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Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday.
Actor Ryan Reynolds looking to invest in Welsh soccer club

Actor Ryan Reynolds looking to invest in Welsh soccer club

WREXHAM, Wales — Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be making an unlikely foray into the soccer business.

New Year's Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

NEW YORK — New Year's Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, organizers said Wednesday as they gear up for a celebration that will have to be scaled down and socially distant in response to the coronavirus.

CEO of Minnesota Public Radio's parent to step down

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Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’
Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

NEW YORK — Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic.
French media: Raspy-voiced singer Juliette Greco dead at 93

French media: Raspy-voiced singer Juliette Greco dead at 93

PARIS — Juliette Greco, a French singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to existentialist philosophers of the country’s post-War period, has died, French media said Wednesday. She was 93.
Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out. U.S. sales of Halloween candy were up 13% over last year in the month ending Sept.
Review: Bishop, Musselwhite pair up for vigorous blues fest

Review: Bishop, Musselwhite pair up for vigorous blues fest

Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, “100 Years of Blues” (Alligator Records) Two Southern boys who both hit the big time in 1960s Chicago — Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite — have over a century of blues experience between them.