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Robin Thicke’s girlfriend announces pregnancy

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke’s girlfriend has announced she’s expecting a baby with the singer and her due date is the same as the birthday of Thicke’s late father, actor Alan Thicke. April Love Geary made the announcement on Instagram Thursday alongside a sonogram image. She writes that “the due date is March 1st, Alan’s birthday!” The actor died in December at age …

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Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

BEIJING (AP) — Furious Chinese businesspeople said Friday that Beijing’s decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest earlier this week after the surprise move suddenly choked off border trade. Anger swept the city of Hunchun, home to hundreds of seafood processing plants, after …

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The Latest: 4th person arrested over Spain attacks

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Catalan police say they have arrested a fourth person in connection with the attacks in Barcelona and the resort of Cambrils that have killed at least 14 people. Police made the announcement on Twitter without providing further details. Thursday’s van attack in Barcelona killed at …

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NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors — the twin Voyager spacecraft — are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos. Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone — or anything — out there. This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch of Voyager …

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Barcelona’s victims: A snapshot of the world

PARIS (AP) — The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world — men, women and children from at least two dozen nations — testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city with its bounty of must-visit sites and star-studded football team. Families, friends and government officials from Paris to Sydney, San Francisco to Berlin …

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Russian Bombardier worker charged with aggravated bribery

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian employee in the Swedish branch of Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier has been charged with aggravated bribery and faces up to six years in jail and deportation if found guilty. Swedish prosecutor Thomas Forsberg says Evgeny Pavlov bribed a public servant in Azerbaijan to win a contract for a new signaling system with …

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Spain manhunt deepens as Barcelona insists ‘I am not afraid’

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a deadly car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region Friday, just hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade. Spanish authorities said the back-to-back vehicle attacks — as well as an explosion earlier this week in a …

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Fox’s James Murdoch slams Trump’s Charlottesville response

James Murdoch

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of 21st Century Fox has denounced racism and terrorists while expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. James Murdoch also told friends in a personal email that he and his wife, Kathryn, will donate $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League. Murdoch writes that the events in Charlottesville and …

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China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government is moving to curb domestic companies’ investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms. A document released Friday by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, was the latest move by regulators to tap the brakes on a string of foreign acquisitions, citing concerns that …

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