Italian composer Morricone cancels Rome concerts

MILAN (AP) — Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone has canceled concerts at Rome’s Santa Cecilia national academy because of collapsed vertebrae. A statement that appeared on Santa Cecilia’s website on Wednesday says that doctors ordered bed rest for the...
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Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, dies

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam STOCKHOLM (AP) — Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden’s best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died. He was 81. Thomas Millroth, from the Carl Fredrik Reutersward Art...
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Eddie Murphy welcomes baby girl as ninth child

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy is now a father of nine. Murphy’s publicist says the 55-year-old actor and his 36-year-old girlfriend Paige Butcher have welcomed their first child together, Izzy Oona Murphy. The baby girl was born Tuesday...
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Cyndi Lauper adds country record to her multifaceted career

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop singer, songwriter and Broadway musical composer Cyndi Lauper added a little country twang to her signature Queens accent. Her country and western covers album “Detour,” which is out on Friday, brings another...

Authorities: 2 Adults, 1 Child Killed In Ohio Apartment Fire

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say two adults and a child have died in an apartment fire in suburban Cincinnati. Firefighters were called to an apartment building in Springfield Township just before 3 a.m. Wednesday and found smoke coming from the building. Authorities say a woman...

Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer DENVER (AP) — Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him. As a whole, voters in the general election will be...

Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages

AP Photo/Julio Cortez NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn’t been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what’s in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement room of the...

Prince’s death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic

NEW YORK (AP) — On the front lines of America’s fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose. Those engaged in the fight say a...

Tensions surface between Turkish president, prime minister

AP Photo/Uncredited ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Long-denied tensions between Turkey’s president and prime minister are beginning to surface publicly, leading to speculation from political observers that the country’s powerful leader may be considering replacing the...

Aeropostale, one-time mall king, seeks bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) — Aeropostale, once the vibrant epicenter of the U.S. mall scene, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The New York company said Wednesday that it is closing 113 of its 739 U.S. stores and all 41 locations in Canada. Going-out-of-business sales at...