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Drummer Charlie Watts likely to miss Rolling Stones' tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will likely miss the band's upcoming U.S. tour to allow him to recover from an unspecified medical procedure.
'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

'Flower Drum Song' and screen star Alvin Ing dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in “Pacific Overtures” and “Flower Drum Song” as well as in films such as "The Gambler," has died. He was 89. Ing died Saturday at Providence St.
AP Interview: Reddy says Harry, Meghan mulled New Zealand

AP Interview: Reddy says Harry, Meghan mulled New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The queen's representative in New Zealand said Prince Harry and Meghan discussed moving to the South Pacific country during their 2018 visit, more than a year before the couple stepped back from royal duties and moved t
Macao orders closure of entertainment venues, mass testing

Macao orders closure of entertainment venues, mass testing

HONG KONG (AP) — Macao authorities on Wednesday ordered the closure of entertainment venues but not casinos, and coronavirus tests for its 600,000 residents, after the gambling city confirmed four new infections.
California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When homeless outreach workers first visited her encampment under a Los Angeles highway overpass last fall, Veronica Perez was skeptical of their offer of not just a bed, but a furnished apartment complete with meals, counseling an
The Latest: School board suspended for not requiring masks

The Latest: School board suspended for not requiring masks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A rural New Mexico school board has been suspended by the state Public Education Department for not going along with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s mask mandate for children as schools prepare for classes to resume.
Doggone: 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' pulled from TIFF amid postponed Canadian release

Doggone: 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' pulled from TIFF amid postponed Canadian release

TORONTO — The release of "Clifford the Big Red Dog" has been postponed in Canada and distributors say the family adventure will also no longer screen at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Government advisory group on open banking seeks new rules in place by 2023

Government advisory group on open banking seeks new rules in place by 2023

TORONTO — A government working group on so-called open banking recommends that a regulated system for sharing personal financial data with third parties like robo-advisors and budgeting apps be put in place by 2023.
Appellate judges uphold Maryland beach town's topless ban

Appellate judges uphold Maryland beach town's topless ban

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a Maryland beach town's right to ban women from topless sunbathing. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S.
Border workers issue Friday strike notice to Feds

Border workers issue Friday strike notice to Feds

About 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency workers are preparing to begin job action across the country on Friday and say travellers should expect long lineups and lengthy delays at border crossings and airports.