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Health official on leave amid political interference furor

WASHINGTON — A Trump health appointee is taking a leave of absence after allegations of political interference in the federal coronavirus response, followed by a personal video that warned of election violence and all but equated science with resista

Maya Moore now wed, to wrongfully jailed man she helped free

NEW YORK — Basketball star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons, the Missouri man she helped work to free from prison after a 22-year-old wrongful conviction.
Experts cite 'crimes against humanity' in Maduro's Venezuela

Experts cite 'crimes against humanity' in Maduro's Venezuela

GENEVA — Independent experts for the U.N.
Larry Wilmore is ready to talk politics, culture on new show

Larry Wilmore is ready to talk politics, culture on new show

LOS ANGELES — Larry Wilmore has been down the road as a talk show host before, with a Comedy Central show that was here and gone in two seasons — taking with it his droll and incisive brand of satire.

First two longlists announced for National Book Awards

NEW YORK — Stories of voting rights, space exploration and displacement at home are among the young people's literature works that appear on the longlist for the National Book Awards.
Review: Back roads brutality in 'The Devil all the Time'

Review: Back roads brutality in 'The Devil all the Time'

Say what you will, Antonio Campos' “The Devil all the Time” lives up to its title.

More than 20 workers hurt in crane accident in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said.
Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Abe

Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Abe

TOKYO — Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man.
'The Nest' author has new novel scheduled for 2021

'The Nest' author has new novel scheduled for 2021

NEW YORK — The author of the million-selling debut novel “The Nest” has another story of family drama coming out next year. Ecco announced Wednesday that Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s “Good Company" will be published in May.
Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

NEW YORK — Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks. Retail sales rose 0.