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Picture book based on 'American Anthem' to come out in June

NEW YORK — Composer Gene Scheer, whose song “American Anthem” was quoted by President Joe Biden during his inaugural address, is returning the favour .
17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

NEW YORK — Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout.
Animated 'Demon Slayer' strikes chord with pandemic Japan

Animated 'Demon Slayer' strikes chord with pandemic Japan

TOKYO — The demons are everywhere, sometimes spreading like purple slime, lurking, killing.
Police: Rapper OMB Peezy charged in music video shooting

Police: Rapper OMB Peezy charged in music video shooting

ATLANTA — An Alabama rapper was arrested in connection to a shooting at music video set in downtown Atlanta, authorities said.
Hospitalized Prince Philip has successful heart procedure

Hospitalized Prince Philip has successful heart procedure

LONDON — Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital and is expected to remain for several days of “rest and recuperation,” Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

5 things agents wish people knew about insurance

Insurance is notoriously complicated, and few people have the time or desire to pore over their policies.
When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?

When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines?

NEW YORK — When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines? It depends on the child's age, but some teenagers could be rolling up their sleeves before too long. The Pfizer vaccine already is cleared for use starting at age 16.
7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery

7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery

HOMEWOOD, Ala. — Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like toys and sequined high-heel shoes.
Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff

Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff

LONDON — Buckingham Palace said Wednesday it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made a bullying allegation against the Duchess of Sussex.
Review: In 'Truffle Hunters,' an enchanting but beset world

Review: In 'Truffle Hunters,' an enchanting but beset world

You've got to love a movie that credits its dogs before it does its executive producers.