“Jessi’s most notable dream was to become the fastest woman on Earth, a dream she had been chasing since 2012,” the statement said. “Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the bravery to turn those possibilities into reality, and she left this earth driving faster than any other woman in history.”
“Toni Morrison was a national treasure. Her writing was not just beautiful but meaningful — a challenge to our conscience and a call to greater empathy. She was as good a storyteller, as captivating, in person as she was on the page. And so even as Michelle and I mourn her loss and send our warmest sympathies to her family and friends, we know that her stories — that our stories — will always be with us, and with those who come after, and on and on, for all time.” — Barack Obama.
US rapper Cardi B canceled a concert in Indianapolis Tuesday evening due to concerns over a “security threat,” she said on social media. Indianapolis police confirmed the cancellation, citing an “unverified threat to the artist.” “There is no immediate threat to public safety, this (is) not an active incident. Ongoing investigation,” the department said on its official Twitter account. The 26-year-old rapper posted a video on Twitter and Instagram of what appeared to be rehearsals at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse earlier in the day. “Dear Indiana people I’m so sorry for today,” US rapper Cardi B posted on Twitter. “Unfortunately
Austrian motor racing great Niki Lauda, whose comeback from a near-fatal crash made him a global symbol of resilience and determination, died at the age of 70. Lauda was so badly injured in that accident at the 1976 German Grand Prix that a priest gave him the last rites as he lay in a coma.
“I was looking out over the city, London, a beautiful city, and the thing I love about it is it is truly representative of true international diversity, in ways that you don’t see in cities, most cities particularly, even in the United States, and that is a gift,” Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama said, drawing cheers.