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Movie theatres implore studios: Release the blockbusters

Movie theatres implore studios: Release the blockbusters

NEW YORK — A long time ago in a pre-COVID universe far, far away, blockbusters opened around the globe simultaneously or nearly so. In 1975, “Jaws” set the blueprint. Concentrate marketing. Open wide. Pack them in.
WHO chief upbraids Pompeo over 'unacceptable' allegations

WHO chief upbraids Pompeo over 'unacceptable' allegations

GENEVA — The director-general of the World Health Organization upbraided U.S.
Taylor Swift will release surprise album 'Folklore' Friday

Taylor Swift will release surprise album 'Folklore' Friday

NEW YORK — While in isolation, Taylor Swift has created a new album and is releasing it Friday. The pop star made the surprise announcement Thursday on Instagram. “Folklore," her eighth record, comes less than a year after she dropped “Lover.

Friends share Powerball jackpot win, keeping 1992 promise

MENOMONIE, Wis. — A western Wisconsin man will share his millions in lottery winnings with a longtime friend because of a promise they made to each other nearly three decades ago.
China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars

China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars

BEIJING — China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet.
AP-NORC poll: 3 in 4 Americans back requiring wearing masks

AP-NORC poll: 3 in 4 Americans back requiring wearing masks

LOS ANGELES — Three out of four Americans, including a majority of Republicans, favour requiring people to wear face coverings while outside their homes, a new poll finds, reflecting fresh alarm over spiking coronavirus cases and a growing embrace of

Animals, caretakers at Disney theme park getting TV show

ORLANDO, Fla. — The lions, kangaroos and elephants at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom are ready for their closeups.
Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers over use of his name, image

Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers over use of his name, image

LOS ANGELES — Clint Eastwood sued several companies that sell CBD supplements on Wednesday, alleging that they are falsely using his name and image to push products he would never agree to endorse.
Annie Ross, jazz singer turned actor, dies at 89 in New York

Annie Ross, jazz singer turned actor, dies at 89 in New York

LOS ANGELES — Annie Ross, a popular jazz singer in the 1950s before crossing over into a successful film career, has died. She was 89.
New literary prize is $50,000 honour for best New York story

New literary prize is $50,000 honour for best New York story

NEW YORK — A new literary award with a $50,000 cash prize will honour those best at telling a New York story.