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January 14, 2019 9:00 AM Ontario premier to meet with GM, other automakers and union president in Detroit

DETROIT - A spokeswoman for Ontario’s premier says Doug Ford will use a trip to a Detroit auto show to meet with executives from General Motors and several other automakers today. Ivana Yelich says Ford will not try to push GM to reconsider shuttering its plant in Oshawa at year’s end when he meets with them at the North American International Auto Show. She says the company 82

January 12, 2019 12:59 AM New Toronto Raptor Patrick McCaw keeping things in perspective

Patrick McCaw, the free-agent guard who officially signed with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, knows that better than most. The 23-year-old former Golden State Warrior suffered a particularly scary bone bruise when he was undercut by Vince Carter in a game against the Sacramento Kings last April. McCaw landed hard on his back and was stretchered 42

January 11, 2019 7:42 PM OAS invokes Inter-American Democratic Charter on Nicaragua

WASHINGTON - The head of the Organization of American States is calling on the body to formally assess the state of democracy in Nicaragua and possibly to take action to “foster the restoration of democracy.” The Central American nation has been mired in a political crisis since protests broke out in April demanding President Daniel Ortega leave office 22

January 11, 2019 11:50 AM Gorsuch named as trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gorsuch was nominated to the high court by President Donald Trump and took his seat in April 2017. He previously served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and at the U.S. Department of Justice as principal 17

January 11, 2019 4:09 AM Board picks new name for school that had Confederate name

ARLINGTON, Va. - A school board in northern Virginia has picked a new name for a school that had been named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee. News outlets report that Washington-Lee High School will now be known as Washington-Liberty High School. The Arlington County school board voted 5-0 in favour of the name change Thursday evening. The board 20

January 10, 2019 8:40 PM Maryland attorney general: Hotline for clergy abuse victims

BALTIMORE - Maryland’s attorney general has set up a hotline for victims to report child sex abuse associated with a school or place of worship. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the creation of the new hotline in a statement Thursday. Unlike other U.S. states that have announced probes into clergy sex abuse, Frosh’s office has only publicly called 17

January 10, 2019 8:29 PM The Latest: Lawmakers react to new governor’s first budget

Newsom will work with the Legislature over the next six months to finalize the budget. Surpluses often change between the governor’s January budget presentation and the final budget due in June. Gov. Gavin Newsom says California is “not playing small ball” as he seeks more than $1 billion to combat the most populous state’s homeless problem by encouraging 18

January 10, 2019 2:14 AM Raptors adding to depth at guard with former Warrior Patrick McCaw

He would appear to be a solid fit for the Raptors, who can assume his minimum salary without any significant tax implications and who have a need for a promising backcourt player. Toronto waived guard Lorenzo Brown earlier this week and filling that hole with a proven NBA player makes sense, providing depth behind Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Norm Powell 24

January 9, 2019 1:55 AM Chicago brewery offers ‘beer for a year’ 43-yard field goal challenge

CHICAGO—On Sunday, the Chicago Bears lost a heartbreaker of a playoff game, as kicker Cody Parkey’s 43-yard field goal attempt clanged off the goalposts — twice — to end what had been a promising season. On Monday, amid the social media fury of irate football fans, Goose Island Beer Co. had an idea: Let the fans kick out their disappointment. At first 29

January 8, 2019 7:23 PM Nova Scotia’s minimum wage expected to increase to $11.55 on April 1

The minimum wage is also expected to rise to about $12.10 in April 2020 and $12.65 in April 2021. Starting April 1, 2022, the rate will be adjusted annually with inflation. According to Statistics Canada, 6.6 per cent of employees in Nova Scotia earned minimum wage during the period of April 2016 to March 2017. Minimum wage earners work primarily in retail 28