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2 weeks in, does NYC Mayor Eric Adams still have swagger?

2 weeks in, does NYC Mayor Eric Adams still have swagger?

NEW YORK (AP) — On his eighth day as New York City's mayor, Eric Adams stood before reporters to announce federal money for a pandemic-beleaguered hospital system — and take questions about some provocative hires in his nascent administration.
Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers

Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers

AMSTERDAM (AP) — As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after weeks of being under a coronavirus lockdown, the Dutch capital's mood was lightened further Saturday by dashes of color from thousands of free bunches of tul
Iran's Iraj Pezeshkzad, who wrote 'My Uncle Napoleon,' dies

Iran's Iraj Pezeshkzad, who wrote 'My Uncle Napoleon,' dies

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraj Pezeshkzad, an Iranian author whose bestselling comic novel, “My Uncle Napoleon,” lampooned Persian culture's self-aggrandizing and paranoid behavior as the country entered the modern era, has died. He was 94.
Tiffany Haddish charged with DUI in Georgia

Tiffany Haddish charged with DUI in Georgia

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Tiffany Haddish was arrested Friday and charged with driving under the influence, authorities said. The actor and comedian was detained after Peachtree City Police got a call about 2:30 a.m.

Biden picks TV personality Star Jones to lead heritage board

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected lawyer and television personality Star Jones Lugo to lead a U.S. government agency that identifies and protects sites of historic significance to the U.S. in Eastern Europe.
Netflix upping U.S., Canada prices with competition growing

Netflix upping U.S., Canada prices with competition growing

NEW YORK — Netflix is raising prices for its video streaming customers in the U.S. and Canada, less than a year and a half since its last price increase , as competition from other streaming services increases.
CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Those kinds of masks are considered better at filtering the air.

DSquared2 designers welcome fashion crowd back to Milan

MILAN (AP) — Dean and Dan Caten gave a heart-felt welcome to the guests, including Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, assembled Friday for the Canadian designing twins' first live show in two years as Milan Fashion Week opened with a glimmer of opti
#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

#BettyWhiteChallenge raising money and awareness for animals

The late Betty White was a tireless lifetime advocate for animals, from caring for those without homes to launching her own weekly TV show, “The Pet Set,” dedicated to her celebrity friends and their pets.
UK leader's office apologizes for party before royal funeral

UK leader's office apologizes for party before royal funeral

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's office apologized to the royal family on Friday for holding staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral last year — the latest in a catalogue of allegedly lockdown-breaching gatherings that are