'Game of Thrones' composer creating 'Gears of War 4' score

This image released by Microsoft shows a scene from "Gears of War 4." Composer Ramin Djawadi crafted the score for the game. (Microsoft via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The composer for "Game of Thrones" is swapping the sword-filled realm of Westeros for the alien-plagued world of Sera.



Springsteen breaks his record for longest US show

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It was another record-breaking night for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with a few surprises thrown in at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.
US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring

US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in springThe U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much ...



The Latest: Sisco mayor says he won't lift burkini ban

Activists protest outside the French embassy, during the "wear what you want beach party" in London, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The protest is against the French authorities clampdown on Muslim women wearing burkinis on the beach. Writing on the sign reads: 'No to Islamophobia, yes to Burkinis.' (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the ruling by France's top administrative court on burkini bans (all times local):



Kerry, Lavrov push to finalize Syria deal, evacuees leave besieged Daraya

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov shake hands during a bilateral meeting focused on the Syrian crisis in GenevaBy Lesley Wroughton and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Sergei Lavrov sought on Friday to finalize an agreement on fighting Islamist militants in Syria as the first evacuees left a besieged Damascus surbub under a plan which has aroused the U.N.'s concern. A deal on fighting jihadists in Syria could help lead to an end to fighting between the army and its militia allies on one side and non-jihadist rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. As Kerry and the Russian foreign minister met at a hotel on Lake Geneva, residents and insurgents began to leave the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya where civilians have been trapped since 2012, Reuters witnesses said.





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