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Ontario Teachers' pension fund posts 3.8% return for first half of 2021

Ontario Teachers' pension fund posts 3.8% return for first half of 2021

TORONTO — The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board says the fund earned a total net return of 3.8 per cent in the first half of this year. The board says the return came as its assets grew to $227.
A tangy update to clam, corn chowder

A tangy update to clam, corn chowder

Sweet corn and briny clams could be the most classic of American pairings. Hundreds of years before Europeans arrived on New England shores, Native Americans created the clambake by digging pits in the sand to steam them with lobster.
New this week: 'Clickbait,' Sturgill Simpson and Addison Rae

New this week: 'Clickbait,' Sturgill Simpson and Addison Rae

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

China's Weibo shuts accounts defending Kris Wu allegations

BEIJING (AP) — China’s microblogging platform Sina Weibo on Monday closed 145 accounts, some of which had defended pop star Kris Wu over his rape allegations, for publishing what it called “information harmful for maintaining social order.

Rogers Sugar names Mike Walton as next CEO, John Holliday to retire

MONTREAL — Rogers Sugar Inc. says Mike Walton has been named president and chief executive of Rogers Sugar and Lantic Inc., effective Oct. 4.
Mirvish Productions says theatregoers require full vaccination for upcoming season

Mirvish Productions says theatregoers require full vaccination for upcoming season

TORONTO — Mirvish Productions says it will only allow fully vaccinated people into its venues for its upcoming season, which includes a Canadian production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and the return of musical hits "Hamilton" and "Come Fro
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4: Aug. 29: Actor Betty Lynn (“The Andy Griffith Show”) is 95. Movie director William Friedkin is 86. Actor Elliott Gould is 83. Actor Deborah Van Valkenburgh (“Too Close For Comfort”) is 69.
Students' lack of routine vaccines muddies start of school

Students' lack of routine vaccines muddies start of school

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The vaccinations that U.S.
When the music stops: Afghan 'happy place' falls silent

When the music stops: Afghan 'happy place' falls silent

A few years after the Taliban were ousted in 2001, and with Afghanistan still in ruins, Ahmad Sarmast left his home in Melbourne, Australia, on a mission: to revive music in the country of his birth.
The Latest: U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls tests positive for COVID-19

The Latest: U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls tests positive for COVID-19

HOUSTON — U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas says that he’s tested positive for COVID-19 and has moderate symptoms. Nehls, a Republican from the Houston area, said Saturday that he is fully vaccinated and hopes the symptoms pass soon.