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Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

WASHINGTON — Canada's trade minister has headed back to the U.S. capital for discussions on festering trade irritants, just two weeks after joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his visit to the White House. Mary Ng met virtually Tuesday with U.S.

Carlos Santana has heart procedure, cancels December shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Santana has successfully undergone a heart procedure and is canceling several Las Vegas shows planned for December.
Man testifies Smollett recruited him, brother to fake attack

Man testifies Smollett recruited him, brother to fake attack

CHICAGO (AP) — An aspiring actor testified Wednesday that Jussie Smollett recruited him and his brother to stage a homophobic and racist attack on him in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago, saying the former “Empire” star even instructed them on

Slithering 'snake burglar' steals thousands from CA salon

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police were looking for a man dubbed the “snake burglar" who wriggled his way through a Southern California business and fled with several thousands dollars.

Ex-child actor in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ shot, killed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonshel Alexander, a onetime child actor who played a supporting role in the 2012 Oscar-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” was killed in a weekend shooting in her native Louisiana. She was 22.
Shopify sued by publishers accusing company of profiting from textbook piracy

Shopify sued by publishers accusing company of profiting from textbook piracy

Five textbook publishers are accusing Shopify Inc. of profiting from content sold through Shopify's software that's pirated or infringes on their trademarks. In a lawsuit filed in a U.S.
Ghislaine Maxwell defense attacks actor accuser's account

Ghislaine Maxwell defense attacks actor accuser's account

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell's defense attorneys sought Wednesday to undermine a key accuser’s allegation that the British socialite helped financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse the woman for years, starting when she was 14.
Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in shooting

Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in shooting

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, was fatally shot at their home in Beverly Hills, California, early Wednesday, police said.
Cargill, union reach tentative deal that could avert strike at High River meat plant

Cargill, union reach tentative deal that could avert strike at High River meat plant

CALGARY — The union representing workers at the meat-packing plant that was the site of one of Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreaks says it's reached a tentative deal with Cargill Inc., just days before a looming strike deadline.
Several TV stations pull 'Oz' show as host runs for Senate

Several TV stations pull 'Oz' show as host runs for Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — TV stations in Philadelphia, New York City and Cleveland said Wednesday that they are taking down the "Dr. Oz Show," now that the show's host, Mehmet Oz, has formally become a candidate for U.S. Senate.