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Funeral for Kate Spade begins hours after her father's death

Funeral for Kate Spade begins hours after her father's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.
Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

LANSING, Mich.
Prosecutor: Abused kids upbringing like 'Lord of the Flies'

Prosecutor: Abused kids upbringing like 'Lord of the Flies'

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The abuse started in Texas with the children being slapped, hit and thrown around the house, a prosecutor said Thursday. It escalated to beatings with a belt, then the buckle-end of the strap and then a wooden paddle or oar.
Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Lionel Messi's frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina's worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years.
Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch

Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
France's presidential palace hosts electronic music show

France's presidential palace hosts electronic music show

PARIS — The courtyard of the French presidential palace was converted into a giant dance floor for one evening on the country's Music Day.
Violence keeps Central Americans coming to US despite Trump

Violence keeps Central Americans coming to US despite Trump

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Nightfall in El Salvador's capital was fast approaching and Ernesto Pena was waiting for a bus that never arrived.

Jets' Robby Anderson gets probation in Florida traffic case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson will serve six months of probation following a January arrest in Florida where authorities initially said he tried to speed away from police.
Koko the gorilla, who learned sign language, dies at 46

Koko the gorilla, who learned sign language, dies at 46

SAN FRANCISCO — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46.
Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

WASHINGTON — Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nud