THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT – The U.S. government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating after getting 11 fire complaints involving the 2013 through 2018 model years. The RAV4 is the top-selling vehicle in […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TUCSON, Ariz. – It is now illegal in Tucson, Arizona, to enforce dress code or grooming policies that discriminate against hair texture and hairstyles in the workplace and public schools, officials said. The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to adopt the Create a Respectful and Open World […]

By Jacob CardinalLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter (ANNews) – Nagamo Publishing is the world’s first Indigenous-created production music library. It’s a joint project between broadcasting network APTN and Bedtracks, a Toronto-based music house. The music is created native drummery Indigenous composers and/or musicians and can be licensed out across film, TV, […]

THE CANADIAN PRESS A dairy producers’ lobbying group is asking farmers to consider alternatives to palm supplements in livestock feed pending the results of an investigation launched in response to consumers’ concerns about perceived changes to the consistency of butter. The Dairy Farmers of Canada says academics and industry experts […]

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU – Affordable housing guidelines set by a Hawaii state agency could rate two-bedroom homes costing $1 million as affordable for some households eligible for government-subsidized housing. The guidelines established by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. were aimed at helping developers produce affordable housing, the […]

SILVER SPRING, Md. – After a wild week in which Bitcoin soared to new heights, Bitcoin crossed the $50,000 mark early Tuesday. Bitcoin rallied throughout the as more companies signalled the volatile digital currency could eventually gain widespread acceptance as a means of payment for goods and services. Bitcoin has […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO – Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce plans today to reopen the province following its state of emergency. A senior government source who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter says Ford will announce that the state of emergency declared last month […]

The Canadian Press MONTREAL–Air Canada says it will pause all operations of its Rouge aircraft indefinitely and lay off 80 employees starting Feb. 8. The airline’s announcement comes as Canadian airlines suspend all flights to Mexico and the Caribbean at the request of the federal government. The company says its […]

Geoff Mulvihill The Associated Press The global consulting firm McKinsey & Company agreed to pay nearly $600 million for its role in advising businesses on how to sell more prescription opioid painkillers amid a nationwide overdose crisis. “We deeply regret that we did not adequately acknowledge the tragic consequences of […]