With torn ligament, SZA powers through performance

NEW YORK (AP) -- RB singer SZA didn't let a torn ligament in her foot slow her down at a concert for her feverish fans in New York City. She walked into the venue Friday with a crutch helping her to the chair placed in the middle of the stage. She injured her foot while performing last week at the BUKU Music + Art Project festival in New Orleans. Backed by three musicians, she delivered her direct lyrics from songs that helped her become the most nominated woman at this year's Grammy Read more [...]

Rapid building technique gets scrutiny after bridge collapse

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As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. The pedestrian bridge on the edge of the Miami-area campus was a signature achievement of the school's Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, a research group set up with federal funding a few years ago to show how spans could be built faster and cheaper in the U.S. "FIU is about building bridges and student safety. Read more [...]

UK probing Facebook after Cambridge Analytica suspension

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LONDON (AP) -- Britain's information commissioner is investigating whether Facebook data was "illegally acquired and used," after the social network suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Facebook suspended the company over allegations it retained improperly obtained user data after claiming it had deleted the information. The British probe is part of a broader inquiry into how political parties, data companies and social Read more [...]

Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

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Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information. The social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convoluted. Years ago, Facebook said, Cambridge Analytica received user data from a Facebook app that purported to be a psychological research tool, though the firm wasn't authorized Read more [...]

Maine resident Jesus Christ sends letter to Oprah Winfrey

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WATERBORO, Maine (AP) -- A letter from Jesus Christ might be the affirmation Oprah Winfrey needs to run for the presidency. WGME-TV reports an 83-year-old Maine woman who changed her name to Jesus Christ says she began a letter writing campaign 50 years ago to spread a message of faith and peace. Christ says she sent the letter to Winfrey because she likes her but had no idea it would get so much attention. Gayle King, one of the hosts of "CBS This Morning," posted about the letter Read more [...]

Authorities: Man steals SUV at gunpoint during test drive

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a man who took an SUV on a test drive stole the vehicle at gunpoint. Philadelphia police say the theft occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday. A car dealership salesman who accompanied the man on the test drive said the man started driving erratically, so he told him to pull over. As the salesman tried to switch seats with the man, the driver allegedly pulled out a gun and then soon drove off, leaving the salesman stranded on the side of the road. No Read more [...]

Gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo takes stand against dirty hands

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A male gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo is taking a stand against dirty hands by opting to walk on two legs. Apparently, 18-year-old Louis is a clean freak. When Louis has his hands full of tomatoes or other snacks, he walks upright like a human to keep food and hands clean, rather than the typical gorilla stance of leaning forward on his knuckles. Michael Stern, curator of primates and small mammals, says workers had to install a fire hose over a mud puddle in Read more [...]

After Shkreli conviction, what will happen to Wu-Tang album?

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two unreleased, collectible rap albums may go up for auction following the criminal conviction of the albums' owner, pharmaceutical company investor Martin Shkreli. Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud on Friday. He owns an unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album and claims to own an unreleased Lil Wayne album. Both could be auctioned by the government since Shkreli has to forfeit more than $7.3 million in a brokerage account and personal assets. Read more [...]

Sean Bean on his many deaths and ‘Game of Thrones’ legacy

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sean Bean is as famous for his rugged looks and thick northern British accent as the many creative ways in which he dies onscreen. He's been stabbed, shot, chased off a cliff, tossed off a satellite dish, beheaded, exploded, killed by arrows, and drawn and quartered in everything from the Bond movie "Goldeneye" to "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings." For his new series, the Yorkshire-bred actor shockingly makes it to the end of the season. In "The Oath," Read more [...]

60 years later, Kim Novak reflects on ‘Vertigo’

NEW YORK (AP) -- Last fall, on her ranch in southern Oregon, Kim Novak found herself doing what she calls "my own Me Too painting." Novak, who turned 85 on Tuesday, had recently broken he left wrist - her painting hand - but was compelled enough to give it a try with her right. Seeing woman after woman come forward with their stories of harassment stoked Novak's own recollections. She titled the result - a swirling, vibrantly colored abstraction of a menacing face looming above a Read more [...]
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