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Prior infection, vaccines provide best protection from COVID

Prior infection, vaccines provide best protection from COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study in two states that compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.
Singer Fred Parris of the Five Satins dead at age 85

Singer Fred Parris of the Five Satins dead at age 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Parris, the lead singer of the 1950s harmony group the Five Satins and composer of the classic doo-wop ballad “In the Still of the Night,” has died at age 85. Parris died Jan.

Yvette Mimieux, '60s starlet of 'Time Machine,' dies at 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of “Where the Boys Are,” "The Time Machine" and “Light in the Piazza,” has died. She was 80.
Jon Stewart to receive Mark Twain lifetime award for comedy

Jon Stewart to receive Mark Twain lifetime award for comedy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian, talk show host and political influencer Jon Stewart has been named the 23rd recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Award for lifetime achievement in comedy.
Canadian trial: remdesivir reduces need for ventilation by half for COVID patients

Canadian trial: remdesivir reduces need for ventilation by half for COVID patients

A Canadian study suggests the antiviral medication remdesivir could have a "modest but significant effect" on COVID-19 patient outcomes, including decreasing the need for mechanical ventilation by approximately 50 per cent.
'As We See It' portrays young adulthood on autism spectrum

'As We See It' portrays young adulthood on autism spectrum

NEW YORK (AP) — Some TV characters have lofty goals. They want to find a soul mate, a fulfilling career or their place in the world. Then there's Harrison. When we first meet him, he just hopes to walk to the coffee shop alone.

Bars and other B.C. businesses affected by pandemic closures to receive more help

VICTORIA — More help is on the way for British Columbia businesses forced to stay closed for at least another month as the province tries to contain the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Emerging talents in spotlight at hybrid Paris Fashion Week

Emerging talents in spotlight at hybrid Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — A spattering of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows began in earnest this week for the fall-winter season, with French virus restrictions forcing many to an online-only presence.

HBO leads GLAAD Media Awards for LGBTQ representation

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO and HBO Max have become the top contenders at the GLAAD Media Awards with a combined 19 nominations, landing the bulk of its nods for its TV shows like “Hacks,” “The Other Two” and “The Sex Lives of College Girls.
New TV business competition invites Indigenous entrepreneurs into the 'Bears' Lair'

New TV business competition invites Indigenous entrepreneurs into the 'Bears' Lair'

VANCOUVER — A new reality show is inviting Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses to a group of sharp-toothed investors.