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  • London Buses Are Being Powered by a New Fuel: Coffee

    LONDON, England  —  There’s a new buzz powering public buses in London. British startup bio-bean has partnered with Shell and Argent Energy to create a coffee-based biofuel that will be used in London’s diesel buses. The company has produced 6,000 liters of coffee oil for the pilot project with London’s transportation authority — enough to help power the equivalent of one city bus for a year. “It’s a great example of what can be done when we start to reimagine […]

  • ‘I Survived With Music:’ Founder Of Holocaust Survivor Band

    FLORIDA  —  Music is known to soothe the soul, but can it save your life? One South Florida man says yes because it saved him while he was imprisoned in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Now, Saul Drier is using music to spread a message of peace all over the world. At 92 years old, Saul Drier is a force of nature. He is a Holocaust survivor and the founder of the Holocaust Survivor Band. Like so many other […]

  • Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor Apologizes, Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct

    Larry Nassar, the former acclaimed USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and apologized in a Michigan court for sexually abusing underage girls. Three of those charges applied to victims under 13, and three applied to victims 13 to 15 years old. Other charges were dismissed or reduced as part of a plea agreement. All 125 victims who reported assaults to Michigan State Police will be allowed to give victim impact statements […]

  • David Cassidy, ’70s Teen Heartthrob, Dies at Age 67

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida  —  David Cassidy, who came to fame as a ’70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on “The Partridge Family,” has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67. The singer-actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital. Cassidy was in critical condition and suffering from organ failure before his death, Geffen said. Cassidy was born into the entertainment industry that made him a star. His father […]

  • Trump to Speak to Putin After Russian President’s Assad Meeting

    President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to speak on the phone Tuesday morning, according to a senior White House official. Putin said in a statement overnight that he plans to speak with Trump following a rare face-to-face meeting on Monday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Putin spoke with Assad about the military operation in Syria and the need to launch political processes in the country, according to the statement. “I believe that the problem of terrorism […]

  • Charlie Rose Suspended by CBS After 8 Women Accuse Him of Sexual Harassment

    UNITED STATES  —  Charlie Rose was suspended by CBS on Monday after eight women accused him of sexual harassment, with allegations including groping, unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate phone calls. The Washington Post broke the news on Rose, a co-host on “CBS This Morning,” “60 Minutes” correspondent and the star of an eponymous PBS interview program. It published claims from the women — three of whom went on the record — in a story that became the latest to allege that […]

  • 9-Year-Old Cancer Patient Whose Christmas Wish Went Viral Passes Away

    PORTLAND, Maine — When 9-year-old cancer patient Jacob Thompson’s family found out he only had one month to live, they decided to “fast forward” Christmas by asking people to send Jacob Christmas cards. Jacob passed away Sunday, but not before he had received thousands of cards from around the world. In a Facebook post Monday, Jacob’s family wrote that they are grateful to everyone who sent him Facebook messages and cards. “You brought Jacob joy, and you brought us all […]

  • Trump Names North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism

    President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Trump announced the move Monday during a public meeting with his Cabinet at the White House and said the Treasury Department will announce new sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday. “Should have happened a long time ago,” Trump said. North Korea was removed from the list by President George W. Bush in 2008.

  • Georgia Dome Imploded in Planned Demolition

    ATLANTA — The only facility in the world to host the Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four was reduced to rubble. A little more than 25 years after opening, the Georgia Dome, former home of the Atlanta Falcons and the scene for several historic sporting events, was imploded Monday morning. The adjacent Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened this summer. In the dome’s place will include a hotel, parking and green space. What will remain is a spot jampacked full of memories. “As […]

  • Charles Manson, Leader of Murderous ’60s Cult, Dead at 83

    Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83. The diminutive and charismatic Manson orchestrated a wave of violence in August 1969 that took the lives of seven people, spawned headlines worldwide and landed him and his “Manson Family” of followers in prison for most of the remainder of their lives. Manson served nine […]

  • Country Music Star Mel Tillis Dies

    OCALA, Florida  —  Country music legend Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning, according to a statement from his publicist. He was 85. Tillis died at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, after battling intestinal issues since 2016, said spokesman Don Murry Grubbs. The suspected cause of death was respiratory failure. Tillis was a prolific singer-songwriter who penned more than 1,000 songs and recorded more than 60 albums in a career that spanned six decades. Many of those songs were recorded […]

  • Trump Says He Has Put Big-Game Trophy Decision on Hold

    UNITED STATES  —  President Donald Trump said Friday that he has decided to put a decision about big-game trophies on hold. “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts,” Trump said on Twitter. “Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!” Trump was referencing his administration’s decision to remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia. His tweet came on the same day that a notice allowing […]