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The ‘Taylor Swift effect’ aims to provide water during Brazil's life-threatening heat waves

The ‘Taylor Swift effect’ aims to provide water during Brazil's life-threatening heat waves

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian climatologist Núbia Beray Armond for years had been sounding the alarm about Rio de Janeiro's need for an extreme heat plan including water distribution.
Heavy-smoking West Virginia becomes the 12th state to ban lighting up in cars with kids present

Heavy-smoking West Virginia becomes the 12th state to ban lighting up in cars with kids present

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia, which has the highest rate of adult cigarette use in the nation, became the 12th state to ban smoking in vehicles with children present under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Friday.
Drought pinched Louisiana's crawfish harvest, but mudbug fans are weathering the shortage

Drought pinched Louisiana's crawfish harvest, but mudbug fans are weathering the shortage

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In Jeff Pohlmann's 39 years of selling crawfish in Louisiana he has never seen the industry face such an abysmal shortage of “mudbugs.
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Fridayon the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,984.08, down 103.18): Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $4.32, or 70.13 per cent, to $10.48 on 15.1 million shares.
S&P/TSX composite down more than 100 points, one day after breaking record

S&P/TSX composite down more than 100 points, one day after breaking record

Canada's main stock index took a breather Friday, closing down more than 100 points a day after setting a new all-time closing high. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 103.18 points at 21,984.08. On Thursday, it closed at 22,087.
Nike's new England men's soccer shirt is causing a stir with its recolored flag

Nike's new England men's soccer shirt is causing a stir with its recolored flag

LONDON (AP) — England's new men's soccer team shirt is causing a bit of a stir. It's not just the price that's vexing some. The decision by Nike to change the color of the St.
Kate, Princess of Wales, reveals she has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy

Kate, Princess of Wales, reveals she has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy

LONDON (AP) — Kate, the Princess of Wales , has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, she revealed Friday in a stunning announcement that followed weeks of speculation about her health and whereabouts.
Red Sea attacks could push more cargo to Port of Vancouver after record year: CEO

Red Sea attacks could push more cargo to Port of Vancouver after record year: CEO

Attacks on cargo vessels in the Red Sea could drive more shippers toward the Port of Vancouver after a year of record-high volumes, its CEO said.
Stock market today: Wall Street hangs near records as it closes its best week of the year

Stock market today: Wall Street hangs near records as it closes its best week of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street had a wobbly finish to its best week of the year so far. The S&P 500 ended 0.1% lower Friday after spending the day bouncing between gains and losses. It set all-time high in each of the last three days.
Atlantic Canada's insolvent SaltWire Network granted extension to creditor protection

Atlantic Canada's insolvent SaltWire Network granted extension to creditor protection

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge approved Friday an extension to a court order protecting Atlantic Canada's largest media company from a long list of creditors owed more than $90 million.