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Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman's coast, kills 12-year-old girl

Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman's coast, kills 12-year-old girl

SALALAH, Oman — Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.
Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

SALT LAKE CITY — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured.

Yacht hosting high school prom crashes into other yacht

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Police in New Jersey say a yacht hosting a high school senior prom rear-ended another yacht on the Hudson River, but no injuries were reported.

Palm Springs to get statues of 10 giant naked babies

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Palm Springs, the iconic Southern California desert resort that was once Frank Sinatra's playground, will soon have a sandbox for 10 giant naked babies.

Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

VIENNA — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S.

Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Clark dies at 67

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — Roger Clark, a drummer who contributed to the legendary Muscle Shoals sound, has died. The Times Daily reports that guitarist Travis Wammack says Clark died of a heart attack Thursday at home, at the age of 67.
Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

SPOKANE, Wash. — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud.
Rose McGowan on Weinstein: 'One win is a win for all of us'

Rose McGowan on Weinstein: 'One win is a win for all of us'

NEW YORK — She was one of the earliest Harvey Weinstein accusers, and she thought the mogul might never face justice in a court of law.
Coat of Arms is revealed for the new Duchess of Sussex

Coat of Arms is revealed for the new Duchess of Sussex

LONDON — Britain's Kensington Palace has given details of the newly created Coat of Arms for the former Meghan Markle — an honour which is accorded by tradition to the nobility.
Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced