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Review: ‘Any Other Family’ reveals the heart of adoption

Review: ‘Any Other Family’ reveals the heart of adoption

“Any Other Family” by Eleanor Brown (G. P. Putnam’s Sons) What does it mean to be a family? That’s the central question explored in Eleanor Brown’s new novel, “Any Other Family.
‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ comes to life and to the screen

‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ comes to life and to the screen

The coastal marshlands of North Carolina take on a mythic quality in Delia Owens’ “Where the Crawdads Sing.” They are where the protagonist, Kya, grows up alone after her family leaves.
Small businesses fear Rogers won't fully compensate them for thousands in losses

Small businesses fear Rogers won't fully compensate them for thousands in losses

TORONTO — A Friday outage from Rogers Communications Inc. resulted in some small businesses losing thousands of dollars, which they fear the telecommunications giant won’t fully compensate them for.
'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' member admits fraud

'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' member admits fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A member of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” pleaded guilty Monday to a fraud conspiracy charge that could result in a prison sentence of over 11 years.
Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Cochrane and standup comedy night join CNE lineup

Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Cochrane and standup comedy night join CNE lineup

TORONTO — Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Cochrane and Marianas Trench are among the performers set for this year's comeback at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Looming Musk-Twitter legal battle hammers company shares

Looming Musk-Twitter legal battle hammers company shares

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Twitter slid more than 9% in the first day of trading after billionaire Elon Musk said that he was abandoning his $44 billion bid for the company and the social media platform vowed to challenge Musk in court to uphold the a
New this week: 'Black Bird,' Lizzo and 'The Rehearsal'

New this week: 'Black Bird,' Lizzo and 'The Rehearsal'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
At 'Funny Girl,' Lea Michele is in, Beanie Feldstein is out

At 'Funny Girl,' Lea Michele is in, Beanie Feldstein is out

NEW YORK (AP) — Lea Michele has been tapped to step in and lead the Broadway revival of the beleaguered “Funny Girl” this fall, an announcement made just hours after current star Beanie Feldstein revealed she was leaving the musical sooner than antic

Canadian household budgets stretched thin as inflation, interest rates rise: Survey

CALGARY — A new poll indicates Canadians are making increasingly tough budget decisions amid rising interest rates and inflation. The MNP Ltd.
Sri Lanka's political chaos persists as crisis talks go on

Sri Lanka's political chaos persists as crisis talks go on

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A weekend of political chaos in Sri Lanka stretched into Monday, with opposition leaders yet to agree on replacements for embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his prime minister whose residences remain occupied by prot