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Flowers sit atop the casket during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 02, 2018 - 5:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won't have it so simple. Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will. As her four sons and...
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President Donald Trump stops before taking the stage to speak at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, NC., Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 31, 2018 - 7:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order on retirement security (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump and the ruling emir of Kuwait will meet at the White House after Labor Day. The White House says Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the ruling emir of...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Microsoft says it’s requiring its U.S. suppliers to offer their employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. The company announced the new parental leave policy Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 30, 2018 - 5:54 pm
Microsoft will begin requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees paid leave to care for a new child. It's common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own software engineers and other full-time staff, but paid leave advocates say it's still rare to require...
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August 30, 2018 - 8:48 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish lira has further weakened against the dollar amid investors' move away from emerging markets and concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan economic policies. The lira dropped 4.11 percent on Thursday, trading at around 6.73 against the dollar and moving closer...
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A Vietnamese group from Orange County, Calif., pays their respects near the casket of Sen. John McCain during a viewing at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 29, 2018 - 10:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of people paid their respects to U.S. Sen. John McCain on Wednesday, standing for hours in the broiling Arizona sun before filing past the flag-draped casket that his tearful wife, Cindy, lovingly pressed her face against after a ceremony for the former North Vietnam...
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U.S. Naval sea cadets walk past the casket to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 7:57 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the first of two days of services in Arizona to honor Sen. John McCain (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Authorities say several people waiting outside the Arizona Capitol to pay their respects to U.S. Sen. John McCain have been overcome by extreme heat. The Arizona...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates speaks in Washington, D.C. Gates is taking a more targeted approach in his goal to help America's struggling school systems, this time by largely funding familiar groups to work directly with public school districts in some of the most impoverished regions of the U.S. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 28, 2018 - 3:51 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now funding groups working directly with clusters of public schools in some of the most impoverished regions of...
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El féretro de Aretha Franklin yace en el Museo de Historia Afroamericana Charles H. Wright en Detroit para durante velorio público el martes 28 de agosto del 2018. Franklin murió el 16 de agosto del 2018 de cáncer pancreático. Tenía 76 años. (AP Foto/Paul Sancya, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 12:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. The funeral home providing services for Aretha Franklin says the legendary singer paid the expenses of many families who could not afford to bury their...
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This Nov. 2, 2017, photo provided by Alex Apons shows his house and car that were leveled to ashes after the deadly October 2017 wildfires ravaged his Coffey Park neighborhood, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Apons said his insurance policy fell $200,000 short of what it cost the 34-year-old new father to rebuild his home. He and his wife wanted to stay because they had a baby on the way and both have deep family roots in the area. (Alex Apons via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 12:30 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp's new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California's most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago. She's had to dip into retirement...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Complaints and lawsuits lodged against for-profit colleges are unfolding as DeVos engineers a seismic shift in the regulatory landscape that stands to benefit the multibillion-dollar industry. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 24, 2018 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit against Ashford University describes an admissions office with a cutthroat sales culture more akin to a used-car lot than a place of higher learning, peddling "false promises and faulty information" to lure students eligible for federal financial aid. Sound familiar? The...
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