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San Francisco names meadow in honour of Robin Williams

SAN FRANCISCO — A meadow in San Francisco's expansive Golden Gate Park has been named after the late comedian and actor Robin Williams. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission voted unanimously Thursday to rechristen the space.
The Latest: Philadelphia orchestra removes Dutoit's title

The Latest: Philadelphia orchestra removes Dutoit's title

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against conductor Charles Dutoit (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The Philadelphia Orchestra has removed Charles Dutoit's title of conductor laureate following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Austria: Trains collide near Vienna, about a dozen injured

Austria: Trains collide near Vienna, about a dozen injured

BERLIN — Two passenger trains collided near a station north of Austria's capital Friday, injuring several people, authorities said. The two regional trains collided near the station in Kritzendorf, about 18.2 kilometres (11.
Anderson unravels love and work in 'Phantom Thread'

Anderson unravels love and work in 'Phantom Thread'

NEW YORK — The day after last November's presidential election, Paul Thomas Anderson boarded a plane to London to go make a movie about love.
Russian hackers hunted journalists in years-long campaign

Russian hackers hunted journalists in years-long campaign

PARIS — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web.
Longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at 82

Longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at 82

SAN DIEGO — Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of "Oh my!" as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He was 82.

Cable reality star charged in toy store scam in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — One of the stars of a defunct TLC reality show has been charged with theft in Kentucky.
Pope Francis needs a microscope to eye Lithuanian crib

Pope Francis needs a microscope to eye Lithuanian crib

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania has given Pope Francis a Christmas present invisible to the naked eye: a Nativity scene where baby Jesus is smaller than a human cell.
US durable goods orders rise 1.3 per cent in November

US durable goods orders rise 1.3 per cent in November

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose last month by 1.3 per cent , boosted by orders for both commercial and defence aircraft. A category that measures business investment slipped for the first time since June.
1st white farmer gets land back under Zimbabwe's new leader

1st white farmer gets land back under Zimbabwe's new leader

TANDI, Zimbabwe — A white Zimbabwean farmer evicted by the government of Robert Mugabe has returned to a hero's welcome as the first to get his land back under the new president, in a sign of reform on an issue that had hastened the country's interna