Alternative rock icon Beck on Thursday hinted he was ready to release new music and signaled he would return to his ironic side. The image shows Beck in an abstract, carnival-like atmosphere, with flashing objects around his face that resemble small billiard balls and twisted sticks. Beck has released 12 studio albums that have almost all won critical acclaim while varying widely in style.
Jim Ed Brown, the mild-mannered crooner who spent a half-century at one of US country music's most prestigious venues, the Grand Ole Opry, died Thursday. Brown died from cancer at a hospital in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville, according to Webster Public Relations, which represented him. The singer won crossover success in 1959, topping both the pop and country charts with the song "The Three Bells" performed with his two sisters.
ABOVE THE FLORIDA STRAITS (AP) — With a shift in the relationship between Havana and Washington, many Cubans are now attempting a risky sea crossing out of fear that the U.S. will change its "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy allowing any Cuban reaching U.S. land to stay and pursue citizenship.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial took a virtual tour of the auditorium where 12 people were shot to death, moving past bodies wedged between rows of seats or sprawled throughout aisles amid spent ammunition, spilled popcorn and blood.