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Walmart to cover fertility treatments under insurance plan

Walmart to cover fertility treatments under insurance plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will help its workers expand their families.
Millennial Money: How to help loved ones deal with debt

Millennial Money: How to help loved ones deal with debt

Juan Pinon, an electrical engineer in McAllen, Texas, struggled with credit card debt for years. It wasn’t until he confided in his sister that he began to turn things around.
James Patterson donates to PEN America, Howard University

James Patterson donates to PEN America, Howard University

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard University, PEN America and Scholastic Book Clubs are among the latest recipients of donations from James Patterson, the bestselling author who has given over $100 million to literary and literacy programs.
Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe

Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe

A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine , Meta revealed Tuesday.
Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.
Immigrant drama 'Riceboy Sleeps' hits festival circuit buoyed by TIFF acclaim

Immigrant drama 'Riceboy Sleeps' hits festival circuit buoyed by TIFF acclaim

TORONTO — Freshly anointed as a filmmaker to watch by the Toronto International Film Festival, Anthony Shim brings his celebrated mother-son drama “Riceboy Sleeps” to a hometown crowd at the Vancouver International Film Festival this week.
Asian shares mixed after Dow falls into bear market

Asian shares mixed after Dow falls into bear market

NEW YORK — Stocks were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after closing broadly lower on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell into what’s known as a bear market. Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai advanced while Hong Kong and Seoul declined. U.S.
As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it

As Cantonese language wanes, efforts grow to preserve it

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three decades ago, finding opportunities to learn Cantonese in San Francisco wasn't hard.
New this week: 'Reasonable Doubt,' 'Blonde' and Björk

New this week: 'Reasonable Doubt,' 'Blonde' and Björk

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Dye & Durham reports $3.3M fourth-quarter net loss

Dye & Durham reports $3.3M fourth-quarter net loss

Toronto-based Dye & Durham Ltd. says it saw a 54 per cent boost to revenue in the fourth quarter compared with last year, while net income swung to a loss. The provider of cloud-based legal and business software says it had a net loss of $3.