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  • Health Canada recalls new Toro snowblower over amputation hazard

    OTTAWA - A Toro snowblower has been recalled in Canada and the United States due to an amputation hazard.
  • Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

    HOUSTON - In car lines that can stretch half a mile (0.8 kilometres), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and other needy people receive staggering amounts of food distributed by the Houston Food Bank. On some days, the hundreds of sites supplied by the country's largest food bank collectively get 1 million pounds.
  • Canada's entertainment unions asking for EI support for workers during COVID-19

    TORONTO - Canada's screen industry is facing significant production shutdowns due to COVID-19, and the country's entertainment unions are calling on the federal government to help their affected workers.
  • 'Hobbs & Shaw' repeats at No. 1 against slew of newcomers

    LOS ANGELES - Audiences helped the "Fast & Furious" spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw" take another lap at No. 1 even with an onslaught of four new major releases this weekend. From family films to R-rated adult fare, moviegoers had their pick as studios tried to capitalize on the waning days of summer. But although August can be a great opportunity for non-superhero films, it's not a sure thing. And this weekend some, such as "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," fared better than others, like the Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish mob thriller "The Kitchen."
  • 'Shazam!' bests newcomers with $25.1M second weekend

    NEW YORK - A rush of newcomers couldn't shake "Shazam!" from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with $25.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
  • Border chaos forces truckers to wait hours, sometimes days

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are waiting in line for hours and sometimes days to get shipments to the United States.
  • 'Jurassic World 2' takes No. 1 again

    LOS ANGELES - The "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" dinosaurs ruled the box office for a second weekend in a row, but also left a little room for more modest newcomers like "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" and the basketball comedy "Uncle Drew" to over-perform in the crowded marketplace.
  • 7 weeks later, 'Jumanji' is no. 1 at box office

    NEW YORK - The heir to "Titanic" is ... "Jumanji: Welcome the Jungle"?
  • 'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave rousing speeches to the room of entertainment industry leaders.
  • 'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits

    LOS ANGELES - The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theatres.

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