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New estimate shows rural Americans and men are more likely to suffer from hearing loss

New estimate shows rural Americans and men are more likely to suffer from hearing loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new estimate shows hearing loss affects approximately 37.9 million Americans and is more common in rural areas than urban ones and in men than women.
Some Netflix subscribers face price hike as no-ads basic plan ends in Canada

Some Netflix subscribers face price hike as no-ads basic plan ends in Canada

TORONTO — Netflix is putting the final stake in its cheapest, ad-free "basic" plan in Canada. After announcing last year that it would no longer offer the $9.
A Texas school's punishment of a Black student who wears his hair in locs is going to trial

A Texas school's punishment of a Black student who wears his hair in locs is going to trial

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A judge ordered Wednesday that a trial be held next month to determine whether a Black high school student in Texas can continue being punished by his district for refusing to change a hairstyle he and his family say is protecte
Florida House passes a bill to ban social media accounts for children under 16

Florida House passes a bill to ban social media accounts for children under 16

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
A star is born? After time away, Maisy Stella makes her film debut at Sundance

A star is born? After time away, Maisy Stella makes her film debut at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Who’s that girl?” has been a common refrain from Sundance Film Festival goers walking out of “My Old Ass” this week in Park City, Utah.
As Ottawa warms up, Rideau Canal to close for skaters just four days after opening

As Ottawa warms up, Rideau Canal to close for skaters just four days after opening

Ottawa's Rideau Canal is set to close for skating at 10 p.m. this evening, just four days after a section of the skateway was first opened for the season.
Trump's live appearances pose a riddle that news executives still haven't solved

Trump's live appearances pose a riddle that news executives still haven't solved

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as Donald Trump seeks his third straight Republican presidential nomination, his live appearances still present an unsolved riddle for many news outlets: How do you cover him? The question hung in the air as CNN, MSNBC and some s
Paris Couture: Jennifer Lopez shimmies, Elie Saab shimmers, and Valentino's Piccioli finds his mojo

Paris Couture: Jennifer Lopez shimmies, Elie Saab shimmers, and Valentino's Piccioli finds his mojo

PARIS (AP) — As the Paris spring couture shows entered their third day, Jennifer Lopez ensured that the power of runway designs was matched by the power of a VIP audience.
'Barbie' Oscars snubs prompt a backlash, even from Ken (and Hillary)

'Barbie' Oscars snubs prompt a backlash, even from Ken (and Hillary)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Barbie” was the biggest hit of 2023 , the highest-grossing movie ever directed by a woman and a bona fide cultural sensation that turned movie theaters pink and left a still-going trail of think pieces in the wake of Greta Gerwig's f
Kim Thúy published 'Ru' to give voice to refugees. She hopes the film will, too

Kim Thúy published 'Ru' to give voice to refugees. She hopes the film will, too

TORONTO — A big-screen adaptation of Kim Thúy’s autobiographical novel “Ru” had the author revisiting sometimespainful childhood memories of fleeing Vietnam but she says it was “a privilege” to do so through the eyes of its young star.
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