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January 23, 2018 11:00 AM Nashville’s soap-opera animals have turned into vegetables

Sexy beasts of this TV show’s past seasons have grown up far too much, writes Johanna Schneller. Scarlett (Clare Bowen) spies her ex, Gunnar (Sam Palladio), at the farmer’s market. She hides behind the zucchinis. She knocks over the zucchinis. They chat awkwardly. He asks if she’s been playing. She tells him she’s “thinking about taking a break from it all, just for a minute 7

January 23, 2018 3:34 AM Bill Cosby performs surprise show ahead of retrial

80-year-old comic jokes with friendly crowd in hometown jazz club Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case. The 80-year-old entertainer took the stage for about 7

January 23, 2018 3:11 AM Evacuations over but highway remains closed after fire at Port Coquitlam, B.C., train yard

No injuries from fire caused by collision between train and truck at Canadian Pacific Railway yard Homes and businesses near a Canadian Pacific Railway yard in Port Coquitlam, B.C., were evacuated after a truck and a train car collided Monday night, sparking a large fire. The 6:35 p.m. PT collision caused no injuries, the City of Port Coquitlam said in a statement 6

January 21, 2018 10:32 AM Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Target is militia known as People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers a terror group Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region. Turkish officials said the troops entered the enclave of Afrin a day after dozens of Turkish 10

January 20, 2018 7:15 PM Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a warning Thursday that extremist groups may be planning attacks against hotels A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and were exchanging fire with security forces on Saturday as residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who managed to escape unhurt 8

January 20, 2018 4:26 PM All-female team of U.K. soldiers completes historic Antarctica crossing

After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition became the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. LONDON—A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition crossed 10

January 19, 2018 10:14 PM No infractions found at a Burger King accused of having foreign workers living in basement: Alberta Labour

An earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant. The provincial labour ministry says there was a site inspection and no occupational health and safety or employment standards issues were found. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.—Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public 9

January 19, 2018 12:25 AM Some EpiPens, used to treat life-threatening allergic reaction, in short supply

The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-mg form of the EpiPen because of a manufacturing disruption. The 0.15-mg EpiPen Jr. product for young children is not affected. The company 8

January 18, 2018 4:28 PM 'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste storage near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories facility in Chalk River, Ont., could be up and running in 2020 Indigenous groups say a plan to store nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is "insanity" and want the federal government to intervene. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a private company, wants a 10-year licence to keep running the Chalk River 8

January 17, 2018 11:26 PM Liberals devote $20M to gender-based violence services in vulnerable communities

Status of Women Canada says the money will go to developing services for survivors in Indigenous, LGBTQ and immigrant populations. OTTAWA—The Liberal government is devoting $20 million to develop projects aimed at preventing gender-based violence in vulnerable communities that have a shortage of support for victims and their families. Status of Women 10