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California's unemployment rate fell to a near-record low of 4.8 percent last month, but experts cautioned that the Golden State's economy might be slowing down. Will Houston can be reached at 707-441-0504. That's the lowest rate the county has seen since April 2001. Gedney also said the rate workers are leaving their jobs to seek career opportunities elsewhere in the state is the highest it has been in 10 years.
  • Katy Perry to earn $25 million as 'American Idol' judge

    Katy Perry to earn $25 million as 'American Idol' judge

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    The singer has reportedly inked a deal with ABC to judge the planned "American Idol" reboot for a cool $25 million. A source close to the deal stated , " Katy had all the leverage". After falling ratings, American Idol was axed by USA network Fox last May, but TMZ says Ryan Seacrest is in talks to host once again for its autumn reboot on new home ABC .
  • Everton to make Ross Barkley statement after Monday board meeting - Ronald Koeman

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    Koeman has already shown, in his handling of Ross Barkley - an academy graduate and boyhood Evertonian - that he is not the sentimental type and is not prepared to accept anything less than 100 per cent commitment. "In my opinion that is a really good decision he needs to recover and get ready for pre-season". We will see if there is interest in those players.
  • Cannes film queen feels as if she's 21

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    Kidman wasn't shy of putting on an amorous display with husband, singer Keith Urban, for the cameras either. "I don't have to work but I do because it is still my passion, the way in which I express myself", the 49-year-old Oscar victor said.
  • Drake Meets Celine Dion Backstage at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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    Following a brief interlude recounting Cher's unique musical history, she returned to the stage wearing a huge curly wig and sheer black number similar to the one she wore in the music video for 1989's If I Could Turn Back Time . Scroll through the gallery to see more of the night's best moments! Two decades after a movie and a song captivated the country, Celine Dion revisited her iconic hit " My Heart Will Go On ", with the same passion as ever.
  • Many in Cosby jury pool have opinion about guilt

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    United States comedian Bill Cosby (C) arrives at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 22, 2017. Comedian Bill Cosby was in a Pittsburgh courtroom Monday as jury selection began in his sexual assault trial. She says he returned with three blue pills which he said "would take the edge off". In a deposition taken more than a decade ago in connection to Constand's allegations, Cosby testified that he obtained the sedative Quaalude for the objective of giving ...
  • Potential Opponents for Jinder Mahal

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    But after English could only get a count of two following a suplex, he continued his character's recent trend of crying. Dillinger carried out the Tye Breaker and pinned English for the win. Meanwhile, Owens just won the belt from Chris Jericho at "WrestleMania 33" and it would look bad for him if he had such a short reign as the WWE United States Championship .
  • Celine Dion Starts Cher Singalong at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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    Last night, legends Cher and Celine Dion performed amazingly at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas . Hudgens acknowledged that shortly afterward by asking if she was on the invite list for Drake's afterparty. "Nicki Minaj, I'm so glad we found our way back, because I love you, and I could never, ever, ever see it any other way". The emotional performance by the singer who lost her husband René Angélil to cancer past year earned her a standing ovation.
  • Drake breaks record with 13 awards at Billboard Music Awards

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    Her " If I Could Turn Back Time " look was a throw back to her 1980s music video outfit with a sheer bodysuit. Nicki Minaj opened the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with an explosive nine-minute set of her top songs — including "No Frauds" a response to a diss track from Remy Ma.
  • Muslim convert killed roommates over disrespect to his faith

    Muslim convert killed roommates over disrespect to his faith

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    Arthurs says that, in addition to killing his ex-friends over their lack of respect, he also committed the gruesome crime because he was mad at global anti-Muslim sentiment and was seeking to bring attention to his "cause ". Arthurs told police he was a white supremacist until his recent conversion to Islam, according to the arrest affidavit. After leading police to his home, the two dead men were discovered with gunshot wounds to the upper body and head, police said.
  • Drake dominates, Cher reflects at Billboard Music Awards

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    Drake had a record-breaking night at last night's (May 21) Billboard Music Awards , taking home thirteen trophies , but the highlight of the evening may have been meeting Céline Dion. Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, twenty one pilots and Shawn Mendes will not attend. "Life is like toilet paper", he quoted while acceptong his final award as Top Artist.