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The new WGA contract will change how Hollywood works

(Disclosure: The Verge’s editorial staff is also unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East.) The WGA dropped a summary of the contract tonight and it’s historic. The flashiest wins for the WGA are around pay increases and artificial intelligence. The pay increases are significant across the board, with notable increases for …

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At least 114 dead, 150 injured in fire at a wedding hall in Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq — A raging fire possibly caused by fireworks set off to celebrate a Christian wedding consumed a hall packed with guests in northern Iraq, killing at least 100 people and injuring 150 others as authorities warned Wednesday the death toll could still rise. The fire happened Tuesday night …

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