Associated Press

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Barrett was Trustee at Private School with Anti-Gay Policies

By Michelle R. Smith and Michael Biesecker | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren't welcome.

Director Stephen Daldry Exits 'Wicked' Film Adaptation

By Lindsey Bahr | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Wicked" has hit another snag. Director Stephen Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday.

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
"I just think that Trump doesn't understand addiction," said Diane Urban, 53, a Republican from Delphos, Ohio, who voted for the president in 2016 and whose son died from an overdose in 2019.

Polish Academics Protest 'Fundamentalist' Education Minister

By Vanessa Gera | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Activists dressed as security guards climbed onto a balcony of a Polish Education Ministry building and hung a banner protesting the appointment of a new minister whom they consider to be a religious fundamentalist and a danger to the nation's youth.

'Gimme Some Lovin' Rock Star Spencer Davis Dead at 81

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man," has died. He was 81.

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Netflix's subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes.

Pope Reverts to Mask-less Old Ways Amid Growing Criticism

By Nicole Winfield | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting.

'So Much Work to Do': How Biden is Planning for Transition

By Alexandra Jaffe | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises.

Trump Tends to His Electoral Map, Biden Prepping for Debate

By Zeke Miller, Will Weissert and Jonathan Lemire | Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
President Donald Trump is hopping from one must-win stop on the electoral map to the next in the leadup to a final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign.

Billy Porter Helps Examine Origins of Gay Rights Movement

By Jocelyn Noveck | Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
Billy Porter narrates "EQUAL," a new docuseries on HBO Max that traces the history of the LGBTQ movement through the Stonewall uprising in 1969.

What Are the Current Treatment Options for COVID-19?

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
There are several, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is.

Heathrow Airport Offers Rapid Tests for Some Flights

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
London's Heathrow Airport has launched a rapid coronavirus test service for passengers.

Jeff Bridges Says He has Lymphoma, Cites Good Prognosis

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good.

'Running Angry': Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, Press and Polls

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
An angry President Donald Trump has come out swinging against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks before Election Day.

Netflix Previews 'Ma Rainey' and Boseman's Final Performance

By Jake Coyle | Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer.

How Trump Plowed Through $1 Billion, Losing Cash Advantage

By Brian Slodysko and Zeke Miller | Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
President Donald Trump's sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire.

Trump Goes After Fauci, Tries to Buck Up His Campaign Team

By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert and Zeke Miller | Monday Oct 19, 2020
President Trump sought to buck up his campaign staffers two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states.

Anchorage, Alaska Chooses 1st Woman, Openly Gay Acting Mayor

Monday Oct 19, 2020
Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation.

Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' Notches No. 1 at Box Office

Monday Oct 19, 2020
Liam Neeson's thriller "Honest Thief" stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing.

First Lady: 'Self-Serving Adults' Push Rumors About Her

By Darlene Superville | Monday Oct 19, 2020
Melania Trump lashed out Friday at "self-serving adults" for focusing on her falling out with a friend and adviser, writing that the attention paid to "salacious claims" about the broken relationship comes at the expense of her work on behalf of children.

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