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Apple rolls out cheaper iPhone as pandemic curbs spending

Apple rolls out cheaper iPhone as pandemic curbs spending

NEW YORK — Apple is releasing a new iPhone that will be vastly cheaper than the models it rolled out last fall at a time when the economy was booming and the pandemic had yet to force people to rethink their spending.
Film Review: A sober diplomacy drama in ‘Sergio’

Film Review: A sober diplomacy drama in ‘Sergio’

The United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello has been described as a cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy, which sounds like a compelling enough pitch for a film on its own. The Brazilian-born de Mello spent 34 years at the U.N.

A year after blaze, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus

PARIS — Notre Dame Cathedral stands crippled and isolated, locked in a dangerous web of warped metal scaffolding one year after a devastating fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and horrified the world.
Canadians drinking more due to stress, boredom during COVID-19, study says

Canadians drinking more due to stress, boredom during COVID-19, study says

A study commissioned by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction suggests some Canadians are drinking more alcohol due to boredom and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Essence Fest moves to 2021 after mayor signals need to shift

NEW ORLEANS — Amid the spread of the coronavirus, the organizers of Essence Festival said Wednesday they would move their festival to next year after the New Orleans mayor suggested that major spring and summer festivals that had been postponed to la

Former Harper strategist's book on First Nations nominated for Donner Prize

TORONTO — Former Stephen Harper strategist Tom Flanagan is among the nominees for this year's $50,000 Donner Prize for his public policy book "The Wealth of First Nations.

10 pioneer-era apple types thought extinct found in US West

PORTLAND, Ore.

WWII veteran, age 99, raises millions for UK health service

LONDON — A 99-year-old British army veteran who started walking laps in his garden as part of a humble fundraiser for the National Health Service has surprised himself by generating millions of pounds within days.

Rachael Ray tapes show from home, makes $4M virus donation

Rachael Ray had big plans for the quarantine break at her home in upstate New York. She envisioned “a Renaissance time," rereading the classics, resuming her Danish lessons and studying Italian. “I was going to get more serious about my painting.

A year after blaze, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus

PARIS — Notre Dame Cathedral stands crippled and alone, locked in a dangerous web of warped scaffolding one year after a cataclysmic fire gutted its interior, toppled its famous spire and horrified the world.