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November 15, 2018 11:09 PM Woman ticketed for not holding escalator handrail to be heard by Supreme Court

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada agreed Thursday to hear the case of a woman who was ticketed and arrested after she refused instructions to hold onto an escalator handrail. Bela Kosoian was in a subway station in the Montreal suburb of Laval in 2009 when a police officer told her to respect a pictogram with the instruction, “hold the handrail 6

November 13, 2018 2:38 PM HNA’s Seaco unit is said to attract Orix, Ontario Teachers

HNA Group Co.’s sale of container-leasing business Seaco has attracted potential bidders including Japanese financial firm Orix Corp. and Bermuda-based Triton International Ltd., people familiar with the matter said. Seaco has also drawn preliminary interest from investment funds including Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which owns rival lessor SeaCube 8

November 13, 2018 4:01 AM Lawsuit alleges Chicago police officer shot security guard who was holding suspect

CHICAGO—A police officer fatally shot an armed security guard, who was wearing a hat with “security” emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside the suburban Chicago bar where the guard worked, an attorney for the guard’s family said Monday after filing a federal lawsuit. Jemel Roberson, 26, was pronounced dead shortly 8

October 24, 2018 4:03 PM Canada Post workers hold second day of rotating strikes at plants in Toronto area

TORONTO — Canada Post employees are holding a second day of rotating strikes at large mail sorting plants in the Toronto-area today. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says members are back at two of Canada’s busiest postal plants, which forced delays in shipments of tens of thousands of letters and parcels across the country on Tuesday. The 24-hour 18

October 16, 2018 3:44 PM Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

TEHRAN, IRAN — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard’s intelligence department. The rest include seven members of the Basij 19

October 15, 2018 2:18 AM Korean government officials meet to discuss post-summit specifics

In their third summit this year, Moon and Kim committed to reviving economic co-operation when possible, voicing optimism that international sanctions could end and allow such activity, and holding a groundbreaking ceremony by the end of the year on an ambitious project to connect their roads and railways. The North and South also announced measures 17

October 4, 2018 9:17 PM Juan Romero, busboy who ran to Robert Kennedy’s aid, dies at 68

He got a job at the Ambassador Hotel as a dishwasher and later a busboy. He met Kennedy the day before the California primary, when the senator and his aides ordered room service. Romero was on duty and came into the room with a group of other busboys. He saw Kennedy toward the back — one hand holding a curtain and the other gripping a phone. Kennedy 13

September 30, 2018 2:05 AM Reds rout Revolution to show they’re not done yet

Things only got worse for the home team in the 18th minute, when striker Jozy Altidore limped off for a second straight game. Altidore was included in the starting 11 after turning his ankle in a loss to the New York Red Bulls a week earlier, but quickly made way for fellow forward Lucas Janson. The loss of Altidore was mitigated by the performance from a revved-up 15

September 28, 2018 12:56 PM India’s top court lifts temple’s ban on women who menstruate

NEW DELHI—India’s Supreme Court on Friday lifted a temple’s ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple, one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centres in the world. Some religious figures consider menstruating women 16

September 23, 2018 2:30 AM Toronto Argonauts lose heartbreaker to Saskatchewan Roughriders

Brett Lauther’s 56-yard field goal with 1:14 remaining earned the Saskatchewan Roughriders a wild 30-29 road win over the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday night. Lauther’s boot came after Saskatchewan (8-5) drove to the Toronto 36-yard line. But quarterback Zach Collaros was penalized for intentional grounding, moving the ball to the Argos’ 48-yard line. Toronto 19