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Mediterranean diet or not, eating seasonally can be good for you

Mediterranean diet or not, eating seasonally can be good for you

As peak summer approaches in Sicily, Anna Fiannaca prefers the peppers, eggplants and zucchini her brothers grow over the packaged food in the supermarket. The 89-year-old cooks everything from scratch and eats mostly vegetarian.
In 'Janet Planet,' playwright Annie Baker explores a new dramatic world

In 'Janet Planet,' playwright Annie Baker explores a new dramatic world

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker has been hailed as one of the preeminent voices of her generation, but the movies have long lingered in her mind and in her work.
Toronto transit workers vote in favour of ratifying new contract with TTC

Toronto transit workers vote in favour of ratifying new contract with TTC

TORONTO — Members of the union representing nearly 12,000 public transit workers in Toronto have voted to ratify their new contract.
Ontario's open single-game sports-betting industry continues to thrive.

Ontario's open single-game sports-betting industry continues to thrive.

TORONTO — Ontario's single-game sports betting industry is on a winning streak. On Wednesday, iGaming Ontario (iGO) released a report that states the industry contributed $2.7 billion to Ontario's gross domestic product in 2023.
Neighbourly Pharmacy acquires six pharmacies across Canada

Neighbourly Pharmacy acquires six pharmacies across Canada

TORONTO — Neighbourly Pharmacy Inc. says it has acquired six pharmacies across Canada. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately available.
EU criticizes France for excessive debt, putting pressure on Macron during election campaign

EU criticizes France for excessive debt, putting pressure on Macron during election campaign

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm on Wednesday criticized France for running up excessive debt, a stinging rebuke at the height of an election campaign where President Emmanuel Macron is facing a strong challenge from the extreme rig
Caitlin Clark and the WNBA are getting a lot of attention. It's about far more than basketball

Caitlin Clark and the WNBA are getting a lot of attention. It's about far more than basketball

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, you thought going to a WNBA basketball game might be an escape from the arguments and polarization that are so common in American life these days? Ha, good one.
Reporterbot in space: Game developer uses journalism background as inspiration

Reporterbot in space: Game developer uses journalism background as inspiration

EDMONTON — Journalism isn't the most glamorous job. It can be thankless work and involve shoddy coffee-shop Wi-Fi, makeshift lunches low in nutritional value and long stretches of sedentariness.
Quavo hosts summit against gun violence featuring VP Kamala Harris on late rapper Takeoff's birthday

Quavo hosts summit against gun violence featuring VP Kamala Harris on late rapper Takeoff's birthday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Migos rapper Quavo's quest to transform his nephew Takeoff's tragic shooting into a force for change convened with a summit against gun violence on what would have been the late rapper’s 30th birthday.
Japan's 'beat poet' Kazuko Shiraishi, pioneer of modern performance poetry, dies at 93

Japan's 'beat poet' Kazuko Shiraishi, pioneer of modern performance poetry, dies at 93

TOKYO (AP) — Kazuko Shiraishi, a leading name in modern Japanese “beat” poetry , known for her dramatic readings, at times with jazz music, has died. She was 93.