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Gospel star Bishop Rance Allen dead at 71

Gospel star Bishop Rance Allen dead at 71

NEW YORK — Gospel star Rance Allen, whose Rance Allen Group drew upon contemporary sounds for such 1970s hits as “Ain't No Need of Crying” and “I Belong To You" and anticipated such crossover gospel artists as the Winans and Amy Grant, has died at ag
'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42

'American Idol' contestant Nikki McKibbin dies at 42

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nikki McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of American Idol, has died. She was 42.
Networks line up election law experts for vote coverage

Networks line up election law experts for vote coverage

NEW YORK — Television networks are adding experts in election law to their election night coverage teams so they're prepared to explain legal challenges or irregularities that may come up during the vote.
Sunset falls on a historic season for the drive-in

Sunset falls on a historic season for the drive-in

NEW YORK — Julia Wiggin was still shivering after running out to hang up the weekend’s marquee — “Ghostbusters,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” — at her Northfield Drive-in near Hinsdale, New Hampshire. “It’s cold,” Wiggin said on a bitter, wet morning.
2020 Watch: Will loser of the election accept the result?

2020 Watch: Will loser of the election accept the result?

WASHINGTON — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into the final week of the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 1 ___ THE NARRATIVE It's almost over.
Ex-South Korean President Lee back to prison after ruling

Ex-South Korean President Lee back to prison after ruling

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was sent back to prison on Monday, four days after the country’s top court upheld his 17-year prison term for corruption crimes.
Nuclear waste shipment arrives in Germany, protests likely

Nuclear waste shipment arrives in Germany, protests likely

BERLIN — A shipment of reprocessed nuclear waste arrived Monday at a port in northern Germany, and authorities were braced for likely protests as it is transported across the country to a storage site.
Thousands continue protests against Indonesia’s new jobs law

Thousands continue protests against Indonesia’s new jobs law

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of workers in Indonesia on Monday continued their protests against the country’s new jobs law that critics say will erode labour rights and weaken environmental protections.
Germany launches 4-week partial shutdown to curb virus

Germany launches 4-week partial shutdown to curb virus

BERLIN — A four-week partial shutdown has started in Germany, with restaurants, bars, theatres , cinemas and other leisure facilities closing down until the end of the month in a drive to flatten a rapid rise in coronavirus infections.
Indonesian Muslims protest France's defence of cartoon

Indonesian Muslims protest France's defence of cartoon

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian Muslims marched to the heavily guarded French Embassy in Indonesia’s capital on Monday to protest France’s president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as prote