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Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems

Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems

NEW YORK (AP) — In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, Amazon, PayPal and other tech giants to reveal how their proprietary payment networks function.

Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children's book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died.
'Her life became art': Martha Henry remembered for devotion to the stage

'Her life became art': Martha Henry remembered for devotion to the stage

STRATFORD, ONT. — Martha Henry, considered one of the greats of the Canadian stage, lived and breathed theatre up until her dying days.
Consistent communication needed for kids COVID-19 vaccine rollout: experts

Consistent communication needed for kids COVID-19 vaccine rollout: experts

Kelly Grindrod remembers the confusion pharmacists felt last spring as Canada's COVID-19 vaccine policy changed rapidly throughout the rollout, sometimes with little warning.

Police charge driver they say was playing flute at the wheel

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO — Police in Burlington, Ont., say they have charged a driver who was allegedly caught playing the flute at the wheel. Halton police say they pulled over the driver Wednesday as part of an enforcement effort for distracted driving.
In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

NEW YORK (AP) — Who was Jacques-Yves Cousteau, exactly? He was an oceanographer and explorer but held no scientific degree. He was an environmentalist whose voyages were nevertheless sometimes funded by oil companies seeking drilling sites.
In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

NEW YORK (AP) — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. No waves, no hellos.
Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Canadian winner of what is arguably the piano world’s most important competition says the coronavirus pandemic lockdown helped him concentrate on music, and now he'll have to try to retain the sense of inner peace he gained.
Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug said an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding about 200 unreleased songs and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash.
Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'

Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'

NEW YORK (AP) — Rosamund Pike, who stars in the Amazon Prime Video series based on Robert Jordan's “The Wheel of Time" books, also took on the epic task of narrating the audio edition of the late author's fantasy classic “The Eye of the World.