Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) – The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, Zelenskyy … Read more

Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

Back to normal?  Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back – even kisses were forbade on the red carpet – the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal. Or at least Cannes’ very particular brand … Read more

Baby formula shortage: What experts want parents to know

Baby formula shortage: What experts want parents to know

WASHINGTON (AP) – Many parents are hunting for infant formula after a combination of short- and long-term problems hit most of the biggest US brands. Millions of babies in the US rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren’t exclusively breastfed. Here’s a look at what’s behind the … Read more

Wall Street’s losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide

Wall Street’s losses worsen as markets tumble worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street is tumbling toward its lowest point in more than a year on Monday as renewed worries about China’s economy pile on top of markets already battered by rising interest rates. The S&P 500 was 2.1% lower in afternoon trading after coming off its fifth straight losing week, its longest … Read more

Sneakers, elastic pants: People alter office wear amid COVID

Sneakers, elastic pants: People alter office wear amid COVID

NEW YORK (AP) – Blazers in knit fabrics, pants with drawstrings or elastic waists, and polo shirts as the new button-down. Welcome to the post-pandemic dress code for the office. After working remotely in sweats and yoga pants for two years, many Americans are rethinking their wardrobes to balance comfort and professionalism as offices reopen. … Read more

Outdoor: NYC aims to keep post-virus outdoor lifestyle

Outdoor: NYC aims to keep post-virus outdoor lifestyle

NEW YORK (AP) – As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor sheds hastily erected by restaurants, and went to health classes, concerts and even therapy sessions on streets closed to traffic. Now as the city … Read more

Outdoor: NYC aims to keep post-virus outdoor lifestyle

Outdoor: NYC aims to keep post-virus outdoor lifestyle

NEW YORK (AP) – As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor sheds hastily erected by restaurants, and went to health classes, concerts and even therapy sessions on streets closed to traffic. Now as the city … Read more

FDA could authorize COVID vaccine for children 5 and under, and Novavax vaccine, this June

FDA could authorize COVID vaccine for children 5 and under, and Novavax vaccine, this June

The Food and Drug Administration could authorize COVID-19 vaccine shots for children under 6 years old as early as June following key meetings of its outside advisers now tentatively scheduled for that month. It could also greenlight a new COVID vaccine from Novavax in June. Meetings of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory … Read more

Moderna asks FDA to authorize its COVID vaccine for children ages 5 and under

Moderna asks FDA to authorize its COVID vaccine for children ages 5 and under

Moderna says it has formally submitted a request to the Food and Drug Administration for authorization of two doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in children younger than 6 years old, kicking off a long-awaited federal review process that could soon greenlight the first immunizations for these youngest Americans. “We believe mRNA-1273 [the Moderna vaccine] will … Read more

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Moderna is seeking to be the first to offer COVID-19 vaccine for the youngest American children, as it asked the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to clear low-dose shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Frustrated families are waiting impatiently for a chance to protect the nation’s littlest kids as all around them people shed masks … Read more