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Review: Melissa McCarthy in 'Superintelligence'

It's a demonstrably difficult task to find a comic screen partner worthy of standing opposite Melissa McCarthy, so you have to appreciate “Superintelligence" for throwing in the towel.

Hospitals can care for Medicare patients at home in pandemic

Hospitals will be allowed to care for Medicare patients in their own homes during the pandemic under a government program announced Wednesday to help hospitals deal with the latest surge.

Iowa Tribe creates national park on Nebraska-Kansas border

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is creating the nation's largest tribal national park on a forested bluff overlooking the Missouri River and a historic site of its people.

Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster, create publishing giant

BERLIN — German media giant Bertelsmann said Wednesday that its Penguin Random House division is buying rival Simon & Schuster in a megadeal that would reshape the U.S. publishing industry.

US-Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 2. “Rhythm of War” by Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 3. “Daylight” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 4. ”Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 5.
As season nears, Europe ponders skiing during pandemic

As season nears, Europe ponders skiing during pandemic

MILAN — Though the first real snow has yet to fall across much of Europe, ski buffs are imagining with dread a once-unthinkable scene: Skiing in Zermatt in Switzerland while lifts idle across the border in Italy's Aosta valley.

Review: 'Ma Rainey' is Boseman's final, perhaps finest gift

Chadwick Boseman surges onto the screen as fast-talking trumpeter Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” like a man on an electrified tightrope -- balancing precariously between hope and cynicism, humour and sadness, joy and pain, and love and hate.
Tweet on spare change generates big money for virus aid

Tweet on spare change generates big money for virus aid

SALT LAKE CITY — Andy Larsen is a sports writer, but with so many games scratched during the pandemic he has spent a lot of time digging into coronavirus data and its sobering implications.
The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

NEW YORK — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

NEW YORK — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast.