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Cruise ship with Broadway stars to steam off to Mexico in spring 2025

Cruise ship with Broadway stars to steam off to Mexico in spring 2025

NEW YORK (AP) — A cruise ship with some of Broadway's biggest names — including Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and Emmy-winner Wayne Brady — will sail from Florida to Mexico next spring.
StatCan updates CPI basket to increase food weighting in inflation calculation

StatCan updates CPI basket to increase food weighting in inflation calculation

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is updating the basket of goods it uses to measure inflation to increase the importance of food in the calculation as Canadians spend more on groceries and dining out.
Jazz, justice and Juneteenth: Wynton Marsalis and Bryan Stevenson join forces to honor Black protest

Jazz, justice and Juneteenth: Wynton Marsalis and Bryan Stevenson join forces to honor Black protest

NEW YORK (AP) — Black music traditions such as jazz are central to celebrations of Juneteenth, says civil rights lawyer and jazz pianist Bryan Stevenson.
Post Malone and Doja Cat to headline Global Citizen Festival to mobilize young people

Post Malone and Doja Cat to headline Global Citizen Festival to mobilize young people

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone and Doja Cat, two of pop music’s biggest stars, will headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Sept.
You don't have to live in the tropics to grow peanuts

You don't have to live in the tropics to grow peanuts

Peanuts are generally grown in southern climes. Most come from China, India, Nigeria and the southern U.S., which all fall squarely in climates in or similar to USDA hardiness zones 8-11 .
Will Canada's biggest city legislate a maximum temperature in apartments?

Will Canada's biggest city legislate a maximum temperature in apartments?

Similar to the way landlords must keep units heated when it's cold, a coalition of organizations wants the city to legislate protections to keep residences no warmer than 26 degrees when outdoor temperatures increase.
A gate is installed on a Mount Fuji trail to control crowds, but governor says more measures needed

A gate is installed on a Mount Fuji trail to control crowds, but governor says more measures needed

TOKYO (AP) — A crowd-control gate was installed halfway up Japan's Mount Fuji on Monday ahead of the July 1 start of this year's climbing season, but the governor of Yamanashi, one of the two prefectures that are home to the mountain, said additional
When colleges close, students are left scrambling. Some never go back to school

When colleges close, students are left scrambling. Some never go back to school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Katherine Anderson trekked from Texas to Philadelphia last year for a college program she couldn’t find anywhere else, combining the music business, entrepreneurship and technology.
When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week in Parkland, Florida, wrecking equipment began demolishing the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman's rampage in 2018 ended with 17 people dead.
Akio Toyoda, grandson of Toyota founder, wins shareholders' approval to stay in leadership

Akio Toyoda, grandson of Toyota founder, wins shareholders' approval to stay in leadership

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota shareholders voted Tuesday in support of all the company's proposals, including keeping Akio Toyoda , grandson of the Japanese automaker’s founder, as chairman on the board.