FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the inauguration for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Throughout Aretha Franklin’s career, "The Queen of Soul" often returned to Washington - the nation's capital - for performances that at times put her in line with key moments of U.S. History. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
August 19, 2018 - 7:17 am
As a 21-year-old Aretha Franklin worked on her singing voice in New York during the summer of 1963, her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, raced to finish the final touches on the planned March of Washington. Nearly five decades later, Franklin found herself in Washington and performing "My Country 'Tis...
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A view of the partially collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefect Office official Raffaella Corsaro told AP that there had been a "misunderstanding" about information from ambulance dispatchers. Earlier, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said that as rescuers comb through the rubble for more bodies it will be "inevitable" that the death toll will eventually rise. Dozens of vehicles plunged into a dry river bed after the collapse Tuesday. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
August 16, 2018 - 2:09 pm
MILAN (AP) — Collapsed concrete, twisted metal, crushed cars. While the disaster in Genoa was the deadliest in recent years, Italy has seen other bridge and highway collapses that have raised alarm about the state of its aging transportation infrastructure. The 51-year-old Morandi Bridge was a key...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2015 file photo, Aretha Franklin sings during a memorial service for her father and brother, Rev. C.L. and Rev. Cecil Franklin, at New Bethel Baptist Church where they were ministers, in Detroit, Mich. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (Elizabeth Conley/The Detroit News via AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 10:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 1:24 p.m. President Donald Trump was among the many mourning the Queen of Soul on Thursday. During a cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said: "I want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1993 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
August 16, 2018 - 8:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn...
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From left, attorney Matt McQuaid, defendant Kenneth Williams, attorney Julie Koehler, attorney Gina Piemonte, defendant Micheail Ward, and attorney Scott Kozicki, stand at the start of the the Hadiya Pendleton murder trial at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Chicago. Williams and Ward are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 14, 2018 - 4:30 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate...
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This Aug. 7, 2018, courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates, right, testifying during questioning in the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of Paul Manafort at federal court in Alexandria, Va. U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III presides at top right. Gates acknowledged that he “possibly” covered personal expenses with Trump inauguration funds at the trial of his former boss Paul Manafort last week. Though Gates definitively admitted to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Manafort at his old job, Trump’s inaugural committee chairman is declining to say how much money Gates may have taken _ or whether any further review of inaugural spending is warranted. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The Associated Press that spending had been restrained...
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Colombia's new President Ivan Duque greets the public as he arrives for his inauguration ceremony in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
August 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The young protégé of a powerful former president was being sworn in as Colombia's new leader Tuesday, tasked with guiding the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. Ivan Duque, 42, who will be the youngest Colombian chief of state...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, London Breed waves before speaking to reporters outside of City Hall in San Francisco. Breed, who will make history as the first African American woman mayor of San Francisco when she takes the oath of office Wednesday, July 11, 2018, is a San Francisco native who grew up in public housing and inherits a city battling entrenched homelessness, open drug use and unbearably high housing costs. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill, File)
July 10, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — London Breed will make history Wednesday as the first black female mayor of San Francisco when she is sworn into office in the city that has come to embody extreme wealth and poverty in the modern age. She will take the oath outdoors on the steps of City Hall in a public...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 9, 2018 when taking the oath of office for his second term as president. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 09, 2018 - 1:36 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan named the members of his new Cabinet after he was sworn in Monday under a new governing system that grants him sweeping executive powers and which critics think gives him far too much control. Mevlut Cavusoglu will remain as Turkey's foreign...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, police deploy smoke and pepper grenades during clashes with protesters in northwest Washington. The U.S. government is dropping charges against the last 39 people accused of taking part in a violent protest on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
July 06, 2018 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday moved to drop charges against the last 39 people accused of participating in a violent protest on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration. The motion to dismiss charges by the U.S. attorney's office seemingly ends an 18-month saga that...
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