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2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness

A late-stage study of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant's "unexplained illness" is related to the shot


Review: French’s ‘The Searcher’ offers vivid, poetic prose

Cal Hooper, a Chicago cop whose wife has left him for reasons he does not yet understand, tells himself he's done with police work. He retires from the force, moves to western Ireland, buys an abandoned country house, and sets to work fixing it up. Not much given to introspection, his therapy is carpentry, hiking through the countryside, and fishing its streams.

Cocktails get the home treatment in several new books

"Beautiful Booze: Stylish Cocktails to Make at Home" (Countryman Press) is written by Natalie Migliarini and James Stevenson, who left Seattle five years ago to travel and document the world of wine, beer, spirits and liqueurs. The inviting and glamorous photographs were shot in a rented apartment in New Orleans.

Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke

Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation's most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage

ALE YEAH: 10 beers — hold the pumpkin spice — to...

You can tell those pumpkinheads — and their insistence that it’s now “sweater weather” — to shove it.

Sentinel Music

Review: Is Springsteen’s ‘Letter to You’ a goodbye note?

The Boss turned 71 just last month. Although his fitness, spirit and the actuarial tables would suggest he has plenty of music left in him, it's hard to miss the valedictory feel and sense of loss that pervades this new album.

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STAYCATION: Luxury at home when you’re stuck there in a pandemic

The balance between safety and sanity during the pandemic

Hawaii pushes forward with tourism despite safety concerns

Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers

Virus pandemic reshaping air travel as carriers struggle — VIDEO

Surveys indicate that instead of growing comfortable with air travel, more people are becoming skeptical about it

1st Mediterranean cruise sets sail after virus tests

MSC said every guest and crew member on board will be given a wristband that "facilitates contactless transactions around the ship as well as providing contact and proximity tracing."

In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for party

Three people were shot and wounded at the party.