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July 3, 2018 12:37 AM International Olympic Committee commits $925 million to 2026 host city as Calgary mulls bid

A Calgary Bid Exploration Committee estimated the cost of Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter Games at $4.6 billion with games revenues covering almost half the cost. That figure is under review, however. The price tag of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., was about $7.7 billion. The deadline to bid for the 2026 Games is January and the host city will be announced 10

June 22, 2018 10:30 AM Devious characters, grisly crimes mark the newest crop of mystery books

As narrators go, Finn, this novel’s principal teller of the tale, a wealthy English investment advisor, is reliable enough, though he may be withholding some details. At any rate, it seems he was serious about marrying a young woman named Layla until a dozen years ago when she vanished without a clue. The years pass, and Finn, still reliable but also still 13

June 20, 2018 3:38 PM Interpol carries out giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

PARIS—Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a month-long bust that exposed the international reach of traffickers, Interpol said Wednesday. Officials also confiscated thousands of live animals, including turtles in Malaysia and parrots in Mexico 10

June 14, 2018 6:06 PM Lawyer denies Elizabeth Wettlaufer was hired after being on a ‘do not hire’ list

Wettlaufer first tried to kill a nursing-home resident in 2007 while working at the Caressant Care home in Woodstock, Ont. She confessed, unprompted, to her crimes in September 2016, ending a two-decade-long career as a registered nurse marked by numerous medication errors, suspensions for incompetence, and murder. Wilmot-Smith said she had no idea Wettlaufer 18

June 14, 2018 12:50 PM Conflicting accounts over whether Wettlaufer was on a 'do not hire' list under maiden name, inquiry hears

Killer nurse confessed to killing 8 patients in her care and trying to kill or injure 6 others A public inquiry looking into how Elizabeth Wettlaufer was able to kill eight elderly patients in her care heard conflicting accounts Thursday about whether the ex-nurse was on a "do not hire" list used by one of Canada's largest nursing home owners early in her career 10

June 12, 2018 7:54 PM Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested after 4-hour standoff

There were at least three hostages at first, but one was reportedly freed shortly after the drama began at about 4 p.m., police union official Yves Lefebvre said. The freed hostage was reportedly doused with gasoline and hit in the face as he was freed, according to Lefebvre. The information could not be officially confirmed. The male suspect reportedly 10

June 10, 2018 11:22 PM What led to Trump’s outburst against Trudeau: Behind the scenes at the G7

Abe’s spokesperson, Noria Maruyama, said half the discussion around the table was about North Korea, with Trump having the unanimous support of his allies. The rest of the talk centred on Russia, which he said prompted a lot of “vivid” and “frank” discussion. En route to the summit, Trump had shocked everyone in calling for Russia to be readmitted to the G7. The others 12

June 10, 2018 4:00 PM Canadian women's rugby team captures 7s bronze

Men's team falls to New Zealand in bronze final at World Series event in Paris Canada's women's rugby sevens team beat host France 17-10 on Sunday for the bronze medal at the HSBC Paris tournament while the Canadian men placed fourth after a 38-5 loss to New Zealand. Bianca Farella scored two tries and Ghislaine Landry and Charity Williams had the others 18

June 9, 2018 10:31 PM Nadal faces power-hitter Thiem in final

So if anyone could head into the French Open final with even the slightest reason to think there’s a chance of preventing Nadal from winning a record-extending 11th championship at Roland Garros, it is his opponent Sunday. Yes, that’s right: Thiem. Not any sort of certainty, of course. Not even necessarily a ton of belief. But, sure, a little hope. Bresnik 11

June 7, 2018 11:57 PM Serena Williams expects to be ready for Wimbledon

PARIS—Serena Williams, who withdrew from the French Open before her fourth-round match with Maria Sharapova because of pain in her right pectoral muscle, is expected to play Wimbledon, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said. In an interview on Thursday at Roland Garros, Mouratoglou said Williams had been told to “rest for 15 days” before returning to action 9