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Europe · Los Angeles
‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ actor Louise Fletcher dies at 88
Actor Louise Fletcher, best known for her role as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 Milos Forman film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” died Friday of natural causes, her representatives told several outlets.See the Story
52% Center coverage: 177 sources
Evacuations · Florida
When will Hurricane Ian reach Florida?
Staff members at Shell Island Fish Camp spent about 12 hours getting everything ready. The owner, Jeff Horne, says he was initially much more worried about the impact the storm would have on the Wakulla area. He says for native Floridians, hurricanes are something you always have to be prepared for.See the Story
71% Center coverage: 140 sources
Europe · Kherson
Four occupied Ukraine regions begin vote on joining Russia
Four areas of Russian-occupied Ukraine have started to hold referendums, which have been condemned as illegitimate by Kyiv and are seen as paving the way for Moscow to formally annex some 15 percent of Ukrainian territory. The votes are being held in the Luhansk, Kherson, which is almost fully controlled by Moscow, partly Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions.See the Story
38% Center coverage: 125 sources
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Europe · Washington
Elton John in tears as President Biden surprises him with medal at White House gig
Sir Elton John has played for Joe Biden and about 2,000 fans on the White House lawn as part of his farewell tour, with the singer in tears as the president awarded him a medal. The 75-year-old previously declined to play for former president Donald Trump's inauguration. John is on a farewell tour that began in July after performing for more than 50 years.See the Story
56% Center coverage: 152 sources
US & Canada · Havana
Tropical Storm Ian strengthening as it bears down on Western Cuba
Tropical Storm Ian is expected to become a major hurricane in the coming days. Gov. Ron DeSantis declares a state of emergency for all of Florida. President Joe Biden also declares an emergency. Ian is forecast to strengthen before moving over western Cuba and toward the Florida Panhandle.See the Story
69% Center coverage: 116 sources
US & Canada · Washington
Just 4.4 million Americans have gotten omicron-targeted boosters so far
Health officials say 4.4 million Americans have rolled up their sleeves for the new shot. It is too early to predict whether demand will match the 171 million doses the U.S. ordered. Temporary shortage of Moderna vaccine caused some pharmacies to cancel appointments. Some Americans who plan to get the shot say they are waiting because they either had COVID-19 recently or another booster.See the Story
77% Center coverage: 64 sources
US & Canada · Los Angeles
The Doobie Brothers' founding drummer John Hartman dies at 72
John Hartman, the original drummer and cofounder of the rock band The Doobie Brothers, has died at 72. Hartman formed the band with current guitarists and vocalists Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston in the 1970s. The band landed hits like "Black Water," "What a Fool Believes" and "Listen to the Music"See the Story
63% Center coverage: 27 sources
Stocks fall sharply worldwide as recession fears cloud world markets
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at its lowest point since 2020 Friday. The S&P 500 fell 1.7%, close to its 2022 low.See the Story
100% Center coverage: 12 sources
US & Canada
Biden unveils plan to end hunger and diet-related diseases by 2030
The Biden administration unveiled a five-part plan to end hunger and diet-related diseases by 2030 for the first White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health in more than 50 years.See the Story
90% Center coverage: 10 sources
Homa's heroics turn close day into US rout in Presidents Cup
U.S. team extends lead to 8-2 in Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow. Max Homa's big putts at the end allowed the Americans to win another session. The powerful American team goes into a double session on Saturday with a mathematical chance. The International team was cobbled together at the last minute.See the Story
38% Left coverage: 8 sources
Early Streisand nightclub recording remastered for release
Singer-actor's sessions led to her first record deal. Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announced Friday that the remastered sessions would be released on Nov. 4. The performances were intended to become Streisand's first album. Many of the songs were redone as studio recordings and released as her Grammy-winning debut album in 1963.See the Story
100% Center coverage: 7 sources