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'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery

'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery

PITTSBURGH — Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer. Doctor Hooman Melamed tells People.com she contracted what they thought was a rare spinal infection and nearly died this week.
Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

PHOENIX — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online.
Westjet to accelerate engine inspections following Southwest incident

Westjet to accelerate engine inspections following Southwest incident

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it's immediately accelerating inspections of some fan blades following an engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday that left one passenger dead.
'Dining of the future': vegan restaurant boom fuelled by meat eaters

'Dining of the future': vegan restaurant boom fuelled by meat eaters

Foodies say Canada is in the midst of a renaissance in plant-based dining as vegan restaurants sprout up across the country and traditional establishments update their menus to make them more animal-friendly.
Acacia Mining production drops 45 per cent as Tanzania troubles persist

Acacia Mining production drops 45 per cent as Tanzania troubles persist

TORONTO — A subsidiary of Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. says gold production at its Tanzanian operations plunged 45 per cent last quarter as it grappled with export restrictions from the country.

Ford's plan to cut Ontario corporate tax and halt wage hike benefits big business: Wynne

TORONTO — Ontario's Liberal premier says Tory promises to cut the provincial corporate income tax while halting a minimum wage hike would benefit big business while leaving workers in the lurch.
North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinks

North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinks

TOKYO — Imagine a national budget that reflects steady growth, gives a healthy boost to science and technology while reserving big slices of the overall pie to defence and social spending.
'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey  -  for federal prison stay

'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey - for federal prison stay

FORT DIX, N.J. — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.
Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House.
Manhattan turf war: 'Billionaires Row' vs. homeless shelter

Manhattan turf war: 'Billionaires Row' vs. homeless shelter

NEW YORK — Some of the world's wealthiest people have apartments in the half-dozen new skyscrapers built along a stretch of Manhattan's 57th Street known as "Billionaires Row." And soon they may have an unwanted new neighbour : a homeless shelter.