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PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad.

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to tour in US, Europe

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boss is hitting the road again, and the E Street Band band is coming with him.
Burn-proof edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' up for auction

Burn-proof edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself the nightmare of trying to burn one of her own books. With a flamethrower, no less.
Canadian study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19 infection

Canadian study finds links between air pollution and severity of COVID-19 infection

An extensive study of thousands of COVID-19 patients in Ontario hospitals found links between the severity of their infections and the levels of common air pollutants they experience.

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to tour in US, Europe

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boss is hitting the road again, and the band is coming with him.
Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday, another step toward shots for the littlest kids possibly beginning in early summer. Pfizer plans to submit the findings to U.

Former London, Miami art dealer gets 7 years for fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A former London and Miami art dealer who pleaded guilty to defrauding art buyers and others of over $86 million was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison. Inigo Philbrick, 34, a U.S.
Surgeon: Johnny Depp's severed finger story has flaws

Surgeon: Johnny Depp's severed finger story has flaws

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A hand surgeon testified Monday that Johnny Depp could not have lost the tip of his middle finger the way he told jurors it happened in his civil lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Rappers Young Thug, Gunna remain jailed in racketeering case

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Young Thug and Gunna remained jailed on racketeering charges Monday in Atlanta following a court hearing in a case in which prosecutors have accused them of being members of a violent street gang that committed multiple murders

Life imitates art: 'Jaws' extra named police chief

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — A man who as a child had a brief but key role in “Jaws” has been named police chief on the Massachusetts island on which the 1975 movie was partially filmed.