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Oxford Dictionaries names 'goblin mode' its word of the year

Oxford Dictionaries names 'goblin mode' its word of the year

LONDON (AP) — Asked to sum up 2022 in a word, the public has chosen a phrase. Oxford Dictionaries said Monday that “goblin mode” has been selected by online vote as its word of the year.
Review: Thief forced to steal a vital U.S. defense secret

Review: Thief forced to steal a vital U.S. defense secret

“Three-Edged Sword,” by Jeff Lindsay (Dutton) After the Cold War, former Soviet spy Ivo Balodis built himself a fortress in an abandoned missile site on an island in the Baltic Sea.
Stage show 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' extended to June 2023 at Mirvish

Stage show 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' extended to June 2023 at Mirvish

TORONTO — The stage adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has been extended to June 2023.
Outgoing CEO Al Monaco says Enbridge 'poster child' for an orderly energy transition

Outgoing CEO Al Monaco says Enbridge 'poster child' for an orderly energy transition

CALGARY — Al Monaco may be the outgoing CEO of Canada's largest energy company, but don't ask him to predict the price of oil a decade from now — or even next year.
Liz Weston: Make the most of new rules for charitable giving

Liz Weston: Make the most of new rules for charitable giving

Most people no longer get a tax deduction when they donate to charity. That shouldn’t keep you from making donations, but you may want to change your approach. Typically, only taxpayers who itemize deductions can write off charitable contributions.
French tenor belatedly, triumphantly makes his Met debut

French tenor belatedly, triumphantly makes his Met debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a triumphant debut, French tenor Benjamin Bernheim seems likely to become a familiar presence at the Metropolitan Opera. Just not too familiar, he hopes.
Review: Hurricane-force novel with a hint of magical realism

Review: Hurricane-force novel with a hint of magical realism

“The Light Pirate” by Lily Brooks-Dalton (Grand Central) Wanda is named after the hurricane she was born in. It’s also the hurricane that changes the trajectory of her life.
Broiler gives open-fire feel to spiced ground beef kebabs

Broiler gives open-fire feel to spiced ground beef kebabs

Making kebabs from ground beef presents an opportunity and a problem. They can be boldly flavored from within by mixing spices and herbs into the meat. But getting them to stay put on skewers is tricky.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 11-17

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 11-17

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 11-17: Dec. 11: Actor Rita Moreno is 91. Singer David Gates of Bread is 82. Actor Donna Mills (“Knots Landing”) is 82. Singer Brenda Lee is 78. Singer Paul Beasley of The Blind Boys of Alabama is 78.
AltaGas raising quarterly dividend six per cent to 28 cents per share

AltaGas raising quarterly dividend six per cent to 28 cents per share

CALGARY — AltaGas Ltd. is raising its dividend by six per cent. The energy infrastructure company says it will pay a quarterly dividend of 28 cents per share, up from 26.5 cents per share.
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