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Sting blasts leaders as 'cowards' over migration crisis

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ATHENS British singer and actor Sting called world leaders "half men and cowards" on Saturday for their inability to solve the refugee crisis.

Jackson family patriarch Joe reported gravely ill in hospital

LOS ANGELES Joe Jackson, patriarch of the singing Jackson family, was reported on Friday to be hospitalized with a serious, possibly terminal illness.

Music, U.S. Jun 22 2018

No drugs in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

(This version of the June 22 story was corrected to show traces of alcohol, medicines were found)

U.S., Jun 23 2018

Suspect arrested in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

A man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of up-and-coming U.S. rapper XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in Florida on Monday, police said on Thursday.

U.S., Music, Jun 21 2018

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

WASHINGTON Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said. | Video

U.S., Politics, Election 2016 Jun 22 2018

Veteran journalist at Time, Bloomberg named Los Angeles Times editor

LOS ANGELES A former top editor at Bloomberg, Time magazine and the Wall Street Journal, who has steered some of the most influential U.S. publications over five decades, has been hired as executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, the paper's new owner said on Monday.

Jun 18 2018

Stephen Hawking's voice beamed into space at final send-off

LONDON The voice of Stephen Hawking was beamed into space with a message of peace and hope on Friday as the British physicist, who gained international acclaim for his work on black holes, was laid to rest during a service at London's Westminster Abbey. | Video

Jun 15 2018

Ellen DeGeneres returns to stand-up comedy after 15 years

LOS ANGELES Ellen DeGeneres is going back to her roots, launching her first stand-up comedy tour in 15 years in a limited run of shows on the U.S. West Coast in August. | Video

Jun 14 2018

Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles prosecutors said on Wednesday that their sex crimes team was reviewing a case against "Rocky" actor Sylvester Stallone.

U.S., Jun 13 2018

Protective order obtained for Marvel magnate Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES A temporary restraining order was issued on Wednesday against Stan Lee's caregiver, who is accused in court documents of subjecting the 95-year-old Marvel Comics magnate to elder abuse since taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.

U.S., Jun 14 2018