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Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys - as Tyson Trax

Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys - as Tyson Trax

NEW YORK — With dark clouds looming behind him, controversial music producer and hitmaker Dr.
US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving
11 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

11 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — An army helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 11 military personnel on board and injuring two others, the Defence Ministry said. News reports said a high-ranking officer was among the victims.
UK competition watchdog investigates Apple's App Store

UK competition watchdog investigates Apple's App Store

LONDON — U.K. authorities have launched an investigation into Apple's App Store over concerns it has a dominant role that stifles competition and hurts consumers.
Famed Madrid flamenco venue closes amid virus restrictions

Famed Madrid flamenco venue closes amid virus restrictions

MADRID — Artists at one of Madrid’s best-known flamenco bars put on a final outdoor show Thursday, marking its closure after 140 years because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that have shuttered entertainment venues.
Productivity down 4.2%, largest decline in nearly 40 years

Productivity down 4.2%, largest decline in nearly 40 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity fell at an annual rate of 4.2% in the fourth quarter, the largest quarterly decline in nearly four decades. The revised figure released by the Labor Department Thursday was slightly smaller than the 4.
Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

NEW YORK — Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS.
Clooney, 'Billie Holiday' among AARP movie award honorees

Clooney, 'Billie Holiday' among AARP movie award honorees

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Minari,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “One Night in Miami” are among the films AARP is honouring at its annual Movies for Grownups Awards, the non-profit organization said Thursday.

Picture book based on 'American Anthem' to come out in June

NEW YORK — Composer Gene Scheer, whose song “American Anthem” was quoted by President Joe Biden during his inaugural address, is returning the favour .
Animated 'Demon Slayer' strikes chord with pandemic Japan

Animated 'Demon Slayer' strikes chord with pandemic Japan

TOKYO — The demons are everywhere, sometimes spreading like purple slime, lurking, killing.