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‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including " Lean...

Stars of ‘Contagion’ reunite to offer coronavirus advice

NEW YORK (AP) — The stars of the 2011 virus thriller "Contagion" — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series...

Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!"...

Review: ‘The Hunt’ is a clunky swipe at a divided America

Fittingly, few films in recent memory arrive with a bigger target on its back than "The Hunt." Our quick advice? Lower your weapons.The horror-thriller...

Netflix hit series ‘The Crown’ taps its new and last queen

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Crown," Netflix's hit drama series about the British royal family, will end earlier than expected and has revealed its...

Review: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ is kinda bad. Whatcha gonna do?

The third edition of the "Bad Boys" franchise starts as it must do: With a gleaming Porsche swerving at impossible speeds through Miami traffic...

Review: Kristen Stewart can’t save ‘Underwater’ from sinking

Welcome to January, which, in terms of quality movies, is the worst, the lowest, the abyss.Actually, that's pretty accurate when it comes to the...

Review: New ‘Jumanji’ sticks with the formula and just adds

The creators of the latest "Jumanji" sequel have begun from an age-old premise — if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And they've taken...

Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in "Fort Apache, the Bronx," "Moonstruck"...

Golden Globe snubs and surprises include little love for ‘Cats’

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks: Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hanks, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy. But others were shocks,...

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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterU.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given...