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  • On ‘Promising Young Woman,’ consent, and a harrowing ending

    “Man. That ending!” That’s likely what you’d hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after “Promising Young Woman.” In an audacious and provocative film (nominated for five Oscars), there’s no part more audacious and provocative than the final act, in which […]
  • US coordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal

    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s top national security aides were consulting with NATO on Wednesday to coordinate the alliance’s withdrawal from Afghanistan with the planned pullout of American troops by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin were meeting senior officials […]
  • US urges Lebanese leaders to break political impasse

    BEIRUT (AP) — A senior U.S. official on Wednesday berated Lebanese politicians for fighting over the formation of a new government for months while millions endure mounting economic hardship. David Hale, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, said America and the international community are ready to help, “but we can do nothing meaningful without […]
  • Coinbase is here … a digital currency exchange goes public

    Wall Street will be focused on Coinbase Wednesday with the digital currency exchange becoming a publicly traded company. Coinbase is making its initial public offering of stock with cryptocurrency chatter seemingly everywhere, even at the U.S. Federal Reserve. It is being incorporated into the business plans and accepted by major corporations like Tesla, PayPal and […]
  • Study finds people want more than watchdogs for journalists

    NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public’s attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog. The study, released Wednesday by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The […]
  • Study finds people want more than watchdogs for journalists

    NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public’s attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog. The study, released Wednesday by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The […]
  • Wisconsin Treasurer Godlewski launches US Senate bid

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski joined the growing ranks of Democrats running for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, launching her bid for the seat in the battleground state currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson who has yet to say whether he will seek a third term. Godlewski, a native of Eau Claire […]
  • Wisconsin Treasurer Godlewski launches US Senate bid

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski joined the growing ranks of Democrats running for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, launching her bid for the seat in the battleground state currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson who has yet to say whether he will seek a third term. Godlewski, a native of Eau Claire […]
  • Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel ‘State of Terror’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cover for Hillary Clinton’s first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs. There’s no smiling photograph like on the front of 2003’s “Living History” or the more sober portrait of Clinton for “Hard Choices,” which came out in 2014, or even the plain lettering of the 2017 […]
  • Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel ‘State of Terror’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The cover for Hillary Clinton’s first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs. There’s no smiling photograph like on the front of 2003’s “Living History” or the more sober portrait of Clinton for “Hard Choices,” which came out in 2014, or even the plain lettering of the 2017 […]