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At UN, China, Russia and US clash over pandemic responses

At UN, China, Russia and US clash over pandemic responses

TANZANIA, Tanzania — The United States butted heads with China and Russia at the United Nations on Thursday over responsibility for the pandemic that has interrupted the world, trading allegations about who mishandled and politicized the virus in one
British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

LONDON — Britain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations.
Holly Hunter suits up as US prosecutor in 'The Comey Rule'

Holly Hunter suits up as US prosecutor in 'The Comey Rule'

LOS ANGELES — Holly Hunter has been entrusted with playing an array of real-world women, from tennis great Billie Jean King to a cheerleading mom gone astray to her latest role, a federal prosecutor caught in the maw of politics.
Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal

ROME — The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.
Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s niece followed up her bestselling , tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family

Financially hurting Hawaii candy maker offers vendors a deal

HONOLULU — A financially hurting Hawaii candy maker known for a memorable slogan is trying to shore up its business by offering a deal to vendors as the company faces difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout.
3 accused of creating man cave under Grand Central Terminal

3 accused of creating man cave under Grand Central Terminal

NEW YORK — Three railroad workers have been suspended for turning a storage room under New York's Grand Central Terminal into an unauthorized “man cave” with a television, a refrigerator, a microwave and a futon couch, officials said Thursday.

Missouri crowds amid pandemic prompt real-life 'Footloose'

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — With bars and nightclubs limiting capacity and closing early in the St. Louis area due to the coronavirus pandemic, neighbouring establishments in St.
Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92

Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92

NEW YORK — Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who brought investigative moxie to the British press, newsmaking dash to the American book business through bestsellers like “Primary Colors” and synergetic buzz to all as a
Pageant powerhouse Venezuela to hold virtual beauty contest

Pageant powerhouse Venezuela to hold virtual beauty contest

CARACAS, Venezuela — For the first time in decades of Miss Venezuela competitions, the pageant powerhouse's so-called “most beautiful night” will not be live as organizers try to put on a compelling contest virtually amid a pandemic lockdown.