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US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

US economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in another sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession.
The Latest: Biden pushing federal workers to get vaccinated

The Latest: Biden pushing federal workers to get vaccinated

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will announce strict new testing, masking and distancing requirements for federal employees who aren’t vaccinated.
'Ghost of Tsushima" video game world grows with Director's Cut expansion

'Ghost of Tsushima" video game world grows with Director's Cut expansion

The open world of the "Ghost of Tsushima" video game is getting bigger with the release of "Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut.
Because of virus, survey detailing American life is cut back

Because of virus, survey detailing American life is cut back

Because of quality concerns caused by the pandemic, data from an annual Census Bureau survey that provides a wide-ranging picture of the U.S.
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in Mas
Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.
UN demands Turkey, Turkish Cypriots reverse Varosha action

UN demands Turkey, Turkish Cypriots reverse Varosha action

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.
Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

NEW YORK (AP) — Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy has influenced some of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Gary Clark Jr.
Review: Suspenseful Brad Parks thriller has a crazy premise

Review: Suspenseful Brad Parks thriller has a crazy premise

“Unthinkable” by Brad Park (Thomas & Mercer) In the opening of “Unthinkable,” Brad Parks’s latest thriller, lawyer turned house-husband Nate Lovejoy awakens in an ornate bedroom hours after being drugged and kidnapped.
Review: Jack Antonoff's Bleachers album leans on The Boss

Review: Jack Antonoff's Bleachers album leans on The Boss

“Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,” Bleachers (RCA Records) How's this for a flex from Jack Antonoff? Get no less than Bruce Springsteen to show up on your new solo album. For background vocals.