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  • 26.05.2017 01:38

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday, 12 years after dropping out to focus on what’s now the world’s biggest social network. Here’s his prepared remarks, as provided by Facebook: Presi

  • 26.05.2017 01:38

    The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP

  • 26.05.2017 00:26

    LONDON – He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer — and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing

  • 26.05.2017 00:26

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Miles and Lyle Thompson became lacrosse rock stars during their college careers at the University at Albany, attracting long autograph lines after games — at home and on the road. Every kid loves a scorer, and the Native American brot

  • 26.05.2017 00:26

    HALIFAX – Nova Scotians will pick the next provincial government on Tuesday, and each party has made a raft of promises in a bid to woo them. Here are highlights from the Liberal, Progressive Conservative and NDP platforms: SLOGANS Liberals: Buildin

  • 26.05.2017 00:26

    Highlights from the news file for Thursday, May 25 ——— CANADA FOCUSING ON INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IN WAR ON TERROR, PM SUGGESTS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says co-operation between key allies on intelligence is where Canada is focusing its contribution

  • 25.05.2017 23:14

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC is saying bye-bye this year to its tradition of an annual live holiday musical. The network confirming that “Bye Bye Birdie” has been pushed from its announced December airdate into 2018. No new airdate was announced

  • 25.05.2017 23:14

    TORONTO – Like her character in the new film “Paris Can Wait,” Diane Lane says she’s at a “crossroads.” Opening Friday in Toronto and Vancouver, the dramedy by Eleanor Coppola stars Lane as Anne, the wife of a bigwig Ho

  • 25.05.2017 23:14

    TORONTO – Simple Plan bassist David Desrosiers says he’s taking a temporary leave from the pop-punk band as he fights depression. The musician posted a message to fans on his Instagram account on Thursday outlining his decision to bow out from

  • 25.05.2017 23:14

    LONDON – Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says the band’s European dates will not be cancelled in the wake of Monday’s deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Perry said he initially thought the band should postpone

  • 25.05.2017 22:02

    CANNES, France – The Cannes Film Festival, with its late-night soirees and throngs of paparazzi, isn’t an ideal place for children. Few of its movies are PG-rated, nor is much of the nightlife. Yet at this year’s Cannes, kid actors have

  • 25.05.2017 20:14

    TORONTO – The last time Jerry Seinfeld was at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival was in 1989 and audiences were just getting introduced to his motley crew of TV characters and their droll observations about everyday life in New York. Since th

  • 25.05.2017 19:38

    MANCHESTER, England – It was not just family and friends mourning Martyn Hett this week. Even Mariah Carey was shocked by his death in the Ariana Grande concert bombing. Carey posted a picture of Hett — one of 22 people killed in Monday night’

  • 25.05.2017 19:38

    WASHINGTON – Alicia Johnson and her husband wanted to renovate their home last fall but ran into a roadblock: When they tried to refinance their mortgage and borrow against their equity, five banks said no. Problem was, the Johnsons’ mortgage

  • 25.05.2017 18:28

    Ariana Grande’s manager says he plans to honour those killed during the bombing of her concert with “love and joy and life.” Scooter Braun writes on Twitter that “the wish of terrorism is to take away that feeling of freedom and jo

  • 25.05.2017 18:26

    CANNES, France – It’s a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns. The Oscars aren’t much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendee

  • 25.05.2017 18:26

    MANCHESTER, England – Queen Elizabeth II met Thursday with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack at an event attended by so many young people “wicked.” The 91-year-old monarch visit

  • 25.05.2017 18:26

    MOSCOW – A Russian opposition activist has been fined for posting a segment from an American comedy show on social media because the Islamic State group’s flag was displayed. Russian news agencies said on Thursday a court in the city of Chebor

  • 25.05.2017 18:26

    LONDON – Universal Pictures has scrapped plans for the London premiere of Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy,” the latest big, glitzy event cancelled following the terror attack in England. In a statement, the studio says it was “devast

  • 25.05.2017 17:50

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Nathan Singletary is beyond the traditional retirement age, but he’s only just beginning a new career — helping other low-income, unemployed Americans over age 55 find jobs. Singletary got his job through the half-century-old

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