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August 13, 2018 2:54 AM U.S. Pentagon chief defends his reversal on Space Force

BRASILIA, BRAZIL—U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon’s approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in U.S. Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about 12

August 12, 2018 3:02 PM Slain Fredericton police officer was passionate about helping her community

FREDERICTON—A Fredericton police officer killed in Friday’s shootings was passionate about mental health and helping her community, according to the executive director of a local housing centre for women in crisis. Fiona Williams of Liberty Lane says she knew Const. Sara Burns for most of her life, but the two only reconnected within the past six months 12

August 10, 2018 10:13 PM Battling one of the worst fire seasons, Ontario commits millions more to the fight

Dry conditions and frequent lightning have led to one of the province’s worst fire seasons, prompting the Ontario government to spend an extra $100 million to battle the blazes. “This is an additional amount of money to be injected into our fire system,” Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Jeff Yurek told the Star in a telephone interview Friday 9

August 10, 2018 12:58 PM Cineplex profit jumps in second quarter on higher attendance, more spending per person

Cineplex Inc. had $24.4 million of net income in the second quarter, beating analyst profit estimates, as total revenue increased by 12.4 per cent from last year and the company made progress on its cost-reduction efforts. The Toronto-based cinema and entertainment company says revenue for the three-months ended June 30 was $409 million, a record high for the second 11

August 3, 2018 7:00 PM More than 100 goats invade Idaho neighbourhood, chew on everything they could find

Goats do not belong on West Summerwind Dr., a quiet residential area in Boise, Idaho. But do not tell them that. Goats roam where they please, and around 7:15 a.m. Friday, bewildered homeowners awoke to find more than 100 of the animals casing the neighbourhood, looking for anything they could munch on. “I just saw dozens and dozens of goats chewing 14

August 2, 2018 1:53 PM Vancouver’s homes may be costly to buy, but they’re cheap to own

The city’s light property-tax burden has been a significant incentive for speculative investment, especially in high-end homes, according to Rhys Kesselman, an economist and public-policy expert at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. In turn, “it’s likely one factor in driving the stratospheric prices,” he said. Speculative cash, some of it from abroad 12

July 24, 2018 7:21 PM Facebook opens subsidiary in China after being locked out of the country for years

The filing, which is no longer accessible, provided few details about what the subsidiary will — or won’t — do. It stated the “business scope” included technology development, technical services and investment consulting, among long list of other things. Facebook had quietly launched a photo-sharing app called “Colorful Balloons” for the Chinese market 15

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 14

July 11, 2018 6:03 PM Why you can’t buy that Harry Kane World Cup jersey

The advance of three unfancied teams (Croatia, Belgium and England) to the World Cup semifinals has offered up its own test to the sportswear giants Nike Inc. and Adidas AG: How they’re coping with the shift to fast fashion. Both companies face increasing competition from upstarts who aim to cut the time it takes to conceive, design and manufacture sportswear 14

July 11, 2018 9:39 AM Trudeau announces new Canada led NATO training mission in Iraq

BRUSSELS— The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Brussels on Wednesday as part of the annual alliance summit. Trudeau said the mission, to begin in the fall of 2018 in Baghdad and the surrounding vicinity, will include the deployment of as many as 250 Canadian 9