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Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales on Thursday heard about solar-powered autonomous boats and low-carbon cement at a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston before learning how a nonprofit gives young people the tools to sta
Review: Julia Bullock walks her own path in solo album debut

Review: Julia Bullock walks her own path in solo album debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Walking in the Dark,” Julia Bullock (Nonesuch) No one who has followed Julia Bullock’s career will be surprised that her first solo album is made up of unconventional and deeply personal choices.
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, underground cartoonist, dies at 74

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, underground cartoonist, dies at 74

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, an American cartoonist known for her feminist themes and often brutally frank, highly personal and self-critical work, has died at the age of 74.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum to close in Atlantic City

Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum to close in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Believe it or not, an iconic part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is closing soon. The Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum said Thursday that it will close on Dec.

Some Tums peppermint tablets recalled due to fibreglass, paper, foil fragments

OTTAWA — Health Canada has announced a recall of certain Tums antacid tablets due to possible contamination with fragments of fibreglass, paper, aluminum foil and other materials.
Review: Will Smith-led 'Emancipation' is an action thriller

Review: Will Smith-led 'Emancipation' is an action thriller

It comes as some relief that Antoine Fuqua's “Emancipation,” starring Will Smith as a runaway slave in Civil War-era Louisiana, is not, at least traditionally speaking, an Oscar movie.
The mind behind the Rubik’s Cube celebrates a lasting puzzle

The mind behind the Rubik’s Cube celebrates a lasting puzzle

NEW YORK (AP) — If you've ever had trouble solving a Rubik’s Cube, a good piece of advice is to break it down into steps. It's worth a shot: That advice is from the man who invented it.
Canadian ‘father’ of evidence-based medicine wins global Einstein Foundation award

Canadian ‘father’ of evidence-based medicine wins global Einstein Foundation award

A Hamilton researcher has won an international prize for work that jurors say makes him the "father of evidence-based medicine." The Berlin-based Einstein Foundation Award named Dr.
Max Beckmann self-portrait sold at German auction for $20.7M

Max Beckmann self-portrait sold at German auction for $20.7M

BERLIN (AP) — A self-portrait painted during World War II by German expressionist artist Max Beckmann sold Thursday in Berlin for 20 million euros ($20.7 million), a price that appears to be a record for an art auction in Germany.
Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff.