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Couples wed as Swiss same-sex marriage law takes effect

Couples wed as Swiss same-sex marriage law takes effect

GENEVA (AP) — Lesbian and gay couples in Switzerland rejoiced as they legally tied the knot Friday when the rich Alpine nation formally joined many other western European countries in allowing same-sex marriage, with some saying better late than neve
US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week

US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a growing recognition of the problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued Wednesday on the state of local news.
Zoroastrians confront depletion of their ancient faith

Zoroastrians confront depletion of their ancient faith

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the world’s present-day religions, Zoroastrianism, founded more than 3,000 years ago, is one of the most ancient and historically influential.
COVID cases up by more than 30% in Britain last week

COVID cases up by more than 30% in Britain last week

LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases across Britain has surged by more than 30% in the last week, new data showed Friday, with cases largely driven by the super infectious omicron variants.
'Summer of recovery': Pandemic-stricken tourism industry sees signs of optimism

'Summer of recovery': Pandemic-stricken tourism industry sees signs of optimism

TORONTO — Canada Day has kicked off the unofficial start of summer, and the tourism sector is hopeful the first season in three years largely free of COVID-19 restrictions will marshal a much-needed boost for a pandemic-stricken industry.
Ukraine protests Russian film screening at Czech film fest

Ukraine protests Russian film screening at Czech film fest

PRAGUE (AP) — An international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary kicked off Friday amid controversy following a protest by Ukraine over the screening of a Russian film alongside Ukrainian-made movies.
Inflation hits record 8.6% for 19 countries using the euro

Inflation hits record 8.6% for 19 countries using the euro

Inflation in countries using the euro set another eye-watering record, pushed higher by a huge increase in energy costs fueled partly by Russia’s war in Ukraine
EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly sentence impact other trials?

EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly sentence impact other trials?

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly could be in his 80s before the singer is free again, based on a 30-year prison term imposed this week by a New York federal judge for parlaying his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were children.
After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce - and chaos

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce - and chaos

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer.

CFIA says several Enjoy Life brand bakery products may contain pieces of plastic

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a number of different Enjoy Life brand bakery products because they may contain pieces of plastic.