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July 21, 2018 2:33 AM David Spade says family coming together after Kate Spade’s death

Less than three weeks after Spade’s death, her father, Earl Brosnahan, died at age 89 — the day before his daughter’s funeral. Shortly after his wife’s death, Andy Spade released a statement noting she had “suffered from depression and anxiety.” David Spade has made a $100,000 (U.S.) donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which provides 6

July 19, 2018 8:50 PM Jhonattan Vegas takes a wild journey to get to the British Open

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND—Jhonattan Vegas was forced to do plenty of scrambling before he even teed off in the British Open. The Venezuelan golfer’s wild journey to Carnoustie started last week and involved an expired visa, a seven-hour stakeout in a car outside a consulate in Houston, a hastily arranged helicopter ride across Scotland, and a lost set of clubs 6

July 18, 2018 12:00 PM Trump tells wild lies about Brexit, NATO and Obama, in 57-false-claim week

WASHINGTON—Twice last week, Donald Trump told a vivid story about how he had spoken to reporters at his golf course in Scotland the day before the Brexit vote in 2016 and correctly predicted the outcome. None of this happened. He went to Scotland the day after the vote, not the day before. The day before, he offered no prediction at all. Also last week, Trump 6

July 13, 2018 11:14 PM Corey Kluber to miss all-star game with knee injury

Cleveland’s ace received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the all-star game. But, more importantly, the Indians are hoping it will allow the right-hander to continue leading their rotation after the break — and beyond. Kluber got the shot in his knee on Friday, a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner gave up two runs in the eighth 11

July 12, 2018 8:38 PM Former Knicks star Charles Oakley was arrested at a Las Vegas casino for gambling fraud

LAS VEGAS—Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley of gambling fraud. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday said Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment. The agency 12

July 11, 2018 2:58 PM Ted Arnott is the new Speaker of the Ontario Legislative Assembly

McKenna (Burlington), returning to Queen’s Park after a four-year hiatus, had hoped to make to make history as the first woman to become Speaker. She was elected in 2011 and then defeated in 2014 before making a comeback on June 7. Nicholls (Chatham-Kent-Leamington), a former deputy speaker, had wanted to bring his experience as a baseball umpire and basketball 11

July 11, 2018 2:43 PM Maryland-based Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain at newspaper

NEW YORK—The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honour the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. Mayor Gavin Buckley said Wednesday the event dubbed “Annapolis Rising: A Benefit for The Capital Gazette and Free Press” will take place July 28 and will include 9

July 9, 2018 1:07 PM Justin Bieber reportedly engaged to model Hailey Baldwin

Young hearts were broken around the world over the weekend with news that Canadian superstar Justin Bieber got engaged. The 24-year-old heartthrob proposed to model Hailey Baldwin, 21, at a restaurant in a resort in the Bahamas on Saturday (after security told everyone to put their phones away), according to gossip website TMZ. CNN also confirmed the report 10

July 4, 2018 6:39 PM Joey Chestnut downs 74 hot dogs to set contest record amid judging errors

NEW YORK—Joey “Jaws” Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time. Miki Sudo held onto her title as the top women’s competitor at the annual Brooklyn eat-off, chomping 37 franks 43

July 4, 2018 5:27 PM Recipe Unlimited to phase out plastic straws at its 19 brands by 2019

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited Corporation will eliminate plastic straws from its 19 restaurant brands including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s and East Side Mario’s. The restaurant giant formerly known as Cara Operations will start phasing out its plastic straws in August. Recipe Unlimited says it will dump plastic straws because of their impact 42