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'Summer of recovery': Pandemic-stricken tourism industry sees signs of optimism

'Summer of recovery': Pandemic-stricken tourism industry sees signs of optimism

TORONTO — Canada Day has kicked off the unofficial start of summer, and the tourism sector is hopeful the first season in three years largely free of COVID-19 restrictions will marshal a much-needed boost for a pandemic-stricken industry.
Ukraine protests Russian film screening at Czech film fest

Ukraine protests Russian film screening at Czech film fest

PRAGUE (AP) — An international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary kicked off Friday amid controversy following a protest by Ukraine over the screening of a Russian film alongside Ukrainian-made movies.
EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly sentence impact other trials?

EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly sentence impact other trials?

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly could be in his 80s before the singer is free again, based on a 30-year prison term imposed this week by a New York federal judge for parlaying his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were children.
After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce - and chaos

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce - and chaos

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer.
Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle was a hip-hop star who sought to raise up his neighborhood with him until a friend from the same streets gunned him down, a prosecutor said in his closing argument Thursday.
4 Atlantic City casinos reach deal with union, avert strike

4 Atlantic City casinos reach deal with union, avert strike

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

CDC: New listeria outbreak tied to 23 illnesses, 1 death

NEW YORK (AP) — One death and nearly two dozen hospitalizations are tied to a new listeria outbreak of unknown origin, health officials said Thursday.
Essence CEO Wanga: Festival is 'never leaving' New Orleans

Essence CEO Wanga: Festival is 'never leaving' New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Essence's chief executive officer said she's been asked multiple times whether the Essence Festival of Culture is staying in New Orleans.
Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Barger, the leather-clad fixture of 1960s counterculture and figurehead of the Hells Angels motorcycle club who was at the notorious Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway, has died. He was 83.
CBC makes changes at 'The National' ahead of free streaming channel launch

CBC makes changes at 'The National' ahead of free streaming channel launch

TORONTO — CBC News is shaking up the anchor roles at "The National" as it makes plans to launch a free 24-hour live streaming channel this fall.