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Simon Cowell injures back while testing electric bicycle

Simon Cowell injures back while testing electric bicycle

MALIBU, Calif. — Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul.
US kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science

US kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science

In a comfy suburb just outside Nashville, a young family swabs their noses twice a month in a DIY study seeking answers to some of the most vexing questions about the coronavirus. How many U.S.
Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation

Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical.
Quebec festivals organizers look to innovate as restrictions loosened

Quebec festivals organizers look to innovate as restrictions loosened

Montreal has been having its quietest summer in recent memory, as COVID-19 put an end to a world-renowned festival circuit celebrating everything from jazz to circus arts.

Public Health Agency of Canada says more illnesses linked to U.S.-grown onions

The Public Health Agency of Canada says there are now 239 confirmed cases of illness in the country linked to a recall of U.S.-grown onions over Salmonella contamination.
4 US deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitizers

4 US deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitizers

NEW YORK — Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can help stop the coronavirus from spreading, but drinking the products turned out to be deadly for four people in two states.
COVID-19 hits Newfoundland set of TV show 'Hudson & Rex'

COVID-19 hits Newfoundland set of TV show 'Hudson & Rex'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The canine-cop TV series "Hudson & Rex" has been hit by COVID-19, forcing it to shut down production for at least a day.
Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic.
'Do our lives count for less?': COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

'Do our lives count for less?': COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

Karyn Keith says she isn't asking for much. All she wants is the same support she'd receive if she was out of a job because of the pandemic, rather than unable to work because of her disabilities. The 44-year-old mother in Brampton, Ont.
'Do our lives count for less?': COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

'Do our lives count for less?': COVID-19 exposes cracks in disability aid

Karyn Keith says she isn't asking for much. All she wants is the same support she'd receive if she was out of a job because of the pandemic, rather than unable to work because of her disabilities. The 44-year-old mother in Brampton, Ont.