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Rarely seen Van Gogh painting exhibited ahead of auction

Rarely seen Van Gogh painting exhibited ahead of auction

PARIS — A rare painting by Dutch impressionist master Vincent van Gogh of a street scene in the Parisian neighbourhood of Montmartre will be publicly displayed for the first time before its auction next month.

Grammy-nominated or not, No. 1 hits over the years

NEW YORK — The exclusion of The Weeknd's “Blinding Lights" at the 2021 Grammy Awards shocked many, but he's in good company: Prince's “When Doves Cry" never scored a nomination either. Here's a look at every Billboard No.
Stephen King talks about crime, creativity and new novel

Stephen King talks about crime, creativity and new novel

NEW YORK — Stephen King doesn't think of himself as a horror writer. “My view has always been you can call me whatever you want as long as the checks don't bounce,” King told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview.

'Better Call Saul' to film final season soon in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “Better Call Saul,” the prequel spinoff to the hugely successful series “Breaking Bad,” will begin production in New Mexico on its sixth and final season beginning in March.
Greek PM vows legal overhaul in wake of #MeToo allegations

Greek PM vows legal overhaul in wake of #MeToo allegations

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's prime minister on Thursday promised sweeping changes to the country's laws and labour regulations to combat sexual abuse and misconduct in the wake of an assault allegation made by Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou th
Wilkerson's 'Caste' among finalists for Lukas book prize

Wilkerson's 'Caste' among finalists for Lukas book prize

NEW YORK — “Caste,” Isabel Wilkerson's exploration of racism in the United States, and “The Dead are Arising,” an acclaimed biography of Malcolm X, are among this year's nominees for awards presented by the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project.
How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? By tweaking their vaccines, a process that should be easier than coming up with the original shots. Viruses constantly mutate as they spread, and most changes aren't significant.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

NEW YORK — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S.
Ad campaign launches to build public trust in COVID-19 shots

Ad campaign launches to build public trust in COVID-19 shots

NEW YORK — A public service ad campaign unveiled Thursday aims to convince Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, telling them “It's Up to You.
Marvel's Wanda has a future, but 'WandaVision' fate unclear

Marvel's Wanda has a future, but 'WandaVision' fate unclear

LOS ANGELES — When “WandaVision” wraps its initial run next month on the Disney+ streaming service, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda will make her next appearance in the big-screen “Doctor Strange” sequel.