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Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, following the attack at the end of her concert that left 22 people dead. The pop music star announced Friday on social media that she plans to honor the victims of the bombing by holding ...
CAIRO — Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt’s capital, killing at least 28 people, including two little children, authorities said.
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NEW YORK — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there’s still very few of them running the world’s largest companies. The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. By comparison, male CEOs earned $11.4 million, also up 9 percent. But the number of women in CEO roles has barely budged. Just 6 percent of the top paid CEOs in the U.S.
PITTSBURGH — The hunt is on for a 12th juror for Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial as a new pool of local residents is questioned Wednesday in a Pittsburgh courtroom. Cosby’s lawyers accused prosecutors this week of trying to keep blacks off the jury after they struck two black women from the panel. However, the judge found their reasons weren’t racially motivated. The 11 jurors chosen so far include one black. That ratio is close to a 2015 census report...
DALLAS — Without the shocking video, it’s unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month. The outrage on social media, the mea culpa by an airline CEO, the promise to treat customers better — none of it would have happened. The passengers who shot those videos on a United Express plane in Chicago violated United’s policy on photography. By the letter of the airline’s...
MANCHESTER, England >> As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the West. The attack left at least 22 dead, including an 8-year-old girl, shattering the revelry at a...
PITTSBURGH — The jury that will hear Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case was filling up quickly Tuesday as lawyers and prosecutors worked to select panelists who they believed would be favorable to their side. A black woman in her 30s who said she knows only “basic information” about the case and a white man in his 20s who initially expressed a tendency to believe police were the latest to be added to the panel. The man said he could put that bias aside if...
WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. The White House’s proposed spending plan for the EPA amounts to $5.6 billion, a 31 percent cut from the current budget year, according to a briefing provided in advance to the media. Adjusted for inflation, that would represent the...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system. It took commander Peggy Whitson much longer than expected to install the spare unit. Success finally came after her spacewalking partner, Jack Fischer, blasted the area with nitrogen gas to clear away flecks of metal. Mission Control noted that the...
WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent and warming of relations after the election. The former CIA chief also told the House intelligence committee that he had become so concerned about Russian interference — and contacts between Americans “involved” with the Trump campaign...
LONDON — Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89. The British actor died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer, according to a family statement posted on Moore’s official Twitter account. “We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF, which he considered to...
Landslides and mudslides
BIG SUR >> A major new rockslide has buried a stretch of California’s iconic Highway 1 in up to 40 feet of stone and dirt, the latest hit in a soggy winter of slides, floods and road closings along the winding Central California coast road, state transportation officials said Monday. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday night, covering about one-third of a mile of road and changing the Big Sur coastline immediately below, a spokesman...