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Older News ~ July 2017 -- December 2017

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Frankford - Variety: Canadian ‘Sound of Music’ actress Heather Menzies-Urich dead at 68

iPolitics: Canada expels Venezuelan Ambassador and second in command in retaliation for Canadian diplomat getting boot

Guardian: Queen pays tribute to Grenfell Tower survivors in Christmas speech; remembers terror victims and praises Prince Philip on 60th anniversary of first Christmas TV broadcast

Patrick Brown - Toronto Sun: The truth about mental health

James Wallace - Toronto Sun: Hydro customer debt and disconnections soar under Kathleen Wynne

Jim McPherson - Toronto Sun: You call this 'independent'? Not when IESO political masters won’t allow it to make electricity more affordable for Ontario ratepayers

CBC: West Wind grounding hints at 'glaring' safety issues: aviation experts

Toronto Star: Anti-poverty activist files $1B class-action lawsuit over bread-pricing scheme

CBC: Investigators comb through sewers for clues to deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman

iPolitics: Would Canadians drive to border towns if NAFTA raised duty-free limit?

CBC: Venezuela moves to revoke Canadian diplomat's status, accuses him of meddling

Toronto - NY Post: Billionaire couple faced financial woes before ‘suspicious’ deaths

CBC: Family demands answers after fatal shooting at Morrisburg OPP detachment

AFP/South China Morning Post: Toronto tycoon tried to stop probe into Trudeau fundraising, days before he and wife were found strangled

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Christmas at Harrington Lake not quite the Bahamas

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Pay raise for women at Wilfrid Laurier creates new inequity — for men

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Trudeau ethics ruling reminds elites that rules are for them, too

CBC: Ottawa family says United Airlines lost track of 92-year-old woman travelling from North Carolina; airline claimed she didn't get on flights and her whereabouts 'not their problem'

Global News: Majority of Ontario residents believe it’s time for leadership change at Queen’s Park: Ipsos poll

Toronto Star: Transport Canada grounds northern Saskatchewan crash airline citing operational deficiencies

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Canada projecting deficits until 2040, Finance Dept report reveals

Reuters: Canada economic growth stalls in October, dampens odds of January rate hike

CBC: Aga Khan not subject to lobbying law, says commissioner; incredibly, short-sighted decision made because "he's not paid to lobby"...

CTV News: Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections

CBC: 39% of cannabis users admit to driving after smoking pot, government survey finds

CTV News: Bread price-fixing scandal: Class actions, payout doubts and a corporate war of words

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Did you hear that Santa is alleged to be moving to the South Pole? Your tax dollars at work...

UPI: Canada drops charade of progressive trade with China

Smiths Falls - CTV News: Parents 'hysterical' with joy after Sun Life says it will cover $120K treatment for 8 yr old son's rare disease

CBC: Nissan Canada breach may have exposed data of up to 1.1 million customers

Ottawa - CTV News: Ian Bush handed 2 life sentences for attempted murder of 101-year-old war vet

CBC: Improperly secured bag likely caused deadly Tweed helicopter crash: TSB

CTV News: PM should repay taxpayers for vacation trip to Aga Khan's private island: Opposition

CBC: Then-Secretary of State John Kerry was on Aga Khan's private island at the same time as Justin Trudeau, in new wrinkle to corruption saga

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Brown's bold pledge on mental health care

CTV News: It's not just you: Apple admits to slowing down old iPhones

CBC: Aga Khan could face lobbying probe for Trudeau trip

BNN: Wynne Govt ditches Canadian transit supplier Bombardier, opens itself to more legal action over Metrolinx car supply

Tim Harper - Toronto Star: An ethics breach that should stick to Justin Trudeau

Andrew Coyne - National Post: My exclusive interview with the Prime Minister (Prime Minister not included)

Hamilton Spectator: Trudeau becomes first Prime Minister found in violation of ethics law

Editorial - Globe and Mail: Justin Trudeau fails his ethics test "The Prime Minister needs to gets his moral compass in working order. It has failed him so far"

CBC: B.C. actors approve new contract that includes anti-harassment measures; deal prohibits auditions or meetings in hotels or private residences where the performer is alone

Napanee Beaver: No injury after car-carrier transport jack-knifes and drops car on top of occupied police cruiser

Global News: Trudeau defends Bill Morneau, insists he told Finance Minister to ‘tell the truth’

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Trudeau guilty, just before Hell was about to freeze over

Globe and Mail: Community rallies after Burlington, Ontario, man behind elaborate Christmas display dies after ladder fall

CBC: Trudeau apologizes for violating ethics laws with visits to Aga Khan's island; 'vacations accepted by Mr. Trudeau or his family could reasonably be seen to have been given to influence' him

CBC: Gatineau, Quebec, woman among at least 12 killed in Mexico bus crash; woman's partner and their 2 children were injured on bus trip from cruise ship early Tuesday

CBC: Metro, Sobeys say they didn't violate Competition Act as bread price-fixing story unfolds; major grocery chains say they are co-operating fully with investigation

Financial Post: U.S. upholds massive tariff decision on Bombardier in Boeing case — but it could still all go away in February

Toronto Star: Trudeau violated conflict-of-interest rules with vacation to Aga Khan’s island: outgoing Ethics Commissioner

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner: Report finds Trudeau guilty [full text]

Breitbart: Justin Trudeau: Returning ISIS jihadists can be ‘extraordinarily powerful voice’ in Canada

Globe and Mail: Loblaw admits to bread price-fixing scheme spanning more than 14 years

Toronto Star: Date for legalized pot is ‘next summer’ — not July 1st, Trudeau says

CTV News: Four Canadians among 12 people killed in Mexico tourist bus crash: reports

CTV News: B.C. snow storm leaves 75,000 without power

CBC: Canada, U.S. to co-host meeting on North Korea in Vancouver

Napanee - Canada Free Press: Eastern Ontario hospitals see climbing electricity costs

Josh Wingrove - Bloomberg: Trudeau vs. Singh is next battle for hearts of Canada’s Left

Toronto Star: Veteran cop leading Sherman probe has track record of high-profile death investigations

Toronto Star: Colleagues write letter of support for Wilfrid Laurier profs embroiled in free speech controversy

Barrie Advance: Patrick Brown discusses People's Guarantee, Simcoe North at Barrie coffee shop

CBC: Montreal mayor Valérie Plante cancels Formula E race, calls it 'financial fiasco'

CBC: Rogers, CBC ink deal to keep Hockey Night in Canada on CBC until 2026, streaming included

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Conservative leader Andrew Scheer already talking free speech with schools

iPolitics: Manley, CEOs urge Trudeau to join new U.S.-free Trans-Pacific Partnership

Financial Post: 'A relief': Inter Pipeline to build $3.5B plastics project in boost to Canadian oilpatch

Globe and Mail: Wilfrid Laurier University exonerates TA Lindsay Shepherd

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Justin Trudeau's dwindling support is a wake up

Scott Thompson - Global News: We need a solution to Wynne’s energy mistake, not propaganda in our bills

Andre Marin - Toronto Sun: Another $1 billion down the drain? Liberal goofs come home to roost and waste

Alberta - Global News: Strathcona County addresses cannabis production facilities, plans to amend land-use bylaw

Financial Post: ‘It’s the entire ball game’: Bombardier guns to steal world's private jet crown

updated - Toronto Star: Both strangled; Homicide investigators take over case of slain billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman

Globe and Mail: Hunter Harrison, former head of both major Canadian railways, dead at 73; took medical leave this week from CSX

Editorial - National Post: Why won't the Liberals stop foreign donors from influencing our elections?

CBC: Jury finds Millard and Smich guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Laura Babcock

Conrad Black - National Post: As Trump boldly fires up American success, Canada stumbles along weakly

Toronto Star: Murder-suicide is the working theory for police investigating death of billionaire and his wife

Joe Warmington - Toronto Sun: Vaughan hostage taker wore suicide vest, demanded crystal meth and to speak with Trump; terrorist was shot dead by police before 9-bomb vest was exploded

Rex Murphy - National Post: When there's a Liberal ethics scandal, the 'commissioner' helpfully smothers it

CTV News: Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

CBC: Hydro One IDs crew members killed in Tweed-area helicopter crash

CTV News: Toronto billionaire and wife found dead in mansion; police call deaths 'suspicious'

Vancouver - NY Times: High-profile Liberal donor found to have swindled millions in immigration scheme

Chris Selley - National Post: Ontario Liberals pass on chance to make consequences for dangerous driving

Financial Post: Slumping home sales to cost economy $1 billion and almost 12,000 jobs next year, CREA warns

CBC: Grinch cop fines driver of Santa Claus parade float; dump truck was collecting food bank donations along parade route as it has for 15 years; normally used on a farm and maintained by mechanic owner

Angus Reid: Trudeau’s popularity falls below 50% for first time

CBC: TD Canada Trust backs down, releases family's $846K inheritance; bank had claimed it was lost by UPS, and shrugged

Global News: About 3,000 international students take tuition refund after college strike

Global News: Retraining Canada’s older workers could help boost national economy by $65B: report

CBC: Alberta exporters hope NAFTA can be saved but ponder life without it

Global News: NAFTA negotiators hope to work around U.S. auto parts demand in new phase of talks

CBC: Recall 'embarrassing' edition of CP Stylebook full of errors on Inuit, says journalism professor; went ahead without proper proofreading

Gary Mason - Globe and Mail: Kent Hehr does not belong in cabinet

Vancouver - CBC: 'Sugar Mountain' tent city residents vow to stay despite eviction order

Calgary Herald: UCP Leader Jason Kenney cruises to victory in Calgary-Lougheed by-election

CBC: 4 dead in Hydro One helicopter crash in Tweed, Ontario

CTV News: ‘It happened too fast’: Passenger recalls Fond du Lac plane crash

CBC: Trudeau PMO staffer Claude-Éric Gagné suspended, under investigation for inappropriate behaviour; denies allegations

CBC: Budget watchdog details $$ millions in potential GST revenues on carbon pricing

Financial Post: Senate urges Liberals to ditch or delay foolish tax reforms; Morneau responds with red tape tweak to income sprinkling rules and full speed ahead

Saskatoon - National Post: Last candidate to join SaskParty leadership run bows out to avoid vote-splitting

Lake effect - CBC: London digging out from under a foot of snow overnight

Financial Post: Bombardier bills itself as major U.S. employer, touts C Series as American-made in Boeing trade fight

Terry Glavin - National Post: As Chinese money corrupts western politics, Trudeau's Liberals keep cashing in

Susan Delacourt - iPolitics: Conservatives are killing it in Question Period. Does anyone care?

Hamilton Spectator: Empire to convert 255 Sobeys and Safeway stores into Freshco

CP/Toronto Star: Indigenous leaders raise concerns about marijuana rules creating black market on First Nations lands

CTV News: Symbolism: Singh launched doomed NDP by-election campaign in wrong Ontario riding

Hamilton Spectator: Mother Corp bows to lobbyist pressure; CBC pulls 'Transgender Kids' doc from schedule

Reuters: CIBC plans U.S. listing of $2B Caribbean unit - sources

CBC: Trudeau names 2012 Harper appointee from Quebec as Canada's new Chief Justice

iPolitics: Another complaint about rudeness by Liberal Disabilities Minister Hehr

Reuters: Canada to Boeing: back down or lose chance of big fighter order

Hamilton Spectator: Snowplow carjacked on Hamilton Mountain, still missing

Napanee: ABcann enters into agreement to acquire leading medical cannabis clinic

Ottawa Citizen: Black Tomato to close after 23 years; owner blames minimum wage hike

CTV News: Liberals stage by-election upset, winning three of four

James Delingpole - Breitbart: The ugly truth about that dying polar bear on Baffin Island

David Reevely - Ottawa Citizen: Ontario will run deficits despite the healthy economy, watchdog says

Joe Warmington - Toronto Sun: Host Stephen LeDrew fired from CP24 by Bell for being interviewed on Fox News; ironically, one question was whether free speech in Canada

John Ivison - National Post: Public deserves answers on Chinese takeover of Canadian construction giant

CBC: Ride-hailing service Lyft expands outside U.S. for 1st time to take on Uber in Canada

David Pugliese - Ottawa Citizen: French-Italian frigate proposal would have headed off job cuts at Irving, consortium says

Defamable? - CBC: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne sues Opposition Leader Patrick Brown for defamation; least popular Ontario Premier in history plays weak card; red herring to distract from Wynne's abysmal record?

Global News: Ontario Liberals on track for $4B deficit in 2017-2018, watchdog says; continue to mislead citizens on finances

Tristin Hopper - National Post: What everybody got wrong about that viral video of a starving polar bear

CBC: Uber apologizes after customer billed $18K for 21-minute ride; says massive over-charge a result of driver error

CTV News: Ontario PCs call for criminal investigation into ineligible expenses by power generators

Global News: The math bogeyman: Anxiety in Ontario students, teachers and parents show dismal record of new programs

CBC: B.C. Coroners Service says fentanyl detected in most of the 1,208 overdose deaths so far this year

Times Colonist: BC Govt lets $10B Site C hydro project go ahead, says it has regrets

CBC: Feds reach deal with provinces on sharing pot tax revenue; price pegged at about $10 a gram; provinces to get 75% of tax revenues from legal cannabis sales, federal share capped at $100K

National Post: "Shame shame on you!" Hundreds complain to Veterans Affairs about disorganized Vimy Ridge ceremony

CBC: Canadian doctor says there's evidence of 'man flu'; that some men experience harsher cold and flu symptoms than women who disparage them as 'whiny'

New Scientist: Brock University researchers may have found answer to 'fraternal birth order effect' in increasing levels of antibodies in immune systems of mothers of gay sons

Global News: Mississauga wants to raze long-time trailer park and evict 200 residents, many of whom are on fixed incomes

CTV News: 'Widespread snowfall' headed for Toronto, GTA in time for evening commute

Vancouver Sun: Coquitlam school trustees' free trips to China raise ethical concerns

Divided loyalties - CBC: As Australia ousts MPs with dual citizenship, Canada's Parliament embraces many in its ranks

British Columbia - Global News: Carbon monoxide exposure at farm in Delta sends over 40 to hospital

Stuart Thomson - National Post: We've come a long way from Little Potato: Is the international media's treatment of Justin Trudeau changing?

Andrew MacDougall - Ottawa Citizen: In China, Justin Trudeau discovers hard limits of soft power

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Top court ruling on text messages protects predators, says dissenting judge

CTV News: CRA backs down in row with diabetics denied disability tax credit

Andrew Coyne - National Post: CBC's idea of a ‘level playing field’ — subsidies for us, taxes for others

CTV News: Ontario communities can't opt out of marijuana shops: Wynne Govt

Chris Selley - National Post: Liberal Minister's thalidomide disaster an insult to all Canadians' intelligence

Thomas Walkom - Toronto Star: A damning indictment of the Ontario Liberal government’s private power strategy

Toronto Star: Toronto Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong to seek Ontario Tory nomination for 2018 election

Ottawa - Global News: Text messages can be private once received, Supreme Court rules

Reuters: Kinder Morgan Canada wins Trans Mountain pipeline expansion appeal

CP/Global News: Ontario opposition parties call for names of power generators that billed ineligible expenses

BBC: U.S. trade agency rules against Canada in lumber dispute

CP/Global News: Ontario drivers worry legal marijuana will impact road safety: CAA survey

Huffington Post: Liberal Indigenous Relations Minister quiet on call to replace head of troubled MMIW Inquiry

CTV News: Flu cases showing up earlier than usual, could be harbinger of bad season: experts

Globe and Mail: First Nations demand control over cannabis sales

Lisa McLeod - Toronto Sun: The Liberals' waste and special insider treatment needs to end

iPolitics: Cities want a third of cannabis excise tax revenues

Editorial - Toronto Star: Trudeau blunder in Beijing risks undermining Canada on NAFTA

Windsor Square: Ontario AG reports excessive government waste

Theresa Boyle - Toronto Star: Ontario’s AG says cancer patients travel to U.S. for stem-cell transplants caused by tardy response to known needs; audit of province’s 75 community health centres found insufficient info to show whether cost-effective

Toronto Sun: Waits for cancer biopsies in Ontario not meeting targets: AG

CTV News: Ontario Hydro customers paying for scuba gear, car washes: AG report

Toronto Sun: Ontario lags in emergency planning: Auditor report

Toronto Star: Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk takes aim at Ontario Liberals over continuing mis-spending and waste

Lorne Gunter - Toronto Sun: Morneau charges ahead with tainted tax changes

CBC: NDP MPP's bill would create Ontario poet laureate position in memory of Gord Downie

Windsor Star: More than 1,200 St. Clair College students claim full tuition refund after strike ruined their academic quests

CBC: The day after Boeing filed its trade complaint, Australia offered Canada its used fighter jets

Toronto Star: Two former teachers in Durham admit sexual misconduct with teens

Financial Post: Rogers is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays, Cogeco stake, CFO says

Toronto Star: Basil Borutski gets life with no parole for 70 years for three Renfrew County killings

Alex Pierson - Global News: Ladies, pick your battles

CTV News: WestJet, Delta sign preliminary deal to expand partnership

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Tearful Liberal MP should accept James Bezan's fifth apology and move on

CTV News: Saskatchewan to let landlords make the rules on tenants' use of pot

China Economic Review: China and Canada abandon launch of trade agreement talks

CTV News: 'Free the beer' advocate says prohibition-era rules are holding Canada back

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Trudeau’s trade deal with China turns into an embarrassment

Susan Delacourt - iPolitics: For God’s sake, stop using sexual harassment as a political weapon

National Post: After Liberals bend to Senate's will on Indian Act bill, watchdog predicts seven times the cost

Terence Corcoran - Financial Post: Trudeau can’t land a trade deal — because he’s no free trader

Reuters: Canada scraps plan to buy Boeing fighters and will go with used Australian F-18s: sources

John Ivison - National Post: Trudeau breaks the three rules of doing business in China, leaves Beijing empty-handed

David Pugliese - Ottawa Citizen: Liberals reject warship proposal that companies said would save taxpayers as much as $32B

Antonella Artuso - Toronto Sun: Forum Poll shows Kathleen Wynne's Liberals trail both Brown's Tories and NDP

Lindsay Shepherd - National Post: My Laurier interrogation shows universities have lost sight of their purpose

Chris Hall - CBC: Justin Trudeau's great expectations clash with reality in China

Edmonton Journal: Hail-damage claims by Alberta farmers drop in 2017 as fewer severe storms hit province

Hamilton - CTV News: Father says paramedics didn't take dying son's injuries seriously; Good Samaritan had been trying to stop a senior from being accosted outside mosque

Calgary Herald: With no candidates declared, Alberta Party moves back leadership vote

Global News: Search for missing plane near Revelstoke suspended after 9 days; two aboard

Mark Cameron - Toronto Sun: Brown's carbon tax a win-win; truly revenue-neutral, it allows taxes to be cut

CBC: Ontario has 'zero' chance of meeting 2020 electric vehicle target, analysts say; govt way short on promised charging stations

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Thumbs up on Brown's pledge to kill Green Energy Act

Victor Schukov - Montreal Gazette: Canada 150th anniversary let-down

Trevor Tombe - Macleans: Kathleen Wynne’s attack on the Ontario PC carbon tax plan misleads voters

Antonella Artuso - Toronto Sun: PC transit plan specific and detailed: Toronto Mayor John Tory

John Snobelen - Toronto Sun: Wynne's worried about Brown's People's Guarantee

CBC: Ontario to limit criminal prosecutions of HIV-positive people who don't disclose status

Global News: Canada’s unemployment rate dips below 6% for 1st time since 2008

CTV News: Proceeds from Neil Young's high-profile live-webcast show from Omemee tonight to go to village's Scott Young Public School, named for his famed writer dad

Toronto Star: Canada has not talked to U.S. about joining missile shield, defence chief says

Ottawa - CBC: Supreme Court rules 1990 Umbrella Final Agreement trumps Yukon Government's sovereign powers in rejecting Peel watershed land use changes

Editorial - London Free Press: No hidden agenda, Brown's a Red Tory

David Akin - Global News: Bill Morneau’s father sold 200K shares in family company days before tax changes announced

Drew Brown - Vice: The Liberals need to end the suffering of Bill Morneau; For the good of the Liberal Party, I mean.

Financial Post: Canada's global prosperity ranking slips to lowest level in 11 years, but we still beat the U.S.

Philip Cross - Financial Post: Trudeau and Morneau understand tax dodging. They do it, too

Toronto Star: MPP who’s battled depression accuses Liberal Health Minister of insensitivity for flippant remark over mental health funding shortfalls

CTV News: Tory leader Scheer calls for Morneau to resign Finance post

Tony Keller - Globe and Mail: Pragmatism on steroids: An Ontario PC platform that could actually work

Financial Post: Canada's reliance on foreign financing grows as exports tumble; current account deficit widened to $19.3B, third highest on record

John Ivison - National Post: Liberals stand by beleaguered Morneau in face of Conservative calls for his head

London - CBC: Brown commits to 'safety first' on Hwy 401, will build concrete median barriers west of London

London Free Press: Tory Leader Patrick Brown says high-speed rail ‘would be great for Southwestern Ontario’, will continue environmental assessment

Global News: Second-hand ‘toke’ could lead to people failing workplace drug tests: University of Calgary study

iPolitics: Indigenous groups disappointed with PM’s Supreme Court pick

Windsor Star: St. Clair College has seen 600 students withdraw since strike ended

Global News: Missing Florida teen may have fled to Canada with 27-year-old soccer coach: police

Financial Post: Is Dollarama about to meet its match? Miniso, Japan's $2.99-store, plans to open 500 shops in Canada

Ottawa - Global News: Liberals lag in gun control promises, mass shooting survivors say

Don Braid - Calgary Herald: For Alberta NDP, using a tight belt won't be enough to balance the budget. They need a compactor

Global News: Toronto woman charged after threat made against Mississauga school

Warren Kinsella: An open letter to the worst Minister in Canada

CP/Global News: Driver arrested in naked multiple kidnapping south of Edmonton facing more charges

Kelly McParland - National Post: The Liberals are in trouble when even the Toronto Star applauds Brown

Toronto Star: Yes, it’s going to be this cold until at least 2018

Kevin McGran - Toronto Star: Johnny Bower was the face of the best of the Maple Leafs

Few players in NHL history were as well-liked by their peers and fans as the warm, gentle, good-natured man from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Toronto Star: Toronto Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower dead at 93

ABC News: More bitter cold, snow expected after snapping Christmas Day records

NBC Mach: Can new water-gathering devices help avert 'pipeageddon'?

Christmas spirit - CBC: Via Rail train's mechanical failure strands 98 passengers in tiny
Spy Hill, Saskatchewan; community responds by feeding the eastbound holiday travellers


The community of Spy Hill, Saskatchewan (population 300), showed can-do Canadian spirit and warmth and fed stranded eastbound Via Rail passengers on Christmas Day after the train travelling from Vancouver to Toronto suffered mechanical failure due to extra cold weather (–30 C / -22 F).

iPolitics: Santa’s on his way: How NORAD’s Christmas tradition got started

Rex Murphy - National Post: The fake news of 2017 was prompted by media
needing an excuse for 2016 election coverage which was the greatest
journalistic failure — the largest act of group incompetence — in decades

Robert Fulford - National Post: Why this unbeliever is happy to celebrate Christmas

A 21 meters (69 feet) high Christmas tree coming from Poland is backdropped by the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

Paul Bedard - Washington Examiner: Year One List:
81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed

New York: Canada foolishly abstains, fails to support U.S. in shameful UN
vote condemning American embassy move to Jerusalem

Fox News: World put on notice as U.S. House of Representatives gives
final approval to tax reform bill, handing Trump major year-end victory

CNBC: South Korea to create special 'dronebot combat'
team in 2018 that could target Kim Jong Un


Experts say the small weaponized drones could potentially fly into North Korea to attack rocket launchers, radar installations or communications infrastructure. They also believe the drone swarms could be effective in targeting ground forces and convoys of vehicles, among other things.

CTV News: Saudis intercept Yemen rebel missile targeting royal palace in Riyadh

NY Times: Speed cited in Amtrak derailment that killed at least 3 in Washington

updated DuPont - AP: Toll revised to 3 dead as Amtrak train derails on its inaugural run;
train was speeding at 81 mph when it derailed onto southbound I-5 roadway

updated CBC: 'Injuries and casualties' as Amtrak train 501 derails
onto busy Interstate 5 highway 64 km south of Seattle at DuPont, WA




The train had locomotives at front and rear; the lead locomotive ended up on I-5 while the rear power unit remained upright on tracks while every car in-between was derailed and some them toppled into trees. Transitdocs.com, a website that maps Amtrak train locations and speeds using data from the railroad's train tracker app, says Train 501 was going 130 kilometres per hour moments before the derailment. There were 83 people aboard: 78 passengers and 5 crew. Transitdocs.com, a website that maps Amtrak train locations and speeds using data from the railroad's train tracker app, says Train 501 was going 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph) moments before the derailment. ~ CBC Pierce County Sheriff's Department

AP/CBC: Trump tips Putin to bomb plot, saving lives; Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump

Newsweek: China must prepare for imminent war
with North Korea, top national security experts warn

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Now is the time for broad
reform of Canada's productivity-killing tax system

Financial Post: A quarter of Canadian companies are considering
moving to U.S. amid NAFTA uncertainty and pending U.S. tax cuts

IEEE Spectrum: How long before sodium batteries are worth their salt?

Today, lithium is the active ingredient in batteries that power smart phones, laptops, and cars. But because of the price of lithium, researchers have been looking for another, more abundant element that could replace it. Besides its availability, sodium has several other important properties — not the least of which is its resistance to catching on fire. What’s more, “It was a good candidate because it could store a similar amount of energy as compared to lithium,” says Minah Lee, who does research on sodium batteries at Stanford University. ~ IEEE Spectrum

CBC: SeaLegacy's remarks about polar bear hunt
'racist and factually untrue,' says Iqaluit mayor

Financial Post: Bombardier expects revenue to grow — to over US$17B next year

Global News: No fatalities as 25 aboard crashed plane near Fond du Lac, Saskatchewan

Terence Corcoran - Financial Post: Another 'green' power
boondoggle sinks taxpayers and consumers in the red

Weather Network: Extreme cold alert, squalls and another clipper for Southern Ontario

Swans head west along Adolphus Reach in the Bay of Quinte Tuesday morning as temperatures hover at -13C (9F). ~ Bill Daverne

New York - Reuters: AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines;
goal is 1,000+ megabits per second — matching and exceeding fibre



NY Daily News: NY Gov. Cuomo wants internet companies
to sound alarm when terrorists research bombs online

NY Times: Port Authority bomber was inspired by ISIS Christmas attacks, officials say

Fox News: NYC Port Authority explosion: Suspect ID'd in 'attempted terrorist attack'

Four injured, no deaths as New York rush-hour 'ISIS-inspired' attack failed because bomb went off early. Explosive belt detonated at massive Port Authority bus station near Times Square.

