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J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

LONDON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose.
Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn is a familiar name on bestseller lists, but her personal reading tastes run to books most haven't heard about.
Filberts or hazelnuts? By whatever name, they're fun to grow

Filberts or hazelnuts? By whatever name, they're fun to grow

Things are getting nutty around my garden. Literally. The squirrels have been doing a lot of nut planting, mostly black walnuts, and I’ve joined in the game by removing excess seedlings, letting just a couple of well-placed ones remain.

Millennial Money: 5 steps to level up your side hustle

The pandemic isn’t crushing the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s fueling it. People normally tied to a desk or working double shifts used lockdown to launch side hustles, often out of necessity.
SickKids announces $50M donation to support brain and mental health initiatives

SickKids announces $50M donation to support brain and mental health initiatives

TORONTO — The foundation for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children says a $50 million donation will further research and treatment in the field of pediatric brain and mental health.
Bronze bust unveiled at Burt Reynolds' Hollywood gravesite

Bronze bust unveiled at Burt Reynolds' Hollywood gravesite

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plaque and a palm tree weren't enough to mark the swagger and star power of Burt Reynolds.
Japanese sisters certified as world's oldest twins at 107

Japanese sisters certified as world's oldest twins at 107

TOKYO (AP) — Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins at 107, in an announcement Monday coinciding with Respect for the Aged Day, a national holiday in Japan.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.
R Kelly prosecutors rest; defense calls on singer's allies

R Kelly prosecutors rest; defense calls on singer's allies

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail.
K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS.