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Employers start sending workers shopping for health coverage

Employers start sending workers shopping for health coverage

Instead of offering one or more options, some companies are turning health insurance shopping over to employees. A federal rule change last year stoked this new approach.
New this week: 'Saved by the Bell,' Miley Cyrus & McCarthy

New this week: 'Saved by the Bell,' Miley Cyrus & McCarthy

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The Christmas movie, that yuletide evergreen, is subtly changing.
Tanya Talaga's 'Seven Truths' podcast 'goes to the heart of Anishinaabe storytelling'

Tanya Talaga's 'Seven Truths' podcast 'goes to the heart of Anishinaabe storytelling'

TORONTO — Growing up in a Toronto suburb, author and journalist Tanya Talaga felt removed from her mother's Ojibwe culture in northwestern Ontario.
Get in the holiday mood with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton

Get in the holiday mood with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton

Here’s a collection of 2020 holiday albums reviewed by The Associated Press.
'A better time than any': Finding joy in music lessons, jams

'A better time than any': Finding joy in music lessons, jams

These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite. Gone was the septuagenarian teacher crowding me on a piano bench at my grandmother’s house, extolling the importance of Christian hymns.
Loblaw expands launch of PC Health app, offering access to nurses, dietitians

Loblaw expands launch of PC Health app, offering access to nurses, dietitians

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is expanding the launch of its mobile health and wellness app, a digital tool the company says will provide free access to health-care resources and support.
Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary

Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary

NASHVILLE — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to connect beyond skin colour , language or countries.
In Italy, theatre reopens in town devastated by COVID

In Italy, theatre reopens in town devastated by COVID

MILAN — In a signal of rebirth, the Donizetti theatre in the northern Italian city of Bergamo, devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, reopened this weekend after three years of renovations.
In ‘Sound of Metal,’ a groundbreaking portrait of deafness

In ‘Sound of Metal,’ a groundbreaking portrait of deafness

What should deafness sound like on film? For his debut feature “ Sound of Metal,” filmmaker Darius Marder wanted to create a sound experience that audiences had never heard before.

Bruce Swedien, Grammy-winning engineer of 'Thriller,' dies

LOS ANGELES — Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer who collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, has died. He was 86. His daughter, musician Roberta Swedien, said her father died Nov.