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John Boyega quits perfume ambassador role over Chinese ad

John Boyega quits perfume ambassador role over Chinese ad

LONDON — Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created.

AI Robots serve restaurant customers in South Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A burger shop in the South Korean capital is a bit different from typical fast food restaurants: Its key staff are robots. From order to pick-up, customers don’t need a single face-to-face interaction.
T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrency

T.I. settles federal claim he pushed bogus cryptocurrency

ATLANTA — Rapper and actor T.I. has settled civil charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he helped promote a fraudulent cryptocurrency. T.I.
Texas officer charged with assault in fatal 2019 shooting

Texas officer charged with assault in fatal 2019 shooting

HOUSTON — A Texas police officer has been charged with assault for fatally shooting a woman after a struggle over the officer's stun gun last year, prosecutors announced Monday.
Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes

Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes

WASHINGTON — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S.
2018 Florida gubernatorial nominee says he is bisexual

2018 Florida gubernatorial nominee says he is bisexual

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
South Carolina's lieutenant governor contracts COVID-19

South Carolina's lieutenant governor contracts COVID-19

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday and is recovering in isolation with her family at home, officials said. Evette had a sore throat and headache Thursday and was tested for the virus.

George Takei, Ocean Vuong win American Book Awards

NEW YORK — Fiction by Ocean Vuong and Yoko Ogawa, a prison memoir by Alfred Woodfox and a graphic memoir based on actor George Takei's childhood in a U.S.
Green Party demands Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on access

Green Party demands Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on access

MADISON, Wis. — The Green Party's candidates for president and vice-president are demanding that the Wisconsin Supreme Court rule Monday that they be placed on the state's ballot.
Biden, flush with cash, boosts ad spending in battlegrounds

Biden, flush with cash, boosts ad spending in battlegrounds

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s massive campaign war chest was supposed to finance an onslaught of attacks that would destroy Joe Biden’s chance of winning in November.