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Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant.
Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

NEW YORK — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May.
World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

NIAMEY, Niger — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war and conflict” at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starva
White House ups offer in virus aid before talks with Pelosi

White House ups offer in virus aid before talks with Pelosi

WASHINGTON — The White House is boosting its offer in up-and-down COVID-19 aid talks Friday in hopes of an agreement before Election Day, even as President Donald Trump's most powerful GOP ally in the Senate said Congress is unlikely to deliver relie
UN: New daily record as COVID-19 cases hit more than 350,000

UN: New daily record as COVID-19 cases hit more than 350,000

GENEVA — The World Health Organization has announced a new daily record high in coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide, with more than 350,000 infections reported to the U.N. health agency on Friday.
Kyrgyz president declares state of emergency amid protests

Kyrgyz president declares state of emergency amid protests

MOSCOW — The embattled president of Kyrgyzstan ordered a nearly two-week state of emergency Friday in the capital in a bid to end turmoil sparked by a disputed parliamentary election as clashes between rival factions escalated and gunshots were fired
Pixar's 'Soul' bypasses theatres, will stream on Christmas

Pixar's 'Soul' bypasses theatres, will stream on Christmas

NEW YORK — The Pixar film “Soul” will skip theatres and instead premiere on Disney+ on Christmas, the Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday, sending one of the fall's last big movies straight to streaming.
Successful heart operation for Norway's aging monarch

Successful heart operation for Norway's aging monarch

COPENHAGEN — Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V on Friday underwent an operation to replace a heart valve at the main hospital in Oslo. The palace said it was successful and his condition was described as good, the palace said.
13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

LANSING, Mich. — Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov.
Prominent GOP fundraiser charged in covert lobbying effort

Prominent GOP fundraiser charged in covert lobbying effort

WASHINGTON — Elliott Broidy, a prominent fundraiser for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, has been charged in an illicit lobbying campaign aimed at getting the Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar