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Nobel laureate Handke strikes out at questioners

STOCKHOLM — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke has lashed out against journalists asking about his views on the wars in former Yugoslavia.

Royal Opera, The Met remove tenor Vittorio Grigolo

NEW YORK — The Royal Opera in London and The Met in New York have removed tenor Vittorio Grigolo after an investigation found inappropriate and aggressive behaviour at a curtain call.
R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994.

Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims.
As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress.
Prosecutors accuse Weinstein of mishandling ankle monitor

Prosecutors accuse Weinstein of mishandling ankle monitor

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time, a New York prosecutor argued Friday.
6-story building collapses in Nairobi; at least 4 killed

6-story building collapses in Nairobi; at least 4 killed

NAIROBI, Kenya — A six-story residential building collapsed Friday in Kenya's capital, officials said, with at least four people killed and others trapped in the debris.
Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse.
New Orleans is home to mystical academy in new Marvel comic

New Orleans is home to mystical academy in new Marvel comic

NEW ORLEANS — The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe.
San Francisco Opera names its first female music director

San Francisco Opera names its first female music director

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Opera has named conductor Eun Sun Kim its new music director, ushering the first woman into the job in the company's history.