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Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated him

Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated him

ROME — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, said the pandemic lockdown made him feel “humiliated and offended” by depriving him of his freedom to come and go as he wanted.
US consumer confidence tumbles in July as COVID-19 spreads

US consumer confidence tumbles in July as COVID-19 spreads

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in July to a reading of 92.6 as coronavirus infections spread in many parts of the country.

Farmer returns prosthetic leg that skydiver lost during jump

WEST ADDISON, Vt. — A Vermont skydiver who lost his prosthetic leg during a jump has it back, thanks to a farmer who kept an eye out for it and spotted it in a soybean field.
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rose 3.7% in May

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rose 3.7% in May

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices grew more slowly in May, but continued to show resilience in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 3.7% in from a year earlier. That's a drop from the 3.
Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face — and a fresh sense of purpose.
Danish prince recovering after France brain surgery

Danish prince recovering after France brain surgery

COPENHAGEN — Prince Joachim, the younger son of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, who underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot in his brain won’t suffer any long-term effects, the royal palace said Tuesday.

Police searching for mother of boy found wandering alone

MIRAMAR, Fla. — Police investigators in South Florida said they are searching for the mother of a toddler found wandering alone Sunday morning in an apartment complex parking lot.
US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel

US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel

HOUSTON — The Trump administration has agreed not to expel a group of immigrant children it detained in a Texas hotel under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus and will instead allow them to seek to remain in the U.S.

Hilary Mantel, Anne Tyler among Booker Prize contenders

LONDON — Bestselling British novelist Hilary Mantel and American author Anne Tyler are among 13 writers on a U.S.-dominated list of contenders for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction.
At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins' virus outbreak

At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins' virus outbreak

MIAMI — The Marlins scrambled for roster replacements as they coped with a coronavirus outbreak. The New York Yankees had an unscheduled day off in Philadelphia while the home team underwent COVID-19 tests.