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Vaccines, boosters, sequencing: What we know about the fight against COVID variants

Vaccines, boosters, sequencing: What we know about the fight against COVID variants

Genomic sequencing will be key in determining the prevalence of new, more transmissible variants of COVID-19 in Canada, experts say, but the process is too laborious and time-consuming to run on every positive swab.
No Mardi Gras parades, so thousands make 'house floats'

No Mardi Gras parades, so thousands make 'house floats'

NEW ORLEANS — You just can’t keep a good city down, especially when Mardi Gras is coming.
Dwayne Johnson is a contender in NBC sitcom 'Young Rock'

Dwayne Johnson is a contender in NBC sitcom 'Young Rock'

LOS ANGELES — Dwayne Johnson’s new NBC comedy “Young Rock” has him campaigning for president in 2032, but the actor and producer sidestepped the possibility of a real-life run someday.
AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S.
Levi's first home collection deepens Target relationship

Levi's first home collection deepens Target relationship

NEW YORK — Jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. is deepening its partnership with Target Corp. by launching its first-ever home collection at the discount chain.
Don Johnson gets his funny on with help from 'SNL' stars

Don Johnson gets his funny on with help from 'SNL' stars

LOS ANGELES — Don Johnson is getting his funny on with help from a couple of “Saturday Night Live” stars.
Review: Hunting '90s killers again in 'The Little Things'

Review: Hunting '90s killers again in 'The Little Things'

Even before the pandemic, “The Little Things” would have been a throwback.
'The Maltese Falcon' returns to theatres at ripe age of 80

'The Maltese Falcon' returns to theatres at ripe age of 80

Danny Huston’s first dog was an Airedale Terrier named Sam after Humphrey Bogart’s “Maltese Falcon” character, Sam Spade.

Famous hotel in Alberta mountains reserved for nine weeks for private booking

JASPER, Alta. — The Jasper Park Lodge has been booked out from the end of February until the end of April, but hotel management isn't disclosing who will be staying at the well-known Rocky Mountain retreat during the nine-week block.
Democrats prep Biden's virus aid package with or without GOP

Democrats prep Biden's virus aid package with or without GOP

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are preparing to push ahead quickly on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation on their own, leaving Republicans behind.