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Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics website

Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics website

LOS ANGELES — Chris Evans became the most politically prickly “Avenger” a few years back with withering tweets about President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters.
Stephenie Meyer says more 'Twilight' books are planned

Stephenie Meyer says more 'Twilight' books are planned

NEW YORK — There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight Saga.” Meyer is planning at least two more books in her mega-selling vampire series, she said during a recent promotional event.
Artist creates origami crane memorial for COVID-19 victims

Artist creates origami crane memorial for COVID-19 victims

An artist in Los Angeles is memorializing each of the thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States with a delicate origami crane.
Review: A new voice from Texas rips it but tests the censors

Review: A new voice from Texas rips it but tests the censors

Kolby Cooper, “Vol. 2" (Combustion Music) Kolby Cooper could add a fresh voice to country radio — if he could only get past the censors.

CBC 'timely' fall podcasts include 'Seat at the Table,' 'Party Lines'

TORONTO — The CBC has announced what it calls a "smart, timely and relevant" mix of podcasts for the fall, starting with a new season of "Seat at the Table," focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Nova Scotia family battles for control over resort in new CBC drama 'Feudal'

Nova Scotia family battles for control over resort in new CBC drama 'Feudal'

TORONTO — A Nova Scotia-set series described as "an epic tale of lust, legacy and lobster" is bound for the CBC. The public broadcaster says production is underway in the province on "Feudal," which will debut on CBC next year.
Zach Williams, for King & Country, Kanye West get Dove nods

Zach Williams, for King & Country, Kanye West get Dove nods

NASHVILLE — Christian artists Zach Williams and for King & Country are the leading artist nominees at this year’s Dove Awards, while rapper Kanye West and singer Gloria Gaynor earned their first ever nominations.

Bette Midler writes kids' book about Central Park duck

NEW YORK — Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story. Midler's picture book “The Tale of the Mandarin Duck” will be published Feb. 16, Random House Books for Young Readers announced Thursday.
VIRUS DIARY: Have toilet seat, will travel

VIRUS DIARY: Have toilet seat, will travel

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — People said we were crazy. We said we’d be careful. Maybe so, my doctor-uncle warned, but it would only take one moment of carelessness to get infected — one time finding ourselves too close to unmasked people.
Supreme Court won't review disclosure ruling in case of alleged defamation

Supreme Court won't review disclosure ruling in case of alleged defamation

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not review a judge's decision to grant author Steven Galloway access to emails between a woman who accused him of sexual assault and staff at the University of British Columbia.