Catalan parliament to respond to Spain’s planned takeover
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Catalan parliament to respond to Spain’s planned takeover

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia’s regional parliament will hold a debate this week on Spain’s plan to take direct control of the northeastern region — a session many fear could become a cover for a vote on declaring independence. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has asked parliament to debate and vote on how to respond to … Continue reading

UK’s Johnson urges North Korea to ‘change course’ on nukes
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UK’s Johnson urges North Korea to ‘change course’ on nukes

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday that nobody wants armed conflict over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, but that U.S. President Donald Trump is right to keep the option of military action open. In a speech on global security in London, Johnson urged the government of Kim Jong Un to “change course” … Continue reading

Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating
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Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Education Department has revoked the permits of an elementary and middle school where a wing of the building collapsed in the recent magnitude 7.1 earthquake, killing 26 people. Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno said Monday that the privately run Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, which has been closed since the … Continue reading

Stella McCartney takes on the ’80s at Paris Fashion Week
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Stella McCartney takes on the ’80s at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Boundless ideas peppered with 1980s fun was the expansive spirit behind Stella McCartney’s accomplished collection at Paris Fashion Week that had celebrities on the front row tapping their feet to the thumping music. Here are some highlights of Monday’s spring-summer 2018 Paris Fashion Week shows: STELLA MCCARTNEY TAKES ON THE ’80S British-American … Continue reading

APNewsBreak: Attacks in Havana hit US spy network in Cuba
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APNewsBreak: Attacks in Havana hit US spy network in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America’s spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn’t until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger … Continue reading

AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming
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AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of … Continue reading

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut
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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. The 20th Century Fox release opened with a weekend-leading $39 million debut, according to studio estimates … Continue reading

Dolce&Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan
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Dolce&Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally. Many fashion houses are showing their collections outdoors this season, or at least throwing open the windows on their grand palazzi venues, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows. The late summer-early fall weather has cooperated fully. Here are some … Continue reading

Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker
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Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising “an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience” led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as “an actor, producer, businesswoman … and a proud New Yorker.” That host is Sarah Jessica Parker. Each participant will get a pair of … Continue reading

Thousands pack Charlottesville stadium for unity concert
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Thousands pack Charlottesville stadium for unity concert

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thousands of people have packed a stadium in Charlottesville for a concert intended to raise money for charity and promote unity in the aftermath of this summer’s white nationalist rallies. Dave Matthews, whose band got its start in the Virginia college town, hosted the Sunday show and thanked the attendees and … Continue reading