Terence Corcoran - Financial Post: Canadian finds
polar bears are doing fine — and gets climate-mauled

LA Daily News: Southern California brings in big 747 tanker as fires explode

As the fires that have burned hundreds of homes and tens of thousands of acres rage across Southern California, a Boeing 747 capable of dropping 18,500 gallons of retardant was finally put to use Thursday afternoon to help battle the Liberty fire in Murrieta. But the plane has its limitations, and wasn’t used for the fires burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. For one, the 747’s 211-foot wingspan makes it difficult and dangerous to fly the huge plane into canyons, said Battalion Chief Mike Mohler, a Cal Fire spokesman. ~ Cy Phenice

Independent: 10 key sentences from the Brexit document and what they really mean

Financial Post: $53B Brexit deal struck, clearing path for tough trade talks

LA Times: Ventura fire rages on, threatening communities both coastal and inland;
90,000 acres scorched, path of destruction more than 10 miles from Santa Paula to Pacific


An aerial view shows homes that burned in the Thomas fire in Ventura County. ~ Brian van der Brug Los Angeles Times

Seoul - AP: North Korea says war is inevitable

Reuters: As promised, Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, starts Embassy move

Ventura: More than 1,000 firefighters battle out-of-control southern California inferno

A fire crew passes a burning home during a wind-driven wildfire in Ventura, California, U.S., December 5, 2017. The Thomas Fire raged in the foothills above and in the city of Ventura some 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Los Angeles, fire officials said late Tuesday. The blaze, which began on Monday, had charred more than 50,000 acres, they said. “We are still in the middle of an aggressive and active firefight on the ground,” said Robert Welsbie, spokesman for the Ventura Fire Department. “If the winds pick up, we will face quite a challenge.” The fire, which was entirely uncontained, was being whipped by unpredictable Santa Ana winds, which blow in from the California desert. Wind gusts were forecast to top out at 70 miles per hour (115 km per hour) on Wednesday and remain strong through the week. ~ Mike Blake Reuters

Telegraph: MI5 foils Islamist suicide terror plot to kill Prime Minister May

NY Post: Sky News says terrorist plot to assassinate British PM Theresa May foiled

CTV: Thalidomide survivors say 'degraded, insulted' by Liberal Disabilities Min Kent Hehr;
"So, you probably have about 10 years left now. That's good news for Canadian Govt."

Global News: Russian Olympic team banned from 2018 Winter Games over doping scandal

Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday. The IOC suspended the Russian Olympic committee and IOC member Alexander Zhukov, and also banned Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vilaty Mutko from the Olympics for life. Mutko was the sports minister in 2014 and is the head of the organizing committee of soccer’s next World Cup.

Syracuse: 2017's only supermoon spectacular around the world this weekend

The moon rises over the CN Tower and skyline in Toronto, Saturday, December 2, 2017. ~ Mark Blinch AP

NY Times: Bali volcano evacuees sneak back into danger zone

Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali vented ash and smoke this week, prompting an evacuation. More than 1,000 died after a major eruption in 1963. ~ Andri Tambunan Getty Images

Financial Post: Canadian weed grower plans cannabis-infused
dog chews to help improve canine quality of life

Fox News: Latest North Korean missile could hit entire U.S. mainland, Pyongyang says

Bloomberg: North Korea says nuclear program completed after today's ICBM test

NY Daily News: Shania Twain’s Grey Cup entrance was as Canada as it gets

Shania Twain arrived at the Grey Cup half-time show in a dog sled Sunday night. ~ Justin Tang AP

Mercury News: Using open-source technology, and smarts, U.S. non-govt researchers are figuring out North Korea’s nuclear secrets

Ahram: Egypt army launches air strikes in North Sinai following deadly mosque attack

updated Egypt - Independent: Toll 305 in North Sinai mosque terror attack;
survivors say as children screamed in terror, the extremists shouted Allahu Akbar

Dutch News: A Thanksgiving story: How the Netherlands
played a part in the iconic American holiday


The embarcation of the Pilgrims by Robert Walter Weir

CBC: What's ruthenium-106? What you need to know about Russian radiation

The Guardian: Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels

BBC: Will Merkel ask German President to call snap election?

The Guardian - LIVE: Markets rattled as German coalition talks collapse

CP/Sportsnet: National Hockey League had humble beginnings a century ago

The Stanley Cup stands in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. ~ Nathan Denette CP

William Watson - Financial Post: Turns out Harper Govt was actually terrific
for wage growth; “real average income of all tax filers rose 2.6%” from 2014 to 2015

Neil Mohindra - Financial Post: Who's the skunk that's stinking up
the TPP party? Trudeau's Canada, of course

Driving: A few more inconvenient truths about EV emissions;
Tesla battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of gasoline driving

Bloomberg: Americans will eat a record amount of meat in 2018

Daily Wire: WikiLeaks drops proof that New York Times colluded with Hillary Clinton

Fox News: Amazon might buy Target, but could Trump stand in the way?

Andrew McCarthy - National Review: As the dossier scandal looms, the New York Times struggles to save its collusion tale; comes up with replacement narrative

AP: Trump threatens to cut off U.S. aid to Palestinian Authority because they are "no longer willing to talk peace"

CBC: Iran's supreme leader blames protests on meddling by 'enemies' as death toll rises; prominent judge warns some demonstrators could face death penalty

Fox News: Hillary Clinton backer paid $500G to fund women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day, report says

CBC: Nikki Haley confirms U.S. holding back $255M in aid for Pakistan

Fox News: Florida, Georgia issued Winter Storm Watch as bitter cold grips U.S.

Fox News: Leaked meeting notes show how panicked Iranian regime considered stopping deadly protests: 'God help us'

CBC: Death toll from Iranian protests climbs to 12; latest deaths occur in Tuyserkan, Shahinshahr in protests over economic issues

Stephen L. Miller - Fox News: Iran's protests are powerful and real. Why are mainstream media outlets so hesitant to report on them?

Gulf News: Stirrings of a liberal revolution in Iran

Independent: Donald Trump attacks Pakistan -- 'they have given us nothing but lies and deceit' in return for $33B aid; 'They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!'

North Korea: Kim Jong Un taunts: 'the entire United States within range of our nuclear weapons'; 'a nuclear button is always on my desk'

updated Fox News: Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 American vacationers; family of 5 from NY identified

Global News: South Korea seizes 2nd ship suspected of transferring oil to North Korea

Click2Houston: Intoxicated man found with small arsenal on top floor of Hyatt Regency downtown, police say

AP: New economic protests in Tehran challenge Iran’s government

Reuters: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea - sources

Independent Journal Review: Friday dump: State Dept poised to release 2,800 Huma Abedin docs recovered from Weiner's laptop

Daily Caller: Cuomo copies California Sanctuary State laws, pardons 18 illegal immigrants

Frontpagemag: The Obama years: a legacy of scandal and deception; Joe Biden’s bizarre disconnect regarding his scandal-ridden former boss

NY Times: The most expensive mile of subway track on Earth; how excessive staffing, little competition, generous contracts and archaic rules dramatically inflate capital costs for transit in New York

BBC: Egypt attack: Twelve die as gunmen hit Coptic Christians

Reuters: India rooftop restaurant fire kills 14 during birthday party

NY Post: At least 12 dead after fire sweeps through Bronx apartment building

Trump interview with NY Times: Russia inquiry makes U.S. ‘look very bad’, no collusion with Russia except by Democrats

BBC: South Korea seizes tanker amid row over illegal oil transfer to North Korea

Peggy Noonan - WSJ: The lies of ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Post’; when people get history from entertainment, Hollywood’s obligation to the truth is heightened

Jerusalem Post: New Western Wall train station to be named after Trump

BBC: Russia says its failed satellite programmed with 'wrong co-ordinates'; no word on fate of 18 other satelittes aboaurd launch vehicle from Russia, Norway, Sweden, the U.S., Canada, Germany and Japan

Guardian: Alabama election: Roy Moore challenges loss to Doug Jones in lawsuit

Afghanistan - CTV News: 41 dead in ISIS-claimed attack on Shiite centre in Kabul

Mashable: The FCC approves first 'at a distance' wireless charging system

Bloomberg: Farewell to the 747 from U.S. carriers, the plane that shrank the world

Fortune: Blockchain is pumping new life into old-school companies like IBM and Visa

Mitch Tuchman - Marketwatch: Heed Warren Buffett’s warning: bitcoin is pure FOMO

Editorial - Salt Lake Tribune: Reduction in corporate tax rate will boost the economy

Reuters: U.S. federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse

William McGurn - Wall Street Journal: The ‘stupidity’ of Donald Trump; not your averge populist politician record-wise

USA Today: U.S. retail holiday sales jump 4.9%, biggest increase since 2011

Washington Post: Record-setting Christmas storm buries Pennsylvania's fourth largest city under more than 4 feet of snow

NY Times: Fish may be good for the growing brain

Shropshire Star: Post-Brexit Britain to leapfrog France in world economic rankings – think tank

Weather: Feet of additional snow to bury Great Lakes snowbelts of New York, Northern Michigan through Wednesday

Fox News: Haley announces $285M cut in 2018-19 UN operating budget

Kabul - NBC: Suicide bomber kills six people in Afghan capital

AP/CBC: Russian election officials ban Putin critic Alexei Navalny from running for office; 'Going to the polls right now is to vote for lies and corruption,' says Navalny

AP/CBC: Mirroring Trump's decision, Guatemala plans to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Andrew McCarthy - National Review: Was the Steele Dossier the FBI’s ‘insurance policy’?

PJ Media: Homeland Security official confirms Friday attacks on police in Harrisburg were terrorism

Politico: In California, harassment scandals roil ruling Democrats

Palm Beach - AP: Trump speaks to members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, stationed in Qatar, Kuwait and Guantanamo Bay by video hook-up, wishing them a Merry Christmas

Palm Beach - Fox News: President Trump slams McCabe's 'alleged' misuse of FBI email

South China Morning Post: Zero chance of survival: fire rips through Philippine shopping centre, killing at least 37

Palm Beach - CBS: President Trump at Mar-a-Lago winter White House for Christmas after busy year

PJ Media: Rep. Gaetz: Email evidence from McCabe indicates that Hillary Clinton was going to get an 'HQ special'

New York - AP: Hot holiday items: Multi-use cookers, toy monkeys, velvet

Fox News: With criminal immigrant pardons, California Gov. Brown butts heads again with White House

Montreal Gazette: North Korean defectors are sending flash drives full of real news, documentaries into the country with balloons

Fox News: President Trump rips FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe amid reports of retirement plans

NY Post: A deafening media silence on the Obama-Hezbollah scandal

Xinhua: Death toll from Philippine tropical storm Tembin rises to 200: police

Fox News: Sessions orders DOJ review after report Obama administration gave Hezbollah a pass

Penn Live: Harrisburg shooter Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty targeted and shot police officers before caught and killed

CTV News: Ukraine grateful for U.S. weapons, Russia outraged

Zero Hedge: Subway contracts again, closes 909 Stores in 2017

Toronto Star: California wildfire now the largest blaze officially recorded in state history

ABC Australia: NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, first to fly untethered in space, dies aged 80

CBC: Canada attending Nikki Haley's 'friendship' party after Jerusalem vote at the UN

LA Times: Man planned Christmas ISIS attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39, FBI says

Huffington Post: You were warned: Bitcoin price crashes, down more than a third in days

La Jolla - CBC: Dick Enberg, legendary sportscaster, dead at 82

Kalina Oroschakoff - Politico: Russian submarine activity ‘highest since Cold War’ warns NATO chief

Josh Meyer - Politico: The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook; an ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran

CNBC: Apple sued after it admits to slowing down older iPhones

NY Post: Pence makes surprise visit to Afghanistan for war meetings

Australia: ‘Deliberate act’: Car mows down pedestrians; man who drove into Melbourne crowd injuring 19 people was a 32-year-old of Afghan descent with history of drug use and mental illness, say police

Australia - ABC: Flinders Street: More than a dozen Melbourne pedestrians hit by SUV outside major train station, driver arrested

Dailywire: Voter fraud investigation launched into Alabama Senate special election

Michael Barone - Washington Examiner: Republicans have reformed taxes — will they fix 1970s budget rules next?

Washington Examiner: The Left is wrong: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act benefits the middle class

Bloomberg: Tax cut impact: Fifth Third Bancorp raising min/hr wage to $15, will give $1,000 payout to 13,500 employees; Wells Fargo raises min/hr wage to $15, pledges $400M to community and non-profit orgs; Comcast gives 100,000 workers $1,000 bonus, pledges to make $50B+ in infrastructure investments over next 5 years

Washington Post: Virginia court tosses out one-vote victory that briefly ended GOP majority in State House

Business Insider: New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush to be dismissed from White House beat after suspension

Washington Post: How Republicans pulled off the biggest tax overhaul in 30 years

Tax cut impact: AT&T announces plan to increase U.S. capital spending by $1B and provide $1,000 special bonus to more than 200,000 U.S. employees

AP: Trump says tax bill's repeal of individual mandate, effectively 'repeals Obamacare'

Politico: Tech’s challenge: How to spend its tax windfall; Apple said last month it will add more jobs as a result of tax reform

Washington Examiner: Very illegal: Rosie O'Donnell tried to bribe GOP senators to vote with $$ millions against tax bill

CNBC: Jim Cramer: Gary Cohn is right — stock market will soar higher on GOP tax bill

AP: Trump, GOP plan White House celebration as tax bill OK nears

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Airport outage: Delta CEO to seek repayment for lost revenue

CNBC: Senate Republicans approve tax overhaul, sending it to the House for another vote

Barrons: FedEx stock soars on soaring profits, and predicts huge bump from tax cuts

Bloomberg: A cryptocurrency founder sold all his coins after 7,500% rally

Independent: Brexit: What would a Canada-style free trade deal with EU mean for the UK economy?

Seattle Times: Train derailment near Olympia: Officials pushed ‘aggressive’ timeline before safety technology was ready

Reuters/Fox Business: U.S. Senate approves tax bill, sends it back to House for final vote

Weekly Standard: White House Watch: How Trump got tax reform through Congress; so much winning

Thomas Lifson - American Thinker: The importance of no leaks after McCabe testified for 8 hours before House Intelligence Committee

Editorial - Seattle Times: Rail safety can’t wait, no more delays

Editorial - NY Post: Obama tax doldrums finally over with tax bill passage a mere formality

Conrad Black - National Review: Trump’s whirlwind year; in the end, his 2017 was quite a success

Monica Showalter - American Thinker: The nightmare of Obamacare, about to be finished off

Paul Ryan - Wall Street Journal: Tax reform means your paycheck will grow; so will the economy, as the bill brings U.S. corporate taxes in line with the developed-world norm

American Thinker: The Sorcerer's Apprentices: FBI, DOJ, GPS, DNC

ABC: New international group will put pressure on North Korea, Tillerson says

LA Times: Rail experts ask why new track in Washington state Amtrak crash did not have speed control system

Pennel Bird - American Thinker: The punk rock President; Trump's raw, paradigm-nuking candidacy was a flip of the bird to the entrenched, systemic corruption of the establishment

updated CNBC: House needs to vote again Wednesday on sweeping tax bill over procedural snag; was approved but 'Byrd rule' trips up 3 minor issues

DuPont - AP: Official: Feds look at whether train engineer was distracted

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Search warrant records offer insight into Las Vegas shooting investigation

Fox News: White House says North Korea was behind massive ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack in May

Boston - AP: Man gets 28 years in plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Victims of Crime receives 4K claims in Las Vegas Mandalay Bay shooting

Reuters/CNBC: Britain's new $4B aircraft carrier has a leak

Kyodo News: Japan decides to introduce new Aegis shore-based missile defense amid North Korea threat; U.S. systems could each cost at least $888M, according to Defense Ministry officials

CNBC: Bitcoin is a 'gigantic price chase based on nothing': Cryptocurrency bear warns

Mexico City - AP: Royal Caribbean confirms passengers in fatal bus crash

Reuters: Greenyard targets U.S. market with talks to acquire Dole Food

AP/CBC: Tourist bus crashes in Mexico, 12 reported dead

Trump Doctrine - Boston Globe: Central tenets of Trump’s new national security strategy

Kingston Whig-Standard: Trump 'America First' national security strategy looks to #MAGA on world stage

USA Today: Amtrak's Cascades rail lines saw a derailment in July; speeding regularly cited in Amtrak incidents

CNBC: Al Franken 'unresigning' would be political suicide for Democrats

Salena Zito - NY Post: Why depression and suicide are rampant among American farmers

CNBC: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim reportedly will cut his stake in New York Times nearly in half

AP/CBC: John McCain returning to Arizona after cancer treatment, could miss tax bill vote; but told Trump he'd return if his vote needed

NY Post: Women’s March organizer Sarsour accused of covering up sex abuse

Recode: Why is Facebook admitting that social networks can be bad for our health?

Jon Gabriel - AZcentral: Pace yourselves, journalists. Fake Trump news only hurts you

AP/CBC: 9 killed by suicide bombers attack on church in Pakistan

Conrad Black - NY Sun: Liberal hysterics on Trump show that it’s the wish that fathers the thought

Editorial - Richmond Times-Dispatch: How we won the war against ISIS

Ross Douthat - NY Times: A war Trump won

Merrill Matthews - The Hill: How average Americans benefit from the GOP tax reform

CBC: Australian police allege man tried to sell missile parts to help North Korea

Fox News: Brady: The tax bill's message to the world is 'we're not going to fall behind again'

California - AP: Residents flee as flames approach Montecito and Santa Barbara

Anthony Watts - Watts Up With That: Sun dimming by an amount that "exceeds all of our planet’s other energy sources (such as natural radioactivity in Earth’s core) combined"

Maria Bartiromo - Wall Street Journal: Dow 24000 and the Trump boom

Hollywood Reporter: Fox-Disney: Now get ready for the power struggle

AFP: Delta orders 100 Airbus planes in blow to Boeing

updated - The Hill: Former Harvey Weinstein lawyer Lisa Bloom sought donor cash for two Trump accusers; bribery?

Kimberley Strassel - Wall Street Journal: Secrets the FBI shouldn’t keep

Fox Business: Wall Street indices close at records with tax overhaul in sight

CNBC: House plans to vote on tax bill Tuesday, NBC reports

Reuters: Republicans finish tax bill, gain support from Rubio, Corker

AP/Global News: NATO concerned Russian missile system breaks Cold War pact

Global News: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says there’s a 30% chance of war with North Korea

Fortune: CSX shares fall after famed CEO Hunter Harrison takes unspecified medical leave

Reuters: U.S. says concerned about Myanmar's silence over where Reuters journalists are being held

Egypt Independent: U.S. says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

updated - France: Toll revised again, reduced to 4 students dead after train hit school bus

Fox Business: Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox assets in $66.1B deal ($52.4B in stock); included: film and TV studios, and cable and international TV, but not Fox News, U.S. broadcast network, or sports networks

AZcentral: Sen. John McCain hospitalized for 'normal side-effects' of cancer treatment

Fox News: Trump called her 'real dummy,' but court tosses her $4M defamation case

Back to rock - Reuters: Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame newest members include Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, The Cars and Dire Straits

Lee Smith - The Federalist: Washington Post profile of Fusion GPS downplays firm’s shady Russian connections

Doug Schoen - Fox News: What Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore really means for Washington (and America) in 2018

London - Reuters: Concerned F1 drivers put on united front

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: The Trump-Russia 'dossier' scandal deepens; not because of what it reveals about Trump, but what it is revealing about behind-the-scenes efforts to ruin his Presidency

Matt Welch - LA Times: Journalists are at war with their critics — and they're losing badly

Glenn Greenwald - The Intercept: The U.S. media suffered its most humiliating debacle in ages and now refuses all transparency over what happened

Kevin Roose - NY Times: Hoo boy, did I blow it. I was wrong about Bitcoin. Here’s why

Reuters: Gas supply from Austrian gas hub back to normal after deadly blast

USA Today: Jones victory a boost for Democrats — and some Republicans

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: Trump is 'inspiring great journalism'?

Leah Libresco - Washington Post: I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

NBC News: Trump attorney says FBI, DOJ ‘conflicts’ require second special counsel

Global News: Deadly explosion at Austria’s main gas plant forces Italy to declare state of emergency

Bloomberg: Oops, Trump actually right about trade deficit with Canada when Canadian data used

NY Daily News: Incompetent Port Authority bomber mocked Trump online hours before attack: 'You failed to protect your nation'

AP: Iran state TV: M6.2 earthquake rocks southern Iran

Daily Mail: Britain shivers on its coldest night for seven years as temperatures plummet as low as -15C and hundreds of schools stay closed for a second day

Nate Silver - FiveThirtyEight/Yahoo: What the hell is happening with these Alabama polls?

AP: Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rules

Bloomberg/Yahoo: A Disney deal for Fox is coming within days

CNBC: Manufacturing CEO survey shows record high optimism on prospect of tax reform

Toronto Star: Trump directs NASA to send U.S. astronauts to the moon and Mars

Piers Morgan - Daily Mail: It's true, we've never had a President like Trump - he actually keeps his promises. No wonder the liberal media can't stand him

Global News: Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, Tennessee Titans NFL players among celebrities reaching out to Tennessee boy after bullying video goes viral

AP/CBC: Saudi Arabia to allow movie theatres to open after 35-year ban

Global News: North Korea’s nuclear test in September still causing aftershocks, shifted Earth’s crust

Kangaroo court? - Reuters: Judge tells fired Trump campaign chair Manafort to stop communicating with media; pre-trial gag order given unprecedented extension

Fox News: Port Authority explosion suspect: What we know about Akayed Ullah

AP: Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza

Fox News: Convicted South Carolina serial killer says he has other victims, 'outside state, and outside country'

CTV News: Israel: Hamas tunnel destroyed using new techniques

Daily Caller: Seven times CNN botched the news in 2017 — so far

Rex Murphy - National Post: Endless sex scandals expose hypocrisy of Hollywood and media industry

Paul Beaudry and Martin Masse - Financial Post: Don’t freak over ending net neutrality. It’s only been making the Internet worse

Kurdistan24: Iraq ‘totally liberated’ from ISIS, says PM Abadi

Editorial - National Post: On Jerusalem, Trump finally reveals hard truths about Mideast 'peace'

Daily Caller: CNN botches major ‘bombshell’ alleging contacts between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks; any credibility left?

LA Times: State Democrat Assemblyman Matt Dababneh to resign following sexual misconduct allegations

The Hill: Analysis: Apple poised for $47B windfall from GOP tax bill

AP/Global News: 14 UN Peacekeepers killed, 40 wounded in Congo attack

CNBC: Economy firing on all cylinders as November job growth tops hopes; 228,000 jobs created, 200,000 had been predicted by economists

LA Times: As winds kick up again, tall flames menace communities far and wide

CNBC: Boeing CEO says 'tax reform is the single most important thing' for U.S. economy

St. Paul - AP: In Franken’s fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP

LA Daily News: On Day 4 of Southern California fires, a stark collection of losses and gains

Fox News: Bernie Sanders' wife's land deal still under FBI probe; witness recently questioned

AP: Flames engulf semi-rural San Diego area, destroying dozens of houses, in newest wildfires

Weather: Winter storm Benji delivering a wintry mess to the Deep South, then the season's first snow along the Eastern seaboard

Reuters: AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

Extremetech: Nvidia launches $3,000 Titan V, ‘world’s most powerful PC GPU’

PC Mag: Apple is ready to ditch the Mac

AP: Elite thoroughbred race horses killed in California wildfire

Baltimore Sun: Even newer forms of birth control can increase the risk of breast cancer, study says

Atlanta - AP: Some panic as wintry mix threatens wide swath of South

LA Daily News: How to buy your own piece of vintage Disneyland

Inverse: The story of human migration out of Africa just got re-written

Reuters: Japan to acquire air-launched missiles able to strike North Korea

AL: Snow falling on Alabama: Weather service raises some projected amounts to 5 inches

Washington Post: Argentine ex-president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner charged with treason

KSAT: Snow making a kid out of everyone in San Antonio

LA Times: Scientists use CRISPR to turn genes on without editing their DNA

Vivian Bercovici - National Post: It took Trump to expose the stupidity of denying Jerusalem's reality

AP: Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut

Financial Post: GE to slash 12,000 jobs, almost 20% of its power division's workforce, as world turns its back on reliable conventional power

AP: As Franken’s support collapses, Democrats expect resignation

LA Times: Fires close 265 L.A. Unified schools; Santa Monica-Malibu closures continue

AP: Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions

KTLA: Nearly 30 horses found burned to death by Creek Fire in Tujunga Canyon

LA Times: Homes burning in ritzy Bel-Air as 150-acre fire closes the 405 Freeway and forces evacuations

Fox News: Corey Feldman's 1993 audio files naming alleged sexual predators found by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

CBS News: Al Franken to make announcement after fellow Democrats urge him to resign

David Harsanyi - Federalist: Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem makes ‘peace’ more likely

updated Reuters: At least 25 Democrat Senators call for Franken's resignation; rubbed a lot of people the wrong way

Ben Voth - American Thinker: Tax cuts do not cost money and, empirically, they are almost certain to increase revenue to the U.S. Federal government

Chris Edwards - National Review: The Senate tax bill favours the middle class, not the rich

Boston Herald: Fourth Republican takes state seat from a Democrat this year nationwide as Tran flips Massachusetts Senate race

Will Rahn - CBS News: President Trump starts to rack up wins

Editorial - NY Sun: The Mueller firing speech Trump should deliver

Reuters: Saudi-led blockade cuts fuel lifeline to Yemen

Bloomberg: It’s official: Putin says he’ll run for re-election

Paul Sperry - NY Post: Double-crossing FBI agent must be held accountable

Chuck Ross - Daily Caller: Top Clinton aides face no charges after also making false statements to FBI

Reuters: U.S. Air Force unveils criminal reporting reforms in wake of Texas shooting

Reuters: Fox and Disney reportedly near a deal for TV and studio assets

Michael Ledeen - PJ Media: Nothing about collusion

NY Post: British security had intel about Manchester concert bomber weeks before

Catherine Herridge - Fox News: Mueller deputy praised DOJ official after she defied Trump travel ban order: 'I am so proud'

NY Post: Wisconsin closer to drug-testing adults applying for food stamps

CBS News: Under siege, Rep. John Conyers announces retirement, endorses son to run for seat

Stuart Varney - Fox News: A growing economy is close to being the end of the world for Democrats

LA Times: More than 150 structures destroyed, 27,000 people evacuated in raging Ventura wildfire

Lee Smith - Federalist: Fusion GPS scandal implicates media in possible pay-to-publish scheme

USA Today: How will the tax bill conference committee work? Not the usual way (because the Democrats lost their gamble when they chose not to participate)

Reuters: Yemen's ex-president Saleh shot dead after switching sides to back Saudi coalition in civil war

Fox News: Supreme Court permits full enforcement of Trump travel ban

CNBC: CVS-Aetna deal could force Wal-Mart to buy Humana, analyst says

Reuters: Aeromexico eyes Delta's CSeries Bombardier jet order amid U.S. trade spat: sources

AP/National Post: Airstrikes pound Yemen's capital as Saudis back ex-president

Guardian: 10 arrested over murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Reuters: CVS-Aetna deal to change how big employers buy health benefits

CNBC: Cathay Pacific crew saw North Korean missile from plane

Byron York - Washington Examiner: In Trump-Russia probe, was it all about the Logan Act?

