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Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years

NEW YORK — NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw said Friday that he is retiring from the network after 55 years.
Dan Levy to make 'Saturday Night Live' hosting debut on Feb. 6

Dan Levy to make 'Saturday Night Live' hosting debut on Feb. 6

Hopefully Dan Levy inherited his father's sketch comedy chops. The "Schitt's Creek" co-creator is set to host "Saturday Night Live" next month. Levy will make his hosting debut on Feb. 6, joined by singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers.
Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021

Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021

NEW YORK — A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January more moist than air-tight for some. Not Sarah Arvizo. She considers it her easiest yet.
'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry - if wanted

'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry - if wanted

NEW YORK — If his new movie, “ Our Friend, ” makes audiences cry, Jason Segel can sympathize. He recalls being on an airplane and watching a movie that made him break down so uncontrollably that it got the attention of a woman seated next to him.

Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

When drug companies like Pfizer and Moderna learned to successfully incorporate messenger RNA technology into a COVID-19 vaccine, experts say they likely opened the door to a significant shift in the future of immunization.
Eden Robinson gives First Nations readers first look at final 'Trickster' book

Eden Robinson gives First Nations readers first look at final 'Trickster' book

Eden Robinson is giving readers in B.C. First Nations communities a preview of the final book in her "Trickster" trilogy.
Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

NEW YORK — Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including “Dreamgirls,” “A Chorus Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon,” has died. He was 83.
Pandemic fuels interest in cosmetic procedures, but critics question the timing

Pandemic fuels interest in cosmetic procedures, but critics question the timing

For years, Jordan Murphy longed to complete her weight-loss transformation with another round of cosmetic surgery. It was a matter of finding the right time.
Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

New York City’s main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “Bridgertons: The Duke and I” by Julia Quinn (Avon) 2. “Blood Heir” by Ilona Andrews (NYLA) 3. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 4. “The Scorpions's Tail” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing) 5.