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Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In America,” died Monday. He was 91. → Read More

Trump calls NASCAR ‘noose’ controversy a hoax, says removal of Confederate flag lowered ratings

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR in a Monday morning tweet, calling the “noose” found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama a hoax. → Read More

Suspected bubonic plague case reported in China’s Inner Mongolia region

While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. → Read More

Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning Italian composer, dies at 91

Morricone created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and often haunting soundtracks for classic Hollywood gangster movies → Read More

Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester, N.Y. park

Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. → Read More

Sheriff: At least 2 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

Sheriff's Lt. Ryan Higgins said the two recovered bodies had not been identified. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were eight people on the two planes. They don't believe anyone survived. → Read More

Man charged in Alabama mall shooting that left boy, 8, dead

A man has been arrested on a murder charge in connection with a recent shooting at an Alabama shopping mall that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people injured, authorities said Sunday. → Read More

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

ROME (AP) " Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western 'The Good, the Bad and → Read More

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such as classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” has died. → Read More

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91 → Read More

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

During a career that spanned decades and earned him an Oscar for lifetime achievement in 2007, Ennio Morricone produced more than 400 original scores for feature films. → Read More

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” has died → Read More

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

ROME (AP) — Ocar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for → Read More

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

ROME (AP) — Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In America,” died on Monday. He was 91. Morricone’s longtime […] → Read More

Museum: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car with Confederate flag to stay

The auto museum director says the General Lee is a piece of history and the museum would not remove it any more than it would think of removing the Nazi memorabilia displayed in parts of the museum's military section. → Read More

Microsoft closing all stores permanently

Microsoft announced Friday that it is closing all of its 83 physical stores and switching to online only. → Read More

Texas closes bars, scales back dining as new virus cases hit an all-time high in U.S.

The governor of Texas ordered the closing of all bars again and scaled back restaurant dining Friday in the biggest retreat yet amid a surge across the South and West that has sent the number of confirmed new coronavirus infections per day in the U.S. to an all-time high of 40,000 -- higher even than during the deadliest stretch in April and May. → Read More

Tensions rise at virus hot spot apartments in southern Italy

The governor of a southern Italian region is insisting that residents who live in an apartment complex where many Bulgarian seasonal farm workers tested positive for COVID-19 stay inside for 15 days, not even emerging to buy food → Read More

New coronavirus cases hit 40,000, an all-time high in US

While the increase is believed to reflect, in part, greatly expanded testing, experts say there is ample evidence the virus is making a comeback, including rising deaths and hospitalizations in parts of the country, especially in the South and West. → Read More

Texas orders bars closed as new coronavirus cases hit an all-time high in US

The governor of Texas ordered the closing of all bars again and scaled back restaurant dining Friday in the biggest retreat yet by any state, as the number of confirmed new coronavirus cases per da… → Read More