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Wall Street closes higher but still ends week in the red

Wall Street closes higher but still ends week in the red

NEW YORK — Stocks on Wall Street shook off a downbeat start and ended broadly higher Friday, though the rebound was not enough to erase their losses for the week. The S&P 500 rose 1.1% after having been down 0.9% in the early going.
Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the cont
Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

ROME (AP) — Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic center, clogging narrow street
New this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'

New this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Netflix’s “The Sea Beast” brings a “Moby Dick”-like tale down to kid size.

Essence Festival says COVID vaccine still required for entry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The 2022 Essence Festival of Culture clarified its admission policy Friday, saying its coronavirus safety measures remain in place after an announcement via social media saying a negative COVID test result would be allowed for admi
Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of Benin Bronzes

Germany, Nigeria sign accord for return of Benin Bronzes

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Nigeria on Friday signed an agreement paving the way for the return of hundreds of artifacts known as the Benin Bronzes that were taken from Africa more than 120 years ago — an accord that Nigerian officials hope will prompt

Germany wants ads, influencers to note use of beauty filters

BERLIN (AP) — German state officials said Friday that they want advertisers and social media influencers to label any photos that have used so-called beauty filters.

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide.

Toronto cancels one fireworks display, postpones another after vendor backs out: city

The City of Toronto says it’s cancelling a Canada Day fireworks show and rescheduling another after the vendor backed out at the last minute.
Affordable worker housing is latest tourist town business hurdle

Affordable worker housing is latest tourist town business hurdle

When he opened Fish & Sips with his wife in 2015, Paul Feather found hiring to be one among many challenges of running a restaurant with long hours on the main drag of Collingwood, Ont.