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Johnny Pacheco, an idol in world of salsa, dies at age 85

Johnny Pacheco, an idol in world of salsa, dies at age 85

NEW YORK — Salsa idol Johnny Pacheco, who was a co-founder of Fania Records, Eddie Palmieri’s bandmate and backer of music stars such as Rubén Bladés, Willie Colón and Celia Cruz, died Monday. He was 85.
Bangladesh sentences 5 to death for killing blogger

Bangladesh sentences 5 to death for killing blogger

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A special tribunal in Bangladesh’s capital on Tuesday sentenced five members of a banned militant outfit to death and a sixth man to life in prison for the 2015 killing of a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speakin
Bus drives off bridge into canal in central India; 40 dead

Bus drives off bridge into canal in central India; 40 dead

NEW DELHI — An overcrowded bus drove off a bridge and into a canal in central India on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, an official said.
Rockets strike near US base in Iraq, killing 1, wounding 8

Rockets strike near US base in Iraq, killing 1, wounding 8

BAGHDAD — Rockets struck outside an airport near where U.S. forces are based in northern Iraq late Monday, killing one U.S.
NC GOP votes to censure Sen. Burr after impeachment vote

NC GOP votes to censure Sen. Burr after impeachment vote

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Republican Party unanimously approved a resolution Monday to censure Sen. Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during Trump’s second impeachment trial.
'Things will likely get worse': Cold disrupts power in Texas

'Things will likely get worse': Cold disrupts power in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S.
Wisconsin GOP senator downplays attack on U.S. Capitol

Wisconsin GOP senator downplays attack on U.S. Capitol

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson downplayed the storming of the U.S. Capitol last month, saying on conservative talk radio Monday that it “didn't seem like an armed insurrection to me.
Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room

Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room

BRANDON, Fla. — Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday at a Florida hotel room, days after authorities spoke with him as part of a welfare check, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Hundreds pay respects to actor Cicely Tyson at her viewing

Hundreds pay respects to actor Cicely Tyson at her viewing

NEW YORK — People travelled across the country and stood in a block-long line to pay respects to Cicely Tyson at a public viewing Monday.
Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot

Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Congress will establish an independent, Sept. 11-style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol.