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  • California’s wine country residents face fire fatigue

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Will Abrams and his family packed their pickup truck with laptops, clothes, sleeping bags and a tent and quickly left their rental home in California’s wine country after seeing flames on a hill about a quarter-mile away Monday morning. It was their third hurried fire evacuation in as many years. In […]
  • ‘Borat’ sequel to be released by Amazon before election

    NEW YORK (AP) — Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2016 film “Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” that Amazon plans to release before the election. The streaming giant confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the film. It’s reportedly titled: […]
  • ‘Borat’ sequel to be released by Amazon before election

    NEW YORK (AP) — Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2016 film “Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” that Amazon plans to release before the election. The streaming giant confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the film. It’s reportedly titled: […]
  • North Korea on virus threat: ‘Under safe and stable control’

    North Korea on Tuesday called on the world’s governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 and said its own measures against the pandemic, which it called “preemptive, timely and strong,” ensured it had the threat “under safe and stable control.” Kim Song, the country’s U.N. ambassador, said a tightly administered anti-pandemic effort […]
  • North Korea on virus threat: ‘Under safe and stable control’

    North Korea on Tuesday called on the world’s governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 and said its own measures against the pandemic, which it called “preemptive, timely and strong,” ensured it had the threat “under safe and stable control.” Kim Song, the country’s U.N. ambassador, said a tightly administered anti-pandemic effort […]
  • Lice infestation linked to girl’s death; parents charged

    IVEY, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old Georgia girl may have died as an indirect result of a severe lice infestation that may have gone on for years, investigators said. The new details on the August death of Kaitlyn Yozviak were discussed during a preliminary hearing Monday after which Wilkinson County Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell […]
  • Bereft of scripted shows, opening week ratings down for TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — The surest sign of how the coronavirus shutdown has devastated the television industry is the fourth-place finish of CBS in what was nominally the first week of a new fall season. The network’s viewership was down a whopping 61% from the premiere week last year, the Nielsen company said. CBS has […]
  • Bereft of scripted shows, opening week ratings down for TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — The surest sign of how the coronavirus shutdown has devastated the television industry is the fourth-place finish of CBS in what was nominally the first week of a new fall season. The network’s viewership was down a whopping 61% from the premiere week last year, the Nielsen company said. CBS has […]
  • Judge allows US suit against Libyan commander to move ahead

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request from a Libyan military commander who once lived in Virginia to toss out lawsuits accusing him of war atrocities. At a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Judge Leonie Brinkema said the accusations against Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Hifter are […]
  • Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida. Two-thirds of the planned layoffs involve part-time workers but they ranged from salaried employees […]