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Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Clutching a bag full of duct tape and snacks, Woody Faircloth climbs aboard a motorhome complete with carpet and drapes.
Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial

Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S.

Robert Gentile, linked to Gardner Museum art theft, dies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Robert Gentile, a mobster who for years denied suspicions from authorities that he knew anything about a trove of artwork valued in the millions that was stolen in a 1990 museum heist and remains missing, has died. He was 85.
Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' goal: maintaining its integrity

Mayim Bialik's 'Jeopardy!' goal: maintaining its integrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayim Bialik knew she’d be busy around this time of year, but not this busy.
Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears said in a court filing Wednesday that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008 should be terminated.
The Reklaws get a leading six CCMA Award nominations in artist categories

The Reklaws get a leading six CCMA Award nominations in artist categories

TORONTO — The Reklaws lead the artist categories for this year's Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Organizers say the Cambridge, Ont.
FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of the extra shots.
Parachutists bail in pandemic on West Virginia's Bridge Day

Parachutists bail in pandemic on West Virginia's Bridge Day

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Parachutists won’t jump off the nation’s third-highest bridge next month due to worries about sufficient emergency health care amid the coronavirus pandemic, an organizer said Wednesday.
Alberta's premier faces down restive United Conservative caucus over COVID-19 crisis

Alberta's premier faces down restive United Conservative caucus over COVID-19 crisis

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney faced down a restive and divided United Conservative Party caucus Wednesday, focusing on COVID-19 while managing to avoid a straw vote on his leadership.
Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.