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Channel 7 to broadcast Boston's signature July Fourth event


Viewers will be able to watch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July Fourth on WHDH-TV this year. Channel 7 will broadcast the 2018 spectacular, which includes a concert and … Click to Continue »

Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visit


Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy's … Click to Continue »

ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr


ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of … Click to Continue »

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Iowa City to hold downtown block party; thousands expected


Iowa City is expecting tens of thousands of people to attend its second Downtown Block Party this weekend. Last year's inaugural Downtown Block Party drew an estimated 30,000 people to … Click to Continue »


Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from program


The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. … Click to Continue »


Horoscopes for Saturday, June 23, 2018


Aries March 21-April 19 Intrigue flavors the day as the mysterious Moon moves through secretive Scorpio and your eighth house of sex, money, and power. You may want to keep … Click to Continue »


Michelle Obama says her memoir is a 're-humanization' effort


Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that she hopes will give voice … Click to Continue »


Netflix's top spokesman fired over use of racial term

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying … Click to Continue »


Ex-Las Vegas headliner loses bid to undo federal porn plea


A former Las Vegas Strip headliner from Germany lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a federal child pornography case involving thousands of videos and images. Jan Rouven … Click to Continue »


Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drugmaker headquarters

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An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed Friday in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an … Click to Continue »


The Latest: Musa gives Nigeria 1-0 lead vs Iceland


The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:08 p.m. Ahmed Musa has scored in the 49th minute to give Nigeria a 1-0 lead against Iceland at … Click to Continue »

Friday, Jun 22

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

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The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A senior … Click to Continue »

Rapper Jim Jones among 4 arrested after Atlanta police chase


Rapper Jim Jones has been arrested after a brief police chase in west Georgia. A Coweta County investigator said he saw a southbound Mercedes sport utility vehicle drift into the … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Hundreds attend funeral for designer Kate Spade

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The Latest on funeral services for fashion designer Kate Spade (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade … Click to Continue »

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views


Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died … Click to Continue »

Thursday, Jun 21

What’s going on in the Modesto region? A lot, here’s a look


GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS “JERSEY BOYS” ▪ June 22-24 Grammy and Olivier award-winning musical. 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $29-$89. GRUPO INTOCABLE ▪ June 30 … Click to Continue »

Wednesday, Jun 20

The Latest: Messi gets a chance to save face against Croatia

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The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:16 a.m. Lionel Messi is going to have a hard time keeping up with Cristiano Ronaldo at this year's … Click to Continue »

Looking for a low-cost way to entertain the kids this summer? Regal Cinemas offering $1 tickets


With summer on the Sacramento region's doorstep and temperatures set to soar, Regal Cinemas is giving parents and kids a chance to take a break from the heat and watch … Click to Continue »

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

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The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice … Click to Continue »

Tuesday, Jun 19

GameStop confirms buyout talks in wake of struggles and a data breach


Video game retailer GameStop confirmed Tuesday that it is in discussions with third parties for a potential buyout. This followed a report from Reuters on Monday that New York-based private … Click to Continue »

Modesto Blues Fest returns, more entertainment across the region


Modesto Blues Festival The blues return to Modesto for this festival on Saturday featuring bands wailing both indoors and out. Check out the lineup of BluesBox Bayou Band, Bill Clifton's … Click to Continue »

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead outside South Florida motorcycle shop


South Florida underground rapper XXXTentacion, who became a rising star amid a swirl of criminal charges and controversies over domestic abuse, was murdered on Monday afternoon as he sat behind … Click to Continue »

Monday, Jun 18

The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

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The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:09 a.m. Saudi team officials say the players have landed safely after a reported engine failure on their flight … Click to Continue »

It's not 'Just a Dream': Nelly announces Raley Field show near the end of summer


Just a week before summer officially ends, the rapper who brought the world "Hot in Herre" will bring some of that heat to West Sacramento. Hip-hop artist Nelly will come … Click to Continue »