Jan 22, 2019

Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

Chris Brown attends a progress hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court in 2015. Photo: Lucy Nicholson, Pool/Getty Images

Singer Chris Brown is being held in Paris after an unnamed woman filed a rape complaint, according to French officials, per the AP.

Details: Brown was detained on Monday and faces potential aggravated rape and drug charges. French investigators must decide whether to file charges or release him in the next two days. In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

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Coronavirus kills 2 Diamond Princess passengers and South Korea sees first death

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. U.S. numbers include Americans extracted from Princess Cruise ship.

Two elderly Diamond Princess passengers have been killed by the novel coronavirus — the first deaths confirmed among the more than 600 infected aboard the cruise ship. South Korea also announced its first death Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed more than 2,200 people and infected over 75,465 others, mostly in mainland China, where the National Health Commission announced 118 new deaths since Thursday.

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SoftBank to cut its stake to get T-Mobile's Sprint deal done

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

T-Mobile and Sprint announced a revised merger agreement that will see SoftBank getting a smaller share of the combined company, while most shareholders will receive the previously agreed upon exchange rate. The companies said they hope to get the deal as early as April 1.

Why it matters: The amended deal reflects the decline in Sprint's business, while leaving most shareholders' stake intact and removing another hurdle to the deal's closure.