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Amazon claims social network Parler trying to conceal owners

SEATTLE — Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal dispute between Amazon and Parler stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots.
EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

EU throws weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech and new technology

BRUSSELS — In a stinging rebuke to pharma giant AstraZeneca Wednesday, the European Union announced plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine insisting the 27-nation bloc had to go with companies that had

Dr. Ken Duckworth writing mental health guide, due in 2022

NEW YORK — A leading mental health expert and commentator has a book deal his publisher is calling an “authoritative yet compassionate guide to managing mental health challenges" anticipated because of the pandemic. Dr.
'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay.
The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

NEW YORK — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough.
Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

NEW YORK — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theatres closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks a
Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

NEW YORK — The cover for Hillary Clinton's first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs.
On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending

On 'Promising Young Woman,' consent, and a harrowing ending

“Man. That ending!” That’s likely what you’d hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after “Promising Young Woman.
Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announced early Wednesday that he has resigned as the country faces a spike in killings and kidnappings and prepares for an upcoming constitutional referendum and general election later thi
US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were co-ordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday.