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  • 25.05.2017 17:14

    LANCASTER, Pa. – Chris Jericho stood with his back to the hyperactive crowd, his arms outstretched and lights flashing on his jacket. The classic Jericho pose had been an anticipated staple at WWE arenas for years. Posturing in a blinged-out $15,000

  • 25.05.2017 17:14

    BOSTON – Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston. Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation ceremonies this mo

  • 25.05.2017 17:14

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The advocacy group GLAAD says the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films increased nearly 1 per cent in 2016, but the group says many of the portrayals weren’t positive. GLAAD’s annual study rel

  • 25.05.2017 16:38

    MANCHESTER, England – It’s a moment all leaders dread: Standing on television to tell the nation there has been a bombing — and another attack might be coming. British Prime Minister Theresa May, an unelected leader in office for less than a y

  • 25.05.2017 15:26

    TORONTO – Canadian vocal powerhouse Alessia Cara is pairing with Joe Jonas to host this year’s iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards. The Brampton, Ont.-raised singer behind hits including “Scars to Your Beautiful” and “Here

  • 25.05.2017 14:50

    MANCHESTER, England – The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing. (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A German magazine reports that the Manchester concert bomber passed through Duesseldorf airport four days before the attack. Cit

  • 25.05.2017 11:50

    Seven stories in the news for Thursday, May 25 ——— TERRORISM, DEFENCE SPENDING TO DOMINATE NATO AGENDA Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Brussels for the 28-nation NATO summit. Terrorism, which was already going to be a major theme of the meeting, is li

  • 25.05.2017 11:50

    BRUSSELS – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is joining the coalition to fight against militants in the Middle East. NATO Sec.-Gen. Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is lending its support to the U.S.-led coalition against the group c

  • 25.05.2017 08:50

    PHILADELPHIA – After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending carefully targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia. Co

  • 25.05.2017 04:02

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Jerry Perenchio, a billionaire media mogul who helped produce hit TV shows and sporting events and turned Univision into a major Spanish-language network, has died. He was 86. His wife, Margaret Perenchio, said Perenchio died T

  • 25.05.2017 02:14

    FLANDREAU, S.D. – A South Dakota jury on Wednesday cleared a consultant of drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe grow marijuana for a pot resort that the tribe once hoped would include a nightclub, an outdoor music venue and bring in

  • 25.05.2017 01:02

    MANCHESTER, England – On the Manchester street they call the “Curry Mile,” there are no longer just Indian or Pakistani restaurants. Instead, in a sign of the ever-changing face of this proudly multiethnic city, a hungry diner these days

  • 25.05.2017 00:26

    Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, May 24 ——— TRUDEAU HEADS TO EUROPE FOR NATO, G7 SUMMITS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on his way to Brussels for the NATO leaders’ summit, the alliance’s first such meeting since U.S. President

  • 24.05.2017 23:50

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – After breaking even in its first full season since emerging from bankruptcy, New York City Opera said Wednesday it will stick with a reduced schedule of four main-stage productions in 2017-18 and does not envision getting much large

  • 24.05.2017 23:50

    LONDON – British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for

  • 24.05.2017 22:42

    The bankruptcy of the Pemberton Music Festival Limited Partnership (PMFLP) has left a trail of debt from Pemberton and Whistler to California, angry accusations from shocked service providers and ticket holders and confusion over the composition and responsibilities of PMFLP and its relationship with Huka Entertainment. A statement of affairs made available by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy ...

  • 24.05.2017 22:38

    TORONTO – The Tragically Hip’s momentous final show of last year’s “Man Machine Poem” tour is getting an encore broadcast on CBC-TV next month. The national broadcaster says it plans to reair “The Tragically Hip: A Nati

  • 24.05.2017 21:56

    CANNES, France – Afternoon Mediterranean light pours into an open doorway where Dustin Hoffman sits, grinning. He will turn 80 this summer and his hair, still full, is mostly white. But he looks remarkably good. Age has done little to dim his eagern

  • 24.05.2017 21:20

    The images of people helping one another in the wake of the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England have prompted one writer to pay tribute to public television’s “Mister Rogers” for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the ico

  • 24.05.2017 20:44

    CAIRO – The father of the 22-year-old Briton who police say bombed a concert in Manchester insisted Wednesday that his son was innocent and just had been preparing to go on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Ramadan Abedi, 51, also known by his nom de gu

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