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Rihanna on new album: 'I just want to have fun with music'

Rihanna on new album: 'I just want to have fun with music'

NEW YORK — It's been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer is working hard on recording new music.
EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill

EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill

BRUSSELS — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached late last year.
Added Force: Baby Yoda a boost on Western wildfire lines

Added Force: Baby Yoda a boost on Western wildfire lines

LOS ANGELES — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda.
Trump signs temporary government funding bill

Trump signs temporary government funding bill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Thursday.
7 injured in drive-by shooting at Milwaukee funeral home

7 injured in drive-by shooting at Milwaukee funeral home

MILWAUKEE — Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a Milwaukee funeral home, the city's mayor said.
Seagram's heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave case

Seagram's heir sentenced to prison in branded sex slave case

NEW YORK — An heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was sentenced Wednesday to an 81-month prison term and immediately thrown behind bars for her role as an unwavering benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced self-improvement guru convicted of turni
US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

US says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

The United States will block shipments of palm oil from a major Malaysian producer that feeds into the supply chains of iconic U.S. food and cosmetic brands.
UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

TANZANIA, Tanzania — This year's U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and co-operation — a declaration that the urgency for countries to unite “has rarely been greater.
Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak

Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak

LONDON — A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear.
Study: Neanderthal genes may be liability for COVID patients

Study: Neanderthal genes may be liability for COVID patients

BERLIN — Scientists say genes that some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase their likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19.
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