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Review: PS5 is big and pricey, but boasts impressive speed and visual upgrades

Review: PS5 is big and pricey, but boasts impressive speed and visual upgrades

Seven years after the release of the highly successful PlayStation 4, Sony has fired its latest salvo in the war to capture the hearts and minds of big-spending video game enthusiasts. The PlayStation 5 launched Nov.
Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host

NEW YORK — “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.
Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

BRUSSELS — Please leave a chair empty at this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution, or face the possibility of having that chair empty forever.
CDC panel meets Tuesday to vote on COVID-19 vaccine priority

CDC panel meets Tuesday to vote on COVID-19 vaccine priority

ATLANTA — A panel of U.S. advisers will meet Tuesday to vote on how scarce, initial supplies of a COVID-19 vaccine will be given out once one has been approved. Experts have proposed giving the vaccine to health workers first.
News media lobby group asks MPs for rules to get compensation from Google, Facebook

News media lobby group asks MPs for rules to get compensation from Google, Facebook

OTTAWA — A lobby group for Canada's newspapers and magazines is asking MPs to enact new rules to help its members negotiate compensation from social-media giants that post content the traditional media produce.
Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

LOS ANGELES — With many small businesses struggling to hold on during the coronavirus pandemic, Issa Rae believes now is the time to support independent stores more than ever.
Bad Bunny caps week of awards and Grammy-noms with new album

Bad Bunny caps week of awards and Grammy-noms with new album

NEW YORK — Fans of Bad Bunny are used to expecting something different each time he releases new music.
Olympic champions Virtue, Moir and Tewksbury among 114 Order of Canada inductees

Olympic champions Virtue, Moir and Tewksbury among 114 Order of Canada inductees

OTTAWA — Champion ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community leaders named to the Order of Canada. Gov. Gen.
Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The announcement by the company was made in a U.S.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante releases graphic novel detailing political journey

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante releases graphic novel detailing political journey

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante can now add "author" to her resume with the publication of a graphic novel in which she recounts her entry into politics and takes subtle digs at the sexism she's encountered along the way.