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Spain's former king wins latest stage in harassment lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2022 15:41 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, on Tuesday won the latest stage of a London court battle with an ex-lover who accused him of harassment after they split up. Danish socialite and businessperson Corinna Larsen, 57, was the unofficial partner of Juan Carlos for...

US consumer confidence falls in November for 2nd month

Nov. 29, 2022 10:59 AM EST

U.S. consumer confidence fell for the second straight month in November amid ongoing high inflation, rising interest rates, and layoffs in the tech sector. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 100.2 this month, down from 102.2 in October....

Today in History: November 29, Warren Commission appointed

Nov. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2022. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between...

Today in History: November 23, the UN seats China

Nov. 23, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2022. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council. On...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 20-26

Nov. 21, 2022 22:13 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 20-26: Nov. 20: Actor Estelle Parsons (“The Connors,” “Roseanne”) is 95. Comedian Dick Smothers is 84. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 80. Actor Veronica Hamel is 79. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 76. Musician Joe Walsh is 75. Actor...

Today in History: November 18, deaths at Jonestown

Nov. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2022. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan of California and four others were killed on an airstrip in Jonestown,...

Partial list of nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards

Nov. 15, 2022 13:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of nominees in the top categories at the 65th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “Voyage,” ABBA; “30,” Adele; “Un Verano Sin Ti,” Bad Bunny; “Renaissance,” Beyoncé; “Good...

Ecuador leave out Castillo in last-named World Cup squad

Nov. 14, 2022 19:07 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's was the last squad to be known among the 32 in the World Cup, and its coach Gustavo Alfaro did not include a player who put the team's presence in the tournament in doubt. Alfaro announced his squad on Monday evening, close to the deadline, and did...