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Silenced by pandemic, Met Opera to make brief return

NEW YORK (AP) — Silenced for 14 months by the pandemic and dealing with labor strife, the Metropolitan Opera will make a brief return Sunday.
As chip shortage goes on, cars are scarce and prices are up

As chip shortage goes on, cars are scarce and prices are up

DETROIT (AP) — For the next few months, Charlie Gilchrist figures his 11 car dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will sell just about every new vehicle they can get from the factories — and at increased prices.

Walmart sales soared, essential workers got scant protection

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sandra Kunz had been worried for her safety while working as a cashier at a Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, during the pandemic, said her sister, Paula Spellman. The 72-year-old had lung disease, Spellman said.
House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber’s No.
Israeli strike brings down most of Gaza high-rise building

Israeli strike brings down most of Gaza high-rise building

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes toppled most of a massive high-rise building in central Gaza City on Wednesday, in the latest escalation in Israel-Hamas fighting.
Freshii records million-dollar loss in first quarter amid ongoing COVID-19 closures

Freshii records million-dollar loss in first quarter amid ongoing COVID-19 closures

TORONTO — Freshii Inc. has recorded a million-dollar loss in its first quarter as many of its restaurants remain temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The Toronto-based company reported a net loss of $1.
Tragically Hip launch TikTok page with stripped-down version of 'Ahead By A Century'

Tragically Hip launch TikTok page with stripped-down version of 'Ahead By A Century'

TORONTO — Call it HipTok: The Tragically Hip is bringing its extensive music catalogue and video skills to the social media platform TikTok. The beloved rock band from Kingston, Ont.
88-year-old artist finishes year of pandemic 'daily doodles'

88-year-old artist finishes year of pandemic 'daily doodles'

WESTMORELAND, N.H. (AP) — Much like the round clock faces, gears and planets that often populate his artwork, Robert Seaman has come full circle.
Poland wants to buy Marie Curie's vacation house in France

Poland wants to buy Marie Curie's vacation house in France

SAINT-REMY-LES-CHEVREUSE, France (AP) — Poland’s prime minister says he’s given instructions for the government to buy a house in France where the Nobel-winning scientist couple Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie spent holidays and weekends from
AP Top 25 Podcast: What lies ahead for Power 5 conferences?

AP Top 25 Podcast: What lies ahead for Power 5 conferences?

A big two has emerged within the Power Five. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Stewart Mandel of The Athletic joins the AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the future of the Power Five conferences.