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Attack on Rushdie shows divisions among Lebanese Shiites

Attack on Rushdie shows divisions among Lebanese Shiites

BEIRUT (AP) — The stabbing of author Salman Rushdie has laid bare divisions in Lebanon's Shiite Muslim community, pitting a few denouncing the violence against fervent followers of the Iran-backed Shiite militant Hezbollah group who have praised the
CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes

CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the organization, saying it fell short responding to COVID-19 and needs to become more nimble.
Census data shows linguistic diversity on the rise in Canada

Census data shows linguistic diversity on the rise in Canada

OTTAWA — A growing number of new immigrants to Canada are bringing with them increasingly diverse languages, setting a record for the number of Canadians whose mother tongue is neither English nor French, new 2021 census data reveals.
US traffic deaths, once in decline, continue to rise in 2022

US traffic deaths, once in decline, continue to rise in 2022

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. traffic fatalities began to climb two years ago and that deadly trend is continuing in 2022.
Census records fewer Indigenous-language speakers, but bump in youngest generation

Census records fewer Indigenous-language speakers, but bump in youngest generation

OTTAWA — The number of people who speak an Indigenous language has fallen overall in Canada, but the figure grew for the country’s youngest generation, new census data suggests.
Review: Watkins Family Hour captures spirit of variety shows

Review: Watkins Family Hour captures spirit of variety shows

“Vol. II,” Watkins Family Hour (Family Hour Records) Tom Petty’s pianist plays “Tennessee Waltz,” an Ernest Tubb classic rides a Bo Diddley beat, and a deep cut by the ’60s band the Zombies becomes a Disney-style lullaby.
Matthew Desmond's book 'Poverty, by America' coming in 2023

Matthew Desmond's book 'Poverty, by America' coming in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew Desmond's first book since his Pulitzer Prize winning “Evicted” is not just a study of who is poor in the world's richest country. It also asks why. Crown will publish “Poverty, by America” on March 21, 2023.
Tips to take the sting out of 50% higher car rental prices

Tips to take the sting out of 50% higher car rental prices

When making your travel budget, don’t assume that lodging and airfare will be your biggest expense. Now, more than ever, rental cars are shaping up to be one of the biggest — and stubbornly high — aspects of people’s vacation budgets.
UK man in court over threat to 'kill queen' with crossbow

UK man in court over threat to 'kill queen' with crossbow

LONDON (AP) — A man who got into the grounds of Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow told police he wanted to “kill the queen,” prosecutors said during a court hearing Wednesday.
Edmunds compares: 2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2022 Acura RDX

Edmunds compares: 2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2022 Acura RDX

The Genesis brand, a luxury spinoff of Hyundai, is a newcomer, having come into its own in late 2016. But it’s been steadily building out its portfolio of vehicles since, and one of the latest is the GV70 , its first compact luxury SUV.