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Reaction to the death of AIDS activist, writer Larry Kramer

NEW YORK — Reaction to the death of Larry Kramer, the AIDS activist and playwright who turned his fury into mass protests and helped raise the profile of the disease: "If you remember the early days of the AIDS crisis then you remember Larry Kramer.
NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.
Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap.
CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.
Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

Japan police arrest man in Kyoto anime arson that killed 36

TOKYO — Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio last year after he recovered enough from his own severe burns to respond to the police investigation.
#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of colour

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of colour

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec.
Global pandemic: Through the eyes of the world's children

Global pandemic: Through the eyes of the world's children

CHICAGO — These are children of the global pandemic. In the far-north Canadian town of Iqaluit, one boy has been glued to the news to learn everything he can about the coronavirus.
Stanley Ho, who built Macao's gambling industry, dies at 98

Stanley Ho, who built Macao's gambling industry, dies at 98

HONG KONG — Casino tycoon Stanley Ho, whose business empire dominated the Portuguese gambling enclave of Macao for decades, died Tuesday in Hong Kong at age 98.
Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

NEW YORK — Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S.
Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

Kansas governor vetoes limits on her power but loosens rules

TOPEKA, Kan.