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Biden declares sexual assault 'never, never happened'

Biden declares sexual assault 'never, never happened'

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday emphatically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, declaring flatly that “this never happened.

UN: COVID-19 deaths for people over 80 are 5 times average

TANZANIA, Tanzania — U.N.
Indiana governor eyes big rollback of virus restrictions

Indiana governor eyes big rollback of virus restrictions

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov.

N. Carolina court: Middle finger didn't warrant traffic stop

RALEIGH, N.C. — A state trooper's decision to stop a driver who flashed an obscene hand gesture wasn't justified, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday, overturning lower court decisions.
Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town.
Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

LOS ANGELES — As the youngest member of his family, Brad Bird would often get dragged along to films that may have been a little out of his depth for a child, like “2001: A Space Odyssey.
Work safety strike, virus lockdown protest set for May Day

Work safety strike, virus lockdown protest set for May Day

LOS ANGELES — Essential workers will strike nationwide on May Day to demand safer conditions during the coronavirus outbreak, while other groups plan rallies against tight stay-at-home orders they say are crippling the U.S. economy.
Duchess of Sussex loses first round in newspaper lawsuit

Duchess of Sussex loses first round in newspaper lawsuit

LONDON — The Duchess of Sussex lost an early round in a London court Friday when a judge dismissed part of her lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that put out excerpts of a letter to her estranged father.
This is his quest: An actor serenades the front-line workers

This is his quest: An actor serenades the front-line workers

NEW YORK — It’s a stunning sound, emerging amid the clanging and the whooping and the banging and the honking at 7 p.m. each night as New Yorkers cheer front-line workers: the velvety, buttery baritone of Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Kelly Rowland: ‘Coffee’ song, video is my ode to black women

Kelly Rowland: ‘Coffee’ song, video is my ode to black women

NEW YORK — Kelly Rowland says her new single “Coffee” and its accompanying music video is her “ode to the beauty of black women.