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Arab world's legendary singer, Sabah Fakhri, dies at 88

Arab world's legendary singer, Sabah Fakhri, dies at 88

BEIRUT (AP) — One of the Arab world’s most famous singers, Sabah Fakhri, who has entertained generations with traditional songs and preserved extinct forms of Arabic music, has died, Syria’s government said Tuesday. He was 88.
EXPLAINER: Why Saudi Arabia is upset, lashing out at Lebanon

EXPLAINER: Why Saudi Arabia is upset, lashing out at Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A televised remark by a game show host turned Cabinet minister in Lebanon about the war in Yemen has taken the country’s crisis with Saudi Arabia to new depths.
Judge says Kobe's widow won't have to undergo mental exam

Judge says Kobe's widow won't have to undergo mental exam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow won't have to undergo psychiatric testing for her lawsuit over graphic photos of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, her 13-year-old daughter and others, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Texas governor adopts lawmaker's probe of books in schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has joined a conservative Republican lawmaker’s campaign to investigate books that cover race, gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools. State Rep.
Jury seated for homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Jury seated for homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

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Queen urges world leaders at COP26 to 'rise above politics'

Queen urges world leaders at COP26 to 'rise above politics'

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II urged world leaders attending the U.N. climate summit to “rise above the politics of the moment," saying in a video message Monday that she hoped they could work together for the sake of future generations.
Robert Durst indicted in 1982 murder of wife Kathie Durst

Robert Durst indicted in 1982 murder of wife Kathie Durst

NEW YORK (AP) — Millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst was indicted Monday on a murder charge in the death of his first wife, Kathie Durst, who disappeared nearly four decades ago, prosecutors said.

Judge: Accusers at Epstein associate trial to use pseudonyms

NEW YORK (AP) — Accusers in the upcoming trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell on charges she recruited teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse can testify using pseudonyms or first names to protect their privacy, a judge ruled Mon
Oklahoma panel recommends governor spare Julius Jones’ life

Oklahoma panel recommends governor spare Julius Jones’ life

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board on Monday recommended Gov. Kevin Stitt spare the life of death row inmate Julius Jones, whose murder conviction for the 1999 killing of an Edmond businessman has drawn national attention.
At least 3 dead after high rise in Nigeria collapses

At least 3 dead after high rise in Nigeria collapses

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A 21-story apartment building under construction collapsed in an upscale area of Nigeria's largest city, killing at least three people and leaving dozens more missing, officials and witnesses said on Monday.