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Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays performs during a one-man high-tech “A Christmas Carol Live” that is being filmed for streaming this month at the empty 3,000-seat United Palace. The one-man show is an example of how many who work in the theater are increasingly defying COVID-19 by refusing to let it stop their art. (Courtesy of A Christmas Carol Live via AP)
December 03, 2020 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There's theater on Broadway. You just have to adjust your sights. More than a hundred blocks north of Manhattan's shuttered theater district but on that same famed thoroughfare, an actor recently read his lines from a huge stage. But there was no applause. Instead, all that was...
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Attorney General William Barr leaves a meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 02, 2020 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Attorney General William Barr's decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the handling of the Russia probe ensures his successor won't have an easy transition. The move, which Barr detailed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, could lead to heated confirmation...
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In this Nov. 29, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after stepping off Marine One. Trump has delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling one misstatement after another to back his baseless claim that he really won. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 02, 2020 - 11:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly detached from reality, President Donald Trump stood before a White House lectern and delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling one misstatement after another to back his baseless claim that he...
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Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, left, greets Penn State head coach James Franklin after an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Penn State won 27-17. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 02, 2020 - 8:04 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel strongly rebuked any notion that the Wolverines would try to avoid facing rival Ohio State in the regular-season finale, calling the notion “ridiculous” and infuriating in a scathing statement Wednesday. Manuel spoke hours after...
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President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 02, 2020 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus measure by more than half in hopes of breaking a monthslong logjam and delivering much-sought aid as the tempestuous...
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Old Dominion forward Kalu Ezikpe, top, and Maryland forward Galin Smith battle for the opening tip-off in an empty arena during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
December 02, 2020 - 1:27 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan’s football game this weekend against Maryland has been canceled, and the Wolverines are pausing practice until Monday. Michigan says the decision to pause in-person football activities was made in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 file photo, travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, a day before Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging Americans to stay home over the upcoming holiday season and consider getting tested before and after if they do decide to travel. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 02, 2020 - 11:21 am
Health officials on Wednesday urged Americans to stay home over the upcoming holiday season and consider getting tested for coronavirus before and after if they do decide to travel. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the best way to stay safe and protect others is to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify hundreds of thousands of ballots in a longshot attempt to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh File)
December 02, 2020 - 10:47 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn Wisconsin's election results by tossing ballots only from the state's two most heavily Democratic counties is an “assault on democracy,” attorneys for Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said in filings with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The...
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Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) is hit after the throw by New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 02, 2020 - 12:26 am
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles will be allowed to rejoin their teammates at practice Wednesday after the Denver Broncos activated them from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday. Their return means practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton won't have to...
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A ribbon hangs on the White House for World AIDS Day 2020, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 01, 2020 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday. Most of the information...
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