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US jobless claims rise to 286,000, highest since October

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months as the fast-spreading omicron variant continued to disrupt the job market.
New Mo Willems 'Pigeon' book to be released in September

New Mo Willems 'Pigeon' book to be released in September

NEW YORK (AP) — An imprint launched last week by Barnes & Noble Inc. has signed up one of the country's top children's author-illustrators, Mo Willems, best known for his “Pigeon” picture books.
German actor Hardy Kruger, star of adventure movies, dies

German actor Hardy Kruger, star of adventure movies, dies

BERLIN (AP) — Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany’s best actors, has died. He was 93.
American Airlines reports $931 million fourth-quarter loss

American Airlines reports $931 million fourth-quarter loss

DALLAS — American Airlines lost $931 million in the fourth quarter and the omicron variant of COVID-19 is delaying its recovery from nearly two years of pandemic.
Review: A generic modern fairy tale in 'The Royal Treatment'

Review: A generic modern fairy tale in 'The Royal Treatment'

In the new Netflix movie “ The Royal Treatment ,” the chief of staff for the prince of a fictional European country accidentally calls a run-down salon in the Bronx to schedule a haircut for His Royal Highness, Prince Thomas.

More than 2 dozen drugmakers to make Merck's COVID-19 pill

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N.-backed organization announced Thursday that it has signed agreements with more than two dozen generic drug makers to produce versions of Merck's COVID-19 pill to supply 105 developing countries.
Long-haul carrier Emirates resumes Boeing 777 flights to US

Long-haul carrier Emirates resumes Boeing 777 flights to US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates said Thursday it would resume its Boeing 777 flights to the U.S. after halting its use of the aircraft there over an ongoing dispute over the rollout of new 5G services in America.

No takers on quiz show question on Prince Edward Island

LOS ANGELES — "What is Prince Edward Island?" Apparently, the brainiac competitors on Wednesday's airing of "Jeopardy!" and its all-time winningest champion host have no idea.
Spears case drives California bid to limit conservatorships

Spears case drives California bid to limit conservatorships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.

Football games send viewers to TV on cold weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wild card games and the NCAA football championship gathered millions of people in front of their television sets on a cold winter weekend. An average of 30.