US rapper fined for indecent language charges in St. Kitts

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, Rapper and businessman Curtis Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, poses during an interview in New York. Police in St. Kitts and Nevis say that U.S. rapper 50 Cent and a member of his entourage were detained and charged for allegedly using “indecent language” during his performance at the St. Kitts Music Festival, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis (AP) — A representative for U.S. rapper 50 Cent says he's paid a fine and is on his way home after he and a member of his entourage were detained in St. Kitts and Nevis for using "indecent language" during a performance at a music festival.



Shaq brings US basketball diplomacy to Cuban capital

NBA Hall of famer Shaquille O'Neal, plays with a youngster during a clinic with young players in Havana, Sunday, June 26, 2016. O'Neal will visit historically significant cultural sites in Havana to encourage positive ties between the U.S. and Cuban people. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — NBA great Shaquille O'Neal has become the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba.



Spain exit poll: Popular Party gets most votes in election

Spain's acting Prime Minister and Popular Party candidate Mariano Rajoy waves after casting his vote for the national elections in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June. 26, 2016. Spaniards headed to the polls Sunday for an unprecedented repeat election that aims to break six months of political deadlock after a December ballot left the country without an elected government. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)MADRID (AP) — Spain's conservative Popular Party collected most votes in the country's general election Sunday but didn't get enough seats in Parliament to form a government on its own, an exit poll for Spain's public broadcaster indicated.



Iraq takes full control of Fallujah from IS

A member of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces drives an armed vehicle flying his national flag in FallujahIraqi forces took the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had already declared victory on June 17 after IS defences collapsed, with Iraqi forces facing only limited resistance in subsequent clearing operations. The offensive saw tens of thousands of civilians risk death to flee their homes, leaving Iraq to grapple with a humanitarian crisis as its forces prepare to attack the country's last remaining major IS hub of Mosul.



Officials: California wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings

A pickup truck passes by the remains of mobile homes devastated by a wildfire, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in South Lake, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — A ravenous and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 200 homes and other buildings, though firefighters said Sunday light winds were helping contain the blaze.





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