January 24th, 2022

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Biden answers inflation query by calling Fox reporter SOB

By Josh Boak, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation on Monday by calling a Fox News reporter a vulgarity. The president was in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of his Competition Council, which is focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high ... Read More »

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At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Can a music scene still develop the way grunge did in 1990’s Seattle or hip-hop did in the Bronx in the 1970s? Or has the digital makeover of music made such geographical-based explosions obsolete? It’s a question that hovers over the Sundance Film Festival documentary “Meet Me in the Bathroom,” a ... Read More »

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‘Last Cuentista,’ ‘Unspeakable’ win children’s book awards

By Hillel Italie, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Donna Barba Higuera’s “The Last Cuentista,” a post-apocalyptic tale of a young girl who must preserve the memory of Earth’s history, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best children’s book. Another story of memory was awarded the Randolph Caldecott Medal for outstanding children’s picture book. “Watercress,” in which ... Read More »

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AG settles claim over fees paid by Robert Indiana’s estate

By David Sharp, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has resolved claims against the estate of the late artist Robert Indiana and several law firms accused of excessive legal fees, officials said Monday. The settlement totals more than $2 million, most of which was paid by the firms through refunds or credits, the attorney general ... Read More »

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Montreal’s Chinatown, threatened by development, to be granted heritage status

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2022

MONTREAL – The Quebec government is granting heritage status to the core of Montreal’s Chinatown district to protect its historic buildings from redevelopment. Culture Minister Nathalie Roy made the announcement today alongside Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante and other municipal and provincial officials. Roy says the designation requires owners to preserve the historic character of their ... Read More »

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Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

By Tom Hays, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – An unvaccinated Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of the start of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times The former Alaska governor’s positive test was announced in court just as jury selection was set to begin at a federal courthouse in New ... Read More »

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Palin COVID-19 tests delay defamation trial against NY Times

By Tom Hays, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s positive tests for the coronavirus have forced the postponement of a civil trial set to start Monday over her defamation claims against The New York Times. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said the trial can begin Feb. 3 if Palen has adequately recovered by then. Palin, ... Read More »

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Palin COVID-19 test delays defamation trial against NY Times

By Tom Hays, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s positive tests for the coronavirus have forced the postponement of a civil trial set to start Monday over her defamation claims against The New York Times. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said the trial can begin Feb. 3 if Palen has adequately recovered by then. Palin, ... Read More »

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Statue toppled in Puerto Rico before Spanish king’s visit

By Dánica Coto, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Unknown people toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in the pre-dawn hours of Monday ahead of a visit of King Felipe VI to the U.S. Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico. Col. José Juan García, police commissioner for San Juan, told The Associated Press that officers ... Read More »

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Palin COVID-19 test could delay suit against NY Times

By Tom Hays, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 on a home test kit, just as she was due in court in New York City for the start of a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times. The positive test was announced in court by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, who ... Read More »

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Ulvaeus seeks source of ABBA magic with Apple radio show

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2022

LOS ANGELES (AP) – ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus is launching a radio show on Apple Music, with hopes of figuring out why his songs like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” have stayed stuck in the heads of so much of the world for so many decades. The guitarist, singer and co-songwriter from the Swedish supergroup will ... Read More »

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