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First newborn tested for spinal muscular atrophy in Canada hits new milestones

First newborn tested for spinal muscular atrophy in Canada hits new milestones

OTTAWA — Amanda Sully had tried to get pregnant for six years, but she's grateful that her "miracle" son arrived six days after Ontario became the only province to start a newborn screening test that revealed he had a progressive and irreversible dis
Pasadena bucks Los Angeles County to offer alfresco dining

Pasadena bucks Los Angeles County to offer alfresco dining

PASADENA, Calif. — It was a rare sight after Los Angeles County restaurants were restricted to takeout to reduce the spread of the coronavirus: tables and chairs set up outside the Pie 'N Burger shop in Pasadena.
Discovery's reality-heavy streaming service launches in Jan.

Discovery's reality-heavy streaming service launches in Jan.

Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will include shows from the Food Network, HGTV, TLC and its other networks. It launches Jan 4.
The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021

The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021

Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room.
CDC changes quarantine guidelines from 14 days to 7-10, but is that helpful?

CDC changes quarantine guidelines from 14 days to 7-10, but is that helpful?

The recommended quarantine time for close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case is being reduced by up to a week in the United States, but while some of Canada's health experts say a similar approach could be useful here, others aren't so sure. The U.
Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urges

Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urges

Don’t travel over the upcoming holidays. But if you must, consider getting coronavirus tests before and after, U.S. health officials urged Wednesday.
All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special

All Mariah Carey wants is you to enjoy her Christmas special

NEW YORK — Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrating her dinner menu. “I do my father’s linguini with white clam sauce every Christmas Eve,” says the legendary songstress.

Professional wrestling legend Pat Patterson of Montreal dies at 79

Pro wrestling trailblazer Pat Patterson has died at the age of 79. WWE announced the passing of the Hall of Famer on Wednesday morning.

Review: A brilliant turn from Aubrey Plaza in ‘Black Bear’

’Tis the season of great Aubrey Plaza performances, apparently.
New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes

New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.