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Sesame Street Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies At Age 85

Sesame Street Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies At Age 85

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Dec 8
Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on "Sesame Street," died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop.

North Dakota County May Become U.S.'s 1st to Bar New Refugees

North Dakota County May Become U.S.'s 1st to Bar New Refugees

NEWS | By James McPherson | Dec 8
Burleigh County — home to about 95,000 people and the capital city of Bismarck — could become the first local government to bar new refugees since President Donald Trump issued an executive order making it possible.

Nobel Literature Winner Dreams of A New Narrative Style

Nobel Literature Winner Dreams of A New Narrative Style

ENTERTAINMENT | By David Keyton and Jim Heintz | Dec 8
Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era's tendency to isolate and divide people.

America's Influence, Once So Dominant, Waning Under Trump

America's Influence, Once So Dominant, Waning Under Trump

NEWS | By Tim Sullivan | Dec 8
It's whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China's halls of power. It's lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin: Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, America's global influence is waning.

Andrew Yang Having Fun, but Democrat's Message is Serious

Andrew Yang Having Fun, but Democrat's Message is Serious

NEWS | By Sara Burnett | Dec 8
Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, mixing his dark warnings about America's new tech economy with doses of humor and unscripted bluntness.

Historical Documents Show Japan's Role in WWII Sex Slaves

Historical Documents Show Japan's Role in WWII Sex Slaves

NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Dec 8
Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called "comfort women" system.

Let's Cancel 'OK Boomer' in 2020, and the Humblebrag, Too

Let's Cancel 'OK Boomer' in 2020, and the Humblebrag, Too

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Dec 8
Either loudly sing your own praises or don't in the new year, but let's leave the humble brag behind, along with a few other oversaturated, cloying or just plain silly cultural quirks that deserve a big goodbye.

'Frozen 2' Leads Box Office Again; 'Playmobil' Flops

'Frozen 2' Leads Box Office Again; 'Playmobil' Flops

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 8
"Frozen 2" blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Klobuchar Gaining Traction in Iowa with Midwest Sensibility

Klobuchar Gaining Traction in Iowa with Midwest Sensibility

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Dec 8
Quick with a joke and unsparing in her mockery of President Donald Trump, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her Midwest sensibility show signs of gaining traction in Iowa.

AP's Top Albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

AP's Top Albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Dec 8
The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.


News

Lebanon's Journalists Suffer Abuse, Threats Covering Unrest

Lebanon's Journalists Suffer Abuse, Threats Covering Unrest

INTERNATIONAL | By Bassem Mroue | Dec 8
Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests.


Entertainment

 Review :: Come From Away
Providence, RI

Review :: Come From Away

THEATRE | By Will Demers | Dec 4
Landing in Providence for one week, "Far From Away" is a high-energy, sentimental musical about the good in humans in the wake of tragedy.

Gala Evening at La Scala Celebrates Culture over Extremism

Gala Evening at La Scala Celebrates Culture over Extremism

THEATRE | By Colleen Barry | Dec 8
The gala season premiere of Puccini's "Tosca" starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause in an evening that celebrated culture as a bulwark against political extremism.


Business

New Amazon Lease for NY Space Renews Debate over Failed Deal

New Amazon Lease for NY Space Renews Debate over Failed Deal

CORPORATE | By Alexandra Olson | Dec 8
Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens.


Technology

A Locker, A Chirp: How Tiny Clues Help Solve Child Sex Cases

A Locker, A Chirp: How Tiny Clues Help Solve Child Sex Cases

PERSONAL TECH | By Colleen Long | Dec 8
The work of Homeland Security Investigations agents has led to thousands of child exploitation-related arrests. But being part of ICE has taken a toll.


Finance

Biden Steps Up Hits on Buttigieg, Warren Over Health Care

Biden Steps Up Hits on Buttigieg, Warren Over Health Care

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow | Dec 4
Biden argued Tuesday that Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is riding his coattails in pushing for a "public option" government-insurance plan to be sold alongside private insurance.


Cars

Uber Weighs Next Steps after Jarring Sex Assault Report

Uber Weighs Next Steps after Jarring Sex Assault Report

AUTO NEWS | By Cathy Bussewitz and Tom Krisher | Dec 7
A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what's next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough.


Style

Why Can it Be Hard to Stop Eating Even When You're Full?

Why Can it Be Hard to Stop Eating Even When You're Full?

FOOD/DRINK | Dec 7
In certain foods, a synergy between key ingredients can create an artificially enhanced palatability experience that is greater than any key ingredient would produce alone. Researchers call this hyperpalatability. Eaters call it delicious.


Health/Fitness

HHS Hands Out Free HIV Prevention Drugs. Do You Qualify?

HHS Hands Out Free HIV Prevention Drugs. Do You Qualify?

AIDS | By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Dec 7
The Trump administration Tuesday unveiled a plan to distribute HIV prevention medication free to individuals who do not have prescription drug insurance coverage.


Travel

United Airline's Kirby to Take Over for CEO Oscar Munoz

United Airline's Kirby to Take Over for CEO Oscar Munoz

CORPORATE | By David Koenig, Michelle Chapman | Dec 7
Three years after being dumped by a rival, Scott Kirby will become the next CEO of United Airlines, where he has played a key role in leading a turnaround of the once-moribund carrier.


Nightlife

Drag Queens On Ice :: December 5, 2019

Drag Queens On Ice :: December 5, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 6
San Francisco's hottest drag queens glided onto the ice for Drag Queens On ice in Union Square. People were in for a treat as the drag queens took to the ice, many for their first time, as they skated and performed to holiday music.