Diana Ross collects Lifetime Achievement honor; Bruno Mars, Keith Urban win big at the AMAs

Nov. 19 (UPI) --Bruno Mars was named Artist of the Year and Diana Ross accepted the Lifetime Achievement honor at Sunday's American Music Awards show in Los Angeles.Ross performed a medley of her hits and received a congratulations message from former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. Ross' daughter Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the gala, which...

Pink wows with aerial performance of 'Beautiful Trauma' on the side of hotel at AMAs

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Pink performed her song "Beautiful Trauma" for the American Music Awards show while dangling and twirling in a harness on the side of a hotel in Los Angeles."Pink is taking the #AMAs to another LEVEL with her gravity defying performance of 'Beautiful Trama!" the ceremony's official Twitter account said in a post featuring a photo of...

Jamie Foxx, Kelly Clarkson, Pink honor first responders during AMAs opening

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Actor and musician Jamie Foxx opened Sunday's American Music Awards ceremony with a heartfelt tribute to emergency personnel, the victims of disasters and violence, and the artists who tried to offer comfort in the darkest of hours."This year, more than, perhaps, any other in recent history, we needed the power of music to help us escape...

Behind Mugabe’s Rapid Fall: A Firing, a Feud and a First Lady

AdvertisementHARARE, Zimbabwe — The rapid fall of Zimbabwe’s president, whose legendary guile and ruthlessness helped him outmaneuver countless adversaries over nearly four decades, probably has surprised no one more than Robert Mugabe himself.For years, he was so confident of his safety — and his potency — that he took monthlong vacations away...

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

AdvertisementCOLUMBUS, Ohio — They seem an odd couple. J. D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” his best-selling memoir of growing up in the postindustrial Midwest and his journey of escape. And Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of America Online.But Mr. Vance joined Mr. Case’s investment firm this year to scour the Midwest for small yet...

Jeffrey Tambor: 'I don't see how I can return to 'Transparent''

Nov. 19 (UPI) --Jeffrey Tambor has stepped down from his role in the Amazon dramedy Transparent after four seasons amid sexual harassment allegations he has strongly denied."Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life," the 73-year-old actor told Deadline Sunday."What has become...

Demos And Debuts At Dubai Airshow

This year’s Dubai Airshow featured one of the most varied air displays at a major international air show in several years, with fighters from China, Europe, Russia and the U.S. flying over Al Maktoum International Airport. read moreRead More

Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya Causes Outrage in Africa and Paris

AdvertisementCAIRO — A CNN report about the sale of African migrants as slaves in the North African nation of Libya has incited outrage in recent days, prompting a protest in central Paris, condemnation by the African Union and an official investigation.Hundreds of protesters, mostly young black people, demonstrated in front of the Libyan Embassy...

Modern B-52 Is Bomb Truck And Intel Asset Against ISIS

Avionics and weapon systems upgrades have transformed the U.S. Air Force’s Vietnam-era B-52 bomber into a valuable intelligence asset. read moreRead More

The Week In Technology, Nov. 20-26, 2017

FAA approves safe spherical drone; JAXA tests cut airframe noise; Workhorse sets SureFly flight date; A³’s Vahana readied for flight; smaller VTOL UAV from UMSSkeldar read moreRead More

Advertising: Pizza Is Partisan, and Advertisers Are Still Adjusting

AdvertisementIn today’s political climate, even pizza, bourbon and coffee can be partisan issues.A year after the presidential election, a range of advertisers are learning that it doesn’t take much — sometimes just a single Twitter post — to land them in the middle of a social media firestorm that splits along party lines. In some cases, they...

Chinese Phone Maker Bets Big With a Premium Price

AdvertisementSHENZHEN, China — The phone takes dazzling photos and sports advanced artificial intelligence. Its display stretches gloriously from edge to edge. And at nearly $1,000, it pushes into eye-watering territory on price.But the Mate 10 Pro isn’t the latest high-end offering from Samsung or Apple. It comes from China — a country that,...

How ABC Found a Surprise Hit in ‘The Good Doctor’

Daniel Dae Kim was wide-awake and scrolling through Twitter at 4 a.m. when he realized “The Good Doctor” was going to be a hit.It was a Tuesday in September, and Mr. Kim, a 49-year-old actor known for his work on “Hawaii Five-0” and “Lost,” found himself in bed in western Bulgaria not far from the set of “Hellboy,” a movie he was filming...

Jeffrey Tambor: 'I don't see how I can return to "Transparent"'

Nov. 19 (UPI) --Jeffrey Tambor has stepped down from his role in the Amazon dramedy Transparent after four seasons amid sexual harassment allegations he has strongly denied."Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life," the 73-year-old actor told Deadline Sunday."What has become...

Morocco Food Stampede Leaves 15 Dead and a Country Shaken

MARRAKESH, Morocco — At least 15 women died and five were wounded in a stampede during a food distribution operation on Sunday morning in rural Morocco, government officials said.The victims were crushed as hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered to collect baskets of food at the market of a small town, Sidi Boulaalam, according to news accounts....

Opinion: How To Keep Accidents Low As Air Traffic Increases

Jon Beatty Aviation stakeholders must to a better job of collecting, distributing, analyzing and sharing real-time data and safety information. read moreRead More

Demos And Debuts At The Dubai Airshow

This year’s Dubai Airshow featured one of the most varied air displays at a major international air show in several years, with a diverse set of fighters from China, Europe, Russia and the U.S. making themselves heard in the skies over Al Maktoum International Airport. read moreRead More

Additive Manufacturing Seen As Secret Sauce At GE

Additive manufacturing is where GE Aviation and its parent may achieve the next breakthrough in business performance, according to a leading executive. read moreRead More

Mugabe Addresses Zimbabwe

In a 20-minute speech to the African nation on Sunday night, President Robert G. Mugabe, flanked by members of the military, refused to say whether he would resign after nearly 40 years in power.Related: article:Robert Mugabe, in Speech to Zimbabwe, Refuses to Say if He Will Resign article:‘Mugabe Must Go’: Thousands in Zimbabwe Rally Against LeaderLet's...

Firefighter trying to move snake from road ends up fleeing

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- An Australian firefighter trying to remove a snake from the middle of the road ended up fleeing the serpent when it "took offense" to his prodding.A video posted to Facebook by the Chittaway Rural Fire Brigade on Saturday shows a senior deputy attempting to convince a snake to get out of the middle of a road in the Ourimbah State Forest.The...