Reuters: Trump account tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers; lawyer says he drafted tweet, and made misleading punctuation mistake

Fox Business: CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69B deal: sources

Guardian: Why did Roy Moore go to Australia in the 1980s?

Toronto Star: 13 dead, 2 missing after South Korean fishing boat capsizes after collision with tanker

Washington Post: Trump’s campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries: Lewandowski/Bossie book

Reuters: Mueller removed FBI agent from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts: reports

Daily Mail: Israeli bomber jets 'kill 12 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard' in Syrian airstrike

Timing critical - Fox News: ABC News suspends Brian Ross over 'serious error' in Trump-Flynn report; affected stock market

New York - AP: American Airlines, pilots reach deal to avoid cancelling flights

AP: San Francisco defends sanctuary status as backlash mounts over unjust verdict in Kate Steinle murder by five times deported illegal immigrant

NTK Network: Leon Panetta: It’s a ‘stretch’ to say Trump team broke law with Russian contacts

AP: NBC source: No payout for Lauer on rest of his contract

Washington Post: McConnell says Senate has the votes to pass GOP tax bill

Fox News: Gen. Michael Flynn pleads guilty to false-statements charge in Russia probe

Fox News: Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting report triggered FBI hunt for leaker, new emails show

Breaking Defense: Canadian Navy competition previews U.S. frigate fight

Fox News: McCain to vote for Senate tax reform bill; boosts chances of passage of sweeping legislation as it faces a likely final vote within hours

France24: Argentina ends efforts to rescue sub survivors

NY Post: Matt Lauer’s lawyers trying to get him $30M payout after firing

Editorial - NY Daily News: Expose Lauer’s enablers: Who protected the 'Today' show predator?

Nicholas Kristof - NY Times: Americans don't realize how likely war with North Korea is; one lesson from history: when a President and his advisors say they’re considering a war, take them seriously

David French - National Review: Elizabeth Warren, progressive fraud

Omeemee - CTV News: Small town residents excited amid evidence Neil Young's live show Friday night will be broadcast from his childhood hometown

iPolitics: Trudeau names Alberta judge Sheilah Martin to SCC

Kitchener - CTV News: Witnesses describe seeing ‘wall of flames’ along Hwy 401 as out of control grass fire shuts down Canada's busisiest highway at Cambridge

Mike Crawley - CBC: Ontario PCs try to grab political centre, build trust in Patrick Brown as Premier-in-waiting

Steve Paikin - TVO: Ontario: One little sentence sets the Progressive Conservative platform apart

CTV News: Canadian Karim Baratov accused in Yahoo hack pleads guilty in American court

Radio Canada: Majority of Canadians want to dismantle trade barriers between provinces: Ipsos poll

CBC: 'Time's a-wasting': Prescott mayor renews call to make Hwy 401 safer as 2017 death toll rises

Toronto Star: Finance Minister Bill Morneau silent on stock sell-off before tax changes

Times of India: Touch affects babies at molecular level, find researchers at UBC and BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

Ottawa Citizen: Hwy 401 partially closed as two dead, trucker arrested in crash near Prescott

iPolitics: Poilievre alleges Morneau sold $10M in shares before tabling fiscal measure

Hamilton Spectator: As many as 50 GTA families who defected from North Korea facing deportation

Tasha Kheiriddin - iPolitics: Patrick Brown plays it safe

Editorial - Toronto Star: Patrick Brown’s plan deserves a serious look from voters

Kelly McParland - National Post: Trudeau announces another plan he expects the provinces to pay for

Toronto Star: Province should take over TTC and other cities’ transit systems, says Toronto Region Board of Trade

Global News: Postmedia shuts down 21 community newspapers after swap with Torstar, which will shut down three of seven daily newspapers it acquired in deal

Global News: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle engaged

David Reevely - Ottawa Citizen: Ontario's Tories promise all things to all people with their new platform

Martin Regg Cohn - Toronto Star: Tory leader Patrick Brown is singing a new tune

National Post: ISIS brides returning home and raising the next generation of jihadist martyrs

CP/National Post: Ontario PCs vow to cut taxes, hydro rates in new 'People’s Guarantee' platform

Pierre Poilievre - Ottawa Citizen: Why Morneau's tax changes are anything but neutral

Chris Selley - National Post: You can argue it's 'Liberal lite,' but Ontario PC platform offers a pathway to victory

CTV News: Ontario allowing several water bottling companies to take water on expired permits

Robert Benzie - Toronto Star: People's Guarantee: Brown's Tories would take over and expand Toronto’s subways, cut taxes, early-release election plan reveals

Toronto Star: Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown opens up about life, love and his new haircut as a June election looms

Toronto Star: Ontario PCs convene in Toronto to hone election strategy, hear from Patrick Brown

CBC: 'Free speech advocates' rally to support WLU TA Lindsay Shepherd

Global News: Man in Sweden found guilty of ‘online’ rape of girls in Canada and around the world

Fox News: Conyers 'sure as hell' won't be pressured by Pelosi to resign, attorney vows

Global News: Newly tested drugs could cut monthly migraines by half: study

Huffington Post: CNN fires Jake Tapper's senior producer after behaviour complaints

AP: Haley: North Korea ‘brings us closer to war’ the U.S. doesn’t seek

Fox News: GOP Rep. Barton announces retirement after more lewd messages surface

AP: What North Korean photos say about new Hwasong-15 ballistic missile

The Hague - CBC: UN war crimes defendant dies after taking poison in court

Fox News: Garrison Keillor fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of inappropriate behaviour; had mocked criticism of Franken for loutish behaviour

Boston Herald: NPR chief news editor David Sweeney ousted after sexual harassment allegations

NY Times: NBC fires Matt Lauer over detailed sexual misconduct allegation

Boston Herald: McDonald’s worker charged in Tampa serial killings was a St. John’s hoops player

NY Post: Minnesota paper calls out Franken for lame apology

Fox News: North Korea fires ICBM into Japanese waters; flew 10 times higher than international space station

Howie Carr - Boston Herald: Elizabeth Warren: OK, Fake Indian, time to either give up the claim or prove it

Reuters: Indonesia extends Bali airport closure due to Agung eruption

Emily Miller - Washington Post: In defense of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Fox News: Marine colonel challenges Moore in Alabama Senate race, launching long-shot bid 15 days before election

Bloomberg: White House weighs personal mobile phone ban for staff

Fox News: 'Blowback': Clinton campaign planned to fire me over email probe, Obama intel watchdog says

Global News: Victims of scams involving Western Union wire transfers eligible for refunds

Fox News: Possible North Korea defectors may be occupants of skeleton-filled ghost ship found on Japan coast

EDNS blog: 'Net Neutrality' wasn’t all it was cracked up to be

LA Times: Better Homes and Gardens publisher buys Time Inc. in $2.8B deal

Fox News: Bali volcano: Lava pools up in crater, ‘will certainly spill over to the slopes’

AP/CBC: Saudi crown prince leads Islamic military alliance meeting; 'Today we start the pursuit of terrorism and we see its defeat,' Mohammed bin Salman tells Muslim nations

Reuters: China's trade with North Korea sinks in October after UN sanctions

Washington Examiner: President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation of Thanksgiving

AP/CBC: Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for Rohingya's return

AP/Globe and Mail: Hunt for missing Argentine submarine zeros in on mysterious 'noise' in ocean

Reuters/Business Insider: Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

Todd Shepherd - Washington Examiner: Fusion GPS paid journalists, court papers confirm

Global News: The emotional reunion with two dogs that helped their walker survive 2 days in the wild

CBC: RightNow co-founder says group aims to elect 'enough pro-lifers' to pass 'much-needed legislation'

CBC: Canadian Karim Baratov, charged in Yahoo hacking case, to plead guilty in U.S., court records say

CBC: Sobeys to lay off 800 workers across Canada as part of reorganization

CBC: Mosque attack a reminder of threat to Canadian Sinai force

Calgary - CBC: Fear of 'imminent building collapse' forces 125 people to flee Kensington apartment block

CTV News: Profs call on Wilfrid Laurier University to support free speech without limits

John Ivison - National Post: Canada’s allies are killing their ISIS fighters, while we put our hope in counselling

Not polite enough? - CBC: 'It's okay to be white' posters pop up at University of Regina; security investigating

CBC: Refugee lawyers under 'major pressure' amid backlog of asylum claims; U.S. decision to follow Canada's 2016 lead and end emergency residency for Haitians in 2019 expected to mean another wave of illegal arrivals in Canada; why not simply deport illegal arrivers?

Metro News: Tone-deaf Liberals nixed plan for NHL game on expensive Parliament Hill temporary rink; typical clueless Joly move in 100th year of NHL and 150th for Canada

Tim Naumetz - iPolitics: MPs slam cost and duration of temporary $4.3M rink on Parliament Hill lawn; a puck shot away, the Rideau Canal ice rink is free alternative

CBC: Chief Liberal Party fundraiser tied to $8M loan to offshore trust in Cayman Islands; flies in face of prior claims by Trudeau buddy Bronfman

CBC: Ontario Liberals roll dice on major job losses by boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour in re-election bribe instead of simply reducing payroll taxes from lowest earners

London - CBC: Unbeaten, record-setting football Mustangs head to 53rd Vanier Cup in Hamilton to take on defending champs from Laval for university title

CTV News: Queen's University PhD student makes groundbreaking discovery that may prevent spread of cancer

CBC: Toronto District School Board, Canada's largest, falls for activist rhetoric and cancels police presence in schools program started after student shot to death in 2008; some snowflakes intimidated? how many lives lost before reinstated?

660 News: Missing dog walker, three dogs, found alive in Coquitlam backcountry

Editorial - Globe and Mail: CRA to Canadians: Thank you for not calling

Calgary Herald: Bad news, Stamps fans: No touchdown horse allowed at Grey Cup in Ottawa

Globe and Mail: Toronto families in ‘panic mode’ as Big Brother Ontario caps after-school program time

CBC: Auditor criticizes cheating and misconduct at Royal Military College in Kingston; examined 54 'serious' incidents involving drunkenness, drug abuse and mental distress

Windsor - CBC: Alone, cold and forgotten: 4-year-old girl left on school bus, driver fired

Financial Post: CRA blocks more than half of calls to meet service targets, regularly provides wrong information to taxpayers: Auditor General

Susan Delacourt - iPolitics: Stuck on hold: The AG’s report and a government that can’t get things done

CP24: Feds not tracking outcomes for Syrian refugees: AG

LA Times: Wave of Hollywood sex assault claims sends LAPD into uncharted territory

Marsha Lederman - Globe and Mail: I woke up so sad this morning: An appreciation of teen idol David Cassidy

Vanity Fair: The New York Times is "torn" about whether its White House reporter Glenn Thrush should lose his job over sexual-misconduct allegations

Editorial - Detroit Free Press: U.S Rep. John Conyers must resign

AP: U.S. declares ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Rohingya in Myanmar

AP: In surprise reversal, Lebanese PM Hariri puts resignation on hold

Bloomberg: Millionaire tunesmiths, including longtime airwave rulers Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Drake and Steve Miller, threaten to withhold their music if radio stations don’t give songwriters a bigger share of revenue; big boys doing it for the low-profile composers who fuel the industry

Reason: FCC Head Ajit Pai: Killing net neutrality will set the internet free; "we're going to see an explosion in the kinds of connectivity and the depth of that connectivity" like never before

Ajit Pai - Wall Street Journal: How the FCC can save the open internet

Daily Mail: What is causing the mysterious 'booms' heard in 64 locations around the world this year?

Bloomberg: Uber paid hackers to delete stolen data on 57 million people; heads have rolled, but how does anyone know data was deleted?

AP: Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits drop 13,000

AP: Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Mnangagwa, 75, returns home to cheers

Dutch News: The Hague tribunal finds Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity; gets life in prison

Hollywood Reporter: John Lasseter's pattern of alleged misconduct detailed by Disney/Pixar insiders

Geoffrey York - Globe and Mail: Zimbabwe erupts in celebration as Robert Mugabe quits

Fox News: CBS News fires high-profile veteran Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations

LA Times: Controversial Obama-era net neutrality rules targeted for repeal by FCC chairman

Toronto Star: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resigns; recently fired VP to take power, party official says

Buzzfeed: She said that a powerful (Democrat) Congressman harassed her. Here’s why you didn’t hear her story.

Fox News: New York Times star White House reporter Thrush suspended after sex harassment claims

LA Times: As sexual harassment in politics investigations widen, California Democrat Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra accused by six new women; he announced today he will resign in 2018; was reprimanded for groping in 2009

Reuters/Global News: Zimbabwe to start impeachment process for President Mugabe on Tuesday

Globe and Mail: Trump administration ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians in July 2019; Trudeau ended Canada's program in August 2016

David Lauter - LA Times: Strong economy boosts Trump among otherwise skeptical voters

Chuck Devore - Fox News: Does your gas and electricity cost too much? You can thank liberals for that

Deutsche Welle: German coalition talks collapse: 'A terrible end is better than unending terror'

Kurt Schlichter - Townhall: Let’s all savour the Democrats’ Pervgate pain

Washington Post: Over the past 20 years, Congress has paid $17.2M in settlements for violations including sexual harassment

CBC: CBS suspends Charlie Rose, PBS halts show amid sexual misconduct allegations

Washington Post: Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls

Globe and Mail: Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terror; new sanctions expected

Calgary Herald: Green groups seek new ways to block Keystone XL pipeline after final Nebraska approval

Editorial - Wall Street Journal: Germany’s green energy meltdown; voters promised a virtuous revolution get coal and high prices instead

LA Times: Charles Manson crawled from the Summer of Love to descend into Helter Skelter

Washington Post: Charles Manson, cult leader and serial killer who terrified nation, dies at 83

680 News: Truck and minibus collide head-on in Pakistan, killing 20

Fox News: Southern border agent killed, another injured while on patrol in Texas

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Review of former DNC Chair Donna Brazile’s election post-mortem book — 'Hacks'

News 24: Zimbabweans pray for Mugabe to step down

CNBC: Trump calls Crooked Hillary the 'worst' loser ever, after she says he's 'disgraced' the office

Toronto Star: Attempted communications heard from missing Argentine submarine

The Economist: Price of cannabis falling; Mexican drug cartels losing market share; American producers raising funds in Canadian stock market

BBC: George Bush Senior accused of groping by eighth woman

Bloomberg: Snapchat has a child-porn problem

Global News: More than 1,000 North Koreans defect every year. It’s dangerous but here’s how they do it

CBC: Malcolm Young, AC/DC co-founder and guitarist, dead at 64

Conrad Black - National Post: Trump is already the most successful U.S. President since Ronald Reagan

David Booth - Driving: The inconvenient truth about Tesla’s truck

Editorial - NY Post: A big win for tax relief – despite Chuck Schumer’s fact-twisting

Reuters: Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

CBC: Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF replaces Mugabe with his fired vice president as party leader

Reuters: Tanzania: 11 die as tourist plane crashes in Ngorongoro crater

NY Daily News: Menendez bribery in plain sight: Is quid-pro-quo corruption fully legal in America again?

Globe and Mail: Morneau didn't seek clearance from Ethics Commissioner before introducing pension bill

Global News: Andrew Scheer: Laurier University controversy highlights larger issue of ‘stifling’ free speech

CBC: Another lawyer quits MMIWG inquiry as resignations, firings mount; at least 8 resignations and firings in last 2 months alone

BNN: Morneau gets lowest approval rating among Trudeau’s cabinet ministers, Angus Reid poll finds

Toronto - CBC: TTC CEO Andy Byford leaving job after 5 years to lead New York City Transit

Toronto Star: 'Talking Points' Wynne gets an earful at raucous town hall; blasted for "gutting" healthcare, Hydro rip-off

BNN: Canadian Business Hall of Fame unveils 2018 inductees

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Time proving that Harper Conservatives were better at governing than Trudeau Liberals

Jen Gerson - National Post: In disciplining Lindsay Shepherd, Wilfrid Laurier chooses catechism over education, bullying over opening minds

Margaret Wente - Globe and Mail: Wilfrid Laurier graduate student delivers a wake-up call; thought police alive and well and running Canadian universities

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Bloomberg: Moderna's goal is for cancer patients to win battle by using own mRNA to fight

Pipettes at Moderna labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. ~ Adam Glanzman Bloomberg

ABC News: Zimbabwe military controls capital and state broadcaster, holds President Mugabe, 93, and his wife, Grace, 52; starting a process to 'restore Zimbabwe's democracy'

CTV News: ‘Bloodless correction’or coup, Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody

Telegraph: Zimbabwe crisis: Army 'secures' Robert Mugabe and takes control of Harare

Rome - AP: ‘A national shame’: Local papers react as Italy fails to qualify for World Cup

CBC: North Korean soldier critically wounded while crossing DMZ in hail of bullets

Buffalo News: On either side of Niagara Falls, when it rains, it pours sewage and stormwater

Niagara Falls water officials admit the wastewater outfalls are “probably at the worst possible location.” ~ Derek Gee Buffalo News


~ Lest We Forget ~
Canada's National War Memorial an enduring symbol of service, sacrifice and connection


[above] National War Memorial in Ottawa was unveiled May 21st, 1939, just 4 months before the start of WWII. [top] Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was added in 2000. The memorial is located on the site of the former Central Post Office, demolished for it.

CTV News: White elephant saga continues: another new roof for Montreal's 'Big Owe'


Reuters: Trump snags over $250+B in deals from China trip

Colby Cosh - NatPost: The republic of science kills a god by adopting a new kilogram

The original cylinder of platinum and iridium used as the standard weight for one kilogram. ~ AFP PHOTO BIPM

Seoul - Washington Post: Trump strikes at the heart of the North Korean
regime with powerful speech to South Korea's National Assembly


President Trump gave North Korea a stern warning during his remarks before South Korea's National Assembly in Seoul on November 7, 2017. ~ Melissa Macaya The Washington Post

Washington Post: Donna Brazile: 'I considered replacing Clinton with Biden as 2016 Democratic nominee'; BOMBSHELL in her new book; Booker would have replaced Kaine

Donna Brazile at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016. ~ Ricky Carioti The Washington Post

Tony Heller - Principia Scientific: The history of the modern climate change scam

WSJ: The future of programmable materials; a new generation
of products and tools promises to move and shift to meet our needs

Reuters: Long-awaited U.S. Republican legislation calls for deep tax cuts

updated Bradford - Global News: ‘Almost Armageddon’: At least three dead after fiery
crash on Hwy 400 north of Toronto involving 14 vehicles, including two fuel tankers


Police said the Hallowe'en crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in 400 northbound lanes between Cty Road 88 and Hwy 89, about 60 km north of Toronto, 40 km south of Barrie. “The vehicles that were involved, approximately 14 or more vehicles, five commercial vehicles, at least two fuel tankers,” OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt told reporters on the scene. ~ @NewTecFireChief Twitter

NY Post: Terror suspect in NYC truck attack had pledged allegiance to ISIS

updated CBS News: New York attacker drove down bike path, killing cyclists and pedestrians before veering back into traffic lanes, striking a school bus and another vehicle

updated Fox News: NYC Islamist terror attack; 8 dead, 12 injured; shouted "Allahu Akbar"
perp shot/arrested; used rental pick-up truck to mow down bikers along bike path near WTC



The 29-year-old attacker, identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov and described as a Middle Eastern man with a beard, was shot by police and taken into custody, law enforcement sources told Fox News. Travelled blocks along bike path in Home Depot rental truck. Uzbeki citizen came to U.S. in 2010 through Diversity Immigrant Visa (green card) lottery.

Bob Plamondon - National Post: Book excerpt: Canada survived risky Chrétien by luck as his hidden agendas and personal vendettas deeply endangered country he so misunderstood

Montreal Gazette: More than a GPS, creators call SmartHalo the 'future of biking'

“We wanted to create not just a navigation device. For us, it’s a bike companion. I think our first pitch was, ‘Turn any bike into a smart bike’,” says SmartHalo co-founder Xavier Peich of the device, which began selling in Apple Stores across the U.S. and Canada two weeks ago. It will soon expand to outlets in Europe, and is also available on the SmartHalo website.

CBC: Tensions high as Spain seeks charges against Catalonia's leaders

Fox News: Gowdy slams Mueller team over leaks about charges in Trump-Russia probe

Guardian: Catalonia: Madrid warns of Puigdemont jailing as thousands rally for unity

Reuters: First poll shows political parties opposing split by Catalonia have small lead

Telegraph: Pro-unity Catalans rally to reject declaration of independence from Spain

Calgary Herald: Kenney wins big in UCP leadership race, fires warning shot at NDP

“We have united, we have chosen a leader and if we work hard, stay humble and earn every vote, we will ensure that this deceptive, divisive, debt-quadrupling, tax-hiking, job-killing, accidental socialist government is one-and-done,” he said to cheers. Jason Kenney celebrates his victory Saturday. ~ Gavin Young Postmedia

CTV News: 'Napping on NAFTA': Harper blasts Trudeau Government
handling of trade negotiations in private note to clients

Madrid - CBC: Spanish PM axes Catalan government after region declares independence;
secession vote 'not only goes against the law but is a criminal act,' says PM Mariano Rajoy

France 24: Spanish PM Rajoy asks Senate for authority to depose
Catalonian leader Puigdemont; radical times require radical measures

Fulford - National Post: Smart people still fall for murderous fraud of communism

Conrad Black - National Post: Ottawa has made a mess of Indigenous policy in this country

France 24: Spanish senate grants Madrid power to impose direct rule on Catalonia

CBC: Catalonia votes to establish republic, but Spain could soon take control

NY Times: U.S. economy grew at 3% rate in Q3, despite storms battering Houston, Florida

Business Insider: How newspapers around the world reacted to JFK's assassination

President John F. Kennedy was popular worldwide and his assassination in Dallas stunned the world. Above, the famous photo of Vice-President Lyndon Johnson being sworn in as President aboard Air Force One as JFK's body was brought back to Washington. Jackie Kennedy is still wearing the blood-spattered clothes from the ill-fated motorcade. Everyone alive at the time remembers where they were when they heard the news that Friday.

NY Times: JFK files, though incomplete, are a treasure trove for answer seekers

The Guardian: JFK files: government releases classified assassination documents – live

President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas less than an hour before his assassination on November 22, 1963. ~ Handout Reuters

SCMP: Faint sounds emitted by stresssed rocks could give week’s warning before quake

CBC: New U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft pays tribute to Gord Downie

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft and Canada's Governor General Julie Payette in Ottawa on Monday October 23, 2017. ~ CBC

London - Reuters: Victory for Abenomics lifts world stocks to new record

Tokyo - ABC: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe scores major victory in national elections

AP: Egyptian officials say 55 police killed in Cairo shootout

Conrad Black - National Post: Quebec is now Canada's beacon of astute economic policy

CBC: Airbus CEO expects to sell 'thousands' of CSeries aircraft, with most made in Quebec

CTV News: Winter forecast: More snow in Ontario & Quebec, 'dangerous' cold in Prairies

Candice Malcolm - Toronto Sun: Conflict of interest? Morneau's firm doing
work for the feds; has contract with Bank of Canada worth more than $8M

CTV News: Auditor-General: Ontario Liberals using expensive trick to mislead voters;
taxpayers will pay $$ billions more; inefficient producers to make same high profits


Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk: “The accounting proposed by the government is wrong, and, if used, would make the province’s budgets and future consolidated financial statements unreliable. This cannot be taken lightly,” Lysyk said Tuesday.

Reuters: Stunning CSeries deal saves Bombardier jobs, gives Boeing the shaft
Now, the jet will be built for U.S. airlines at Airbus’s Alabama assembly plant,
circumventing any import penalties in a move that apparently caught Boeing off-guard

CBC: Europe's Airbus to buy majority stake in Bombardier CSeries program;
HQ will remain in Montreal area, 2nd assembly line will be set up in Alabama

AP: Is the end near? First observed kilonova 764 trillion miles from Earth ripples 'fabric of space and time', sends out deadly rays and heavy matter; seen through telescopes in August

Times Colonist: Bell Media confirms it is laying off local radio and TV employees; Toronto's CFTO among stations losing high-profile anchors; Bell owns owns 30 local TV stations and 105 radio stations

CTV News: Residents challenge Wynne on devastating college strike at town hall meeting; call her evasive non-answers "disgusting"

CBC: Yukon government to control pot distribution, legal age will be 19

Toronto Star: Conservatives slam Trudeau as soft on terror as push for security changes begins

Kingston Whig-Standard: Expect a classic cold and snowy Canadian winter: Meteorologist

CBC: 15,000 on Canada's deportation list, but some 'unco-operative' countries won't take their citizens back

CTV News: Ontario college faculty returning to work after legislation ends 5-week strike; students return Tuesday

Reuters: Mexico, Canada shun NAFTA autos counteroffers: sources

Blackburn News: Sunday snow squalls sweeping across Midwestern Ontario

CBC: Loblaw to be early adopter of Tesla's all-electric Semi

Bloomberg: Nanos Poll finds only 25% of Canadians describe Trudeau’s performance as an economic manager as good or better

Penny Collenette - Toronto Star: Political conflicts of interest will only get trickier

Global News: Classes could resume two days after back-to-work bill passes, Ontario colleges say

CTV News: Despite criticism, 57% of Canadians find Edmonton Eskimos name 'acceptable': survey

Financial Post: CN Rail says it will be hiring thousands as shipments surge

CBC: Fewer slashes means more goals; NHL GMs happy with crackdown

Financial Post: After a decade-plus of Liberal mismanagement, the hottest housing market in the world is facing a reckoning

CBC: Alex Trebek, Tragically Hip receive Order of Canada; Hip 'created a sense of what it's like to love—and live in—this country'

Global News: Manitoba Premier Pallister hospitalized after ‘serious fall’ in New Mexico

CBC: While other Western nations mark their ISIS fighters for death, Canada offers 'reintegration support'

CBC: New hope stirs in northern Manitoba after Fairfax joins groups to buy Churchill railway; Toronto investment firm teaming up with First Nations and communities in effort to buy railway, port

CBC: Canadian Senator Tobias Enverga dies in Colombia on parliamentary trip

updated Financial Post: 'Sickening': Canadian First Nations left empty-handed as U.S.-financed environmentalist pressure kills B.C. energy projects

Ottawa Citizen: Bombardier hiring 1,000 workers as part of ramp-up for Global 7000 business jet

Global News: Toronto Drug Squad officer dies of fentanyl overdose: police

Montreal Gazette: Police seek two suspects in west-end firebombing

Global News: North Bay cabin where Dionne quintuplets were born to be moved

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Without meaning to, the Liberals have revealed all their broken promises

CBC: Trade Ministers back away from NAFTA negotiating table

Cam Tait - Edmonton Sun: We need to make the most of the world so many fought and died for

Jack Mintz - Financial Post: Tax fairness cannot be the only goal for tax policy. Economic growth counts. Complexity matters; U.S. tax reform and a revised NAFTA will force Canadian federal and provincial governments to put competitiveness on front burner

Bloomberg: NAFTA bickering begins again today

Robyn Urback - CBC: Trudeau government's 'mandate tracker' is one mighty piece of propaganda

Bloomberg: Cannabis grower Aurora proposes industry's largest takeover

Terence Corcoran - Financial Post: Canada’s pathetic, empty-headed crusade against coal

CBC: Loblaws plans to close 22 unprofitable stores and launch home delivery

National Post: Directionless: Canada offers troops, helicopters and planes to UN, but still can't say what missions they might be used in

Trudeau Meter: Platform progress versus failures

National Post: Ottawa looking at 15% ethanol blend in gasoline; warranties at risk?

