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A Glance at How the Ski Season is Opening in Europe's Alps

Monday Nov 29, 2021
Considering skiing in Italy, Switzerland or Austria this winter? Here's a look at how the season is proceeding in Europe's Alpine nations.

Wary, Weary World Slams Door Shut, Fearing Omicron Variant

By Raf Casert, Mari Yamaguchi | Monday Nov 29, 2021
Nations around the world sought Monday to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans and further restrictions.

At Jussie Smollett Trial, Osundairo Brothers at Center Stage

By Don Babwin | Monday Nov 29, 2021
Two brothers stand at the center of the case that prosecutors will lay before jurors when the trial of Jussie Smollett begins this week.

Biden Pushes Shots, Not More Restrictions as Omicron Variant Speeds

By Zeke Miller | Monday Nov 29, 2021
President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and to receive a booster shot as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron.

Matthew McConaughey Won't Run for Texas Governor in 2022

Monday Nov 29, 2021
Actor Matthew McConaughey isn't running for Texas governor after months of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate.

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

By Leanne Italie | Monday Nov 29, 2021
With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine.

Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh Dies of Cancer at Age 41

By Jake Coyle | Sunday Nov 28, 2021
Designer Virgil Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died of cancer. He was 41.

What We Know and Don't Know About New Omicron COVID Variant

By Maria Cheng | Sunday Nov 28, 2021
South Africa's Health Minister Joe Phaahla said the omicron variant was linked to an "exponential rise" of cases in the last few days.

Trial Set to Start on Charges Smollett Faked Racist Attack

Sunday Nov 28, 2021
Jussie Smollett is about to stand trial on charges he faked a racist attack.

French Pantheon Honors Legend Josephine Baker

By Arno Pedram, Sylvie Corbet | Sunday Nov 28, 2021
France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon.

Bob Dylan Artwork Show Opens in Miami, New Cinema Paintings

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Sunday Nov 28, 2021
Bob Dylan's most comprehensive exhibition of visual art to be held in the U.S. goes on display on Tuesday in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

By Mike Corder, Geir Moulson | Sunday Nov 28, 2021
The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers.

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

By Pan Pylas | Sunday Nov 28, 2021
The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa.

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That Was Stephen Sondheim

By Mark Kennedy | Saturday Nov 27, 2021
A driven, obsessive purist, Sondheim was also a magician, creating lyrics and music to such towering shows as "A Little Night Music," "Into the Woods," "Company," "Follies" and "Sunday in the Park with George."

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

Saturday Nov 27, 2021
The Dutch government apologized for a scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their birth certificate gender.

Thai Chain's Cannabis Pizza: Trendy, But Won't Get You High

By Chalida Ekvittayavechnukul | Saturday Nov 27, 2021
One of Thailand's major fast food chains has been promoting its "Crazy Happy Pizza." It's legal but won't get you high.

Shippers Prepare for Another Pandemic Crush of Holiday Gifts

By David Sharp | Saturday Nov 27, 2021
Low product inventories, and port and supply chain disruptions are creating new uncertainty about getting gifts delivered.

FDA: Merck COVID Pill Effective, Experts Will Review Safety

By Matthew Perrone | Saturday Nov 27, 2021
Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus.

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, More Mourn Stephen Sondheim

Saturday Nov 27, 2021
Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman and other celebrities honored Stephen Sondheim via social media.

High Alert: World Scurries to Contain New COVID Variant

By Mike Corder, Pan Pylas | Saturday Nov 27, 2021
New restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa by the hour as the world scurried Saturday to contain a new COVID variant.

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