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Grime star Stormzy launches scholarship for black students

Grime star Stormzy launches scholarship for black students

London rapper Stormzy is setting up a scholarship to help black students attend Britain's prestigious Cambridge University.
Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

LOS ANGELES — Reese Witherspoon, Mahershala Ali and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon.
Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.
Italy collapse points to difficulties with aging bridges

Italy collapse points to difficulties with aging bridges

NEW YORK — The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintenance over the years.

Italian disaster puts spotlight on highway management

MILAN — As Italy comes to terms with the disaster of this week's bridge collapse, the government is accusing the highway operator for focusing too much on its financial interests, putting a spotlight on the country's management of vital infrastructur
Italy says death toll will mount in Genoa bridge collapse

Italy says death toll will mount in Genoa bridge collapse

GENOA, Italy — The death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed 39 lives will certainly rise, a senior official said Thursday.
Through hoops: Combined Koreas set tone for Asian Games

Through hoops: Combined Koreas set tone for Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia — One win into the Asian Games and the bigger picture is already clear for the combined Koreas basketball team.
Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

WASHINGTON — The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid to be Mississippi's next Republican senator.
Conditions of release not yet met for compound suspects

Conditions of release not yet met for compound suspects

TAOS, N.M. — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound remained jailed Wednesday as New Mexico authorities sought to satisfy the conditions of their release set by a judge.
California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law

California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Brandon Hein was 18 when he and three other teenagers were charged in the 1995 stabbing death of the 16-year-old son of a Los Angeles police detective. One of Hein's friends pulled a knife during a fistfight over marijuana.