Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock ‘n’ roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the …

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Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing …

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Spain arrests suspect wanted in at least 5 killings

MADRID — Spanish authorities on Friday arrested a homicide suspect wanted for months by Italy after three people were killed a day earlier in Spain, including two Civil Guards. Norbert Feher, a 36 year-old from Serbia, was arrested near Cantavieja, …

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Op-ed: How to be a mentor in light of #MeToo

Our nation has seen a sudden shift recently as a rash of accusations of sexual misconduct have affected industries from Hollywood to politics and even the news media. While the revelations are often shocking and the details lurid, all Americans …

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Farenthold retiring from House amid harassment accusations

WASHINGTON — Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold announced Thursday that he won’t seek re-election next year, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the …

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Colossal California fire now 4th largest in state history

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The colossal wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles became the fourth largest in California history and authorities said it would likely keep growing and threatening communities as hot, gusty winds fanned the flames. State officials said …

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