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Maryland's 'rock star' first lady delivers on virus tests

Maryland's 'rock star' first lady delivers on virus tests

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's first lady Yumi Hogan is already hugely popular in the state's Asian-American community.
Social Security and Medicare funds at risk even before virus

Social Security and Medicare funds at risk even before virus

WASHINGTON — The financial condition of the government’s two biggest benefit programs remains shaky, with Medicare expected to become insolvent in just six years, while Social Security will be unable to pay full benefits starting in 2035, the governm
Charlize Theron launches initiative to fight gender violence

Charlize Theron launches initiative to fight gender violence

LOS ANGELES — Actress Charlize Theron and her foundation are committing $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, with half of that dedicated to fighting gender-based violence resulting from the outbreak.
‘Ratatouille’ director Brad Bird joins TCM’s ‘Essentials’

‘Ratatouille’ director Brad Bird joins TCM’s ‘Essentials’

LOS ANGELES — Turner Classic Movies has enlisted “Ratatouille” and “The Iron Giant” director Brad Bird to program the latest 20-episode season of “The Essentials," the channel said Wednesday. Bird’s selections run the gamut of classic film offerings.
Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch

Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched its first satellite into space Wednesday, dramatically revealing what experts described as a secret military space program that could advance its ballistic missile development amid wider tensions bet
Amid pandemic, charities and nonprofits face huge challenges

Amid pandemic, charities and nonprofits face huge challenges

NEW YORK — While celebrities and billionaires have announced huge gifts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, many charities and nonprofits are still struggling.
A24 to auction movie paraphernalia to benefit NYC charities

A24 to auction movie paraphernalia to benefit NYC charities

LOS ANGELES — How does an indie film shop give back to its hometown in this crisis? If you’re A24, you start by mining your prop, wardrobe and set departments.
People makes history with Hawn, Hudson on anniversary cover

People makes history with Hawn, Hudson on anniversary cover

LOS ANGELES — Three generations will grace the cover of People magazine’s 30th anniversary “Beauty Issue.
Warner Bros. sends 'Scoob!' straight to on-demand

Warner Bros. sends 'Scoob!' straight to on-demand

NEW YORK — The animated Scooby-Doo film “Scoob!” will bypass theatres and premiere directly on digital platforms, Warner Bros. said Tuesday, making it the latest studio to experiment with an on-demand release during the pandemic shutdown.
Climate activist: leaders must act in unison during crises

Climate activist: leaders must act in unison during crises

STOCKHOLM — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday urged world leaders to act together, based on scientists' advice, in addressing major crises from the COVID-19 pandemic to global warming.