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On 'Innocence,' Kenny G's jazz lullabies aren't just for kids. They're for everyone

On 'Innocence,' Kenny G's jazz lullabies aren't just for kids. They're for everyone

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four decades into his career – which include countless world tours, 20 studio albums, the Guinness World Record for bestselling jazz artist, and a Grammy – saxophonist Kenny G is grateful that his music continues to resonate.
Iran sends a hip-hop artist who rapped about hijab protests back to jail

Iran sends a hip-hop artist who rapped about hijab protests back to jail

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran sent a popular rapper back to jail less that two weeks after his release from prison on bail, an Iranian news website reported Thursday. Mizanonline.
Don't eat pre-cut cantaloupe if the source is unknown, CDC says, as deadly salmonella outbreak grows

Don't eat pre-cut cantaloupe if the source is unknown, CDC says, as deadly salmonella outbreak grows

Consumers shouldn't eat pre-cut cantaloupe if they don't know the source, U.S. health officials said Thursday, as the number of illnesses and recalls tied to a deadly salmonella outbreak grows. At least 117 people in 34 U.S.
Book Review: ‘Eyeliner' examines the staple makeup product's revolutionary role in global society

Book Review: ‘Eyeliner' examines the staple makeup product's revolutionary role in global society

Zahra Hankir opens “Eyeliner: A Cultural History” by marveling over her mother’s elegant beauty process as she delicately sweeps black kohl on her waterline, dreaming of displaying that same confidence one day.
Scotland bids farewell to its giant pandas, who are returning to China after a 12-year stay

Scotland bids farewell to its giant pandas, who are returning to China after a 12-year stay

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Visitors to the Edinburgh Zoo had their final chance to see and bid farewell Thursday to a pair of popular giant pandas who are returning home to China after more than a decade in Scotland.
MSNBC shuffling weekend schedule, debuting new morning ensemble, heading into election year

MSNBC shuffling weekend schedule, debuting new morning ensemble, heading into election year

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC will shuffle its weekend schedule early next year to try and juice ratings, starting a new morning ensemble program and ending regular shows hosted by Mehdi Hasan and Yasmin Vossoughian.
Drivers would pay $15 to enter busiest part of NYC under plan to raise funds for mass transit

Drivers would pay $15 to enter busiest part of NYC under plan to raise funds for mass transit

NEW YORK (AP) — Most drivers would pay $15 to enter Manhattan’s central business district under a plan released by New York officials Thursday.
AGO says it will review policies amid criticism over Indigenous curator's departure

AGO says it will review policies amid criticism over Indigenous curator's departure

TORONTO — The Art Gallery of Ontario says it will review some of its governance policies and work on "rebuilding of trust" as it faces intense criticism over the departure of its celebrated Indigenous curator Wanda Nanibush earlier this month.
Publishing industry heavy-hitters sue Iowa over state's new school book-banning law

Publishing industry heavy-hitters sue Iowa over state's new school book-banning law

The nation’s largest publisher and several bestselling authors, including novelists John Green and Jodi Picoult, are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Iowa’s new law that bans public school libraries and classrooms from having practically
Scientists feel interference in research has lessened but still occurs: survey

Scientists feel interference in research has lessened but still occurs: survey

Nearly one in 10 scientists say they have experienced political or workplace pressure to alter their findings, suggests a newly published paper surveying hundreds of researchers in government, academia and the private sector.
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