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Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German nostalgia

Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German nostalgia

LEIPZIG, Germany — It's been three decades since the reunification of Germany, but camping enthusiasts from the former East Germany allow themselves twice a year to relive the past and forget about how much has changed.
Walmart looks to airports as inspiration of new store layout

Walmart looks to airports as inspiration of new store layout

NEW YORK — Walmart is getting inspiration from the airport terminal as it revamps the layout and signage of its stores to speed up shopping and better cater to smartphone-armed customers.
Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.
COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities.

Influencers behaving badly: Mexico kicks them out of ruins

MEXICO CITY — Archaeological authorities in Mexico said Tuesday they kicked some cast members of a popular local “Jersey Shore”-style reality show out of the Mayan ruins of Uxmal after they behaved "immaturely" and refused to wear masks or follow soc
NYC elementary schools reopen in big back-to-school test

NYC elementary schools reopen in big back-to-school test

NEW YORK — Elementary school students went back to classrooms across New York City on Tuesday in a high-stakes test for the nation's biggest public school system even as the mayor warned that a recent rise in coronavirus cases was “cause for real con
Metis pilot Teara Fraser profiled in new DC Comics graphic novel of women heroes

Metis pilot Teara Fraser profiled in new DC Comics graphic novel of women heroes

TORONTO — Not all heroes wear capes, as the saying goes, but Teara Fraser does have her wings and likes to fly -- with a social purpose.
Review: A smart portrait of a living legend in ‘The Glorias'

Review: A smart portrait of a living legend in ‘The Glorias'

Gloria Steinem is always in conversation with herself in “ The Glorias,” a sprawling and thoughtful biopic of the writer and activist.
Review: Bon Jovi livin' on lots of prayers in '2020'

Review: Bon Jovi livin' on lots of prayers in '2020'

Bon Jovi, “2020” (Island) This is not your momma’s Bon Jovi. Tommy and Gina aren’t wild in the streets anymore.
Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations

Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations

LOS ANGELES — Gabrielle Union and NBC said Tuesday that they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing as a judge on “America's Got Talent,” which she said was retaliation for her complaints that the show tolerated racism on the