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Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, paving the way for the country to decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy it for recreational purpose
Ukraine's most famous sculptor turns war debris into art, expressing the inexpressible

Ukraine's most famous sculptor turns war debris into art, expressing the inexpressible

PARIS (AP) — From within the debris of Russia’s war , Ukraine’s most famous sculptor was compelled to make a dark artistic pivot the day his own country house was ravaged by a Russian strike.
What to stream this weekend: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' 'Priscilla' and Dolly Parton's puppies

What to stream this weekend: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' 'Priscilla' and Dolly Parton's puppies

Dolly Parton hosting a two-hour puppy-filled variety special on CBS and the seventh and final season of the hospital drama, “The Good Doctor” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you.
Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Fisk, the legendary production designer, has been down a lot of roads in his life. He goes looking down back roads for movie locations and hillsides on which to plop down mock houses.
Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Fisk, the legendary production designer, has been down a lot of roads in his life. He goes looking down back roads for movie locations and hillsides on which to plop down mock houses.
TransAlta reports $84M Q4 loss compared with $163M loss a year earlier

TransAlta reports $84M Q4 loss compared with $163M loss a year earlier

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. reported a loss attributable to common shareholders of $84 million compared with a loss of $163 million a year earlier. The power utility says the loss amounted to 27 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec.
Music Review: Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is back with another great solo album

Music Review: Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is back with another great solo album

No shock here: Ace Frehley has still got the power. The former Kiss guitarist whose vocal debut came on 1977's “Shock Me” is back with “10,000 Volts,” a new solo album that's crackling with energy and personality.
Music Review: MGMT's 'Loss of Life' is a nostalgic return full of hope and heart

Music Review: MGMT's 'Loss of Life' is a nostalgic return full of hope and heart

They say trends make a cyclical comeback every 20 years. We saw it recently in the revival of Y2K style that emerged with Gen-Zers returning to parties post-pandemic wearing claw clips, mini skirts and baby tees.
Onex reports US$373M Q4 profit, down from US$435M a year earlier

Onex reports US$373M Q4 profit, down from US$435M a year earlier

TORONTO — Onex Corp. reported a fourth-quarter profit of US$373 million, down from US$435 million a year earlier. The investment firm and asset manager, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the profit amounted to US$4.
Top EU official says decisions coming next week on the release of massive funds for Poland

Top EU official says decisions coming next week on the release of massive funds for Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the European Union’s powerful Commission announced on Friday in Warsaw that decisions will be taken soon to release billions of euros to Poland, funds frozen by the bloc over the previous Polish government's anti-EU