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Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with
Thai police apologize for Taiwan actor's alleged extortion

Thai police apologize for Taiwan actor's alleged extortion

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's police commissioner apologized Tuesday after seven officers were placed under investigation for allegedly extorting money from a Taiwanese actor who was visiting Bangkok on a holiday.
French Quarter Festival unveils lineup for 40th anniversary

French Quarter Festival unveils lineup for 40th anniversary

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers on Tuesday announced a lineup of more than 270 acts for New Orleans' 40th annual French Quarter Festival , billed as Louisiana's largest free showcase of music, food and culture.
Percival Everett, Ling Ma among nominees for critics prizes

Percival Everett, Ling Ma among nominees for critics prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Percival Everett and Ling Ma, nonfiction by Annie Proulx and biographies of George Balanchine and J. Edgar Hoover are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle awards. Former U.S.
Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

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After academy review, Riseborough will keep Oscar nomination

After academy review, Riseborough will keep Oscar nomination

NEW YORK (AP) — After a review of the awards campaign for the indie drama “To Leslie," the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that Andrea Riseborough will not be stripped of her Oscar nomination for best actress.
Toronto pop star the Weeknd tops Juno Awards nominations with six nods

Toronto pop star the Weeknd tops Juno Awards nominations with six nods

TORONTO — The Weeknd is back atop the nominees at this year's Juno Awards while newcomer Tate McRae and pop-punk favourite Avril Lavigne trail close behind.
Health Canada conducts safety review on breastfeeding drug amid psychiatric concerns

Health Canada conducts safety review on breastfeeding drug amid psychiatric concerns

Health Canada is reviewing the safety of domperidone, a drug prescribed off-label to improve breast milk supply, amid reports that some mothers in Canada and the U.S. have had serious psychiatric symptoms when they tried to stop taking the drug.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4: Jan. 29: Actor Katharine Ross is 83. Actor Tom Selleck is 78. Singer Bettye LaVette is 77. Actor Marc Singer is 75. Actor Ann Jillian is 73. Drummer Louie Perez of Los Lobos is 70.

Penguin Random House US CEO Madeline McIntosh to step down

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Penguin Random House's top executives, U.S. CEO Madeline McIntosh, is stepping down.