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Sexual assault charge dropped against rapper Mystikal

Sexual assault charge dropped against rapper Mystikal

SHREVEPORT, La. — A sexual assault charged was dropped against New Orleans rapper Mystikal, who was released from jail on a $3 million bond almost two years ago.
Berlin film festival postponed to later in 2021 due to virus

Berlin film festival postponed to later in 2021 due to virus

BERLIN — The annual Berlin International Film Festival is being put off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and split into two parts later in 2021, organizers said Friday.
Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion

Mick Jagger gets some shelter, buying Florida mansion

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Mick Jagger, Florida Man? The Rolling Stones front man recently purchased a mansion south of Tampa as a Christmas present for his girlfriend, ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick.
Swedes want checks for hull damage in 1994 ferry disaster

Swedes want checks for hull damage in 1994 ferry disaster

COPENHAGEN — Sweden said Friday it wants divers to inspect the wreck of one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in 1994 that killed 852 people, in order to probe claims of a large hole in the h
Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

Iran builds at underground nuclear facility amid US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran has begun construction on a site at its underground nuclear facility at Fordo amid tensions with the U.S. over its atomic program, according to satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.
Raiders lose QB Carr, fall in overtime to Chargers, Herbert

Raiders lose QB Carr, fall in overtime to Chargers, Herbert

LAS VEGAS — Justin Herbert’s brilliant rookie season keeps rolling along. Herbert scored on 1-yard plunge to give the Los Angeles Chargers a 30-27 overtime victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night.
Hack against US is 'grave' threat, cybersecurity agency says

Hack against US is 'grave' threat, cybersecurity agency says

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities expressed increased alarm Thursday about a long-undetected intrusion into U.S. and other computer systems around the globe that officials suspect was carried out by Russian hackers.

In historic pick, Biden taps Haaland as interior secretary

President-elect Joe Biden selected New Mexico Rep.
Biden picks Regan for EPA nominee, Haaland for interior head

Biden picks Regan for EPA nominee, Haaland for interior head

President-elect Joe Biden announced Thursday that he had chosen North Carolina regulator Michael S. Regan as his nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as his pick for interior secretary.
US inmate scheduled to be executed tests positive for virus

US inmate scheduled to be executed tests positive for virus

WASHINGTON — A federal prisoner scheduled to be executed just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office has tested positive for coronavirus, his lawyer said Thursday.