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Biscuit World union effort rooted in West Virginia history

Biscuit World union effort rooted in West Virginia history

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — While making biscuits and meatloaf at a fast-food restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, 64-year-old Cynthia Nicholson often thinks back to her husband’s coal mining days in West Virginia.

AG settles claim over fees paid by Robert Indiana's estate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has resolved claims against the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana and several law firms accused of excessive legal fees, officials said Monday.

Review: Silent star Buster Keaton rides again in 2 new books

“Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the 20th Century” by Dana Stevens (Atria; on sale now); and “Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker's Life” by James Curtis (Knopf; Feb.
Sundance doc looks at man behind the modern bulletproof vest

Sundance doc looks at man behind the modern bulletproof vest

Richard Davis was a bankrupt pizzeria owner when he got the idea for a bulletproof vest in 1969 Michigan.
Review: Killer gives the Florida Keys condo lifestyle a try

Review: Killer gives the Florida Keys condo lifestyle a try

“Mermaid Confidential” by Tim Dorsey (William Morrow) “Mermaid Confidential” is the 25th slapstick-noir novel in which Tim Dorsey chronicles the antics of obsessive-compulsive serial killer Serge Storms and his drugged-out sidekick, Coleman, as they
New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'

New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Ice Age” hasn't quite lasted eons, but the animated franchise is now a decade old.
Review: Allende's 'Violeta,' an epic South American tale

Review: Allende's 'Violeta,' an epic South American tale

“Violeta,” by Isabel Allende.
Study: First Nations children's health impacted by poor housing conditions

Study: First Nations children's health impacted by poor housing conditions

A study on indoor air quality and housing characteristics in isolated First Nations communities found elevated rates of respiratory infections and wheezing in young children, which authors associate with poor conditions within their homes.
Ulvaeus seeks source of ABBA magic with Apple radio show

Ulvaeus seeks source of ABBA magic with Apple radio show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus is launching a radio show on Apple Music, with hopes of figuring out why his songs like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” have stayed stuck in the heads of so much of the world for so many decades.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5: Jan. 30: Actor Gene Hackman is 92. Actor Vanessa Redgrave is 85. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 85. Country singer Norma Jean is 84. Horn player William King of The Commodores is 73.