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Migrant boat sinks crossing Channel; France rescues 18

PARIS — A boat carrying an unknown number of migrants across the English Channel sank off the French coast Tuesday, prompting an extensive rescue operation that has saved 18 people so far, French authorities said.

Woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A Black woman injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that she begged officers to help her boyfriend, who was also shot and eventually died. “They took me away and allowed him to die.
Thousands in Bangladesh protest against French cartoons

Thousands in Bangladesh protest against French cartoons

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Around 10,000 people in Bangladesh rallied in the South Asian nation's capital on Tuesday to protest France's president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected unde
BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

BP reports 3Q earnings plunge amid falling demand

LONDON — BP plc says third-quarter earnings plunged 96% as the COVID-19 pandemic reduced energy prices and demand.
One more huge chip deal in 2020; AMD buys Xilinx for $35B

One more huge chip deal in 2020; AMD buys Xilinx for $35B

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Advanced Micro Devices is buying Xilinx for $35 billion in an all-stock deal that will combine the two Silicon Valley chip makers and accelerate an already rapid-fire pace of mergers and buyouts in the industry.
Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down

LOS ANGELES — From the beloved opening lines of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” to the rousing, children's-choir conclusion of the Rolling Stones' “You Can't Always Get What You Want,” President Donald Trump's campaign rallies have been filled with clas
UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp's libel suit against tabloid

UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp's libel suit against tabloid

LONDON — A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a wife-beater — an accusation his lawyer called a “reputation-destroying, career-ending” false allegation.
Blowin' in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights

Blowin' in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights

For nearly half a century, they were blowin' in the wind: lost interviews that contained surprising new insights about celebrated singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
Judge: US can't replace Trump in columnist's slander suit

Judge: US can't replace Trump in columnist's slander suit

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. The decision by U.S.
Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability.