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Asian shares mixed after Wall St barely misses bear market

Asian shares mixed after Wall St barely misses bear market

Shares are mixed in Asia in cautious trading after Wall Street rumbled to the edge of a bear market on Friday. Tokyo and Sydney were higher Monday while Hong Kong and Shanghai declined.
Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday ahead of a Tokyo summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control a majority in a Parliament that is demanding tougher act
One more 'I do,' this time in Italy, for Kourtney and Travis

One more 'I do,' this time in Italy, for Kourtney and Travis

A trilogy of Kravis nuptials has been completed with a (probably) final ceremony in Portofino, Italy.
Ethan Coen on his Jerry Lee Lewis doc and filmmaking return

Ethan Coen on his Jerry Lee Lewis doc and filmmaking return

CANNES, France (AP) — Most in the film industry thought Ethan Coen was done with making movies. Ethan did, too.
‘Doctor Strange' remains atop box office as 'Top Gun' looms

‘Doctor Strange' remains atop box office as 'Top Gun' looms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doctor Strange and his multiverse got to linger a little longer atop the weekend box office as Tom Cruise and “Top Gun” wait in the wings.

Creator of 'Star Wars' X-wing and Death Star dies at 90

Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the “Star Wars” films, has died. He was 90. The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday that Sierra Dall, Cantwell's partner, confirmed that he died at his home in Colorado on Saturday.
Cannes: Transylvania-set 'R.M.N.' probes a ubiquitous crisis

Cannes: Transylvania-set 'R.M.N.' probes a ubiquitous crisis

CANNES, France (AP) — Cristian Mungiu's Cannes Film Festival entry “R.M.N.
'Triangle of Sadness': Biting social satire delights Cannes

'Triangle of Sadness': Biting social satire delights Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Fashion models, Instagram influencers and Russian oligarchs collide on a yacht — and some very extreme sickness ensues — in Ruben Östlund's “Triangle of Sadness,” a social satire that had viewers at the Cannes Film Festival in h

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

The makers of Jif peanut butter are urging Canadians to check their recent purchases as they issue a recall for some products due to potential salmonella contamination. The J.M. Smucker Co.
Glut of social media posts, political divisiveness a challenge for content moderators

Glut of social media posts, political divisiveness a challenge for content moderators

TORONTO — Leigh Adams has seen a steady rise of material for review since she began moderating user comments on websites roughly 14 years ago, but she says the volume only exploded in the last few years as the content's nature became so divisive ther