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Larry King, Broadcasting Giant for Half-Century, Dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

US anchorman Larry King listens to journalists' questions during a press conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, on September 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO / SAMUEL KUBANI (Photo credit should read SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP via Getty Images)

Dave Chappelle Tests Positive for Coronavirus

AUSTIN, Texas — Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said.

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Parker: Small Businesses and Women Especially Need America to Reopen

Elaine Parker of Job Creators Nerwork writes in The Orange County Register that business restrictions in response to the coronavirus need to be lifted, and this can be accomplished with the full and rapid dissemination of the 95% effective vaccines:

People wait in line for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines at the opening of a new vaccination site at Corsi Houses in Harlem New York on January 15, 2021. - Pfizer expects lower coronavirus vaccine deliveries for a stretch beginning in late January in order to lift output later this winter and …

Report: Michigan Plans to Charge Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder in Flint Water Probe

DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media regarding the status of the Flint water crisis on January 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan.

Sheldon Adelson, Casino Mogul and GOP Power Broker, Dies at 87

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday.

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Inc., speaks about their new resort, The Venetian, under construction Thursday night, July 10, 1997, during a VIP tour of the preview center in Las Vegas. The $2 billion, 6,000-room megaresort on the Las Vegas Strip will feature replicas of the icons of …

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Debuts with $16.7 Million

NEW YORK — Despite premiering simultaneously by streaming service, “Wonder Woman 1984” managed the best box office debut of the pandemic, opening with $16.7 million over the Christmas weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." The superhero sequel earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)

Vehicle-Linked Explosion Rocks Downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE (AP) — An explosion linked to a vehicle rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, sending shattered glass and debris over a wide area and rocking nearby buildings.

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Trump Administration Sues Walmart over Alleged Role in Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

Already a giant in pharmacy sales and featuring health care clinics in some of its stores, Walmart's potential deal with Humana would link the world's biggest retailer with one of the largest US health insurers

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Flops in China, Debuts With Woeful $38.5 Million Overseas

The superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” has earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday. Most of the earnings came from Chinese theaters, where it earned an estimated $18.8 million. It wasn’t enough to take first place in the country, however — that honor went to a local release.

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Charley Pride, a Country Music Black Superstar, Dies at 86

NEW YORK — Charley Pride, one of country music’s first Black superstar whose rich baritone on such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. He was 86.

UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Singer Charley Pride performs on stage in the 1970's. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)