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Federal charges filed in Alabama child's abduction, slaying

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A couple held on state murder charges in the slaying of an Alabama toddler last year have now been indicted on federal charges, authorities said Wednesday.

South Korea-Japan trade fight moves to global dispute panel

GENEVA — World Trade Organization members on Wednesday created a dispute panel to rule on a complaint by South Korea against Japan over restrictions on exports to Korea of products used in semiconductors, mobile phone displays and television displays
Ex-Indiana Gov. Kernan, who was a Vietnam POW, dies at 74

Ex-Indiana Gov. Kernan, who was a Vietnam POW, dies at 74

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan, a Vietnam prisoner of war who entered politics and was thrust into the state’s top office when his predecessor suffered a deadly stroke, died Wednesday at age 74.
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose for the second straight month after a devastating spring freeze brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.
Burns outlines 8 projects; PBS launches documentary service

Burns outlines 8 projects; PBS launches documentary service

NEW YORK — What do Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? All are getting the Ken Burns treatment in the next few years.
Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards

Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES — Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after being nominated for the upcoming 72nd Emmy Awards.
AMC, Universal agree to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

AMC, Universal agree to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

NEW YORK — In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement to shorten the exclusive theatrical window to just 17 days for the studio's films.
Rembrandt, Miro fetch millions at Sotheby's virtual auction

Rembrandt, Miro fetch millions at Sotheby's virtual auction

LONDON — A self-portrait by Rembrandt sold for 14.5 million pounds ($18.7 million) at a Sotheby's virtual auction Tuesday — a record price for a self-portrait by the Dutch master, the auctioneer's said.
Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods

Pharrell, Beastie Boys, RZA, halftime show score Emmy nods

NEW YORK — Grammy-winners including Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor have a chance of winning their first-ever honours at the Emmy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s show-stopping halftime show performance
'Appalled' Cuomo to investigate crowded Chainsmokers concert

'Appalled' Cuomo to investigate crowded Chainsmokers concert

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's governor says he is “appalled” by videos showing crowds standing close together at a Hamptons concert featuring electronic music duo The Chainsmokers over the weekend. Gov.