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Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

PARIS — Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn't help this time.
Mueller hearing reaches just under 13 million viewers

Mueller hearing reaches just under 13 million viewers

NEW YORK — Nearly 13 million people watched former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before two House committees on the three biggest broadcast and cable news networks.

Toddler spins, scrambles on wild ride on airport bag belt

ATLANTA — Dramatic video shows a toddler who climbed onto a conveyor belt scrambling over suitcases during his wild ride on a luggage chute that took him underground inside the world's busiest airport.
Financier Jeffrey Epstein found injured in jail cell

Financier Jeffrey Epstein found injured in jail cell

NEW YORK — Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein was found on the floor of his jail cell with bruises on his neck early this week while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Canadian animation studio Nelvana sues Oklahoma dispensary over Treehouse logo

TULSA, Okla. — A Canadian animation studio and media company is suing an Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensary chain accusing it of infringing copyright by using a logo long-established in programming aimed at children. Nelvana Enterprises Inc.

Country band Confederate Railroad nixed from another fair

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — The Southern country-rock group Confederate Railroad lost a second summer fair gig after objections over the use of the Confederate flag in its logo. The band's Aug.
76th Venice Film Festival to embrace Netflix productions

76th Venice Film Festival to embrace Netflix productions

ROME — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second year in a row.
Score! Megan Rapinoe book to be published next year

Score! Megan Rapinoe book to be published next year

NEW YORK — Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal. Penguin Press announced Thursday that Rapinoe's book, currently untitled, will be published in Fall 2020.

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra names new artistic director

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra has a new music and artistic director. The Savannah Morning News reports Keitaro Harada is replacing founding Artistic Director Peter Shannon, who resigned last year.
HBO chief: Sorry, fans, no 'Game of Thrones' do-over

HBO chief: Sorry, fans, no 'Game of Thrones' do-over

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The clamour from "Game of Thrones" fans for a do-over of the drama's final season has been in vain.