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Ed Sheeran Has COVID, Will Do Performances from Home

Monday Oct 25, 2021
British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates.

Despite Hybrid Release, 'Dune' Draws Well on the Big Screen

By Jake Coyle | Monday Oct 25, 2021
Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" debuted with $40.1 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North America, drawing a large number of moviegoers to see the thundering sci-fi epic on the big screen.

Picasso Artworks Auctioned for Combined $109M in Las Vegas

Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist's 140th birthday.

Race-Blind Redistricting? Democrats Incredulous at GOP Maps

By Bryan Anderson | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
North Carolina is one of at least three states where Republicans say they are drawing maps without looking at racial and party data. But those maps still happen to strongly favor the GOP.

Let Computers Do It: Film Set Tragedy Spurs Call to Ban Guns

By Jocelyn Noveck | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Why are real guns ever used on set, when computers can create gunshots in post-production? Isn't even the smallest risk unacceptable?

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?

Vaccine Mandates Create Conflict with Defiant Workers

By David Sharp, Mike Catalini, and Stefanie Dazio | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
A small but significant number of American workers are deciding whether to quit their jobs and careers in defiance of what they consider intrusive edicts that affect their freedoms.

Boo! Thousands Crowd New Orleans Streets for 1st Parade

By Rebecca Santana | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
High school bands played, costumed marching groups danced, and float riders threw beads to the thousands of people who turned out for New Orleans' first big parade since COVID pandemic hit.

Aromatherapy Spray Linked to U.S. Deaths Faces Recall

By Mike Stobbe | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Sunday Oct 24, 2021
None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

A Magical Trove of Ricky Jay Ephemera Hits Auction Block

By Leanne Italie | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
When Ricky Jay died in 2018, he left behind a vast trove of rare books, posters, broadsides and other artifacts that honored many who came before him. Some of those artifacts are going up for auction.

Facebook Dithered in Curbing Divisive User Content in India

By Sheikh Saliq and Krutika Pathi | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

By Patrick Whittle | Sunday Oct 24, 2021
Depending on whom you ask, Maine's proposed "right to food" constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies.

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

By Marc Levy | Saturday Oct 23, 2021
Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They're not stopping there.

Harrison Ford Reunited with Lost Credit Card in Sicily

Saturday Oct 23, 2021
Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday.

Lyft Report: Sexual Assaults Rose Sharply in Recent Years

Saturday Oct 23, 2021
Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company.

1st Big New Orleans Parade Since Pandemic a Go: Krewe of Boo

By Rebecca Santana | Saturday Oct 23, 2021
Parade-loving New Orleans is about to get its groove back.

Erdogan Orders Removal of 10 Ambassadors, Including U.S. Envoy

Saturday Oct 23, 2021
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata.

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

Saturday Oct 23, 2021
These entry-level crossovers provide lots of utility in a relatively small package and offer many features found in larger SUVs. Cutting back on size doesn't mean cutting back on convenience.

Where Are the Workers? Cutoff of Jobless Aid Spurs No Influx

By Christopher Rugaber, Casey Smith, and Larry Fenn | Saturday Oct 23, 2021
In states that cut off the $300 check, the workforce — the number of people who either have a job or are looking for one — has risen no more than it has in the states that maintained the payment.

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