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Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's reputation.

Faces of concussions: NHL's head-on battle with an epidemic

HOMER GLEN, Ill. — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen.
GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

LOS ANGELES — The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters. Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character.
Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

BOSTON — Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017.
Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.
Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

SYDNEY, Australia — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Australian record of 2.
Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

NEW YORK — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square — without his feet touching the ground.
UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

LONDON — The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030.

Woman accused of beating mom over game volume to stand trial

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. — A woman will stand trial on allegations she beat her mother and shaved her head because she thought the older woman was listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers' game too loudly on the radio.

Making history: Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store

PARIS — Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, has unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris.