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  • Real books are back. E-book sales plunge nearly 20%

    LONDON — Are physical books the new vinyl? New data suggest that the reading public is ditching e-books and returning to the old fashioned printed word. Sales of consumer e-books plunged 17% in the U.K. in 2016, according to the Publishers Association. Sales of physical books and journals went up by 7% over the same period, while children’s books surged 16%. The same trend is on display in the U.S., where e-book sales declined 18.7% over the first nine months […]

  • US Marines return to volatile Afghan province

    The US Marines are back in Afghanistan’s turbulent Helmand province for the first time since the NATO-led international coalition ended its combat operations three years ago. At least 300 Marines have been deployed to the southwestern province, the site of many battles during the Afghan war. They will train, advise and assist Afghan soldiers and police. “The Marines have landed,” Task Force Southwest said on its Facebook page. They are replacing US Army advisers. The rural swath has a strong […]

  • Pope: Humanity couldn’t bear war with North Korea

    Pope Francis said Saturday he worries that rising tensions between the United States and North Korea could lead to a wide military conflict that would wipe out a “large part of humanity.” He called for renewed diplomacy using third-party intermediaries and for the United Nations to take a lead role in de-escalating tensions. The Pope, while returning to Italy from Egypt, took several questions from reporters and one asked him what he would say to world leaders at this critical […]

  • 7 killed as storm hits Midwest, Southwest states

    A strong storm caused severe flooding and tornadoes that killed at least seven people and injured dozens more in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. Several tornadoes touched down in east Texas, leaving five people dead, Van Zandt County officials said. The body of a 72-year-old woman was recovered in southwestern Missouri after flood waters washed away her car, authorities said. Another woman died Saturday after a tree fell on her mobile home in De Witt, Arkansas, about 80 miles east of […]

  • 21,000 AT&T Wireless workers could strike Monday

    NEW YORK — About 21,000 AT&T Wireless workers could walk off the job as soon as Monday. The Communications Workers of America union gave the company 72-hours notice Friday of a possible walk out. CWA members have been working on an rolling extension of their previous labor contract since early February. The notice of a possible strike comes the same day as AT&T’s shareholder meeting in Dallas. “We have given AT&T every opportunity to show their commitment to finding common […]

  • Passenger dragged off plane reaches settlement with United Airlines

    NEW YORK — United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created a firestorm for the company. Dao’s lawyers announced the deal Thursday, but did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement. The announcement includes praise for United CEO Oscar Munoz from Thomas Demetrio, one of his lawyers. “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he […]

  • Johnny Depp stuns fans on Disneyland’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Johnny Depp surprised fans at Disneyland, by popping up on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride in his full Capt. Jack Sparrow costume. The actor was waving his cutlas and talking to riders with his patented British slur on Wednesday night, not far from the animatronic versions of his character that appear throughout the ride. Identical twins Sarah and Rebecca Saryan sailed right up to him and he told everyone to jump into the water, so he […]

  • Ex-soldier laughed while killing her service dog as boyfriend recorded, police say

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. – A former soldier and her boyfriend are facing felony charges after police say she tied her service dog to a tree and shot it several times in the head while her boyfriend videotaped the act. Marinna Rollins and Jared Heng were arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Cumberland County, North Carolina. They’re charged with animal cruelty, a felony. According to a police report obtained by CNN affiliate WTVD, the pair took the gray-and-white male pit bill named […]

  • Schools warn parents about popular new Netflix show ‘13 Reasons Why’

    Alexa Curtis, 19, laid her laptop on her dinner table and took a deep breath. It was a brisk April evening, and Curtis was prepared to spend the night in her Boston apartment watching the new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” As the first three episodes of the teen drama unfolded on her computer screen, Curtis’ heart began to race. “13 Reasons Why” is based on best-selling author Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult book of the same title. Actress and […]

  • 4-year-old suffers broken jaw after falling out of moving bus on busy Arkansas highway

    HARRISON, Ark. – It’s a scene that would make any parent shudder — a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway. Video of the incident shows the back door of the bus springing open and the young girl plummeting to the road. “I couldn’t believe it, it was so shocking,” said Ryan Ciampoli, who was driving behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas. Ciampoli, who is a trained emergency medical […]