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More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S.

NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept, 17

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’
The Latest: Blood sample study: Virus in US by December 2019

The Latest: Blood sample study: Virus in US by December 2019

NEW YORK — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken in early 2020 is the latest and largest study to suggest the coronavirus arrived in the U.S. in December 2019. That’s weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.
Annie Murphy's new show takes aim at familiar sitcom tropes

Annie Murphy's new show takes aim at familiar sitcom tropes

NEW YORK (AP) — "Schitt’s Creek" star Annie Murphy's new AMC series “Kevin Can F Himself" presents itself as one of those traditional multicamera comedies with a laugh track and corny jokes. Viewers will quickly learn it’s actually much darker.
Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life.
Israel braces for unrest from right-wing Jerusalem march

Israel braces for unrest from right-wing Jerusalem march

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists gathered Tuesday near Jerusalem's Old City ahead of a contentious march that threatened to spark renewed violence just weeks after a war with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
May retail sales fell 1.3% as Americans spend less on goods

May retail sales fell 1.3% as Americans spend less on goods

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales fell in May, dragged down by a decline in auto sales and a shift by Americans to spend more on vacations and other services instead of goods. Total sales dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.
Bloc Québécois doubles down on motion on Quebec nationhood, constitutional change

Bloc Québécois doubles down on motion on Quebec nationhood, constitutional change

OTTAWA — The Bloc Québécois is taking a second stab at getting MPs to recognize Quebec's right to unilaterally change the Constitution in line with proposed reforms to the province's language law.
New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

NEW YORK (AP) — The tragedies of Brian Wilson's life is a rock ‘n’ roll story well told .
In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture

In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a huge ballroom in a Buenos Aires basement, the tables are stacked. On the orchestra stage, the piano lid is closed near unplugged speakers and billboard images of tango celebrities.