On Friday a New York judge denied pop star Kesha’s legal plea to get out of her exclusive contract with producer Dr. Luke, who she claims sexually and physically abused her for years.
Kesha broke down in tears while in the courthouse. Following the ruling, a wave of celebrities came out online in support of the pop star.
- Tim Cook and eight other executives at Apple gave a combined $45,900 to a PAC to reelect House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans to Congress.
- France's highest court has reversed the burkini ban imposed on a town near Nice, a human rights group lawyer said.
- Italy declared a state of emergency in the regions hardest hit by Wednesday's earthquake. At least 267 people have died and 400 others were injured.