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The best travel plan this holiday season: A backup plan

It’s not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers.

Bond and 'Willy Wonka' songwriter Leslie Bricusse dies at 90

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning British songwriter Leslie Bricusse, whose work includes James Bond themes and Willy Wonka’s signature tune, has died. He was 90. Son Adam Bricusse said on Facebook that his father “passed away peacefully” on Tuesday.
Supply shortage woes have Halloween shops scrambling for stock

Supply shortage woes have Halloween shops scrambling for stock

It's a scary Halloween season for retailers that are scrambling to stock their shelves in time for the holiday.
Police: Man who died at Phish concert did not hit railing

Police: Man who died at Phish concert did not hit railing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say a concert-goer who fell to his death from the upper level of a basketball arena is believed to have “leapt from an elevated area of the arena," causing his death.
Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines

Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he said was surprising but made him grateful that he was vaccinated.
Netflix posts higher 3Q earnings, solid subscriber growth

Netflix posts higher 3Q earnings, solid subscriber growth

Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including “Squid Game,” the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show.
Trump aims to countersue sex assault accuser who sued him

Trump aims to countersue sex assault accuser who sued him

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump wants to countersue a former “Apprentice” contestant who accused him of defaming her when he denied her sexual assault allegations.
Vegas lawyers: 2 sides to Flavor Flav domestic battery case

Vegas lawyers: 2 sides to Flavor Flav domestic battery case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfriend at home in suburban Las Vegas, his attorneys said Tuesday.
CNN's John King says he has MS, grateful for vaccinations

CNN's John King says he has MS, grateful for vaccinations

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's John King revealed during an on-air discussion of COVID-19 vaccine mandates on Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis.
South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn't able to answer.