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Jury awards Cardi B $1.25 million in defamation lawsuit

Jury awards Cardi B $1.25 million in defamation lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded $1.
Canada's performing arts sector ravaged by COVID-19 shutdowns: Statistics Canada

Canada's performing arts sector ravaged by COVID-19 shutdowns: Statistics Canada

TORONTO — Widespread capacity limits, venue closures and other government-mandated COVID-19 safety measures left Canada's performing arts sector facing a major financial downfall in 2020.
Canadian Bankers Association names Anthony Ostler as new CEO

Canadian Bankers Association names Anthony Ostler as new CEO

TORONTO — The Canadian Bankers Association has named Anthony Ostler as its new president and chief executive. He will step into the role at the end of February, replacing Neil Parmenter who resigned on Dec. 23, 2021.
Worker absenteeism — not trucker vaccine mandates — impacting store shelves: Metro

Worker absenteeism — not trucker vaccine mandates — impacting store shelves: Metro

Vaccine mandates for truckers have raised transportation costs — but haven't impacted the shipment of goods to stores, the head of one of Canada's largest grocery chains says.
Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Late Night' laundry

Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Late Night' laundry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Mandel has a bone to pick with his longtime friend Jay Leno.
Rihanna's foundation donates $15 million to climate justice

Rihanna's foundation donates $15 million to climate justice

Rihanna is backing her belief that climate change is a social-justice issue by pledging $15 million to the movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
Elton John postpones Texas concerts after getting COVID-19

Elton John postpones Texas concerts after getting COVID-19

DALLAS (AP) — Despite being vaccinated and boosted, Elton John has contracted COVID-19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas. John “is experiencing only mild symptoms,” according to a statement.
Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

Pfizer is enrolling healthy adults to test a reformulated COVID-19 vaccine that matches the hugely contagious omicron variant , to see how it compares with the original shots. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday.
Trucker convoy continues east to Winnipeg after making overnight stop near Regina

Trucker convoy continues east to Winnipeg after making overnight stop near Regina

A trucker convoy has left the Regina area and is expected to stop in Winnipeg today before making a final stop in Ottawa later this week. The Regina Police Service estimates about 1,200 trucks went through the city last night.
Q&A: Dakota Johnson makes her producing debut at Sundance

Q&A: Dakota Johnson makes her producing debut at Sundance

Dakota Johnson is having a big year.