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Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons

Published On: May 25, 2019 01:55 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Adam Levine is leaving NBC’s “The Voice” after 16 seasons.

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

Published On: May 25, 2019 01:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LANGEOOG, May 25: Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald’s restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above.

India’s ruling party takes 303 of 542 seats in election win

Published On: May 25, 2019 11:33 AM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, May 25: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday following his thunderous victory in national elections.

Theresa May: A prime minister defined and defeated by Brexit

Published On: May 24, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, May 24: Theresa May became prime minister in 2016 with one overriding goal: to lead Britain out of the European Union.

Michael Jackson’s estate and former manager settle lawsuit

Published On: May 24, 2019 04:09 PM NPT By: Associated Press

A years-long lawsuit between Michael Jackson’s estate and one of the superstar’s former managers has been settled, ending one of the final legal fights over the King of Pop’s assets. The confidential settlement announced Thursday with Tohme R Tohme, Jackson’s manager in the last year of his life, was reached after a trial had been underway for five days. It comes a month short of the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s death.

Jenner, Banderas, turn out for glitzy amfAR gala near Cannes

Published On: May 24, 2019 03:20 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas and other stars attending the nearby Cannes Film Festival turned out Thursday for the 26th amfAR Gala to raise money for AIDS research. Mariah Carey gave a special performance for the dinner guests along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during Thursday’s event at the famed Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Charli XCX provided the live entertainment at the after-party.

Daniel Craig to undergo minor ankle surgery for Bond injury

Published On: May 23, 2019 03:06 PM NPT By: Associated Press

James Bond is out of commission for a few weeks. Star Daniel Craig is undergoing minor ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming the 25th installment in the franchise in Jamaica.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

Published On: May 23, 2019 02:08 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, who recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery, a spokeswoman for Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

Published On: May 23, 2019 01:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JAKARTA, May 23: The defeated candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election is expected to challenge the result in court Thursday as calm returned to the capital following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.

Making history: Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store

Published On: May 23, 2019 12:47 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris. The collection, named after the singer-turned-designer’s last name, comprises ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, and eyewear and is available for sale Paris’ Le Marais area from Friday and will debut online May 29.

2 elderly African lions die at San Francisco, San Diego zoos

Published On: May 23, 2019 12:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SAN DIEGO, May 23: Two beloved, elderly lions have died at zoos in California.

Texas 8th-grader wins National Geographic contest

Published On: May 23, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, May 23: Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, Texas, with an already impressive array of awards, took home top honors Wednesday in the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee, an elite test of geographic knowledge.

Iranian lawmaker says his country doesn’t want war with US

Published On: May 22, 2019 09:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

TEHRAN, May 22: Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region.

Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

Published On: May 22, 2019 07:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, May 22: An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday.

Another day of tornadoes in Midwest, but St. Louis spared

Published On: May 22, 2019 05:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS, May 22: A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path.

North Korea: US should consider consequences of ship seizure

Published On: May 22, 2019 12:42 PM NPT By: Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS, May 22:  North Korea’s U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the Trump administration should consider the possible consequences that the recent U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship could have on relations between the two countries and immediately return the vessel.

With Brad and Leo, Tarantino debuts a fairy tale in Cannes

Published On: May 22, 2019 12:16 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Twenty-five years after premiering 'Pulp Fiction' in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino returned to the French film festival with neither great vengeance nor furious anger but a gentler fairy tale about 1960s Los Angeles.

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss

Published On: May 22, 2019 12:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

JAKARTA, May 22: Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, burning vehicles and throwing rocks at police using tear gas and rubber bullets.

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

Published On: May 22, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

CHICAGO, May 22: Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal.

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

Published On: May 21, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MONTOURSVILLE, May 21: President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate.