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Ron Popeil was the sizzle of American ingenuity, personified

Ron Popeil was the sizzle of American ingenuity, personified

Come, young ones: Gather around the glow of the smartphone's screen for a tale of a distant time when we watched TV on big boxy machines, and switched channels when we were bored.
Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social dis
St John's to unveil Carnesecca statue in arena bearing name

St John's to unveil Carnesecca statue in arena bearing name

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lou Carnesecca this fall in the on-campus arena that bears his name.
Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86

Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr.
The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in

The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant.
Bob Odenkirk condition stable after 'heart related incident'

Bob Odenkirk condition stable after 'heart related incident'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday.

'Arthur' to end on PBS Kids after 25-season stint

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Arthur” will soon come to an end. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children’s series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022.
Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major pro

Berkeley to offer vegan meals at public events, buildings

BERKELEY, Calif.
Google delays return to office, mandates vaccines

Google delays return to office, mandates vaccines

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened.