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Stress builds as deadline to vacate some Halifax homeless encampments inches closer

Stress builds as deadline to vacate some Halifax homeless encampments inches closer

HALIFAX — With Halifax’s deadline for residents to leave five homeless encampments just one week away, stress among unhoused people is growing and a volunteer at a downtown encampment said he’s losing hope they will find adequate housing in time.
Montreal duo Chromeo says music industry has been failing their funk heroes

Montreal duo Chromeo says music industry has been failing their funk heroes

TORONTO — Two decades into their mission to funk up the world, Chromeo says they've still got lots of juice left in their tank.
Strike at the Eiffel Tower closes one of the world's most popular monuments to visitors

Strike at the Eiffel Tower closes one of the world's most popular monuments to visitors

PARIS (AP) — Visitors to the Eiffel Tower were turned away on Monday because of a strike over poor financial management at one of the world’s most-visited sites.
'Soaring' over hills or 'playing' with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality

'Soaring' over hills or 'playing' with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Retired Army Col. Farrell Patrick taught computer science at West Point during the 1970s and then at two private universities through the 1990s, so he isn't surprised by the progress technology has made over the decades.
Kate Ashford: Retirement spending is a U-shaped curve. Here’s how to maximize it

Kate Ashford: Retirement spending is a U-shaped curve. Here’s how to maximize it

Financial planners talk about three phases in retirement: the go-go years, the slow-go years and the no-go years. Expenses tend to be highest at the beginning and end of retirement — creating a U-shape.
AP wins the best-documentary prize at the BAFTA awards for Ukraine film '20 Days in Mariupol'

AP wins the best-documentary prize at the BAFTA awards for Ukraine film '20 Days in Mariupol'

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press won the best documentary prize at the British Academy Film Awards for Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” produced with PBS’ “Frontline.
Some video game actors are letting AI clone their voices. They just don't want it to replace them

Some video game actors are letting AI clone their voices. They just don't want it to replace them

If you are battling a video game goblin who speaks with a Cockney accent, or asking a gruff Scottish blacksmith to forge a virtual sword, you might be hearing the voice of actor Andy Magee. Except it's not quite Magee's voice.
'Oppenheimer' wins 7 prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards

'Oppenheimer' wins 7 prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards

LONDON (AP) — Atom bomb epic “Oppenheimer” won seven prizes, including best picture, director and actor , at the 77th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, cementing its front-runner status for the Oscars next month.
Racism and cultural beliefs can affect organ donations in some communities: doctors

Racism and cultural beliefs can affect organ donations in some communities: doctors

VANCOUVER — A kidney-shaped cake will likely be on the menufor Reema Garcha and her family as they celebrate the six-year anniversary of her kidney donation to her older sister. That's been the traditional dessert to mark Feb.
Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names

Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samantha Sumiko Pinedo and her grandparents file into a dimly lit enclosure at the Japanese American National Museum and approach a massive book splayed open to reveal columns of names.
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