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Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

DETROIT — Family members are celebrating Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film.
'It will get worse': Perilous times for kids hit by cyclone

'It will get worse': Perilous times for kids hit by cyclone

BEIRA, Mozambique — Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone's aftermath and prayed to be saved.
Actor Michael Madsen accused of driving under the influence

Actor Michael Madsen accused of driving under the influence

MALIBU, Calif. — Police have arrested actor Michael Madsen after they say he was stopped while driving under the influence.
For Venezuela's 1 per cent, a lavish wedding amid crisis

For Venezuela's 1 per cent, a lavish wedding amid crisis

ACARIGUA, Venezuela — It was the sort of celebration that's become rare in troubled Venezuela: a lavish destination wedding of two young entrepreneurs at a dude ranch on the country's vast tropical plains, a region known for its rugged cowboys on hor
Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

COPENHAGEN — Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country's often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a major evacuation by helicopter.

Benatar, Etheridge added to Tanglewood summer lineup

LENOX, Mass. — Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge and Richard Thompson have been added to Tanglewood's 2019 Popular Artist summer series.

Mix-up: British Airways plane lands in Scotland, not Germany

LONDON — The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong country.
Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or co-ordinated " with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.
Some Americans cheer Mueller's report, others feel let down

Some Americans cheer Mueller's report, others feel let down

PHILADELPHIA — The first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide.

Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers dies at age 76.

LONDON — Influential singer, songwriter and producer Scott Walker, whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday.