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Former NFL CB Hasty works for racial equity in hirings

Former NFL cornerback James Hasty is working to eliminate bias and racial disparity in sports hiring through his new search firm, Eneje Consulting. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the only Bl...

Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck score SAG nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar race may be missing in-person glitz this year, but it doesn't lack for star power. Will Smith, Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck landed individual nominations for the 28th Screen Act...

Jets' Echols surprised by criticism over Brady INT autograph

Brandin Echols had a feeling something special was going to happen. The New York Jets rookie cornerback could picture it throughout practice last week: Tom Brady would throw a pass i...

Traffic controls set for Taiwan’s Taroko highway during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Traffic controls will be implemented at Taroko Gorge during the Lunar New Year (LNY) so there could be long waits for car drivers on Provincial Highway 8’s Taroko se...

Japan leader promises boosters, new measures against omicron

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed Tuesday to speed up coronavirus vaccine booster shots, secure imported supplies of drugs to treat COVID-19 and reorganize medical facilities to ...

12 dead in crowd surge at popular Hindu shrine in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A crowd surge at a popular Hindu shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 12 people and injured 15 others on New Year’s Day, officials said. Initial...

Japan prepares to ring in the New Year in its own unique way

Just as it has been for millions of Japanese, 2021 has been an extremely testing year for Kanako Hosomura. Hopes earlier in the year that the coronavirus pandemic would soon be over have been dashed. ...

Evidence of Dorothy Day’s radical sainthood heads to Rome

NEW YORK (RNS) — With St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s recently renovated, multimillion-dollar ceiling sparkling overhead, Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Mass on the Catholic feast day of the Immaculate C...

About 100 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial shrine

TOKYO (AP) — A group of about 100 Japanese lawmakers prayed at a Tokyo shrine viewed by China and the Koreas as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression on Tuesday, 80 years after Japan’s attack on Pea...

Japan: Lawmakers visit controversial Yasukuni Shrine

About 100 Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, triggering protest from South Korea. The visit marked the first time the group has prayed at the controversial shrine sin...

deTour 2021 details "Use(fu)less" design festival

A simultaneous showcase of virtual and physical exhibitions in celebration of the annual eventHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 6 December 2021 - deTour 2021, Hong Kong's design festival, makes its an...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2021. There are 25 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 6, 1...

Hamas gunman kills 1 before Israeli police shoot him dead

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas militant on Sunday opened fire in Jerusalem's Old City, killing one Israeli and wounding four others before he was fatally shot by Israeli police. It was not...

Sikhs arrive in Pakistan for annual religious festivities

Thousands of Sikh pilgrims have arrived in Pakistan for an annual commemoration of the birth of their religion's founder, officials said on Wednesday. Two main border crossings from ...

Despite mistrust, Afghan Shiites seek Taliban protection

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outside a Shiite shrine in Kabul, four armed Taliban fighters stood guard as worshippers filed in for Friday prayers. Alongside them was a guard from Afghanistan’s mainly Shi...