News

WASHINGTON  — Microsoft said Friday it will offer free security updates through the 2020 election in the United States — and in other interested democratic countries with national elections next year — for federally certified voting systems running on soon-to-be-outdated Windows 7 software.

Sports

NEW YORK — Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy on Thursday, casting doubt over whether New York's top winner this season will be available for the playoffs.

The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown on Friday, ending his brief but turbulent tenure with the team as the NFL was investigating him for multiple accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior, including rape.

Lifestyles

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Ashé Cultural Arts Center’s Board of Directors, Efforts of Grace, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes as the new executive director of Ashé. She will take her post Jan. 1, 2020, succeeding founding Executive Director Carol Bebelle…

MILAN  — Benetton has long made waves off the runway with its provocative advertising campaigns. But the storied family-owned knitwear brand is seeking to make waves inside the world of Italian fashion under the artistic guidance of French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.

Entertainment

NEW YORK  — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards.

Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, is not the only contestant on the new season of “Dancing With the Stars” with a special kind of celebrity wattage.

Despite all the turmoil in her personal life, Wendy Williams staged a triumphant return to TV. How do we know this? Because her self-titled daytime talker has now been renewed for two more years. The high profile media watch on her story has been like nothing The Queen Of All Media has exper…

Religion

I remember growing up in South Philadelphia and hearing the words “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

Obituaries

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina who helped raise millions of dollars to help students attend the alma mater they shared, died in Columbia on Thursday morning, according to the congressman’s office. She was 80 years old.

Metros

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