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Adele separates from husband

Singer Adele has parted ways with her husband, Simon Konecki, according to a statement from her representative, Benny Tarantini. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.” Adele and Konecki share one son…MORE

WannaCry ‘hero’ pleads guilty to hacking charges

Marcus Hutchins, the British hacker who stopped one of the most destructive cyberattacks in the world, has taken a plea deal, admitting guilt in the US to unrelated hacking charges. Hutchins became a minor celebrity in May 2017, when he stopped the spread of WannaCry, a ransomware worm created by North Korea that had spread…MORE

Lorraine Warren, ‘Amityville Horror’ and ‘Conjuring’ ghost hunter, dead at 92

Lorraine Warren was one of America’s most well-known paranormal investigators. She and her husband, Ed, traveled widely researching paranormal and occult phenomena, writing books and lecturing. She died “peacefully” in her sleep Thursday night, her son-in-law, Tony Spera, wrote on Facebook. Warren was 92. The New England Society for Psychic Research, which Warren and her…MORE

Flint residents can sue the federal government over water crisis, judge rules

Residents of Flint, Michigan, can proceed with lawsuits that had been filed against the federal government in connection with the city’s water crisis, a federal judge ruled. The lawsuits claim the Environmental Protection Agency was too slow to intervene in the crisis. Judge Linda V. Parker ruled the federal government was not immune from legal…MORE

Prosecutors want Maria Butina to serve 18 months, exceeding expectations

Prosecutors have gone beyond previous expectations to ask for 18 months of jail time for Maria Butina in a case where they’ve alleged scandalous actions — and had to walk back some of them — yet still accuse the Russian woman of seeking to hurt the US in her work as a foreign agent. “Activities…MORE

Tesla announces shakeup to its board of directors

Tesla revealed Friday that four directors will leave the company — shrinking the size of its board to seven eventually. The electric-car maker said that it wants to “streamline” corporate oversight because its board has grown by four members over the past five years. That has led to “the duplication of certain areas of experience…MORE

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