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Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

NEW YORK — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

Gunman wounds policeman in Croatia before killing himself

ZAGREB, Croatia — A gunman on Monday shot and wounded a police officer outside the Croatian government headquarters in the capital, Zagreb, before killing himself, police said. The shooting happened around 8 a.m. at Trg Svetog Marka, or St.

China denies Canadians 'arbitrarily' detained over Meng case

BEIJING — China on Monday denied that two Canadian citizens held for almost two years had been “arbitrarily" detained in response to Canada’s arrest of an executive of technology giant Huawei.

Americans Milgrom, Wilson win Nobel prize in economics

STOCKHOLM — Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson have won the Nobel Prize in economics for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.

Senators weigh COVID risk for Barrett Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead with confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick to cement a conservative court majority before Election Da

Alaska principal's radio station wakes up Toksook Bay

BETHEL, Alaska — Toksook Bay is listening to its own radio station, 91.9 FM, because the principal at the Nelson Island School put a low-power radio station on the air.

Perfect in Paris, Nadal overwhelms Djokovic to tie Federer

PARIS — All the years of work, all the many wins, led to this moment, with Rafael Nadal preparing to serve against Novak Djokovic, one point from a 13th French Open championship, one point from a 20th Grand Slam trophy to tie Roger Federer's record f
Azerbaijan, Armenia report shelling of cities despite truce

Azerbaijan, Armenia report shelling of cities despite truce

BAKU, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijan on Sunday accused Armenia of attacking its cities and villages in violation of the cease-fire deal brokered by Russia that seeks to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region.
India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency

India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency

NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in.
Bus-train collision in central Thailand leaves 17 dead

Bus-train collision in central Thailand leaves 17 dead

BANGKOK — At least 17 people died early Sunday when a train collided with a bus in central Thailand, officials said.