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Big News About Major 'Simpsons' Character

Controversy has long been swirling around Apu, an Indian character voiced by actor Hank Azaria.

9 Students Were Found Dead In 1959. We Still…

In 2019, Russian prosecutors announced they would be re-investigating a 60-year-old mystery.

BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting…

BBC Director-General Tony Hall has announced that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job

Emails Paint Damning Picture of Africa's Richest…

She became Africa's first female billionaire in 2013 and is thought to have more than doubled that fortune since. But while Isabel dos Santos insists her wealth is above-board, a trove of leaked emails and documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists suggests otherwise, report the Guardian and...

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China Reports 139 New Cases Of Deadly Coronavirus

The majority of cases are in Wuhan. But the illness has now spread to other areas in China, including Beijing and Shenzhen.

Cases of New China Virus Surge

Hundreds of millions of people in China are preparing to travel for Lunar New Year—and authorities are worried that an emerging virus could hitch a ride with them. Authorities in China have reported 139 new cases of the coronavirus, with a case reported in Beijing for the first time,...

Djokovic cedes Australian Open set in 1st Rd; 1st…

Novak Djokovic has started his bid for a record eighth Australian Open title by doing something he hadn't done in 14 years: He dropped a set in the first round in Melbourne

Va. Preps for Gun Rally With 'Enormous Potential…

Law enforcement agencies in Virginia are planning a "strong presence" Monday as gun rights advocates are set to converge upon the state's capital of Richmond to protest proposed gun control measures. The rally is happening amid a governor-issued state of emergency barring weapons from Capitol grounds through Tuesday evening. "They...

Sexual Assault In Health Care Happens More Than…

Dr. Lauren Powell, executive director of TIME’S UP Healthcare, says half of female med students will be sexually harassed or assaulted by graduation.

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Prince Harry: 'There Was No Other Option'

Prince Harry says it "brings him great sadness" to step back from his royal duties—but "there really was no other option." The prince explained the decision Sunday in an emotional speech at a private dinner for Sentebale, the charity for children with HIV he co-founded with Lesotho's Prince Seeiso...

Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that…

Heavy snow, rain and gale-force winds are lashing many parts of Spain, causing at least two deaths

New York Times Endorses 2 Democrats for President

Instead of picking a side in the Democratic Party's centrists versus progressives debate, the New York Times editorial board has chosen to endorse two candidates. "May the best woman win," they write, giving the nod to Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. On the progressive side, they describe Sen. Bernie...

California Teachers Sue Delta After Jet Fuel Dump…

​At least 60 people were treated for injuries by fire crew after a jetliner dumped fuel on five elementary schools earlier this week.

Super Bowl Odds Are Out, and It's Tight

When the season started, the Kansas City Chiefs were the betting favorites to win the Super Bowl, notes Sports Illustrated . Now that the season is almost over, they remain the favorites, though slight ones. Vegas bookies have the team as 1- or 1.5-point favorites to beat the San Francisco...

New Al Sharpton book looks at America's political…

The Rev. Al Sharpton, the longtime civil rights activist, has a new book out in September

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Big News About the Simpsons ' Apu

Controversy has long been swirling around Apu, the Simpsons ' Indian character, being voiced by white actor Hank Azaria. Now, Azaria tells Slashfilm he won't be voicing the character anymore. "We all made the decision together. We all agreed on it. We all feel like it’s the right thing and...