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Should Vaccinated People Mask Up With COVID-19 Cases Rising?

By Carla K. Johnson | Friday Jul 23, 2021
It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and help prevent the virus from spreading to others who aren't protected.

Buttigieg Cheers Spaceflight, Says He'd Go 'in a Heartbeat'

By Hope Yen | Friday Jul 23, 2021
Former mayor, one-time presidential candidate, transportation secretary — future space traveler?

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Returns to the Florida Keys

Friday Jul 23, 2021
The 40th edition of an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest opened Thursday night at an iconic Key West bar once frequented by the author, marking the return of a contest canceled last year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kanye West Unveils New Album, Jay-Z Track at Listening Event

Friday Jul 23, 2021
Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project.

As Tokyo Games Open, can Olympic Flame Burn Away the Funk?

By Foster Klug | Friday Jul 23, 2021
Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games began at last Friday night, a multinational showcase of the finest athletes of a world fragmented by disease.

'Superbug' Fungus Spread in Two Cities, Health Officials Say

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home.

Italy to Require COVID-19 'Pass' for Many Activities

By Frances D'Emilio | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters, the inside of restaurants and other venues.

Small Business Lifted by Return of Summer Tourists

By Mae Anderson | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.

Priest Outed via Grindr App Highlights Rampant Data Tracking

By Matt O'Brien and Frank Bajak | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy.

NYFF to open with Joel Coen's 'The Tragedy of Macbeth'

Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth" starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington will have its world premiere on opening night of the New York Film Festival, organizers said Thursday. The 59th edition of the festival kicks off Sept. 24.

A Small Victory: Used Car Prices Slip from Dizzy Heights

By Tom Krisher | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
The seemingly endless streak of skyrocketing used-vehicle prices appears to be coming to a close.

Let the Fashion Policing Begin on Opening Day of Tokyo Games

By Leanne Italie | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
The Olympics in Tokyo open Friday, when the world's athletes will march behind their flag-bearers. And when they do, the peanut gallery on what they're wearing will be open, too.

Louisiana Veto Session Ends with No Bill Rejections Reversed

By Melinda Deslatte | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Louisiana lawmakers ended their historic veto session Wednesday after two days in which Republicans failed to overturn any of Gov. John Bel Edwards' bill rejections, a significant blow to GOP efforts to assert independence from the Democratic governor.

Federal Judges Block Transgender Restrictions in 2 States

Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Federal judges temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates.

4 Killed During Robbery at East Texas Home, 3 Arrested

Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Three men were arrested on capital murder charges in the fatal shootings of four people at a home in East Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Hungary Calls for Ballot to Defend LGBTQ Law Opposed by EU

By Justin Spike | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Hungary's government wants to hold a national referendum in an effort to showcase public support for a new law that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people.

France Requires COVID-19 Pass for Eiffel Tower, Other Sites

By Alex Turnbull, Angela Charlton | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Visitors now need a special COVID-19 pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters, the first step in a new campaign against what the government calls a "stratospheric" rise in delta variant infections.

Kanye West to Reveal 'Donda' Album at Massive Atlanta Event

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Kanye West knows how to make a splash even with a listening event.

US Airlines Say COVID-19 Variants Aren't Hurting Bookings

By David Koenig | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
Rising concern about the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19 is creating turbulence for the stocks of big travel companies, but airline executives say they don't see any slowdown in ticket sales.

O'Reilly Accuser's Appearance on 'The View' Stopped by Order

By David Bauder | Thursday Jul 22, 2021
"The View" canceled a planned appearance Wednesday by a woman who settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly, after the former Fox News Channel personality sought and received a restraining order against her.

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