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Probe into Prince's opioid death brings no criminal charges

CHASKA, Minn. (Reuters) - A two-year investigation into the death of "Purple Rain" singer Prince failed to determine where he obtained a counterfeit painkiller laced with fentanyl, resulting in no criminal charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said on Thursday. Read More

 

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Quaaludes, Benadryl in spotlight at Cosby sex assault retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Bill Cosby's sex assault trial on Thursday focused on the drugs he is accused of giving a then-friend before raping her, with a toxicologist saying the pills could have left the comedian's alleged victim feeling incapacitated or even paralyzed. More »

 

Bad-boy Von Trier returns to Cannes, 7 years after being expelled

LONDON (Reuters) - Danish director Lars Von Trier will present a movie at Cannes next month for the first time since he was thrown out of the film festival seven years ago for saying he was a Nazi who sympathized with Adolf Hitler. More »

 

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel masterpieces beamed to Rome theater

ROME (Reuters) - With the help of lasers, dancers and music from British rock star Sting, Michelangelo's masterpieces are reaching new audiences outside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. More »

 

Emboldened by #MeToo, 'mad as hell' women take spotlight at Cosby retrial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - As Bill Cosby approached a Pennsylvania courthouse for the beginning of his retrial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a one-time friend, a bare-breasted protester ran toward him shouting: "Women's lives matter." More »

 

Amy Schumer says self-esteem, not size, rules in 'I Feel Pretty'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian Amy Schumer has made a name for herself with her sharp wit and self-deprecating observations about romance, drinking and sex. More »

 

Pink leads People's beautiful issue, Meghan Markle on the list

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Pink graced the cover of People magazine's annual beautiful people issue on Wednesday, chosen for what the celebrity publication called "a role model who embodies honesty and confidence." More »

 

Saudi cinema launch ends decades-old ban, public screenings start Friday

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. More »

 

National Public Radio newscaster Carl Kasell dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carl Kasell, whose Southern baritone was a presence on National Public Radio programs for more than three decades, died on Tuesday in Potomac, Maryland, from complications from Alzheimer's disease, NPR said. He was 84. More »

 

Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States. More »

 

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