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Marvel ‘Voices’ podcast inspires comic book anthology

Marvel ‘Voices’ podcast inspires comic book anthology

NEW YORK — A Marvel podcast series is inspiring an anthology of new adventures for some of its most popular superheroes.
Daddy Yankee to open reggaeton museum in Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee to open reggaeton museum in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Daddy Yankee is opening a museum in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous.
Feds: Royalty exemption for new shallow-water Gulf wells

Feds: Royalty exemption for new shallow-water Gulf wells

NEW ORLEANS — The federal agencies that make and enforce offshore oil and gas leases say they’ll encourage new wells in shallow Gulf of Mexico waters by allowing some reduced-royalty or even royalty-free production if owners can prove they need it.

Fiat Chrysler chairman not worried by General Motors lawsuit

MILAN — The chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles indicated Thursday that the merger with French carmaker PSA Peugeot will not be affected by a General Motors lawsuit.

Ex-'American Idol' contestant gets nearly 4 years in prison

NORFOLK, Va. — Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Antonella Barba has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for carrying nearly 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fentanyl.

North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain is on fire

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain is on fire. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday at a U.S. Forest Service video shows orange flames and white smoke along multiple spots on the mountain’s ridge.
Sheriff: Worker shot, wounded 2 at N Carolina plant

Sheriff: Worker shot, wounded 2 at N Carolina plant

TAR HEEL, N.C. — A gunman was captured after opening fire in a North Carolina hog processing plant early Thursday, seriously wounding two co-workers, a sheriff said.
Susan Choi, Sarah M. Broom win National Book Awards

Susan Choi, Sarah M. Broom win National Book Awards

NEW YORK — Susan Choi’s novel “Trust Exercise,” in which a high school romance is spun out into a web of memories and perspectives, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Sarah M.
From Lizzo to Lil Nas, new kids on the block rule Grammys

From Lizzo to Lil Nas, new kids on the block rule Grammys

NEW YORK — Genre-mashing, bold and chart-topping new artists have caught the attention of the Recording Academy, as Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead in nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
Coldplay decides not to tour for environmental reasons

Coldplay decides not to tour for environmental reasons

LONDON — The British band Coldplay has decided not to launch a global tour because of environmental concerns.