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Less travel, more moviegoing over China National Day break

Less travel, more moviegoing over China National Day break

BEIJING (AP) — China saw a major dip in travel over the past week’s National Day vacation. People staying home appeared to have chosen the cinema instead, with a patriotic Korean War film taking in more than 3.
Puerto Rico to host show's 1st Dec. 31 Spanish countdown

Puerto Rico to host show's 1st Dec. 31 Spanish countdown

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Spanish-language countdown will be included for the first time in the “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” show this year, the Puerto Rico governor announced Thursday.
San Francisco Bay Area to drop some indoor mask mandates

San Francisco Bay Area to drop some indoor mask mandates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several San Francisco Bay Area counties will begin loosening mask requirements for certain indoor public settings, including offices, gyms, college classrooms and churches, once they reach low COVID-19 case and hospitalization ra
Sue Grafton's alphabet novels headed to television

Sue Grafton's alphabet novels headed to television

NEW YORK (AP) — A TV adaptation of the late Sue Grafton's million-selling Kinsey Millhone mystery novels, a prospect the author once swore she would return from the dead to prevent, is now the works.
Group studies scourge of missing, murdered Native Hawaiians

Group studies scourge of missing, murdered Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU (AP) — At first, he was just a boyfriend. He gave Ashley Maha'a gifts and attention. But then he gave her drugs and became controlling and abusive.
Meek Mill's 'Expensive Pain' comes with a heavy cost

Meek Mill's 'Expensive Pain' comes with a heavy cost

NEW YORK (AP) — Meek Mill is not behind prison bars. He’s no longer required to check in with parole officers. But despite this freedom, the rapper has not fully rid himself of invisible shackles that still confine him.
Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has nurtured his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday.
Steve Coll leaving as Columbia journalism school dean

Steve Coll leaving as Columbia journalism school dean

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Coll is stepping down as dean of the Columbia University Journalism School next June, saying that he will continue teaching there after nine years leading one of the nation's top training grounds for reporters.
Third-dose Thanksgiving: immunocompromised guests still wary of gatherings

Third-dose Thanksgiving: immunocompromised guests still wary of gatherings

Christiane Coopman's Thanksgiving plans don't include an elaborate stuffed turkey dinner or the excited chatter of her grandchildren around the dining table.
'Night Raiders' filmmaker Danis Goulet explores colonization through sci-fi lens

'Night Raiders' filmmaker Danis Goulet explores colonization through sci-fi lens

TORONTO — While writing her new Indigenous sci-fi thriller "Night Raiders," Danis Goulet says she approached one broadcaster for funding and walked away with a "tiny example" of the barriers facing Indigenous filmmakers.
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