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  • Music firms sue to keep hit songs off fitness streaming app

    ATLANTA - Some of the nation's largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars.
  • Flu can be fatal for healthy kids and young adults, though rare: experts

    TORONTO - When most people think about deaths from influenza, elderly patients with underlying health conditions are likely the first to come to mind. But the complications of flu can also be fatal on rare occasions in children and young adults, even those who are otherwise healthy.
  • Chanel's garden delights as Givenchy designer debuts couture

    PARIS - Rose scents mingled with celebrities such as Marion Cotillard, Sofia Coppola and Rita Ora at Chanel on Tuesday as showman Karl Lagerfeld recreated a verdant garden to showcase his bucolic couture designs. Elsewhere in Paris, Givenchy's new designer unveiled her highly anticipated couture debut.
  • Love and hot sauce: New Orleans revives 1894 Tabasco opera

    NEW ORLEANS - Love, hate and hot sauce are themes of a 19th century comic opera being produced this week as a kickoff to New Orleans' 300th anniversary. It's also the 150th anniversary for Tabasco sauce and the New Orleans Opera's 75th.
  • Apple poised to expand into speaker market with HomePod

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is finally ready to launch its attempt to compete with the internet-connected speakers made by Amazon and Google with the release of its long-awaited HomePod.
  • 'Memory books' can help older loved ones recall their past

    Family photo albums can help jog an elderly friend or relative's memories, but consider taking the photo book idea one step further: Create a "memory book" that combines personal photos with brief family stories and historical information.
  • Rain gutters cause many home drainage problems

    The person who coined the phrase "saving for a rainy day" must have been a property owner with home drainage problems.
  • A fantastic Super Bowl party that's ... plant-based?

    Super Bowl spreads tend to be pretty meaty. They might be anchored by a big bowl of beef chili, some sloppy joes or burgers — or just a big order of pepperoni pizzas.
  • National program to help keep COPD patients out of hospital being expanded

    TORONTO - At age 69, Chris Burden is still working 60-hour weeks as a bailiff and process server, a job that takes him all over New Brunswick and has given rise to his self-styled moniker of "road runner."
  • Sewage spill shuts beaches along California's Central Coast

    MONTEREY, Calif. - Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean on California's Central Coast after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm, an official said Monday, forcing several popular beaches to close.

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