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September 19, 2018 7:17 PM U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics

Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before 6

September 19, 2018 5:02 PM Elizabeth Hay, Terese Marie Mailhot, and more on shortlist for $60,000 Writers’ Trust Nonfiction prize

Antigone Undone, by Will Aitken (University of Regina Press); All Things Consoled by Elizabeth Hay (McClelland and Stewart), Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot (Doubleday Canada); In Praise of Blood by Judi Rever (Random House Canada), and The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press) which comes out Oct. 1. Each of the finalists will receive $5,000. The winners 5

September 15, 2018 11:06 PM Survivor the Kitty still has nine lives despite Florence’s best efforts

It looked like they were close, the man and his young cat, and Simmons smiled at the thought. “His momma was in there,” Simmons said, referencing his home. “But she’s a wild cat.” All day, Simmons said, he’d watched the small boats arrive in his neighborhood and watched them haul away his neighbors. His house hadn’t been flooded, he said. The water rose and stopped 8

September 12, 2018 3:45 PM Missouri boy miraculously survives after meat skewer pierces skull

HARRISONVILLE, MO.—A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head. But miraculously, that’s where Xavier Cunningham’s bad luck ended. The skewer had completely missed Xavier’s eye, brain, spinal cord and major blood 11

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 8

September 6, 2018 9:00 AM Home prices rise against tighter supply in August

August appears to have cemented the Toronto region’s real estate recovery, with average resale home prices up 4.7 per cent year over year to $765,270, including single-family homes and highrise apartments. That is about $34,000 higher than the average a year ago. The number of detached-house sales increased 19.2 per cent in the 905 areas outside of Toronto 12

September 5, 2018 4:59 PM Alleged Fredericton shooter makes false statements about Muslims in video

Raymond, 48, is alleged to have fired down upon four people from his apartment window with a long gun, killing two civilians as they loaded a car for a trip and two police officers who responded to the scene on Aug. 10. In the video, Raymond falsely states that Muslim immigrants in St. John’s, N.L., had successfully demanded the removal of a cross from a church 14

September 4, 2018 10:34 PM U.S. Supreme Court nominee ‘turned his back’ on Parkland shooting victim’s father

Afterward, Guttenberg tweeted that Kavanaugh “pulled his hand back, turned his back to me and walked away. I guess he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence.” White House spokesperson Raj Shah said security intervened before Kavanaugh could shake the hand of the “unidentified individual.” He shared a video clip of the moment, saying it showed 16

September 4, 2018 1:12 AM Trump’s NAFTA threat leaves Trudeau locked in high-stakes game of poker

That’s because Trudeau has leverage, too. It comes, in part, from members of Congress who want Canada in the deal. Trudeau could stand firm if he were willing to bet either that Trump would not submit a Mexico-only agreement to Congress or that Congress would not be willing to approve such an agreement. “I think it’s a dicey congressional atmosphere 20

September 3, 2018 8:49 PM Bills’ McCoy still eligible for season opener during home invasion probe

Running back LeSean McCoy is eligible to play in the Buffalo Bills’ season opener on Sunday at Baltimore and there are no plans to place him on the commissioner’s exempt list, the NFL said Monday. Police in Georgia continue to investigate a July home invasion at a house owned by McCoy, during which his former girlfriend was allegedly injured. No criminal 11