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Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists.
US home construction falls 5.1% in August after gains

US home construction falls 5.1% in August after gains

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction fell 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains as home builders mounted a rebound following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April.
Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms

Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms

TOKYO — Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga started his first full day in office Thursday with a resolve to push forward popular reforms.
Germany apologizes for past military anti-gay discrimination

Germany apologizes for past military anti-gay discrimination

BERLIN — Germany's defence minister is apologizing for decades of discrimination against gay servicepeople in the military until a change of policy in 2000.
US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommu
Ex-wife: Man accused of shooting officer is mentally ill

Ex-wife: Man accused of shooting officer is mentally ill

PHOENIX — A man accused of opening fire on a federal security officer outside the U.S.
Bones to pick, for $8M: Stan the T rex goes up for auction

Bones to pick, for $8M: Stan the T rex goes up for auction

NEW YORK — He weighed at least 7 tons and had eyes the size of baseballs. His bite could have crushed a car. He bore scars from fierce prehistoric battles. All this could be yours for as much as $8 million.

Attorney Alan Dershowitz sues CNN over impeachment quote

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
Columbia University band shuts down, cites troubled history

Columbia University band shuts down, cites troubled history

NEW YORK — The Columbia University Marching Band, which had run-ins with school administration over the years over situations like mocking its own team, has decided to voluntarily shut itself down over what it called a history “grounded in prejudiced
Primate monkeys around with student's phone, takes selfies

Primate monkeys around with student's phone, takes selfies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Malaysian student whose cellphone was stolen while he was sleeping has tracked down the culprit: a monkey who took photo and video selfies with the device before abandoning it.
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