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  • Statue honoring Chris Cornell to be erected in Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell’s wife on Friday announced a statue will be erected Aug. 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday. Vicky Cornell commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to […]
  • Home demolitions may create new problem: lead-tainted dust

    DETROIT (AP) — The nation’s largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city’s many hollowed-out neighborhoods. Health officials are concerned that crushing walls covered with lead paint generates dust that can settle on […]
  • 10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world’s highest rate of the practice. The girl died in a hospital on Monday, two days after her mother took her to a traditional circumciser in […]
  • Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients’ records targeted PM Lee

    SINGAPORE (AP) — A cyberattack on Singapore’s public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday. “The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicines,” the Ministry of Communications and Information and […]
  • Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS

    BERLIN (AP) — An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS after calls for the organization’s head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations. The Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS said Friday that its oversight body — representing governments, donors and interest groups — is setting […]
  • Pope removes Honduran bishop accused of sexual misdeeds

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, the latest in a series of high-ranking clergy implicated in sexual improprieties with adults under their authority. Francis had ordered an investigation into the allegations against Tegulcigalpa Auxiliary Bishop Juan José Pineda Fasquelle last […]
  • Widower wins court battle for estate of ‘Thorn Birds’ author

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge ruled on Friday that best-selling author Colleen McCullough’s widower was the sole beneficiary of her estate following a bitter court wrangle. The author of the novel “The Thorn Birds,” which sold 33 million copies worldwide, died on Norfolk Island in 2015 aged 77. Her husband of 32 years, Ric […]
  • The Latest: Sheriff: 4 missing from boat are presumed dead

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Authorities say the four people still missing after a duck boat capsized in southern Missouri are presumed dead, in addition to the 13 people whose bodies have been recovered. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader described the […]
  • A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, ‘We want beards’

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards. The Navy said last week that servicewomen could sport ponytails, lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, and wider hair buns, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. Servicemen immediately chimed in on social media, asking […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Friday, July 20, the 201st day of 2018. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 20, 1944, an attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb failed as the explosion only wounded the Nazi leader. President Franklin […]