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Africa's largest film festival kicks off in Burkina Faso

Africa's largest film festival kicks off in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Africa's largest film festival kicks off Saturday in Burkina Faso amid both the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing jihadi insurgency in the West African nation that has killed thousands of people and displaced more than
Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

Netflix employee fired in wake of Chappelle special furor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s comedy special “The Closer," which some condemned as being transphobic.

B.C. regional district cancels wastewater treatment plant deal after delays

VANCOUVER — The head of the Metro Vancouver Regional District says it has lost confidence in the contractor hired to build a wastewater treatment plant in North Vancouver, B.C., and has terminated its contract with the company.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Gov.
CDC says people with mixed-dose COVID-19 vaccinations will be eligible to enter U.S.

CDC says people with mixed-dose COVID-19 vaccinations will be eligible to enter U.S.

WASHINGTON — It's the news nearly four million Canadians have been waiting to hear: people who received doses of two different COVID-19 vaccines will qualify as fully vaccinated when the U.S.
El Salvador explores bitcoin mining powered by volcanoes

El Salvador explores bitcoin mining powered by volcanoes

BERLIN, El Salvador (AP) — At a geothermal power plant near El Salvador’s Tecapa volcano, 300 computers whir inside a trailer as they make complex mathematical calculations day and night verifying transactions for the cryptocurrency bitcoin.
Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issues

Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.
New this week: 'Dune,' 'Invasion' and an Elton John album

New this week: 'Dune,' 'Invasion' and an Elton John album

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,928.10, up 108.16 points.) Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Materials. Up 0.7 of a cent, or 3.41 per cent, to 22.8 cents on 12.

Stellantis to cut shift at Windsor auto assembly plant at loss of 1,800 jobs

WINDSOR, Ont. — Stellantis says it is cutting its Windsor Assembly Plant down to one shift next spring in a move that will mean about 1,800 lost jobs.