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PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo parliament to vote to form new army, angering Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s parliament is convening to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. The 120-seat parliament on Friday will vote on three laws to turn an existing 4,000-member Kosovo Security Force into a regular lightly armed army. Ethnic … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo parliament to vote to form new army, angering Serbia

NEW YORK | Peppers, Miller, Davis among 32 NFL Man of Year finalists

NEW YORK— Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Unlike in the past, when three finalists were selected before a recipient was chosen, one player from every NFL team is a finalist. All will be recognized and participate … Continue reading NEW YORK | Peppers, Miller, Davis among 32 NFL Man of Year finalists

PARIS | Norway’s Hegerberg wins first Ballon d’Or for women

PARIS — Sixty-two years after Stanley Matthews won the first Ballon d’Or, the women’s game received its inaugural winner: Trailblazing Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg. But despite being recognized as the best female footballer in the world, the outspoken 23-year-old Hegerberg said she won’t play for Norway at the Women’s World Cup in France next June. … Continue reading PARIS | Norway’s Hegerberg wins first Ballon d’Or for women

LOS ANGELES | Nelson, Henley to honor Parton at Grammy MusiCares concert

LOS ANGELES  — Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Mavis Staples will perform in tribute to Dolly Parton when she’s honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy. The academy announced the latest additions to the lineup Thursday for the tribute concert and gala to be held in Los … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Nelson, Henley to honor Parton at Grammy MusiCares concert

WARSAW, Poland | Funeral for Polish nun who rescued Jews during Holocaust

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish nun who was believed to be the oldest nun in the world and was recognized as a rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust was laid to rest on Thursday after dying last week at the age of 110. Sister Cecylia Roszak was remembered as modest and merciful as nuns and … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Funeral for Polish nun who rescued Jews during Holocaust

ATLANTA | Kemp: I’m Georgia’s next governor. Democrats: Prove it

ATLANTA — Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor. “The governor-elect,” Deal called Brian Kemp on Thursday, accepting his fellow Republican’s resignation as secretary of state and promising the two would begin work immediately on transition business ahead of … Continue reading ATLANTA | Kemp: I’m Georgia’s next governor. Democrats: Prove it

ATLANTA | With no Abrams concession, Kemp presses forward in Georgia

ATLANTA — Outgoing Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood before a bank of cameras and welcomed into his office a man he recognized as his successor. “The governor-elect,” Deal called Brian Kemp on Thursday, accepting his fellow Republican’s resignation as secretary of state and promising the two would begin work immediately on transition business ahead of … Continue reading ATLANTA | With no Abrams concession, Kemp presses forward in Georgia

WASHINGTON | Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

WASHINGTON — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. After a 35-year acting career, she has two iconic television characters to her name — Elaine Benes of “Seinfeld” and foul-mouthed Vice-President Selina Myers. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy