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CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US

ASPEN, Colo. –  China is waging a “quiet kind of cold war” against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday. Beijing doesn’t want to go to war, he said, but the current communist government, under President Xi Jingping, is subtly ...

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Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes share heartbreak in 'Borrowed' duet

Stevie Nicks joins LeAnn Rimes for her song “Borrowed.”  (AP) Stevie Nicks cried on her living room floor when she first saw LeAnn Rimes perform “Borrowed” on her TV in 2013. The song, about an intimate, yet fleeting romance between Rimes and her lover, came out on Rimes’ “Spitfire” album when Nicks became enamored with it. The Fleetwood Mac singer ...

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Mormons grapple with race decades after ban on black leaders

SALT LAKE CITY –  The Mormon church on Friday celebrated the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith’s most sensitive topics. The number of black Mormons has grown but still only accounts for an estimated 6 percent of ...

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Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into California police car

No officers were in the cruiser during the crash Tuesday in Laguna Beach.  (Laguna Beach Police Department via AP) Authorities say a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode has crashed into a parked police cruiser in Southern California. Police Sgt. Jim Cota says the officer was not in the cruiser during the crash Tuesday in Laguna Beach. He says the Tesla ...

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The Latest: Alberto downgraded to depression, rains persist

PANAMA CITY, Fla. –  The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Forecasters have downgraded Alberto to a subtropical depression but say a flood threat persists as the huge system continues to dump heavy rains. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Alberto, formerly a subtropical storm, weakened Monday evening just hours after making landfall in the ...

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Lebron James scores 35 as Cavs advance to NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, celebrates a basket during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics  (AP) BOSTON –  With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA ...

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Civilians who shot restaurant gunman say they stopped threat

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said. Investigators are trying to determine a motive behind the Thursday night attack that wounded four people, according to Oklahoma ...

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Powerful cyclone lashes into Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 5

Debris litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) SALALAH, Oman –  Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching ...

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