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October 19, 2018 12:23 AM Trump official called Trudeau ‘that little punk kid running Canada,’ the U.S. president’s economic adviser says

According to the Washington Examiner, which was in attendance, Kudlow said that one of his friends in the White House, “who will go unnamed,” said they were pleased they had managed to come to a trade agreement with Canada — despite Trudeau. TOP STORIES. IN YOUR INBOX: For the day’s top news from the Star’s award-winning journalists, sign up for our daily 6

October 18, 2018 11:01 PM Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences

Vice-President Mike Pence said earlier in Colorado that “the world deserves answers” about what happened to Khashoggi, “and those who are responsible need to be held to account.” In Istanbul, a leaked surveillance photo showed a man who has been a member of the crown prince’s entourage during trips abroad walking into the Saudi Consulate just before 7

October 17, 2018 8:30 PM Cannabis-filled films you can watch legally

TORONTO—Mary Jane and the movies have been a long-time pairing, from 1936’s propaganda film Reefer Madness to contemporary onscreen stoners like Vancouver’s Seth Rogen. Reefer Madness: Worth watching just to see how far viewpoints on cannabis have changed since the 1930s. Louis J. Gasnier’s black-and-white fictional film became unintentional satire over the years 7

October 17, 2018 2:07 AM Uber driver kidnapped and groped a woman, prosecutors say. Then she was billed $1,047

“What’s been reported is horrible and something no person should go through,” the company said. “As soon as we became aware, we immediately removed this individual’s access to the platform.” The company said Parmar was blocked from the Uber app in February and had not provided a trip on Uber’s platform since then. Uber also said the woman’s fare was refunded 6

October 15, 2018 3:17 AM Price didn’t win, but Red Sox did to tie ALCS with Astros

BOSTON—David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price fell one out short of his first career post-season win as a starter 11

October 13, 2018 11:14 PM Trump prays with American pastor recently freed by Turkey

Trump thanked Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had resisted the demands of Trump and other high-level U.S. officials for Brunson’s release. Erdogan had insisted that his country's courts are independent, though he previously had suggested a possible swap for Brunson. The U.S. had repeatedly called for Brunson’s release and, this year, sanctioned 40

October 11, 2018 5:23 PM Donald Trump welcomes Kanye West to the Oval Office

The White House had said that Trump and West would discuss a range of issues, including manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, which is where West grew up. Trump calls West a longtime friend. Trump told Fox and Friends Thursday: “He’s a different kind of guy and that’s OK with me.” The White House has said they will talk about 8

October 9, 2018 3:36 PM Kanye West to meet Trump for talk about prison reform, gang violence

“Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago,” Sanders said. Kushner has spearheaded the administration’s efforts overhaul the criminal justice system, and Trump on Monday said he had instructed the Department of Justice to work with law enforcement 9

October 6, 2018 1:10 AM Toronto gets its first official look at Lucas Hnath with the play Isaac’s Eye

But Toronto’s theatre Unit 102 Actors Company got to Hnath first with Isaac’s Eye, the official Toronto debut of a Hnath play. Long-time stage designer Adam Belanger directs for the first time with this dark comedy, which premiered in 2013 and dramatizes the events surrounding an odd but true fact from the life of scientist Isaac Newton: that he once stuck 21

October 3, 2018 7:15 PM Jets sniper Laine lands critical hit on Canucks in ‘Fortnite’ Flap

“It’s a PlayStation game,” said Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers, who like Laine is a “Fortnite” fan. “Our jobs are to play hockey and we need to be prepared to do that every single day. We know what we need to do to get ready for a hockey game and it’s not playing Fortnite till 2 a.m.” In Toronto, Leafs forward Zach Hyman was also advising people to chill 9