Actor Michael Gambon, Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter’ Movies, Dies at Age 82
Michael Gambon, who was known to many for his portrayal of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight “Harry Potter” films, has died at 82.
Tentative Deal Reached to End Hollywood Writers Strike, No Deal Yet For Actors
Union leaders and Hollywood studios reached a tentative agreement Sunday to end a historic screenwriters strike after nearly five months, though no deal is yet in the works for striking actors.
Strike Averted: UPS Reaches Agreement With 340,000 Workers
“Together we reached a win-win-win agreement on the issues that are important to Teamsters leadership, our employees and to UPS and our customers,” Carol Tomé, UPS CEO, said in a written statement.
First over-the-counter birth control pill gets FDA approval
U.S. officials have approved the first over-the-counter birth control pill, which will let American women and girls buy contraceptive medication from the same aisle as aspirin and eyedrops.
SpaceX giant rocket explodes minutes after launch from Texas
SpaceX’s giant new rocket blasted off on its first test flight Thursday but exploded minutes after rising from the launch pad and crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.
Britney Griner Released From Russian Prison in US-Russia Swap
Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, American officials said.
Powerball Prize Soars to $1.2B After No Winners Found Monday
The lack of a winner means the next drawing Wednesday night will be for a massive $1.2 billion jackpot.
US Clears Updated COVID Boosters Targeting Newest Variants
The U.S. on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses that target today’s most common omicron strain. Shots could begin within days.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire
Two sources tell The Associated Press that liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court.
FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Treatment At-home Pill
The U.S. has authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans can take at home to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death.