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Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman, has died of coronavirus.

American playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus

Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
President Donald Trump is meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss a payroll tax cut as part of efforts to provide substantial relief to businesses and individuals who suffer financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus jitters: Donald Trump reacts as Americans clear stores

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told the public to stop panic-buying food and other supplies amid the coronavirus crisis, as his response to the outbreak came under fire.
However minutes after the crucial votes the process was thrown into confusion when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

US Congress passes coronavirus stimulus package

The U.S. Congress passed a multi-billion dollar aid bill meant to blunt the economic fallout of the coronavirus late on Friday.
Veteran actor Orson Bean has died after being struck by a car in Venice, Los Angeles on Friday night.

Veteran actor Orson Bean dies after being hit by car

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed Bean’s Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a ‘traffic-related’ fatality.
The cast of Fleabag. Chris Pizzello-Invision-AP

‘Succession,’ ‘Fleabag’ top TV winners at Golden Globes

The television awards at the Golden Globes are often somewhat overlooked — after all, the industry handed out the Emmys just a few months ago.
US magazine People has named multi-talented singer and actor John Legend as its new “sexiest man alive”, replacing British actor Idris Elba.

John Legend crowned ‘sexiest man alive’

US magazine People has named multi-talented singer and actor John Legend as its new “sexiest man alive”, replacing British actor Idris Elba.
Kannywood top actresses, Rahama Sadau and Fati Washa, were some of the winners from the Hausa movie industry on Saturday at the 23 Africa Films Award 2019 in London.

Rahama Sadau, Fati Washa win big at Africa Films Award in London

Kannywood top actresses, Rahama Sadau and Fati Washa, were some of the winners from the Hausa movie industry on Saturday at the 23 Africa Films Award 2019 in London.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

UNILAG: As alumni, our successes become testaments to the university’s success – VP Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Lagos spoke glowingly of the University of Lagos and members of its alumni association for being outstanding.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo lists illustrious citizens who attended UNILAG

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Lagos spoke glowingly of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and members of its alumni association for being outstanding.
A woman is treated by EMS after she and others were caught in a stampede in Times Square. John Roca

Pandemonium in New York as motorcycle’s backfires mistaken for shooter

New Yorkers and visitors around Times Square ran helter-skelter on Tuesday night as the sound of a backfiring motorcycle was mistaken for multiple gunshots from a shooter.
New York power outage has affected traffic lights, the subway, businesses and Broadway shows. Brendan McDermid-Reuters

Power restored after massive outage in New York City

Power supply has restored to the New York City after a massive blackout which started Saturday evening hit Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side of the city.
Nicky Butt, Manchester United’s head of academy, won six Premier League titles as a player with the club. John Peters-Man Utd via Getty Images

Manchester United academy coach Nicky Butt bailed over alleged assault

The head of Manchester United’s academy Nicky Butt has been bailed by police after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman.
Former President Barack Obama appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda originally from the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” (Jason DeCrow-AP)

Barack Obama debuts on BillBoard Hot R&B songs chart

Former US president, Barack Obama, has made his debut on musical charts at number 22 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart this week.
Stephen Hillenburg

‘Spongebob’ creator Stephen Hillenburg passes on at 57

Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday.

Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical

The life of Michael Jackson will be coming to Broadway in a musical incorporating the King of Pop’s tunes penned by a leading US playwright.

‘Sound of Music’ star Menzies-Urich passes on at 68

Heather Menzies-Urich, a star of “The Sound of Music,” which continues to win hearts worldwide after more than half a century, died at age 68, an industry source said Monday.

Beyonce to star in live-action remake of ‘Lion King’

Disney has announced that Beyonce Knowles will be joining the cast of its remake of ‘Lion King’.

New York attacker linked to IS, ‘radicalized domestically’

The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city's worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State group but "radicalized domestically," the state's governor said Wednesday.

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The Flash star Logan Williams has died aged 16.

The Flash actor Logan Williams passes on at 16

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Pink reveals coronavirus diagnosis, donates $1 million to relief funds

Pink, 40, revealed Friday night that she had caught and recovered from a case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.