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US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

WASHINGTON — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.

Former Bishop Gunn singer Travis McCready faces drug charges

VIDALIA, La. — The onetime lead singer for the now defunct rock and country band Bishop Gunn has been arrested in Louisiana on drug and traffic charges, authorities said.
NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the bar

NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the bar

NEW YORK — It’s a promotion that could be straight out of the “Mad Men” Don Draper playbook.
Rush Limbaugh buried in private cemetery in St. Louis

Rush Limbaugh buried in private cemetery in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has been buried in a private cemetery in St. Louis, his family announced Friday.
US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing

US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S.
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction

LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African nation.
NYC schools chancellor exits, citing virus' personal toll

NYC schools chancellor exits, citing virus' personal toll

New York City's Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Friday he will step down, citing the coronavirus pandemic's personal toll on his family.
Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood

Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood

So what did YOU do at 5 a.m. after staying up all night for your prom? Maria Bakalova became a movie star.
US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.
India's economy expands 0.4% in Oct.-Dec., ending recession

India's economy expands 0.4% in Oct.-Dec., ending recession

NEW DELHI — India’s economy expanded by a weaker-than-expected 0.