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Battery charge dropped against Florida rapper Rod Wave

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A domestic battery charge against a 23-year-old Florida rapper who goes by the name Rod Wave has has been dropped, according to court documents.

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 (20,197.61, up 15.69 points.) Western Energy Services Corp. (TSX:WRG). Energy. Unchanged at three cents on 22.3 million shares.
Ex-'American Idol' star charged in crash granted bond

Ex-'American Idol' star charged in crash granted bond

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge granted bond on Friday to the former “American Idol” contestant accused of barreling into a man with his pickup truck and killing him.
S&P/TSX composite rallies for first winning week in two months

S&P/TSX composite rallies for first winning week in two months

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index staged a late rally to post its first winning week in two months despite enduring volatility over concerns about central bank interest rate hikes and warnings that inflation is hammering retailer profits.
Smaller telcos could feel the pinch after Ottawa prohibits use of Huawei's 4G gear

Smaller telcos could feel the pinch after Ottawa prohibits use of Huawei's 4G gear

Experts say smaller, independent telecommunications companies will be hurt the most by a federal government decision to ban China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE from involvement in Canada’s 5G wireless network, in a move that will also eventually proh
Bill would give CRTC power over user-generated content, but it won't use it: chair

Bill would give CRTC power over user-generated content, but it won't use it: chair

OTTAWA — The chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says a federal bill would give it power to regulate user-generated content, such as homemade videos posted on YouTube.
African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease's recent spread in Europe and North America.
Slimmed-down Billy Gardell savors TV success, family life

Slimmed-down Billy Gardell savors TV success, family life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Gardell is scrupulous about giving credit where it’s due, at home and at work. He describes his wife, Patty, as the “North star” who helped him through tough times and kept their family on track.
Consumer sentiment in Canada posts biggest drop since pandemic onset amid inflation

Consumer sentiment in Canada posts biggest drop since pandemic onset amid inflation

Canadians are growing increasingly pessimistic about the economy as inflation drives up the cost of nearly everything and higher interest rates loom. The Conference Board of Canada said Friday consumer confidence decreased 11.

Hyundai announces $5.5B electric vehicle plant in Georgia

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group officials confirmed Friday the company will spend $5.