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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.

Obama, Patti Smith among PEN America honorees

NEW YORK — Artists, activists and a former president gathered online for PEN America's annual gala, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death

NEW YORK — Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building.
Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'

Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'

LOS ANGELES — Maybe Olivia Jade Giannulli had hoped for kid-glove treatment in choosing the family vibe of “Red Table Talk” for her first public comments about the college admissions scandal involving her famous parents.