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BANFF, Alberta — Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park, Canadian officials said Thursday. Outdoor apparel company The North Face said that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More information is being released about music icon Bob Dylan’s project in downtown Nashville in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his “Nashville Skyline” album. Dylan is set to help open a whiskey distillery in fall 2020 under the brand “Heaven’s Door.” A news release says Heaven’s Door Spirits will transform the
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NEW YORK — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News. Tabloid owner American Media says it is selling the supermarket weekly to James Cohen. The deal comes after a rocky year for the tabloid in which it was caught up in a federal probe of
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Liberty junior wing Julian Strawther had some difficult conversations this month with basketball coaches from Marquette, Florida and UNLV. He also had an exciting one about his future with Gonzaga coach Mark Few. Strawther, a consensus four-star forward ranked by ESPN as the No. 36 prospect in his class, announced his commitment to the Bulldogs
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Billboard Latin Music Awards With his record-setting 23 nominations, Ozuna will be up for 15 honors at Thursday’s Billboard Latin Music Awards. The reggaeton star will perform along with Bad Bunny, Banda MS, Romeo Santos, Karol G, Anitta and more, with Juan Luis Guerra receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Actress Gaby Espino returns to host
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers might soon require public schools to start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance. The House of Representatives voted 101-0 Wednesday for the bill that would require all K-12 public schools to conduct the pledge each morning Republican Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter of Rainsville said some children don’t know the pledge
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WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales surged in March at the fastest pace since late 2017, as spending on autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing jumped. The Commerce Department said Thursday that sales increased a seasonally adjusted 1.6% from February, the strongest increase since September 2017. The gains mark a sharp rebound from a lackluster period of
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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn’t appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range ballistic
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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is ushering in the most solemn period in the Catholic liturgical calendar by celebrating a Holy Thursday Mass, made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. The Crism Mass celebrates the unity of priests with their bishops. During Thursday’s service, Francis blessed the holy oils
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NEW YORK — The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50 percent last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Among major demographic groups, the biggest drops were recorded among Democrats and Hispanics.
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TAIPEI, Taiwan — A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s east coast Thursday afternoon, according to the island’s Central Weather Bureau. TV footage showed at least one landslide but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The bureau said the quake happened at 1:01 p.m. (0501 GMT), with its epicenter just over
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The Democratic Party is self-destructing at the same time President Donald Trump is enjoying record high popularity. I think I know why. Trump’s chief economist, Kevin Hassett, pointed out that disposable income went up $2,300 per person in 2018. That’s $4,600 in a two-worker household.That’s real money. It’s not tweets. It’s not controversy. It’s not