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Warner Bros. to Release All 2021 Films on HBO Max, Theaters

By Jake Coyle | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate will stream on HBO Max at the same time they play in theaters.

Former US Rep. Barney Frank Sues for Unfinished Work on Home

Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and his husband, James Ready, are suing a construction contractor who they said abandoned the building of their home in Maine.

Gloria Estefan Reveals She Caught COVID-19, is Now Recovered

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Singer and businesswoman Gloria Estefan said on Wednesday that she spent much of November in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, days after dining outdoors at a Miami-area restaurant.

The Sundance Film Festival Goes Largely Virtual for 2021

By Lindsey Bahr | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room.

Trump Expected to Flex Pardon Powers on Way Out Door

By Jill Colvin, Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Advocates and lawyers anticipate a flurry of clemency action from President Donald Trump in the coming weeks that could test the limits of presidential pardon power.

Next for Biden: Naming a Health Care Team as Pandemic Rages

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Up soon for President-elect Joe Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It's hard to imagine more consequential picks.

Do 'Self-Cleaning' Elevator Buttons Really Work?

Thursday Dec 3, 2020
Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it's hard to verify claims of "self-cleaning" or "antiviral" surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic.

Who Did it? TV Viewers Intrigued by HBO's 'The Undoing'

By David Bauder | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
The dramatic conclusion to "The Undoing," HBO's whodunit starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, proved how it's still possible to bring people together in today's fragmented television world.

Stay Home for the Holidays or Get Tested Twice, CDC Urges

By Lindsey Tanner | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Don't travel over the upcoming holidays. But if you must, consider getting coronavirus tests before and after, U.S. health officials urged Wednesday.

All Mariah Carey Wants is You to Enjoy Her Christmas Special

By Gary Gerard Hamilton | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu.

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

By Kristin M. Hall | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less.

Canada: US Border Measures to Last Until Virus Under Control

By Rob Gillies | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the ban on nonessential travel with the United States will not be lifted until COVID-19 is significantly more under control around the world.

People Magazine Reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez and Regina King as the "2020 People of the Year."

Texas Virus Spread Even Puts Desert Artist Hub Marfa on Edge

By Acacia Coronado, Paul J. Weber | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Texas surpassed 9,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients Tuesday as the pandemic's spread threatened the Big Bend region near the desert artist hub of Marfa, where tourists continued visiting and officials urged people to stay home.

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

By Tammy Webber, Heather Hollingsworth | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point.

2017 Ban on Local LGBT Ordinances Ends in North Carolina

Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
A 3 1/2-year ban on new local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures now.

Years After Coming Out, Gay Athletes Upset by Lack of Change

By Dennis Passa | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
Two former pro athletes are united in their disappointment that a higher proportion of gay athletes haven't come out, and that homophobic language on the sporting fields is still rife.

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

By Lauran Neergaard, Danica Kirka | Wednesday Dec 2, 2020
British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty.

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

By Michelle Chapman | Tuesday Dec 1, 2020
The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not.

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