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Nissan ex-chair Ghosn released from Japanese detention

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn released from Japanese detention

TOKYO — Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn walked out of a Japanese detention centre Thursday evening, his head held high, after paying 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail and winning a court rejection of an appeal from prosecutors.
Actor Michael Madsen charged with DUI after SUV hits pole

Actor Michael Madsen charged with DUI after SUV hits pole

MALIBU, Calif. — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Michael Madsen with two misdemeanour counts of drunken driving after the actor drove his SUV into a pole last month.
Probe clears acting defence head of alleged bias in Pentagon

Probe clears acting defence head of alleged bias in Pentagon

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's watchdog agency on Thursday cleared Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favour his former employer, Boeing Co.
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favourite classic films

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shares her favourite classic films

LOS ANGELES — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work.
Prince Harry attends public event as royal baby wait goes on

Prince Harry attends public event as royal baby wait goes on

LONDON — Prince Harry has attended a service commemorating war dead from Australia and New Zealand as he and his wife Meghan await the birth of their first child.

Default judgment against no-show R. Kelly in civil case

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has entered a default judgment for a woman who sued R. Kelly in February, accusing the singer of sexually abusing her when she was a minor 20 years ago.
Missing indigenous women spotlighted as bill signed

Missing indigenous women spotlighted as bill signed

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A growing number of missing and murdered Native American women are the focus of a Washington bill signed into law Wednesday amid concerns the victims' cases are slipping between jurisdictional gaps.

UK blocks Sainsbury's merger with Walmart unit Asda

LONDON — British regulators blocked Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound ($9.4 billion) purchase of Walmart's Asda unit on Thursday amid concerns the deal would have increased prices and reduced the quality and range of products available.
Prince William meets New Zealand mosque attack responders

Prince William meets New Zealand mosque attack responders

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Britain's Prince William on Thursday met with some of the police officers and medics who were the first to respond to last month's mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive to step down

LONDON — Royal Bank of Scotland says chief executive Ross McEwan is stepping down after 5 1/2 years overseeing the restructuring of a bank that was bailed out by the government during the global financial crisis.