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Russia: Navalny on hunger strike to protest prison treatment

Russia: Navalny on hunger strike to protest prison treatment

MOSCOW — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he has started a hunger strike to protest authorities’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains.
H&M swings to loss, affirms commitment to China market

H&M swings to loss, affirms commitment to China market

STOCKHOLM — Low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB on Wednesday reported an expected loss in the first quarter.
Delta joins other US airlines in ending empty middle seats

Delta joins other US airlines in ending empty middle seats

Delta Air Lines, the last U.S. airline still blocking middle seats, will end that policy in May as air travel recovers and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19.
EU says 'no evidence' to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine

EU says 'no evidence' to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine

BERLIN — The head of the European Medicines Agency said Wednesday that there is “no evidence” that would support restricting use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in any population, as Germany has now done amid concerns over rare blood clots in pe
Coldplay, Jorja Smith to play virtual Glastonbury gig in May

Coldplay, Jorja Smith to play virtual Glastonbury gig in May

LONDON — This year the Glastonbury Festival is going online. Organizers said Wednesday that they will stage a one-day livestreamed concert on May 22 at Worthy Farm in southwest England, home to the annual music extravaganza.
Chrissy Teigen graces cover of People's 'Beautiful Issue'

Chrissy Teigen graces cover of People's 'Beautiful Issue'

LOS ANGELES — Chrissy Teigen will grace the front of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that delves into her evolved definition of beauty, facing racism growing up and her heartbreaking miscarriage last year.
'Philip Roth': Blake Bailey's story behind the story arrives

'Philip Roth': Blake Bailey's story behind the story arrives

NEW YORK — The life of Philip Roth was a story. So was the writing of his biography. Blake Bailey's “Philip Roth,” a volume Roth had imagined in some form for more than 20 years, comes out April 6.
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall.
'Concrete Cowboy' shows Philadelphia's Black cowboy culture

'Concrete Cowboy' shows Philadelphia's Black cowboy culture

NEW YORK — Historians estimate that 1 in 4 American cowboys were Black but you would be hard pressed to find a movie genre whiter than the Western.
Newsmax keeps most, not all, of post-election samplers

Newsmax keeps most, not all, of post-election samplers

NEW YORK — The trajectory of the conservative network Newsmax is a clear example of how statistics can tell different stories, depending on how you look at them.