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Desk shortage forces people to get creative about workspaces

Desk shortage forces people to get creative about workspaces

NEW YORK — First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic.
22 die in Ukraine military plane crash

22 die in Ukraine military plane crash

MOSCOW — A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said.
Music fan seriously hurt by stage diver wins $2M settlement

Music fan seriously hurt by stage diver wins $2M settlement

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — A New Hampshire man who suffered serious spinal injuries when a stage diver landed on his head during a concert in New Jersey has reached a $2 million settlement with the show's organizer.
Milan Fashion: Marni avenges lockdown with global video

Milan Fashion: Marni avenges lockdown with global video

Milan Fashion Week continued in disjointed, discombobulated style for the third day on Friday, veering from the physical to the digital, with an uneasy eye fixed on the economic damage wrought by coronavirus.
Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines

LONDON — A rat has for the first time won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honour for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia.
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods ticks up just 0.4%

Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods ticks up just 0.4%

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods increased just 0.4% in August following a much larger gain in the previous month.
Neighbor calls 911 when hockey fans yell 'Shoot! Shoot!'

Neighbor calls 911 when hockey fans yell 'Shoot! Shoot!'

TAMPA, Fla. — A neighbour called sheriff's deputies on some rabid Tampa Bay Lightning fans who were screaming “shoot! shoot!" as they watched Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final on television Wednesday night.
J-pop stars ARASHI release English surprise before hiatus

J-pop stars ARASHI release English surprise before hiatus

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Japanese pop sensation ARASHI has a big surprise for fans as they near their planned hiatus at year's end: a collaboration with Bruno Mars on their first all-English single.
Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

LOS ANGELES — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have called off their engagement after two months.
Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba schools won’t be held in February.