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The wildfires in California in 2017 just keep shattering records

This year's rash of catastrophic wildfires didn't just destroy neighborhood and livelihoods -- they also annihilated records. And the destruction's …

Sheryl Sandberg: Men run the world and it's not going that well

Four years after she published "Lean In," Sheryl Sandberg is expanding her message of dreaming big and supporting those dreams -- for everyone.<p>In a conversation at the Advancing Women's Leadership Forum at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, the Facebook operations chief called …

Hurricane Irma batters already struggling Cuban economy

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba’s cash-strapped economy has suffered this year from a decline in aid from its chief ally Venezuela, lower exports and a brake on market reforms. And then came Hurricane Irma.<p>A vintage car driver waits for tourists after Hurricane Irma caused flooding and a blackout, in …

Cuba

Hawaii says it's 1st state to go cashless for pot sales

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to have marijuana sales handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid …

Cannabis

Wisconsin Senate approves $3 billion cash payment for Foxconn factory

The Wisconsin Senate approved nearly $3 billion in cash payments for Foxconn Technology Group on Tuesday.<p>Foxconn plans to invest as much as $10 billion to build a flat-screen production factory in Wisconsin that initially would have a workforce of 3,000 but the company said that could grow to …

5 East African musicians you need to know

Getting its name for the Luganda word for ‘the feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance’, the third edition of Nyege Nyege festival in Uganda descended upon the shores of the River Nile last weekend. An eclectic mix of curious locals in search of a party, East African …

Africa

Mavis Staples Wonders, 'If All I Was Was Black'

Mavis Staples is in her eighth decade of singing. She began performing spiritual music as a child in the 1940s and then traveled across the country with her family on the gospel circuit as part of The Staple Singers. Along the way she saw the ugly side of racist America. Now Mavis Staples has new …

Review: Lizz Wright, 'Grace'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>One of my favorite courses in grad school was "Theology and the Body." We spent the better part of a semester pondering the legacy …

World Cafe Nashville: Bryant Taylorr

Bryant Taylorr eyes the glass of milky-looking kombucha that his sister has placed on the table in front of him in an East Nashville tea shop. "I don't know what this is," he says, before taking a tiny sip, pushing the cup away and wryly expressing his skepticism: "Is it doing something to my soul? …

Selwyn Birchwood On World Cafe

After hearing the music of Jimi Hendrix as a kid, Selwyn Birchwood was drawn to the blues. Later, he was literally drawn to the blues' doorstep after one of Birchwood's high school friends in Florida introduced him to a neighbor: none other than bluesman Sonny Rhodes.<p>"I took my guitar over to play …

Jimi Hendrix

Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

When Kanye West released <i>Graduation</i> on September 11, 2007, it was the candy-colored, beatwise album that, famously, beat 50 Cent for a battle over …

Review: Living Colour Return With Bluesy Take on Righteous Rage

Veteran art-metal crew Living Colour stretch across time and genre for another serving of righteous rage. But for sixth album <i>Shade,</i> they fold blues …

Mexican Institute of Sound Whips Up Deep, Humorous Grooves On

The Mexican Institute of Sound's (MIS) name conjures images of white lab coats and clip boards, well-trained scientists primed to collate information and disseminate it unto the Mexican Republic.<p>In actuality, MIS is the name of a musical project from Camilo Lara, the talented, prolific and …

André 3000 Joins New Robert Pattinson Sci-Fi Movie

André 3000 is set to appear alongside Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth in an upcoming sci-fi film, <i>Variety</i> reports. <i>High Life</i>, directed by Claire Denis, follows a group of convicts avoiding prison time by volunteering to take a voyage to a blackhole. The film will mark the French filmmaker’s English …

Esperanza Spalding's 'Exposure': A Creative Marathon, Live In The Studio

Esperanza Spalding — the multiple Grammy-winning bassist, singer-songwriter, bandleader and composer — maintains a fierce commitment to the unfolding moment. Spontaneity is her watchword and her discipline, the condition to which she aspires.<p>For this, among other reasons, Spalding has always been …

Watch Esperanza Spalding Make Her New Record

Today, Esperanza Spalding begins the making of her new album <i>Exposure</i>, a process she is live streaming over Facebook for a period of 77 hours. “I foresee that creating before a live audience will add excitement and extra inspiration energy,” Spalding previously said. “Knowing someone is watching and …

Watch Usher, Blake Shelton’s Moving ‘Stand By Me’ Duet for Hurricane Relief

Usher and Blake Shelton performed a striking duet of Ben E. King’s soul standard “Stand By Me” as part of the <i>Hand in Hand</i> hurricane relief telethon …

Lawmakers Want Limits on Wiretaps Despite Trump Administration Objections

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bloc of House Judiciary Committee leaders have agreed to demand new limits on the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program as a condition of temporarily extending its authorization, setting up a fight with the Trump administration.<p>The lawmakers — …

Democrats hold their fire on climate change

They're largely refraining from using the destruction wrought by Harvey and Irma as an occasion to lambaste President Donald Trump's policies.<p>Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have handed Democrats their most potent opportunity in half a decade to hammer Republicans on climate change — with the massive …

Lawmakers want more info on State Department redesign as proposal comes due

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to restructure the State Department, top lawmakers are demanding more details from the White House about the contentious plan, the outlines of which could be unveiled as soon as this month.<p>In a letter released Tuesday, a bipartisan group of House members …

Baltimore Officers Will Face No Federal Charges in Death of Freddie Gray

WASHINGTON — Six Baltimore police officers will face no federal charges in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a severe spinal cord injury while in custody, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.<p>“After an extensive review of this tragic event, conducted by career …

Supreme court sides with Trump on refugee policy in travel ban case

Court allows Trump administration to maintain its restrictions on refugees entering the US, but it will not be court’s final word on travel policy<p>The supreme court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees, agreeing to block a lower court ruling that would …

Congress Passes Measure Challenging Trump to Denounce Hate Groups

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate have unanimously passed a joint resolution urging President Trump to denounce racist and anti-Semitic hate groups, sending a blunt message of dissatisfaction with the president’s initial, equivocal response to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va., …

Supreme Court grants Texas stay request on electoral maps

<b>(CNN) —</b> A closely divided Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state of Texas on Tuesday night, freezing a lower court opinion that had invalidated two congressional districts and state house districts in four counties. The ruling means the current state electoral maps will stay in effect pending …

Anoush’ella Saj Kitchen Opens in the South End

Boston’s South End neighborhood now teems with Eastern Mediterranean flavor thanks to the arrival of Anoush’ella Saj Kitchen at 35 W. Newton St. The family-run restaurant draws inspiration from owners Raffi and Nina Festekjian’s Armenian-Lebanese heritage, and the menu centers around a special …

Where to Eat in New Orleans’ Algiers Point Neighborhood

There is something magical about taking the Algiers ferry across the mighty Mississippi: the feel of the wind, the scent of the air, views of the …

Andina Rolls Out First-Ever Peruvian Brunch

The Pearl District’s established Peruvian restaurant, Andina has been serving bright and refreshing tapas and entrees since 2003, but it’s about to push into new territory: weekend brunch. Starting September 16, Andina will serve Peruvian-style brunch Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 …

Applesauce Cake Recipe

This applesauce cake is spiced perfectly with a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and the cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping. A …

Everything You Need to Know to Make Paella at Home

If you’ve ever tasted authentic paella, you know there’s no other dish like it in the world. From the golden, saffron-induced hue to the crunchy bottom layer of socarrat, every bite is a little taste of pleasure. But how can you turn out a great batch of paella at home? We went to an expert to find …