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Criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Criminal case opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino

GENEVA — A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor, plunging the soccer body into a new scandal. FIFA said it and Infantino will co-operate with Swiss authorities.
Lewis in posthumous essay: 'Your turn to let freedom ring'

Lewis in posthumous essay: 'Your turn to let freedom ring'

ATLANTA — John Lewis spent his whole life fighting for civil rights — and he wanted to make sure the cause lived on after his death.
1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus surges in South, West

1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus surges in South, West

WASHINGTON — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy.
Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47

Malik B, founding member of The Roots, has died at 47

LOS ANGELES — Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47. The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born emcee in a social media post Wednesday. The cause of death was not released.

Comedian says he'd return to testify in Orleans assault case

NEW ORLEANS — Comedian Andy Dick told a New Orleans news outlet Wednesday that he’s willing to return to the city and testify against a man accused of knocking him unconscious last year.
McConaughey writing book based on life-changing adventures

McConaughey writing book based on life-changing adventures

NEW YORK — Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey didn't want to write an ordinary celebrity book.
Tracy Morgan, wife to divorce after 5 years of marriage

Tracy Morgan, wife to divorce after 5 years of marriage

LOS ANGELES — Tracy Morgan and his wife of five years are ending their marriage The actor-comedian’s representative said in an emailed statement Wednesday that Morgan and Megan Wollover have filed for divorce.
Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theatre piece

Writer David Hare turns his COVID-19 into a theatre piece

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-nominated writer David Hare says he’s turned his COVID-19 illness into a stage monologue about enduring “this quite extraordinary disease.
Glenda Jackson film to launch PBS' 'Masterpiece' anniversary

Glenda Jackson film to launch PBS' 'Masterpiece' anniversary

LOS ANGELES — Acclaimed actor Glenda Jackson will launch the 50th season of PBS’ “Masterpiece” drama showcase next year.
German economy plunged 10% during 2nd quarter amid pandemic

German economy plunged 10% during 2nd quarter amid pandemic

FRANKFURT — Germany’s economy took a massive hit during the pandemic shutdowns, shrinking by 10.1% per cent during the April-June period from the previous quarter, the official statistics agency said Thursday.