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OKC-Houston game postponed, Harden out after COVID violation

OKC-Houston game postponed, Harden out after COVID violation

HOUSTON — The James Harden soap opera in Houston now comes with a cancelled season opener — and a $50,000 fine for the league's leading scorer.
Trump plan to curb drug costs dealt setback in court

Trump plan to curb drug costs dealt setback in court

WASHINGTON — A late-term manoeuvr by President Donald Trump to use lower drug prices paid overseas to limit some of Medicare's own costs suffered a legal setback Wednesday that appears likely to keep the policy from taking effect before the president
With a video filmed in secret, Trump keeps sowing chaos

With a video filmed in secret, Trump keeps sowing chaos

WASHINGTON — The video message that plunged Washington into chaos was filmed in secret. President Donald Trump stood in the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room, holiday garland and gleaming ornaments draped on the fireplace behind him.
Trump vetoes defence bill, setting up possible override vote

Trump vetoes defence bill, setting up possible override vote

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defence policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency.
British model, fashion muse Stella Tennant dies at 50

British model, fashion muse Stella Tennant dies at 50

LONDON — Stella Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday.
Virus-linked isolation of UK eases but backlog persists

Virus-linked isolation of UK eases but backlog persists

DOVER, England — Gridlock at an English port kept thousands of truckers and travellers stranded Wednesday despite a deal with France to lift a two-day blockade imposed because of a new variant of the coronavirus that had isolated Britain and raised f
Q&A: Clooney on 'Midnight Sky' and his twilight as an actor

Q&A: Clooney on 'Midnight Sky' and his twilight as an actor

NEW YORK — How has George Clooney been handling isolation? Aside from spending time with his wife, Amal Clooney, and their 3-year-old twins, and editing his new film “The Midnight Sky,” he's relied on, like many others, a text chain with pals and Zoo
Rage, reckoning come to forefront in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Rage, reckoning come to forefront in ‘Promising Young Woman’

Emerald Fennell wanted to write about female rage. Before #MeToo became ubiquitous, she had been thinking about complacency and the teen movies of her youth where consent was often little more than a throwaway joke.
Gunman kills 3 French police in domestic abuse standoff

Gunman kills 3 French police in domestic abuse standoff

PARIS — A heavily armed gunman in southern France killed three police officers responding to a domestic violence call at his house and then fled, and he was found dead nearby Wednesday after an apparent suicide, the regional prosecutor said.
Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

TOKYO — Yu Miri, who won this year’s National Book Award for translated literature, says Tokyo’s Ueno Park, where a homeless man kills himself in her award-winning story, looks very clean ahead of next summer's Olympics.