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Production begins at new Alabama auto plant; hiring ongoing

Production begins at new Alabama auto plant; hiring ongoing

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (AP) — Production has begun at a new auto plant in north Alabama and the companies running the facility continue to hire workers at a brisk pace.
Labrador's Innu Nation drops lawsuit, injunction application over Muskrat Falls

Labrador's Innu Nation drops lawsuit, injunction application over Muskrat Falls

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Labrador’s Innu Nation is ending its legal actions against Ottawa and the Newfoundland and Labrador government over a recent $5.2-billion refinancing deal for a troubled hydroelectricity project.
Italy: Lithe statue of literary heroine draws sexism charges

Italy: Lithe statue of literary heroine draws sexism charges

ROME (AP) — An Italian artist is defending his sculpture of a 19th century peasant woman against charges of sexism after its unveiling sparked outrage among some lawmakers and art critics who said she looked more like a starlet than a peasant.
Reopening of 'Aladdin' on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases

Reopening of 'Aladdin' on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK (AP) — The hit Broadway show “Aladdin” was canceled Wednesday night when breakthrough COVID-19 cases were reported within the musical's company, a day after the show reopened following some 18 months of being shuttered due to the pandemic.
US slightly revises up its GDP estimate for Q2 to 6.7%

US slightly revises up its GDP estimate for Q2 to 6.7%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 6.
Cleveland Orchestra to get $50M grant from Mandel Foundation

Cleveland Orchestra to get $50M grant from Mandel Foundation

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Orchestra will receive a $50 million grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, the largest gift in the history of the 103-year-old music organization. The orchestra said Thursday that $31.
Review: ‘Titane’ is feral and wildly original cinema

Review: ‘Titane’ is feral and wildly original cinema

"Titane" is a shock to the system. Unbound by genre, decency or form, French writer-director Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or recipient is pulsating and passionately defiant cinema that nearly defies explanation.
US stem cell clinics boomed while FDA paused crackdown

US stem cell clinics boomed while FDA paused crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of clinics pushing unproven stem cell procedures caught a big break from the U.S.
Co-signing a loan brings both financial and emotional risks, experts say

Co-signing a loan brings both financial and emotional risks, experts say

OTTAWA — Co-signing a loan can help someone access credit that they might not otherwise be able to obtain, but experts say it brings risk both to your credit rating and your relationship with the person you are trying to help if things go wrong.
It's flu vaccine time, even if you've had your COVID shots

It's flu vaccine time, even if you've had your COVID shots

Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your flu shot. Flu cases have dropped to historically low levels during the pandemic. The U.S.