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S&P/TSX composite down 45 points Wednesday, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite down 45 points Wednesday, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index moved lower Wednesday, as weakness in financial and tech stocks helped outweigh strength in energy, while U.S. markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 45.15 points at 21,172.38.
N.L. hastily approved ride-hailing application from man accused of sex crime

N.L. hastily approved ride-hailing application from man accused of sex crime

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An application submitted by a man accused of sexual assault to provide Newfoundland and Labrador's first ride-hailing operation was approved in just one day, according to emails obtained through access to information legislation.
No cuts to people or services, but B.C. budget deficit to rise, finance minister says

No cuts to people or services, but B.C. budget deficit to rise, finance minister says

VICTORIA — British Columbia Finance Minister Katrine Conroy says the budget she tables on Thursday will protect services and won't raise taxes for ordinary residents, but she also forecasts an increased deficit because "it's the right thing to do.
Jury selection begins for trial of 'Rust' armorer in fatal 2021 shooting by Alec Baldwin

Jury selection begins for trial of 'Rust' armorer in fatal 2021 shooting by Alec Baldwin

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors in New Mexico are pursuing accountability for the 2021 death of a cinematographer who was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal for the Western film “Rust.
Oklahoma police are investigating a nonbinary teen's death after a fight in a high school bathroom

Oklahoma police are investigating a nonbinary teen's death after a fight in a high school bathroom

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma are investigating the death of a 16-year-old student who died a day after an altercation in a high school bathroom that may have been prompted by bullying over gender identity.
Canadians' grocery shopping habits increasingly driven by discounts and deals: report

Canadians' grocery shopping habits increasingly driven by discounts and deals: report

HALIFAX — Almost two-thirds of Canadians say they have switched their primary grocery store in the past year to score better deals.
With 'Law & Order Toronto,' the pressure looming over the show's creators is immense

With 'Law & Order Toronto,' the pressure looming over the show's creators is immense

TORONTO — Nobody wants to be the person who mucked up the "Law & Order" franchise.
Trial begins over ownership of handwritten lyrics to 'Hotel California'

Trial begins over ownership of handwritten lyrics to 'Hotel California'

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half a century after “Hotel California” became a rock megahit, three men went on trial Wednesday in a criminal case about what became of a cache of hand-drafted lyrics to the song and other Eagles favorites.
Financially struggling Met Opera's 18 productions next season matches the fewest since 1980-81

Financially struggling Met Opera's 18 productions next season matches the fewest since 1980-81

The financially struggling Metropolitan Opera will present 18 productions in 2024-25, matching the current season and pandemic-curtailed 2019-20 for the fewest since 14 in strike-shortened 1980-81.
Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on a flight over Oregon

Boeing ousts head of 737 jetliner program weeks after panel blowout on a flight over Oregon

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Wednesday that the head of its 737 program is leaving the company in an executive shake-up weeks after a door panel blew out on a flight over Oregon, renewing questions about safety at the company.