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February 23, 2018 10:59 AM Canada shut out of team curling medals as Koe loses bronze-medal game

It’s the first time since curling returned to the Winter Games in 1998 that Canadian teams didn’t finish on the podium. PYEONGCHANG, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF—There will be no team curling medal for Canada at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Calgary’s Kevin Koe lost 7-5 to Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz in the men’s bronze-medal game Friday. It’s the first time since 8

February 22, 2018 4:54 PM Evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honour at the U.S. Capitol next week. He’s the first religious leader to be given the tribute

Congress has held such solemn ceremonies just 32 times in American history. WASHINGTON—The body of the late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honour at the U.S. Capitol, congressional leaders announced Thursday, with the evangelist becoming the first religious leader to be honoured by the nation in that way. Graham, who died Wednesday age 99, will lie in honour 11

February 19, 2018 3:56 PM U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend at the Olympics and the internet cheered

“My childhood self would never have dreamed of seeing a gay kiss on TV at the Olympics but for the first time ever a kid watching at home can,” Kenworthy later tweeted. American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend on camera Sunday and the moment has captured the internet’s heart. “Didn't realize this moment was being filmed yesterday but I'm so happy 16

February 17, 2018 1:10 AM EPA head Scott Pruitt billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

Trump's Environmental Protection Agency administrator said a “toxic environment politically” required his first-class travel and protection from a 24-hour security detail. SAN FRANCISCO—Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 (U.S.) for his trips over six months last year, according to travel 12

February 16, 2018 1:26 AM Trudeau won't meet with Indian leader behind Sikh separatist controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not meet with the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of Trudeau's cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement. Despite Indian media reports that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is to be Trudeau's tour guide at the Golden Temple in Amritsar during a state visit to India that begins 13

February 15, 2018 3:32 PM Happy-go-lucky Hudec gets ready to ski off into the sunset

Veteran downhiller who won bronze for Canada in Sochi to make super G his final race — as a member of the Czech team PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA—Manny Osborne-Paradis, the Canadian downhiller, was spinning a yarn about his old friend Jan Hudec. At a World Cup ski race years ago, the story goes, Hudec was late going to the hill. “He came running into my room. And he’s like, ‘I can’t 9

February 14, 2018 3:53 PM No change to Netflix's 13 Reasons Why plans amid sexual misconduct allegations against author Jay Asher

Splits from Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators amid harassment complaints A planned second season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix will be unaffected by the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against author Jay Asher. Netflix said in a statement on Tuesday that Asher was uninvolved in the new season, scheduled to air this year. The streaming 20

February 13, 2018 2:35 PM Watch Swiss freestyle skier Fabian Bösch execute his escalator moves

As if there wasn’t enough sport going on in Pyeongchang, Swiss freestyle skier Fabian Bösch has come up with a new discipline. In a video posted on his Instagram page, the 20-year-old adopted a new way of climbing an escalator: by hanging on to the outside of the moving railing and letting it drag him up to the top. It was a prank that drew giggles from the videographer 11

February 10, 2018 7:27 AM Israel, citing Iranian drone launched from Syria, strikes back with force

Israel says it is holding Iran directly responsible for the violation of airspace The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday and struck Iranian targets in Syria that launched it, in what the military called a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty." The military said its planes faced heavy 23

February 6, 2018 9:20 PM Hot Docs 2018 eyes Europe and Mexico

The 2018 edition of the Hot Docs film festival will emphasize documentaries from Europe and Mexico, in a time of global change. A special program called The Changing Face of Europe will showcase 10 new docs that illustrate a continent in transition — culturally, geographically, economically and politically. “The program reflects on the ‘new Europe’ with its current 18