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Hugh Masekela: life and career of the jazz trumpeter – in pictures

A look at the life of the legendary South African trumpeter, who has died aged 78<p>Interview from the archive: ‘When I look at the time left I have to hurry up’

Trumpeter

Rose Marie, actress and showbiz legend, dies at 94

<b>(CNN) —</b> Broadway and television actress Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died Thursday, her publicist said, citing her family. She was 94.<p>Born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923, in New York, she began performing at age 3 by winning an amateur …

Entertainment

Why you should visit St Helena, home to the 'world's most useless airport'

So you want to go to St Helena.<p>Why? Maybe you want bragging rights about the notorious flight in. Maybe you’re a hiker, keen to walk the island’s …

Democrats Need More Democracy, Not Less

<b>T</b>wo political scientists wrote a recent op-ed in the New York Times, which ran under the headline, “Is the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?” …

Guantánamo art show rattles US military and could prompt confiscation or destruction

Works by detainees are making waves at a New York exhibition – but now officials have taken away finished artworks and won’t let them leave the site<p>When Moath al-Alwi wants to get his mind out of the US detention center in Guantánamo Bay, where he has been held without charge for almost 16 years, …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Muhal Richard Abrams obituary

Innovative American jazz pianist, clarinettist and composer who co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago<p>The American jazz pianist, clarinettist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams, who has died aged 87, was one of contemporary music’s most dedicated and …

Flute

Jon Hendricks, vocal jazz pioneer and vocalese master, dies aged 96

The early Art Tatum collaborator went on to win a Grammy with his trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross<p>Jon Hendricks, the American jazz singer who pioneered the evocative vocalese style, has died aged 96. His daughter Aria Hendricks confirmed the news.<p>The son of a minister and with 14 siblings, Hendricks …

Music

The Epson panoramic photography awards 2017 – in pictures

The Epson International Pano awards showcase the work of the best panoramic photographers from around the world. Thousands of entries were submitted to the eighth annual competition. Here is a selection of the best, including the winning entry of a river in China

Photography

George Avakian, jazz producer of Miles Davis and more, dies at 98

Russian-born industry titan helped popularise albums and liner notes Jazz career began in 1930s, working with Louis Armstrong<p>George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has …

Flute

Experts discuss warning signs of eruption at Yellowstone super volcano

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Rumors are rumbling that the Yellowstone super volcano will erupt sooner than expected.<p>Recent studies suggest the …

Volcanoes

Linda Nochlin obituary

Feminist art historian who touched a nerve with her 1971 article Why Have There Been No Great Woman Artists?<p>Linda Nochlin, who has died aged 86, was one of art history’s great troublemakers. Her article Why Have There Been No Great Woman Artists?, published in Art News in 1971, is credited as a …

Art

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Taking 'Hamilton' To Puerto Rico

Welcome back to the Caribbean, Alexander Hamilton: This morning, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the composer and lyricist of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning smash <i>Hamilton: An American Musical</i>, announced that he is taking the show to the University of Puerto Rico's campus in San Juan for a limited …

Caribbean

Frustration Mounts Over Puerto Rico's 'New Normal' As Federal Troops Leave The Island

It's a muggy early afternoon in Morovis, a mountain community about 40 miles from San Juan. Army Reserve soldiers led by Captain Angel Morales are hard at work handing out cases of water and ready-to-eat meals from a flatbed truck. Hundreds of people line up in the parking lot of the Jaime Collazo …

Caribbean

How poverty became a crime in America

In the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years<p>In the United States, a system of modern peonage – essentially, a government-run loan shark operation – has been going on for years. Beginning in the 1990s, the country …

Income Inequality

“I’m the only one that matters”: Trump’s chilling imperial power-grab

Trump has never understood, or respected, the limits on presidential power. Now he’s trying to make them disappear<p>President Donald Trump is overseas right now, doing personal appearances at his properties and making a fool of himself. So far, he's asked Japanese car makers to start making cars in …

She flipped off President Trump — and got fired from her government contracting job

