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at 04:00 on June 28, 2016, EDT.
Justin Trudeau joins Canadian superheroes as Marvel Comics cover star
TORONTO — Make way, Liberal cabinet: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have another all-Canadian crew in his corner as he suits up for his latest feature role — comic book character.
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Amaya shareholders meet amid uncertainty over online gaming company
MONTREAL — Top executives of Amaya meet with shareholders today for the first time since former chairman and CEO David Baazov, who is heading a possible takeover bid for the online gambling company, was charged with insider trading by Quebec regulators.
at 01:03 on June 28, 2016, EDT.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9
July 3: Jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain is 86. Actor Michael Cole ("The Mod Squad") is 76. Singer Judith Durham of The Seekers is 73. Actor Kurtwood Smith ("That 70s Show") is 73. Country singer Johnny Lee is 70. Writer Dave Barry is 69. Actress Betty Buckley is 69. Guitarist-singer Paul Barrere of Little Feat is 68. Talk-show host Montel Williams is 60. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 58. Actor Tom Cruise is 54. Actor Thomas Gibson is 54. Actress Hunter Tylo is 54. Actress Connie Nielsen is 52. Actress Yeardley Smith ("The Simpsons") is 52. TV chef Sandra Lee is 50. Singer Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler of Digable Planets is 47. Keyboardist-guitarist Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies is 47. Actress-singer Audra McDonald is 46. Country singer Trent Tomlinson is 41. Singer Tonia Tash of Divine is 37. Actress Olivia Munn is 36. Singer Elle King is 27. Actor Grant Rosenmeyer ("Oliver Beene") is 25. Actress Kelsey Batelaan ("Nip/Tuck") is 21.
at 22:45 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
Mirvish musical 'Kinky Boots' among winners at Dora Mavor Moore Awards
TORONTO — The Toronto production of "Kinky Boots" was among the big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
at 22:52 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
Judge approves settlement in 'Happy Birthday' copyright case
LOS ANGELES — A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain.
at 16:56 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
Austin Clarke remembered for breaking barriers for black writers
TORONTO — Austin (Tom) Clarke is being remembered as a pioneering black Canadian writer who rose above an impoverished childhood in Barbados to achieve top literary honours, meet the Queen, and inspire generations of authors.
at 18:05 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
Box office top 20: 'Finding Dory' swamps 'Independence Day'
NEW YORK — "Finding Dory" topped the weekend North American box office for the second straight week, drowning the underperforming "Independence Day: Resurgence."
at 15:59 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
Man pleads guilty in robbery of 'Idol's' Scotty McCreery
RALEIGH, N.C. — A man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the robbery of "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and some of his friends two years ago.
at 15:42 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
Jimmy Buffett musical unveils creative team and new name
NEW YORK — The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere next year in California has a new name and a Tony Award-winning creative support team.
at 14:59 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
Judge says no hurry in determining Prince claims
CHASKA, Minn. — A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings surrounding Prince's estate said Monday there will be no quick decisions on who should be allowed to inherit from the late megastar.
at 09:11 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
Winners at Sunday night's BET Awards in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Winners of the BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:
at 12:43 on June 27, 2016, EDT.
'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller pleads in bankruptcy case
PITTSBURGH — "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller has pleaded guilty in Pittsburgh to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country.
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