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WHO: COVID deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising

WHO: COVID deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising

GENEVA (AP) — The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according to the World Health Organization. In its weekly report on the pandemic released Thursday, the U.N.

ATS Automation Tooling Systems reports Q4 profit and revenue up

CAMBRIDGE, ONT. — ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. reported a quarterly profit of $39.9 million, up from $23.8 million a year earlier, as its revenue rose 50 per cent.
Five reasons Quebec's language law reform is stirring controversy

Five reasons Quebec's language law reform is stirring controversy

MONTREAL — A protest against Quebec's proposed overhaul of its language law drew a large crowd in Montreal on Saturday.
Tom Cruise and 'Top Gun: Maverick' touch down in Cannes

Tom Cruise and 'Top Gun: Maverick' touch down in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival , walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d'Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over th
US case of monkeypox reported in Massachusetts man

US case of monkeypox reported in Massachusetts man

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.
Asian shares track Wall Street's inflation-fueled retreat

Asian shares track Wall Street's inflation-fueled retreat

TOKYO (AP) — Shares dropped sharply in Asia on Thursday after a broad retreat on Wall Street triggered by dismal results from major retailer Target that renewed worries over the impact of high inflation.
Interrogation, uncertainty for surrendering Mariupol troops

Interrogation, uncertainty for surrendering Mariupol troops

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Nearly 1,000 last-ditch Ukrainian fighters who had held out inside Mariupol's pulverized steel plant have surrendered, Russia said Wednesday, as the battle that turned the city into a worldwide symbol of defiance and suffering dr
S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

SEOUL (AP) — For many South Koreans, the former presidential palace in Seoul was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark. That's now changed as thousands have been allowed a look inside for the first time in 74 years.
Moms seeking formula tire of those who say, just breastfeed

Moms seeking formula tire of those who say, just breastfeed

As Morgan Fabry drives around Chicago looking for baby formula that is in short supply, she can’t help but be bothered by comments from people who don’t understand why she can’t breastfeed.
Jill Biden, Selena Gomez lead talk on youth mental health

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez lead talk on youth mental health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health.