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France wants to require fathers to take parental leave

France wants to require fathers to take parental leave

PARIS — France’s president wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns. President Emmanuel Macron announced the plan on Instagram before visiting a child-care facility on Wednesday.
Madrid wants military help, more doctors to fight virus wave

Madrid wants military help, more doctors to fight virus wave

MADRID — Authorities in Madrid want to hire more doctors and get urgent help from Spain’s military and police to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections that might force them into expanding restrictions on free movement that are already controv
EU proposes new asylum system to help frontline nations

EU proposes new asylum system to help frontline nations

BRUSSELS — The European Union announced a major overhaul of its asylum system Wednesday in hopes that more countries will finally share responsibility for people landing on Europe’s shores seeking sanctuary or better lives.
Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

NEW YORK — Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic.
Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives. Scharf said that “there is a very limited pool of Black talent to recruit from” in corporate America.
Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out. U.S. sales of Halloween candy were up 13% over last year in the month ending Sept.

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.

Deputies searching for man who stole cat blood from clinic

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A man caught on surveillance video is suspected of stealing cat blood from a veterinary clinic in Florida, sheriff's officials said. The St.
Fendi kicks off hybrid Milan Fashion Week with optimism

Fendi kicks off hybrid Milan Fashion Week with optimism

MILAN — The Italian fashion industry is moving to inject optimism into luxury’s dismal year, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion Week that aims to excite consumers and connect with the buying n