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Some Argentines Turn to Unusual Pandemic Pets for Comfort

By Almudena Calatrava, Natacha Pisarenko | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Millions of people have found solace during the pandemic in cuddling a dog or cat. For a few, comfort comes in other forms — those of a horse or a pig, perhaps a possum-like sugar glider or even a tarantula.

Tonys: Broadway Hopes to Razzle-Dazzle its Way Out Pandemic

By Mark Kennedy | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Broadway is in need of a boost these days so it has smartly called on one of its most beloved, award-winning stage veterans for help — Audra McDonald.

At an Overrun ICU, 'The Problem is We Are Running Out of Hallways'

By Nick Ehli | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Montana is a national hot spot for covid infections, recording the highest percentage increase in new cases over the past seven days.

FDA Backs Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters for Seniors, High-Risk

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of extra shots.

Fendi is Fabulous, and More from Milan Fashion Week

By Colleen Barry | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Italy's fashion capital is again alive with the sound of shoppers swarming boutiques and editors filling socially distanced fashion week venues, a sign of a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.

Nigeria-Born Designer Joy Meribe Opens Milan Fashion Week

By Colleen Barry | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Nigeria-born designer Joy Meribe opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday with her debut runway collection, a concrete success for a movement to promote diversity in Italian fashion just a year after launching.

Britney Spears Court Filing Says Conservatorship Should End

By Andrew Dalton | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Britney Spears said in a court filing Wednesday that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008 should be terminated.

Owen Wilson, Sudeikis, Malek, Kardashian West to Host 'SNL'

Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis are lined up to host the first four episodes of "Saturday Night Live" this fall.

Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' Goal: Maintaining its Integrity

By Lynn Elber | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Mayim Bialik knew she'd be busy around this time of year, but not this busy.

Johnny Depp: 'Not One of You' is Safe with 'Cancel Culture'

By Jorge Garma | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the "cancel culture" that, he said, has spread across the cinema industry.

4 Workaround to Book Your Fall Vacation Rental with Points

By Erin Hurd, NerdWallet | Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Here are some options to use your rewards from credit cards or hotels to help pay for your next vacation rental.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Resolution Revoked by Regional Assembly in Poland

Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
A rural region in southern Poland revoked an anti-LGBT resolution Wednesday under the threat of losing European Union funding.

Rihanna Takes Time with Album While Unveiling Lingerie Line

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
Rihanna might be extremely consumed with rolling out her popular lingerie line, but finishing her forthcoming album is still a priority.

Trump Sues Niece, NY Times Over Records Behind '18 Tax Story

Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a 2018 story about his family's wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper's reporters.

Biden Bets on Rapid COVID Tests But They Can Be Hard to Find

By Matthew Perrone | Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country.

'Soul-Crushing': US COVID Deaths are Topping 1,900 a Day

By Heather Hollingsworth | Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.

US Sues to Stop Deal Between American Airlines and JetBlue

By David Koenig | Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares.

Beloved 'Sex and the City' Actor Willie Garson Dies at 57

By Robert Jablon | Tuesday Sep 21, 2021
Willie Garson, who played Stanford Blatch, Carrie Bradshaw's friend on TV's "Sex and the City" and its movie sequels, has died, his son announced Tuesday. He was 57.

Gabby Petito Story Boosted by Social Media, True-Crime Craze

By Adriana Gomez Licon and Lindsay Whitehurst | Tuesday Sep 21, 2021
The disappearance and almost-certain death of Gabby Petito and the police hunt for her boyfriend have generated a whirlwind online, with a several armchair detectives and others sharing tips and theories by via TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

'Dear Evan Hansen' Filmmakers Refine a Hit Broadway Musical

By Mark Kennedy | Tuesday Sep 21, 2021
Millions of people will get a chance to get to know the shy, teenager Evan Hansen this month, but Ben Platt is waving farewell.

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