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September 21, 2018 3:39 PM Amazon’s new microwave: ‘Alexa, please defrost my chicken’

SEATTLE—In a bid to control the smart home of the future, Amazon.com Inc. is offering makers of electronics a small chip that would let people use their voice to command everything from microwaves and coffee machines to room fans and guitar amplifiers. The online retail giant is hoping big manufacturers will sign up to incorporate the Alexa-enabled chips 13

September 17, 2018 10:10 PM Mulroney attacks are sexist, says Ontario’s women’s issues minister

Caroline Mulroney has faced sexist attacks that are “beyond the pale” in recent days over her role as attorney general and the government’s use of the notwithstanding clause, says the minister responsible for women’s issues. Lisa MacLeod told reporters that from Queen’s Park protesters to a city councillor’s tweets to media reports and other social media 10

September 12, 2018 7:59 PM SUV crashes into crowd in central China, killing nine

Calls to the Hengdong county public security bureau rang unanswered while an official who picked up the phone at the county government office would only confirm the death toll before hanging up the phone. China has experienced violent attacks in public places in recent years, including bombings and arson of buses and buildings, sometimes by people trying 9

September 10, 2018 5:08 PM Toronto police charge two landlords with negligence after fatal fire in May killed U of T student

Shortly after the fire at 10 Haida Crt., the Star visited several of these Scarborough houses. At one, 3321 Ellesmere Rd., the Star entered and saw a basement apartment home to eight international students with shared facilities and apparent safety hazards, including two mould-filled bathrooms, two kitchens — one of which did not have running water — and at least 10

September 8, 2018 5:54 PM Twenty-one new forest fires reported in Ontario, ministry says most caused by lightning

Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says there are 20 new forest fires in the northwestern part of the province. A spokesman for the ministry says the new fires were reported on Friday night and that they were caused by lightning. Jonathan Scott says there are 57 active fires in the northwest and 11 active fires in the northeast 7

September 8, 2018 1:57 AM Staff members at two California nursing homes allegedly abandoned seniors during wildfire

SAN FRANCISCO—As a firestorm descended on the Northern California city of Santa Rosa in October, staff members at two nursing homes abandoned their residents, many of them unable to walk and suffering from memory problems, according to a legal complaint filed by the California Department of Social Services. While none of the residents died or were injured 8

September 6, 2018 3:13 PM Four dead, including gunman, in Cincinnati bank shooting

CINCINNATI—Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooter opened fire early Thursday morning at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building. Isaac said the gunman then entered the bank’s lobby where he exchanged gunfire with police. It’s unclear if the gunman 14

September 5, 2018 6:26 PM India looking for statement retraction after Harvard professor calls coconut oil ‘pure poison’

NEW DELHI—When epidemiologist Karin Michels of Harvard University gave a lecture on nutrition in Germany this summer, she probably did not expect to set off an international incident. But after she called coconut oil “pure poison” and “one of the worst foods you can eat,” India decided to fire back. The comments by Michels sparked a mix of outrage and incredulity 17

September 3, 2018 3:03 AM 200-year-old Rio museum engulfed by massive fire

According to the museum’s website, it has more than 20,000 items related to the history of Brazil and other countries, and that many of its collections came from members of Brazil’s royal family. Connected to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the museum has expositions that include anthropology, archeology and paleontology, among others 12

August 30, 2018 12:25 AM Archbishop denies revenge fuelled abuse coverup bombshell

VATICAN CITY—The author of the bombshell accusation of a sex abuse coverup against Pope Francis denied Wednesday he acted out of revenge or anger, breaking his silence as his claims continued to divide a Catholic Church already polarized under Francis’ reformist agenda. While the Vatican is no stranger to scandal, leaks or plots, Archbishop Carlo Maria 9