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Truex ends 2020 winless skid with victory at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. used a trip to NASCAR’s shortest track to end a lengthy losing streak on the day the stock car series at long last banned the Confederate flag. Truex cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the first […]

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races, venues

For more than 70 years, the Confederate flag was a common and complicated sight at NASCAR races. Through the civil rights era right on through the season opener at Daytona in February, the flag dotted infield campsites and was waved in grandstands by fans young and old. As the nation — and at last, NASCAR […]

Flag ban fallout: Now comes the tricky part for NASCAR

Reese Witherspoontweeted a high-five emojifor her A-list stamp of approval that NASCAR banned the Confederate flag. NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag from its races and venues grabbed headlines and stars like Witherspoon and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara were quick to praise the stock car series for ridding itself of a […]

Reaction to the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash on Sunday: “Words can’t describe the pain I am feeling. I loved Kobe — he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will […]

‘Parasite’ parties, Leo greets young fans inside SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Off-camera and during commercials, the stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards got to rub shoulders, give congratulatory kisses, and meet for the first or the 50th time. Here are some of the more memorable moments from inside Sunday night’s ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ___ PARTY TIME […]

Harry, Meghan seek financial independence: Will that work?

LONDON (AP) — As part of a surprise announcementdistancing themselves from the British royal family, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan declared they will “work to become financially independent” — a move that has not been clearly spelled out and could be fraught with obstacles. The couple indicated in their statement Wednesday that they want […]

A mix of risk-takers and classic Hollywood at Golden Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Gugu Mbatha-Raw led the fashion risk-takers at the Golden Globes, while Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Cynthia Erivo topped the lists of many for more classic looks on one of the biggest red carpets of the awards season. The men generally played it safe Sunday night […]

‘1917,’ ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ win Golden Globes

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917” won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino’s radiant Los Angeles fable “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” won best film, comedy or musical. […]

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STAKES HIGH IN ‘BREXIT ELECTION’ U.K. voters are deciding who they want to resolve the stalemate over the divorce deal with the EU in an election seen as one of the most important since the end of […]

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