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The stuff that Coppola’s dreams are made of: The director on building ‘Megalopolis’

The stuff that Coppola’s dreams are made of: The director on building ‘Megalopolis’

CANNES, France (AP) — Of the many quotations and slogans that flitter through Francis Ford Coppola’s idea-stuffed, open-hearted, unabashedly optimistic “Megalopolis,” one that particularly resonates with the director is: “When we leap into the unknow
Officials seize around $500,000 worth of elvers from Toronto's Pearson airport

Officials seize around $500,000 worth of elvers from Toronto's Pearson airport

TORONTO — A major seizure of baby eels at Toronto's Pearson International Airport that federal officials say were destined for shipment overseas are estimated to be worth between $400,000 and $500,000.
Montreal artists and venue owners support 24-hour party district — with reservations

Montreal artists and venue owners support 24-hour party district — with reservations

MONTREAL — It's 2:55 a.m. on a recent evening at Blue Dog bar, in Montreal's Plateau district. A bell rings, the bartender shouts, "last call," and a handful of people wander to the bar for one more drink.
Dialysis is crucial for kidney patients. It also generates a lot of waste.

Dialysis is crucial for kidney patients. It also generates a lot of waste.

Dialysis is one of the most resource-intensive therapies but patients with kidney failure have no other option, except for a kidney transplant.
It was once a center of Islamic learning. Now Mali's historic city of Djenné mourns lack of visitors

It was once a center of Islamic learning. Now Mali's historic city of Djenné mourns lack of visitors

DJENNE, Mali (AP) — Kola Bah used to earn a living as a tour guide in Mali's historic city of Djenné, once a center of Islamic learning known for the sprawling mud-brick mosque that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage in Danger list since 2016.
Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son

Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.
Health professionals take climate action to care for patients and the planet

Health professionals take climate action to care for patients and the planet

From new plant-leaning hospital menus to fewer surgical gloves and single-use syringes, health-care professionals are finding ways to combat waste and pollutants. Dr.
Conservative media personality appointed to seat on Georgia State Election Board

Conservative media personality appointed to seat on Georgia State Election Board

ATLANTA (AP) — A media personality who co-founded a conservative political action committee has been appointed to a seat on the Georgia State Election Board, which is responsible for developing election rules, investigating allegations of fraud and m
A former OpenAI leader says safety has 'taken a backseat to shiny products' at the AI company

A former OpenAI leader says safety has 'taken a backseat to shiny products' at the AI company

A former OpenAI leader who resigned from the company earlier this week said Friday that safety has “taken a backseat to shiny products” at the influential artificial intelligence company.
What to do when facing extended summer power outages

What to do when facing extended summer power outages

Texas officials say power outages could last weeks in parts of Houston after thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds tore through the city and killed at least four people.