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January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 5

January 20, 2018 2:34 PM 2 Canadians, 2 Americans kidnapped in Nigeria freed, in good condition, police say

Police and a special anti-kidnapping squad rescued the foreigners in the Kagarko local government area Friday night after a massive manhunt, state police said. YOLA, NIGERIA—Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday. Police and a special 5

January 19, 2018 2:00 PM Chris Hemsworth goes into 12 Strong battle pondering Thor’s future

The Thor actor has had a packed two years, working non-stop to film and promote multiple Marvel movies and the new film 12 Strong. The Thor actor lists off a packed schedule going back two years, including production of last November’s hit Thor: Ragnarok. That was followed by his modern horse-soldier adventure 12 Strong before filming back-to-back appearances 7

January 19, 2018 3:56 AM Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler dies at age 60

Richler “had an extraordinary ability to see into the human heart to create complex characters,” said the senior vice-president and executive publisher at HarperCollins. Her most recent novel, The Imposter Bride, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012. VANCOUVER—Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler has died in Vancouver at the age of 60 following 6

January 16, 2018 3:30 PM Good Samaritan's 'amazing actions' saved woman from cold, paramedics say

Elderly woman spotted Tuesday morning wandering along Uplands Drive in housecoat and socks Ottawa paramedics are praising a "Good Samaritan" who brought a woman in her 80s in from the freezing cold in south Ottawa Tuesday morning, potentially saving her from serious injuries. In a news release, paramedics said a woman saw the elderly woman walking along 14

January 16, 2018 2:03 PM White House to share more details about Trump’s health later today

But further insight into his mental acuity is not expected. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson declared Trump to be in “excellent health” following last Friday’s exam. WASHINGTON—A fuller readout of U.S. President Donald Trump’s health following his first medical checkup is expected later Tuesday. Trump’s White House physician — Navy doctor Ronny Jackson — declared 12

January 12, 2018 8:58 PM 20-year-old Florida man wins $451-million Mega Millions jackpot

“I’m only 20, but I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity,” Shane Missler, of Port Richey, Fl. said in a statement. Missler chose to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999 instead of more in annual installments. TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions 12

January 10, 2018 4:08 PM Canada projected to win 33 medals at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: analytics company

The 33 forecasted medals would wallop Canada’s previous top total of 26 claimed at Vancouver 2010. The projection put Canada third in a virtual medal table behind Germany and Norway. The 33 medals forecasted for the Canadian team (seven gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze) would wallop the country’s previous top total of 26 claimed by the host team at the 2010 Winter 10

January 9, 2018 10:01 PM Fatal Kansas 'swatting' suspect wanted for similar hoax in Calgary

Police say 25-year-old Tyler Barriss has been charged for making a prank call that resulted in armed response The Los Angeles suspect in a fatal swatting incident in the United States has been charged by Calgary police for a similar, but non-fatal, hoax. Swatting is when a call is made to police claiming that a major incident, often involving hostages 19

January 8, 2018 3:45 PM Steve Bannon’s ‘treasonous’ criticism was aimed ‘directly at Don Jr.,’ Fire and Fury author says

Bannon said his description wasn’t aimed at Trump’s son, but at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Michael Wolff told MSNBC that isn’t true. WASHINGTON—The author of an explosive new book that questions President Donald Trump’s fitness for office on Monday contradicted Steve Bannon’s explanation of comments that had angered his former boss. Michael 11