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Murder, but gentler: 'Cozy' mysteries a pandemic-era balm

Murder, but gentler: 'Cozy' mysteries a pandemic-era balm

“A book,” author Neil Gaiman may or may not have said, “is a dream you hold in your hand.” And right now, in an era of pandemic and polarization, Americans have — and need — a lot of dreams.
Grammy performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish

Grammy performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards.
Queen stresses importance of friends, family during pandemic

Queen stresses importance of friends, family during pandemic

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II highlighted the importance of staying in touch with friends and families during the coronavirus pandemic in a message broadcast on Sunday.
Harry, Meghan to delve into tough royal split with Oprah

Harry, Meghan to delve into tough royal split with Oprah

LOS ANGELES — The time has finally come for audiences to hear Meghan and Harry describe the backstory and effects of their tumultuous split from royal life.
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: Empire results Empire Company Ltd. will release its third-quarter fiscal 2021 results on Wednesday.
'It kind of clicks:' Text4Hope program helps with depression, anxiety during pandemic

'It kind of clicks:' Text4Hope program helps with depression, anxiety during pandemic

EDMONTON — Kiara Robillard says she was in a really bad place. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, after she was struck by a truck and her spine broke in two places, she moved home to Alberta from California.
'Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined': Tourism industry in crisis

'Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined': Tourism industry in crisis

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's tourism industry is facing a crisis greater than the combined impacts of Sept. 11, 2001, the SARS outbreak and the global financial crisis, according to a new report.
As debate rages over cross-border pipelines, U.S. analysts brace for more oil by rail

As debate rages over cross-border pipelines, U.S. analysts brace for more oil by rail

WASHINGTON — The fierce debate over cross-border pipelines is putting more Canadian oil and gas on trains destined for the United States — a country experts fear is ill-equipped for the potential consequences.
Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags arise

Russia scores points with vaccine diplomacy, but snags arise

MOSCOW — Russia's boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism at the time because of its insufficient testing.
Drones vs hungry moths: Dutch use hi-tech to protect crops

Drones vs hungry moths: Dutch use hi-tech to protect crops

MONSTER, Netherlands — Dutch cress grower Rob Baan has enlisted high-tech helpers to tackle a pest in his greenhouses: palm-sized drones seek and destroy moths that produce caterpillars that can chew up his crops.