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Argentine singer Verdaguer dies of COVID-19 complications

Argentine singer Verdaguer dies of COVID-19 complications

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Argentine singer-songwriter Diego Verdaguer, whose romantic hits such as “Corazón de papel,” “Yo te amo” and “Volveré” sold almost 50 million copies, has died of complications from COVID-19, his family said Friday. He was 70.
Sales soar for 'Maus' after its banning in Tennessee

Sales soar for 'Maus' after its banning in Tennessee

NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after the banning of “Maus” by a Tennessee school district made national news , two editions of Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust have reached the top 20 on Amazon.
‘Nanny,’ ‘Exiles,’ ‘Navalny’ among top Sundance winners

‘Nanny,’ ‘Exiles,’ ‘Navalny’ among top Sundance winners

A drama about an undocumented nanny in New York City, a documentary about three exiled dissidents from Tiananmen Square and another doc about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny won top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival .

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Susan Collins, R-Maine; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Durbin; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Govs. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.
‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic resentenced to 21 years in prison

‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic resentenced to 21 years in prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge resentenced “Tiger King” Joe Exotic to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by just a year despite pleas from the former zookeeper for leniency as he begins treatment for early-stage cancer.
Farmers alarmed as NY looks at expanded overtime for workers

Farmers alarmed as NY looks at expanded overtime for workers

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The thousands of people paid to plant corn, pick apples and milk cows in New York often work long days, six days a week — and earn overtime only after 60 hours of labor.

Group gathers enough signatures in pot legalization effort

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group seeking to legalize marijuana in Ohio has gathered enough signatures to put the issue in front of legislators, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said on Friday.
Willow Biden joins long and varied line of White House pets

Willow Biden joins long and varied line of White House pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome, Willow, to a long line of presidential pets. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have added a green-eyed tabby from Pennsylvania to the White House family , the first feline tenant since President George W.

'Sort Of' actor says ACTRA's new non-gender confirming categories 'still conforming'

TORONTO — Amanda Cordner says a move by organizers at the ACTRA Awards to introduce new gender non-conforming categories is a step in the right direction, but that the divisions of gender still exist across the acting awards.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,741.75, up 197.64 points.) Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Energy. Down five cents, or four per cent, to $1.20 on 13.4 million shares.