The Hill: Roy Moore attorney oddly says Canadian Ali Velshi should understand why Moore asked girls' mothers' permission to date them

Bloomberg: Canadian home sales rise as Toronto shows signs of bottoming out

John Ivison - National Post: Liberal government doing an outstanding job, says Liberal government

CBC: Unknown soldier: 1 forensic anthropologist, 27,000 Canadians missing in action

Toronto Star: Anthopoulos lands on his feet in Atlanta; Braves' new buck-stops-here GM after serving as VP in LA

Barrie Today: Recycling blues: PM reassures Duterte he will get rid of Canadian trash stuck in the Philippines

Globe and Mail: Bombardier seals second C Series deal since Airbus tie-up

Ottawa Citizen: Life on hold: Algonquin students on what they have gained and lost during the strike

CBC: Bob Rae working with tribal activists who want to rename half of Alberta cities and places; ruined Ontario as Premier, now another province targeted

Global News: Lyft and Uber to battle each other for drivers and riders in Toronto

Hill Times: Liberals have a ‘credibility gap’ due to high-profile hypocrisy of Bronfman, Morneau, say pollsters, political observers

Montreal - CTV News: Smog warning in effect for Montreal and surrounding areas; politicians blame wood stoves, not record cold weather, demand they not be used to keep people warm

Sudbury: Barrie college students organizing sit-ins to protest strike

CTV News: PM, Canadian Ambassador to U.S. settle defamation suit filed by would-be candidate and ex-Liberal MP; terms sealed

Globe and Mail: Canada’s first permanent road to Arctic coast set to open this week

Jim Warren - Toronto Sun: It's time for a royal commission on taxation

Rex Murphy - National Post: There is no company Liberals will not keep in pursuit of climate action

John Doyle - Globe and Mail: Revamped The National is a harebrained muddle

CBC: Montreal's new Mayor demands Canada fix illegal asylum debacles; says Safe Third Country Agreement loophole needs be stopped to end deluge

CBC: Communities across Canada hold solemn Remembrance Day tributes

Stuff - NZ: Danang: Renamed TPP 'a damned sight better', could be in place in a few months

Vancouver Sun: American producer on Arrow, Supergirl and other Vancouver-shot shows suspended over sexual harassment allegations

Japan Times: Pacific trade deal closer, but leaders still shying away from formal endorsement

National Post: Canadian officials downplay reports of major breakthrough in TPP talks but say deal is closer

Conrad Black - National Post: Canada must address our bad education system and overreaching courts

CTV News: Ethics commissioner investigating Morneau's sponsorship of pension bill

Financial Post: Higher prices, lower profits and $20B lost production: That’s what life without NAFTA looks like in Canada

Ross Ayotte - Canada Free Press: Only in Ontario; latest invasion of our privacy

TPP roller coaster - CBC: Agreement on 'core elements' of revised Pacific trade deal, now Canada says

CTV News: Life saver? Vancouver offers drug-checking service so users can scan street drugs for fentanyl and other substances such as stimulants and psychoactive drugs like MDMA

Another stumble on world stage - CBC: 'Outstanding issues': Trans-Pacific Partnership faces uncertain future after Trudeau skips leaders' meeting

Sudbury Star: Trippy tea to blame for naked kidnapping?

Danang - Reuters: TPP trade pact in disarray as Canada holds up talks

Toronto Star: TPP meeting cancelled in Vietnam as some international media place blame on Trudeau

Toronto Star: Judge rejects defence bid to have charges dropped in Liberal gas plant scandal trial

Huffington Post: Winter weather: Eastern Canada to see snow, wind, below-zero temperatures

CTV News: Allowance cut worries Canadian Forces members, angers opposition

CBC: 'Global Warming' still missing locally: Winter weather advisory in effect for Ottawa-Gatineau

Toronto - CP24: City to see first blast of winter weather today but don't expect Snowmageddon

CTV News: 1 in 3 Canadians say Morneau doing poor job as Finance Minister: Nanos poll

CTV News: Saskatchewan Premier says Governor General shouldn't mock people of faith

Andrew Coyne - National Post: If the ethics commissioner had done her job, Morneau wouldn’t be in this mess; if Morneau were ethical he wouldn't have to blame her

AP/National Post: Talks on Pacific Rim trade pact minus U.S. at regional summit

Jason Kenney - Calgary Sun: Kids' best interests matter the most

Reuters: Airbus eyes Canadian military deal, further cooperation with Bombardier; Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet in RCAF future?

Lorne Gunter - Edmonton Sun: Kenney's UCP turning GSA trap back on NDP

Autosport: Montreal Formula E race could switch to Canadian GP F1 track

Montreal Gazette: No Formula E race on city streets, Plante says

National Post: Saskatchewan education minister faces heat for complaint about 'wholesale infusion' of Indigenous history in curriculum; history assignment suggested all pioneers to Canada were ill-meaning; propaganda creating backlash

MTL blog: Montreal is officially run by more women than men

John Ivison - National Post: Liberals braced for another ’huge wave’ of illegal asylum seekers from U.S.

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Trudeau Liberals have lost control of their narrative

Toronto Star: U of T’s endowment, pension funds have investments in two offshore tax havens

Candice Malcolm - Toronto Sun: Canadians leery of mass immigration: govt survey

CBC: Indian Act changes could give 1.4 million official Indigenous status; consultations on how to implement key change could be divisive, lawyer says; conflict seen as tribal government expected to be disrupted

Ben Eisen - Toronto Sun: The lowdown on Ontario’s job growth; good reasons to be concerned about Ontario’s future growth prospects

CBC: Liberals cave to Senate demand and will move to end sex discrimination under explicitly racist and obsolete Indian Act

Global News: McKenna praises Syria on Twitter, then deletes tweet after wide criticism; thin-skinned #ClimateBarbie blames staff for gaffe

CTV News: Kidnapping charges pending in bizarre Alberta crash involving naked suspects

Fox News: Former Blue Jays-Phillies star Roy Halladay killed in Florida plane crash

William Watson - Financial Post: Democracy without tweets; Coderre got he deserved, pasture-ization

British Columbia - CTV News: Alberta man faces charges in Abbotsford shooting rampage that killed police officer

CBC: Paul Martin's sons' company one of offshore firm's 'largest clients,' Paradise Papers show

CTV News: Canada to spend more than $6,600 per person on health care in 2017

CBC: Murray Koffler, founder of Shoppers Drug Mart, philanthropist, dead at 93

Montreal Gazette: Montreal election results: Two-way race became a referendum on Coderre’s personality

Montreal Gazette: Valérie Plante goes from obscurity to history as Montreal's first female Mayor in its 375 years

Toronto Star: Liberal fundraisers held family millions in offshore trust, leaked 'Paradise Papers' documents reveal

CBC: Trudeau's chief fundraiser and pal linked to Cayman Islands tax avoidance scheme; cost Canada "$$ millions" in avoided taxes

CBC: 4 federal by-elections, in Newfoundland, B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario, set for December

CBC: Scheer blasts Trudeau for supporting Governor General after divisive 'divine intervention' comment

Al Jazeera: Russia retaliates after Canada imposes sanctions

NY Post: Space travel permanently changes the brain: New England Journal of Medicine

Chris Selley - National Post: With her dig at religion, Julie Payette plays a dangerous game for Liberals

Globe and Mail: Liberal Justice Minister also broke ethics rules with shares; failed to make report to Ethics Commissioner as required

Toronto Star: LCBO announces first 14 cities to have legal recreational marijuana shops

Globe and Mail: Canada sanctions 52 human-rights violators under new Magnitsky law

CBC: Thin-skinned, one-note Ottawa Enviro Minister makes Vancouver press conference all about her; demands media not call her #ClimateBarbie

Global News: Quebec woman sentenced to 7.5 years in Australian prison for smuggling cocaine

Editorial - National Post: The important thing is that Payette learn from her mistake

Martin Patriquin - iPolitics: The problem is no longer Morneau's tax policy. The problem is Morneau.

Robyn Urback - CBC: In what universe is it appropriate for a Governor General to deride people for their beliefs?

Inside Belleville: Rural Schools Matter drive underway; when rural schools close it becomes difficult to attract young families; results in rural die-out as jobs disappear and population ages

CTV News: Unemployment up in 5 provinces, static in 2 as national rate goes up to 6.3%

News 1130: Vancouver hopes to prevent last year's winter transit problems with Kevlar tire booties used in Norway, overhead wire treatments, and new bus use protocols during ice, snow

Rex Murphy - National Post: Governor General appoints herself umpire of questions of faith and science; was it her intent to ridicule the religious beliefs of so very many faiths?

Toronto Star: Postmedia chair Rod Phillips tapped as star candidate for the PCs in Ajax

Campbell Clark - Globe and Mail: Justin Trudeau rolls the dice on immigration

Toronto Star: Proposed Ontario welfare reform plan includes 22% boost to payments

CTV News: Canada admission of 340,000 immigrants a year by 2020 will include almost 50,000 refugees

Toronto Star: Canada intends to raise annual immigration intake by 13% by 2020

CBC: Hwy 400 crash victim, father of 9 kids, 'loved his family,' widow says

Global News: Supreme Court OKs development of B.C. ski resort on so-called 'sacred' Indigenous ground; superstitious beliefs protected by Charter but not their attachment to material places

CBC: Ontario cracks down on illegal marijuana shops in new legislation for sale, distribution

CBC: Bombardier inks new deal for up to 61 C Series jets, but will deliver fewer of them this year due to engine delays

Globe and Mail: Ontario colleges, faculty union restart talks, but conflicts are long-standing; meanwhile, students suffer

CBC: Fully loaded tanker trucks that exploded in Highway 400 pileup were 'bombs on wheels,' police say

Howard Solomon - IT World Canada: Canadian government suffers dozens of successful state-sponsored cyber attacks: report

CBC: Costs to run Prime Minister Trudeau's office climb higher

Calgary Herald: Liberal bill to curtail info access could also hinder Indigenous land claim efforts, watchdog tells MPs

Toronto Sun: Morneau pays $200 fine under Conflict of Interest Act

CP/Canoe: OECD head slams Trudeau for being all talk on climate change promises

Paul Adams - iPolitics: Morneau broke Trudeau's bargain with Canada — and there's no going back

CTV News: 'Apocalyptic' Hwy 400 crash may be yet another example of truck driver inattention: OPP; have investigated over 5,000 transport truck-related collisions this year; 56 of them killed 67 people; government inaction notable

CTV News: N.S. Tory Leader Jamie Baillie to step down as party leader

Philip Cross - Financial Post: Morneau’s fiscal update reveals ugly truths about the failure of stimulus

CBC: Ontario man who pleaded guilty to terror charge sentenced to 4.5 years in prison

Vancouver Sun: Vancouver imam urges sending weapons to Palestinians to fight 'Zionists'

Jonathan Kay - Medium: Tarek Fatah’s journalistic courage reminds us how seldom we celebrate the trade’s true heroes

CBC: Ontario to introduce legislation to sell, distribute marijuana; Cannabis will be sold in up to 150 stores run by Ontario Liquor Control Board

Edmonton Journal: Alberta privacy commissioner investigates 800,000 deleted government emails

Unequal justice demanded - CTV News: Advocate calls for increased punitive damages in deaths of indigenous women; follows death in police 'drunk tank'

Globe and Mail: Canada GDP growth drops below economists' predictions; but say 12 of 20 major industry sectors still showed growth in August

CP/Global News: Canada GDP shrank 0.1% in August

Vancouver Sun: Alzheimer's discovery points to new approach to treatment

Montreal Gazette: 50,000 still without power across Quebec after Monday storm

Ontario - CTV News: Two dead, 5 in hospital after highway crash in Thunder Bay

Editorial - Chronicle Herald: Tighten the conflict rules for Cabinet Ministers

Globe and Mail: Toronto eyes new tax class that could spell relief for small businesses; big property tax assessments loved by free-spending bureaucrats

Rick Bell - Calgary Sun: United Conservatives, NDP go toe-to-toe

Globe and Mail: Trudeau rebuffs calls to name other Cabinet Ministers who used loophole to keep control of assets

Global News: Economy will start to cool in the coming year, key interest rate to rise: PBO

CBC: Morneau should donate shares to charity instead of selling them first: experts

Globe and Mail: Ethics watchdog says other Trudeau ministers using same loophole as Morneau

Victoria - Times-Colonist: B.C. bill seeks to ban union, corporate political donations in civic elections

Lorne Gunter - Edmonton Sun: Alberta NDP defection could lead to more

CTV News: Ottawa, Volkswagen, both want diesel vehicle investigation documents sealed

Montreal Gazette: Ex-Revenue Canada auditor going to jail for extortion attempt

Dartmouth - CBC: Drunk man arrested with rifle may have fallen out of tree, police say

updated Smiths Falls - CBC: U.S. alcohol conglomerate Constellation Brands buys 10% stake in leading Canadian pot company Canopy Growth; will work together to produce marijuana-based drinks

CTV News: Winterized trailers soon to provide shelter to still-coming illegal asylum-seekers at Quebec border; will replace tents erected in August

CBC: Juliette, singer and TV star in 1950s and 1960s, dead at 91

Weather Network: 100 mm of rain, winds as nor'easter targets eastern Ontario, southern Quebec and the Maritimes

CTV News: Jason Kenney to seek seat in Calgary as long-time MLA steps aside

Hamilton Spectator: Bernie Sanders awed by Canadian health care

Christie Blatchford - National Post: A tale of duplicity or ineptitude — here's what McGuinty's staffers first told police

Don Braid - Calgary Herald: Kenney works a political miracle, but challenges await

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Accused’s spouse incredibly tells gas plants trial he didn't know what her job was

CTV News: Jason Kenney wins Alberta United Conservative leadership race with 61% of vote

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Christ Church in Virginia imposing today’s politically correct values on 1790s

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Bill Morneau can't fix the problem, because clearly the problem is him

Ottawa - CBC: Minister says 300,000 new immigrants a year is Canada's 'new normal'

Vancouver Sun: 'Absolutely alarming': Five die in Abbotsford in 10-hr period following drug overdoses

AFP: Belgian prosecutors ask court to extradite Catalan ex-leader

Reuters: J.B. Hunt, Wal-Mart climb aboard Tesla's electric truck

U.S. News and World Report: Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

Fox News: Dem candidate boasts of 'hayloft' romp, sex with 50 women in bid to pre-empt oppo research

CNBC: Comcast in talks with 21st Century Fox about buying major assets, sources say; competing with Disney

38 North: North Korea’s submarine ballistic missile program moves ahead: indications of shipbuilding and missile ejection testing

Miami Herald: Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after accusations of workplace impropriety

BBC: North Korean defector found to have 'enormous parasites'

NY Daily News: Argentine navy loses contact with submarine carrying 44

Business Insider: The Clintons held the Democratic Party hostage for 2 decades — and the sudden revisionism is inconveniently late

Washington Post: Why Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand saying that Bill Clinton should’ve resigned is a big deal

Geoffrey York - Globe and Mail: Zimbabwe's clean slate: What brought Mugabe down, and why he didn't see it coming

CTV News: Tesla unveils plan for million-mile electric semi-trucks, new $200G roadster

Fox Business: Stocks surge on passage of House GOP tax bill

Financial Post: Siemens to cut 6,900 jobs amid power industry ‘disruption of unprecedented scope and speed’

Reuters/Global News: Russia blocks UN action on Syria chemical weapons attacks

Fox News: McConnell joined by Schumer and top Democrats in seeking ethics probe of Sen. Al Franken sexual assault allegations

AP/Global News: 3-year-old girl the only survivor of deadly plane crash in Russia

AP: Strong earnings from Wal-Mart, Cisco drive U.S. stocks higher

Media Equalizer: Melanie Morgan: 'After TV appearance, Al Franken harassed me too'

Byron York - Washington Examiner: 6 scenarios for GOP disaster in Roy Moore Senate race

Fox News: Sen. Al Franken accused of kissing, groping LA TV host without consent during USO tour in 2006; jokes about it, later says "no excuse"

San Jose Mercury News: Are "Google, Facebook and Amazon are the kinds of natural monopolies that need to be regulated"?

CNN: New George H.W. Bush accuser says he groped her during 1992 re-election campaign

Chicago Tribune: Koch Brothers are said to back Meredith bid to buy Time Inc.

Fox News: House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: Zimbabwe's coup, Venezuela's default, and the ongoing failure of socialism

Fox News: The Left turns on Bill Clinton, Biden over behaviour toward women

Editorial - NY Post: The Justice Department has a duty to consider a probe of the Uranium One sale

Fox News: Mistrial declared in Sen. Bob Menendez bribery case, after jurors twice reported they were hopelessly deadlocked

Rolling Stone: Elon Musk: The architect of tomorrow

NY Post: California shooter’s wife found dead in her home

National Post: France ran out of money last Tuesday — and within days, so will the rest of Europe

ABC News: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's brother breaks silence, says he supports brother's decision to resign and blasts Iran

AP: Republicans begin pushing tax cut bill through Congress

NY Post: Soccer official commits suicide after damning testimony at FIFA trial

Daily Beast: Steve Bannon and allies have second thoughts about Roy Moore, sources say

NY Post: California shooter was out on bail for stabbing neighbor

LA Times: Southern California smog worsens for second straight year despite reduced emissions; can't trust 'science'?

AP: New money: Mnuchin and Carranza now on the dollar bill

NY Post: Trump to UCLA players: Where’s my ‘thank you’?

AP: FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids

New York: UN Australian diplomat falls to his death from roof after ‘trust game’ goes wrong: cops

Arab News: Visiting Lebanese patriarch meets Saad Hariri in Saudi Arabia

AP: Official: U.S. would consider individual sanctions for Myanmar

updated Record Searchlight: California: 5 dead, 10 hospitalized in Rancho Tehama shootings; no children among dead; shooter a 44-year-old man who had problems with neighbors

NY Post: Puerto Rico asks for $94B in hurricane aftermath

NY Post: House OKs bill reducing ex-Presidents’ pensions

Washington - AP: Trump’s AG Sessions considers special counsel in tainted uranium deal

NY Post: Trump intervenes, China releases three accused UCLA basketball players

AP: Trump Jr. responds to illegal leak from Congressional committee by publicly releasing all his communications with Wikileaks

Rasmussen Reports - Daily Presidential tracking poll: 44% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance

Tehran - AP: Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530

Toronto Star: ESPN to start streaming NHL games in spring

Forbes: General Electric slashes its dividend 50% as CEO Flannery resets ailing conglomerate

CBC: Softbank invests billions into Uber, to own up to 14%

updated Tehran - AP: M7.2 quake: Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 400

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: How the ex-DNC chair ruined Clinton’s chance at 2020

Axios: Breitbart aims to discredit Roy Moore's accusers

Editorial - NY Post: Turns out Trump didn’t ruin America’s economy

AP: Putin manipulating Trump with flattery, ex-director suggests

Rasmussen: Just 32% think Hillary Clinton won Democratic nomination fairly

Bloomberg: Trump offers to play South China Sea peacemaker as trip wraps up

AP: Spanish PM urges Catalans to vote separatists out of office

Commentary magazine: Trump Fatigue Syndrome: A diagnosis

Business Insider: How Alibaba turned an obscure, made-up Chinese holiday into a $17.8B shopping extravaganza that's bigger than Black Friday

AFP: Spain PM Rajoy calls on companies not to leave Catalonia

AP: Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates’ $15.1B Boeing buy

Stephen B. Presser - American Greatness: Sex, Politics, and the Judiciary: We’ve seen this movie before

AFP: Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Amy L. Wax - Commentary magazine: Saving the runaway American Dream

Tim O'Shei - Buffalo News: 'They've lost the point of the kneel': Doug Allen on the anthem, protests and patriotism

ABC News: Trump faces tough leader, bloody drug war and terror threat in the Philippines

New American: Racial slurs at Air Force Academy a hoax by now-expelled black cadet, military investigation reveals

AFP: China's Silk Road revival hits the buffers

updated AP/CTV News: Putin denies hacking accusations, Trump calls Obama's intel chiefs 'political hacks'

Kimberley Strassel - Wall Street Journal: Lifting the Steele Curtain; the Fusion GPS dossier was one of the dirtiest political tricks in U.S. history

LA Times: A top secret desert assembly plant starts ramping up to build Northrop's B-21 bomber

AFP: Saudi Arabia says 201 people held in anti-graft swoop

Peter Barry Chowka - American Thinker: Big new problems ahead for CNN

Zero Hedge: Podesta Group CEO unexpectedly quits just days after Tony's departure; harbinger of charges?

Monica Showalter - American Thinker: The lawn clippings claim in the attack on Senator Rand Paul falls apart

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Diabetes of the brain is connected to Alzheimer's, new study shows; high glucose concentrations in brain tissue linked to dangerous plaques

Robert Bryce - National Review: An environmentalist sues over an academic disagreement

Bruce Deitrick Price - American Thinker: K-12: The math you need is not the math you get

AFP: Tillerson warns against using Lebanon for 'proxy conflicts'

Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review: A second Fusion GPS dossier implicated Clinton Foundation donors

Boston Herald: GE confirms plan to eliminate jobs; new Boston HQ to also suffer staff cuts

Rick Moran - American Thinker: Radioactive cloud that moved across Europe likely came from Russia or Kazakhstan

Sutherland Springs - AP: Parishioners: Gunman acted oddly week before church attack

Reuters: Fox News owner Murdoch interest in buying CNN?

AFP: CBS takeover of Australia TV network given court approval

Peter Barry Chowka - American Thinker: Tucker Carlson: The Democrats have debased American politics

Beirut - AP: U.S. joins calls for PM’s return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia; if Hariri wants to step down, Tillerson said, he needs to “go back to Lebanon” and formally resign

Washington: Judicial Watch sues Department of Justice for communications relating to ‘Russian lawyer’ immigration parole

Michael Barone - National Review: 2016 is looking like the new normal

Toronto Star: Missile fired at Saudis by Yemeni rebels had ‘Iranian markings,’ U.S. official says

CBC: UK leader Theresa May firm on Brexit date, as EU seeks 'sufficient progress' within 2 weeks

Chunka Mui - Forbes: Driverless bus smart enough to anticipate impending accident but too dumb to get out of the way

National Post: Saudi Arabia detains more than 200 people in expanding 'anti-corruption' probe

Arab News: Saudi Arabia calls on citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

Politico: McConnell calls on Moore to step aside if report on relations with teenagers is true

USA Today: Woman tells newspaper Senate candidate Roy Moore groped her when she was 14; other women make similar claims

Breitbart: After endorsing Democrat candidate in Alabama, Bezos’s Washington Post plans to hit Roy Moore with allegations of inappropriate relations with teenagers; Judge claims smear campaign

NY Post: Japan is going crazy for the Trump burger

AFP: Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

NY Post: ISIS retreats from its last stronghold in Syria

Al Arabiya: King Salman, crown prince most powerful leaders Saudi has ever seen

Fox News: Veteran unemployment rates fall to record low in October

NY Post: Boeing signs $37B in commercial deals with China

Al Arabiya: Saudi Arabia calls on UN Security Council for action against Iran

Beijing - Fox News: Trump says U.S. trade with China has not been fair, blames past Presidents, not China; urges Chinese to squeeze North Korea

Reuters: Sweden seeks to buy $1B U.S. Patriot air defence missile system

Arab News: Saudi Arabia: Vision 2030 eyes the future while learning from the past

Sutherland Springs - AP: Authorities review inhouse-video of Texas church attack

The Hill: U.S. Navy to carry out rare 3-carrier battle group exercise over Sea of Japan: USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz

Yuval Levin - National Review: Scoring the mandate; CBO re-think expected to make impact of changes more realistic

Reuters: U.S., AT&T spar over CNN in Time Warner deal

AP: Self-operating shuttle bus crashes after Las Vegas launch

Howie Carr - Boston Herald: Donald Trump hate is a cult; new moonbat religion eschews facts

AP: Amid booming economy, homelessness soars in West Coast Democrat states

Hollywood Reporter: Unprecedented: Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in already-completed 'All The Money In The World' due for release December 22nd

Reuters: Saudi Arabia makes fresh arrests in anti-graft crackdown: sources

AP: China’s largest online retailer to buy Montana beef

Michael Graham - Boston Herald: Anti-gun crowd can’t keep facts straight

CNBC: Anti-Trust move: DOJ demands CNN or DirecTV be sold as condition for AT&T, Time Warner deal approval

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: How Brazile’s book exposes liberal media’s Hillary health coverup

AP: Soldiers, jumping children greet Trump at Beijing airport

Fox News: Saudi Government to confiscate $800 billion from alleged corrupt individuals

Reuters: Snapchat launches redesign as growth disappoints Wall Street

CTV News: Alcohol linked to several major cancers by American Society of Clinical Oncology

Editorial - Investor's Business Daily: Unhappy birthday: Communism's tragic centenary

Wall Street Journal: Who Leaked the Paradise Papers? Is the consortium of journalists fronting for an intelligence agency?

