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Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa takes home $20K Trillium Book Award

Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa takes home $20K Trillium Book Award

TORONTO — Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa is adding Ontario's top literary prize to her trophy case. Thammavongsa was awarded the Trillium Book Award for "How to Pronounce Knife,'' published by McClelland & Stewart.
Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal.
California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair

California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Welcome back, California. San Francisco announced the return of its iconic cable cars. Disneyland threw open its doors to out-of-state tourists. And Gov.
The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year.

Contaminants in generic drugs may cause long-term harm to DNA: B.C. researcher

VANCOUVER — Contaminants in some generic medications used to treat heart disease, diabetes and other common conditions could damage DNA, affect basic cell functions and increase the risk of cancer, suggests a study from the University of British Colu
Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

Some long-wear makeup linked to toxins harmful to health and environment, study says

TORONTO — The secret ingredient to some long-lasting makeup looks could be toxins that pose long-term hazards to human and environmental health, suggests a new study by University of Toronto researchers.
AP says it will no longer name suspects in minor crimes

AP says it will no longer name suspects in minor crimes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press said Tuesday it will no longer run the names of people charged with minor crimes, out of concern that such stories can have a long, damaging afterlife on the internet that can make it hard for individuals to move
Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure

Impatient Democrats prepare to go-it-alone on infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience running thin, Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden's big jobs and families infrastructure plans even as the White House continues negotiating with Republicans on a m
Annie Murphy's new show takes aim at familiar sitcom tropes

Annie Murphy's new show takes aim at familiar sitcom tropes

NEW YORK (AP) — "Schitt’s Creek" star Annie Murphy's new AMC series “Kevin Can F Himself" presents itself as one of those traditional multicamera comedies with a laugh track and corny jokes. Viewers will quickly learn it’s actually much darker.
Southwest suffers technology problem for second straight day

Southwest suffers technology problem for second straight day

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said it was working Tuesday to restore normal operations after a technology-related issue interfered with flights for the second straight day.