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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84

DALLAS — Larry McMurtry, the prolific and popular author who took readers back to the old American West in his Pulitzer Prize-winning “Lonesome Dove” and returned them to modern-day landscapes in works such as his emotional tale of a mother-daughter
Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

WASHINGTON — Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, arguing the cable news giant, in an effort to boost faltering ratings, falsely claimed that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election.
Steak-out: Rhode Island's runaway steer has been recaptured

Steak-out: Rhode Island's runaway steer has been recaptured

JOHNSTON, R.I. — A steer that has been on the lam for nearly two months after escaping while on the way to a Rhode Island slaughterhouse was finally corralled Friday morning, police said.
China sanctions Britons over West's Xinjiang criticism

China sanctions Britons over West's Xinjiang criticism

LONDON — China slapped sanctions on several British politicians and organizations Friday after the U.K. joined the European Union and others in sanctioning Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region. The U.K.
Caesars puts pandemic losses at $2B, wants insurers to pay

Caesars puts pandemic losses at $2B, wants insurers to pay

LAS VEGAS — Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Inc.
Consumer spending dipped 1% as winter storms raked the US

Consumer spending dipped 1% as winter storms raked the US

WASHINGTON — Consumers spending and personal incomes both fell sharply in February as severe winter storms disrupted shopping in many parts of the country and the government wrapped up distribution of $600 relief payments.
O'Farrell's 'Hamnet' wins book critics award for fiction

O'Farrell's 'Hamnet' wins book critics award for fiction

NEW YORK — Maggie O'Farrell's “Hamnet,” an imagined take on the death of Shakespeare's son from the bubonic plague, has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction.
Q&A: Artist Beeple on selling NFT collage for a record $70M

Q&A: Artist Beeple on selling NFT collage for a record $70M

LONDON — When digital artist Beeple put an NFT digital artwork up for auction this month, he became instantly famous when it sold for almost $70 million.
EU leaders grapple with surge of infections, vaccine issues

EU leaders grapple with surge of infections, vaccine issues

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders failed to settle a fight about the distribution of COVID-19 shots among member states Thursday but pledged to strengthen vaccine export controls and production on EU soil amid a shortage of doses and spikes in new ca
Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray

Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Ethiopia's prime minister said Friday that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces from the Tigray region, where witnesses have described them looting, killing and raping civilians.