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January 11, 2019 5:06 PM Texas police find body of infant who was reported abducted

SAN ANTONIO - A 34-year-old man who initially told San Antonio authorities that his infant son was abducted has led investigators to the child’s body. The body of 8-month-old King Jay Davila was found in a buried backpack less than a mile from his home, according to a police affidavit. Police Chief William McManus told reporters Thursday, before the discovery 46

January 11, 2019 3:03 PM Prosecutor won’t seek death penalty in Catholic store attack

St. Louis County prosecutor Wesley Bell says he won’t seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a religious supplies store. Bell said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that he will seek life in prison without the possibility of parole for Thomas Bruce. Bruce is charged with first-degree 47

January 3, 2019 8:54 PM California inmate takes unlikely path to freedom: Podcasting

The podcast project started after Poor, a San Francisco Bay Area artist who has volunteered at San Quentin since 2011, approached Woods. In 2016, Poor saw Public Radio Exchange’s Radiotopia network was sponsoring a podcast talent contest, and she asked Lt. Sam Robinson, San Quentin’s spokesman, for permission to enter. Another co-creator, Antwan Williams 49

December 31, 2018 9:52 PM Canadian stocks close out worst year since 2008 with a gain

Canadian stocks rose on the final trading day of the year but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from posting their worst annual performance since 2008. The S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 0.7 per cent to 14,322.86 on thin New Year’s Eve volume after U.S. President Donald Trump reported “big progress” in trade talks with China. The benchmark lost 5.8 per cent in December 83

December 29, 2018 12:50 AM Auston Matthews, Mike Bossy and the joy of flex

The day Matthews began getting free sticks as a top prospect “was a big sigh of relief for them, for sure.” Matthews now uses a Bauer model that’s far lighter and whippier than anything available in Bossy’s era. “My go-to shot back then was the snap shot,” Bossy said. “Whereas today it looks like they’re using a hybrid of what I’d call an old-time wrister 65

December 23, 2018 5:09 PM Hand-held self-checkout emerges at Canadian retailers with middling results

He has noticed customers prefer hand-held self-checkout when buying a few items, but that letting a cashier ring up a purchase is more ideal when someone has a full cart or basket. “(Hand-held self-checkout) is not for everyone and it is not for every occasion,” he said. “I know some retailers have had checkout on the app and some customers liked it and some didn’t 65

December 17, 2018 10:15 PM U.S. border towns fret as fewer Canadians use mailbox stores

But Michael LeBlanc, a senior retail adviser at the Retail Council of Canada, a trade group, said Trump had stirred Canadian pride. “They were generally insulted by the tone,” he said of Canadians, “and it kind of put steel in their spines; ‘Well, I’m just not going to shop in America.’” Steve Hagen, who runs a mailbox store in Blaine, said he was closely 152

December 17, 2018 10:13 PM Miniso’s Canadian business faces bankruptcy application, fraud accusations

Miniso’s Canadian operations are facing a court fight that could force newly-opened operations of the Chinese discount retailer into bankruptcy. According to Supreme Court of British Columbia Court filings, Miniso Guangzhou LLC has filed an application seeking to begin bankruptcy proceedings for the brand’s Canadian business. The company is accusing 51

December 12, 2018 5:19 PM Residential condo tower part of new Mount Royal Village development

A $120-million, 34-storey condo will be part of the ongoing multi-million dollar mixed-use redevelopment of Mount Royal Village. Vancouver-based Embassy BOSA will build 223 upscale residences in The Royal tower in partnership with First Capital Realty. The project will include 90,000 square feet of retail and office space anchored by a high-end grocery 52

November 30, 2018 7:26 PM Back-to-back earthquakes shake Alaska, shattering roads and windows

“It’s one of those things where in your head, you think, ‘OK, it’s going to stop,’ and you say that to yourself so many times in your head that finally you think, ‘OK, maybe this isn’t going to stop,’” he said. Soon after the shaking ended, the school bus pulled up and the children boarded, but the driver stopped at a bridge and refused to go across 70