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Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

PARIS — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo won’t stop poking fun at Islamic extremism.
New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community

New channel offers fare for women in the LGBTQ community

LOS ANGELES — An online channel devoted to women in the LGBTQ community is launching with shows including a pandemic-set romantic comedy and a paranormal drama.
Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

Cost for cancer-fighting drugs triples in Canada but still no national drug plan

Sales of medications to treat cancer have nearly tripled in Canada over the past decade, reaching $3.9 billion last year, a report by a federal agency says.
San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty

San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty

SAN FRANCISCO — Before the pandemic, Señor Sisig food trucks were a common sight in downtown San Francisco, dishing out Filipino fusion tacos and burritos to long lines of workers who spilled out of office towers at lunch.

San Francisco curbs virus but once-vibrant downtown is empty

San Francisco is reopening more businesses this week, thanks to low coronavirus case numbers that have allowed the city to move into California's most permissive tier. It means more people can go back to offices, dine indoors and visit museums.

Road trip: In Mississippi, love in the time of coronavirus

JACKSON, Miss. — Her voice cracked as she spoke from her hospital bed. “I want to go home,” she said. More than 40 miles away, her husband sat in their living room, looking intently into his phone as they spoke on a video call, trying to soothe her.

Neil Young's older brother Bob releases 'Hey America,' his first song at 78

TORONTO — Bob Young spent much of his life forging a career as a prominent golfer, but at 78 years old, Neil Young's brother has released his first song. Ahead of the U.S. election on Nov.
Lab tests show risks of using CRISPR gene editing on embryos

Lab tests show risks of using CRISPR gene editing on embryos

A lab experiment aimed at fixing defective DNA in human embryos shows what can go wrong with this type of gene editing and why leading scientists say it’s too unsafe to try.
US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response

WASHINGTON — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a planned $250 million ad blitz aimed at portraying President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus ou
Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

LONDON — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her invasion of privacy lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father.