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Airlines cancel flights due to COVID staffing shortages

Airlines cancel flights due to COVID staffing shortages

NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines canceled hundreds of flights as the omicron variant jumbled schedules and drew down staffing levels at some carriers during the busy holiday travel season .
Yes, there is a Santa Claus. And no, COVID-19 won't stop him

Yes, there is a Santa Claus. And no, COVID-19 won't stop him

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Rest assured, kids of all ages: Santa’s coming this Christmas Eve, and a second holiday with COVID-19 won’t stop him. That’s the word from the joint U.S.
Canada's main stock index closes up slightly as investors hold their breath

Canada's main stock index closes up slightly as investors hold their breath

Canada's main stock index closed up slightly on a shortened trading day because of Christmas Eve, as investors anxiously await more data around the Omicron variant and economic indicators in the coming weeks.
Omicron threatens sales on Boxing Day, increasingly overshadowed by Black Friday

Omicron threatens sales on Boxing Day, increasingly overshadowed by Black Friday

MONTREAL — Boxing Day is set to take a beating from its younger rival this year. While Black Friday had already overtaken Dec.
South African minister objects to sale of Mandela's cell key

South African minister objects to sale of Mandela's cell key

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African Cabinet minister on Friday urged the cancellation of an upcoming U.S.
Rudolfo Anaya weaved bilingual holiday tale for children

Rudolfo Anaya weaved bilingual holiday tale for children

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An author known as the father of Chicano literature left behind a bilingual children’s book after his 2020 death, telling a story about Christmas in the American Southwest.
On Broadway, a playwright becomes an actor, saving a show

On Broadway, a playwright becomes an actor, saving a show

NEW YORK (AP) — Keenan Scott II made his Broadway acting debut this week in “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” which is a remarkable milestone. It's even more remarkable when you consider he also wrote it.