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Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, has died

Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, has died

HAVANA — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98.
Trapper plays with 'gator until it tires, pulls it from pool

Trapper plays with 'gator until it tires, pulls it from pool

PARKLAND, Fla. — A Florida animal trapper says he corralled a large alligator by playing with it until it got tired after it hopped into a residential swimming pool.
UK's Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore

UK's Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan — Britain's Prince William and wife Kate toured Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they undertook an emotional visit to a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana.

Iconic Las Vegas wedding chapel is no longer up for sale

LAS VEGAS — The owner of a Las Vegas chapel where celebrity couples like Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have gotten married is staying wedded to her business.
Singer Gretchen Wilson forced to leave New Mexico hotel

Singer Gretchen Wilson forced to leave New Mexico hotel

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Country singer Gretchen Wilson was removed from a New Mexico hotel after she performed at a weekend music festival. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Wednesday that police were called to Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces around 3 a.m.

Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

WINTER PARK, Fla. — A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Rev.
Placido Domingo's European cultural award delayed

Placido Domingo's European cultural award delayed

MILAN — Placido Domingo will not receive a European cultural award this weekend in Vienna as previously announced.
GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September

GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output slumped 0.5% in September, as a strike at General Motors caused a steep decline in auto production amid broader struggles for manufacturers. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production has fallen 0.
Jury to decide on death sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

Jury to decide on death sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has started deliberating whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third.
Musicians Hall of Fame to honour group with New Jersey roots

Musicians Hall of Fame to honour group with New Jersey roots

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Seven years after hitting the road to perform and share their stories of recording with some of the biggest names in pop music, a New Jersey-based group of former A-list session musicians is being recognized for its efforts.