LA Times: Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

Fox News: Brazile rips Schultz over 'perks' that kept chair 'fat and happy' amid DNC cash crunch

Miami Herald: Brazile blasts Wasserman Schultz’s DNC leadership in new book

Boston Herald: Church killer had 4 guns, but no license to carry them in Texas

NY Post: Texas killer went to church festival days before massacre

Rich Lowry - NY Post: The heroes of Sutherland Springs

Jonathan Turley - The Hill: Did Hillary commit any crimes in 'rigging' the Democratic primary?

AP/CTV News: In Seoul, Trump calls for North Korea to 'make a deal'

Reuters/Global News: Donald Trump praises Saudi Arabia purge on Twitter: ‘they know exactly what they are doing’

AP/Global News: Texas church shooting: Police say they ‘won’t mention gunman’s name again’

Washington Post: Analysis: Here’s what the Saudi royal purge means for investors

Denver Post: U.S. Air Force says it failed to follow procedures, allowing court-martialled Texas church killer to obtain firearms

Fortune: Why Google search features are a threat to many concerns

NPR: Former NRA instructor who exchanged fire with Texas killer: 'I was scared to death'

Telegraph: Sleep deprivation stops brain cells firing properly, changing how we see the world

NY Post: Sharpshooting plumber fired shot that took down Texas church gunman wearing body armour; chased perp at 95 mph

CTV News: Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont lambasts Spain while fighting extradition from Belgium

Bloomberg: Broadcom offers $105B for Qualcomm in landmark deal

Saudi Gazette: Saudi Arabia freezes accounts of detained corruption suspects

MySanAntonio: Hero describes how he tracked down church shooter after attack

Daily Mail: Former classmates say Texas gunman was an 'outcast' who 'preached his atheism' online; was caught and killed by armed citizens

CBS News: Church killer Devin Kelley, 26, dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force and court martialed in May 2014; his 26 victims range in age from 5 to 72

updated Texas - KSAT: 27 dead, including shooter, 30 injured in Sutherland Springs Baptist church shooting; perp ID'ed as Devin Kelley, found dead after pursuit; neighbour with gun wounded killer and forced him to flee, then pursued him - from press conference

Politico: Democrats shaken and angered by Brazile book

NY Times: Saudi Crown Prince’s mass purge up-ends a longstanding system; has at least some popular support, as did his move to grant more rights to women

Zero Hedge: All dead after Saudi helicopter carrying 8 high-ranking officials and Prince Bin-Muqrin crashed near Yemen border

NY Times: Citigroup, Twitter, Lyft: Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s arrest touches many

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: New York Times’ coverage of Mueller is peak liberal bias

Deroy Murdock - NH Union Leader: Political correctness contributed to NYC attack

AP: Senior Saudi royal ousted, princes reported arrested by Saudi Govt media

CBS News: Mueller probe draws in Tony Podesta, Vin Weber: AP

Al Arabiya: 11 Saudi Princes, 4 cabinet ministers and ‘tens’ of former ministers detained in anti-corruption probe

Fussa - AP: Trump calls Japan 'crucial ally' as he kicks off Asia trip

Daily Mail: Outrage as Alec Baldwin admits he heard about Weinstein rapes, but did nothing; nailed for 'victim blaming'

France 24: Belgium examines Spain's EU arrest warrant for Catalonia's cowardly Puigdemont

France 24: Saudi Arabia intercepts missile from Yemen targeting main airport

Al Arabiya: Saudi Arabia intercepts missile from Yemen northeast of Riyadh

CNN: Heart disease death rate plummets, but overdose death rate rises: CDC

BBC: Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, saying he fears assassination plot

Stephen F. Hayes - Weekly Standard: The Big Reveal: the story of how 470,000 documents from Osama Bin Laden's compound finally got into the open

Reuters: Broadcom plans record tech deal with Qualcomm bid: sources

AP: Iran displays missile during anniversary of 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover

The Hill: Network newscasts don't mention Brazile Clinton-DNC revelations

Zero Hedge: Trump was right: mainstream newscasts entirely ignored Clinton-DNC rigging revelations from Brazile

Reuters: U.S. job growth speeds up, unemployment rate falls

Business Insider: Fraud? Facebook quietly updates two key numbers about its user base: suddenly admits it has as many as 60 million fake accounts and 207 million duplicate accounts that advertisers paying for

Business Insider: Trump calls on FBI to investigate 'Crooked Hillary' after former DNC chair alleges she hijacked the Democratic primary

Forbes: Ricketts shuts down money-losing local newsites DNAInfo and Gothamist after unionizing vote

ABC News: Is Hollywood cleaning house amid sexual misconduct scandals fallout?

LA Times: Las Vegas shooter had been losing money for two years and 'was going in the wrong direction,' sheriff says

CNBC: Trump picks Jerome Powell to succeed Yellen as Fed chair

NASDAQ: "We believe the USA presents the best place for Broadcom to create shareholder value": CEO

Bloomberg: Broadcom CEO announces moving HQ back to U.S. from Singapore at White House; will bring $20B in revenue into U.S.

CNBC: Full text of GOP House tax bill

The Hill: Uranium One deal led to some exports to Europe, memos show

Wall Street Journal: Republicans stick with big job-producing corporate tax cuts in House Bill; maneuvering allows fast-track

AP: GOP tax plan slashes corporate rate, cuts brackets, rates for all taxpayers

Roll Call: House GOP tax bill keeps 39.6% rate for high-earners, cuts corporate rate to 20%

Washington Free Beacon: Donna Brazile: Clinton money laundering operation was all about controlling DNC, blocking Sanders

Reuters: U.S. jobless claims near 44-1/2-year low; productivity accelerates

Politico: Inside Hillary Clinton’s secret takeover of the DNC; Donna Brazile pulls back the curtains and reveals Clinton rigging

Glenn Kessler - Washington Post: Senate Democrats falsely claim GOP tax plan will raise taxes for most working-class families

Fox Business: Obama FBI's handling of Trump dossier is 'scandal of the decade': Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton

Bloomberg: Bitcoin and Blockchain are among the fastest-growing skills online

AFP: Plane-sized 'void' discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid: scientists; untouched for 4,500 years

Bloomberg: Electric cars from Tesla and GM may start losing their tax credits

NY Daily News: Trump says he won’t send Manhattan terrorist to Guantanamo Bay, calls for death penalty

AP: 9/11 neighbourhood shaken by truck attack fears it’s targeted

National Post: Osama bin Laden's video collection included 'Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden?'

CBS: FBI: Terrorist planned to continue killing spree on the Brooklyn Bridge; Saipov did attack 'in the name of ISIS'

Jerusalem Post: UK's May: Criticism of Israel not an excuse for anti-semitism

The Guardian: May 'proud' to mark 100 years of UK support for Israel with Netanyahu visit

AFP: Axed Catalan leader spurns Spanish legal summons

CTV News: Spain court could jail Catalan politicians in rebellion case

CNBC: U.S. private sector added 235,000 jobs in Oct, vs 200,000 new jobs expected: ADP

Reuters: Two Russian skiers get life bans over Sochi Games doping

NY Post: Probers believe terror suspect made dry runs before NYC attack

ABC News: Feds interviewed suspected NYC truck attacker in 2015 about possible terror ties

NY Post: Trump says "would consider" sending NYC terror suspect to Gitmo for trial

CBS News: NYC terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov brags about attack from hospital bed

National Post: A life in exile or 30 years in jail? Ousted Catalan leader summoned to Spanish court from Brussels

National Post: Boy in suicide vest kills at least seven in attack on Kabul diplomatic enclave

Ralph Peters - NY Post: Kelly is right about Robert E. Lee

ABC News: Feds interviewed suspected NYC truck attacker in 2015 about possible terror ties

Circa: A Japanese company gave non-smokers six extra days off to make up for co-workers' smoke breaks

Wapo/Hamilton Spectator: Maybe humans didn’t outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them...

NY Post: Victims of deadly NYC terror attack include a Belgian, students, school staff, and Argentinians

The Verge: Algorithm can identify suicidal people using brain scans

Deutsche Welle: Germany marks 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg

Kyodo - Japan Times: Zama man arrested after police discover nine dismembered bodies in his apartment

The fugitive - Toronto Star: Catalan leader Puigdemont says he travelled to Brussels to seek ‘freedom and safety’ outside Spain

National Post: From Cancun to Los Cabos, tourists scared off Mexico's beaches

Chicago Tribune: Are they trying to silence me?' Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan responds to arrest warrant for drug charge

Global News: Harvey Weinstein now has 93 accusers, 13 of them alleging rape

Montreal Gazette: Wife of Chechen accused of plotting to assassinate Vladimir Putin shot dead near Kiev

National Post: After Kim Jong Nam's murder, China breaks up North Korean plot to kill his son

Hotair: Dershowitz: Manafort indictment is ‘all about leverage’

Fox News: Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton campaign chair steps down from lobbying firm amid reports of scrutiny from special counsel Mueller

BBC: Manafort snagged for allegations of 'white collar crime', including tax fraud, not political shenanigans

updated Ontario - CBC: Elderly couple dead after shooting at Cobourg hospital, SIU investigating

Edmonton - CP/National Post: Alberta United Conservative leadership contenders vow to band together post-vote

Toronto Star: IT consultant hired to clean hard drives in McGuinty’s office tells court he had immunity deal with police

Allan Lanthier - Financial Post: Morneau's passive-income 'tweak' for small businesses is as ill-informed as ever; new passive-income limit is woefully inadequate for a growing business

Quebec - CBC: Man accused of beating daughter who refused to wear hijab; Gatineau police urge others to follow teenager's lead, report so-called 'honour-based' violence

National Post: Alberta court rules $1,000 deposit requirement for federal election candidates is unconstitutional; fully refundable since 2000, the deposit was introduced in 1874 to deter frivolous candidates

David Reevely - Ottawa Citizen: Hydro prices to keep rising, just a bit more slowly, Liberals say, pre-election

County Live: Prince Edward County Council unanimously supports legal challenge of Ontario Green Energy Act

Vancouver Sun: The Vancouver connection to the JFK assassination investigation

Christie Blatchford - National Post: Sweeping access to computers in Premier's office was unprecedented, gas plant trial told

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Bloated, glossy $212,000 federal budget cover a fitting symbol of modern government

Tonda MacCharles - Toronto Star: Ethics watchdog set to look into potential conflict of interest involving Morneau

Global News: Now Ontario Liberals say hydro bills will increase by 43% over next decade

Toronto Star: Top Trump official says U.S. isn’t offering ‘anything’ to Canada in exchange for NAFTA demands

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: Math is NOT about white privilege but intellectual skill

Toronto Star: False report of armed hostage-taker on King Street West causes traffic chaos, baffles police

Financial Post: Aecon Group stock surges 20% after China's CCCI inks $1.5B deal to acquire company

CBC: Ottawa pays $31.3M settlement to three Canadian men tortured in Syria during Chretien regime

CBC: Another Liberal-caused crisis as long-term care homes threaten to leave Toronto; at least 10,000 new Ontario long-term care beds needed in next 5 years

Kitchener-Waterloo Record: 70% of hospital workers in region don’t get flu shot

CBC: Liberal MNA Guy Ouellette arrested, questioned by UPAC

Toronto Star: Liberals make forecast cloudy for Ontario horse racing’s rural tracks; kill jobs, traditions and futures

CBC: Blind survivor of Hamilton house explosion charged with arson

NY Post: Mom kidnapped by Taliban speaks out for first time

Toronto - CTV News: Stompin' Tom, Donovan Bailey, Anna Paquin, Viola Desmond, Ted Rogers and David Suzuki being added to Canada's Walk of Fame in November

Éric Grenier - CBC: 21.9% of Canadians in 2016 were immigrants, the highest share in 85 years: StatsCan

Vancouver - CTV News: Missing women's families on edge as police search farm

Halifax Chronicle Herald: More and more, 'average Canadian' is anything but, says latest 2016 census

Ottawa - Toronto Star: Morneau Shepell ties to Bombardier flag ‘minefield’ for Finance Minister: Opposition critics

Lorrie Goldstein - Toronto Sun: Taxpayers put up $300,000 to renovate Premier Kathleen Wynne's offices

Toronto Star: International and national unions using loophole in provincial law to spend millions in grey money to influence Ontario election in June; American $$ telling Canadians how to vote?

Sudbury - Toronto Star: Technical win at trial for Liberals or wide-open path to appeal based on statute misinterpretation by judge?

Global News: Napanee man runs Toronto marathon dressed as Gord Downie

Windsor - CTV News: Ontario Liberals re-open two hospitals, re-open other closed beds in province as under-funding created healthcare crisis

Globe and Mail: Govt scramble to re-open Ontario hospital beds to address shortage they created

Globe and Mail: HBC to sell Lord & Taylor flagship store; wins equity injection

Global News: Federal by-elections: Liberals pull off upset in Quebec, Conservatives increase their vote and hold on in Edmonton

CBC: Canada welcomes 'extraordinarily important' gift of explorer John Franklin's wrecks from Britain

CTV News: Tragically Hip album sales, audio streams soar after Gord Downie's death

Toronto Star: HBC under fire after CEO quits

Éric Grenier - CBC: 4 parties vying for federal byelection win in battleground Quebec; Voters heading to the polls in 2 ridings in Quebec and Alberta

CBC: TD insider says bank doesn't want you to know it's outsourcing work overseas

Tri-coastal-connected Canada - CBC: Harper's new Arctic coast highway opens up remote Tuktoyaktuk

CBC: Goodale says illegal migrants are obtaining U.S. travel visas for the sole purpose of coming to Canada; asks U.S. for help

Michael Barclay - Macleans: Gord Downie: 1964–2017 Remembering the life and legacy of The Tragically Hip frontman

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Ontario Liberals' green energy policies killed jobs

WIBQ: Canada's Liberals look to economy to guide them past huge ethics scandal

CBC: Ontario Auditor General says Wynne Liberals have been hiding hydro-related emails from her investigation

Editorial - Toronto Sun: For starters, Morneau needs to say he's sorry

Editorial - Globe and Mail: After two years, the real Justin Trudeau emerges

Editorial - National Post: Let Morneau be the test of the Liberals' principles

Rex Murphy - National Post: Liberal A Team works diligently to seem obnoxious, evasive, out of touch

Angus Reid: Only 13% of Canadians think Trudeau Govt is "making real progress and getting things done"

CTV News: No kidding. Failed Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne moves to sue Opposition leader for defamation; draws more attention to her court appearance

Editorial - Globe and Mail: Ontario’s increasingly creative hydro accounting

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: Liberal privilege: Bill Morneau seems to resent even having to explain himself

Globe and Mail: Rogers eyes network upgrades amid record customer growth

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: The unrelatable quandary of richy-rich Bill Morneau

David Akin - Global News: Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been getting at least $65K a month from firm he regulates; time for resignation? charges?

Erinsville - CBC: Morneau's latest 'step back' abandons careless tax proposals that created a crisis for family farms, fishers

Montreal - CTV News: ‘I will be a prisoner’: Muslim woman, supporters call Bill 62 discriminatory; that's the point, in Canada no one should be forced by anyone to cover their face

Toronto Sun: Warning issued not to destroy gas plants e-mails, court hears; top bureaucrat made it clear to Liberal Premier Chief of Staff

Global News: Rapid growth of automation threatening jobs in Canada: report; also, “gig economy” is real and has to be recognized in labour and tax laws

Robyn Urback - CBC: Please, no questions for the Finance Minister; Just be patient. You will get your canned answers soon enough

Financial Post: If NAFTA dies, old Canada-U.S. FTA would live on, right? Not so fast, Canada

Aaron Wherry - CBC: Trudeau celebrates his second anniversary on the defensive

CTV News: B.C. mayor says three workers were doing maintenance when killed by ammonia at Fernie hockey rink

Toronto Star: Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon resigns over abuse allegations

CBC: Volunteer firefighter dies battling one of nearly a dozen wildfires in Alberta, Saskatchewan

CBC: 'I should see your face, and you should see mine,' Quebec Premier says of new religious neutrality law

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: The political corruption of the Wynne Liberals is a contagion

John Ivison - National Post: Liberal tax reforms’ most lasting impact may be on Morneau's reputation

CBC: Quebec bans all public workers and all those receiving any government service from wearing a niqab or burka; applies to all municipalities, metropolitan communities and public transit organizations

CBC: Toronto may spend $20M more on settling rising number of refugees in local hotels

CBC: Gord Downie, iconic Tragically Hip singer, dead at 53

Financial Post: Ottawa sets $50,000 threshold on taxing investments in corporations

Ross McKitrick, Elmira Aliakbari - Financial Post: 75,000 manufacturing jobs lost — that’s the price of Ontario’s electricity disaster

Globe and Mail: High electrical costs have driven thousands of manufacturing jobs from Ontario: report; Liberals' high-price policies drove province into ground

Christie Blatchford - National Post: McGuinty Liberals ‘not in compliance’ with gas plants disclosure, former top bureaucrat says; "office of the Premier had not understood or wilfully ignored the legal requirements' of the committee order"

Susan Delacourt - iPolitics: Liberals are knifing Liberals in public. Ah, nostalgia.

Tim Harper - Toronto Star: Morneau walks himself into a political crisis

Globe and Mail: Ethics watchdog contradicts Finance Minister; Dawson didn't advise Morneau not to establish blind trust, it was his decision

CBC: Bombardier shares jump as much as 26% on CSeries deal with Airbus

Globe and Mail: Bombardier-Airbus deal saves CSeries; first all-new single-aisle airliner to come to market worldwide in nearly 30 years

Blogto: Toronto ranked one of the greenest cities in the world

Quinte News: Belleville arena $20M reno almost ready for arrival of AHL Senators

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Tax reform debacle exposes phoniness of Trudeau's populist act

CTV News: Morneau's credibility on the line as Liberals hit reset button on rejected tax reforms

National Post: Incumbents take the day throughout Alberta in municipal elections

London Free Press: GM's CAMI workers accept deal, end month-long Ingersoll strike

Kingston - CTV News: Police lay 330 charges, arrest 33 during Queen's homecoming weekend

CBC: PEI sends 19 tonnes of potatoes to Puerto Rico

TVO: Four things we learned from the Ontario Progressive Conservatives’ policy motions

Thomas Walkom - Toronto Star: Donald Trump isn’t all wrong about NAFTA; the three-nation pact does favour low-wage Mexico

Gordon Ritchie - Globe and Mail: Canada must prepare for life after NAFTA

Huffington Post: NAFTA talks: U.S. demands end to supply management for dairy, eggs, poultry

News 1130: Federal Liberals confirm will trim small-business tax rate to stanch political bleeding; will finally get to 9% just in time for 2019 election

Newstalk 1010: Loblaws laying off 500 managers, executives

National Post: Month-long strike fails to pry pledge from GM to keep auto plant jobs in Canada

Ottawa Citizen: 'Mr. Hockey and stem cells' on the agenda at U of O brain conference

CBC: MP Peter Kent calls on ethics commissioner to investigate Morneau over undisclosed French villa; FinMin didn't disclose company that owns his villa in France for two years

Toronto - CTV News: Manager of recently opened pot dispensary murdered outside shop door [video]

National Post: Taliban-linked network that took Canadian and his family captive could face justice in Canada

Ottawa - Global News: Trudeau reportedly switching course again, expected to belatedly honour 2015 election pledge to reduce small business tax to Conservative Govt level of 9%

Raymond Filion - Siver Times: Mid-terms Justin Trudeau: the honeymoon is over?

CTV News: Toronto Hydro: Power restored to 97% of customers after widespread storm outage

Windsor - CBC News: Local impact: 'All teaching is suspended:' St. Clair, Lambton join Ontario college faculty strike

CTV News: Students want tuition refunds as more than 12,000 Ontario college faculty at 24 colleges walk off the job [video]

Janice Kennedy - Ottawa Citizen: So ... what has Trudeau accomplished? (Hint: very little)

CTV News: Growing marijuana industry sparks new research around cannabis, scientists say

Moncton - CBC: High school football game ends after 9 players suffer head injuries

Global News: Calgary Election 2017: New poll pegs Bill Smith to take over mayor’s office; 13-point lead over incumbent Naheed Nenshi

CBC: 100-year-old former Sears store manager's health benefits and insurance axed

Editorial - Toronto Star: Bill Morneau’s French villa controversy couldn’t have come at a worse time; ethics avoidance

Windsor Star: Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown swings through Windsor - again; 10th visit in 2 years shows serious about local seats

Global News: Sears Canada: The rise and fall of a department store empire

Vivian Bercovici - National Post: Why Trudeau's shocking Holocaust blunder caused gasps worldwide

Global News: Joshua Boyle: Freedom a ‘bizarre combination of elation and depression’

CTV News: New mother who lost all limbs to flesh-eating disease sues Halifax hospital

Kelly McParland - National Post: Patrick Brown's victory plan? Stop his own party from screwing up again

CP/Global News: Marc Garneau makes Canadian pitch to Tesla executives; wants more Canadians put at risk from driverless cars

Conrad Black - National Post: Law society confers capricious dictatorial powers on its own administration

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: Bill Morneau feels the heat as Liberal support slips

Dr. Jessica Ross - National Post: The legalization of pot is upon us. We haven't prepared our kids to deal with it

Angus Reid: From sunny ways to mid-term blues? Two years after Trudeau majority, Liberals and CPC in dead heat; 29% of 2015 Liberal voters have deserted them

CBC: Coquihalla Highway reopens near Kamloops after snow forces closure

Editorial - National Post: Removing 'chief' from job titles makes reconciliation look ridiculous; the word chief is not of indigenous origin. It comes from French, and from Latin before that. This is not an issue of cultural appropriation.

Don Macpherson - Montreal Gazette: Philippe Couillard shuffles cabinet, and misdeals

Colby Cosh - National Post: $200,000 on a budget cover? That's exclusively Liberal tomfoolery

CTV News: Sears Canada liquidation of final 131 locations approved

CTV News: B.C. researchers develop affordable, quake-resistant spray-on concrete ideal for retro-fitting

Ottawa Citizen: Growing wild turkey population takes bite out of Ontario forests

Vancouver Sun: Surprise guilty plea entered in B.C. Liberals' 'quick wins' scandal

CBC: Finance Minister Bill Morneau waited 2 years to disclose company that owns French villa to ethics watchdog; yet hides behind cloak of 'fairness'

CBC: Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum latest to say Harvey Weinstein harassed, assaulted her

Wall Street Journal: Trump says separate trade pacts with Canada, Mexico could replace NAFTA

CTV News: CAMI strike: GM may move more production to Mexico

Business Insider: Family freed after 5 years of Taliban captivity now refuses to board U.S. plane due to Khadr link

Toronto Star: Cash-flush Blue Jays fire 23, including actual working staff in media department

Calgary Sun: Taxes top issue for Calgary voters

William Watson - Financial Post: Why Canada’s ‘best’ health-care system just got ranked last — again

Bloomberg: Trudeau’s predecessor Stephen Harper says it’s conceivable Trump will scrap NAFTA

Washington - CBC: After warm welcome for Trudeau, Trump hints at bilateral trade deal with Canada

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Public rejecting Wynne’s wage plan

Minneapolis good news - Ottawa Citizen: One step closer to home: Jonathan Pitre out of hospital in Minnesota

London - CBC: Fanshawe College to cancel classes if faculty strike

Financial Post: Amid uproar, Liberals change wording on employee-discount tax, say will start 'consultation'

CBC: No taxpayer money spent on Sears call centres in New Brunswick — yet

CTV News: Delta says CSeries deliveries may be delayed but not killed by duties

CBC: Trade troubles face Trudeau on trip to Washington and Mexico City

John Ivison - National Post: How the Liberals and the CRA ended up angering two million store clerks

Liz Braun - Toronto Sun: Newstalk 1010 DART Insight poll: 75% of Toronto residents want change; only 11% will vote for Wynne in 2018

Toronto Star: Liberals super-cluster game show pitch will benefit only large companies

Toronto Star: Sears Canada going out of business, laying off 12,000

CTV News: Govt of Canada targets retail workers with new employee discount tax

Barrie Today: Ekos-CP poll: Canadians pessimistic about their economic futures; working class beginning to skew more Conservative

Haley Byrd - Independent Journal Review: Online retailers eye NAFTA talks as make-or-break moment for modernizing trade

CTV News: Trudeau, Harper talk NAFTA in D.C. on same day

Paul Wells - Macleans: Throw another minister on the bonfire: the ballad of Bill Morneau

CBC: Manslaughter charges against alleged fentanyl dealers mount across Canada

Alan Carter - Global News: Kathleen Wynne’s coming Trudeau trouble

CBC: Remnants of Nate expected to "graze" Great Lakes and drop heavy rain on Southern Ontario

CBC: Trump's tough trade talk targets Mexico but his actions are hitting Canada

Lammam, MacIntyre - Macleans: The Trudeau government’s policies reward dependence, not hard work; its actions do not match lofty rhetoric

AFP: Canadian doctors helped 2,000 commit suicide in a year

Toronto Star: Two more staffers leave MMIWG inquiry

Kelly McParland - National Post: Liberals divide country with unflappable Bombardier support, disregard for energy

Michael Harris - iPolitics: 'He's a liar': Why the Left Coast may be writing off Justin Trudeau

Charles Adler - Global News: Montreal mayor dances on the graves of Alberta jobs

CBC: Mortgage carrying costs to rise 8% for new buyers next year, Scotiabank says; rising rates will hit new buyers hard

Financial Post: Tim Hortons franchisees sue corporate parent for $850M, alleging bullying and intimidation

Revenge of the PMO - CBC: New Brunswick MP kicked off 2 committees for breaking Liberal ranks on tax changes

Privacy breach - CBC: Legal files of 5 retired MPs disappear from federal mailroom

CBC: Indigenous residential school records can be destroyed, Supreme Court rules

updated CTV News: Feds announce payout of up to $750M in direct compensation to Indigenous victims of so-called '60s Scoop'; program had at-risk native children adopted by non-native families to save their lives

Joe Oliver - Financial Post: Canadians will suffer the punishment for Trudeau's egregious Energy East failure

CTV News: Shorter residency requirement for would-be Canadians set to take effect

International embarassment - The Guardian: Canada removes Holocaust memorial plaque that failed to mention Jews

CTV News: Victim of head-on crash in Hamilton may have been abducted: police

Global News: Kenney says Canada shouldn’t accept refugees denied asylum in U.S., calls for terrorist Sharif to be ‘kicked out’

Lorrie Goldstein - Toronto Sun: Trudeau erases Jews from the Holocaust, again

BNN: Google parent nearing deal to develop 12 acres of Toronto waterfront: Report

CBC: U.S. to present dairy demands at next round of NAFTA talks

Ottawa - CBC: Liberals face heightened political pressure over North Korean missile threat

Kristina Rutherford - Sportsnet: Bob McCown interview; retirement countdown for the multi-lived Bobcat?

