oriented Logo network, she reached out to her friend Hilary Rosen, a political consultant who is a lesbian. Rosen expressed
- Michigan art museum bringing art, films, music outdoors
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 05:55 PM
Highlights include digital paintings by the artist Quayola that are inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh, short art films and performances by university students and ensembles.
- Billionaire who donated to Clinton Foundation was denied entry into U.S. last year
Chicago Tribune, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 04:47 PM
Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, one of Africa’s richest men, has built a reputation as a giant of global philanthropy. His name is on a gallery at the Louvre and a medical school in Lebanon, and he has received awards for his generosity to the Catholic Church and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
- Man shot, wounded in on Las Vegas Strip
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 03:58 PM
Las Vegas police are investigating after a man was shot in front of Planet Hollywood hotel-casino. Authorities say the shooting occurred early Sunday after two men got into an altercation near the entrance to the Miracle Mile Shops. Police spokesman Charles Jenkins says the fight escalated when one man pulled out a handgun and allegedly shot the other. Jenkins says the victim was taken to the hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening. The suspect is still at large. Police did not release the names of the suspect or the victim.
- Traffic chaos as truck hits, collapses bridge on UK highway
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 10:47 AM
The shutdown caused massive traffic jams on what was already an exceptionally busy three-day weekend for vacationers heading to and from France.
- CBS' Charles Osgood to end 22 years as 'Sunday Morning' host
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 10:24 AM
Charles Osgood, who has said "good morning" to his audience every Sunday for 22 years, will say "goodbye" as host of "CBS News Sunday Morning.
- Italy probes to see if criminal negligence raised quake toll
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 08:47 AM
Bulldozers with huge claws and other heavy equipment rolled through Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice on Sunday, pulling down dangerously overhanging ledges and clearing rubble as investigators tried to figure out if negligence in enforcing building codes added to the quake's high death toll. Investigations will focus on a number of structures, including an elementary school in Amatrice that crumbled when the quake hit Wednesday.
- AFS program a healing force for students and families
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 02:47 AM
Every year, more than 2,000 teenagers pack their bags, kiss their parents goodbye and travel across the globe to become a member of an American family. The American Field Service Intercultural Program in Western Pennsylvania sifts through more than 2,000 applications each year and accepts 30-40 exchange students to stay with local families.
- Colombian peace deal could mark a rare victory for U.S. diplomacy
Chicago Tribune, Sunday - 08/28/2016 - 12:47 AM
In an era of frustrating, if not failed, U. S. policy interventions abroad, the Colombian peace deal announced last week offers the possibility of a rare victory for American diplomacy. It would be a validation of Plan Colombia, the U. S. counternarcotics and security-aid package that has sent roughly
- Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25
Chicago Tribune, Saturday - 08/27/2016 - 10:47 PM
Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25. Ritvo died Tuesday morning at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, his mother, Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, said Friday. Ritvo was diagnosed at 16 with Ewing's sarcoma,
- End-of-summer guide to clean rugs
Kansas City Star, Saturday - 08/27/2016 - 03:56 PM
The kids have been around the house a little longer than usual each day the past few months, so there was increased opportunity for things to get messier. Derek Niederquell …