For $14 million, a lawsuit challenging Warner Music Group’s copyright on “Happy Birthday to You.” If approved, the deal would put the song in the public domain.
A new high for Americans renouncing their citizenship, with 4,279 doing so in 2015. The renunciations, which broke records for a third straight year, are likely a response to paperwork required to comply with U.S. tax laws.
About $11 billion in aid for victims of the war in Syria, by the world’s wealthiest nations at a London summit–the most money pledged “on a single day for a single crisis,” according to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Edgar Mitchell, 85, Apollo 14 astronaut and the sixth man to walk on the moon. He died on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing.
• Margaret Forster, 77, author of Georgy Girl, the novel made into the Golden Globe–winning 1966 film starring Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling and Alan Bates.
• John Tishman, 90, real estate developer whose company oversaw the construction of iconic American skyscrapers such as the World Trade Center towers in New York City and the John Hancock Center in Chicago.
This appears in the February 22, 2016 issue of TIME.