1 million march in France, unions call new pension protests5 minute read 2:22 PM CDT
PARIS (AP) — French unions have called for new nationwide protests next week, which will coincide with King Charles III's planned visit to France.
The announcement follows record turnout in Thursday’s demonstration in Paris against President Emmanuel Macron's unpopular bill to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64.
French authorities say 119,000 people marched through the capital, which the Interior Ministry said was the biggest so far for Paris.
Over one million people joined protest marches around the country Thursday, the ministry said.
‘Scream as loud as you can’: 5 boys rescued from NYC tunnel2 minute read Preview Updated: 6:44 PM CDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Five mischievous boys had to be rescued after they crawled through a storm drain tunnel in New York City and got lost, authorities said.
In audio released by the fire department, 911 dispatchers work to pinpoint the boys' exact location and then tell them to scream once rescuers are close enough to hear.
“Now you can scream as loud as you can,” a dispatcher says. “They want you to scream and yell.”
The five boys, aged 11 and 12, crawled into a storm drain on Staten Island at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, fire department officials said at a news conference Wednesday.
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No red carpet? French unrest impacts King Charles III’s trip6 minute read Preview Updated: 5:18 PM CDT
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Swedish lawmakers vote to endorse country joining NATO2 minute read Preview Yesterday at 10:31 AM CDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers overwhelmingly voted Wednesday in favor of Sweden joining NATO, signing off on the country's membership along with the required legislation.
The 349-seat Riksdagen, or parliament, authorized Sweden’s accession to NATO on a 269-37 vote, with 43 lawmakers absent. It was the last required domestic hurdle to the country becoming part of the 30-member Western military alliance.
Six of the eight parties represented in parliament were in favor of NATO membership, and the vote that followed a nearly seven-hour debate was seen as a formality.
“Membership in NATO is the best way to safeguard Sweden’s security,” Foreign Minister Tobias Billström said during the deliberations. He called it “a historical event” and “one of the most important security policy decisions ever for our country.”
Sly Stone book to be released through new Questlove imprint2 minute read Preview Yesterday at 9:34 AM CDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Questlove has his own book imprint and is launching it with a memoir by one of the world's most influential and enigmatic musicians, Sly Stone, leader of Sly and the Family Stone.
“Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),” named for the Sly and the Family Stone hit, will be released Oct. 17 through Questlove's AUWA Books imprint, part of Macmillan Publishers. The memoir is co-written by Ben Greenman and will track Stone's rise to the heights of stardom in the late 1960s to his long decline and virtual disappearance from the music scene.
“For as long as I can remember folks have been asking me to tell my story,” the 80-year-old Stone, who was born Sylvester Stewart, said in a statement Wednesday. “I wasn’t ready. I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It’s been a wild ride and hopefully my fans enjoy it too.”
Other books planned for the AUWA imprint include “Handbook for the Revolution: The Essential Guide for Workplace Organizing,” by Amazon Labor Union activist Derrick Palmer and “Hip-Hop Is History,” a chronology of hip-hop’s first 50 years co-written by Questlove and Greenman.