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'Totally cold' is not too cold for winter swimmers competing in a frozen Vermont lake

'Totally cold' is not too cold for winter swimmers competing in a frozen Vermont lake

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Plunging into a frozen lake and swimming laps may not be everyone's good time but for winter swimmers who return year after year to a northern Vermont lake near the Canadian border, there's nothing better.
Celebrity owl Flaco dies a year after becoming beloved by New York City for zoo escape

Celebrity owl Flaco dies a year after becoming beloved by New York City for zoo escape

NEW YORK (AP) — Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from New York City’s Central Park Zoo and became one of the city’s most beloved celebrities as he flew around Manhattan, has died, zoo officials announced Friday.
Private US spacecraft is on its side on the moon with some antennas covered up, the company says

Private US spacecraft is on its side on the moon with some antennas covered up, the company says

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private U.S. lunar lander tipped over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon’s south pole, hampering communications, company officials said Friday.
Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth's driest spots

Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth's driest spots

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Kayakers have been paddling in one of the driest places on Earth after a series of record rainstorms battered California’s Death Valley and replenished Lake Manly.
Eby 'profoundly worried' about B.C. fire season as billions prepped for contingencies

Eby 'profoundly worried' about B.C. fire season as billions prepped for contingencies

VANCOUVER — Premier David Eby says he is "profoundly worried" about the potentially "terrible" wildfire season in British Columbia, a major reason why the province has set aside $10.6 billion in contingency funds over the next three years.
Wendy Williams thanks fans for 'overwhelming' response to dementia diagnosis

Wendy Williams thanks fans for 'overwhelming' response to dementia diagnosis

NEW YORK (AP) — Former talk show host Wendy Williams is thanking well-wishers for their response to the revelation she has been diagnosed with dementia and ahead of the airing of Lifetime documentary about her struggles.

Backstory of disputed 'Hotel California' lyrics pages 'just felt thin,' ex-auction exec says

NEW YORK (AP) — When Christie's was offered the chance to sell 13 pages of draft lyrics to the Eagles’ “Hotel California” in 2015, auction house executive Tom Lecky was “super excited.
Actor calls on French film industry to face sexual abuse, during live Cesar Awards ceremony

Actor calls on French film industry to face sexual abuse, during live Cesar Awards ceremony

PARIS (AP) — French actor Judith Godrèche called on France’s film industry to “face the truth” on sexual violence and physical abuse during a live broadcast Friday of the Cesar Awards ceremony, France’s version of the Oscars.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,413.15, up 95.07 points): Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 57 cents, or 1.26 per cent, to $45.79 on 14.0 million shares.
Alberta regulator accepts Rockies coal mine application, will call public hearing

Alberta regulator accepts Rockies coal mine application, will call public hearing

Alberta's energy regulator has accepted initial applications and is to open public hearings for a controversial open-pit coal mine on the eastern slopes of the province's southern Rocky Mountains that has already been turned down twice.