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Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks.
DJ Jazzy Jeff talks 'Fresh Prince' reunion, mansion rental

DJ Jazzy Jeff talks 'Fresh Prince' reunion, mansion rental

LOS ANGELES — DJ Jazzy Jeff knew “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” made a mark in television history after filming six seasons during the mid-'90s, but he thought the show’s popularity would eventually fizzle out at some point.
End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID future

End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID future

LONDON — It’s the September fashion week season, and in any other year London would be abuzz with fashionistas zipping across town in Mercedes Benzes, hobnobbing with celebrities at glittering catwalk shows before sipping champagne at late-night part
VIRUS DIARY: Always learning from 'happy little accidents'

VIRUS DIARY: Always learning from 'happy little accidents'

PHOENIX — I'm not alone in confessing that I have always enjoyed those Bob Ross instructional painting programs that ran on PBS for many years. Perhaps it was his soothing voice as a tree appeared like magic on a lake with the flick of his wrist.
Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

LONDON — Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years.
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.
With Cake, N.L. artist Barbara Pratt celebrates her late mother Mary Pratt

With Cake, N.L. artist Barbara Pratt celebrates her late mother Mary Pratt

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The pans are empty, save for the carefully placed parchment paper lining the bottom, and both cast long shadows on the edge of the wooden table.
Canadian TV comedy series 'Schitt's Creek' wins first Emmy Award

Canadian TV comedy series 'Schitt's Creek' wins first Emmy Award

LOS ANGELES — The smash Canadian comedy series "Schitt's Creek'' has won its first Emmy Award.
With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn.
Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

LOS ANGELES — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pyjamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection to bring Sunday’s ceremony to a crashing halt.