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TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as US tech partner

TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as US tech partner

Oracle said Monday that the Chinese owner of TikTok has picked the U.S. company to be its “trusted technology provider," beating out rival Microsoft in a deal that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S.
Russian opposition leader Navalny able to leave hospital bed

Russian opposition leader Navalny able to leave hospital bed

BERLIN — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is able to breathe on his own and briefly leave his hospital bed, his doctors said Monday, while Germany announced that French and Swedish labs have confirmed its findings that he was poisoned with th
Brad Paisley, wife fights hunger with 1 million meal pledge

Brad Paisley, wife fights hunger with 1 million meal pledge

LOS ANGELES — After opening a free grocery store earlier this year, country music star Brad Paisley and his wife are expanding their efforts to fight hunger in America.
ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic

NASHVILLE — At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches.
Paris Hilton says she 'feels free' after YouTube documentary

Paris Hilton says she 'feels free' after YouTube documentary

NEW YORK — There's a scene in a new documentary about Paris Hilton, where the so-called socialite is speaking with former classmates from a Utah boarding school.
Margaret Atwood honoured with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood honoured with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

CINCINNATI — Author Margaret Atwood thinks an American defiant streak is the country's defence against the kind of nightmarish totalitarian future she depicts for the United States in “The Handmaid’s Tale.
Warsaw mayor mocked for pressuring DJ to change music

Warsaw mayor mocked for pressuring DJ to change music

WARSAW, Poland — Warsaw's mayor has come under criticism after a video emerged of him demanding that DJs at a night club change their music, seeming to leverage his influence by stating "it's my city.
Ex-sailor's film shows Mayflower II's colorful 1957 voyage

Ex-sailor's film shows Mayflower II's colorful 1957 voyage

LONDON — The sea voyage that changed Peter Padfield’s life more than six decades ago started with an act of chance. In 1956, Padfield was third officer aboard a British cruise liner in Sri Lanka when he stumbled across a magazine in a ship wardrobe.
TS Teddy becomes 4th active named storm in Atlantic basin

TS Teddy becomes 4th active named storm in Atlantic basin

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Teddy formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday morning and is the fourth active named storm in the Atlantic basin, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets

Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets

NEW YORK — A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening two sets.
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