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November 15, 2018 7:05 PM Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is the CEO of the Lana Marks Collections design firm which caters to celebrities. She speaks Xhosa and Afrikaans and lives in Palm Beach, Florida. There has been no U.S. ambassador to South Africa since Trump’s election. The extended vacancy had led to criticism that the Trump administration was less committed 5

November 15, 2018 6:00 PM Marijuana startup backed by John Boehner goes public in Canada

“We humbly believe we’re leading that hunt,” Murphy said in an interview. “We intend to maintain that pole position.” Murphy made his initial weed investment in 2011, putting money into a medical cannabis company in Maine. Acreage has since acquired licenses in Massachusetts, California, New Jersey, Florida, New York and other states. It’s jockeying 6

November 13, 2018 6:25 AM Brooke Henderson won’t cut back on busy schedule as she chases top spot on LPGA Tour

“When I was on this year my game was really good. I did have some off weeks but generally my game is good and it’s getting better which is cool to think about.” Henderson said level of competition on the LPGA Tour has gotten tougher since she turned professional at 18. For example, Ariya Jutanugarn, currently the world No. 1, has finished in the top-10 in more than half the tournaments 10

November 2, 2018 11:18 PM Roberto Luongo return helps Florida Panthers beat Jets in Helsinki

“Our start wasn’t very good, actually it was pretty awful, our start,” Boughner said. “They tested him (Luongo) early and he was really good and I think that gave us time to get feet underneath of us and start rolling a little bit. That’s what good goalies do, they make the saves at the right time.” Coming off a hat trick Thursday night in Winnipeg’s 10

November 1, 2018 10:11 PM NHL plans regular season games in Prague, Stockholm, says Bettman

HELSINKI—NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that the NHL is planning to play a season-opening game in Prague and another two games in Stockholm next season. Bettman, speaking before the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets play for the first of their two regular-season games in Finland on Thursday, said the league is planning to keep a presence in Europe 19

October 23, 2018 9:21 PM Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson ‘feeling good’ after concussion

Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson is back practising with his teammates after being sidelined with his first-ever concussion. The 19-year-old says he’s feeling good and will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip to Las Vegas and Arizona, but there’s no timeline yet for when the centre will be slotted back into the line up. Pettersson 18

October 19, 2018 8:49 PM Officials: 35 lives, $1.3 billion in timber lost to Hurricane Michael

Fire co-ordinator Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka was on his tractor when he was killed Thursday, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office said on its official Facebook page. “We love you, grieve with you, and are praying for all of you,” Gulf County firefighters said on their Facebook page. That brought the storm’s death toll in Florida to 25, and 35 overall 15

October 10, 2018 11:50 PM Israel defends detention of U.S. student who allegedly promoted boycott

JERUSALEM—A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government’s handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past week over allegations that she promoted a boycott against the Jewish state. In an interview, Gilad Erdan, who oversees the government’s efforts to counter 24

October 5, 2018 3:35 PM Nuns couldn’t stop Wells Fargo from making another big gun loan

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co. is doubling down on the gun industry, undaunted by criticism of its deep ties to firearm companies and the National Rifle Association. The San Francisco-based bank last week issued a $40 million line of credit to gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., according to financial filings. That’s on top of the $431 million in debt that Wells 19

October 3, 2018 1:49 AM Wednesday NHL preview: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs

John Tavares makes one of the most significant debuts by a new Leaf in generations. The hometown boy, who scored five goals in four pre-season games, already has the fan base thinking big ... Montreal fan favourite Brendan Gallagher earned an assistant’s A when the Canadiens recently named Shea Weber captain. Gallagher’s 31-goal season was one of the few bright 16