Dwayne Johnson is a contender in NBC sitcom ‘Young Rock’

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson’s new NBC comedy “Young Rock” is a coming-of-age story inspired by his challenging childhood and youth. The story is framed by the adult Johnson’s reflections on his life as he makes a fictional run for president in the year 2032. Johnson says the approach was designed to give him an ongoing role in the comedy, which debuts in February on NBC. “Young Rock” recounts what Johnson faced before becoming a famous pro wrestler and then film and TV star and producer. Johnson declined to say if he might be preparing America for his real-life run for president someday.last_img read more

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EU tightens vaccine export rules, creates post-Brexit outcry

first_imgBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has introduced tighter rules on exports of coronavirus vaccines that could hit shipments to nations like the United Kingdom amid a deepening dispute with drugmaker AstraZeneca over supplies of potentially lifesaving shots. The measure created an outcry Friday in Northern Ireland and the UK, amid fears it would trigger controls on vaccines shipments produced in the 27-nation bloc to the small territory that is part of United Kingdom and borders the EU’s Ireland. Under the post-Brexit deal, EU products should still be able to travel unhindered from the bloc to Northern Ireland. The EU later made clear it won’t introduce controls on vaccines to Northern Ireland.last_img read more

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Tanzania says no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines

first_imgDODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s health ministry says it has no plans in place to accept COVID-19 vaccines, just days after the president of the country of 60 million people expressed doubt about the vaccines without offering evidence. Tanzania’s government has been widely criticized for its approach to the pandemic. It has not updated its number of coronavirus infections _ 509 _ since April. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its latest travel warning on Tanzania says the country’s level of COVID-19 is “very high.” It gave no details but urged against all travel to the East African nation.last_img read more

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Florida police search for car stolen while carrying vaccine

first_imgPLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida police are investigating the theft of a car that was carrying $10,000 worth of COVID-19 vaccine. The Plant City Police Department said Thursday that it is searching for a man suspected of having stolen the vehicle with 30 vials inside. The police report says the car had been left unlocked with the engine running by a driver who worked for a contractor that provides logistical support. Contractor CDR Maguire says the driver had gotten out of the car to find a security guard to allow him to enter the site. The company says it has no reason to believe the thief knew the vials were in the car.last_img read more

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