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  • Celebrities rush to social media to pay respects to Aretha Franklin, dead at 76

    Celebrities and others quickly went to social media Thursday after news spread of the death legendary singer Aretha Franklin.
  • ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died at 76

    Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.
  • Jury deliberations in Manafort trial set to begin Thursday

    Jurors in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are set to begin their deliberations.
  • Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson visit ailing Aretha Franklin

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday. Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin’s ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited the Queen of Soul, who is seriously ill. A person close to Franklin, who […]
  • Cars plunge as highway bridge collapses in Italy; 2 dozen killed

    Authorities said at least 22 people were killed in the Italian city of Genoa when a highway bridge collapsed Tuesday during a violent storm.
  • Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

    PHOENIX (AP) — The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona in November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer. In this Republican-dominant state, many Democratic and independent voters have increased their political activity since the election of President Donald Trump. They have shown up at mass demonstrations […]
  • Pentagon chief Mattis defends his reversal on Space Force

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon’s approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on […]
  • ‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5M, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller “The Meg” opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. “The Meg” had been forecast by some analysts for closer to half that total. An American-Chinese co-production between Warner […]
  • Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate fire from allies of the president and national security experts. […]
  • Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer’s protest said the country continues to face unhealed racial wounds. […]