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12 pianists in final stage of prestigious Chopin competition

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Twelve pianists from around the world have been admitted to play in the final stage of the 18th edition of the prestigious Frederic Chopin piano competition, reputed for launching world careers for its finalists.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died

Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95.
Kourtney Kardashian, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker engaged

Kourtney Kardashian, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day at the beach turned into a proposal for Kourtney Kardashian, who is now engaged to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Kardashian posted two photos on Instagram of the proposal with the caption “forever.
China's economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

China's economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth is sinking under pressure from a construction slowdown and power shortages, prompting warnings about a possible shock to its trading partners and global financial markets.

Ronnie Tutt, drummer for Elvis and other stars, dies at 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ronnie Tutt, a legendary drummer who spent years playing alongside Elvis Presley and teamed up with other superstars ranging from Johnny Cash to Stevie Nicks, has died. He was 83.

Company set to build wastewater treatment plant decries contract cancellation

A company formerly contracted to build a wastewater treatment plant in North Vancouver, B.C., calls the deal's cancellation "regrettable, unnecessary," and against the community's interests.
Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

Celebrities join Prince William for Earthshot Prize award

LONDON (AP) — Celebrities joined Prince William in London on Sunday for the inaugural awards ceremony of his Earthshot Prize, an ambitious environmental program that aims to find new ideas and technologies around the world to tackle climate change an
‘Halloween Kills’ carves out $50.4 million at box office

‘Halloween Kills’ carves out $50.4 million at box office

“Halloween Kills” may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. The David Gordon Green-directed horror scared up $50.
Anger, abuse and racism: Restaurant workers struggle to enforce vaccine mandates

Anger, abuse and racism: Restaurant workers struggle to enforce vaccine mandates

HALIFAX — When a proof-of-vaccine policy was announced, Juliana Murphy knew it would be another burden she'd face at work.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: September housing starts: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is set to release housing starts figures for September on Monday.