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George Johnson, last veteran of Dambusters raid, dies at 101

George Johnson, last veteran of Dambusters raid, dies at 101

LONDON (AP) — George “Johnny” Johnson, the last known survivor of Britain’s daring World War II “Dambusters” bombing raid on German infrastructure, has died. He was 101.
Budgeting for the first time amid soaring inflation? Here are some tips

Budgeting for the first time amid soaring inflation? Here are some tips

Chris Melnyk described the initial onset of inflation on his finances as a challenge. But soon the Whitby, Ont.
US jobless claims up modestly last week

US jobless claims up modestly last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans filed for jobless claims last week but the labor market remains one of strongest parts of the U.S. economy. Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 230,000 for the week ending Dec.
Veronica Ryan wins Turner Prize for evocative sculptures

Veronica Ryan wins Turner Prize for evocative sculptures

LONDON (AP) — Artist Veronica Ryan has won the prestigious Turner Prize for work that transforms materials including fruits, seeds and volcanic ash into elusive and evocative sculptures.
Charlize Theron honored at Women in Entertainment gala

Charlize Theron honored at Women in Entertainment gala

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For once, Charlize Theron has begun to witness more women in power roles with the film industry.
WHO: COVID disruption resulted in 63,000 more malaria deaths

WHO: COVID disruption resulted in 63,000 more malaria deaths

The coronavirus pandemic interrupted efforts to control malaria, resulting in 63,000 additional deaths and 13 million more infections globally over two years, according to a report from the World Health Organization published Thursday.
EXPLAINER: Pronouns, nonbinary people and the Club Q attack

EXPLAINER: Pronouns, nonbinary people and the Club Q attack

The Colorado Springs gay bar shooting suspect’s assertion of being nonbinary has put gender identity and pronouns — and some sensitive questions around them — back in the spotlight.
Liberals propose changes to foreign investment screening to protect national security

Liberals propose changes to foreign investment screening to protect national security

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is aiming to address evolving national security concerns by proposing several changes to Canada's investment screening law, including giving broader powers to the industry minister.
Ludacris, Mercedes-Benz grant holiday wishes with new shoes

Ludacris, Mercedes-Benz grant holiday wishes with new shoes

ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — Just in time for the holidays, Ludacris and Mercedes-Benz have surprised schoolchildren in Atlanta with more than 500 new pairs of shoes.
Italy's La Scala opens season to Ukrainian protests

Italy's La Scala opens season to Ukrainian protests

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s most treasured opera house, Teatro alla Scala, opened its new season Wednesday with the Russian opera “Boris Godunov,” against the backdrop of Ukrainian protests that the cultural event is a propaganda win for the Kremlin during
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