Associated Press

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Lights, Camera, Sell: Retailers Want You to Watch and Shop

By Joseph Pisani | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Livestream selling, already popular in China, is taking off in the U.S., ushering in a new way for Americans to shop online. Instead of searching for what they want, they pick up their phones, sit back, and click to buy if they like what they see.

Americans Risk Traveling Over Thanksgiving Despite Warnings

By Lisa Marie Pane, Sophia Tulp | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own

Hungary's Constitutional Court to Review Transgender Law

Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents, a potential blow to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians.

The Pandemic is Changing Hollywood, Maybe Forever

By Jake Coyle | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
"No New 'Movies' Till Influenza Ends" blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.

Kaley Cuoco Judged a Book by its Cover for Her New TV Series

By Alicia Rancilio | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Kaley Cuoco knew she wanted to turn Chris Bohjalian's best-selling novel "The Flight Attendant' into a TV series when the book caught her eye online.

Edmunds: Black Friday car Deals May Not Be as Bountiful

By Ronald Montoya | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
While Black Friday savings on new cars aren't that dramatic — no 70% off fire sales here — they do generally make mid- to late November a good time to buy a car.

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

By Geir Moulson | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago.

Review: A Maximalist Family Romp in 'The Croods: A New Age"

By Lindsey Bahr | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
This silly animated sequel is neither terribly special nor all bad.

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

By Kathy Gannon | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Pakistan's Christian transgender people, often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and solace in a church of their own.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

By Jill Lawless | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

Amid Racial Reckoning, Grammys Honor the Black Experience

By Mesfin Fekadu | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year's Juneteenth more than ever before.

The Weeknd Criticizes Grammys Over Nominations Snub

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
The Weeknd angrily slammed the Grammy Awards, calling them "corrupt" after the pop star walked away with zero nominations despite having multiple hits this year.

'America is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees

By Alexandra Jaffe, Matthew Lee and Aamer Madhani | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team, his first substantive offering of how he'll shift from Trump-era "America First" policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment.

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

By Candice Choi | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

By Tammy Webber, Daniella Peters, Brian Melley | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections.

Precautions Help Aspen Remain a Destination During Pandemic

By John Marshall | Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
The small town has made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.

Biden Transition OK'd to Start as Trump Runs Out of Options

By Zeke Miller, David Eggert and Colleen Long | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy.

A Grammys 'Savage': Beyoncé Leads with 9 Nominations

By Mesfin Fekadu | Tuesday Nov 24, 2020
Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star's anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine.

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