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It’s easy to nod off to ‘sleep stories.’ Making them is hard

Elizabeth Skipper, a freelance copywriter in Cincinnati, has done something that might make a lot of people jealous. She’s gone to bed with Idris Elba dozens of times. No, not in the flesh. Skipper drifts off to sleep at night listening to Elba’s deep baritone narrating a story via the Calm app on her phone.…MORE

How to watch the MTV Movie & TV awards

The MTV Movie & TV Awards, a popular vote and popcorn trophy celebration of the best entertainment of the year, will take place Sunday. The Elizabeth Olsen-led Disney+ series “Wandavision” leads with five nominations. Other top nominees are “Emily in Paris” and “The Boys,” with four nominations each, and “Bridgerton” with three nods. On Monday,…MORE

Mandatory wildfire evacuations are ordered for parts of western Los Angeles County

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the area near Topanga Canyon due to the Palisades Fire, a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday night. The area affected, at Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, is approximately 20 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. Approximately 750 acres have burned and…MORE

Kobe Bryant among Class of 2020 officially inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020 on Saturday night. “I wish my husband was here to accept this incredible award,” Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, said at the ceremony, as she was joined onstage by basketball legend Michael Jordan. “He and Gigi…MORE

Media offices destroyed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza

The Associated Press, Al Jazeera, and media advocacy groups are demanding answers after an Israeli airstrike destroyed a building with offices belonging to news outlets in Gaza on Saturday. The Israeli Defense Forces said the building contained “Hamas military intelligence assets.” The IDF accused Hamas of treating the journalists as “human shields.” But the blowback…MORE

Tiger missing in Houston turned in to authorities, police say

Tiger missing in Houston turned in to authorities, police say

The nine-month old Bengal tiger that has been missing for days in Houston was found Saturday and was transferred to the appropriate authorities, officials said. “We are happy to report that the missing tiger seen in a Houston neighborhood last week has been found and appears to be unharmed,” Houston police tweeted. Houston Police Commander…MORE