In normal years, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off in late January with Hollywood's award season already in full swing.
Producers, stars and journalists meet in the spectacular Utah mountains to swap last-minute Oscar tips, and catch a first glimpse of the next year's batch of contenders.
This year, due to the pandemic, everything has been turned upside-down.
Tourists in California are flocking to yet another metal monolith that popped up on top of Pine Mountain, days after similar pillars in Romania and Utah were removed from their posts.
Dozen of local hikers made the trek to the top of the mountain in Atascadero to snap a photo with the pillar, which mysteriously showed up on Wednesday.
A mysterious metal monolith found in the remote desert of the western United States, sparking a national guessing game over how it got there, has apparently disappeared, officials said.
The Bureau of Land Management in Utah said on Nov. 28 it had received "credible reports" that the object had been removed "by an unknown party" on Nov. 27 evening.
More than half a million people have descended into the Praid salt mine - Harghita County, since the beginning of the year, with visitor numbers on the rise from the previous year, salt mine director Zoltán Seprődi told AGERPRES on Monday. Specifically, 523,129 visitors entered the mine between January - August this year, with monthly numbers ticking up from a year ago, except for March.
Romania's Supreme Court on Monday acquitted opposition National Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban in a graft trial that had lasted almost two years. The ruling is final.
Orban was accused of requesting 50,000 euros from a businessman during the campaign for the local elections in 2016, while he was running for the post of Bucharest mayor.
Mormon President Thomas Monson, who headed one of the world’s fastest growing and most affluent religions, has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Jan. 3.
President Donald Trump’s rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight to court to preserve protections for lands they consider sacred.