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Alice Cooper talks tap dancing, snakes onstage and his diary

Alice Cooper talks tap dancing, snakes onstage and his diary

LONDON (AP) — During the pandemic, shock rocker Alice Cooper replaced touring with tap dancing. The 73-year-old rock icon went from touring with Queen and playing to crowds of 95,000 to an audience of zero. He admitted the transition was hard.
Drake invests in Toronto pot company Bullrider, becomes partner and strategic adviser

Drake invests in Toronto pot company Bullrider, becomes partner and strategic adviser

TORONTO — Drake has invested in a Toronto cannabis company months after his partnership ended with Canopy Growth Corp. Bullrider announced the rapper's involvement in the pot company today, but did not share the size of his investment.
Statistics Canada says wholesale sales up 0.3% at $70.3 billion in August

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales up 0.3% at $70.3 billion in August

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.3 per cent in August to $70.3 billion, the first increase following two months of declines. The agency says the gain came as sales of food, beverage and tobacco products rose 3.
3 German parties aim to start formal coalition talks

3 German parties aim to start formal coalition talks

BERLIN (AP) — Three German parties aim to open formal coalition talks after all made gains in last month's election, moving a step closer to a new government that would send outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right bloc into opposition.
Transplant programs reviewing policy on recipients being vaccinated against COVID-19

Transplant programs reviewing policy on recipients being vaccinated against COVID-19

Transplant centres in Western Canada have stopped short of requiring organ recipients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but they say conversations about such a policy are ongoing.

British queen appears to show irritation at climate inaction

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change in comments caught on microphone.
Hungary's 'last' Roma fortuneteller preserves traditions

Hungary's 'last' Roma fortuneteller preserves traditions

SOLTVADKERT, Hungary (AP) — Zoltan Sztojka, by his own account Hungary's last Roma fortuneteller, lays 36 weathered tarot cards on a table at his home in the village of Soltvadkert, and peers at them from beneath the brim of his large felt hat.
Artist sues newly freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter

Artist sues newly freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prominent Bill Cosby accuser filed suit Thursday against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before the state's two-year window to file older sexual assault claims expires.
Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.
Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill raising the nation's debt limit until early December, delaying the prospect of an unprecedented federal default that would cause economic disaster.