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Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

NEW YORK — Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's bestselling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73.
Also roaring back from pandemic: earth-warming emissions

Also roaring back from pandemic: earth-warming emissions

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover. Worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could surge by 1.
General says Afghan withdrawal will make terror fight harder

General says Afghan withdrawal will make terror fight harder

WASHINGTON — In a blunt assessment Tuesday, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress it will be extremely difficult but not impossible for the U.S.
Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

ATLANTA — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws.
UN seeks $29M for St. Vincent amid new volcanic threats

UN seeks $29M for St. Vincent amid new volcanic threats

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The United Nations announced Tuesday that it is seeking $29.2 million to help St.
Rebels vow to take capital after Chadian president killed

Rebels vow to take capital after Chadian president killed

N'DJAMENA, Chad — Chad’s president of three decades died of wounds suffered during a visit to front-line troops battling a shadowy rebel group, the military announced Tuesday, as the insurgents vowed to take the capital in what could become a violent
EXPLAINER: Why 1 murder count against Chauvin may not stick

EXPLAINER: Why 1 murder count against Chauvin may not stick

MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors fought hard to add a third-degree murder charge against former police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, but a conviction on that charge alone could set up a problematic scenario for them.
Oscar predictions: Can anything beat 'Nomadland'?

Oscar predictions: Can anything beat 'Nomadland'?

Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic.
Queen enters 'twilight' of reign after farewell to Philip

Queen enters 'twilight' of reign after farewell to Philip

LONDON — Now that the Royal Family has said farewell to Prince Philip, attention will turn to Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday on Wednesday and, in coming months, the celebrations marking her 70 years on the throne.
Amy Coney Barrett has book deal with conservative imprint

Amy Coney Barrett has book deal with conservative imprint

NEW YORK — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has a book deal with a Penguin Random House imprint, The Associated Press has learned.
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