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  • Law to shield businesses that spread COVID-19 could benefit insurers, limit consumers

    TORONTO - A new bill in Ontario could make it harder for consumers to sue a business that was involved in the transmission of COVID-19, lawyers say.
  • Big city, big worry: Pressure mounting to close NYC schools

    NEW YORK - Calls to close the nation's biggest public school system grew Friday in a subdued New York City, where the coronavirus has already turned the lights out on Broadway and shuttered big gathering spots from art museums to Carnegie Hall.
  • LA joins other big cities in legalizing street vending

    LOS ANGELES - It was his 63rd birthday but instead of staying home to celebrate Wednesday, Andres Garcia got in his truck and drove 25 miles to Los Angeles City Hall to see the little sidewalk vending business he's run for 15 years finally become legal.
  • Trans Mountain controversy follows Trudeau to London

    LONDON - One of Justin Trudeau's largest domestic political problems followed him to London on Wednesday, as environmental activists greeted the prime minister with calls to kill the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
  • Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

    TORONTO - Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:
  • Tents considered blessing for homeless in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO - Christine Wade found a haven in the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot.
  • Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast

    SEATTLE - In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighbourhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and mounds of waste from the underbrush.
  • Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas - The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her.
  • Residents nervously watch Americas' oldest city gentrifying

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Latin America's oldest colonial city is aiming for a rebound, pouring tens of millions of dollars into repairing streets, cleaning up trash, installing streetlights and renovating centuries-old buildings in hopes of getting more of the Dominican Republic's 5 million tourists a year to spend less time at the beach and more in the capital's long-neglected historic centre.
  • Colorado warms to pot clubs despite federal uncertainty

    DENVER - At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.

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