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  • Ford's big bet: Fans of F-150 pickup will embrace electric

    PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks much like its wildly popular gas-powered version. Yet the resemblance is deceiving. With its new battery-powered truck, Ford is making a costly bet that buyers will embrace a vehicle that would help transform how the world drives.
  • RIGHT AT HOME: Space-themed decor brings the heavens indoors

    It was a tough year here on Earth, but 2020 was a bright spot for space exploration. SpaceX sent its futuristic Starship to new heights, three countries launched Mars missions, and robots grabbed debris from the moon and an asteroid.
  • Virus still throwing theme park attendance for a loop

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Theme park operators who spent months installing hand sanitizing stations, figuring out how to disinfect roller coasters seats and checking the temperatures of guests at their gates so they'd come back in the midst of the pandemic are finding many reluctant to return.
  • Daycares find unique ways to teach physical distancing to young kids

    Daycare centres are reopening after months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they're trying to find creative ways to help children better understand physical distancing.
  • Care-free days at theme parks giving way to virus safeguards

    TOLEDO, Ohio - Hugs from Mickey Mouse are out at Walt Disney World. So is bunching up at Six Flags to snag a front-seat roller coaster ride. But the season won't be completely lost for thrill-seekers.
  • Bold decor, and you still get the security deposit back

    Noelle Daumeyer and her roommates knew they needed a big, bold art piece to decorate the bland, white walls in the living room of their rented apartment, but they also worried about damaging the paint.
  • RIGHT AT HOME: Ceilings with something to say

    The ceiling — sometimes referred to as a room’s fifth wall — often gets short shrift in decorating schemes. Walls and furnishings take centre stage while the acreage overhead receives a coat of neutral white paint, with perhaps a snazzy ceiling fixture.
  • Kid ride-ons explode with cars, tractors, monster trucks

    NEW YORK - Mercedes or Mustang? John Deere or Jeep? Electric ride-ons for kids are busting out all over this holiday season.
  • Hockey sticks left on porches in tribute to Humboldt Broncos crash victims

    Social media users are reaching out to the Saskatchewan town of Humboldt, sharing photos of hockey sticks left on front porches to pay tribute to the 15 lives lost after a bus carrying the Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi truck.
  • How to find hidden cancers? Doctors try glowing dyes

    PHILADELPHIA - It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumour — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient's chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung.

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