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Kobe Bryant: Remembering the final game of ‘The Black Mamba’

Kobe Bryant: Remembering the final game of ‘The Black Mamba’

Gone but never forgotten. As tributes poured in remembering Kobe Bryant’s remarkable basketball career following his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday in California, fans were left cherishing countless memories as they mourned the NBA great’s passing. Fans’ final vision of Bryant in a purple and gold uniform four years ago was like many…MORE

A Florida man was arrested for pointing lasers at planes landing at an airport

A Florida man was arrested for pointing lasers at planes landing at an airport

A Florida man was arrested on Wednesday night for pointing lasers at planes trying to land at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Charlie James Chapman Jr., 41, also is accused of pointing a laser at a Martin County Sheriff’s Office helicopter responding to the incident, according to a news release from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. CNN…MORE

Kobe Bryant left his mark on Hollywood, too

Kobe Bryant left his mark on Hollywood, too

In 2011, Kobe Bryant became the first professional athlete who was not an actor to have his hand and footprints enshrined at Hollywood’s historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Crowds and attendees cheered during the ceremony for the beloved NBA superstar and Olympic athlete. After being introduced by late-night host and master of ceremony Jimmy Kimmel, Bryant…MORE

China’s unprecedented quarantines could have wider consequences, experts say

China’s unprecedented quarantines could have wider consequences, experts say

With Chinese authorities warning the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating, placing millions of people in more than a dozen Chinese cities under intense travel restrictions might seem like a good idea. But historically a mass quarantine is an aggressive response that’s far from perfect. In the past it has led to political, financial and social consequences.…MORE

Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, killed in a helicopter crash in California

Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, killed in a helicopter crash in California

[Breaking news update at 5:52 p.m. ET] According to a manifest, nine people were on board a helicopter that crashed Sunday in Calabasas, California, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters. No one survived the crash, Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby said. Officials did not identify the victims. Basketball legend Kobe…MORE

Recording Academy announces new diversity initiatives in midst of Grammys scandal

Recording Academy announces new diversity initiatives in midst of Grammys scandal

As the Grammys face accusations of lacking diversity and being a “boys club,” the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced new initiatives developed in partnership with its Diversity Task Force. Recording Academy Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer Harvey Mason Jr. made the announcement in a message obtained by CNN which was…MORE

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