December 14th, 2017

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Woman charged after altercation that injured baby in Toronto, police say

TORONTO – Police say 34-year-old woman is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, after an altercation in Toronto that has left a four-month-old baby girl in critical condition. Investigators say a man, woman and baby were in an apartment in the city’s west end on Wednesday morning, and the two adults were arguing. Police allege ... Read More »


Amazon will stream AVP beach volleyball tour

Amazon is going shopping for TV content, and it’s putting some beach volleyball in its cart. The internet retail giant has an agreement with the AVP tour to livestream almost every match from every tournament for the next three summers. The domestic beach circuit joins NFL Thursday night games and some men’s tennis on Amazon ... Read More »


CREA cuts 2017, 2018 forecast due to incoming tighter mortgage rules

OTTAWA – The Canadian Real Estate Association says it has cut its home sales forecast for next year due to the impact of tighter mortgage regulations taking effect in the new year, which will erode affordability. The association representing real estate agents across the country also downgraded projections for 2017. It now expects national sales ... Read More »


Ohio high court shields full autopsy reports in slaying of 8

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A divided Ohio Supreme Court has rejected requests for the unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members. The court ruled 4-3 on Thursday that the Pike County coroner in southern Ohio does not have to release the reports with complete information. The case involves seven adults and a ... Read More »


Florida university cancels Horovitz play after allegations

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Florida university cancelled production of a play by Israel Horovitz after the playwright was accused of sexual misconduct. Cynthia White was directing Horovitz’s play “The Day Before Yesterday” at the University of Central Florida. In an Orlando Sentinel report , White said the school rescinded an invitation to Horovitz after The ... Read More »


Gaza eatery offers discounts to North Koreans but no takers

GAZA, Palestinian Territory – A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem – there are no North Koreans in Gaza. Ibrahim Raba, manager of a shawarma restaurant in Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp, says he is offering the 80 per cent discounts to show his appreciation for ... Read More »


Omarosa exits the White House with a dose of drama

WASHINGTON – True to form, former “Apprentice” star Omarosa is ending her time at the White House with a dose of drama. Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning her post as a presidential adviser, according to two White House officials ... Read More »


Spurlock on sexual harassment: ‘I am part of the problem’

ATLANTA – Declaring “I am part of the problem,” documentarian Morgan Spurlock confessed in an online post to sexual harassment and infidelity, and said a woman accused him of rape in college. In the post, which he linked to from his verified Twitter account, Spurlock wrote that as he watches other influential men brought down ... Read More »


Tavis Smiley statement on PBS investigation of misconduct

Talk show host Tavis Smiley released the following statement on Facebook on Wednesday after allegations of misconduct: “On the eve of the 15th season and 3,000th episode of my nightly talk show, I was as shocked as anyone else by PBS’ announcement today. Variety knew before I did. I have the utmost respect for women ... Read More »


Essence magazine to honour Missy Elliott at pre-Grammy event

NEW YORK – Essence magazine will honour Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event next year. Essence says Thursday that Elliott, a hitmaking rapper, singer, producer and songwriter, will be honoured at the magazine’s annual “Black Women in Music” event. It will be held Jan. 25 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. The ... Read More »


Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin said Thursday that former Moscow anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov – who is under witness protection after fleeing to the United States last year – is “under the control” of the ... Read More »