Thailand's protests and their digital dimension

For days now, more and more Thais have been taking to the streets. They are demonstrating against the government, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a new constitution and ...

Actors in drag march to highlight virus threat to UK theater

LONDON (AP) — As much of Britain’s economy emerged from the coronavirus lockdown, its theaters stayed dark, with performers and staff unwillingly idled. So they made a song and dance...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nonfiction 1. Audible Sleep Weekly by Audible Sleep, narrated by the author (Audible Studios) 2. Clear Energy by Sara Auster, narrated by the author (Audible Studio...

Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will t...

The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. The 2nd 2. Irresistible (2020) 3. Sniper: Assassin’s End 4. The King of Staten Island ...

JK Rowling returns award from group linked to Kennedy family

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling says she is returning an award from a human rights group linked to the Kennedy family after the president of the organization criticized her comments abo...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 24, the 237th day of 2020. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August ...

Thai police arrest rapper, activists in crackdown on protest

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police arrested a rapper and four pro-democracy activists in a crackdown on growing protests that have emerged as the most serious threat to the government led by a former army gen...

Thai students jeer education minister as protests escalate

BANGKOK (AP) — Hundreds of high school students besieged Thailand's Ministry of Education on Wednesday and harangued and booed the education minister when he came to speak to them, in the latest in a ...

Now playing at the mall parking lot: movies, drag shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Dougherty went to the mall last month — not to shop, but to watch a drive-in drag show in the parking lot. “This year has been so anxiety filled and chaotic, I...

Report: Attendance flat at Disney parks, grows at Universal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attendance at Disney theme parks was flat last year as it limited the number of people allowed in to improve the experience and faced tourism disruptions in Hong Kong, while visit...

Harry Potter's 20th anniversary prompts new book cover in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new Chinese-language edition of Harry Potter with a redesigned cover is being released to mark the book's 20th anniversary in Taiwan, exciting fans in the island cou...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2020. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2...

Scholastic CEO talks civil unrest, pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — When the pandemic shut down schools nationwide in March, Scholastic Corp. immediately pivoted, offering a free online learning hub for millions of families with kids. Two months later,...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...