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Pennsylvania governor says he's tested positive for COVID-19

Pennsylvania governor says he's tested positive for COVID-19

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday he has contracted COVID-19 and is isolating at home, revealing the diagnosis after several members of his security detail recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
UK probes whether COVID-19 vaccine caused allergic reactions

UK probes whether COVID-19 vaccine caused allergic reactions

LONDON — Britain's medical regulator warned Wednesday that people with a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, and investigators looked into whether two reactions on the first day of the U.
Boeing 737 Max back in air 2 years after grounded by crashes

Boeing 737 Max back in air 2 years after grounded by crashes

RIO DE JANEIRO — Commercial flights with Boeing 737 Max jetliners resumed Wednesday for the first time since they were grounded worldwide nearly two years ago following two deadly accidents.
Ang Lee on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' 20 years later

Ang Lee on 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' 20 years later

NEW YORK — It’s physically impossible to get to the forest fight scene that hovers atop slender bamboo trees in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and not say out loud “Whoa.
Woman abused by school band teacher gets $2M settlement

Woman abused by school band teacher gets $2M settlement

SEATTLE — A school district in Washington state has agreed to a $2 million settlement after a woman sued over sexual abuse by a band teacher 30 years ago — a trauma so profound she said it caused her to stop teaching music to children herself decades
Iran says US sanctions hinder access to COVID-19 vaccines

Iran says US sanctions hinder access to COVID-19 vaccines

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that U.S.

US Oct. job openings blip up to 6.7 million but hiring slows

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised slightly more job openings in October, but hiring slipped as a resurgence of COVID-19 threatens the economic recovery. And the number of Americans fired or laid off rose for the first time since June.

Stars join Cyndi Lauper's benefit concert for homeless youth

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift, Cher, Billie Eilish, LL Cool J and Dolly Parton are adding their voices to Cyndi Lauper's annual concert to combat youth homelessness, an issue the “True Colors” singer says has only gotten worse during the pandemic.

50 people won a Massachusetts lottery game, most on record

BOSTON — Fifty people won the Massachusetts lottery game Mass Cash on Sunday, a record according to the state lottery agency. For a dollar, players choose five numbers between 1 and 35 and mark the choice on a slip.

National Museum of African American Music to open next month

NASHVILLE — A new museum in Tennessee that focuses on African American music will open next month in Nashville. The National Museum of African American Music will host a socially distanced ribbon cutting on Jan.