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Michigan House backs highway designation for Aretha Franklin

LANSING, Mich. — In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to honour the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation. The Michigan House voted 101-6 on Tuesday to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the "Aretha L.
Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows.
Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after coverup

Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after coverup

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the Vatican said Tuesday.
Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power

Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power

MOSCOW — President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central Asian country.
Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support.
Tommy Orange wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel

Tommy Orange wins PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel

NEW YORK — Novelist Tommy Orange keeps winning awards. PEN America announced Tuesday that the author of "There There," the most honoured literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for "distinguished" new novel.

Police: Duo nabbed trying to steal Capone statue in Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — It was a caper Scarface might have sanctioned ... until they dropped him and got collared.
Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

HANOVER, N.H. — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday.
New NFL rules likely coming, but not replay for penalties

New NFL rules likely coming, but not replay for penalties

DENVER — In no sport but the NFL do players, fans, coaches and general managers annually debate the rules of the game, advocating ways to make pro football better, safer, fairer.
James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

NEW YORK — James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards.
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