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Pre-taped SAG Awards go for spirit of live ceremonies past

Pre-taped SAG Awards go for spirit of live ceremonies past

LOS ANGELES — With the Screen Actors Guild Awards days away, producers gathered for final appraisal of a fast-paced montage honouring the nominees that include Olivia Colman, Sacha Baron Cohen and the late Chadwick Boseman.
Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Celeste lead race for UK's Brit Awards

Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks, Celeste lead race for UK's Brit Awards

LONDON — Singer-songwriters Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste lead the competition for the Brit Awards, with a trio of nominations apiece for the U.K. music prizes.
New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New Yorkers over the age of 21 can now possess and use up to 3 ounces of cannabis in public under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov.

Alaska man gets pistol from his car to stop robbery attempt

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding him until law enforcement arrived.
Russia: Navalny on hunger strike to protest prison treatment

Russia: Navalny on hunger strike to protest prison treatment

MOSCOW — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he has started a hunger strike to protest authorities’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains.

H&M swings to loss, affirms commitment to China market

STOCKHOLM — Low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB on Wednesday reported an expected loss in the first quarter.
Delta joins other US airlines in ending empty middle seats

Delta joins other US airlines in ending empty middle seats

Delta Air Lines, the last U.S. airline still blocking middle seats, will end that policy in May as air travel recovers and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19.
EU says 'no evidence' to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine

EU says 'no evidence' to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine

BERLIN — The head of the European Medicines Agency said Wednesday that there is “no evidence” that would support restricting use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in any population, as Germany has now done amid concerns over rare blood clots in pe
Coldplay, Jorja Smith to play virtual Glastonbury gig in May

Coldplay, Jorja Smith to play virtual Glastonbury gig in May

LONDON — This year the Glastonbury Festival is going online. Organizers said Wednesday that they will stage a one-day livestreamed concert on May 22 at Worthy Farm in southwest England, home to the annual music extravaganza.
Chrissy Teigen graces cover of People's 'Beautiful Issue'

Chrissy Teigen graces cover of People's 'Beautiful Issue'

LOS ANGELES — Chrissy Teigen will grace the front of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that delves into her evolved definition of beauty, facing racism growing up and her heartbreaking miscarriage last year.