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Stephen King helps kids publish pandemic-inspired book

Stephen King helps kids publish pandemic-inspired book

LEWISTON, Maine — A group of budding young writers is about to publish a book with some help from Maine's most famous writer.
Amanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super Bowl

Amanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super Bowl

NEW YORK — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joe Biden last month, again commanded the spotlight on one of the country's biggest stages, the Super Bowl.
Mysterious monolith pops up near Turkish World Heritage site

Mysterious monolith pops up near Turkish World Heritage site

ISTANBUL — Turkish authorities are investigating the appearance of a mysterious monolith in southeastern Turkey. The metal block was found by a farmer on Friday in Sanliurfa province with old Turkic script that reads “Look at the sky, see the moon.
Writer Mick Herron’s ‘Slow Horses’ are spies for our times

Writer Mick Herron’s ‘Slow Horses’ are spies for our times

LONDON — Like a spy in the night, writer Mick Herron’s success has been stealthy. It took a while for the world to catch up with him.
Review: Yawn, is it Monday yet? The Weeknd bores at halftime

Review: Yawn, is it Monday yet? The Weeknd bores at halftime

NEW YORK — His name is The Weeknd but his Super Bowl performance felt like a dreary Monday morning. The pop star headlined the Super Bowl halftime show, running through his many hits like an Olympic relay track team aiming for the gold.
Review: Priyanka Chopra Jonas reveals private life details

Review: Priyanka Chopra Jonas reveals private life details

“Unfinished,” by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Ballantine) Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s memoir, “Unfinished,” is a moving story of her rise to fame — and of her life before anybody knew her name.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 14-20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 14-20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 14-20: Feb. 14: Country singer Razzy Bailey is 82. Jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker is 78. TV personality Pat O’Brien (“The Insider,” ?Access Hollywood”) is 73. Magician Teller of Penn and Teller is 73.
Politics, meet PlayStation: how 2020 ushered in the era of campaign videogaming

Politics, meet PlayStation: how 2020 ushered in the era of campaign videogaming

WASHINGTON — Call it the age of PlayStation politics. Where Bill Clinton went on MTV and Barack Obama seized on social media, modern-day Democrats see online video gaming as the next high-tech frontier for reaching young voters.
Correction: Virus Outbreak-Hug Tent story

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Hug Tent story

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — In a story Feb. 5, 2021, about a “hug tent” at an assisted living centre , The Associated Press erroneously reported the thickness of the plastic barrier.
'Planning for dropouts': Drugmakers grapple with testing unproven vaccines on seniors

'Planning for dropouts': Drugmakers grapple with testing unproven vaccines on seniors

TORONTO — At age 70, retired nurse Donna Lessard can expect to be towards the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine when supply and distribution expands in coming months.