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Tom Hanks says he has the 'blahs' but no fever in isolation

NEW YORK — Tom Hanks says he feels the “blahs” but has no fever as he and wife Rita Wilson remain in isolation in an Australian residence after being discharged from a hospital following their coronavirus diagnosis.
Edmunds: Why having old tires on your car is a risk

Edmunds: Why having old tires on your car is a risk

Tires are of vital importance since they are the only part of the vehicle that makes contact with the road. Yet motorists often neglect their condition and age, and the results can be catastrophic.
Rio’s Christ statue closes and state of emergency decreed

Rio’s Christ statue closes and state of emergency decreed

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, which appears to balance improbably atop Corcovado mountain, has withstood the worst of what the elements could muster for nearly nine decades.

Virus hits tourism on Ecuador's iconic Galapagos islands

GALAPAGOS, Ecuador — Jessy Lamontaine managed to book a long-dreamed-of vacation for her family this year, taking them far from their home in Montreal, Canada, down to the Galapagos Islands, where they began exploring the wonders of nature and frolic
Streaming platforms boost offers, studios release movies at home in response to COVID-19

Streaming platforms boost offers, studios release movies at home in response to COVID-19

TORONTO — Streaming platforms are joining Hollywood in throwing away the rule book in hopes to attract viewers stuck inside during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hospitals fear shortage of ventilators for virus patients

Hospitals fear shortage of ventilators for virus patients

U.S. hospitals bracing for a possible onslaught of coronavirus patients with pneumonia and other breathing difficulties could face a critical shortage of mechanical ventilators and health care workers to operate them.
Canada's entertainment unions asking for EI support for workers during COVID-19

Canada's entertainment unions asking for EI support for workers during COVID-19

TORONTO — Canada's screen industry is facing significant production shutdowns due to COVID-19, and the country's entertainment unions are calling on the federal government to help their affected workers.
Miley spreads brightness, Stones say home amid coronavirus

Miley spreads brightness, Stones say home amid coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the new coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cau
Manchester bomber's brother convicted of 22 counts of murder

Manchester bomber's brother convicted of 22 counts of murder

LONDON — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was convicted Tuesday of murder for helping to plan the attack.
Oscar-nominated actor Stuart Whitman dead at 92

Oscar-nominated actor Stuart Whitman dead at 92

NEW YORK — Stuart Whitman, a prolific lead and character actor who appeared in hundreds of film and television productions and received an Oscar nomination as a pedophile in the 1961 drama “The Mark,” has died.