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Pentagon deploys troops to fuel COVID-19 vaccine drive

Pentagon deploys troops to fuel COVID-19 vaccine drive

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centres in what will be the first wave of increased military support for the White House campaign to get more Americans inoculated against COVID-19.

New Orleans to shut down bars during Mardi Gras weekend

New Orleans bars will be shut down, even for takeout service, throughout next week's Mardi Gras weekend — usually among their busiest times of the year — in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Friday.
US employers add just 49K jobs, underscoring virus' damage

US employers add just 49K jobs, underscoring virus' damage

WASHINGTON — America's employers barely added jobs last month, underscoring the viral pandemic's ongoing grip on the economy and likely adding momentum to the Biden administration's push for a bold rescue aid package.

A big mis-steak: Runaway cow escapes slaughter, roams RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A 1,600-pound (725-kilogram) steer has been reported roaming the streets of Rhode Island's capital. Workers with Rhode Island Beef & Veal told WJAR-TV that a wholesaler lost control of the cow while unloading it for slaughter.
Out of this world: Shepard puts golf on moon 50 years ago

Out of this world: Shepard puts golf on moon 50 years ago

Fifty years later, it remains the most impressive bunker shot in the history of golf, mainly because of the location. The moon. Apollo 14 commander Alan B. Shepard Jr. and his crew brought back 42 kilograms of moon rocks on Feb. 6, 1971.
Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and 'little powerhouse' film

Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and 'little powerhouse' film

NEW YORK — After hosting the Oscars nine times, Billy Crystal wouldn’t necessarily rule out a tenth. But the 72-year-old actor would prefer some wider attention for his low-budget indie film, “Standing Up, Falling Down.
NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher has memoir out in June

NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher has memoir out in June

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame coach and NFL analyst Bill Cowher has a book coming out in June that his publisher is calling “more than just a football story.
A sexy Alexa, Dan Levy's M&M habit: Super Bowl ads to watch

A sexy Alexa, Dan Levy's M&M habit: Super Bowl ads to watch

It might not have seemed likely early in the pandemic, but the 55th Super Bowl Sunday is upon us yet again. Each year advertisers pull out all the stops to entertain the crowd of 100 million viewers expected to tune in to the CBS broadcast on Sunday.
Pariah with benefits: US aiding Saudi defence despite chill

Pariah with benefits: US aiding Saudi defence despite chill

As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden laid out a tougher line on Saudi Arabia than any U.S. president in decades. He said he would make the kingdom “pay the price” for human rights abuses and “make them in fact the pariah that they are.

New Mexico State Police say officer shot, killed on highway

DEMING, N.M. — A New Mexico State Police officer was fatally shot on a highway Thursday and authorities chased the attacker, killing him in a shootout, officials said.