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'The Crown’ returns to blur the line between royals, fiction

'The Crown’ returns to blur the line between royals, fiction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “The Crown” returns Wednesday after a two-year absence, the splintering marriage of Charles and Diana and more woes for Queen Elizabeth II are in the drama’s elegant but intrusive spotlight.
As midterms near, clergy preach politics and civics lessons

As midterms near, clergy preach politics and civics lessons

Across America, faith leaders have squeezed in some final messages about the midterm elections during their worship services this weekend.
Nick Carter remembers his 'baby brother' Aaron Carter

Nick Carter remembers his 'baby brother' Aaron Carter

NEW YORK (AP) — The day after 34-year-old singer Aaron Carter was found dead at his home in Southern California, Nick Carter, the Backstreet Boys member, remembered his younger brother In a posting Sunday on Instagram with photos of the two through t
'Black Adam' tops box office again on quiet weekend

'Black Adam' tops box office again on quiet weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — On a quiet weekend in movie theaters before the upcoming release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Warner Bros.' “Black Adam” topped the box office for the third straight weekend with $18.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Rogers-Shaw hearings The Competition Tribunal's public hearings on Rogers Communications Inc.'s $26-billion proposed takeover of Shaw Communications Inc.
Canadian banks readying for carbon offsets to go big, even as doubts remain

Canadian banks readying for carbon offsets to go big, even as doubts remain

TORONTO — Banks know a growth market when they see it, and they're increasingly seeing one in the buying, selling and generating of carbon offsets.
Duran Duran stumbles, Dolly Parton rolls into Rock Hall

Duran Duran stumbles, Dolly Parton rolls into Rock Hall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionel Richie soared. Pat Benatar roared. Duran Duran stumbled but stayed sophisticated. Eminem was Eminem.
It's the democracy, stupid: midterm stakes for Canadians are much the same as in U.S.

It's the democracy, stupid: midterm stakes for Canadians are much the same as in U.S.

WASHINGTON — It's not every day that a Canadian prime minister gets name-checked in a political debate in the United States. But in a hyper-polarized midterm election season, it's not surprising it would happen to Justin Trudeau.
Twitter users can soon get blue check for $7.99 monthly fee

Twitter users can soon get blue check for $7.99 monthly fee

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter has announced a subscription service for $7.99 a month that includes a blue check now given only to verified accounts as new owner Elon Musk works to overhaul the platform’s verification system just ahead of U.S.
Singer-rapper Aaron Carter dies in California at age 34

Singer-rapper Aaron Carter dies in California at age 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Carter, the singer-rapper who began performing as a child and had hit albums starting in his teen years, was found dead Saturday at his home in Southern California. He was 34.
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