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New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'

New this week: 'Ice Age,' Kevin James and 'The Gilded Age'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Ice Age” hasn't quite lasted eons, but the animated franchise is now a decade old.
Yemeni rebels say Saudi-led airstrike on prison killed 70

Yemeni rebels say Saudi-led airstrike on prison killed 70

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels killed at least 70 detainees and wounded dozens Friday, a rebel minister said.
Retail sales climbed 0.7 per cent in November to $58.1B, Statistics Canada says

Retail sales climbed 0.7 per cent in November to $58.1B, Statistics Canada says

Retail sales rose for the second month in a row in November as Canadian consumers spent more on gasoline, building materials as well as food and beverages, Statistics Canada said Friday. Yet the uptick in retail sales of 0.7 per cent to $58.

Brazil bids farewell to its samba queen, Elza Soares

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians on Friday were grieving the loss of legendary samba singer and force of nature Elza Soares, a day after she died in her Rio de Janeiro home.
Mental health visits by doctors up 27 per cent in first year of COVID-19, study says

Mental health visits by doctors up 27 per cent in first year of COVID-19, study says

The annual rate of outpatient mental health and substance use visits by Ontario doctors increased 27 per cent in the first year of the COVID-19 crisis, a new study suggests, raising concerns about the pandemic's psychological toll across the medical

Josh Duggar seeks new trial or acquittal in child porn case

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar has asked a federal judge for a new trial or an acquittal, a little over a month after he was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography.
S&P/TSX composite down as energy sector posts losses, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite down as energy sector posts losses, U.S. stock markets mixed

Canada's main stock index slid in late-morning trading, dragged down by losses in the energy and base metal sectors, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 185.64 points at 20,872.54.

John Mellencamp plumbs mortality and regret in his new album

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a brutal calculus that goes on in John Mellencamp's mind these days. Time is not on his side, and he knows it. “I am 70. I’ve been smoking since I was 14. If I make it to 80, I only have 10 summers left,” he says.
Review: Whitmores’ sisterly sonorities shine on duo debut

Review: Whitmores’ sisterly sonorities shine on duo debut

“Ghost Stories,” The Whitmore Sisters (Red House Records) Sibling harmony can be a contradiction in terms. It also makes for lovely music, and that’s the case here.
Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything for Lov