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Wisconsin judge blocks governor's order limiting capacity

Wisconsin judge blocks governor's order limiting capacity

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov.
Stacey Abrams novel 'While Justice Sleeps' coming May 25

Stacey Abrams novel 'While Justice Sleeps' coming May 25

NEW YORK — Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, also has a career in writing novels. Her next one, the Supreme Court thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” come out May 25.
Play about the Constitution streams in time for Election Day

Play about the Constitution streams in time for Election Day

NEW YORK — Most playwrights want their works to remain relevant for decades to come. Not Heidi Schreck, not with “What the Constitution Means to Me.” “I often say that I can’t wait until the play is obsolete.
'West Wing' reunites cast with a mission: get out the vote

'West Wing' reunites cast with a mission: get out the vote

LOS ANGELES — While “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin was gratified to bring an episode of the drama series to life on the stage, he’d rather discuss the bigger return he wants to see.

France to restore state of health emergency after 3 months

PARIS — French President Emmanuel President Macron’s office says France will restore a state of health emergency that expired on July 10.
Russian-US crew welcomed aboard the space station

Russian-US crew welcomed aboard the space station

MOSCOW — A trio of space travellers blasted off to the International Space Station on Wednesday, using for the first time a fast-track manoeuvr that allowed them to reach the orbiting outpost in just a little over three hours.
Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts

Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts

NEW YORK — Broadway theatres may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Laura Linney and David
Japanese director known for single shots releases Zoom film

Japanese director known for single shots releases Zoom film

TOKYO — The Japanese director who shot to stardom with a zombie movie featuring a delightfully long single shot has for his latest project turned to a video tool that’s become an everyday part of this pandemic era: the Zoom call.
Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants

Golden Globes group gives $5.1 million in grants

LOS ANGELES — Some of entertainment’s biggest names from Nicole Kidman to John David Washington shared encouraging words for aspiring young creators whose organizations were collectively granted millions by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
US wholesale prices up 0.4% in September as food costs surge

US wholesale prices up 0.4% in September as food costs surge

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices jumped 0.4% in September as food costs rose by the largest amount since May.