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Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.
Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death.

TV actor Allison Mack enters prison in NXIVM sex slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California prison to serve her sentence in a New York case against the group’s spiritual leader.
David Cronenberg ventures into 'crypto-art' with auction of one-minute film

David Cronenberg ventures into 'crypto-art' with auction of one-minute film

Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is delving into the world of so-called "crypto-art.
TIFF sends emails confirming COVID-19 case at festival press and industry screenings

TIFF sends emails confirming COVID-19 case at festival press and industry screenings

TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival is reporting a case of COVID-19 in an audience member who attended press and industry screenings.
'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

'Jeopardy!' hosts: Bialik, Ken Jennings will finish 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the same week that episodes filmed by ousted host Mike Richards are airing .
EXPLAINER: What are current COVID-19 guidelines for schools?

EXPLAINER: What are current COVID-19 guidelines for schools?

ATLANTA (AP) — It's a back to school season like no other for students, teachers and parents across the U.S. Schools have opened nationwide this fall only to find thousands of students and their teachers sickened by the coronavirus.

Three Iranian dissidents to be honored by PEN America

NEW YORK (AP) — Three imprisoned Iranian dissidents will be honored next month at Pen America's annual gala.
Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids.
Judge orders Philip's will sealed to protect royal 'dignity'

Judge orders Philip's will sealed to protect royal 'dignity'

LONDON (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state.