Editorial - Financial Post: Only thing missing from Ottawa's 'evidence-based' tax crackdown is evidence

Global News: Toronto council rejects bid to rename Centennial Park stadium after Rob Ford

Ottawa - Globe and Mail: Russia vows reprisal as House of Commons passes Magnitsky bill targeting human-rights abusers

CTV News: Conservatives urge PM to 'explore' joining U.S. missile defence system; Sajjan says not ruling out

Huffington Post: Wayne Long, Liberal MP, skips Liberal Caucus meeting after voting against his party on tax consultations

Toronto Star: TransCanada ends bid to build Energy East pipeline after ‘careful review of changed circumstances’

AP: Spacewalkers installing replacement 'hand' on station’s Canada-built robot arm

CTV News: Justin Trudeau berated at Hill gathering over missing, murdered women inquiry

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: ‘Election of NDP Jagmeet Singh as NDP leader just upped Scheer’s chances

National Post: Liberals, Conservatives statistically tied, NDP a distant third: Ekos-CP poll

Global News: ‘He saved me’: Girlfriend of Maple Ridge man killed in Vegas describes his final moments

Barbara Kay - National Post: Liberals left reeling by clear, rational criticisms of M-103

Bloomberg: UK really blames Canada for Bombardier fight

John Ivison - National Post: Canada needs to stand firm and pass anti-corruption Magnitsky legislation

CBC: No people hurt as plane with 47 aboard strikes 2 deer while landing in northern Alberta

BNN: Marijuana, Couche-Tard shares play a part in Coutu takeover: Metro CEO

CP/Huffington Post: Justin Trudeau suggests $1 per gram excise tax on marijuana; 10% tax on sales over $10

CBC: Somali man charged in Edmonton attacks was ordered deported from U.S. in 2011

NY Times: Canada and The Times: the faraway nearby

CTV News: OPP say 4 factors behind 182 of 239 road deaths in 2017: distracted driving (63), speeding (56), drug/alcohol impairment (32), and not wearing seatbelts (31)

Éric Grenier - CBC: Youngest lineup of political leaders in Canadian history set to fight for youth vote

BBC: Somali on trial in Canada over journalist Amanda Lindhout's 2008 kidnap

CTV News: Tories take aim at Trudeau in taxes attack ad

Ottawa - CTV News: Liberals and NDP reveal extremist tendencies by ganging up to block pro-life MP from chairing committee; force chair role on other MP, over her objection

Bloomberg: U.S. adds wine to its growing list of trade disputes with Canada

Montreal - CTV News: CAQ newcomer upsets Liberals in Louis-Hebert by-election; new MNA due to give birth in 3 months; was a replacement candidate named in early September

Bloomberg: U.S. techies eye ‘boring’ Ottawa over hipster Toronto for jobs

Ontario - Global News: London police investigate "targeted" fatal stabbing on Lansdowne Avenue that injured a second man; fleeing suspects sought

Montreal: Mayoralty candidate promises referendum on baseball stadium, not a blank cheque

Forum Research poll: PCs hold clear lead in every region but Toronto, where they're tied

NY Post: Canadian Vegas massacre victim from Vancouver dies in festival-goer’s arms

updated CTV News: 3 Canadians killed, 7 wounded, 1 missing in Las Vegas mass shooting

BNN: RioCan to sell 100 properties worth about $2B by 2020; in future will focus ownership on large Canadian cities

Bloomberg: Divisive minimum wage experiment goes live in Ontario

Montreal - CTV News: Actions of three ex-railway employees cost 47 lives by causing Lac-Megantic disaster: Crown

updated CTV News: Jagmeet Singh named leader of federal NDP; Ontario MPP expected to resign his seat shortly; win on 1st ballot with 53.8% of vote

Edmonton - CTV News: Terror suspect in custody, police investigating as EPS officer and four civilians injured in series of attacks

CBC: Competing protesters temporarily shut Quebec border crossing as police keep them apart

Ed White - Western Producer: Why farmers are mad as hell at Morneau and Trudeau

Christie Blatchford - National Post: McGuinty aide was warned not to delete gas plants emails, trial told

Oakville - CTV News: Morneau gets an earful at town hall meeting on small business tax changes

iPolitics: National Defence blames 'fiscal restraints' of deficit-happy Liberals for cutting third Navy re-supply ship

Spencer Fernando: Illegal border crossing surge caused internal government fear about threats to Canadians

CBC: Quebec man who tried to join ISIS sentenced to 9 years

Editorial - National Post: New access to information bill falls short of Liberals' promises for increased transparency

Catholic News Service: Vatican diplomat also wanted in Canada on child porn charges

Andrew Coyne - National Post: A much-needed cultural revolution that isn’t revolutionary at all

Toronto - CBC: Obama says U.S. relationship with Canada 'not radically changed' under Trump; hosted by Liberal activist group Canada2020

The Guardian: Canada has spent $110,000 to avoid paying $6,000 for indigenous teen's orthodontics; meanwhile, Trudeau lies to UN

Fox News: Mueller Trump-Russia probe drills dry well; Manafort, associate charged for business dealings with former President of Ukraine long before Trump campaign

Fox Business: Americans' 401(k)s will be safe, GOP leaders set record straight

Rex Murphy - National Post: There is a Clinton angle to every great scandal

The Wrap: Roger Stone says he will sue Twitter over account suspension

Fox News: Trump says claims about Clinton camp spending millions on 'fake dossier' has GOP 'united & angry'

Michigan - Daily News: Evergreen Township: 3 children killed, six people injured as truck crushes horse-buggy from behind in Sunday morning crash

i4u: Electron microscopes being used to determine why batteries explode and how to prevent it

Senators Cornyn and Cassidy - Forbes: Tax reform to fuel economic growth

Wall Street Journal: Armies race to deploy drone, self-driving tech on the battlefield

Fox Business: GOP tax plan gets reworked, SALT on front lines as deadline looms

Sean Davis - The Federalist: Obama’s campaign paid $972,000 to law firm that secretly paid Fusion GPS in 2016

AP: Why the explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more jobs

Tech Times: NASA twins study: Space travel alters gene expression 'like fireworks'

AP: Saudi Crown Prince favors extending OPEC production limits

Newt Gingrich - Fox News: The Clintons started the so-called Russian collusion scandal and may be destroyed by it

AP: 8 crew presumed dead after missing Russian helicopter found on seabed in the Arctic

Anthony Watts - Watts Up With That: Inconvenient: oceans continue to cool

Carl M. Cannon: How Hillary and the Democrats played the Russia card

Daily Caller: CNN’s undisclosed ties to Fusion GPS

Washington Post: Royal Navy nuclear sub sailors fired after ‘absolutely disgraceful’ parties with a prostitute and cocaine

The Hill: GOP plans tax blitzkrieg

CTV News: 13 dead, 16 plus wounded in Mogadishu hotel blast

Peter Ferrara - NY Observer: How Trump got the economy booming in less than a year

NY Post: Felon who says he bought NYC Mayor de Blasio: 'I also scored hookers for top cops'

NTK Network: Leon Panetta: Intelligence Committee needs to look into Clinton/DNC dossier payment

Wall Street Journal: The rest of the Russia story; Justice shouldn’t protect the FBI and Fusion GPS from House subpoenas

Breitbart: Clinton lawyer who hired Fusion GPS ‘vigorously’ denied doing so to New York Times reporter

Reuters: $66B CVS-Aetna deal gets Wall Street thumbs up amid Amazon entry fears

Newsweek: Fearing Russia, Poland boosts army by 50%

Reuters: Hopes fade for 8 Russians missing in Arctic helicopter accident

National Post: Australian PM seeks to calm nerves after he loses majority over deputy's dual citizenship

Andrew Malcolm - Hot Air: As Trump’s Asia trip nears, U.S. moves in two more carrier strike groups

NY Daily News: JFK secret files reveal U.S. Government plans to kill Fidel Castro included poison, exploding seashell

Fox News: About 2,800 JFK records released, others withheld

David Harsanyi - NY Post: Why doesn’t Hillary’s ‘dossier’ trick count as treason?

Kimberley Strassel - Wall Street Journal: The coming Russia bombshells; A judge may order Fusion GPS to give House investigators its bank records

Fox News: House paves way for Trump tax reform plan by passing $4T budget

Reuters: 'Like a roar': Dozens killed in blasts at Indonesia fireworks plant

Zero Hedge: The time has come: Venezuela may be in default in under 48 hours

Patrick Buchanan: It's Trump's party now

Victor Davis Hanson - American Greatness: Investigating the investigators; was the zeal of the original accusers of felony behaviour with the Russian collusion merely an attempt at deflection? Was it designed to protect themselves from being accused of serious crimes?

NY Post: Vegas killer’s brother terrorized auto shop where he squatted

Fox News: Trump rips Clinton link to Fusion GPS dossier as a 'disgrace,' says Russia 'hoax is turned around'

Breitbart: TV execs scramble to stop plummeting NFL ratings, suggest cancelling 10 ‘Thursday Night Football’ games

Bloomberg: Pre-historic ape teeth found in Germany may re-write human history

Bloomberg: Demanding a Bachelor’s degree for a middle-skill job is just plain dumb?

Fox Business: Boeing sticks to 737 Max strategy after Airbus-Bombardier tie-up

Tammy Bruce - Fox News: CNN's latest, desperate attempt to hammer Trump is mind-boggling

Bloomberg: Boeing sticks to 737 Max strategy after Airbus-Bombardier tie-up

Washington Times: FEC complaint accuses Clinton campaign, DNC of violating campaign finance law with Russia-smear dossier payments

AFP: Tiny Singapore has world's most powerful passport: ranking

Byron York - Washington Examiner: After Trump dossier revelation, FBI is next

Bloomberg: FCC moves to end TV-newspaper ownership ban

Daniel Moss - Bloomberg: Mexico feels mortgaged to NAFTA. Time to re-finance

Holman Jenkins, Jr. - Wall Street Journal: The FBI’s political meddling; Mueller is the wrong sleuth when his ex-agency is so tangled up with Russia

NY Post: Yankees fan hit in the face by foul ball loses injury lawsuit

Daily Mail: A year of Clinton lies about Trump dossier exposed as Hillary's lawyer under fire for falsely denying paying for it

AP: Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 89

NY Post: Trump responds to dossier revelation: I’m the victim here; will he sue Clinton?

KTLA: Las Vegas killer’s brother charged in child pornography case in San Fernando Valley

Washington Examiner: Judge who saw secret JFK files: Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed in Thursday's release

Daily Mail: Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday vowed to restore 'moderate, open' Islam; apparently included is a plan to build a retractable roof over Mecca's holiest site; video shows stadium-style technology, brews controversy

The Hill: Judge won't force Trump to keep making ObamaCare payments

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: The Trump dossier was Clinton’s dirtiest political trick

WBIR: Amazon offers the future of package delivery; includes buying a new lock for your front door and a security cam

updated Fox News: Confirmed: Clinton Campaign, DNC helped fund salacious, fiction-filled Trump smear dossier that has infamously misled FBI, media and public

San Juan - AP: Anti-Trump media reports crater Puerto Rico's needed tourism in wake of Hurricane Maria; island has open arms for visitors

Gary Varvel - Indianapolis Star: Rebutting The New Yorker caricature of Mike Pence

AP: Iditarod sled dog race is engulfed in dog-doping scandal

ABC News: 'He died fighting for his brothers,' Niger ambush survivor says of fallen U.S. soldier

Michael Rubin - NY Post: After ISIS: Hope in Iraq and new storm clouds in Syria

The Atlantic: The doom loop of modern Liberalism

AP: Russia vetoes extending Syria chemical weapons inspectors

Reuters: Amazon rivals turn to legal fine print to stem Whole Foods strategy

NY Post: Alzheimer’s may be preventable in a decade

Daily Beast: Hollywood terror: Director David O. Russell’s history of groping and on-set abuse

Buzzfeed: New data shows Mark Zuckerberg's U.S. tour isn't helping his image

Federalist: One year later, coastal elites still don’t understand why voters turned to Trump

AP: Trump crowdsources GOP senators on choice for Fed Chair

FiveThirtyEight: Understanding impact of tweets through retweets, replies and likes

AP: GM, other U.S. industrial giants, hit all-time highs

Buzzfeed: How Russians attempted to use Instagram to influence Native Americans

Judicial Watch: FBI recovered 72,000 pages of Clinton Records; have looked at only 32,000

AP: FBI: Newtown shooter had pedophilic interest in kids

WSOCTV: Mooresville twins thriving after complex surgery to separate them

Detroit News: GM loses $3B in Q3 on Opel-Vauxhall sale

ABC11: Zebulon family speaks out after receiving $25,000 personal check from President Trump

LA Times: California fires toll is staggering: 42 dead, 8,400 structures destroyed

Inquirer: Scientists develop a tech to crush slow 'peak time' internet speeds

CTV News: Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed by attacker; in coma

Tokyo - AP: After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging Japan

CBC: FBI agent who helped nab Via Rail plotters worries sleeper soldier in U.S. may have gotten away

Beirut - AP: At least 67 civilians found dead in Syria town Qaryatayn, in Homs province, taken from ISIS

Roger Cohen - NY Times: Trump’s road to 2024

Thomas Frank - The Guardian: What Harvey Weinstein tells us about the liberal world

James Kirchick - Daily Beast: The Left-wing heroes who treat women like garbage

Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review: The Obama Administration’s Uranium One scandal

Stuart Varney - Fox News: Frederica Wilson and the rest of the 'hate Trump' brigade have hit a new low

Salena Zito - NY Post: Democrats should be terrified by this governor’s race

Daily Wire: Jimmy Carter unleashed: Russians didn't alter election, Obama didn't deliver, 'We didn't vote for Hillary'

Business Insider: McDonald's and other restaurants now trying to appeal to millennial employees by offering daily paychecks

Kabul - AP: ISIS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attack that killed 39, wounded 41

Washington - AP: Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

Barcelona - AP: Spanish Cabinet meets to revoke self-government in Catalonia

Robert Fulford - National Post: A confident Chinese leader works to bend the world to his will

It's about time dept - AFP: G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Kimberley Strassel - Wall Street Journal: The Fusion collusion; Democrats are trying to protect the firm’s secrets — so the GOP should keep digging

NY Post: Mandalay Bay won’t rent Vegas shooter’s infamous suite again

AP/CTV News: Kelly emotionally defends Trump's call to war widow, accuses shallow congresswoman of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier

Reuters: Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in'

Tom Shattuck - Boston Herald: John Kelly gives eloquent address on deaths of soldiers that should be required listening for every American

John Beck - Al Jazeera: How a shocking reversal of fortunes unfolded in Kirkuk

AFP: Zurich Insurance sees $700M in hurricane claims in Q3

Michael Graham - Boston Herald: Hillary implicated in Russia probe

Daily Mail: MGM feels heat, restricts media access to security guard Jesus Campos to avoid scrutiny on massacre timeline, other facts

Trump bump - Bloomberg: Fewest jobless claims since 1973 show firm U.S. job market

TNT: Congress probes whether Obama DOJ used the ‘Trump Dossier’ before surveillance court

Barcelona - AP: Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

Victor Davis Hanson - National Review: North Korea knowns and unknowns

Global News: Dow Jones hits record high, continues surge since Donald Trump was elected

David French - National Review: The fall of Raqqa is a marvelous, bipartisan American victory

Karol Markowicz - Fox News: No, 'not all men' are like Harvey Weinstein – but apparently the Left wants you to think so

ABC News: Puerto Rico warned power grid 'literally falling apart' before Maria hit

Howie Carr - Boston Herald: Latest violence by illegal immigrant on judges’ hands

NY Post: Peter Thiel-backed startup to finance Weinstein victims’ lawsuits

NY Post: Barbara Walters faces backlash after Corey Feldman clip resurfaces

Breitbart: ICE detainer issued for suspected wine country arsonist in Sonoma jail; did illegal immigrant Gonzalez light the deadly fires?

The Hill: FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

Wall Street Journal: Amazon and big apartment landlords strike locker deals for package delivery

Bloomberg: Smartphones are killing Americans, but nobody’s counting; historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities

Bloomberg: Space wars: From jamming and cyber attacks to “kinetic destruction,” there’s a “full range of threats” to U.S. early warning, Global Positioning System and communications satellites: U.S. Air Force Chief

Meduza: Russian 'troll factory' focus "was to incite racial animosity (playing both sides of the issue), and promoting the secession of Texas, objections to illegal immigration, and gun rights"

AP/CTV News: North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

Newsweek: Every excuse Hillary Clinton has given for her 2016 election loss; 'everybody's fault, but mine', she says; fingers Obama and Sanders in long list

Popular Science: Wi-Fi has a serious 14-yr-old vulnerability. Here's how to stay safe

Reuters/Investing: Canada's Trudeau calls treatment of women in Mexico 'unacceptable'

Business Insider: The Mexican peso is tumbling as the U.S. comes out with tough NAFTA demands

Forbes: Is Mexico ready for the end of NAFTA?

CBC: U.S. makes 'aggressive' demands to access Canadian dairy market, wants end to supply management

NY Times: Mexico braces for the possible collapse of NAFTA

Washington Free Beacon: Harvey Weinstein donated $10,000 to Bill Clinton’s legal defense in 1998

AP: Portugal wildfires kill at least 27; 4 dead in Spain

Breitbart: Backlash: Week 6 of the NFL reveals several nearly empty stadiums as fans continue to leave the league

AP: Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt’s Sinai; 7 dead

Boston Herald: Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehaviour

The Hill: White House paper: Corporate tax cut would boost wages

AP: Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands

Tristin Hopper - National Post: Did Castro know? Five JFK assassination secrets that may be revealed in new batch of declassified documents

AP: Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena

Boston Herald: Black leaders irked with Sen. Liz Warren

Don Pittis - CBC: A modest proposal for the UK as it eyes NAFTA — join Canada instead (not just a trade deal)

Backgrounder - The Economist: The march of democracy slows

Las Vegas - The Record: Mandalay Bay shooting victim, struck in the head, wakes from coma and walks

BBC: Catalonia: No sign of movement as Spanish deadline looms

AP: Trump’s lawyers: Courts have no say over his Twitter feed

Deutsche Welle: Diplomacy to continue with North Korea 'until first bomb drops,' Tillerson says

AP: Lufthansa offers to take over bankrupt Alitalia

NY Post: Shifting Las Vegas massacre narrative has gamblers on edge

Daily Mail: Austria: New leader, world's youngest at 31, says he wants to cut all benefits for foreigners and halt EU meddling

Global News: Austria shifts right as conservative star Sebastian Kurz seals election win

Fox News: It’s time to deploy U.S. ships off North Korea to knock out missiles when they’re launched

ABC: Nevada-based retailer Zappos offers to pay funeral costs for all Las Vegas shooting victims

New York - AP: British actress latest to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape

Luis Fábregas - Pittsburgh Tribune: In last print edition, Pittsburgh Trib editor says 'journalism isn't dead'

Fox News: Harvey Weinstein expelled from motion picture academy

updated Fox News: Truck bomb kills 231, injures 275 in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu; U.S. Govt condemned it Sunday as a 'cowardly' attack

AP: Wildfires, now up to 100 miles wide, threaten more wineries

Santa Rosa - AP: Coffey Park is Ground Zero for California fire devastation

Rex Murphy - National Post: And the Oscar for moral hypocrisy goes to ... Hollywood!

Global News: California wildfires: Gusty winds fan blaze as it approaches Sonoma

Bret Stephens - Calgary Herald: Nobel Committee wrongly confuses pacifism with peace

Robert Fulford - National Post: Feminists are failing to confront Islamic society's treatment of women

Global News: California wildfire: Body-camera video shows officer helping people escape

George W. Iliff, Edward F. Klima - TC Palm: Six reasons we're skeptical about global warming predictions

Straits Times: Vietnam floods: Death toll hits 54

Washington Times: Trump calls on Democrats to negotiate with him on new health care plan

Independent: Iranian general threatens to 'bury' Donald Trump

Washington Times: Black Lives Matter, police-focused NFL protests overlook rising black-on-black homicides

AP: California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

Splinter Newst: Layoffs hit ABC as rumours about the network's future swirl

David Harsanyi - The Federalist: It’s about time Trump ended Obamacare’s illegal insurance company subsidies

Washington Times: Two ‘Dreamers’ caught smuggling illegal immigrants into U.S.

NY Daily News: Former Playboy Playmate accuses Oliver Stone of sexual assault after director defends Harvey Weinstein

Toronto Sun: California couple heralded for filming narrow, movie-like escape from horrifying wildfires

Fox News: California wildfires kill at least 31, deadliest week for fires in state history

Daily Mail: Actress Rose McGowan rips Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon and Washington Post, says Harvey Weinstein raped her

NBC: Trump order will boost lower-premium health plans

NY Post: Trump signs executive order to unravel ObamaCare; allows purchase of healthcare across state lines

Roll Call: Ryan threatens to keep members in for Christmas to finish tax overhaul: "We have to get this done"

Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review: Borders matter; Trump finally gets his ‘travel ban’ victory; Supremes line up 8-1 to vacate lower-court rulings and associated Ninth Circuit nonsense

France24: Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Orlando Sentinel: U.S. to pull out of UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias; Obama stopped UNESCO funding in 2011

Fortune: California gives green light to self-driving cars cruising highways without a human inside

AP/Global News: Spain issues deadline to Catalonia leader on independence declaration

The Guardian: Catalonia's suspended declaration of independence: what happens next?

NY Times: Trump questions NBC News legitimacy over 'fake news' report on nuclear weapons; should networks require FCC licensing?

CBS: Trump expected to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen as next DHS head; was DHS 2-in-C to Kelly

Las Vegas Review-Journal: In a time of unspeakable tragedy, Golden Knights unite Las Vegas

NY Post: Couple married for 75 years killed in California wildfires

Miami Herald: The Florida Keys want tourists to return after Irma. Their unusual approach: show the damage

Daily Mail: Las Vegas killer's brain shows no abnormalities

Paul Mulshine - Newark Star-Ledger: Trial of Menendez and the Medicare-milking doctor shows flaws of single-payer system

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Sheriff shares new details about Las Vegas shooting investigation

CNBC: U.S. trade deal with Canada, Mexico on 'thin ice' as new round of talks begin

Las Vegas Review-Journal: MGM Resorts disputes Las Vegas police timeline of mass shooting

Howard Kurtz - Fox News: Clinton, Obama finally appalled by Weinstein as The New Yorker runs sexual assault allegations

NDTV: Report: North Korea hacker stole U.S. and South Korea war planning documents during Obama Administration

Daily Mail: No deal with EU? UK would join bigger NAFTA in contingency Plan B?

NY Daily News: University of Hawaii sends email titled 'in the event of a nuclear attack'

Ronan Farrow - The New Yorker: 13 Women: From aggressive overtures to sexual assault: Harvey Weinstein’s accusers tell their stories

NBC News: California wildfires: Officials get more than 100 missing person reports

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas police say investigation continues on multiple fronts, few easy answers after timeline change

LA Times: Dramatically new timeline from Las Vegas police raises new questions, including about why the wrong info for a week

Timeline change - ABC: Las Vegas police now say security guard Campos was shot BEFORE Paddock started shooting at crowd

ABC: Friend says Paddock was 'caring', can't believe he was the gunman

AP/Global News: Parents of bullies could face jail time under anti-bullying law in Buffalo suburb

Sonoma - AP: Wind-whipped wildfires sweep into California wine country, destroying at least 1,500 homes and businesses and forcing evacuation of 20,000 through smoke and flames

AP/CBC: 'The war on coal is over:' Trump administration to terminate Obama's so-called 'Clean Power Plan'

Alan Dershowitz - Fox News: Trump's 'calm before the storm' is a message to North Korea and Iran

AP: White House to order health care alternatives

Bloomberg: Turkish markets tumble as Erdogan's spat with U.S. escalates

Jean M. Yarbrough - City-Journal: Trump — and Tocqueville?

AP: Fake news is still here, despite claimed efforts by Google, Facebook

Adriana Cohen - Boston Herald: The joke’s actually on the lefties of late night

Washington Times: Trump unveils new strict 70-point immigration enforcement plan

Steve Lopez - LA Times: Even in California, some people think Trump is doing just fine as President

Reuters: Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Bloomberg: Weakened Nate brings rain across South, thousands without power

LA Times: Weinstein sexual harassment controversy exposes Hollywood's double-standard

Daily Mail: Las Vegas prostitute who romped with mass killer Stephen Paddock says he enjoyed violent rape fantasies and boasted: 'I was born bad'

Washington Examiner: If Harvey Weinstein's behavior was an 'open secret,' how many Democrats knew and took his money anyway?

updated CTV News: Police say London taxi crash into crowd that injured 11 'not' terror

Washington Examiner: Shock poll: NFL now least-liked sport, core fans down 31%

Wall Street Journal: Facebook cut Russia out of April report on election influence

The Intercept: Harvey Weinstein urged Clinton campaign to silence Sanders' black lives matter message

AP: Welcome to Vegas: Billboards ask for tips on gunman’s motive

NY Post: California family sues Facebook, Google, Twitter over dad’s death in Barcelona terror attack

CBC: Spain's top court suspends Catalan parliament session, putting independence call in doubt

NBC26: White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating rifle bump stocks approved by ATF during Obama years

NY Times: Las Vegas shooting: NRA supports new rules on ‘bump stock’ devices

NBC News: Paddock also scouted sites near Fenway Park

Serial stalker - TMZ: In August, killer Stephen Paddock rented rooms overlooking Lollapalooza festival in Chicago

Bloomberg: Catalans stall independence push with leaders divided

The Hill: Senate Intel Committee says hasn't found even a "hint of collusion" but will keep looking; Trump tweets they should look into "fake news networks ... to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!"

