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Queen thankful for 'support, kindness' after Philip's death

Queen thankful for 'support, kindness' after Philip's death

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the “support and kindness” shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.

Arkansas to honour country legend Johnny Cash with holiday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Man in Black is about to get his own day in Arkansas. The Arkansas House on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that would make Feb. 26 “Johnny Cash Day," voting 92-0 to send the measure to Gov.
A 'Romeo and Juliet' movie that celebrates theatrical roots

A 'Romeo and Juliet' movie that celebrates theatrical roots

NEW YORK — The cast appears at first chatting amiably as they enter a theatre . They're in street clothes — hoodies, sneakers and backpacks. They seem blissfully unaware that not all will survive the next hour or so.
Bad news overload: pandemic blurs line between informing public and feeding anxiety

Bad news overload: pandemic blurs line between informing public and feeding anxiety

TORONTO, S.D. — Scrolling through social media for COVID-19 updates has become a precarious activity for some Canadians, with news of the worsening pandemic becoming harder to escape.
Germany vows to boost cycling as part of climate effort

Germany vows to boost cycling as part of climate effort

BERLIN — Germany, home to the Autobahn and a powerful motor industry, wants its citizens to spend less time driving and more time cycling to help save the planet.
Grocery and drugstore retailer Metro reports Q2 profit and sales up from year ago

Grocery and drugstore retailer Metro reports Q2 profit and sales up from year ago

MONTREAL — Metro Inc. reported a bump in profits and sales during its second quarter as renewed lockdowns and curfews continued the pandemic's home cooking trend.

A farmer to chefs reveals his deep vegetable knowledge

NEW YORK — Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about the beet leaves. The Ohio-based farmer had planted too many beets and the surplus was dumped in a pile in a cooler.
Spain: Parted couple overcome pain of pandemic through glass

Spain: Parted couple overcome pain of pandemic through glass

BARCELONA, Spain — Since the coronavirus pandemic struck Spain, a glass pane has separated Xavier Antó and Carmen Panzano for the first prolonged period of the couple’s 65-year marriage.
NatGeo's ‘Secrets of the Whales’ surfaces little-known facts

NatGeo's ‘Secrets of the Whales’ surfaces little-known facts

NEW YORK — When a killer whale slowly circled back toward wildlife photographer Brian Skerry in the middle of the ocean after discarding the giant sting ray it was devouring, panic is not what came to mind: “Part of my brain is thinking, ‘I can’t bel

Updated field guides, other titles lure readers outdoors

The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts. We’re not talking about screens, which we’ve all been glued to during the pandemic.