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Italian singer Raffaella Carrà honored with square in Madrid

Jul. 06, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Italian singer Raffaella Carrà, a 20th-century pop icon both at home and in many Spanish-speaking countries, has had a square in Spain's capital named in her honor one year after her death. Madrid’s town hall held a ceremony Wednesday to inaugurate the square with...

Marcos plays balancing act in meeting with China's FM

Jul. 06, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — New Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met with China’s top diplomat Wednesday to take up long-simmering disputes in the South China Sea, as he waded into foreign policy dilemmas that include the U.S.-China rivalry in the region. Chinese Foreign...

Seoul spy agency files charges against ex-chiefs over NKorea

Jul. 06, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency filed charges on Wednesday against two of its former directors over their handling of separate border incidents with North Korea in recent years which prompted criticism that Seoul's previous liberal government improperly appeased the North to...

Star Trek’s ‘Strange New Worlds’: In defense of episodic TV

Jul. 06, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

Two generations after its 1966 debut, the universe of “Star Trek” has become a vast and sprawling mural in these heady days of streaming TV. There’s the dark and bingeworthy “Star Trek: Picard,” a deep character study of an aging and beloved captain confronting his demons...

White House: Biden has read Griner letter pleading for help

Jul. 05, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

Brittney Griner's appeal to President Joe Biden in a handwritten letter continued to garner reaction Tuesday after the WNBA All-Star acknowledged she feared never returning home and asked Biden not “ forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner's letter was delivered...

Former NFL receiver Demaryius Thomas' family says he had CTE

Jul. 05, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is the latest in a growing list of football players diagnosed with CTE. His family said Tuesday that researchers found that Thomas, who died in December at age 33, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The...

Biden awards Medal of Honor to 4 for Vietnam War heroism

Jul. 05, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday bestowed the nation's highest military honor to four Army soldiers for heroism during the Vietnam War, bravery that he said had not diminished even with the passage of time. Biden presented the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Edward N....

Chanel gets gently geometric in far-flung Paris couture

Jul. 05, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Birds tweeted -- not fashionistas -- the day Chanel brought its couture guests to the calm of the Bois de Boulogne forest. On Tuesday morning, bleary-eyed VIPs walked across tons of white sand through the Etrier de Paris equestrian center on the leafy outskirts of...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jul. 05, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3. Scars and Stripes by Tim Kennedy and Nick Palmisciano, narrated by Tim Kennedy...

A celebrity volcanologist couple spotlighted in new doc

Jul. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

There is a curious love triangle that sits at the center of the new documentary “ Fire of Love." It's between a man, a woman and a volcano. Well, all volcanoes really. The names might not be especially well-known today, but in the 1970s and '80s, French scientists Katia Krafft and...