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Experimental COVID-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test

Experimental COVID-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test

The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves to receive shots created by the U.S. government as part of the all-out global race to stop the pandemic.
Georgia governor calls election to fill Lewis' current term

Georgia governor calls election to fill Lewis' current term

ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor on Monday called a special election to fill the remainder of Rep. John Lewis’ current term, after the longtime congressman and civil rights leader's death on July 17. The special election is set for Sept.
Ex-UCLA coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribes

Ex-UCLA coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribes

A former University of California, Los Angeles men’s soccer coach pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $200,000 in bribes to help two students get into the school as recruits.
'Tenet' to open in Canada and other international markets a week before U.S.

'Tenet' to open in Canada and other international markets a week before U.S.

NEW YORK — In the latest plan for Hollywood’s hopeful return to moviegoing during the pandemic, Warner Bros. will release Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” in an unprecedented fashion, opening it internationally first, with a U.S.
As Congress fights, analysts warn economy needs help now

As Congress fights, analysts warn economy needs help now

WASHINGTON — As Congress and the White House resume their efforts to agree on a new economic aid package, evidence is growing that the U.S. economy is faltering.
Lawyer claims Depp was misogynistic abuser of ex-wife Heard

Lawyer claims Depp was misogynistic abuser of ex-wife Heard

LONDON — A lawyer for British tabloid The Sun claimed Monday that Johnny Depp was “a hopeless addict” whose violence toward ex-wife Amber Heard was fueled by misogyny and a toxic combination of drink, drugs, jealousy and anger.
Octavia Spencer: Cast more actors with disabilities

Octavia Spencer: Cast more actors with disabilities

BOSTON — Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer says Hollywood needs to do better casting people with disabilities.
On Portland's streets: Anger, fear, and a fence that divides

On Portland's streets: Anger, fear, and a fence that divides

PORTLAND, Ore. — The party at the Salmon Street Springs fountain, a riverfront landmark in the heart of Portland, was just getting started.
Chloe Zhoe's 'Nomadland' to premiere across fall festivals

Chloe Zhoe's 'Nomadland' to premiere across fall festivals

NEW YORK — Chloe Zhao's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, will premiere across the major fall film festivals in an alliance forged by the Venice, Toronto, New York and Telluride festivals.
Tom Hanks and wife get Greek citizenship for wildfire aid

Tom Hanks and wife get Greek citizenship for wildfire aid

ATHENS, Greece — A point of pride for Greece was touched by controversy Monday, as the country’s prime minister was criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter during a trip to celebrate with Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson,