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'Godzilla vs. Kong'; A heavyweight bout with a light touch

'Godzilla vs. Kong'; A heavyweight bout with a light touch

LOS ANGELES — The original 1950s Godzilla movies stomped into theatres carrying a metaphor about nuclear destruction. Two years ago, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” sounded alarms about climate change.
Acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier is dead aged 79

Acclaimed French director Bertrand Tavernier is dead aged 79

PARIS — French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, who directed acclaimed movies such “A Sunday in the Country,” “Captain Conan” and “The Judge and the Assassin,” has died, according to his family. He was 79.
UN-backed vaccine delivery program warns of supply delays

UN-backed vaccine delivery program warns of supply delays

GENEVA — The U.N.
Romanian police protest cutbacks, poor conditions

Romanian police protest cutbacks, poor conditions

BUCHAREST, Romania — Hundreds of police protested Thursday in the Romanian capital of Bucharest over cutbacks and poor working conditions.
As freeze in air travel begins to thaw, United adds flights

As freeze in air travel begins to thaw, United adds flights

With confidence rising that the end of the pandemic is growing closer, airlines are starting to revive flights that vanished last year as people cancelled vacations and business trips.
Justices say accident victims can sue Ford in state courts

Justices say accident victims can sue Ford in state courts

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Ford Motor Co. can be sued in the state courts of people who were killed or seriously injured in accidents involving Ford vehicles.
Powell likens Fed's pandemic response to British at Dunkirk

Powell likens Fed's pandemic response to British at Dunkirk

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell compared the actions taken by the central bank early in the pandemic as the economy barrelled toward a recession to British efforts in World War II to evacuate troops at Dunkirk.
Denmark prolongs suspension of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Denmark prolongs suspension of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

COPENHAGEN — Danish officials decided Thursday to prolong their suspension of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by three weeks while they continue evaluating a potential link with blood clots even though European Union regulators who looked into the i
Chrissy Teigen deletes Twitter account, citing negativity

Chrissy Teigen deletes Twitter account, citing negativity

LOS ANGELES — Chrissy Teigen has deleted her popular Twitter account, saying the site no longer plays a positive role in her life. “For over 10 years you guys have been my world,” Teigen wrote to her 13.7 million followers Wednesday night.
New 'Lord of the Rings' edition to include Tolkien artwork

New 'Lord of the Rings' edition to include Tolkien artwork

NEW YORK — An upcoming edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy will include paintings, drawings and other illustrations by the British author for the first time since it was published in the mid-1950s.
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