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September 24, 2018 12:37 AM Democrats know of second Kavanaugh claim, New Yorker reports

A second woman has stepped forward with an accusation of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, this time during his college years at Yale University, the New Yorker reported Sunday. The magazine says Senate Democrats, who brought to light the claims of Christine Blasey Ford against U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for the nation’s 6

September 21, 2018 1:27 PM U.K. investigation says Novichok poisoning suspects detained and released by Dutch this year

Dutch authorities didn’t immediately confirm the report, saying Friday that they were assessing an Associated Press request for comment. Britain has charged Petrov and Boshirov with trying to kill Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with the Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok. Media reports last week said two unidentified Russian spies were arrested 9

September 17, 2018 10:10 PM Mulroney attacks are sexist, says Ontario’s women’s issues minister

Caroline Mulroney has faced sexist attacks that are “beyond the pale” in recent days over her role as attorney general and the government’s use of the notwithstanding clause, says the minister responsible for women’s issues. Lisa MacLeod told reporters that from Queen’s Park protesters to a city councillor’s tweets to media reports and other social media 10

September 15, 2018 4:33 PM Florida officials respond to Trump’s claim, without evidence, that Puerto Rico deaths are made up

In a Tuesday press update on Florence, he called his administration’s response to Maria an “unsung success,” while also falsely claiming Puerto Rico “had no electricity essentially before the storm.” As Florence approached the Carolinas on Thursday morning, Trump’s frustrations over persistent Maria criticism boiled over on Twitter, where he floated 16

September 12, 2018 7:47 PM Toronto schools put on lockdown, hold and secure after two separate shootings

Several Toronto schools were put into lockdown or hold and secure Wednesday after two separate shootings in Etobicoke and Scarborough. Paramedics said they found a male teen victim with a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics also took two teen girls to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police spokesperson Gary Long said the girls 20

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 8, 2018 6:40 PM ‘Smiling’ seal spotted on N.L. beach dies, prompts DFO warning

SALMON COVE, N.L.—What began as a unique photo opportunity ended in sadness last week, as a young harp seal died just a couple of days after it charmed spectators on the shores of a popular Newfoundland beach. Leona Rockwood went to Salmon Cove Sands on the Avalon Peninsula early Labour Day morning to take some pictures of the sunrise, but was delighted 9

September 6, 2018 11:45 PM Twitter permanently bans right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for abusive video

Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behaviour, a day after Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged bias against conservatives on the platform. The company said Jones won’t be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. In a tweet 12

September 6, 2018 6:24 PM Couche-Tard optimistic about PC Optimum loyalty program despite sales drop

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says it’s too early to tell what long-term impact dumping the embattled Aeroplan loyalty program at its Esso branded convenience stores will have, but the time it took for the brand to switch to the PC Optimum program has already hampered sales. The Quebec-based retailer behind Circle K stores said in an earnings call on Thursday 15

September 4, 2018 5:46 PM Laurentian Bank reports flat profit in third quarter

MONTREAL—Laurentian Bank of Canada’s net income was virtually flat in the third quarter compared with last year at $54.9 million, as the company recorded acquisition-related costs and other expense increases that offset five per cent higher revenue. The Montreal-based company’s net income per share amounted to $1.23 per share, which was down from $1.48 per share 14