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February 21, 2018 3:36 AM Andersen helps Maple Leafs blank Panthers

Frederik Andersen racks up career-high fifth shutout at Air Canada Centre. First, there was Aleksander Barkov on a point-blank chance in the first period. Then there was Colton Sceviour on a short-handed breakaway in the second period. Whenever the Florida Panthers had a golden chance Tuesday night, Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen had the answer. And once again 14

February 20, 2018 5:36 PM Wholesale sales fell unexpectedly in December, Statistics Canada says

OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.5 per cent to $63 billion in December, the first decrease in three months. Economists had expected an increase of 0.4 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. Sales fell in five of the seven subsectors tracked, representing 65 per cent of total wholesale sales. Statistics Canada says the personal and household 11

February 14, 2018 7:29 PM Questions remain after Prentice grounds Alberta’s fleet

EDMONTON - Alberta’s taxpayer-funded fleet will be grounded by early December, a government source says, but it may be much longer before the actual costs of the move are known. The decision to scrap Alberta’s controversial taxpayer-funded fleet came on Sept. 16, shortly after Jim Prentice was sworn in as premier. Since then, the fleet hasn’t been used by government 36

February 14, 2018 2:26 PM Trump lawyer says he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket

Michael Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times that he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels. WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney said Tuesday he paid $130,000 (U.S.) out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump 10

February 14, 2018 5:19 AM Trump's lawyer confirms payment made to adult performer Stormy Daniels

Michael Cohen tells New York Times he paid $130K out of his own pocket and claims payment was lawful President Donald Trump's personal attorney said Tuesday he paid $130,000 US out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times that he was not reimbursed 91

February 13, 2018 10:49 PM Portuguese police seize kilo of cocaine from swim trunks

Two men - one of whom flew from northern Brazil - are now under arrest for suspected drug trafficking. Cocaine traffickers in Lisbon may be in arrears after Portuguese police officers arrested a man who arrived at Lisbon’s main airport with a pair of gaudy swimming shorts – and nearly a kilo of cocaine inside two brown bags taped over his buttocks 8

February 11, 2018 6:37 PM Canadians lukewarm when it comes to making mobile payments for purchases: study

TORONTO - Hype for mobile payments is growing but Canadians generally aren't very eager to pay for purchases with their smartphones, suggests a new report. Canadians are still apprehensive about using their phone in lieu of cash, debit or credit cards, according to a study by global research company GfK, which conducted online surveys with consumers 10

February 8, 2018 2:22 AM Nancy Pelosi makes 8-hour plea to help ‘dreamers’

The Democrat minority leader’s speech ranked as the longest given by a member of the House of Representatives in at least a century, possibly ever, focusing on an issue that has vexed Democrats for months. WASHINGTON—House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi commandeered the House floor Wednesday for a day-into-night marathon plea to Republicans for action 12

February 7, 2018 7:56 PM Consumer prices in Alberta rise higher than Canada

Consumer prices in Alberta showed the highest annual increase in October than any other province, says Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported Friday that the Consumer Price Index in Alberta rose by three per cent, after a 2.6 per cent annual hike in September. Prices in the Calgary census metropolitan area were up by 3.3 per cent following a 3.2 per cent annual 23

February 5, 2018 5:52 PM Paul Simon announces his upcoming tour will be his last

Retiring 'feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief,' Simon said Only a few days after Elton John announced he will retire from touring in three years, another venerable music figure is throwing in the touring towel — Paul Simon. Simon, 76, took to social media Monday to say his upcoming tour will be his last, citing 22