Larry Neumeister The Associated Press NEW YORK–The conviction of a prominent Hong Kong businessman for paying bribes to the presidents of Chad and Uganda in a United Nations-linked conspiracy was upheld Tuesday by an appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled in the case of […]

David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK–One of television’s hottest shows is also among its oldest. It’s not the first time that’s been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. In the frenzied news year of 2020, however, the success is a tribute to both durability and adaptability. CBS’ […]

The Canadian Press WINNIPEG–Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been arrested in Winnipeg. Court records show Nygard was arrested under the Extradition Act and is to appear in a Winnipeg courtroom this afternoon. The designer is facing a class-action lawsuit in the United States alleging the sexual assault of dozens […]

Andrew Dalton The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif.–A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a lawsuit filed by the Michael Jackson estate over an HBO documentary about two of the late pop star’s sex abuse accusers can go forward in private arbitration. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

Jonathan Landrum Jr. The Associated Press LOS ANGELES–This year’s inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of colour as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman film. The Library […]

Kristin M. Hall The Associated Press NASHVILLE – Musician and actor Kevin Bacon is bringing live music back to venues that have been shuttered this year with an all-star concert TV special. Bacon is the co-host and an executive producer for “Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make […]

Natali Trivuncic Staff Writer The government of Canada has released its Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19: Fall Economic Statement 2020. The plan lists provisions laid out by the federal government to help Canada restart its economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is said to continue ‘protecting […]

Natali Trivuncic Staff writer On Dec. 4, Ernie Hardman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced the provinces Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act. The legislation went into effect on Dec.5. The purpose of the legislation is to prohibit trespassing on farms and other properties on which […]

  Christopher Nolan, one of Warner Bros.’ most important filmmakers, has come out strongly against the company’s decision to debut its films on HBO Max and in theatres in 2021. The “Tenet” filmmaker told The Associated Press Monday that it’s not a good business decision and criticized how the company […]

The Associated Press NEW YORK–Bob Dylan’s entire catalogue of songs, one of the great treasures in music history, has been acquired by Universal Music Publishing Group for an undisclosed sum. The catalogue includes such modern standards as “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” […]

James McCarten The Canadian Press WASHINGTON, D.C. – Critics of Canada’s most controversial cross-border pipeline projects aren’t taking their demise for granted under president-elect Joe Biden. A new report from the U.S.-based Rainforest Action Network says two of them – Keystone XL and Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline – are being […]