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England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

By Jill Lawless | Friday Sep 17, 2021
The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective.

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Friday Sep 17, 2021
Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

By Michael Tarm | Friday Sep 17, 2021
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million

2 Charged with Murder of N Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee

Friday Sep 17, 2021
Police have charged two men with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019.

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Friday Sep 17, 2021
Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

US Will Give Runway Rights to a Budget Airline at Newark Airport

Friday Sep 17, 2021
The Transportation Department said Thursday it will give rights for several afternoon and evening flights in Newark, New Jersey, to a budget airline to drive down fares.

Diner Leaves $10,000 Tip for Workers at Florida Restaurant

Friday Sep 17, 2021
A diner at a north Florida restaurant gathered the staff of 10 together to thank them for their hard work before leaving them a $10,000 tip to share.

Justice Department Reviewing Policies on Transgender Inmates

By Michael Balsamo and Mohamed Ibrahim | Friday Sep 17, 2021
The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned.

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' Streaming Seek Emmy Awards Glory

By Lynn Elber | Friday Sep 17, 2021
The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games.

Jane Powell, Hollywood Golden-Age Musicals Star, Dies at 92

By Lynn Elber | Friday Sep 17, 2021
Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and danced with Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding," has died. She was 92.

Jane Powell, Hollywood Golden-Age Musicals Star, Dies at 92

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and danced with Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding," has died. She was 92.

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
A diner at a high-end Manhattan restaurant was shot in the leg during a stickup in the eatery's outdoor seating area, police said.

Polis, 1st Openly Gay Governor Elected, Marries in Colorado

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate.

'Jeopardy!' Hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will Finish 2021

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split "Jeopardy!" hosting duties for the remainder of 2021.

Cancel Culture Dominates Season 2 of 'The Morning Show'

By Alicia Rancilio | Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Season two of " The Morning Show, " starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, had filmed just 13 days when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production in March 2020.

Sand, Catan, Piñatas Lead Toy Hall of Fame Finalists

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Cabbage Patch Kids are up for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame along with Battleship, Risk, The Settlers of Catan, Mahjong and billiards, as well as the piñata, American Girl Dolls, Masters of the Universe and Fisher-Price Corn Popper.

Draft of Cuba's New Family Code Opens Door for Gay Marriage

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them.

Elton John Postpones European Shows after Hip Injury

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip.

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

By Alexandra Jaffe | Thursday Sep 16, 2021
The White House offered to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.

Malaysia Reopens Resort Island as Vaccinations Rise

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Hundreds of holiday-makers flocked to Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi as it reopened Thursday to fully vaccinated travelers.

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