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Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

LONDON — Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died. He was 85.
Music festivals offer to help Belgium's vaccination campaign

Music festivals offer to help Belgium's vaccination campaign

BRUSSELS — With nothing on their agendas for months to come, music festival organizers in Belgium want to use their know-how to help the country's coronavirus vaccination campaign.
'Game Change' co-author John Heilemann has book on 2020 race

'Game Change' co-author John Heilemann has book on 2020 race

NEW YORK — The co-author of the million-selling “Game Change” has a book of his own coming about the 2020 election.
Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S.
Merriam-Webster's top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

Merriam-Webster's top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

NEW YORK — If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster on Monday announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year.
Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state.
Brightly burning meteor seen across wide areas of Japan

Brightly burning meteor seen across wide areas of Japan

TOKYO — A brightly burning meteor was seen plunging from the sky in wide areas of Japan, capturing attention on television and social media. The meteor glowed strongly as it rapidly descended through the Earth's atmosphere on Sunday.
Cardinal's prison diary explores suffering, solitary lockup

Cardinal's prison diary explores suffering, solitary lockup

ROME — Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted and then acquitted of sexual abuse in his native Australia, reflects on the nature of suffering, Pope Francis’ papacy and the humiliations of solitary confinement in his jailhouse memoir, according to an
Australian leader calls China's graphic tweet 'repugnant'

Australian leader calls China's graphic tweet 'repugnant'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia’s prime minister said Monday that a Chinese official’s tweet showing a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child’s throat was “truly repugnant” and merits an apology.

Biden breaks foot while playing with dog, to wear a boot

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden will likely wear a walking boot for the next several weeks as he recovers from breaking his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, his doctor said.