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DETROIT | Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

DETROIT — People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn Wednesday. The prayers come one day after Stevie Wonder visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin’s ex-husband, … Continue reading DETROIT | Vigil held at Detroit church for Aretha Franklin

MADISON, Wis. | Steil, ‘Iron Stache’ to face off for Ryan seat in Novembe

MADISON, Wis. — Randy Bryce, a union ironworker known by the nickname “Iron Stache,” won Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the race to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin for a seat he’s held 20 years. Republicans, for their part, pinned their hopes on a former Ryan aide, picking Bryan Steil, an attorney who … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Steil, ‘Iron Stache’ to face off for Ryan seat in Novembe

BOGOTA, Colombia | Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

BOGOTA, Colombia — The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him. Julio Borges, who once led Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly, said Tuesday that the arrests of … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia | Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

NEW YORK | Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won’t be silenced

NEW YORK — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Manigault Newman, who is promoting her new book … Continue reading NEW YORK | Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won’t be silenced

LOS ANGELES | Judge sets deadline for Army specialist’s citizenship ruling

LOS ANGELES— Immigration officials have three weeks to decide whether to approve the citizenship application of a South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who is suing after the military discharged her, a judge ruled Tuesday. Yea Ji Sea filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security last month after the military moved to discharge her. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge sets deadline for Army specialist’s citizenship ruling

BEIJING | Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

BEIJING — China blamed “anti-China forces” on Tuesday for the growing criticism of Beijing’s policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said anti-China forces had made “false accusations against China for political purposes” after a U.N. human rights committee … Continue reading BEIJING | Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

DETROIT | Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

DETROIT — Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports the moment came early in the show Monday night at Ford Field with Beyoncé saying, “We love you” and thanking the ailing 76-year-old for … Continue reading DETROIT | Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

GREENSBORO, N.C. | Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

GREENSBORO, N.C.  — The Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview Monday. “He (President Trump) has had less of an impact so far than I feared that he would. Someone said … Continue reading GREENSBORO, N.C. | Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared