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  • Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli warplanes unleashed a new series of heavy airstrikes at several locations in Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage on.
  • Romania's monument 'ambulance' races to save country's past

    MICASASA, Romania (AP) — On a scorching summer day in the remote Transylvanian village of Micasasa, 39-year-old Romanian architect Eugen Vaida is busy coordinating a team of volunteers helping to breathe new life into a centuries-old castle on the brink of ruin.
  • TV's growth is a boon for 'diverse voices' among novelists

    LOS ANGELES - Growing up an avid reader, Kwana Jackson knew where to look for romance novels with Black characters: Segregated in the “African American interest” section where only determined shoppers would find them.
  • Court approves takeover of Great Canadian Gaming by Apollo affiliate

    TORONTO - Great Canadian Gaming Corp.'s deal to be acquired by a fund affiliated with Apollo Global Management Inc. has been granted court approval.
  • Jackie O's island getaway sold to land preservation groups

    AQUINNAH, Mass. - The Martha’s Vineyard estate of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is being sold to a pair of nonprofits that plan on turning the property into conservation land open to the public, officials said Thursday.
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo book on COVID-19 response out in October

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic, is writing a book that looks back on his experiences so far, and includes leadership advice and a close look at his relationship with the administration of President Donald Trump.
  • Chateau Marmont to be converted to members-only hotel

    LOS ANGELES - The Chateau Marmont, a Hollywood hotspot and hangout for nearly a century, will be converted into a members-only hotel over the next year, according to a newspaper report Tuesday.
  • From window walks to balcony serenades, Canadians spread cheer during COVID-19 crisis

    TORONTO - From children's window art to balcony serenades and porch portraits — Canadians are coming together while maintaining their distance to try to lift community spirits during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK

    CHICAGO - Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye.
  • Label: Rapper Pop Smoke slain in Hollywood Hills shooting

    LOS ANGELES - Pop Smoke, a rising Brooklyn rapper who had a breakout year of hit songs and albums that made some of the biggest names in hip-hop his fans and collaborators, was fatally shot during a break-in Wednesday at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said.

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