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‘Live at the Fillmore, 1997’ by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Review: Free-Rein Rock ’n’ Roll

Sooner or later, critically and commercially successful musical performers face perplexing, exasperating decisions. When the prospect of legacy-act status looms, do they spend the remainder of their working lives just repeating their familiar hits for the fans they already have? Or do they try, instead, to keep right on creating new material that their longtime […]

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Historic compensation fund approved at UN climate talks SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Negotiators have approved an historic deal that would create a fund for compensating poor nations that are victims of extreme weather worsened by rich countries’ carbon pollution, but an overall larger agreement still was up in the air because of a fight […]

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BUSINESS

Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX Team Among Top Political Donors Before Bankruptcy

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and members of his team rose from relative obscurity in Washington to be among the biggest donors in U.S. politics, contributing more than $70 million to election campaigns in less than 18 months. Mr. Bankman-Fried personally gave $40 million to politicians and political-action committees ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, mostly […]

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DeSantis, Others Draw Distinctions With Trump in 2024 GOP Nomination Race

LAS VEGAS—A roster of potential candidates effectively opened the race for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination over the weekend, testing campaign themes and seeking to distinguish themselves from former President Donald Trump. The Republican Jewish Coalition gathering here concluded a weighty week for the GOP, after underwhelming midterm election results secured a narrow House […]

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Honorary Oscar awards celebrate Fox, Weir, Warren and Palcy | State and Regional

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt worthy. After several pandemic-adjusted years, the annual event to […]

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BUSINESS

What Do the Worst (and Best) Airports Look Like? Ask United Airlines

United Airlines Inc. knows what it’s like when airports work well—and when they don’t. It operates hubs in the best-performing and worst-performing large U.S. airports, according to a new set of rankings from The Wall Street Journal. The Chicago-based carrier has major U.S. hubs at seven airports. One, the San Francisco International Airport, ranked No. […]

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HEALTH

Flu, RSV and Covid-19 Add to Crunch on Pediatric Hospitals

Flu activity continued to rise across the U.S. in the past week, adding to a crunch on emergency departments and pediatric hospitals from an early surge in respiratory viruses. Flu has caused an estimated 4.4 million illnesses, 38,000 hospitalizations and 2,100 deaths so far this season including seven pediatric deaths, the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Man gets jail for joining Capitol riot after Tinder date

A Delaware business owner has been sentenced to 30 days of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol after seeing the riot erupt on a Tinder date’s television and taking an Uber ride to join the mob’s attack, court records show. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also on Friday ordered Jeffrey Schaefer to pay a $2,000 […]

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BUSINESS

Elizabeth Holmes, Convicted Theranos Founder, to Be Sentenced Friday

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of disgraced blood-testing company Theranos Inc., has asked a federal judge for leniency for her fraud crimes, positioning herself as a loving mother and selfless community servant. Ms. Holmes, who has asked for a sentence of home confinement and community service, and no more than 18 months in prison, faces an […]

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