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Star Trek’s ‘Strange New Worlds’: In defense of episodic TV

Jul. 06, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

Two generations after its 1966 debut, the universe of “Star Trek” has become a vast and sprawling mural in these heady days of streaming TV. There’s the dark and bingeworthy “Star Trek: Picard,” a deep character study of an aging and beloved captain confronting his demons...

Asian benchmarks mostly lower after tepid Wall St session

Jul. 06, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday after tepid trading on Wall Street amid worries about a global recession. Major benchmarks fell across Asia. Oil prices recouped some lost ground. Analysts said markets were focusing on a variety of risks, including inflation,...

Shanghai, Beijing order new round of mass COVID-19 testing

Jul. 06, 2022 01:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of parts of Shanghai and Beijing have been ordered to undergo further rounds of COVID-19 testing following the discovery of new cases in the two cities, while tight restrictions remain in place in Hong Kong, Macao and other Chinese cities. Shanghai has only...

Asian benchmarks mostly lower after tepid Wall St session

Jul. 06, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday after tepid trading on Wall Street amid worries about a global recession. Major benchmarks fell across Asia. Oil prices recouped some lost ground after plunging on Monday. Analysts said markets were focusing on a variety of...

Sri Lanka's crisis rings alarm for other troubled economies

Jul. 06, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Sri Lanka is desperate for help with weathering its worst crisis in recent memory. Its schools are closed for lack of fuel to get kids and teachers to classrooms. Its effort to arrange a bailout from the International Monetary Fund has been hindered by the severity of its financial...

Today in History: July 6, Richard III is crowned

Jul. 06, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2022. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of...

CDC: Mask-wearing recommended in growing number of counties

Jul. 05, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in 24 Oregon counties — including the county around Portland — and 15 counties in Washington state should resume mask-wearing indoors in public and on public transportation, according to recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

West Coast dockworkers still talking after contract expires

Jul. 05, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contract between shipping companies and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers expired over the weekend. But both sides continued to talk and said they want to avoid a strike that could savage an economy already stressed by soaring inflation and supply chain woes. The...

Canada to throw out 13.6M doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Jul. 05, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — Canada is going to throw out about 13.6 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because it couldn’t find any takers for it either at home or abroad. Canada signed a contract with AstraZeneca in 2020 to get 20 million doses of its vaccine, and 2.3...

CDC: Florida ice cream possible source of listeria outbreak

Jul. 05, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The estate of an Illinois woman who died earlier this year from a listeria infection filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a Florida ice cream company that health officials have connected to a multistate outbreak. The lawsuit filed in the Middle District of Florida...