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LOS ANGELES | Family: Rapper Mac Miller has died at age 26

LOS ANGELES— Mac Miller, the platinum hip-hop star whose rhymes vacillated from party raps to lyrics about depression and drug use, and earned kudos from the likes of Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper, has died at the age of 26. His family said in a statement that Miller died Friday but gave no further details. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Family: Rapper Mac Miller has died at age 26

NEW YORK | Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive and distasteful

NEW YORK— The late Aretha Franklin’s family says it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The singer’s nephew Vaughn Franklin said Monday that the family was taken by surprise at the Reverend Jasper Williams Jr.’s words. There was heavy social media criticism … Continue reading NEW YORK | Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive and distasteful

Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Alabama Department of Public Health promote healthy bedtime routines through ‘Brush, Book, Bed’

MONTGOMERY, AL – Good oral hygiene, reading and regular bedtimes are three simple life skills that pediatricians in 12 Alabama practices are reinforcing through Brush, Book, Bed (BBB), a new statewide program of the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AL-AAP) and its early literacy arm, Reach Out and Read-Alabama (ROR-AL). Made possible … Continue reading Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Alabama Department of Public Health promote healthy bedtime routines through ‘Brush, Book, Bed’

PHUKET, Thailand  | Family in China say relatives sent Thai boat’s last moments

PHUKET, Thailand  — The boat lists hard to the right, sending a man tumbling across an aisle toward windows that look almost straight down on fast-moving white-capped waves. Another man catches him and appears to laugh nervously. A woman cries out. Someone else adjusts the child they are holding tightly in their lap. The 10 … Continue reading PHUKET, Thailand  | Family in China say relatives sent Thai boat’s last moments

PHOENIX | Kids as young as 1 in US court, awaiting reunion with family

PHOENIX — The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for “agua.” Then it was the child’s turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration judge, who could hardly contain his unease … Continue reading PHOENIX | Kids as young as 1 in US court, awaiting reunion with family