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B.C. Court rejects WestJet's appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

B.C. Court rejects WestJet's appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed WestJet's efforts to overturn the certification of a class-action lawsuit on baggage fees.
Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trial

Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trial

NEW YORK (AP) — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels to pay employees at his debt-ridden law firm and to fund his personal expenses, a prosecutor told jurors as the once high-flying a
Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times.
FDA curbs use of antibody drugs sidelined by omicron

FDA curbs use of antibody drugs sidelined by omicron

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they are unlikely to work against the omicron variant that now accounts for nearly all U.S. infections, U.S. health regulators said Monday.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,571.30, down 50.09 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 88 cents, or 2.6 per cent, to $33.20 on 19.8 million shares.

Cruise ship wanted in US lawsuit remains in the Bahamas

MIAMI (AP) — Bahamian authorities say a cruise ship that was set to dock in Miami this weekend remained in the Bahamas on Monday, avoiding a U.S. judge’s order to seize the vessel.
Dior celebrates couture craft, as maskless Delevingne irks

Dior celebrates couture craft, as maskless Delevingne irks

PARIS (AP) — The atelier — the workshop of hands — took the Dior center stage on Monday for a refined show on the first day of Paris couture week, which aims to elevate the work of the house’s behind-the-scenes seamstresses.
Montreal's Chinatown, threatened by development, to be granted heritage status

Montreal's Chinatown, threatened by development, to be granted heritage status

MONTREAL — The shrinking heart of Montreal's Chinatown will be granted heritage status by the province to protect it from excessive development and gentrification, municipal and provincial officials announced Monday.
'Last Cuentista,' 'Unspeakable' win children's book awards

'Last Cuentista,' 'Unspeakable' win children's book awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Barba Higuera's “The Last Cuentista,” a post-apocalyptic tale of a young girl who must preserve the memory of Earth's history, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year's best children's book.
Biscuit World union effort rooted in West Virginia history

Biscuit World union effort rooted in West Virginia history

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — While making biscuits and meatloaf at a fast-food restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, 64-year-old Cynthia Nicholson often thinks back to her husband’s coal mining days in West Virginia.