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Maroon 5 talks sixth studio album, “Red Pill Blues”

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Maroon 5 will be releasing their sixth studio album "Red Pill Blues" Nov. 3 via 222 and Interscope records. Are we excited? More than excited - - there doesn't exist a word that adequately sums up just how pumped fans are for this upcoming release. The LP will follow the band's 2014 LP, "V." The band will release a 10-track...

Liberia political party calls for halt to vote-counting

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - One of Liberia's largest political parties called for a halt to counting of election results Thursday, alleging voting irregularities and fraud, as the country awaited the announcement of the first provisional results.Angry supporters gathered to protest at Liberty Party headquarters, claiming polls in the West African nation opened late and that ballot-tampering occurred in at...

Shares of TV providers drop as AT&T warns of video losses

NEW YORK (AP) - Signs that more people are dropping their traditional TV subscriptions weighed on TV providers' stocks Thursday.AT&T said it lost 90,000 video subscribers in the U.S. in the third quarter. It's a steeper drop than the same period last year, even though gains from its newer, cheaper online cable-like service, DirecTV Now, are included. DirecTV Now...

Sweden won’t prosecute Italian stem cell scientist

Sweden won’t prosecute Italian stem cell scientist
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants.Prosecutor Jennie Nordin said it can't be proven that Dr. Paolo Macchiarini would be guilty of either causing another's death or causing bodily harm, so he is no longer a...

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloon

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol is considering another type of surveillance balloon that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings.Agents in south Texas recently finished a 30-day trial of the camera-toting, helium-filled balloon made by Drone Aviation Holding...

Congress calls on FCC to quell prison cellphone problem

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - More than 50 members of Congress are calling on federal regulators to come up with a solution to combat cellphones in the nation's prisons.In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, 48 House members and four U.S. senators wrote to the Federal Communications Commission that addressing the security threat posed by contraband cellphones is...

The Latest: Hill Dems blast Trump energy plan

The Latest: Hill Dems blast Trump energy plan
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Trump administration's energy plan (all times local):1:36 p.m.Rick Perry has referred to Puerto Rico as a country at a congressional hearing, though he also repeatedly described it correctly as a U.S. territory.When Rep. Kathy Castor asked the energy secretary about efforts to restore Puerto Rico's storm-destroyed power grid, he said she'd described...

Commerce chief: Billions more dollars needed for 2020 Census

Commerce chief: Billions more dollars needed for 2020 Census
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration acknowledged on Thursday that billions more dollars are "urgently needed" to ensure a fair and accurate count during the 2020 Census.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told a House panel that new cost estimates show the 2020 Census will cost $15.6 billion, about 27 percent more than earlier projections.Among the factors for the higher cost...

Miley Cyrus covers Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” and it is enchanting

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Both Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus covered Tom Petty's 1994 song "Wildflowers" on Thursday's Tonight Show. Sweet and simple, you can even hear a hint of Dolly Parton come out with Miley's vibrato. Miley led with her one-of-a-kind vocals, flooded with soul and emotion. Her father found refuge behind his acoustic guitar, face hidden beneath his cowboy hat. He also...

The Latest: Teams to start searching for bodies after fires

The Latest: Teams to start searching for bodies after fires
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):10:15 a.m.Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country.Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano says officials are investigating hundreds of reports of missing people and that recovery teams will start doing targeted...