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100s of US urban areas will become rural with new criteria

100s of US urban areas will become rural with new criteria

Hundreds of urban areas in the U.S. are becoming rural, but it's not because people are leaving. It's just that the U.S. Census Bureau is changing the definition of an urban area.
Cities in Western Canada consider gondolas as part of transit, tourism plans

Cities in Western Canada consider gondolas as part of transit, tourism plans

Residents and visitors could one day be using cable cars to cross rivers in two central Alberta cities.
'Jeopardy!' champ Mattea Roach on the TV quiz show's queer representation

'Jeopardy!' champ Mattea Roach on the TV quiz show's queer representation

TORONTO — "Jeopardy," the formerly staid doyen of TV game shows, is in the midst of a queer renaissance — one Canadian hall-of-famer Mattea Roach is proud to be part of. She hasn't made a big thing out of her sexuality, but nor is it a secret.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Home sales Early signs of how the spring real estate market is shaping up for some of Canada's biggest cities will be out this week.
En plein air: NYC aims to keep outdoor lifestyle post-virus

En plein air: NYC aims to keep outdoor lifestyle post-virus

NEW YORK (AP) — As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks.
ESSAY: For a gay country boy, Naomi Judd did build a bridge

ESSAY: For a gay country boy, Naomi Judd did build a bridge

Somewhere in Michigan in the early 1990s, a teenage farm boy clings to a chain-link fence at the edge of the county fairgrounds. He is angling for a distant, and free, glimpse of Naomi and Wynonna Judd.
Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, whose family harmonies with daughter Wynonna turned them into the Grammy-winning country stars The Judds, has died. She was 76.
Ukrainians plead for Mariupol rescue; Russian advance crawls

Ukrainians plead for Mariupol rescue; Russian advance crawls

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces fought village by village Saturday to hold back a Russian advance through the country’s east, while the United Nations worked to broker a civilian evacuation from the last defensive stronghold in the bombed-ou
Bill Murray says his behavior led to complaint, film's pause

Bill Murray says his behavior led to complaint, film's pause

Bill Murray on Saturday acknowledged that his behavior on set led to a complaint from a woman and the suspension of filming on his latest movie.
Jazz Fest remembers Wein, Dr. John, Neville brothers, more

Jazz Fest remembers Wein, Dr. John, Neville brothers, more

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The memorial garden at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is about to get a lot more crowded as fellow musicians honor the many musical icons — known as “Ancestors” — who have passed since the festival was last held three