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Sen. Joe Manchin says no to $2T bill: 'I can't vote for it'

Sen. Joe Manchin says no to $2T bill: 'I can't vote for it'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen.

United Arab Emirates to end censorship of cinematic releases

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates announced on Sunday that it will no longer censor films released in cinemas, the country's latest effort to boost its brand as a liberal hub attractive to foreigners.
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: Markets close out 2021: Trading is expected to be volatile next week due to low volumes as we head into the holiday season.
'Everything is just on fast-forward' How Halifax became a Canadian tech hub

'Everything is just on fast-forward' How Halifax became a Canadian tech hub

HALIFAX — In early 2021 Simon Cusack sold his house out west and moved to the East Coast with his wife, son and one of Canada's most promising tech startups.
Fire damages huge QVC distribution center in North Carolina

Fire damages huge QVC distribution center in North Carolina

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A fire ripped through a distribution center in North Carolina for the QVC home-shopping television network early Saturday, causing extensive damage to the facility, officials said.
Netherlands 'going into lockdown again' to curb omicron

Netherlands 'going into lockdown again' to curb omicron

LONDON (AP) — Nations across Europe moved to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, with the Netherlands leading the way by imposing a nationwide lockdown.
Court allows Biden employer vaccine mandate to take effect

Court allows Biden employer vaccine mandate to take effect

A federal appeals court panel on Friday allowed President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for larger private employers to move ahead. The 2-1 decision by a panel of the 6th U.S.
Elizabeth Holmes' fraud case heads to the jury

Elizabeth Holmes' fraud case heads to the jury

SAN JOSE, Calif (AP) — The jury that will decide whether former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes turned her blood-testing startup into a massive scam finally got the case late Friday after a three-month-long trial that captivated Silicon Valley.
LA, San Francisco Bay Area lost residents during pandemic

LA, San Francisco Bay Area lost residents during pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area both lost population during the pandemic, according to new data released Friday as the nation's most populous state posted just its second year-over-year decline in history.
Labor board certifies first union at a US Starbucks store

Labor board certifies first union at a US Starbucks store

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board confirmed a vote Friday to form a union at a Starbucks store in Buffalo , meaning the coffee retailer, for the first time, will have to bargain with organized labor at a company-owned U.S.
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