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Cuban official says revered ballerina Alicia Alonso has died

An official of the National Ballet of Cuba says the revered ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso has died at age 98. Miguel Cabrera says Alonso died Thursday at a hospital in Havana

Cummings provided strength, calm, for urban…

He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America - but Elijah Cummings mainly provided a strong voice and calm presence for his hometown of Baltimore, where he was revered as an advocate and champion

The mysterious brainless 'blob' that can learn…

A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo.

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, including 'Spirited Away' and 'Princess Mononoke,' is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service

Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Union leaders have reached a long-sought Brexit deal

Solid earnings, Britain-Europe deal push US…

A round of solid corporate earnings and a breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union put investors in a buying mood.

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Why Thousands Of Cuban Asylum Seekers Are Stuck…

For the first time in 50 years, Cubans no longer receive special treatment at the border. That means the U.S. is keeping thousands of them in Mexico.

New Name in Wearable Tech: the Vatican

Describing your smart device as "aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell" maybe isn't the hippest way to appeal to the younger generation. But that's exactly what the Vatican intends with its Click to Pray eRosary announced Wednesday. The bracelet features a "smart...

The Latest: Senate Syria measure blocked from…

The Senate's top Democrat is pushing for quick approval of a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria, but a Republican is blocking the move

Opioid industry presses for settlement as jury is…

Lawyers in the first federal opioid trial resumed selecting a jury Thursday even as a push continued to settle the case before arguments begin

‘Turkey is not afraid of US sanctions threat’

Security is a greater priority than the threat of US sanctions, says Turkey's foreign minister.

2 accused in probe of Giuliani associates are due…

Two businessmen are being arraigned on charges they conspired with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions

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New York City Council To Vote On Plan To Close…

The city council is scheduled to vote on a plan to close the eight jails on Rikers Island and build a system of smaller, borough-based jails instead.

Jennifer Aniston's Instagram Debut Set a New…

Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram on Tuesday—and her debut will be hard to top. So many people viewed her newly created profile that it caused the app to crash, CNN reports. The Guinness Book of World Records says she set a new record by getting 1 million followers in just...

Pence meets with Erdogan, seeking Syria border…

A senior U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence pursues an uphill mission to persuade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call for a cease-fire in northern Syria

CBS signs Stephen Colbert to 3-year extension

CBS says it has signed Stephen Colbert to a contract extension that will keep him as 'Late Show' host until at least 2023

On point: 'I know how powerful representation is'

Rising star of English ballet Precious Adams on unwittingly opening up a debate around colourism.

Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT…

Country artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show

Slowing economy, trade wars, drag on US rail…

Union Pacific squeezed by trade wars and slowing global economy

Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast

Forecasters say a disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will hit the northern Gulf Coast as a tropical storm with wind and rain

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Catalan Leader Calls For Region's Independence As…

President of Catalonia Quim Torra wants the region to split from Spain by the end of 2021.

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power…

The United Auto Workers' chief bargainer says a tentative deal with General Motors represents "major gains" for 49,000 union workers who have been walking the picket lines since Sept. 16