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Gyllenhaal, Fuqua on the van that made ‘The Guilty’ possible

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal was driving when a COVID-19 supervisor called and told him to pull the car over. This was in November 2020, when U.S. cases were skyrocketing and Gyllenhaal was days away from starting shooting on “The Guilty,” a thriller about a demoted Los Angeles ...

Pope acknowledges right-wing critics

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has acknowledged his increasingly vocal conservative critics, saying their “nasty comments” were the work of the devil and adding that “some wanted me dead” after his recent intestinal surgery. Francis made the comments during a Sept. 12 private meeting with ...

Cancer on the presidency

WASHINGTON — Though out of office now, former president Donald Trump continues to draw wide publicity despite the preposterous Big Lie that his 2020 defeat was the result of a rigged election. The manner in which Republicans in Congress kowtow to his hold on a significant minority of GOP ...

Charity changes lives

Government-run schools fail kids. Teachers unions and education bureaucrats say, “We need more money!” But America already spends a fortune on public schools. My town, New York City, spends $28,000 per student — half-a-million dollars per classroom! Think about what you could do ...

Needs of immigrants seem to match our own

WASHINGTON — Driving across the country this summer with my son and his trusty pit bull Leo (only a mother ...), I learned that America is large and full of jobs. Everywhere we went, we saw “Now Hiring” signs — posted in shop windows, restaurants, Walmarts, gas stations and on the ...

Wall Street sees rally

(AP) — Stocks on Wall Street rallied for the second straight day Thursday and have now reversed the market’s sharp pullback at the start of the week. The S&P 500 rose 1.2%, with more than 85% of companies in the benchmark index notching gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained ...