Fats Domino dies at 89; gave rock music a New Orleans flavor


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The godfather of rock and roll. A performer who always gave all he had. A man who loved his city and his neighborhood. Tributes to Fats Domino are accumulating, in words and in bouquets and Mardi Gras beads left at the yellow house in New Orleans where, after Hurricane Katrina, a fan spray-painted an erroneous RIP.

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  • Written by By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and STACEY PLAISANCE , Associated Press

House approves bill to sanction Iran for ballistic missiles


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation Thursday that would slap new sanctions on Iran for its pursuit of long-range ballistic missiles without derailing the 2015 international nuclear accord that President Donald Trump has threatened to unravel.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Prominent political journalist off air following sex claims

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says journalist Mark Halperin has been suspended from his role as network contributor following charges from five women who claimed he sexually harassed them while he was an ABC News executive.

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Confusion as Catalan president cancels, reschedules address


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The standoff between Spain and its secessionist-minded region of Catalonia headed to a crucial juncture Thursday as Catalans awaited their president's next move amid speculation he might back off a full independence proclamation by calling a snap election.

  • Written by By ARITZ PARRA and ELENA BECATOROS , Associated Press