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September 21, 2018 4:29 PM Airline fight push to regulate ticket-change fees

“I have sympathy for someone who is making a change well in advance,” Peter Ingram, chief executive of the airline’s parent Hawaiian Holdings Inc., said in an interview. “It’s worthwhile for us to consider whether we should change something on that.” John Heimlich, the airline trade group’s chief economist, said 3% of all passengers pay change fees, and that those 8

September 21, 2018 2:52 PM UEFA evaluates bids for 2024 championship, concerned about Turkey’s human rights

But the same UEFA executive committee that votes on Thursday on the Euro 2024 host already decided in May to send a showpiece to Turkey. The 2020 Champions League final will be staged in Istanbul at Ataturk Olympic Stadium, although the latest UEFA report said renovation work poses a risk to that event or Euro 2024. Germany has sought to make Turkey’s 11

September 20, 2018 3:48 PM GO Transit adding trips on Lakeshore train lines

At a news conference at GO’s Willowbrook yard in Etobicoke on Thursday, Transportation Minister John Yakabuski announced a 21-per-cent increase to service on the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East GO corridors. Starting Monday, GO will add 220 new trips per week on the two lines. “With these new trips there will be more than 400,000 train seats available 10

September 17, 2018 1:04 AM Canadians retool for basketball qualifier minus NBA star power

Venezuela moved atop the qualifying group with a 79-78 overtime win over Dominican Republic at home on Sunday — ahead of 6-1 Canada, 6-2 Brazil and 5-3 Dominican Republic. Chile is 1-6 and all but out of contention for a world championship berth. The group that includes Canada and Chile was thrown for a bit of a loop Sunday when U.S. Virgin Islands 11

September 4, 2018 4:24 PM Steve Bannon dropped from New Yorker Festival after outrage from speakers

Jim Carrey played his disapproval with a little more lightheartedness. “Bannon? And me? On the same program?” he wrote. “Could never happen.” Writer and activist Roxane Gay also spoke out against the magazine’s invitation. “The New Yorker has been my holy grail for the whole of my writing life. There is no publishing credit I want more. I was writing 12

September 4, 2018 1:04 PM Two dead, 3,000 stranded at airport as typhoon Jebi slams west Japan

TOKYO—A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region’s main international airport and strong winds to blow a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. The storm left at least two people dead. Jebi, reportedly the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 11

August 27, 2018 1:42 PM John McCain’s former Vietnamese jailer says he was ‘very fond of him’

Speaking to reporters after writing in a book of condolences, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said McCain was “a great leader and real hero” who helped normalize relations between the former enemies. “He was a warrior, he was also a peacemaker and of course he fought and suffered during the Vietnam War, but then later as a senator, he was one of the leaders 22

August 24, 2018 7:56 PM Donald Trump tells Mike Pompeo to skip trip to North Korea

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to skip a planned trip to North Korea, abruptly cancelling the next round of negotiations on the country’s nuclear program in his first public acknowledgment that his diplomatic overture to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, had run into trouble. “I feel we are not making 10

August 24, 2018 6:38 PM BC bus service along ‘Highway of Tears’ more than doubles in six months

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.—The British Columbia government says thousands of people have used an intercommunity bus service across northwestern B.C. in the 19 months since it was launched to offer safe, affordable travel along Hwy. 16, the so-called Highway of Tears. The Ministry of Transportation says the BC Transit-operated route has more than doubled its ridership 10

August 23, 2018 2:31 AM Q&A John Cho: On extreme close-ups, live-streamed funerals and Star Trek

Maybe a little too close as Cho, 46, is depicted mostly from the vantage point of a computer webcam as he plays a father who frantically works the keyboard, diving into his daughter’s social media network after she mysteriously disappears. “It was strange, essentially shooting without looking at a human face,” he says. “I found it very uncomfortable 16