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Carnival CEO Discusses Cruise Lines, Pandemic and Politics

By David Koenig | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands.

Fires Shut Sequoia National Park, Could Threaten Huge Trees

Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Sequoia National Park is shut down, its namesake gigantic trees potentially threatened by two forest fires burning in steep and dangerous terrain in California's Sierra Nevada.

Norm Macdonald, Former 'Saturday Night Live' Comic, Dies

By David Bauder | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Comic Norm Macdonald, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer who was "Weekend Update" host during the 1990s, has died.

Apple's Next iPhone Mirrors Last Year's, Adds More Storage

By Michael Liedtke | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers.

Federal Govt Launches Civil Rights Probe of Georgia Prisons

By Kate Brumback | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons.

Re-Opening of 3 Powerhouse Broadway Shows Signals New Dawn

By Mark Kennedy | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
One of the recurring debates among theater lovers has been what would signify Broadway's return after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020.

FDA Experts Among Group Opposing US Booster Shot Plan

By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal.

Man Turned Away by Over 40 COVID-Filled Hospitals

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Alabama for weeks has seen a surge of mostly unvaccinated patients filling hospitals and intensive care units, making it increasingly difficult to transfer patients to other facilities for specialty care.

UK Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots for People Over 50

By Danica Kirka | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The U.K. said Tuesday it will offer a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to everyone over age 50 and other vulnerable people after an an expert panel said the boosters were needed to protect against waning immunity this winter.

A Youth-Driven Met Fashion Exhibit for a Changing World

By Jocelyn Noveck | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
"In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" focuses on social justice, diversity and inclusivity, and body acceptance. Most importantly, though, it emphasizes youth.

Dionne Warwick, Star of a New Documentary, Keeps Smiling

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The first standing ovation Dionne Warwick ever received was as a 6-year-old, when her reverend grandfather brought her up to the pulpit of the St. Luke's AME Church in Newark, New Jersey, where she sang "Jesus Loves Me" for a rapt congregation.

Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Rihanna and More: Our Favorite Met Gala Fashion Moments

By Leanne Italie | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The celebrities came out to play at the Met Gala on Monday night, including a multi-layered look by Lil Nas X and a peach confection worn by Billie Eilish.

Germany Compensates 249 Persecuted Over Homosexuality law

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
German authorities have compensated nearly 250 people who were prosecuted or investigated under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality that continued to be enforced enthusiastically after World War II.

Inside Met Gala, where there's Always Someone More Famous

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
This year's Met Gala had been casually billed as a "mini" gala — with the full-size gala to return in May — hardly felt "mini" at all, with 400 guests instead of the usual 550 or so.

Could Texas Abortion Ban Strategy be Double-Edged Sword?

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The unusual legal strategy used to ban most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues.

'Jeopardy!' Begins Season with Already-Ousted Richards

By David Bauder | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The very brief Mike Richards era on "Jeopardy!" began on Monday as the beleaguered game show dealt with the embarrassment of opening its 38th season with a host that its fans already know is toast.

Long-Running 'COPS' Show Revived for Fox Nation Service

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Fox News Media is reviving the long-running TV series "COPS" for its Fox Nation streaming service as part of a pitch to entice police, firefighters and other first responders to sign up for the service.

Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

By Mark Kennedy | Monday Sep 13, 2021
The delayed Tony Awards landed two master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald.

Crowded Stadiums, Pandemic Create Combustible Mix this Fall

By Tom Murphy | Monday Sep 13, 2021
This fall's crowded college and professional football stadiums could create ripe conditions for COVID-19 to spread among unvaccinated fans, experts say.

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

By Leanne Italie | Monday Sep 13, 2021
Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England.

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