It was the middle-finger salute seen around the world.<p>Juli Briskman’s protest aimed at the presidential motorcade that roared past her while she was on her cycling path in Northern Virginia late last month became an instantly viral photo.<p>Turns out it has now cost the 50-year-old marketing executive …

Social Media

Fats Domino, rock'n'roll pioneer, dies aged 89

Pianist who sold 110m records including Blueberry Hill was ‘warm, fun-loving, spiritual, creative and humble – you don’t get more New Orleans than that’<p>Fats Domino: a huge talent who inspired ska, the Beatles and bling A rock’n’roll life in pictures<p>Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm and blues …

Music

The Opening of 'The World’s Most Useless Airport' in Remote Saint Helena

Last weekend, after five years of construction and controversy, the tiny and isolated British island of Saint Helena welcomed its first scheduled commercial flight. Saint Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, is one of the most remote islands in the world—a volcanic …

Sober-Living Facility Leaving Paradise Valley; Home for Sale for $1.1 Million

Owner won't say if he has asked residents of Pinnacle Peak Recovery facility to vacate property in exclusive neighborhood

Real Estate

Napoleon’s Remote Island Prison Can Be Your Next Luxury Vacation Spot

One of the remotest islands in the world is about to enter the modern tourist age.<p>When the British exiled Napoléon Bonaparte to St. Helena in 1815, …

Luxury Lifestyle

Katharine Hepburn's Brownies: A Recipe For Home-Wrecking?

When it comes to brownie recipes, one would usually expect to hear ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs and chocolate. But one woman dished out a most unusual addition – a heavy serving of infidelity. It all started when <i>The New York Times</i> published Katharine Hepburn's Brownies Recipe two years …

Dessert

Boy whose heart stopped after bite of hot dog found to have rare condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 9-year-old boy who was enjoying a hot dog took an overly big bite -- and went into cardiac arrest. But choking wasn't the cause, according to a case study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics.<p>The terrifying incident had a much more unlikely cause, according to Dr. Isa Ozyilmaz of …

Medicine

Walter Becker, co-founder of Steely Dan, dies aged 67

The band were revered for their jazz-tinged music and cynical lyrics, and enjoyed hits including Rikki Don’t Lose That Number<p>Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the influential band Steely Dan, died on Sunday aged 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of …

Music

Her weight loss and pain looked like cancer. The real reason was hidden for years.

In an awful way, it all made perfect sense, Gail T. Wells remembers thinking as neurologist Thy Nguyen matter-of-factly explained that she was ordering tests to check for an underlying cancer.<p>Cancer would explain the worsening symptoms — abdominal pain, incessant cough, weight loss and crushing …

Medicine

Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Justice Department said in a court filing Friday evening that it has no evidence to support President Donald Trump's assertion in March that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped the phones in Trump Tower before last year's election.<p>"Both FBI and NSD confirm that they have no …

Donald Trump

Serena Williams welcomes baby girl with fiancé Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams will be serving up a lot of love to her newborn baby.<p>The tennis pro welcomed a baby girl on Friday — in the middle of the U.S. Open — …

Olympic runner found dead in Scottsdale condo complex swimming pool

Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>><p>A California couple was arrested after police said they kept their children in a plywood box with no …

US Open live: Konta knocked out by Krunic on day one – as it happened

The No7 seed suffered a shock first-round defeat but Kyle Edmund progressed while Venus Williams, Garbiñe Muguruza and Petra Kvitova all won

Tennis

‘The windscreen phenomenon’ - why your car is no longer covered in dead insects

Wildlife experts have been warning about the alarming decline in insects for decades.<p>But the fall in numbers of bugs in Britain has now reached such a troubling extent that even motorists are noticing that their windscreens are clear of squashed flies, gnats, moths and wasps.<p>Where a trip in high …

Insects

‘I don’t know how it got this bad’: Trump supporters and protesters meet in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, at an intersection near the convention center where President Trump was scheduled to hold a campaign rally, two vendors hawked products with competing messages.<p>On one side of the street, two men sold “Make America Great Again” caps for $20 and T-shirts …

Rights & Freedoms