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Disney Requiring US Employees to Be Vaccinated Against Virus

Saturday Jul 31, 2021
The Walt Disney Company has joined other large companies in requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Bob Odenkirk Says He Had a Small Heart Attack, Will Be Back

Saturday Jul 31, 2021
"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk said Friday that he "had a small heart attack" but will "be back soon."

Study: Vaccinated People Can Carry as Much Virus as Others

Friday Jul 30, 2021
Scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

Broadway to Require Vaccinations, Masks for Audience Members

Friday Jul 30, 2021
Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday.

Judge Allows Jussie Smollett's Lawyer to Stay on the Case

Friday Jul 30, 2021
A judge on Friday said he would not kick one of Jussie Smollett's attorneys off the case even though he believes the attorney spoke to two men the actor allegedly hired to help him carry out a staged attack.

Rapinoe Converts and US Gets Past Netherlands On Penalties

Friday Jul 30, 2021
When Megan Rapinoe stepped up to take her penalty, she was just trying to stay as calm as possible in the moment.

Climate Bid Faces Tricky Path over Money for Electric Cars

By Hope Yen | Friday Jul 30, 2021
The back-and-forth in a closely divided Congress over EV funding reflects a tricky balance for the auto industry and the Biden administration.

As Biden's Infrastructure Plan Advances, Can GOP Get to Yes?

By Lisa Mascaro | Friday Jul 30, 2021
For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there's just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes?

Russia Fines Google for Violating Data Storage Law

By Daria Litvinova | Friday Jul 30, 2021
A Moscow court ordered Google to pay a fine for refusing to store the personal data of Russian users on servers in Russia — part of a longstanding government effort to clamp down on online activity.

Review: In 'Stillwater,' a Red State Hero Roams Chic France

By Mark Kennedy | Friday Jul 30, 2021
More than a thriller, and not just caricature, this film finds Matt Damon playing a Red State hero — sort of.

Lawsuit Targeting Transgender Student Policies Dismissed

Friday Jul 30, 2021
A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by faith-based conservative groups challenging guidelines on the treatment of transgender students in public schools, ruling that the group lacked standing.

Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

By Alexandra Jaffe, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jonathan Lemire | Friday Jul 30, 2021
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors.

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

By David Koenig | Friday Jul 30, 2021
Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

Friday Jul 30, 2021
A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said.

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Friday Jul 30, 2021
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in 1974.

Who's Next? Jodie Whittaker to Leave 'Doctor Who' in 2022

Friday Jul 30, 2021
It's time for another "Doctor Who" regeneration. The BBC said Thursday that star Jodie Whittaker will leave the venerable science fiction series next year, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall.

Harvey Weinstein: 1 Sexual Assault Count Dismissed, for Now

By Andrew Dalton | Friday Jul 30, 2021
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday dismissed one of 11 sexual assault counts against Harvey Weinstein, giving the former movie mogul and convicted rapist a minor and possibly temporary victory.

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney over 'Black Widow' Release

By Lindsey Bahr and Andrew Dalton | Friday Jul 30, 2021
Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of "Black Widow," which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

Janice Mirikitani, Poet, Leader of LGBTQ-Affirming San Francisco Church, Dies

Friday Jul 30, 2021
Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who together with her husband ran the city's Glide Memorial Church, which caters to the poor and homeless, has died. She was 80.

New Russian Lab Briefly Knocks Space Station out of Position

By Seth Borenstein | Friday Jul 30, 2021
A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position Thursday when it accidentally fired its thrusters.

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