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Verizon sells early social-media darling Tumblr

Verizon sells early social-media darling Tumblr

NEW YORK — Verizon is selling Tumblr, a darling of early social media, to the owner of blogging platform WordPress. Tumblr is known for its devoted fan base and has been home to angry posts from celebrities like Taylor Swift .

Sheriff's office: Man spiked wife's rum with methamphetamine

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A North Carolina sheriff's office has charged a man with spiking his wife's rum with methamphetamine after she told him she wanted a divorce.
Freed inmate Cyntoia Brown marries recording artist J. Long

Freed inmate Cyntoia Brown marries recording artist J. Long

NASHVILLE — Cyntoia Brown, an inmate who was recently released on clemency after being given a life sentence at the age of 16, has married recording artist J. Long, formerly of the band Pretty Ricky.
Cosby lawyers ask appeals court to toss #MeToo conviction

Cosby lawyers ask appeals court to toss #MeToo conviction

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania appeals court questioned why Bill Cosby's legal team never got a supposed non-prosecution agreement in writing as his latest lawyers fought Monday to have his sexual assault conviction overturned.
Texas Latina activist condemns hate in launching Senate bid

Texas Latina activist condemns hate in launching Senate bid

AUSTIN, Texas — A Latina activist in Texas launched a U.S.

Firefighter was dad to 3 of 5 kids killed in day care blaze

ERIE, Pa. — Three of five kids killed in a fire at a home child care centre in Pennsylvania were the children of a volunteer firefighter who was responding to another call, an official said Monday.
Finally, Missy Elliott will receive MTV Video Vanguard Award

Finally, Missy Elliott will receive MTV Video Vanguard Award

NEW YORK — Missy Elliott, one of the most iconic players in the history of music videos, will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Monday that Elliott will also perform on Aug.

Friend of LeSean McCoy's ex drops lawsuit over home invasion

ATLANTA — A friend of LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend has dropped a lawsuit against the Buffalo Bills running back. Elizabeth Donald is a childhood friend of Delicia Cordon.
Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest

Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest

HONG KONG — One of the world's busiest airports cancelled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong's main terminal Monday, while the central government in Beijing issued an ominous characterization of the prot

Some of 'The Shawshank Redemption' cast to celebrate film

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Some cast members of the "The Shawshank Redemption" movie will reunite in Ohio for the film's 25th anniversary celebration. The Aug.
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