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Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute
Business / Politics / U.S. News

Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members are calling on the public to boycott Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s businesses nationwide because he isn’t negotiating a contract with the more than 500 eligible workers at his high-rise Las Vegas hotel. UNITE HERE announced the effort this week. The group is the parent organization of the Culinary … Continue reading

Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries
Asia

Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region. The advisory issued Thursday, Sept.29, targets travel to Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

UN warns of ‘merciless abyss’ in besieged eastern Aleppo
Middle East / National / Politics

UN warns of ‘merciless abyss’ in besieged eastern Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria’s largest city. The U.N.’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council that the conditions in eastern Aleppo, which is besieged and assaulted by all sides … Continue reading

Trump goes after Clinton _ Bill Clinton _ in rancorous race
Politics

Trump goes after Clinton _ Bill Clinton _ in rancorous race

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump abruptly resurrected Bill Clinton’s impeachment on Thursday, adding the former president’s infidelities to the already-rancorous 2016 campaign. Trump warned voters in battleground New Hampshire that a Hillary Clinton victory would bring her husband’s sex scandal back to the White House. It was Trump’s latest effort to bounce back from … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Celebrities / Music

Grammy winner Mario Winans pleads guilty in income tax case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Mario Winans has admitted he intentionally failed to file federal income tax returns for several years. Winans, a member of the Winans family, best known for its gospel music artists, faces two years in prison and a $200,000 fine after pleading guilty Thursday to charges … Continue reading

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Rick Ross, Bun B, Too $Short to headline A3C fest in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Rick Ross, Bun B and Bone Thugs N’ Harmony will headline the 12th annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta. Organizers announced Tuesday more than 1,000 rappers will perform on 75 different stages at the five-day festival, which kicks off Oct. 5. The festival will also include panel discussions, film screenings and … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Books / Celebrities

DJ Khaled book ‘The Keys’ coming in November

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ Khaled wants it all written down. The hip-hop producer and artist, radio personality and Snapchat favorite has a deal with Crown Archetype for “The Keys,” to be published Nov. 22. According to Wednesday’s announcement by Crown, the book will feature personal stories, his philosophy for success and the background for … Continue reading