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'Joker' tops box office again, beats 'Addams Family'

'Joker' tops box office again, beats 'Addams Family'

LOS ANGELES — The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit.
Correction: California-New Laws story

Correction: California-New Laws story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a story Oct. 12 about a California ban on the sale and manufacture of new fur products, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Humane Society of the United States as the Human Society of the United States.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Aphria call Aphria Inc. will hold a conference call to discuss its first-quarter financial results on Monday. Cannabis company Aleafia Health Inc. announced on Oct.

New California law bans most animals from circuses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law banning most animals from circuses. The law exempts rodeos and does not apply to domesticated dogs, cats and horses.
Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

TOKYO — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations we
US-China issues of dispute remain vast despite trade truce

US-China issues of dispute remain vast despite trade truce

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration and China declared a temporary truce Friday in their 15-month trade war. Yet the grievances that led them to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other's goods remain largely unresolved.
Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in
SNC-Lavalin reaches settlement over Chile mining contract termination

SNC-Lavalin reaches settlement over Chile mining contract termination

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. says it has reached a settlement with Chile's state-owned copper mining company about its decision last March to terminate a US$260-million mining and metallurgy contract.

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook's Libra digital currency plan

NEW YORK — Visa and Mastercard on Friday announced their departure from Facebook's Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency.
Canada's main stock index fails to match exuberance of U.S. markets

Canada's main stock index fails to match exuberance of U.S. markets

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dipped as it failed to match the exuberance in the U.S. Friday despite a partial trade deal with China. The S&P/TSX composite index lost half a per cent on the day compared with 1.2 to 1.