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FILE - In this July 6, 2014, file photo, Erykah Badu performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.Badu has come under scrutiny for an interview where she made comments on Bill Cosby and Adolf Hitler. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 25, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Erykah Badu claims her words were "misconstrued" in the wake of a controversial interview in which she said she sees a "good" side to everyone, including Adolf Hitler. In a series of tweets Thursday, the singer stressed she was trying to impart a "message of compassion" and...
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Prison guards protest by burning pallets outside the Fresnes prison, where Jawad Bendaoud is expected to be jailed, outside Paris, Wednesday Jan.24, 2018. The trial of Bendaoud accused of providing assistance to the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks could be disrupted by prison guards protesting their working conditions. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 25, 2018 - 2:24 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's justice minister proposed new plans to improve working conditions in prisons on Thursday, in an effort to end a nationwide blockade launched by guards complaining about poor security. After two failed rounds of negotiations, Nicole Belloubet proposed boosting security to...
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Lauren Bengtzen, of Gilbertsville, Ky., paints the Marshall County High School logo on a window at a Taco John's restaurant in Benton, Ky., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Bengtzen, who graduated from Marshall County High School last spring, said she came in early for her shift at the restaurant to paint the window after the fatal school shooting Tuesday. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 2:16 pm
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The 15-year-old accused in a school shooting that killed two students and left 18 others bleeding and broken remains cloaked in the secrecy of juvenile court, where his initial hearing on preliminary charges of murder and assault was scheduled on Thursday. Prosecutors said they...
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A boy stands in front of Calik mosque damaged on a rocket attack Wednesday night, in the town of Kilis, Turkey, near the border with Syria, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, after two rockets fired from inside Syria wounded at least 13 people when they hit a house and the mosque during evening prayers. This is the latest in a series of rocket attacks against the Turkish border town since Ankara launched a military offensive into Afrin. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 25, 2018 - 1:59 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The United States would prefer that Turkish troops "remove themselves" from a conflict in the Syrian border town of Afrin and focus on "long-term strategic goals" like ending Syria's war, President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser said Thursday. Speaking at the World...
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This combination photo shows music artists Rihanna, from left, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. A new survey of pop charts over the past six years finds that men overwhelmingly dominate the ranks of artists and songwriters and that 2017 represented a six-year low for female artists. University of Southern California researchers released a study that shows women comprised just 22.4 percent of artists and 12.3 percent of songwriters on the Billboard’s singles charts. (AP Photo)
January 25, 2018 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey of pop charts over the past six years finds that men overwhelmingly dominate the ranks of artists and songwriters and that 2017 represented a six-year low for female artists. University of Southern California researchers released a study on Thursday that shows women...
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January 25, 2018 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of staff for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says she doesn't think the bribery trial of one of his former top aides will affect the Democrat's political trajectory. Linda Lacewell commented briefly outside Manhattan federal court Thursday after she finished testifying at the...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2014, file photo, Erykah Badu performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.Badu has come under scrutiny for an interview where she made comments on Bill Cosby and Adolf Hitler. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 25, 2018 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — The Latest on Erykah Badu and her controversial comments on Bill Cosby and Adolf Hitler (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Erykah Badu has responded to criticism following an interview in which she said she sees a good side to everyone, including Adolf Hitler. In a series of tweets...
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This undated image provided by Philip Morris in January 2018 shows the company's iQOS product. The device heats tobacco sticks but stops short of burning them, an approach that Philip Morris says reduces exposure to tar and other toxic byproducts of burning cigarettes. This is different from e-cigarettes, which don’t use tobacco at all but instead vaporize liquid usually containing nicotine. (Philip Morris via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. government experts have rejected a proposal from Philip Morris International to sell its "heat-not-burn" tobacco device as a lower-risk alternative to cigarettes that reduces disease. But the panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration endorsed a lesser...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already proving "very successful." He told reporters on his way between meetings that "we...
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A flag hung down from Truck 53 and Tower 51 to form the archway as Brighton, Colo., police officers stood at attention and saluted as the hearse carrying Adams County Sheriff's Office Deputy Heath Gumm arrives at the Adams county coroner on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Brighton. Gumm was killed Wednesday night responding to a call in a residential area north of downtown Denver, the sheriff's office said. (John Leyba/The Denver Post via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
DENVER (AP) — Authorities in Colorado have arrested one man and are searching for two other suspects in connection with the killing of a sheriff's deputy, leading some schools in the area to shut down. Adams County sheriff's Deputy Heath Gumm, 32, was killed Wednesday night, Gov. John Hickenlooper...
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