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Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

Weekend memorial events set for singer-musician Dr. John

NEW ORLEANS — Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John.

The Latest: San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on San Francisco's effort to ban sales of electronic cigarettes in the city (all times local): 3:10 p.m.
Shark attack survivor gets message from Robert Downey Jr.

Shark attack survivor gets message from Robert Downey Jr.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager who lost a leg in a shark attack this month got a personal message Tuesday from the actor who plays "Iron Man" in Marvel's superhero movies. Robert Downey Jr.

Final 2 competitive games help NBA Finals in ratings

NEW YORK — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.
Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

CAIRO — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defence tea
France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

PARIS — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning.
Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
IAAF claims Olympic champion Semenya is 'biologically male'

IAAF claims Olympic champion Semenya is 'biologically male'

The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released
Netflix announces 2 more seasons of 'Queer Eye'

Netflix announces 2 more seasons of 'Queer Eye'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Netflix's show "Queer Eye" says it's bringing fabulousness to the masses for two more seasons. The streaming service announced Tuesday that season four will debut July 19.
Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell

Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell

NEW YORK — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims' fund for first responders to the 9-11 attacks.