AP: Las Vegas investigators "know he had a plan to survive the shooting and try to escape, though would not say how"

Global News: Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock may have ‘had some help at some point’

Bill O'Reilly - The Hill: With Trump, Tillerson coverage, the media takes us all for 'morons'

Chris Bryant - Bloomberg: Ford needs less McKinsey and more Mustang

AP: Netflix raising U.S. prices by 10% for most popular plan

NY Times: Las Vegas killer chased gambling’s payouts and perks

The Hill: Private survey: Third-quarter job cuts fall to lowest level since 1996

AP: U.S. trade deficit narrows to $42.4B in August

Bloomberg: Amazon is testing its own delivery service to rival FedEx and UPS

Politico: 3 Russians named in Trump dossier sue Fusion GPS for libel

Bloomberg: Vegas killer's girlfriend says he left her in the dark

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas Strip shooter targeted aviation fuel tanks, source says

NBC News: Investigators looking for mystery woman seen with Vegas killer in the days before massacre

Daily Beast: Unarmed hotel security guard Jesus Campos took on Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock and saved lives

LA Times: Trump to families of Las Vegas victims: 'We will never leave your side'

AP: Tillerson slams NBC report as erroneous, affirms he never threatened to resign

National Post: Three researchers win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing 'Google Earth for molecules'

Las Vegas - National Post: Details emerge on Paddock background, he was once an IRS agent, but still no motive

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend arrives in U.S.; met by FBI at LA airport

Daily Caller: Sheriff Lombardo: Las Vegas shooter Paddock may have been ‘radicalized’

CNBC: Amazon ordered to pay $300 million by EU over 'illegal tax advantage'

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Golden Knights players lend a hand to their grief-stricken city

Reuters: Yahoo now says all three billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

BBC: Ford to move away from traditional cars, boost plant automation

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas Strip shooter prescribed Valium in June; anti-anxiety drug can lead to aggressive behavior

The Verge: After its 4chan slip-up, is it time for Google to drop Top Stories?

BBC: Catalan referendum: Region's independence 'in matter of days'

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Route 91 clears Twitter, Instagram to make single statement on attack

CTV News: Once an obscure device, 'bump stocks' are in the spotlight

AFP: 40% of U.S. cancers linked to excess weight: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Daily Beast: Gunman's first target choice may have been rap concert the previous weekend blocks north of Mandalay Bay; rented condos there

Banality of evil - NBC News: Did failed liability lawsuit against Vegas casino lead to gunman's murder rampage?

The Hill: Las Vegas gunman wired $100,000 to girlfriend's home country: report

Reuters: Railroad owner Warren Buffett bets on trucking businesss, to buy majority of Pilot Flying J, largest U.S. truck stop operator with 750 locations in U.S. and Canada

Melbourne - AFP: Last Australian-made Toyota rolls off production line

Bloomberg: Automakers plan electric car blitz as Tesla burns billions

AFP: Skipping breakfast may double risk of hard arteries: study

Bloomberg: Guests scanned at the Wynn in glimpse of Las Vegas’s future

McClatchy DC: ‘We can’t protect ourselves from everything.’ Security officials cannot see what prevents another Vegas

Joe O'Connor - National Post: How an American ex-pat built a DIY
nuclear bunker in Canada from 42 buried buses and plenty of concrete


Born in Kansas, Beach was living in Chicago and working as a general contractor and electrical engineer around the time that President John F. Kennedy was advising Americans to stock up on canned goods and build backyard bomb shelters. He figured a better approach to ride out the coming nuclear war was to abandon the city entirely. So he moved to Canada in 1970. ~ NP

CBC: A first in Canada: Drone collides with passenger plane above Quebec City airport

Deutsche Welle: Austria's new Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: "I can promise you today
that I will fight for change in this country with all my power"


Sebastian Kurz speaks after his People's Party swept Austria's parliamentary election. ~ DW

CBC: Freed hostage Joshua Boyle says captors killed infant daughter, raped his wife

Washington Times: Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, announces new crackdown

Washington: Stephen Harper on trade deal criticisms: "I've looked at the data. These people do not (just) perceive they have been left behind. They actually have been left behind."

updated Toronto Star: Canadian man, American wife & family get freedom, on way home;
held hostage by Taliban-linked Haqqani network for 5 years; Pakistan thanked for rescue


Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012. The couple and their children have been released, according to the Toronto Star's Michelle Shephard, who spoke to Boyle's father. U.S. President Donald Trump alluded to breakthrough in a speech Wednesday in Coleman’s home state of Pennsylvania. “Something happened today, where a country that totally disrespected us called with some very, very important news,” Trump said. “And one of my generals came in. They said, ‘You know, I have to tell you, a year ago they would’ve never done that.’ It was a great sign of respect. You’ll probably be hearing about it over the next few days. But this is a country that did not respect us. This is a country that respects us now. The world is starting to respect us again, believe me.” ~ SITE Intel Group

SF Gate: Santa Ana wind-driven fires: Toll now 21 dead, 380 missing in Sonoma County

AP/CBC: Northern California: 17 dead, almost 200 injured, almost 200 missing in fires

LA Times: At least 17 dead, 2,000 structures destroyed in Northern California firestorms

The Guardian: Carles Puigdemont sets out Catalonia independence plans - little resolved

updated AP/CTV News: California wildfires: Death toll rises as neighbourhoods levelled


Top: image provided by the California Highway Patrol shows total destruction in Santa Rosa's Coffey Park single family home neighbourhood on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Bottom: smoke rises from a home that was destroyed by a wildfire near Monticello Road in the hills east of Napa, California, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. ~ Michael Short San Francisco Chronicle

Alphr: Half of the universe's missing normal matter has been found

Express Newsline: Neanderthal DNA seen shaping our modern looks

Conrad Black - National Post: Enough with the nonsense: Trump is doing fine

CTV News: Nate dumps heavy rain in Canada and U.S., spares wind damage to Gulf states

Toronto Star: Mississauga teen El Bahnasawy pled guilty in 2016 in New York terror plot;
but Obama Administration kept it secret from public during election year

Unsealed Justice Dept. documents reveal - NBC: ISIS trio planned
to 'create the next 9/11' with New York attacks

NOAA Live: Nate now a "rapidly weakening" tropical storm; surge flooding and heavy
rainfall continue; winds 45 mph, NNE at 23 mph; increase in forward speed expected

updated NOAA Live: Nate made Louisiana landfall as Cat 1 Saturday night

Jetsons - Bloomberg: Boeing bets on robot pilots, self-flying taxis with acquisition

Miami Herald: Hurricane Nate may punch Gulf Coast on weekend

Ross McKitrick - Financial Post: Americans have made hurricane
destruction worse (but not with carbon emissions)

John Robson - National Post: Latest global warming panic is topical, but it isn't science

Hamilton - CTV News: Canadian scientists suggest life on earth began in small ponds

BBC: Could wood pulp make cars lighter and more efficient?

This replica Citroen 2CV was crafted out of fruitwood. Will future cars contain wooden parts? ~ BBC

BBC: Las Vegas shooting: Trump says killer 'sick and demented'

NY Post: ISIS claims responsibility for Las Vegas massacre

updated Las Vegas - AP: At least 59 dead, 527 injured; shooter Stephen Paddock, 64,
found dead at shooting perch on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay; multiple guns
in room; deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history




The mass shooting location in Las Vegas. ~ CBS, Fox Google Earth

Las Vegas - AP: Jason Aldean calls attack 'beyond horrific'; was on stage

updated Las Vegas Review-Journal: 58 dead, 515 wounded - 'It was a
horror show': Concert mass shooting by Mandalay Bay sniper on Las Vegas Strip


Shooting in Las Vegas. People fleeing (video from the Mandalay Bay hotel). ~ Eiki Hrafnsson Twitter

updated CBC: Edmonton terrorist known to Mounties and other police
Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, is a Somali refugee; police had interviewed

Edmonton - CBC: 'Was he under surveillance?': Questions
surround 'acts of terrorism': security expert says

Edmonton Journal: 'Acts of terrorism': ISIS flag found in perp car after police chase

Global News: Edmonton police stabbed, U-Haul truck used
to run over people in terror attack [video]


Edmonton police are investigating an act of terror after a police officer was stabbed, several people rammed by the U-Haul truck shown above. ~ Global News

Global News: Edmonton police tell Global reporter to run
for cover during terror attack [video]

Mintz - Financial Post: Trump's tax bombshell is going to blow up Canada's competitiveness

Lac Brochet - CTV News: Canadian bear knows how to relax at the dump

Bear at Lac Brochet, Manitoba dump checks out furniture selection. Photogrpher Stantic says the bear “looked just like a human would, sitting on the couch, chillaxing.” ~ Mandy Stantic

Glenn Greenwald - The Intercept: Yet another major Russia
story falls apart. Is skepticism permissible yet?

WSJ: This crazy camera is the future of photography

The L16 fits in your back pocket, yet packs 16 lenses and sensors to capture a single holy-guacamole shot. Adjustments afterwards are unprecedented, including f-stop adjustment for depth-of-field (above).

New Indian Express: Earth lost 40% of its mass during formation: study

The Guardian: Carbon found in 3.95 billion-year-old Canadian rocks is oldest
found remnant of ancient life say researchers in Nature-published article


Until 3.8B years ago, scientists have determined the Earth was pounded by asteroids and comets left over from the formation of the solar system. University of Tokyo senior researcher Yuji Sano: "Life started on Earth during the heavy bombardment of meteorites, which is amazing.” ~ Guardian Stocktrek Images

Bloomberg: Bombardier dives on blow to $6B bet-the-company jetliner

Ontario - Global News: Wedding photos capture groom pulling boy from river in Kitchener

Photographer Darren Hatt captured photos of groom Clayton Cook rescuing a boy from a river in Kitchener. ~ Hatt Photography

Boris Starling - Telegraph: Why this Invictus Games will be the making of Prince Harry

Reuters: Japan's Abe announces snap election amid worries over North Korea

Cloverdale Reporter: B.C. man’s polite encounter with bears praised for being ‘so Canadian’
Jordan Cote calmly asks 4-legged family to leave because he has to get to work [video]




“Hope you enjoyed my yard, have a good day!” A Vancouver Island man’s encounter with bears in his backyard is getting plenty of attention online for being so politely Canadian. In the clip posted on social media Friday, Sooke resident Jordan Cote can be heard asking the four-legged family to leave, because he has to get to work. The equally-polite mother bear turns and walks with her cubs into the bushes on the left corner of his property. Bear encounters in B.C. are especially common in August and September, but can occur anytime between May and October. They can be active all year in mild areas like Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. When one does encounter a bear in a residential area, the Ministry of Environment wisely urges to remain calm and keep away from the bear.

Goodwin - NY Post: Wiretaps may prove Trump right — and that’s absolutely terrifying

John Ivison - National Post: Liberals' feel-good cultural policy review ignores newspaper struggles; is 'truthfulness of the news' elite-speak for the thin edge of the censorial wedge?

Financial Post: Middle-class families are paying more taxes, despite Liberal claims: report

Financial Post: America’s hard-line NAFTA demands risk scuttling trade talks, insiders say

John Ivison - National Post: Accusations Morneau breached conflict-of-interest screen raise tension over tax reforms

Jerry Dias - Toronto Star: The truth is NAFTA has damaged Canada’s auto industry; Mexico now has nearly half the auto jobs in North America, but only 8% of the auto market

National Post: Oakville town council rejects application to develop Glen Abbey golf course into housing, commercial use

CBC: Ottawa 'abdicated' responsibility to protect French in Netflix deal, says Quebec minister

World Economic Freedom report: Canada drops to 11th spot from 5th in 2017 economic freedom ranking

Editorial - Toronto Sun: Why Wynne deserves to lose

Change in the air - Angus Reid poll: Trudeau still seen as best PM, but Conservatives ‘best to form government’; turbulent summer for stumbling Liberals

Calgary Sun: RCMP police dog fires handgun during search for suspects; no charges against uninjured pooch

Kristine Kruszelnicki - National Post: Liberals and NDP bar pro-life candidates, and now want to control the Opposition's?

Globe and Mail: BlackBerry shares surge as profit rises on software strength

CP/CBC: Canada vs. Boeing: How the fight with aerospace giant began, on Pennsylvania Avenue

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Time to bust the myth. Canada does not have to be in aerospace

Bloomberg/Financial Post: Morneau won't budge on debt-boosting deficits despite Canada's red-hot growth

Sportsnet: Don Cherry calls media coverage of kneeling protests hypocritical

Bacchus Barua - National Post: Canada should learn from countries that do universal health care differently — and better

CTV News: Mother and 5-year-old daughter struck and killed in Toronto

Canada Journal: Cold weather increases heart failure risk, says new study led by researchers at Université Laval and Université de Sherbrooke

Drumheller Mail: Outstanding in our Field: Wheatland Crossing celebrates grand opening of K-12 school

Colby Cosh - National Post: A voice of dissent on Alberta's minimum wage frenzy

Chantal Hébert - Toronto Star: Morneau’s discomfort over proposed tax changes an unnecessary spectacle; some Liberals are covertly encouraging the Conservatives to keep putting the heat on their ministerial colleague says LaPresse

Toronto Star: Boeing may have won a battle, but not the war, says Quebec Premier of Bombardier battle

Bloomberg: NAFTA nations report modest progress as Bombardier tensions grow

Reuters: Royal Bank of Canada using blockchain for U.S./Canada payments: executive

Toronto Star: Netflix commits to spending $500M on producing Canadian content: reports

Reuters: Bombardier overshadows NAFTA talks as Quebec, Britain threaten retaliation

Voyage of the Damned - CP/Chronicle Herald: Govt plans apology for 1939 Liberal decision to turn away ship of Jewish refugees, many of whom died in Holocaust

Globe and Mail: Canada’s access-to-information system has worsened under Trudeau government: report

Toronto: Amid heat wave, cries for help silenced by hum of Liberal AC units

Marina Strauss - Globe and Mail: Metro says it’s in advanced talks to take over Jean Coutu

Telegraph: U.S. action in Bombardier dispute 'could jeopardise' future Boeing defence contracts, UK's Sir Michael Fallon says

CTV News: UK 'bitterly disappointed' as U.S. Bombardier ruling threatens jobs

CTV News: Ontario schools shut down for cold, but not for heat; Wynne blames others, shows no concern for suffering students

CBC: Ill-advised Boeing Super Hornet jet purchase likely to become 1st casualty in Trudeau trade war

National Post: Liberal government has spent upwards of $13.7M on sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts

CBC: Ontario's plan to hike minimum wage to $15 an hour will cost the province's economy as many as 90,000 jobs by 2020: TD Bank

CBC: Trudeau to visit Mexico, U.S. amid contentious NAFTA talks

CTV News: Missing, murdered women inquiry hears stories of loss at first B.C. hearing

CBC: Major Trudeau fail as U.S. imposes 220% duty on Bombardier CSeries planes

CTV News: Pilot narrowly avoids crash with glider on Vancouver-to-Chicago flight

CBC: Siemens and Alstom merge rail business in setback for Bombardier

Kelly McParland - National Post: Gaffe-prone Ontario Liberals turn over green policy to California

CBC: Liberals walk out after Conservatives pick pro-life MP for status of women committee chair

National Post: Farmers ask government to delay proposed tax changes, saying they need time to prepare

CBC: Shut sweltering schools, teachers' union tells board

Tom Flanagan - Fraser Institute: The debate about Métis aboriginal rights — demography, geography, and history; the tangled web that derives from Canadian apartheid

CP/Winnipeg Free Press: Year-end deadline for new NAFTA looking impossible, trade experts say

QP Briefing: Brown's PCs at 49% support in Toronto: Mainstreet Research poll

Macleans: Uber set to cease operations in Quebec, reports say

Kevin Carmichael - Macleans: America is making country of origin rules a NAFTA priority. Look out, Canada

Fraser Institute: Extraordinary statement by Finance Minister Morneau captures federal government’s approach to the economy

Stanley Hartt - Policy Options: The flaws in a one-size-fits-all approach to tax policy; assumptions of proposed tax system changes are “based on theories about taxing every dollar the same way” and undermine thoughtful policy

Toronto Star: Canada not ready for second-wave of asylum seekers, union head warns; 5,712 illegal asylum seekers snuck across the Canada-U.S. border last month

Ben Eisen - Toronto Sun: Ontario: Fiscal leader to fiscal laggard

Fraser Institute: Quebec unemployment rate now lower than Ontario’s; more importantly, debt growth almost stopped

Bloomberg: Now that Saudi women can drive, Uber wants them

Reuters: Toshiba buying back 10% stake in Westinghouse unit for $522M

McClatchy DC: U.S. to expel two-thirds of Cuban diplomats amid sonic attack probe

Bloomberg: Gunman had 'bump-stock' device that could speed fire

Fox25Boston: TV station has first police photos from Las Vegas hotel room showing guns and hammer used by mass killer

CTV News: Tom Petty, rock 'n' roll hall of famer, dead at 66

Las Vegas Review-Journal: MGM Resorts shares tumble after Las Vegas shooting

Sportsnet: Dana White: UFC will donate $1M to those affected by Vegas shooting

AFP: Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock: retired accountant, heavy gambler

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Donors overwhelm blood banks after Las Vegas Strip massacre

Editorial - Las Vegas Sun: A community of heroes

NY Post: Vegas gunman’s ‘psychopath’ dad landed on FBI’s most-wanted list in the early 1970s

Terror in France - CBC: 2 women stabbed to death at Marseille train station, attacker shot dead

Bloomberg: No, Trump didn't botch the Puerto Rico crisis

Jorge Rodriguez - NY Post: ‘Inept’ Puerto Rican government ‘riddled with corruption’: CEO

Margaret Sullivan - Washington Post: Tension between Trump and the media? That’s nothing compared to journalism’s worst crisis

Spain - AP: Melee in Catalonia as Spanish police violently attack voters

NY Times: Canadian Monty Hall, co-creator and host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ dead at 96

CBC: Air France Airbus A380 on way to LA makes emergency landing in Goose Bay after engine blow-out over Atlantic

Robert Robb - USA Today: John McCain ran on repealing Obamacare. He broke his promise

Conrad Black - National Post: The War on Drugs has been lost. It's time to try something else

CTV News: U.S. to Americans: Stay away from Cuba after health 'attacks'

Bloomberg: Why it's time to pay attention to the crisis in Catalonia

National Post: Millions of American women — including feminists — disagree with Michelle Obama: Donald Trump is their voice

AP: Iraqi ban on flights to Kurdish capital Irbil begins Friday

updated Financial Post: Elon Musk says his new rocket will fly you anywhere in the world in under an hour for the cost of economy airline ticket

AFP/Yahoo: Iraq forces launch attack on IS-held town of Hawija

Washington - AP: Trump to promote tax plan in address to manufacturers group

Bloomberg: Puerto Ricans hack through a maze of debris to move relief aid

Spain - AFP: Police seize millions of ballots ahead of Catalan vote in latest bid to block a banned independence referendum

CBC: 22 killed in stampede on pedestrian bridge in Mumbai

Engineering: LG launches world's first smartphone with ultrasonic mosquito repellent technology

LA Times: ICE arrests hundreds of illegal immigrants in 'sanctuary cities'

Trumponomics report card - CNBC: U.S. GDP grew 3.1% in Q2

Washington Examiner: Steve Scalise: 'I just started to pray' after the shooting

ZeroHedge: Leaked descriptions of infamous "Russia ads" derail collusion narrative "They showed support for Clinton"

Fox News: Scalise returns to Capitol Hill for first time since shooting, declares 'I'm back'

Washington Examiner: Chuck Schumer: Democrats, Republicans on 'verge' of bipartisan Obamacare fix

Josh Kraushaar - National Journal: Democrats lose touch with America

Fox News: Escape from Venezuela: Colombia border crossing mobbed as starving citizens flee

Thomson Reuters/CBC: White House lifts shipping restrictions to Maria-stricken Puerto Rico

Julie Kelly - American Greatness: More unsettled science on climate change

Washington Examiner: Donald Trump Jr. takes shot at New York Times Magazine writer for being 'surprised' that he flies commercial, economy class to Canadian Yukon

CTV News: Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder, dead at 91

Editorial - National Review: An opportunity for pro-growth and pro-family tax reform

Marc Thiessen - Fox News: The Warmbiers are right: North Korea should be back on the State Sponsors of Terror list

David A. Ricks - Wall Street Journal: Why tax American companies twice? The GOP plan would end the 35% ‘repatriation tax’ that makes it harder to compete — and create jobs

Fox News: Antifa leader, teacher Yvonne Felarca, 47, arrested at 'empathy tent' Berkeley brawl

Terence Corcoran - The Yucatan Times: Goodbye NAFTA, hello NATPA

Fox News: Alleged leaker Reality Winner hid NSA documents in pantyhose, report says

Paul Bedard - Washington Examiner: Record $135B a year cost for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY

Reuters: Wall St. gains on financials boost, tax hopes

Toronto Star: NHL Nashville Predators star P.K. Subban says he won’t kneel during U.S. anthem; Canadian hockey player would “never” kneel for 'Star-Spangled Banner' because he has too much respect for American flag

Washington Examiner: Trump preparing executive order to let Americans purchase health insurance across state lines

McClatchy DC: Border apprehensions surge as immigrants try to get in before Trump’s wall

Reuters: Senator says Russian internet trolls stoked NFL debate

Wichita Eagle: Trump plan promises huge tax cuts for business and individuals, slashing rates and boosting deductions

Reuters: California moves presidential primary from June to March for bigger say in candidate choice

The Hill: Grasping at straws, Dems now finger Reddit as Russian propaganda tool

McClatchy DC: U.S. to pull diplomats out of Havana but does not believe Cuba is behind sonic attacks on them

Reuters: U.S. student Otto Warmbier held in North Korea died of oxygen-starved brain: coroner

Pittsburgh Tribune: Maurkice Pouncey: Steelers will stand during national anthem

Breitbart: Federal legislation seeking to strip taxpayer funding from sports arenas gains momentum following national anthem protests

AP/Pittsburgh Tribune: Adidas exec, 4 coaches charged in NCAA college basketball bribery scheme

Fox News: Rockets, grenades fired at Kabul airport after Mattis arrival

The Hill: GOP health effort on hold indefinitely; moving on to tax reform

Live NOAA Advisory: Maria now Tropical Storm, max sustained winds of 70 mph; heading N at 5 mph; watches remain along NC/VA coasts

Politico: Moore's win spells trouble for GOP establishment in 2018

The Hill: Moore wins Alabama primary over Trump-backed Strange

Dinesh D'Souza - Fox News: Colin Kaepernick's big lie

AP/CBC: Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for the first time

Fox News: Trump speaks with Cowboys owner after protest: 'Players will stand for Country'

Politico: Donations pour in for woman who lost job after shooting robbery suspect

CBC: Twitter to test 280-character tweets, doubling old limit

Fox News: Donations pour in for woman who lost job after shooting robbery suspect

Politico: Russian-funded Facebook ads backed Stein, Sanders and Trump; very small purchase; unlikely any of candidates aware

Fox News: Embarrassment as Washington Post corrects its 'scoop' about Obama, Facebook and Russia

AP/NY Daily News: Construction starts on models of proposed Mexico border wall

Fox News: Sessions says DOJ will enter legal 'struggle' over free speech on campus, backing free speech

Crazy, man - Bloomberg: California considers combustion-engine car ban

Miami Herald: San Juan airport remains crippled by Hurricane Maria damage

Seoul - AP: Experts: North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack U.S. planes

Miami - AP: Visitors abandon vacations as Maria churns near Carolinas

Indonesia - AP: Fears of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus of 75,000

Miami Herald: The Florida Keys will officially reopen to tourists Sunday, nearly 3 weeks ahead of schedule

Financial Post: Top accountancy firm Deloitte has been hacked and client data breached

CP/Toronto Sun: Liberals spending $5.5M on ads touting hydro bill cuts

Terence Corcoran - Financial Post: Trudeau fires the shots of war — and hits himself in the foot

Global News: At least 1,000 planned rental units cancelled following new Ontario rent control rules: report

Gordon Isfeld - Financial Post: Enjoy it while it lasts. Headwinds are gathering for our economy’s growth spurt

Global News: CAMI strike: Union tables new deal, awaits GM’s response

CBC: Whitehorse man's homemade 'root heater' is growing veggies faster, longer

Bloomberg: Striking GM Canada autoworkers struggle with NAFTA realities

National Post: Melania Trump steps out on her own at Invictus Games with Prince Harry, Trudeau

David Pugliese - National Post: Federal government in court to challenge ruling it bungled $830M army truck purchase

BNN: Canadian economy can't handle third rate hike: Sun Life Global Investments [video]

CP/Global News: Attention intensifies around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Invictus Games

Reuters: Canada posts $17.8B deficit in 2016-2017

David Akin - Global News: Poll finds Scheer’s Tories ahead of Trudeau’s Liberals but can we believe it?

News 1130: Watts enters the running for BC Liberal leadership, resigns as Tory MP

Forum Research poll: Conservatives could win at least a minority govt if election held today; even without Scheer firmly established; Conservatives 39%, Liberals 35%, NDP 15%, Bloc 5%, Green 4%

Barrie Today: Chief Canadian NAFTA negotiator not expecting progress on auto content rules

CBC: RCMP inks deal to return Louis Riel artifacts to Métis people

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: The jurisdictional impairment of Kathleen Wynne

CTV News: Deletion of gas-plant emails was deliberate attempt to keep info secret, Crown says

CBC: Crown sets out case in trial of 2 Dalton McGuinty staffers: breach of trust, mischief

CBC: Liberal, Conservative and NDP Premiers challenge Trudeau over controversial tax proposals

Toronto Star: Canada sanctions Venezuelan President, cohorts

Toronto - AP: Canadian retailers see potential NAFTA change as threat

CBC: 'It could be catastrophic': Morneau draws criticism from business, concerns from Nova Scotia Liberal Premier

Global News: Mastermind Toys eyes expansion in Canada to 60 stores by end of year as Toys ‘R’ Us flounders

Antonella Artuso - Toronto Sun: Private member's bill seeks to outlaw possession of pill presses for manufacturing counterfeit drugs

Alan Carter - Global News: Sudbury byelection trial and the unravelling of the promise of Kathleen Wynne

Toronto Sun: Wynne government still approving inefficient, high-cost, environment damaging wind turbine projects

CBC: Liberal MP warns against 'class warfare' rhetoric on proposed Trudeau tax changes

Times-Colonist: Canada-EU trade enters new era of openness as CETA comes into force

AFP: House-cleaning, walking to work, staves off death: Lancet study

Anthony Furey - Toronto Sun: M-103 talk turns to prosecution, censorship

CBC: GM laying off 255 at St. Catharines plant due to strike at CAMI facility in Ingersoll

David Akin - Global News: At the United Nations, Justin Trudeau turns Canada away from the world and to his country’s failures

CBC: Flames reveal $275M offer, saying they're scrapping pursuit of new arena

Nadia Alam - Toronto Star: Trudeau’s sinister stand against doctors

John Ivison - National Post: Resurrected TPP could get done this year and Canada is better off without U.S. in it

Global News: Dianne Watts to seek BC Liberal leadership, step down as Conservative MP

CP24: Accused ISIS terrorist at centre of Canadian Tire terror incident will face judge and jury trial

Scanadal two years old elsewhere - CBC: Ontario ministry searches Volkswagen Canada offices in emissions scandal

Lorrie Goldstein - Toronto Sun: Trudeau's strange ideas about small business

Blackburn: Wiarton Willie dead at 13; prognosticator's understudy, Wee Willie, 2, to take on Groundhog Day role

CBC: Sudbury by-election trial, Day 10 - bribery with public money?

