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Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

Review: Austen-era schemes, dreams fill 'Mr. Malcolm's List'

“It is a truth universally acknowledged,” goes one of the more famous opening lines in English literature, “that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” That’s Jane Austen, beginning her 1813 “Pride and Prejudice.
Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90.
Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's lack of French

Quebec group goes to court over Gov. Gen. Mary Simon's lack of French

MONTREAL — A group of Quebecers is going to court to argue that Mary Simon's appointment as governor general should be invalidated because she isn't fluent in French.
Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives.
Like ‘Bridgerton’? Wait till you catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’

Like ‘Bridgerton’? Wait till you catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’

Years before “Bridgerton” and the Regency-era fashion moment it helped inspire, director Emma Holly Jones was dreaming of an early 19th century romantic comedy with a diverse cast.
Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Metro Phoenix's Maricopa County had among the biggest population growth in white, Black, American Indian and Hispanic residents last year, as well as the biggest increase overall of any U.S. county.
All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend.
Omicron cousin BA.5 predicted to cause nearly 70% of COVID-19 cases by Canada Day

Omicron cousin BA.5 predicted to cause nearly 70% of COVID-19 cases by Canada Day

Researchers examining the threat of emerging COVID-19 strains predict Omicron BA.5 will account for nearly 70 per cent of cases by Canada Day.
Review: Imagine Dragons offer light at the end of the tunnel

Review: Imagine Dragons offer light at the end of the tunnel

“Mercury — Act 2,” Imagine Dragons (Interscope) If you were hiding under your bed after listening to the last album by Imagine Dragons, it's time to come out. The second volume of “Mercury” is upbeat, often Caribbean-spiced and throbbing.
'Permanent bone loss': Calgary study finds astronauts suffer on return to Earth

'Permanent bone loss': Calgary study finds astronauts suffer on return to Earth

CALGARY — The experience may be out-of-this-world but research indicates those who travel to outer space suffer from increased bone loss.