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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

August 17, 2018 13:00 PM

NEW YORK, Aug 17: Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ″I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

August 17, 2018 12:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17: More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship.

Italy says death toll will mount in Genoa bridge collapse

August 16, 2018 19:18 PM

GENOA, Aug 16: The death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed 39 lives will certainly rise, a senior official said Thursday.

Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

August 16, 2018 14:15 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 16: President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar.

Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

August 16, 2018 13:40 PM

HELENA, Aug 16: Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.

Paul Walker’s brothers open to ‘Fast’ franchise return

August 16, 2018 13:03 PM

LOS ANGELES, Aug 16: Nearly five years after Paul Walker’s death, his brothers say they’re open to playing his character again in the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

70 years after Babe Ruth’s death, fans still flock to grave

August 16, 2018 10:53 AM

HAWTHORNE, N.Y., Aug 156: Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death.

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

August 15, 2018 17:03 PM

GENOA, Aug 15: Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people.

Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 children: Report

August 15, 2018 15:03 PM

HARRISBURG, Aug 15:  A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.

Afghan officials: Taliban attack kills 30 troops

August 15, 2018 14:46 PM

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug 15:  Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in the northern Baghlan province has killed 30 soldiers and police.

Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

August 15, 2018 10:26 AM

TURKEY, Aug 15: Turkey announced Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis.

Cars plunge as highway bridge collapses in Italy; 22 dead

August 14, 2018 19:12 PM

MILAN, Aug 14: A bridge on the main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters into a heap of rubble below.

Crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism

August 14, 2018 16:47 PM

LONDON, Aug 14: A car crashed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London Tuesday and police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism, heightening tensions in a city that has seen string-of vehicle-based terror attacks.

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

August 14, 2018 14:14 PM

AFGHANISTAN, Aug 14: The Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, even as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday, trying to flush them out of the city's outskirts, officials said.

Soprano Gasdia reboots troubled Verona Arena opera festival

August 13, 2018 12:00 PM

VERONA, Aug 13: The colossal Roman-era Verona Arena amphitheater remains an imposing presence in the northern Italian city’s main piazza, but its place in the opera world has waned in recent years.

Will Idris Elba be first black James Bond?

August 13, 2018 10:47 AM

LONDON, Aug 13: British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. James BondLONDON, Aug 13: British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond.

Will Idris Elba be first black James Bond?

August 13, 2018 10:47 AM

LONDON, Aug 13: British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond. James BondLONDON, Aug 13: British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond.

Music festival to honor Charles Neville

August 12, 2018 14:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Aug 12: Charles Neville, the legendary saxophone player for the Neville Brothers, is being honored by an annual music festival in Massachusetts.

Music festival to honor Charles Neville

August 12, 2018 14:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Aug 12: Charles Neville, the legendary saxophone player for the Neville Brothers, is being honored by an annual music festival in Massachusetts.

Justin Timberlake book coming in October

August 12, 2018 12:30 PM

NEW YORK, Aug 12: Justin Timberlake is looking back.