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It's left over from Snowvember, the name for a massive snowstorm last fall. Trucks that plowed the streets dumped two mountains of snow in an abandoned lot near the train station.
It's been joked that soccer's governing body is a kind of Mafia. Now that some executives have been arrested for racketeering and money laundering, the museum is opening a FIFA display in September.
Aid corridors into Yemen are opening up in Yemen as Houthi rebels were recently forced out of the port city of Aden. That could allow for badly needed reconstruction even as the fighting continues.
Waller County, Texas, released new jailhouse surveillance videos Tuesday, in part to counter online rumors that the 28-year-old African-American woman was already dead when she arrived at the jail.
Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.
Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today's sharpest musicians.