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Ireland's Ryanair Aims to Hire 5,000 New Staff

Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Irish airline Ryanair said Thursday that it's planning to create 5,000 jobs over the next five years as part of its recovery from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Thursday Sep 16, 2021
Influential government advisers will debate Friday if there's enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective — the first step toward deciding which Americans need one and when.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Sudden cardiac death — which occurs minutes after the heart suddenly stops beating — is far more likely to strike people living with HIV, according to a national study of U.S. veterans.

Oklahoma School Ordered to Reinstate Transgender Professor

By Sean Murphy | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled.

Emails Reveal Conflict Over Missouri LGBTQ History Exhibit

Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Missouri State Museum employees tried to defend an LGBTQ history exhibit to state officials before it was removed from the state Capitol after being displayed only four days, according to emails between museum and state officials.

Rarely Seen Tennessee Williams Story Set in Post-WWII Italy

By Hillel Italie | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Honored worldwide as a playwright, Tennessee Williams also wrote dozens of short stories. A rarely seen piece, "The Summer Woman," set in Italy, appears this week in the fall issue of the literary quarterly The Strand Magazine.

Jessica Chastain Redeems a Televangelist in 'Tammy Faye'

By Jake Coyle | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect.

Cheers Greet the Reopening of Three Mega-Hit Broadway Shows

By Mark Kennedy | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Theater royalty — in the form of Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Taymor and Lin-Manuel Miranda — welcomed back boisterous audiences to "Wicked," "The Lion King" and "Hamilton" for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Alanis Morissette Blasts Documentary 'Jagged' as 'Salacious'

By Jake Coyle | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Just hours before the HBO documentary "Jagged" was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Alanis Morissette criticized the film about her life as "reductive" and "salacious."

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

By Mark Thiessen | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska's largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.

Norm Macdonald Remembered as Hilarious and Unique

Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
A round up of reactions to the death of Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61.

California Gov. Newsom Crushes Republican-Led Recall Effort

By Kathleen Ronayne and Michael R. Blood | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively defeated efforts to kick him out of office, a win the Democrat cast as an endorsement of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his party's liberal values.

Carnival CEO Discusses Cruise Lines, Pandemic and Politics

By David Koenig | Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands.

Fires Shut Sequoia National Park, Could Threaten Huge Trees

Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
Sequoia National Park is shut down, its namesake gigantic trees potentially threatened by two forest fires burning in steep and dangerous terrain in California's Sierra Nevada.

Norm Macdonald, Former 'Saturday Night Live' Comic, Dies

By David Bauder | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Comic Norm Macdonald, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer who was "Weekend Update" host during the 1990s, has died.

Apple's Next iPhone Mirrors Last Year's, Adds More Storage

By Michael Liedtke | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year's editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers.

Federal Govt Launches Civil Rights Probe of Georgia Prisons

By Kate Brumback | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons.

Re-Opening of 3 Powerhouse Broadway Shows Signals New Dawn

By Mark Kennedy | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
One of the recurring debates among theater lovers has been what would signify Broadway's return after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020.

FDA Experts Among Group Opposing US Booster Shot Plan

By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
The average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal.

Man Turned Away by Over 40 COVID-Filled Hospitals

Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
Alabama for weeks has seen a surge of mostly unvaccinated patients filling hospitals and intensive care units, making it increasingly difficult to transfer patients to other facilities for specialty care.

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