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US files antitrust suit to stop major book publisher merger

US files antitrust suit to stop major book publisher merger

The Justice Department is suing to block a $2.2 billion book publishing deal that would have reshaped the industry, saying consolidation would hurt authors and, ultimately, readers.
Chanel shows two-tone cruise line to eclectic Dubai crowd

Chanel shows two-tone cruise line to eclectic Dubai crowd

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The iconic French label Chanel drew throngs of guests and some celebrities to view the brand's latest resort collection with a runway show in Dubai defined by stark two-tone pieces and an evening after-party Tuesday
Alberta introduces bill to upgrade thousands of kilometres of nature trails

Alberta introduces bill to upgrade thousands of kilometres of nature trails

EDMONTON — Alberta is proposing legislation that the government says would modernize and upgrade thousands of kilometres of recreational trails on public lands.
Mario Batali to face April trial in sexual misconduct case

Mario Batali to face April trial in sexual misconduct case

BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali's trial on sexual misconduct charge in Boston has been set for April.
US-Audiobooks-Top-10

US-Audiobooks-Top-10

Nonfiction 1. Going There by Katie Couric, narrated by the author (Little, Brown & Company) 2. The Storyteller by Dave Grohl, narrated by the author (HarperAudio) 3.
Canadian 'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu to host 'Saturday Night Live' on Nov. 20

Canadian 'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu to host 'Saturday Night Live' on Nov. 20

TORONTO — Canadian "Shang-Chi" star Simu Liu is set to host "Saturday Night Live." The NBC sketch comedy series, created by Toronto-raised Lorne Michaels, says Liu will make his hosting debut on Nov. 20 with U.S. rapper Saweetie as the musical guest.
Tupac Shakur's life, legacy to be subject of massive exhibit

Tupac Shakur's life, legacy to be subject of massive exhibit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tupac Shakur’s handwritten lyrics from classic songs such as “California Love” and “Dear Mama” along with galleries that pay homage to his upbringing and late mother are among the features in a massive touring museum exhibit.
Arab world's legendary singer, Sabah Fakhri, dies at 88

Arab world's legendary singer, Sabah Fakhri, dies at 88

BEIRUT (AP) — One of the Arab world’s most famous singers, Sabah Fakhri, who has entertained generations with traditional songs and preserved nearly extinct forms of Arabic music, has died, Syria’s government said Tuesday. He was 88.
Banana farmers lose livelihoods as lava devours La Palma

Banana farmers lose livelihoods as lava devours La Palma

LAS MANCHAS DE ABAJO, Canary Islands (AP) — His home went first. Then the house his father built. Then the lottery stand and hardware store he owned succumbed.
Review: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats reach heights

Review: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats reach heights

"The Future," by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Stax Records/Concord) We're not sure what the future holds, but if it sounds anything like “The Future,” we're good.
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