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On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new use

On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new use

Mending clothes. Cutting hair. Fixing a squeaky door or a dripping faucet. Baking bread. A generation or two ago, household skills like these were common, learned at home and at school.
Second US study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots

Second US study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots

WASHINGTON — U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab.
Canada's testing shortfalls come under scrutiny as leaders vow to up their game

Canada's testing shortfalls come under scrutiny as leaders vow to up their game

TORONTO — The shortcomings of Canada's COVID-19 testing strategy came to the fore Wednesday as Ontario's premier admitted to "unacceptable" testing rates, Quebec promised to aggressively root out infections in long-term care homes and Nova Scotia exp
Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

NEW YORK — Lala, a 3-month-old black Lab, romped into Ufuoma George’s life a few weeks ago, just as she retreated into her New York apartment in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Lala, she thought, would be company.
Loretta Lynn's bond with Patsy Cline remains strong

Loretta Lynn's bond with Patsy Cline remains strong

NASHVILLE — Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn only knew each other a short time before Cline’s death at the age of 30, but the friendship formed between two trailblazers of country music is enough to fill a book.
Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

Working at home tests family atmosphere of TV morning shows

NEW YORK — For all the planning that went into “CBS This Morning” putting on a broadcast with its anchors working remotely, no one thought about the pillow.
Review: 'Rules for Being a Girl' leaves readers wanting more

Review: 'Rules for Being a Girl' leaves readers wanting more

“Rules for Being a Girl” by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno (Balzer + Bray) In “Rules for Being a Girl,” by bestselling authors Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno, high school student Marin Lospato becomes the victim of a teacher’s sexual advances

7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music's Mark Twain

NEW YORK — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine like nothing.
'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

'Full House,' Broadway producer Thomas Miller dies at 79

LOS ANGELES — Thomas L. Miller, who produced a string of hit TV comedies included “Full House” and “Perfect Strangers” before beginning a new chapter as a Broadway producer, has died. He was 79.
Review: The Strokes triumph on their 1st album in 7 years

Review: The Strokes triumph on their 1st album in 7 years

The Strokes, “The New Abnormal” (RCA/Cult) On their first album in seven years, The Strokes seem to have known they’d be returning at a crazy time.