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Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

LOS ANGELES — The Recording Academy on Monday fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and said she was sexually harassed by a top lawyer for the organization, which she
Amtrak names former air cargo executive as new CEO

Amtrak names former air cargo executive as new CEO

Amtrak named a former air cargo executive as its new president and chief operating officer Monday. William Flynn will take over in mid-April.
Ecology and kinetic styles grace Paris Fashion Week shows

Ecology and kinetic styles grace Paris Fashion Week shows

PARIS — Models wearing animal outfits joined the finale of Stella McCartney's fur-free and leather-free show Monday, as the British-American designer continued to shine a light on the environment and animal cruelty in the industry.
France's Louvre stays shut amid staff fears of virus spread

France's Louvre stays shut amid staff fears of virus spread

PARIS — Tourists trying to visit the Louvre Museum on Monday were out of luck, as the world's most visited museum stayed closed for a second straight day because of workers' worries about the potential spread of the new virus.
Long-rumoured Woody Allen memoir coming in April

Long-rumoured Woody Allen memoir coming in April

TORONTO — A memoir by Woody Allen, rumoured for years and once thought unpublishable in the #MeToo era, is coming out next month.
'Judge Judy' will end 25-year run, but star sticking around

'Judge Judy' will end 25-year run, but star sticking around

NEW YORK — “Judge Judy” will be ending, but Judge Judy isn't going anywhere.
Opera union board member alleges coverup in Domingo scandal

Opera union board member alleges coverup in Domingo scandal

SAN FRANCISCO — A senior member of the main U.S. union that represents opera performers resigned Monday, accusing the leadership of a coverup in its investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against superstar Plácido Domingo.
Nik vs. the volcano: How Wallenda is prepping for new stunt

Nik vs. the volcano: How Wallenda is prepping for new stunt

NEW YORK — Intense heat, poisonous gasses, molten lava — the conditions for Nik Wallenda’s latest tightrope walk are downright hellish, and that’s just the way he wants it.
Stray-dog story 'Clebs' among Canadian winners at Berlin film fest

Stray-dog story 'Clebs' among Canadian winners at Berlin film fest

A Canadian/Moroccan story of a stray-dog refuge, and a satirical biopic of former Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King were among the award winners at the Berlin International Film Festival.

American Jewish history museum seeks bankruptcy protection

PHILADELPHIA — The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, seeking relief from debt brought by construction efforts.