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John Leguizamo (left), Rita Moreno, Dolores del Rio, Katy Jurado, Edward James Olmos and Ariana DeBose (top) are Hollywood legends.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 04:08

Latinos have been part of Hollywood since the silent film era but are still underrepresented in front of and behind the camera.

A young girl is shown staying at a shelter on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., after she and dozens of other migrants arrived by plane unannounced Wednesday.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 04:03

The plane flight carrying dozens of migrants and paid by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the latest move by Republican officials to send migrants to Democrat-controlled cities.

Margaret Davis (left) and Delisa Williams (right) became acquainted when they moved into the Salvation Army Center of Hope shelter, just outside Charlotte, N.C. Both women receive federal benefits, but the monthly amounts aren't high enough for them to be able to rent an apartment.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 04:01

Supplemental Security Income, a federal program meant to be a financial floor for people unable to work, hasn't kept pace with inflation. Many recipients are homeless, unable to save for an apartment.

Election workers sort absentee ballots at the Lansing city clerk's office on Nov. 3, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. This fall, Michigan voters will weigh in on an expansive ballot question that would change the voting process.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 04:00

The battlegrounds of Michigan and Nevada are among the states where voters this fall are set to decide ballot measures relating to the elections process.

After Queen Elizabeth II's death was announced, Wikipedia editors discussed which historical photo to use for her page.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 04:00

Within seconds of the news of Queen Elizabeth II's death, an army of Wikipedia editors rushed to update her page on the site. It was chaos.

Left: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during a 2017 game. Right: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert looks to pass in a game last year.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 04:00

Amazon's Prime Video is now the exclusive provider of Thursday NFL broadcasts. The streaming giant acquired an all-digital rights package and is paying a reported $1.2 billion per year.

President Biden and Vice President Harris will participate in a White House event addressing hate-based violence on Thursday.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 04:00

The "United We Stand" summit will bring together experts on hate-based violence and honor communities that have survived attacks. President Biden and Vice President Harris will give remarks.

New Zealand police investigators work at a scene in Auckland on Aug. 11, 2022, after bodies were discovered in suitcases.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 01:08

Authorities didn't immediately say whether a woman detained in South Korea on two murder charges from New Zealand was the mother of two dead children found last month in abandoned suitcases.

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 01:05

Abbott Elementary creator-star Quinta Brunson played her own gag on Jimmy Kimmel's Emmy prank with one of her own, and then collected an apology from the late-night host whose bit was criticized.

Patagonia founder Yvon Chiounard announced Wednesday he is giving his entire company away to a trust and a nonprofit.
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 00:07

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard says he will give his company over to a trust, with future profits being donated to causes fighting climate change.

Workers service the tracks at the Metra/BNSF railroad yard in Chicago
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 19:08

Freight rail workers are threatening to strike Friday if a contract is not reached. The unions are demanding protections for workers who take unscheduled time off for medical needs.

Travel rules and regulations — and national lockdowns — have varied wildly, which gave SARS-CoV-2 lots of opportunities to spread. Above: A young traveler's temperature is checked at Taipei Songshan Airport in July 2020.
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 17:30

A new report from the Lancet Commission sums up the many mistakes that have been made and offers proposals for a more effective global strategy if and when another pandemic should strike.

Runners near the finish line during the 126th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2022.
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 17:22

In an effort to make the races more inclusive, organizers for the 2023 Boston Marathon and the 2023 TCS London Marathon say qualifying runners can enter as male, female or nonbinary.

Protesters rally at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus in support of abortion rights after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade on June 24, 2022. A judge temporarily blocked Ohio's ban on virtually all abortions on Wednesday, again pausing a law that took effect after federal abortion protections were overturned by the Supreme Court in June.
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 16:54

The decision to grant a 14-day restraining order against the state law means abortions through 20 weeks' gestation can continue for now.

Musician R. Kelly (center) was found guilty Wednesday on three counts of child pornography but was acquitted of a conspiracy to obstruct justice charge accusing him fixing his state child pornography trial in 2008.
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 16:44

A federal jury convicted R. Kelly of several child pornography charges in his hometown of Chicago, delivering another legal blow to a singer who used to be one of the biggest R&B stars in the world.

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