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Week In Review

By Giancarla Sambo Edited by Elissa D. Hecker


Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News:


Entertainment

Bob Dylan Defeats 'Hurricane' Co-Writer's Lawsuit Over $300 Million Catalog Sale

A New York appeals court has rejected the lawsuit that claimed that the Bob Dylan was in debt to the estate of one-time collaborator, Jacques Levy, for a portion of his Universal catalog sale.


Judge Rules 'Walking Dead' Producers Were Not Cheated Out of Show's Profits

A judge ruled that several producers of "The Walking Dead" were not cheated out of profits by AMC Networks, bringing the long-running litigation over the hit show closer to a finale.


Disney vs. Ron DeSantis: Why the Media Giant's Fight Over 'Don't Say Gay' Keeps Escalating

Disney's mishandling of the "Don't Say Gay" controversy has turned into an ongoing problem in Florida, as its unique role in state politics now faces scrutiny from critics on both the left and right.


Louis C.K.'s Grammy, After 'Global Amounts of Trouble,' Draws Backlash

Some comedians are questioning how the Recording Academy saw fit to bestow an award to someone who had admitted to sexual misconduct.


Ed Sheeran Wins UK Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Shape of You'

Ed Sheeran won a U.K. copyright battle over his 2017 hit "Shape of You" on Wednesday, then slammed what he described as a "culture" of baseless lawsuits.


Arts

Book Banning Efforts Surged in 2021. These Titles Were the Most Targeted.

Most of the targeted books are about Black and L.G.B.T.Q. people, according to the American Library Association. The country's polarized politics has fueled the rise.


Art From Russia Can Go Home Again

Works currently on loan to museums in Europe have been exempted from sanctions.


From Dalí to Picasso, a Museum with a Masterpiece Collection Partially Reopens

Caracas's Museum of Modern Art, a symbol of a westernized Venezuela, was dismantled by the Socialist governments. Its modest recovery offers hope to the troubled nation.


Sports

Six State Attorneys General Threaten National Football League With Probe Over Treatment of Female Employees

The attorneys general of six states threatened to investigate the National Football League's (NFL) treatment of female employees in a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying they have "grave concerns about the recent allegations" against the league.


Two Coaches Join Brian Flores' Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against NFL

Recent Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks and former Washington defensive coach Ray Horton added their names to the federal class-action litigation.


Former University of Southern California Water Polo Coach Convicted in College Admissions Scandal Trial

A former University of Southern California water polo coach has been sentenced to four months in prison for his role in the massive college admissions scandal.


Technology/Media

U.S. Says It Secretly Removed Malware Worldwide, Pre-empting Russian Cyberattacks

The operation is the latest effort by the Biden administration to thwart actions by Russia by making them public before Moscow can strike.


Twitter Takes a Harder Line on POW Photos and Shadow Bans Russian Government Accounts

It will 'ask government or state-affiliated media accounts' to take down pictures featuring prisoners of war.


Musk to Join Twitter Board, Promises Change

Musk will be involved in strategic decisions, including the direction of Twitter's Bluesky project and the addition of an edit button, according to a source familiar with the situation.


You're Still Being Tracked on the Internet, Just in a Different Way

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.


Pinterest Bans Climate Misinformation From Posts and Ads

The virtual pinboard service will remove content that denies climate change after also blocking ads about politics, weight loss, and anti-vaccine sentiment.


Turkey Transfers Khashoggi Murder Trial to Saudi Arabia in Move That Likely Ends Case

A Turkish court that the trial in absentia of 26 suspects accused of murdering Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi can be moved to Saudi Arabia, in a move that could effectively end the case.


Canada Introduces Legislation to Compel Facebook and Google To Pay For News

A bill introduced called the Online News Act hopes to force companies like Google's parent Alphabet and Facebook operator Meta to pay Canadian news organizations for their content.


General News

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to Supreme Court As Backers Hail A Landmark Moment

Overcoming a concerted effort by Republicans to sully her record and derail her nomination, Judge Jackson was confirmed with a 53-to-47 vote.


Supreme Court Revives Trump-Era Environmental Regulation

The regulation, which was welcomed by industry groups, limited the role of states in enforcing the Clean Water Act.


Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns

A major new scientific report offers a road map for how countries can limit global warming but warns that the margin for error is vanishingly small.


West Moves to Curb Russian Coal and Trade Over Ukraine War

U.S. lawmakers moved to revoke Russia's normal trade status and ban its oil and gas, and the United Nations suspended the country from the Human Rights Council.


Idaho Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Abortion Ban

The Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocked the state's new six-week abortion ban, which mimics a controversial Texas law.


Why Hundreds of New York City Prosecutors Are Leaving Their Jobs

New burdens, low pay, and pandemic malaise prompted the resignations of a fifth of the legal work force in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.


Horror Grows Over Slaughter in Ukraine

Rising Evidence Pushes Europe to Consider Harsh Energy Sanctions. The West may be writing off the growing slaughter of innocents as collateral damage, reasoning that to do more would risk a global conflict.

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