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August 13, 2018 2:23 AM Strongest-ever earthquake hits Alaska’s North Slope region

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake is 15.8 times bigger and 63.1 times stronger than a 5.2 earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. “That’s why at 6.4 this changes how we think about the region,” West said. “It’s a little early to say how, but it’s safe to say this earthquake will cause a re-evaluation of the seismic potential of that area.” The magnitude 10

August 11, 2018 5:14 PM Theatre Review: Cowboy Versus Samurai is a sharp, funny debut for Calgary's newest theatre company

Travis (Mike Tan), a Korean-American English teacher, arrives in Breakneck, Wyoming carrying a few burdens. One, his heart has been broken, by a woman named Grace whose family didn’t want her to marry — a schoolteacher. Two, he’s attracted to Asian women and there’s none in Breakneck, although that’s about to change. And three, he has the same name as the looney 34

August 10, 2018 10:13 PM Battling one of the worst fire seasons, Ontario commits millions more to the fight

Dry conditions and frequent lightning have led to one of the province’s worst fire seasons, prompting the Ontario government to spend an extra $100 million to battle the blazes. “This is an additional amount of money to be injected into our fire system,” Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Jeff Yurek told the Star in a telephone interview Friday 9

August 5, 2018 11:00 AM Tabloids: Magazines manufacture Meghan Markle maternity

Cover: Summon the trumpeters and town criers, for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is with child! You heard it here first — that is, if you didn’t read the same rumour when it ran in In Touch in July, Life & Style in June and, oddly, OK! previously, back last October. One company, American Media, owns all these mags now, so I guess they just take turns repeating 9

August 4, 2018 9:32 PM Bright skies, good times. Caribbean Carnival hits T.O

That welcome vibe was in full force Saturday as Toronto kicked off another Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade (formerly Caribana), a celebration of Caribbean culture marking its 51st year. “Oh my God, this is great,” enthused Bobby Galupe, 20, a recent high school graduate from the Toronto area and first-timer to the parade. “I love the environment, the vibe. It makes 15

August 3, 2018 7:00 PM More than 100 goats invade Idaho neighbourhood, chew on everything they could find

Goats do not belong on West Summerwind Dr., a quiet residential area in Boise, Idaho. But do not tell them that. Goats roam where they please, and around 7:15 a.m. Friday, bewildered homeowners awoke to find more than 100 of the animals casing the neighbourhood, looking for anything they could munch on. “I just saw dozens and dozens of goats chewing 13

August 3, 2018 4:20 PM City to install automated speed enforcement, LED warning signs in new Vision Zero safety initiatives

The city will also expand the existing Watch Your Speed Program in each city ward. The program features mobile LED signs that show drivers their speed in real time. Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), called the two programs “significant steps” forward. “We are committed to improving safety for all road users and these programs will serve 11

July 30, 2018 5:28 PM Council approves plan to buy North York house to save what may be Toronto’s oldest tree

In April, realtor Waleed Khaled Elsayed told the Star the tree’s roots are threatening the structural integrity of the house’s foundation, and have cost the homeowner thousands in “lost opportunity.” The oak is protected under the city’s municipal code, which requires homeowners to get approval from council before chopping a tree down. It’s also recognized 16

July 30, 2018 1:58 PM Missing Flight MH370 was possibly ‘manipulated’ off course by a third party, report says

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing since 2014, was probably deliberately steered off course and flown to the southern Indian Ocean, according to the Malaysian government’s safety report into the disaster. MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board. Investigators have never been able to explain why the jet abandoned 17

July 26, 2018 8:11 PM Police identify driver fatally shot while stopped at red light in Etobicoke

Toronto police have identified the man who was shot and killed in broad daylight while driving in the Humber Summit area in Etobicoke on Wednesday. Police responded to multiple reports of a shooting around 11 a.m. at Islington Ave. and Milady Rd. When they arrived on scene they found a man in the driver’s seat of a dark-coloured Dodge Journey suffering 13