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Velvet Underground Doc Review: An Idiosyncratic Tribute for an Idiosyncratic Band

Velvet Underground Doc Review: An Idiosyncratic Tribute for an Idiosyncratic Band

As a young man starting college, director Todd Haynes fell immediately for the Velvet Underground — the band which, musician Brian Eno famously said, didn't sell many records, but everyone who bought one went and started a band.
Film TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

Film TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

LOS ANGELES — The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.
William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, Blasts into Space

William Shatner, TV’s Capt. Kirk, Blasts into Space

VAN HORN, Texas — Hollywood's Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasted into space Wednesday in a convergence of science fiction and science reality, reaching the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company.
Wildfire Rages in Southern California Coastal Mountains

Wildfire Rages in Southern California Coastal Mountains

SOLVANG, Calif. — A major highway in Southern California coastal mountains remained closed Wednesday and evacuation orders were in place as a growing wildfire chewed through dry vegetation in the region.
Neo-Fascists Exploit “No-Vax” Rage, Posing Dilemma for Italy

Neo-Fascists Exploit “No-Vax” Rage, Posing Dilemma for Italy

ROME — An extreme-right political party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way toward Parliament.
Russia Sets Another Daily Virus Death Record

Russia Sets Another Daily Virus Death Record

MOSCOW — Russia has reported a record 984 daily coronavirus deaths amid a slow vaccination rate.
Romania Received 5,200 Doses of Monoclonal Antibodies from Italy

Romania Received 5,200 Doses of Monoclonal Antibodies from Italy

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania received 5,200 doses of monoclonal antibodies from Italy to assist with a rapid surge of infections amid low vaccination rates.
Kenyan Distance Runner Agnes Tirop Found Dead at Her Home

Kenyan Distance Runner Agnes Tirop Found Dead at Her Home

Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, a two-time world championships bronze medalist, has been found dead at her home, the country's track federation said Wednesday.
Inflation Rises 5.4% from Year Ago, Matching 13-Year High

Inflation Rises 5.4% from Year Ago, Matching 13-Year High

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices rose 0.
AP Explains: Why Social Security COLA Will Jump Next Year

AP Explains: Why Social Security COLA Will Jump Next Year

WASHINGTON — Rising inflation is expected to lead to a sizeable increase in Social Security's annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2022.