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US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears

US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears

WASHINGTON — Hundreds more hospitals around the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots to their workers in a rapid expansion of the U.S. vaccination drive Tuesday, while a second vaccine moved to the cusp of government authorization.
In custody: Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard charged with sex trafficking in U.S.

In custody: Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard charged with sex trafficking in U.S.

WINNIPEG — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was behind bars in Winnipeg on Tuesday, after he was indicted in the United States on charges he used his influence in the industry to traffic women and girls against their will for sex.
Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon found not guilty on sex charges

Just for Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon found not guilty on sex charges

MONTREAL — The founder of the Just for Laughs festival, Gilbert Rozon, was found not guilty of rape and indecent assault by a Quebec court judge on Tuesday. Judge Melanie Hebert said the acquittal does not mean the alleged actions did not occur.
Long-term care workers express relief, hope at pilot COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Long-term care workers express relief, hope at pilot COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Toronto long-term care workers expressed relief and hope as they rolled up their sleeves to receive Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a downtown pilot vaccination clinic Tuesday, the first full day of inoculations.
Over-the-counter home test for COVID-19 gets US green light

Over-the-counter home test for COVID-19 gets US green light

WASHINGTON — The first home test for COVID-19 that doesn't require a prescription will soon be on U.S. store shelves. U.S. regulators Tuesday authorized the rapid coronavirus test, which can be done entirely at home.
How to spot fake shopping sites and avoid being scammed

How to spot fake shopping sites and avoid being scammed

NEW YORK — Ben Black bought what he thought was a well-priced drone online. But the drone never showed up, the site stopped responding to his emails and he never got his $100 back. He was scammed.
AP Breakthrough Entertainer Anya Taylor-Joy living in Narnia

AP Breakthrough Entertainer Anya Taylor-Joy living in Narnia

LOS ANGELES — In a span of seven months this year alone, Anya Taylor-Joy played a meddling British brat in “Emma,” a Russian mutant with teleportation powers in the latest “X-Men” film, and an American orphan who turns out to be a chess phenom who ca
Fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Canada on sex charges

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Canada on sex charges

NEW YORK — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested on charges alleging he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his orbit with opportunities in fashion and modeling over the last 25 years.
Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition

Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition

A Questlove-directed documentary about the other major music event of the summer of 1969 and documentaries about the creators of Sesame Street and the coronavirus pandemic in China are among the 72 feature films debuting at the 2021 Sundance Film Fes
Review: Wonder Woman combats a huckster's rise in '1984'

Review: Wonder Woman combats a huckster's rise in '1984'

If you’re going to make a movie about wish fulfilment , 1980s America is about as good as you can do for a setting outside the Arabian Desert.