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  • Crime thrillers and cannabis cooking competition among April streaming picks

    With Canadians spending most of their time indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's fortunate that streaming services were already ramping up a busy month of programming for April.
  • Virus: Elton John-led concert raises $8M; Rihanna ups aid

    From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to cancelling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions.
  • ABC's Karl calls Rubio's tweet on media outrageous, hurtful

    NEW YORK - The president of the White House Correspondents' Association on Monday called on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to apologize for a tweet saying some media members “can't contain their delight” at reports of Americans getting the coronavirus.
  • 'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

    CONCORD, N.H. - Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85.
  • Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday.
  • Tenor Placido Domingo feels 'fine' after coronavirus

    MEXICO CITY - Tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is resting at home after catching the new coronavirus.
  • Florida sheriff wants new leads following Netflix series

    TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida sheriff is asking for new leads in the disappearance of the former husband of a big cat sanctuary owner featured in the new Netflix series “Tiger King.”
  • Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

    LONDON - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to — well, it’s unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons, global influencers?
  • How a chance reunion led to Nipsey Hussle’s death

    LOS ANGELES - Ermias Asghedom and Eric Holder both grew up in the same Los Angeles neighbourhood, were both part of the gang known as the Rollin' 60s, and were both aspiring rappers. Asghedom, who went by the name Nipsey Hussle, would go on to become a hip-hop star, neighbourhood legend and local hero. Holder's music never caught on. He went by the name Fly Mac, but everyone in his neighbourhood knew him by his nickname, a profane moniker for excrement. On March 31, 2019, after Hussle calmly told Holder he was gaining a reputation as a “snitch,” the 29-year-old Holder shot and killed the 33-year-old Hussle, according to police, prosecutors and witnesses. Holder has pleaded not guilty.
  • Grand Theatre postpones $8 million renovation, puts most staff on 'emergency leave'

    LONDON, Ont. - The Grand Theatre in London, Ont., is postponing a planned $8-million renovation because of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

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