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  • Massive manhunt continues in Canada after gunman kills 3 officers

    A gunman who shot and killed three on-duty police officers in Canada was still being sought by authorities Thursday more than 18 hours after the assault on the streets of a quiet residential neighborhood. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in...
  • Jacque Vaughn says Jason Collins was one of the best teammates he ever had

    Jacque Vaughn says Jason Collins was one of the best teammates he ever had
    TORONTO — Jacque Vaughn is a fan of Jason Collins. On Sunday, Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and became the first openly gay player in North America’s four major professional team sports leagues. Vaughn and Collins...
  • Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too

    A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
  • Mattel to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition

    Mattel to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition
    Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks. The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
  • Watch an expert teach a smug U.S. senator about Canadian healthcare

    Watch an expert teach a smug U.S. senator about Canadian healthcare
    A U.S. politician's I-don't-need-no-stinkin'-facts approach to health policy ran smack into some of those troublesome facts Tuesday at a Senate hearing on single-payer healthcare, as it's practiced in Canada and several other countries. The countries in...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

    When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any favors. With his fearsome, drop-dead glare, precisely cut goatee and glistening, shaved head, Carter was violent...
  • Time for a Toronto, the whiskey-based cocktail

    Time for a Toronto, the whiskey-based cocktail
    Cocktail preferences can be very personal. Some folks like their booze served fizzy and fruity, a tall ade to refresh and wash away the day. Others prefer a stiff drink, one that tastes of hooch and means business. The trend of late among...
  • Christine Sneed reflects on Mavis Gallant's life, writing

    Christine Sneed reflects on Mavis Gallant's life, writing
    I first encountered one of Mavis Gallant's short stories, "The Concert Party," in the 1989 edition of "The Best American Short Stories," that year's anthology edited by Margaret Atwood. At the time, I was a college freshman majoring in French. By the...
  • Target's decision to remove CEO rattles investors

    Target's decision to remove CEO rattles investors
    Target Corp's decision to oust Gregg Steinhafel as chairman and chief executive some five months after a massive data breach has triggered concerns the No. 3 U.S. retailer might have even more bad news for investors. The board of directors removed...
  • Film Review: 'Arwad'

    A Syrian man living in Canada returns to his homeland with his mistress to try to reconnect to his past in "Arwad," an overextended drama disguised as a mood piece from husband-and-wife team Samer Najari and Dominique Chila. Shot in Canada and Tunisia,...
  • No California tsunami alerts after 6.7 Canada earthquake

    No California tsunami alerts after 6.7 Canada earthquake
    A 6.7 magnitude earthquake was reported off Canada's Vancouver Island on Wednesday night. But there were no tsunami concerns for the Pacific Coast, including California. The quake rocked the region around 8:10 p.m. and was located about 58 miles...