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Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour without animal acts

Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour without animal acts

MIAMI (AP) — “The Greatest Show on Earth” is making a comeback featuring extraordinary humans and no animal acts five years after shutting down its three-ring circus , Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced Wednesday.
Joanna Chiu winner of the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing

Joanna Chiu winner of the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing

OTTAWA — Joanna Chiu has won the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
Turo ends dual-listing prohibition following Competition Bureau investigation

Turo ends dual-listing prohibition following Competition Bureau investigation

GATINEAU, Que. — The Competition Bureau says car-sharing service Turo Inc. has ended its policy in Canada that prevented someone from also listing the vehicle on other platforms, following an agency investigation.

Talks break down between Canada’s largest federal public union and Treasury Board

OTTAWA — Canada’s largest federal public sector union has declared an impasse in negotiations with Ottawa and plans to file for conciliation.
Costs to get out of the city rising as fuel prices keep inching up

Costs to get out of the city rising as fuel prices keep inching up

The cost of gasoline keeps rising ahead of the May long weekend, making a jaunt out of the city cost a fair bit more than the same trip last year. Natural Resources Canada says the average price across the country for regular gasoline hit $2.
Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, decries war

Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, decries war

CANNES, France (AP) — The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival , he couldn't attend.
Tracy Letts on writing his play and then having to act in it

Tracy Letts on writing his play and then having to act in it

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright and actor Tracy Letts was inspired to write his latest Tony Award-nominated play while watching one of those old black-and-white Frankenstein movies.

Eric Clapton cancels shows after testing positive for COVID

Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs.
Baron Cohen drops lawsuit over cannabis dispensary billboard

Baron Cohen drops lawsuit over cannabis dispensary billboard

SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped his lawsuit against a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary that used an image of his character Borat on a billboard without his permission.
Pot company Canopy Growth shares plan to acquire California's Jetty Extracts

Pot company Canopy Growth shares plan to acquire California's Jetty Extracts

Canopy Growth Corp. has signed a deal that will give it the right to acquire California cannabis company Jetty Extracts, if the U.S. federally legalizes the main ingredient in marijuana.