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Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

NEW YORK — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died
Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal

Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's latest scandal claimed its first victim Monday as Pope Francis' chief bodyguard resigned over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five employees who were suspended as part of a financial investigation.
3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global
Trump calls for Spicer votes on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Trump calls for Spicer votes on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump is trying to influence votes on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Trump on Monday tweeted that viewers should vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Iran's Guard says it detains Paris-based exiled journalist

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017.
Some states honouring indigenous people instead of Columbus

Some states honouring indigenous people instead of Columbus

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honouring Christopher Columbus. From Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C.
China's trade with US shrinks again in September

China's trade with US shrinks again in September

BEIJING — China's trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. Exports to the United States, China's biggest foreign market, fell 21.9% to $36.
Report: South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at home

Report: South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at home

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — News reports said South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead Monday at her home south of Seoul.
South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea's justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favours surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal governmen
Correa HR in 11th as Astros top Yankees 3-2; ALCS tied at 1

Correa HR in 11th as Astros top Yankees 3-2; ALCS tied at 1

HOUSTON — In a battle of the bullpens, Carlos Correa felt the greatest relief.