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Senate OKs bill to secure Capitol, help Afghans with visas

Senate OKs bill to secure Capitol, help Afghans with visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emergency spending bill passed by the Senate 98-0 on Thursday would bolster security at the Capitol and repay outstanding debts from the Jan. 6 insurrection. The $2.
Cenovus retires $1 billion in debt as oil price surge lifts Canadian energy sector

Cenovus retires $1 billion in debt as oil price surge lifts Canadian energy sector

CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. retired nearly $1 billion in debt in the second quarter as the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and a related commodity price surge provided a lift to Canadian oil and gas producers.
In Robinhood's stock debut, a tumble and then sharp swings

In Robinhood's stock debut, a tumble and then sharp swings

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood made its own leap into the stock market Thursday, the one it helped reshape by bringing millions of new investors to Wall Street, and its initial reception was wild.
Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy looks back on a special career

NEW YORK (AP) — Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy has influenced some of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Gary Clark Jr.
Review: Suspenseful Brad Parks thriller has a crazy premise

Review: Suspenseful Brad Parks thriller has a crazy premise

“Unthinkable” by Brad Park (Thomas & Mercer) In the opening of “Unthinkable,” Brad Parks’s latest thriller, lawyer turned house-husband Nate Lovejoy awakens in an ornate bedroom hours after being drugged and kidnapped.
Review: Jack Antonoff's Bleachers album leans on The Boss

Review: Jack Antonoff's Bleachers album leans on The Boss

“Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,” Bleachers (RCA Records) How's this for a flex from Jack Antonoff? Get no less than Bruce Springsteen to show up on your new solo album. For background vocals.
Review: Los Lobos covers album is a celebration of diversity

Review: Los Lobos covers album is a celebration of diversity

"Native Sons,” Los Lobos (New West) Considering the covers album “Native Sons” pays tribute to the music of a single city — Los Lobos' native Los Angeles — the set's breadth is breathtaking.
Border workers' union, employers to return to bargaining table after strike threat

Border workers' union, employers to return to bargaining table after strike threat

OTTAWA — A union representing about 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency workers says its members' employers have agreed to return to the bargaining table following a strike threat made earlier this week.
Dee Snider moves way beyond Twisted Sister on heaviest disc

Dee Snider moves way beyond Twisted Sister on heaviest disc

Dee Snider “Leave A Scar” (Napalm) This is not a Twisted Sister album, not by any measure.
Emergent: FDA letting troubled COVID vaccine factory restart

Emergent: FDA letting troubled COVID vaccine factory restart

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing the problem-plagued factory of contract manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions to resume production of COVID-19 vaccine, the company said Thursday.