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Michigan abandons Line 5 challenge to focus instead on 2019 state court lawsuit

Michigan abandons Line 5 challenge to focus instead on 2019 state court lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has abruptly abandoned her federal court case aimed at shutting down the cross-border Line 5 pipeline.
N.L.'s Come By Chance oil refinery sold to Texas company to produce renewable fuels

N.L.'s Come By Chance oil refinery sold to Texas company to produce renewable fuels

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An idled oil refinery in the town of Come By Chance, N.L., has new owners and a planned new life producing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel beginning in mid-2022.
High-flying oil and gas prices paint rosier shade of red ink on Alberta budget

High-flying oil and gas prices paint rosier shade of red ink on Alberta budget

EDMONTON — Alberta's budget outlook for this year is turning a rosier shade of red ink with jobs up, the deficit down and oil and gas prices humming along at unexpectedly high levels.
Vice-president swears in David Cohen as newest U.S. ambassador to Canada

Vice-president swears in David Cohen as newest U.S. ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON — David Cohen has been sworn in as the new United States ambassador to Canada — the first full-time American envoy since 2019. Vice-president Kamala Harris presided over the process in her ceremonial offices earlier today.
Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

PARIS (AP) — Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France's Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to receive the nation’s highest honor.

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nonfiction 1. Will by Will Smith and Mark Manson, narrated by Will Smith (Penguin Audio) 2. The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., narrated by Bruce Wagner (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.) 3.
Home of Marilyn Manson searched in sex assault investigation

Home of Marilyn Manson searched in sex assault investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Media storage devices and other items were seized as a search warrant was served on the home of rocker Marilyn Manson in a months-long investigation of sexual assault and domestic violence, authorities said Tuesday.
Review: Paul Verhoeven gives us nunsense with 'Benedetta'

Review: Paul Verhoeven gives us nunsense with 'Benedetta'

Christmas is just around the corner and Paul Verhoeven has left a present for us during this hallowed season: A film with lesbian nuns, full-frontal nudity, tons of sex, Catholic hypocrisy and brutal self-flagellation.
Review: In memoir, it's good to be comedy king Mel Brooks

Review: In memoir, it's good to be comedy king Mel Brooks

“All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business” by Mel Brooks (Ballantine) Bagels and Nova Scotia lox for the writing team’s breakfast while punching up the script for “Blazing Saddles.
Q&A: Mel Brooks, 95, is still riffing

Q&A: Mel Brooks, 95, is still riffing

NEW YORK (AP) — Leave it to Mel Brooks to blurb his own memoir. There, along with laudatory quotes from Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Conan O’Brien and others is one from “M.