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BMI honours Dwight Yoakam, top country songwriters

BMI honours Dwight Yoakam, top country songwriters

NASHVILLE — Country music singer, songwriter and actor Dwight Yoakam was honoured by performing rights organization BMI for his trailblazing and highly unique style of California country rock.
People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES — R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice.
'Sad day' or 'scam'? What to watch at impeachment hearing

'Sad day' or 'scam'? What to watch at impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON — A “solemn day” or a “show trial”? Americans and the world can decide for themselves as House Democrats let the public in to the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
At least 12 killed in Slovakia bus crash including children

At least 12 killed in Slovakia bus crash including children

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 17 more, officials said. Online news site tvnoviny.sk reported that the bus was carrying high school students.
Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expects the U.S. economy to continue growing at a solid pace, though it still faces risks from slower growth overseas and trade tensions.
US consumer prices up 0.4% in October; gasoline prices surge

US consumer prices up 0.4% in October; gasoline prices surge

WASHINGTON — Surging gasoline prices caused U.S. consumer prices to rise last month at the fastest pace since March. The Labor Department said Wednesday that its consumer price index rose 0.4% in October after a flat reading in September.
Separating fact from fiction at Trump's impeachment hearings

Separating fact from fiction at Trump's impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has been fulminating for weeks over the impeachment inquiry, which he sees as a persecution cooked up by Democrats and "Never Trumpers.
Australia's highest court will hear Cardinal Pell's appeal

Australia's highest court will hear Cardinal Pell's appeal

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned.
As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options

As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options

BEIJING — A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it intervene, or allow the chaos to persist? The Liaison Office, which represents mainland authorities in Ho
Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

CANBERRA, Australia — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia's drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes, some for the second time in a week.
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