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Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

Dutch police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in 2 cities

URK, Netherlands — Rioters set fires in the centre of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven and pelted police with rocks Sunday at a banned demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures, while officers responded with tear gas and water cannons,
UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000

LONDON — Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen more than 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000.
Auction of estate of Southern author, journalist Julia Reed

Auction of estate of Southern author, journalist Julia Reed

NEW ORLEANS — The estate of a writer who chronicled Southern food and life will be auctioned next month to benefit a charity created to continue her philanthropy. Julia Reed was 59 when she died in August of cancer.

Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 and 102 more deaths related to the virus

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 2,417 new cases of COVID-19 today and 50 more deaths related to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 785 new cases in Toronto, 404 in Peel Region, 215 in York Region and 121 in Niagara.
Too many new pet owners, not enough vets make getting animal care a problem

Too many new pet owners, not enough vets make getting animal care a problem

CALGARY — Dr. Liz Ruelle says it was a difficult decision to close her veterinary practice to first-time patients after being swamped with requests by new pet owners who turned to animal companionship during the pandemic.
Canadians launch new careers, return to school as COVID-19 rages on

Canadians launch new careers, return to school as COVID-19 rages on

TORONTO — When COVID-19 swept across Canada last year, Andre Mazerolle's 25-year career in marketing ground to a halt as he was laid off from his job. Gutted, the Oshawa, Ont.
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: Business openings and closings Statistics Canada will release its monthly estimates of business openings and closures for October 2020 on Monday.

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century.
From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

NEW YORK — Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk in front of him.

Screenwriter Walter Bernstein dies at 101

NEW YORK — Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-Communist blacklist whose Oscar-nominated script for “The Front” drew upon his years of being unable to work under his own name, died Saturday. He was 101.