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People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

LOS ANGELES — R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice.
'Sad day' or 'scam'? What to watch at impeachment hearing

'Sad day' or 'scam'? What to watch at impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON — A “solemn day” or a “show trial”? Americans and the world can decide for themselves as House Democrats let the public in to the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
At least 12 killed in Slovakia bus crash including children

At least 12 killed in Slovakia bus crash including children

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 17 more, officials said. Online news site tvnoviny.sk reported that the bus was carrying high school students.
US consumer prices up 0.4% in October; gasoline prices surge

US consumer prices up 0.4% in October; gasoline prices surge

WASHINGTON — Surging gasoline prices caused U.S. consumer prices to rise last month at the fastest pace since March. The Labor Department said Wednesday that its consumer price index rose 0.4% in October after a flat reading in September.
Separating fact from fiction at Trump's impeachment hearings

Separating fact from fiction at Trump's impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has been fulminating for weeks over the impeachment inquiry, which he sees as a persecution cooked up by Democrats and "Never Trumpers.
As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options

As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options

BEIJING — A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it intervene, or allow the chaos to persist? The Liaison Office, which represents mainland authorities in Ho
Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

CANBERRA, Australia — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia's drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes, some for the second time in a week.
Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

WASHINGTON — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S.
Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

BOSTON — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travellers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday's ruling in U.S.
Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three yea