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Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

Michelle Obama's 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author.
Italian journalists protest against governing party insults

Italian journalists protest against governing party insults

MILAN — Italy's leaders sought to affirm their commitment to a free press Tuesday after journalists protested around the country against insults emanating from prominent figures in the governing 5-Star Movement.
UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

LONDON — After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.'s smooth exit from the bloc.

Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notes

ALBANY, N.Y. — A city in New York state has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials.
UN heartened by Libya commitments ahead of 2019 conference

UN heartened by Libya commitments ahead of 2019 conference

PALERMO, Italy — The U.N.
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl serves BBQ to wildfire firefighters

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl serves BBQ to wildfire firefighters

CALABASAS, Calif. — Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't want firefighters battling the California wildfires to go hungry. Grohl served his Backbeat Barbeque at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas on Monday night.
Turkey: 'Atrocious' recording suggests killer used drugs

Turkey: 'Atrocious' recording suggests killer used drugs

ANKARA, Turkey — The audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so "atrocious" that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that "only someone who took heroin" could carry it out, Turkey's president was quoted as sa
Thailand's child boxing debated after 13-year-old's death

Thailand's child boxing debated after 13-year-old's death

BANGKOK — The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a kickboxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban matches involving children.
From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

NEW YORK — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses.
NewsAlert: Amazon names NYC and Arlington, Virginia as sites for second headquarters

NewsAlert: Amazon names NYC and Arlington, Virginia as sites for second headquarters

NEW YORK — Amazon names New York City and Arlington, Virginia as the two sites for its second headquarters. More info coming. The Associated Press