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  • Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

    HONOLULU (AP) — Go out for a night on the town in some U.S. cities and you might find yourself waiting while someone at the door of the restaurant or theater closely inspects your vaccination card and checks it against your photo ID. Or, conversely, you might be waved right through just by flashing your card.
  • Industry welcomes Canada's lifting of global advisory against non-essential travel

    CALGARY - The travel industry is welcoming what it calls the federal government's "long overdue" move to lift a global advisory asking Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside the country.
  • Florida fines key county $3.5 million for mandating vaccines

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has issued its first fine to a county it says violated a new state law banning coronavirus vaccine mandates and for firing 14 workers who failed to get the shots.
  • Reaching pre-pandemic levels, 'Venom' debuts with $90.1M

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pandemic moviegoing is finally starting to look like pre-pandemic moviegoing. Sony Pictures' Marvel sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” blew away expectations to debut with $90.1 million in ticket sales, making it easily the best opening of the pandemic, according to studio estimates Sunday.
  • ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ opens 2nd to ‘Shang-Chi’ at box office

    “Dear Evan Hansen” may have been a hit on Broadway, but the filmed adaptation of the Tony-winning show is off to a slow start at the box office in its first weekend in theaters. The Universal musical that’s playing exclusively in theaters grossed an estimated $7.5 million from 3,364 locations, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
  • CREA lowers home sales forecast, but nudges average price higher

    Tight supply conditions and increasing home prices pushed the Canadian Real Estate Association to forecast the country will wrap the year with fewer home sales than it previously predicted.
  • 'Shang-Chi' tops box office again with $35.8 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” stayed on top at the box office, collecting $35.8 million in ticket sales in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
  • Feds ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals

    WASHINGTON - The federal government welcomed fully vaccinated foreign nationals back to Canadian soil Tuesday as frustrated families on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border urged Congress to find out why the White House isn't following their lead.
  • Weather slows California wildfire, but flames keep moving

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Favorable weather helped firefighters trying to save communities on the south end of Lake Tahoe from an approaching wildfire, but officials warned Wednesday that stiff winds and dry conditions mean that homes in the California-Nevada alpine region are still in danger.
  • ‘Candyman’ slashes way toward No. 1 box office spot

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Candyman” hooked the top spot at the North American box office.

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