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  • Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war.
  • 'It's unacceptable:' Drive-ins, movie theatres call for Ontario to ease restrictions

    TORONTO - The head of Ontario's largest drive-in theatre chain says the province's latest COVID-19 reopening plan threatens to send shockwaves through the Canadian film industry and put some exhibitors out of business.
  • Summer Cruisin': Car culture gets a new lease as cultural events turn to 'pod' life

    TORONTO - Hollywood flicks were always the main attraction at Bob Boyle's drive-in theatre on the outskirts of Brackley, P.E.I., but shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, a nearby high school made an unusual request.
  • Cinemas across U.S. close for pandemic

    NEW YORK - U.S. movie theatres nationwide are preparing to shut down after President Donald Trump announced new guidelines urging against gatherings of more than 10 people because of the coronavirus pandemic. With big screens across the country going dark, Hollywood moved to rush some new releases onto home entertainment platforms.
  • Feds restrict global flights to fewer airports following Trump Europe ban

    The federal Liberal government imposed its own limits on incoming flights from overseas Friday — nothing as severe as Donald Trump's ban on foreign nationals arriving from Europe, but enough to signal to the United States that it need not erect a viral firewall along the Canada-U.S. border.
  • Event organizers weigh 'difficult' decisions to continue amid COVID-19 fears

    TORONTO - The Metro Toronto Convention Centre should have been bustling Wednesday with guests at a two-day retail, marketing and technology conference, but the event's plans changed with news that a Sudbury man who visited the venue last week had contracted a novel form of coronavirus.
  • Independent theatres accuse Cineplex of anti-competitive behaviour

    TORONTO - Independent cinemas across Canada say they are being kept from screening top films like "Parasite" and "Hustlers" as they're released — and they claim theatre giant Cineplex Inc. is to blame.
  • Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

    NEW YORK - One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change channels.
  • Some pot strains sell out on Day 1 in B.C., government says that was expected

    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Consumers in British Columbia wanting to legally buy recreational marijuana for the first time on Wednesday were most likely to use the province's online sales system, which Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says passed one significant hurdle in the early going.
  • Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years

    NEW YORK - They are business survivors — owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money.

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