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EU agency links J&J shot to rare clots, says odds favour use

EU agency links J&J shot to rare clots, says odds favour use

LONDON — The European Union’s drug regulatory agency said Tuesday that it found a “possible link” between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and extremely rare blood clots and recommended a warning be added to the label.
Ex-Jack Daniel's distiller to make new whiskey in Tennessee

Ex-Jack Daniel's distiller to make new whiskey in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — The former top distiller at Jack Daniel's announced on Tuesday that he and several partners are opening a new whiskey distillery near the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
Canadian Oscar nominee Ben Proudfoot following 'strict protocol' to attend the show

Canadian Oscar nominee Ben Proudfoot following 'strict protocol' to attend the show

TORONTO — With COVID-19 tests, a vaccination, tuxedo and customized mask under his belt, Canadian Oscar nominee Ben Proudfoot is set to attend Sunday's pandemic-tailored Academy Awards.
'Trade Wars Are Class Wars' wins $15K Lionel Gelber Prize for books on global affairs

'Trade Wars Are Class Wars' wins $15K Lionel Gelber Prize for books on global affairs

TORONTO — A book tracing the origins of today's trade wars has won the Lionel Gelber Prize.

Angie Thomas Scholarship is awarded to aspiring writer

JACKSON, Miss. — Bestselling author Angie Thomas has surprised an incoming freshman with news that the young woman is receiving a full scholarship to the private university where Thomas earned her bachelor's degree.
Review: Pandemic makes folkie Todd Snider a funky studio rat

Review: Pandemic makes folkie Todd Snider a funky studio rat

Todd Snider, "First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder” (Aimless Records/Thirty Tigers) Freewheeling folkie Todd Snider’s weekly Sunday morning livestreams from Nashville during the past year have been a sanctuary of craziness amid the insanity of th

Study looks at how HIV self-tests can help queer people overcome health-care hurdles

Researchers are sending out thousands of free HIV self-test kits as part of a study to help gay men and queer people overcome barriers to getting screened.
Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus

Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus

Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus — months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.” "I thought I was dying," Nugent says in a Facebook live video posted Monday.
Oscar predictions: Can anything beat 'Nomadland'?

Oscar predictions: Can anything beat 'Nomadland'?

Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic.
Review: The groove is still the thing for Steve Cropper

Review: The groove is still the thing for Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper, "Fire It Up” (Provogue Records) Perhaps no guitarist has carved out more great grooves than Memphis soul man Steve Cropper, and his new album is all about the beat.