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October 15, 2018 8:26 PM Race can only help, never harm, applicants’ chances, Harvard legal team claim

BOSTON—Harvard University intentionally uses a vague “personal rating” to reject Asian-American applicants in favour of students from other racial backgrounds, according to a trial that started Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard’s legal team denied any discrimination in its opening statement at Boston’s 6

October 12, 2018 7:49 PM Judge says it’s up to B.C. government to fund translator for murdered teen’s mom

VANCOUVER—The mother of a 13-year-old girl found murdered in a park in Burnaby, B.C., has requested a Mandarin translator so she can understand court proceedings, and a judge has recommended the province fund that request. The mother’s lawyer, Esther Kornfeld, told the court her client’s friend translated proceedings last month after a man accused of the crime 35

October 9, 2018 8:16 PM Nova Scotia university reassures students after allegations of mishandled assault case

The email was shared with students on Monday as a Canadian Press story about a Toronto-area woman’s experience reporting an alleged sexual assault to the university emerged. St. F.X. swiftly launched an investigation after the woman came forward and found the accused responsible, but then quietly set aside its decision to suspend him for the next academic 8

October 7, 2018 1:00 PM Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on North Korea trip

Moon’s office said in a statement later that Pompeo told Moon that the North Korean leader had agreed a second summit with Trump “should be held as soon as possible,” and that talks on the timing and location would continue. In Pyongyang, Pompeo and Kim met for about 3 1/2 hours, first in a business session and then in a 90-minute luncheon that the North 8

October 4, 2018 12:12 PM U.K. blames Russian military intelligence for ‘reckless’ cyberattacks

BRUSSELS—The British government on Thursday accused Russia’s military intelligence agency GRU of “reckless and indiscriminate cyberattacks,” blaming it for everything from the hacking of top athletes’ medical records to disruptions on the Kyiv subway system to the theft of emails at the Democratic National Committee. The accusation was unusually forthright 9

October 4, 2018 4:53 AM Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight set to get 28 years in prison

Knight had felony convictions for armed robbery and assault. He lost control of Death Row after it was forced into bankruptcy. In January 2015, he got into a fight with a longtime rival, Cle “Bone” Sloan, a consultant on the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” In a moment captured on surveillance video, Knight backed his truck into Sloan, who was injured 13

October 3, 2018 9:07 PM Cubs’ Addison Russell suspended 40 games for violating MLB’s domestic abuse policy

CHICAGO—Addison Russell’s future with the Cubs became more uncertain Wednesday after he accepted a 40-game suspension without pay for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Russell’s unpaid suspension is retroactive to Sept. 21 and he has agreed not to appeal the suspension. “My office has completed 12

October 3, 2018 2:11 AM Trudeau says 2019 federal election likely to be the nastiest one yet

Having just reached a new trilateral North American trade agreement with the United States and Mexico, Trudeau reached back to the previous European trade deal Harper reached in 2015. Trudeau said he deliberately got to his feet in the House of Commons to congratulate Harper. “This idea of automatically hating something just because of who did it is a weak point 7

October 2, 2018 2:06 AM Cristiano Ronaldo being sued, accused of rape by Nevada woman

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a Nevada woman who said he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of “fixers” to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,000. The suit says the woman asked police last month to reopen the criminal case; Las Vegas police 10

October 1, 2018 8:26 PM Sarah Palin’s son, Track Palin, accused of another assault

Palin is in jail facing charges including assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He appeared in court Saturday, where a judge set a $500 unsecured bond with the condition of wearing a monitoring device if released. Palin, whose mother was the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, was arrested in an assault on his father, Todd, last December 11