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Lawrence Block's memoir recalls a colorful writing career

Lawrence Block's memoir recalls a colorful writing career

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawrence Block has followed many paths during his long career. “With not a few dead end roads among them,” notes the mystery novelist.
UAE and Israel press ahead with ties after Gaza cease-fire

UAE and Israel press ahead with ties after Gaza cease-fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel's top diplomat to the United Arab Emirates attended a ceremony in Dubai on the grounds of the Arabian Peninsula's first permanent exhibition to commemorate the Holocaust.
Gap expands into home under new partnership with Walmart

Gap expands into home under new partnership with Walmart

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap will begin selling a new home goods line exclusively through Walmart's website next month under a multiyear partnership.
4 tips for small-business owners paying down pandemic debt

4 tips for small-business owners paying down pandemic debt

After more than a year of navigating lockdowns, mandates and COVID-19 protocols, small-business owners are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. But the debt many needed to take on to weather the pandemic still casts an ominous shadow.
Champions League prize money grows as UEFA sales rise 8%

Champions League prize money grows as UEFA sales rise 8%

MADRID (AP) — Champions League teams will get more prize money for the next three years from a near 8% rise in total revenue to 3.5 billion euros ($4.27 billion) from broadcast and sponsor sales tied to UEFA’s three club competitions.
Pope kisses Auschwitz survivor's tattoo

Pope kisses Auschwitz survivor's tattoo

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has kissed the tattoo of an Auschwitz survivor during a general audience.
'Room' among live shows set to return as part of Grand Theatre's 2021-2022 slate

'Room' among live shows set to return as part of Grand Theatre's 2021-2022 slate

LONDON, Ont. — Curtains are set to rise on live performance at the Grand Theatre in southern Ontario as soon as this fall. The London venue announced its lineup for the 2021-2022 season Thursday.
Montreal patios are reopening but bar and restaurant owners say they lack staff

Montreal patios are reopening but bar and restaurant owners say they lack staff

MONTREAL — Karoline Gagnon worked as a bartender or bar manager for 25 years in Montreal and while she says she had often considered changing careers, the money and the freedom that lifestyle offered were too tempting.
Halifax trial of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine having trouble finding participants

Halifax trial of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine having trouble finding participants

HALIFAX — A Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine undergoing clinical trials in Halifax is having trouble recruiting enough participants as vaccination rates increase in Nova Scotia.

Rays play the Royals after Glasnow's strong outing

Kansas City Royals (23-24, third in the AL Central) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (31-20, first in the AL East) St. Petersburg, Florida; Thursday, 3:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (2-3, 4.00 ERA, 1.