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___ Local pharmacists step up in COVID-19 vaccination effort NEW YORK (AP) — In communities across the country, local pharmacy owners are among the people administe...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Wall Street ended mixed as slumps in several Big Tech companies offset gains in many other parts of the market. Because of their huge size, the drops in Apple, Google’s parent compan...

Malala takes her passions to the small screen with Apple

NEW YORK (AP) — Malala Yousafzai is a Nobel laureate known around the world for her activism, but she's also a cartoon fan, and is taking her love of television and film to Apple TV+. ...

Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack

BOSTON (AP) — The SolarWinds hacking campaign blamed on Russian spies and the “grave threat” it poses to U.S. national security are widely known. A very different — and no less alarming — coordinated ...

Five things to know about the trials of activists in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a record four-day hearing, a court in Hong Kong decided to extend the incarceration of 43 out of 47 pro-democracy activists charged with threatening national securit...

Key events since George Floyd's arrest and death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25 — Two Minneapolis police officers re...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Hackers thwart F1 team Williams' innovative car launch

OXFORDSHIRE, England (AP) — Formula One team Williams scrapped an “augmented reality” launch of its new car on Friday after its smartphone app was hacked. The British team, under new...

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Presents "3.11 – Ten Years On," a Collection of New and Encore Programs to Commemorate 10-Year Anniversary of the Largest Earthquake Ever Recorded in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 5 March 2021 - NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the English-language international service of Japan's sole public broadcaster, NHK, today announced it will present a collection of ...

Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys — as Tyson Trax

NEW YORK (AP) — With dark clouds looming behind him, controversial music producer and hitmaker Dr. Luke rose to the top of the Billboard charts last year with Doja Cat’s ubiquitous funk-pop jam “Say S...

Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit rides a roller coaster of a year

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in a crazy year with so many ups and downs, consider the last 12 months of Aaron Tveit. The Broadway star was wowing fans in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” when it ...

UK competition watchdog investigates Apple's App Store

LONDON (AP) — U.K. authorities have launched an investigation into Apple's App Store over concerns it has a dominant role that stifles competition and hurts consumers. The Competiti...

Taiwan stocks tumble following tech share rout in U.S. market

Shares in Taiwan plunged 1.88 percent to close below 16,000 points on Thursday following an overnight dive in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index and the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index in the United States....

Asian shares track Wall St decline as bond yields rebound

Asian shares fell Thursday, tracking a decline on Wall Street as another rise in bond yields rattled investors who worry that higher inflation may prompt central banks to raise ultra-low interest rate...

With Biden's backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by President Joe Biden, House Democrats hustled to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, able to avoid clashing with moderates in thei...