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'Lord, when is this going to end?': Chicago's search for answers after video

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Marlin Daniels was driving when police pulled him over and said they were tracking cars like his that had been reported stolen.<p>He suspects they pulled him over for a different reason: because he is black.<p>"It happens," he says with the despair of someone who has shared the story more …

Justice

Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton – in pictures

Music,Culture,Johnny Cash,Dolly Parton,Miles Davis,Tom Petty,Bryan Ferry,Janis Joplin,Morrissey,Freddie Mercury,Snoop Dogg,Bruce Springsteen<p>A new book entitled Rock Stars Cars details the vehicles of some of the most revered musicians in rock, rap and pop history - take a look at some of its …

Snoop Dogg

Adele: ‘I can finally reach out a hand to my ex. Let him know I’m over it’

On a sunless and sopping morning in October, Adele arrives at the London offices of XL Recordings carrying a tea in one hand, a phone in the other, and the fortunes of the global music industry in her handbag. “Been sleeping with this chained to my wrist,” says Adele, of a slim silver laptop she …

Duke Ellington: The Conny Plank Session Album Review

When the Conny Plank estate revealed that they have in their possession a recording of the experimental German producer and big band titan Duke Ellington in the studio together, it was indeed a surprise. But given the Duke's decades-long track record of taking creative risks, the two disparate …

Is Miles Davis the greatest jazz musician ever?

Miles Davis died on September 28, 1991. Twenty-five years on, Ivan Hewett examines whether he really was the greatest jazz artist of all time.<p>Miles Davis, the restless, irascible trumpeter and composer who became the epitome of "cool jazz", was voted the Greatest Jazz Artist of all time in …

Joey Arias Pays Tribute to the Legendary Billie Holiday on Her Centennial

The famed drag artist’s performance at REDCAT celebrates Lady Day’s 100th birthday<p>Los Angeles has seen multiple celebrations of the centenary of …

BBC Music Jazz - BBC Music Jazz, Billie Holiday @ 100 with Liane Carroll & Claire Martin

Vocalists Claire Martin and Liane Carroll celebrate diva Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday by selecting music from their personal collections.<p>Together they navigate us through the story of Billie’s life peppered with some of her classic recordings including ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Fine and Mellow’ …

Award-winning jazz singer 'refuses to come out of hotel room' at Billie Holiday tribute performance

Cassandra Wilson is embroiled in a public row after a show at London’s Royal Festival Hall<p>An award-winning jazz singer has become embroiled in a public row with a gig promoter after she kept her audience waiting for over an hour in an apparent bid to build up atmosphere.<p>Cassandra Wilson, 59, who …

"Sacred Landscapes" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Sacred Landscapes<p>Published <b>Nov 18, 2015</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>23 Contributors</b><p><b>23 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Explorer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>The idea of doing a story based on images that focused on merging worlds was challenging in many ways. First and most importantly …

10 Memorable Thanksgiving Day Desserts

There's a reason people always save room for dessert: it's usually the most memorable part of the meal. This year, ditch the plain ole pumpkin pie for some sweets with a little more pizazz.<p><b>1. Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberries</b><p>A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a …

Dessert

Half of tree species in the Amazon at risk of extinction, say scientists

If deforestation continues at current rate, 57% of the 15,000 tree species will be in danger, including Brazil nut, cacao and açai<p>More than half the myriad tree species in the Amazon could be heading for extinction, according to a study that makes the first comprehensive estimate of threatened …

Extinction

Life of Paris attacker Omar Ismail Mostefai: from petty crime to radicalisation

Neighbours did not perceive anything odd about him, but, like previous French terrorist killers, he had appeared on a police radicalisation file<p>The beige, two-storey, housing association house in a quiet cul-de-sac in the French cathedral city of Chartres was as unremarkable as Omar Ismail Mostefai …

World's Biggest Hotel to Open in Mecca in 2017

The world’s biggest hotel is set to open in Mecca in 2017, offering an unprecedented level of luxury to travelers and royalty alike in Saudi …

Royal Family

The Last Stand: Abandoned World War II structures, in pictures - Telegraph

New "Star Trek" Series Launching In 2017

It will be the first new Trek TV series since 2005.<p>After a "special preview broadcast" on CBS, the new <i>Trek</i> show will be the inaugural original series for CBS All Access, a digital subscription streaming service that costs $5.99 per month. CBS said that the show will be distributed "for television …

Star-dust, interstellar bumblebees and the secret alien civilisation controlling humankind

The Night Sky in November: The arrival of the winter constellation Orion arouses memories of the eccentric astronomy great Sir Fred Hoyle<p>Is it conceivable that bumblebees could have been originally designed as miniature vehicles for interstellar travel? And if so, could this have been part of an …

Never a doubt: relentless Royals find a way once again in World Series clincher

Yet again the Mets had Kansas City on the ropes, but the dogged Royals rallied from the brink once more to seal the club’s first World Series title in 30 years<p>They knew it all along, these Kansas City Royals.<p>Even as they came up empty inning after inning against Mets ace Matt Harvey, who held them …

Flight recorders show crashed Russian jet not struck from outside - investigator

CAIRO/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian plane that crashed in Egypt was not struck from the outside and the pilot did not make a distress call before it disappeared from radar, a source in the committee analyzing the flight recorders said on Monday.<p>The source declined to give more details but based …

Airplanes

How the Kansas City Royals Dashed to a World Series Title

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Russian female astronauts asked how they would cope in space without men and makeup

It was inspiring news at first: Russia announced that starting this week, six female astronauts would live in a mock-spacecraft in Moscow for eight days, to test out the physical and psychological effects of long-term spaceflight. The women, ages 22 to 34, are trying out for a Russian Moon mission …

Space Exploration

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors develop revolutionary new therapy that can precisely target tumours without surgery<p>British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of …

Cancer

A Glamorous Retrospective Of Style Icons Who Mastered The Cat Eye

They've got wings!<p>Cat-eye liner is one of the most classic looks in beauty history. Actresses including Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot played a prominent role in making the cat eye relevant. And music icons such as Nina Simone, Madonna and Adele have all put their own spin on the …

Makeup

China Abandons One-Child Policy

Limit on families is raised to two children, ending a 35-year-old policy that led to myriad social and economic ills in China<p>By<p>Laurie Burkitt<p>Laurie Burkitt<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@lburkitt<p>Google+<p>Laurie.Burkitt@wsj.com<p>BEIJING—China will abandon its one-child policy, perhaps the most …

China