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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 8, 2017 at 9:42 p.m.



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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man behind such hit songs as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman" has died. Glen Campbell's family says he died in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 81 on Tuesday, six years after he announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell was a star in country, pop, television and movies and was among the most popular entertainers of the late 1960s and 1970s, selling more than 45 million records and 12 gold albums.

NEW YORK (AP) — Tributes are pouring in for affable superstar singer Glen Campbell following his death in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 81. Country music star Dolly Parton says Campbell could play any instrument well and calls him "one of the greatest voices there ever was" and "one of the greatest musicians." Campbell was among the biggest stars of the late 1960s and 1970s, with more than 45 million records sold, 12 gold albums and 75 chart hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman."

DENVER (AP) — Proceedings have ended for the day at a civil trial involving a groping claim by Taylor Swift against a former Denver disc jockey. The adjournment Tuesday came after David Mueller spent much of the day testifying that Swift had falsely accused him of groping her, prompting his firing. Swift's lawyer, Douglas Baldridge, got Mueller to concede that various supervisors with KYGO and its parent firm had discussed the possibility of letting him go even before the encounter with Swift in 2013

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led challenger Raila Odinga by a significant margin in partial election results, Kenya's election commission said early Wednesday. The commission's website showed Kenyatta with just over 55 percent and opposition leader Odinga with nearly 44 percent after votes were counted from more than two-thirds of the 40,833 polling stations.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A jubilant South African President Jacob Zuma has thanked supporters after surviving a no-confidence vote in parliament. He has survived previous attempts but this was the first by secret ballot. Zuma is attacking what he calls "propaganda through the media that the ANC is no longer supported by the people. They will realize in 2019 when we win in a big number once again." Anger over allegations of corruption against Zuma has led some ruling party members to call for him to step aside.

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