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Doc films about Demi Lovato, Tom Petty headline SXSW 2021

Doc films about Demi Lovato, Tom Petty headline SXSW 2021

Documentaries about Demi Lovato, Tom Petty, Selma Blair and Charli XCX are among the films set to premiere at next month's South by Southwest Film Festival. Organizers on Wednesday announced the lineup for the 28th edition, which will be virtual.
Super Bowl champion Buccaneers celebrate with boat parade

Super Bowl champion Buccaneers celebrate with boat parade

TAMPA, Fla. — The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their victory Wednesday with a boat parade amid continued concern over the coronavirus pandemic. The parade got started around 1 p.m. on the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa.

IAEA: Iran has started producing uranium metal

BERLIN — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday its inspectors have confirmed that Iran has begun the production of uranium metal — another violation of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at US nuclear lab

Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at US nuclear lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit by the U.S. Energy Department’s inspector general.
Did someone say impeachment? Biden avoids wading into debate

Did someone say impeachment? Biden avoids wading into debate

WASHINGTON — The searing images once again claimed centre stage: a mob storming the U.S. Capitol, Trump flags held aloft as violent rioters fought with police and targeted lawmakers. But as the traumatic video footage from Jan.
Union approves deal with Chicago schools to return to class

Union approves deal with Chicago schools to return to class

CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union has approved a deal with the nation’s third-largest school district to get students back to class during the coronavirus pandemic, union officials announced early Wednesday.
Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup

Biden orders sanctions against Myanmar after military coup

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered new sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar, taking action after the military this month staged a coup in the Southeast Asian country and arrested de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and oth
Italian populists dither over support for Draghi government

Italian populists dither over support for Draghi government

The populist 5-Star Movement, the largest party in the Italian Parliament, put on hold Wednesday its commitment to back the new government that former central banker Mario Draghi is working to assemble to mend Italy's pandemic-devastated economy.
In switch, South Africa to give health workers J&J vaccine

In switch, South Africa to give health workers J&J vaccine

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa will start vaccinating front-line health workers next week with a shot that is still in testing — an unorthodox strategy announced Wednesday after officials abandoned plans to use another vaccine that a small study suggest
US consumer prices up 0.3% in January, led by energy spike

US consumer prices up 0.3% in January, led by energy spike

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.3% in January, led by a surge in energy. But even though the gain was the biggest monthly increase since July, inflation gains over the past year have remained modest.