Napanee: ABcann expansion plans on track as it receives $11.9M from exercise of warrants

Globe and Mail: Peter Munk says his historic $100M donation to cardiac centre a 'gift of gratitude' to Canada

CBC: 100,000 Canadian victims: What we know about the Equifax breach — and what we don't

John Ivison - National Post: Trudeau doubles down on class war declaration to shore up progressive vote; the demonization of ‘the wealthy’ will continue. It is in the Liberals’ political interests to make some Canadians worse off, rather than trying to make life better for everyone

Toronto Star: Toys ‘R’ Us will file for bankruptcy protection in Canada; follows Chapter 11 filing in U.S.

William Watson - Financial Post: Surprise! Child poverty in Canada comes from divorce, not capitalism

Global News: Hurricane Maria: Air Canada sends 5 flights to bring people home before the storm hits

Financial Post: Trudeau, Scheer draw election battle lines over small biz tax proposal

Global News: Liberals poised to make housing a right in new homelessness strategy

Financial Post: Canada flagged as hidden $14 trillion credit bubble stokes global crisis fears

Ottawa - Global News: Fumbling Liberals expected to release full scope of asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada in August

Iqaluit - National Post: Despite fears, crime not spiking following explosive opening of Nunavut's first liquor store

Tasha Kheiriddin - Global News: Trudeau needs a legal weed market by 2019 — and Wynne is happy to help

Reuters: Canada watchdog asks Equifax to help citizens impacted by breach

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Time for Reality TV in Parliament — get the cameras out or let them all the way in

Reuters: Facebook to launch election integrity effort in Canada; so it doesn't do what it did in U.S. in 2016

David Pugliese - National Post: Trudeau threatens to not buy Boeing Super Hornets Canada shouldn't be buying anyway, as oddball negotiating tactic

Reuters: Canadian teens tried to use Christmas lights for bomb: prosecutor

Toronto: Public trust in science news is low, study conducted for Ontario Science Centre reveals

Ingersoll - BNN: GM plant workers in Ontario strike as talks with union fail

CBC: RCMP exchange gunfire with suspect in Tatamagouche after woman found dead

Global News: Only 2 weeks left until winter tires mandatory in parts of B.C. as snow predicted for parts of southern Interior

CTV News: Byelections to be held in October in Tory-held ridings in Quebec and Alberta; formerly held by Lebel and Ambrose

Regina Leader-Post: Kids as young as 12 will be able to legally possess weed under federal marijuana legislation

Windsor Star: West Nile virus claims champion of Windsor arts, culture scene

Financial Post: Ontario heading into ‘uncharted waters’ with $15 minimum wage, study warns

Rex Murphy - National Post: For Trudeau, governing is entirely about sweet words, not action

Hill Times: It’s show time: fall sitting critical for Trudeau to start delivering results, say political players

Conrad Black - National Post: The Liberals' tax reforms will be a national disaster

Terence Corcoran - Financial Post: Why the rich should revolt — and it's not for the reasons they think

Rob Breakenridge - Global News: Ontario and the no good, horrible, very bad marijuana plan

Chantal Hébert - Hill Times: Latest plan won’t stunt marijuana black market

CBC: From fire to ice? Special weather statement warns of cold front in central B.C.

Andrew Coyne - National Post: Dangerous days lie ahead for symbol over substance Liberals

CP/Times Colonist: Manitoba NDP pick rookie MLA, Indigenous author Wab Kinew as party and Opposition leader

Durham Region: Toronto-Montreal hyperloop wins popularity contest, would take 39 minutes; Canadian test route on horizon?

Christie Blatchford - National Post: First Nation's $550K powwow is no surprise for band's members

Global News: Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders calls for review of 911 communications centre

BNN: Toronto's condo boom persists, even as house prices cool

Hill Times: Election 2019 campaign unofficially underway, expect ‘sharpened eyes’ on Liberals this fall, say opposition MPs

LA Times: Fearful of Trump's America, asylum seekers from across the globe illegally stream into Canada

Global News: Nova Scotia Liberal MP says changes to proposed Trudeau tax plan needed to make it ‘supportable’

Leslie Young - Global News: Shoppers still spending at Canada’s biggest malls, researchers say

Sandy Crux - Crux of the Matter: ALL Canadian Conservatives need to support Andrew Scheer to win in 2019!

Roy Green - Global News: Ontario election next year a dry run for federal version in 2019

Reuters: Asylum seekers walking into Canada's Quebec more than doubled in August

Don Braid - Calgary Herald: Arena faceoff turns into political power struggle

Toronto Star: Quebec man wanted in connection with Amber alert captured by OPP in Griffith, Ontario after sighting in Napanee

Global News: Canada’s privacy watchdog opens up probe into Equifax hack

Toronto Star: Omar Khadr’s request for unsupervised visits with sister rejected

Quebec - Global News: Mother of 6-year-old boy taken in Amber Alert in St. Eustache found dead

CBC: Equifax faces mounting pressure after data breach as CAA reveals 10,000 clients hit

Global News: NDP launch national ‘end pension theft’ campaign in Hamilton

CBC: At least 5 Canadian diplomats and families hit by mysterious 'sound attacks' in Cuba

BNN: Ontario needs to stop treating wineries like tax problems: Peller

Hill Times: Liberal MP Arnold Chan dies after 3-year battle with cancer

Global News: Court case over fired New Brunswick janitor prompts debate over meaning of ‘Kafkaesque’

Desperate times, desperate measures - Sudbury Star: Witnesses describe Liberal discord in Sudbury after intervention by Wynne flunkies

Science, eh - CBC: Federal researchers lose pricey new submersible in Pacific on first deployment

Sudbury Star: MP Thibeault's switch created 'chaos,' staffer recalls

CBC: Omar Khadr seeks to ease bail conditions, get unrestricted access to controversial sister

Playing with fire - Toronto Star: Wynne threatens trade retaliation if Trump imposes ‘Buy American’ policies

CBC: Ottawa commits $50M to get all 25 Nunavut communities faster internet by 2019

Soo Today: Sault relief workers in Florida working 16-hour days after Hurricane Irma

John Ivison - National Post: General has sobering news for politicians who assume U.S. missiles will defend Canada

CP24: Smoke-screen; Liberals' legal threat against Brown 'will be ignored,' PC leader says

CBC: 'The fire is out of control': Southwestern Alberta wildfire quadruples in size in 2 days

National Post: Nearly 600 federal NDP members receive extra ballots ahead of leadership vote

Michele Mandel - Toronto Sun: Wynne slick and well-rehearsed as she stands at trial; credible?

National Post: Four hours to escape: Residents of historic Alberta village scramble to flee wildfire’s path

CBC: Trudeau Christmas vacation cost taxpayers nearly twice what he originally claimed, over $215,000

Financial Post: Morneau's tax changes are so complex and unfair, they'll turn accountants bald—and rich

Reuters: Boom under Harper led Canadian wage growth to accelerate: census

CBC: Hootsuite CEO says tax changes for small business could hamper innovation

Tom Adams and Parker Gallant - Financial Post: Judgement Day finally comes for the Ontario Liberals' gas-plant scandal

Kelly McParland - National Post: So Wynne's grand plan was unionizing your drug dealer

Reuters: Northern Ireland leaders appeal to VP Pence on Bombardier challenge

Sportsnet: Flames no longer interested in pursuing new Calgary arena

iPolitics: Liberal Wayne Easter, Finance Committee Chair, blasts tax changes: legislation drafter "doesn’t have a clue about the amount of effort that goes into being a small business or how it’s established"

Hope Standard: Police ask Ottawa to postpone date for legal pot beyond July 2018; more time and money needed to catch drug-impaired drivers

CTV News: Two in Windsor die from West Nile virus; first reported in Canada this year

CBC: Cardston County declares emergency, evacuees flee homes as Waterton Lakes fire burns out of control

André Picard - Globe and Mail: Ontario’s pot-store plan is legitimate – and pathetic

CBC: Guillermo del Toro says he'd like his own film studio in Hamilton; loves 'the Ambitious City'

CTV News: Canada deploys assessment team to Caribbean to determine how to help hurricane victims

Globe and Mail: Canadians stranded by Hurricane Irma criticize federal government’s rescue efforts; Trudeau MIA

CBC: Conservative leader says Liberal 'arrogance' behind tax changes, pipeline snag

CP/CTV News: The story of NAFTA, as told from a Canadian auto plant in Mexico

CTV News: Trudeau marks 9/11 by attending Come From Away forum in Newfoundland

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: Chumming the waters of failed Liberal ethics

TSN: NHL Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote dead at 85

Antonella Artuso - Toronto Sun: Gas plants e-mail trial starts Monday; Liberals' billion-dollar boondoggle cost every Ontarian

Hi-Tech Facts: Fentanyl detected in 81% of overdose deaths, BC Coroners Service says

CBC: BC Liberals expel Darryl Plecas from party after Speaker move

David Reevely - Ottawa Citizen: Ontario Government's rosy financials grow in a bed of BS

Global News: CBSA union outraged over delay in health notice from Health Canada on asylum seekers

Bloomberg: Canada pot stocks rally as Ontario Govt plans to open 150 stores

Reuters: Canada loses 88,000 full-time jobs, adds 110,000 part-time jobs during August; unemployment down to 6.2%

Sportsnet: MLB strangely rejects Montreal offer to host relief fundraiser games between Tampa and Yankees during Hurricane Irma

What court case? - CBC: Ontario to create cannabis control board, open up to 60 storefronts, sources say; not in LCBO outlets

Chis Selley - National Post: Day one of the Sudbury Liberal by-election trial — what is a 'candidate,' anyway? All the evidence is on tape. If Gerry Lougheed and Pat Sorbara are found not guilty, they're still not going to look very good

Global News: Man at centre of Ontario Liberal bribery allegations believed party jobs were on offer

Reuters: Canada producer prices drop 1.5%, biggest fall in 30 months

Nunavut - CBC: Iqaluit opens first liquor store since the 1970s; expected to impact bootleggers

CTV News: Quebecer who survived Irma on 'devastated' Saint Martin calls it terrifying; Canadian frigate on standby

CBC: Crown reveals former Sudbury NDP MP and now Liberal MPP Glenn Thibeault's demands for defection to Liberals; defence says Libs' internal machinations no concern of public

CP/Global News: Ontario says 2016 deficit was $991M, Auditor General says Liberal Govt ‘understating’ deficit

CTV News: Why Canadians who own Florida homes need both hurricane and flood insurance

Global News: Toronto to bid for Amazon’s second North American headquarters and its 50,000 jobs

North Bay Nugget: Drama level high for Liberal bribery trial

CTV News: Canadian who joined ISIS died in 2015; was a prominent fighter, recruiter and fundraiser for ISIS: U.S. officials

CBC: 2 ethics trials of Liberal insiders pose test for Kathleen Wynne; Liberal campaign director, fundraiser face bribery charges; two McGuinty aides charged with breach of trust

Global News: Concerns grow in the GTA about 911 wait times after Global News report

Global News: Toronto mayor, Cinespace break ground on Cinespace film studio expansion in Toronto’s west end

Victoria - CBC: Fentanyl detected in 81% of illicit drug deaths in B.C. in 2017, coroner says

Candice Malcolm - Toronto Sun: Stupid things Trudeau says

Windsor - CBC: Liberals 'betrayed neighbourhood' by allowing new bridge

BNN: Canada's Big Five banks boost prime rates again after Bank of Canada raises benchmark

Financial Post: Trudeau carbon tax to shrink economy by $3B hurt loonie, study warns

Windsor: Ambassador Bridge owners given Canadian permit for replacement bridge between Windsor and Detroit

Coquitlam - CTV News: No one behind the wheel of dump truck in double fatal Lougheed Highway crash

CTV News: 42% of Ontarians live paycheque to paycheque: survey

Toronto Sun: Stakes high for Wynne as Election Act bribery trial begins for two Liberals; crooked and incompetent?

Surrey Now Leader: B.C. dad seeks legal change so that kids can ride bus alone

Global News: Toronto woman, Rehab Dughmosh, who pledged allegiance to ISIS in court deemed fit to stand trial; calls people in coutroom 'infidels'

CBC: Loonie jumps to highest level in 2 years as Bank of Canada raises benchmark interest rate again; borrowing costs expected to follow suit

Forum Research: Support for Ontario Premier Wynne declining in Toronto; 73% disapprove of her job performance

Nanny state run amok: How fact-free parenting policies rob our kids of independence

CBC: Judges taking over bail hearings in Ottawa, Toronto

Marie-Danielle Smith - National Post: Government added privacy protections to MyDemocracy.ca contract only after privacy commissioner began investigation: documents

Don Pittis - CBC: Canadian borrowers wait and wonder if rates will rise tomorrow

Kelly McParland - National Post: Boring ACC rebranding sign of decline in interesting arena names; why not Scotiabank Gardens (across Bay St. from new CIBC HQ)?

Globe and Mail: Ontario high school students to negotiate final grades in experiment

Andrew Coyne - National Post: With North Korea, we are left with but one realistic alternative. It involves missiles

Toronto - Daily Courier: Canada's largest school board extends ban on Snapchat, Instagram, Netflix; their school hours usage eats up wi-fi network

Calgary Herald: Cenovus selling Pelican Lake operations to Canadian Natural for $975M

Global News: Liberal caucus retreat to focus on small business tax, other hot-button topics

Global News: OPP dismantle relocated blockade in Caledonia

CP24: NAFTA: Early sticking points encountered on numerous issues

CTV News: 'The Canadian construction sector is for sale,' as Aecon looks for a bidder

Naive - CBC: Trudeau condemns North Korean missile testing, calls test 'a clear and present threat,' asks UN to step in

Forum Research poll: Ontario: PC 40%, NDP 27%, Liberal 25%

CTV News: Honda settles some Takata lawsuits for $605M

Angus Reid poll: 57% of Canadians disapprove of Liberals handling of illegal border crossers; 53% say country ‘too generous’

Liberal danger zone - Global News: Justin Trudeau ‘will make no apologies’ for proposed radical tax changes that have put small business into turmoil

Winter coming - Toronto Star: Canada looks into heated trailers for asylum seekers

CBC: Liberal MPs ask Morneau to tweak small-business tax changes to stave off an electoral backlash

Christie Blatchford - National Post: School policing program latest casualty of the tyranny of a minority

Globe and Mail: TSX dips in broad retreat

Robert Fulford - National Post: How neo-liberal became bad, then good, then bad again

Toronto Star: Price of a litre of gas to rise by nine cents Saturday: expert

Panic - CBC: Federal government expanding would-be asylum seekers outreach beyond Haitian community; 6,000+ have crossed illegally into Quebec from New York since July

Toronto Star: Second round of NAFTA talks begins in Mexico City

Adrian Morrow - Globe and Mail: Trump's rhetoric has Mexico bracing for worst in NAFTA talks

Toronto Star: Migrant flight to Canada has big impact on Miami’s Little Haiti

Global News: Trudeau says he respects MP Darshan Kang’s decision to resign from Liberal caucus, won’t say if he asked him to

Toronto Star: Now UN wants to micro-manage Canada's immigration system

Editorial - Napanee Beaver: Patrick Brown on right track

Mark Bonokoski - Toronto Sun: As 50% of small business fail, Liberals plan to tax them more

Chronicle-Herald: Morneau calls nervous Liberal MPs as backlash to small biz tax proposals grows

Kelly McParland - National Post: Wasting a few hundred million is how Ontario Liberal cabinet ministers are trained

Peter Howell - Toronto Star: What’s the hottest TIFF title? Film buffs offer 25 good bets

Peter Shawn Taylor - Financial Post: Coming soon, another costly burden on harried homeowners — mandatory energy audits

Toronto Star: Skip Prokop, Lighthouse co-founder and drummer, dead at 74

CBC: Calgary MP Darshan Kang leaves Liberal caucus; denies allegations of sexual harassment

Toronto Star: No charges in Halifax ‘Proud Boys’ incident as servicemen return to duties: Navy

Toronto Sun: Ontario bringing up the rear in job creation

Toronto Star: Is Doug Ford poised to announce he’ll run for mayor?

Sue-Ann Levy - Toronto Sun: Don't let door hit you on way out: Councillors to Keesmaat

CBC: Widespread anger over controversial Liberal tax proposals to be focus at Govt caucus retreat

Toronto - Global News: Harvey: GTA gas prices could see sharp hike in coming days due to flooding, damage

CBC: Over 6,000 FedEx Canada employees will now help search for abducted children

Jerry Dias - Huffington Post: NAFTA took good Canadian jobs and made them bad ones in Mexico

Ontario - CBC: Government gets failing grade again despite $60M boost; half of Grade 6 students failed to meet province's math standard for 2nd year

Global News: B.C. slo-pitch player struck in head by thrown ball dies in hospital

Huffington Post: Jean-Francois Lisee, PQ leader, doubles down on remarks about Trudeau, illegal asylum seekers

CBC: Bernier vows to embrace Conservative critic role, be silent about supply management

John Ivison - National Post: Scheer and Poilievre to debut bon cop/bad cop double act

CBC: Conservative MP Gerry Ritz, 66, to announce his resignation, sources say

Huffington Post: Former white supremacists in Canada head up 'Life After Hate', an organization that provides support and counselling to white supremacists who want a way out

Toronto - CBC: Lost underground? New PATH mapping system rolling out in the spring

Andrew Coyne - National Post: With 'shadow cabinet,' Andrew Scheer puts a softer face on Conservatives

CBC: National Energy Board OKs Trans Mountain expansion of Burnaby terminal; met all 157 conditions

Huffington Post: CIBC argues against ‘free market’ education, calls for lower tuitions

Chatham Daily News: Turbine protesters chain selves together in North Kent to protest well water damage from pile-driving

Weak? - Toronto Star: $134M claim against Khadr is based on false information and should be thrown out, lawyer argues

Edmonton Sun: 'Mouths are going to drop': Telus World of Science planetarium theatre to feature 10K resolution, highest in world

Calgary - CBC: Gas-and-dash manslaughter sentencing to hear posthumous statement from victim's husband

Globe and Mail: Toronto's Air Canada Centre to be renamed Scotiabank Arena in $800M deal

CBC: 2 Canadians indicted over brawl at Turkish ambassador's U.S. residence in Washington

CBC: 'A Hail Mary pass': how the Port of Prince Rupert became a player in the world of global trade

Toronto Star: Liberal MP offered woman $100K to keep quiet about sexual harassment claim, father alleges

Montreal Gazette: Montreal police on bicycle patrol arrest fugitive on U.S. most-wanted list

Financial Post: New mortgage rules could depress housing demand by another 10%: TD

Kevin Donovan - Toronto Star: ORNGE’s mistakes led to deaths of four in ‘flight into total darkness,’ court told

Global News: Take John A. Macdonald’s name off schools, said no majority of Canadians, anywhere: Angus Reid poll

CTV News: 'Many streets' flooded in Windsor after heavy rain

Montreal Gazette: PQ leader wants Ottawa to pay for influx of illegal asylum seekers

Thomas Walkom - Toronto Star: Sir John A. not the only Prime Minister who wouldn’t pass muster today

John Ibbitson - Globe and Mail: Trudeau’s shuffle reveals two truths about Liberal cabinet

Toronto Star: Tories ask Auditor General to investigate controversial new GO stations

Joe O'Connor - National Post: The language of hockey in Quebec: Why it's actually not French

Editorial - Toronto Star: Metrolinx must re-think approval of two new GO stations; should be based on evidence, not political pressure

CBC: Maryland court releases Payette divorce documents; questions remain

Toronto Star: Provinces agree legal pot must be competitive with black market, Bill Blair says

Live NOAA model: Maria now a Tropical Storm, about to head East


National Post: 'At the complete mercy of the hurricane': Hurricane
Maria's force not seen in Puerto Rico in 'modern history'

Toronto Star: Canadian skier injured in 1978 is right at home in Finlay Home

Scott Finlay, ready for a race before the accident. Scott Finlay was a promising 21-year-old ski racer when he suffered a devastating brain injury in a ski crash at the 1978 Canadian championships in Lake Louise, Alberta, that left him almost completely paralyzed and unable to speak. His family has cared for him ever since. Through their efforts a facility in Napanee now offers the same quality of care for Scott and others. Scott's accident led to robust crash fencing for ski racing to protect from the trees and rocks he hit. ~ Finlay Family Photo

Daily Mail: Man, 18, arrested under Terrorism Act in Dover in 'significant' breakthrough in Parsons Green bucket bomb probe; threat level remains 'critical' as army take to the streets

Columbia U: Great headline ("Skin patch dissolves 'love handles' in mice") underplays
health benefits of local delivery of fat-shrinking drug to treat obesity and diabetes


Tampa Bay: Hurricane Irma: Florida winners and losers aplenty

London - AP: UK threat level raised to 'critical' after subway bombing

NASA: Cassini spacecraft ends historic exploration of Saturn

NASA says goodbye to the great Cassini

Pasadena - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Cassini: End of mission timeline

Mandy Miles - Key West Citizen: ‘Stay (away)… Just a little bit longer’

Key West Citizen: Monroe County Mayor Neugent: "The Lower Keys have
been hammered. Marathon pales in comparison. The destruction is amazing"
The U.S. Coast Guard is protecting island from invading looters and others

Key West Citizen: At least 8 dead in Keys, damage in 100s of millions
FEMA: over 90% of homes in Keys sustained damage or were destroyed

Ottawa - CBC: Senator Beyak says it's time to end Canadian apartheid: "Let's stop the
guilt and blame and find a way to live together and share. All Canadians are then free to preserve their cultures in their own communities, on their own time, with their own dime"

Orlando Sentinel: Post-Irma 5.6 million without power in Florida

Arlington - AP: President Trump on 9/11: 'America cannot be intimidated'

New York: Solemn, personal ceremonies as U.S. commemorates 9/11

Miami, Fort Lauderdale airports remain closed; West Palm to re-open Monday afternoon

Daily Beast: Bin Laden son poised to unify terrorists worldwide

Fox News: Drone video of Naples, Florida flooding, destruction

Video shot by drone in Naples, Florida shows impact of heavy rains in widespread flooding, some damage to housing, infrastructure.

Not finished with Florida: Degraded Irma causes record flooding in Jacksonville

Live NOAA model: Tropical storm Irma heads for Georgia, Alabama


Sunday 11:47 pm: Hurricane Irma losing eye, still monster at 100 mph


Live NOAA surge/flooding map: 11 pm: Inundation/surge risk remains high

Live NOAA Advisory: 11 pm: Hurricane Irma still a Cat 2 with 100 mph sustained winds; tornado risks; storm surge warnings drop to 6 ft; heading North at 14 mph

NHC/SFWMD tracking models: Irma predicted paths were too far West;
Marco Island landfall smothered destructive energy, saved Tampa



St. Petersburg/Tampa: Evacuate or hunker down now

Miami Herald: Irma's time-lapse path of infamy; record-breaking monster of September

NBC News: Irma: Even with supercomputers, model uncertainty is only certainty

Washington Examiner: North Korea "begging for war" says Haley to UN

Bloomberg: Irma now a Cat 5 as threat grows for Caribbean, Florida mainland and Keys

Washington Post: North Korea H-bomb triggers M6.3, M4.1 earthquakes, ups ante

WSJ: North Korea claims test of Hydrogen Bomb for long-range missile a success

USA Today: North Korea test success for missile-ready H-bomb: state-run TV

Toronto Star: Russian consulate in San Francisco empties after U.S. orders shutdown

The San Francisco Fire Department says acrid, black smoke seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco was apparently from a fire burning in a fireplace. The smoke was seen billowing from the consulate building a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure. ~ Eric Risberg AP

Seth DuChene - Napanee Beaver: Patrick Brown: "My motivation is this: I don’t want
to settle for an Ontario that’s a 'have-not' province. I don’t want to settle for an Ontario
where we spend more in interest payments than we do on hospitals..."

NHL.com: Matthews, Marner likenesses crop up in New Brunswick corn maze

On a farm in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, two of the Toronto Maple Leafs young players are outstanding in their field. Both a century of the Maple Leafs and their promise for the future are being celebrated this season in a 6-acre field on the Hunter Brothers Farm about 150 miles NW of Saint John. It's the latest of 17 annual corn-maze creations by brothers Chip and Tom Hunter, fourth-generation farmers who for 38 years have worked soil that's been family-owned since 1890. The helmeted, visored likenesses of Toronto forwards Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner are featured this season with a gigantic Maple Leafs logo and a banner reading '100 Seasons', all part of a colossal maze through which the public soon will be invited to wander.

Daily Mail: China claims its knock-off version of hyperloop, the 'flying train' will
travel at 2,485 mph; but initial goal is 621 mph, slower than Musk's original


State-run space contractors gave no timeline along with their announcement. They claim 'flying train' would be 10 times faster than the world's fastest bullet train - which is also in China. The contractors announced they would be transporting the 'flying train' to 60 or so countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Charlotte Hsu - Phys.org: Anti-depressants found in rock bass and nine other
species' fish brains in Niagara River; connects Great Lakes Erie and Ontario

CBC: U.S. sends elite warplanes to South Korea in show of force

USA Today: As Harvey spins north, who's getting wet and wilded next?


[top] NWS radar this morning (August 31st, 8:40 a.m.) shows Harvey's wide reach as it spins north from Louisiana. [bottom] The predicted path for next few days from NOAA. But the historic storm's impact will be felt hundreds of miles away in every direction as it continues to dump rain and affect continental weather patterns in the United States and Canada into Labour Day weekend.

USA Today: Nanomachines which rapidly kill cancer cells may replace painful chemo

CBC: Explosions reported at flood-damaged Arkema chemical plant outside Houston;
is without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as temperatures rise


Two rescuers from U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 are lowered to a house Wednesday after tropical storm Harvey flooded Beaumont, Texas.

Telegraph: Nanomachines which rapidly kill cancer cells may replace painful chemo

KHOU: Houston begins to dry out as death toll reaches 22 from Harvey

AP: Harvey pays a return visit, swamps evacuee shelter in Texas

Tevi Troy - Wall Street Journal: Trump’s reassuring hurricane response

CBC: Toll 18 dead; Harvey comes ashore again, now in Louisiana

Flooded Tidwell Road in Houston.

AP: Crippled Houston watches dams, levees; forecast offers hope

Global News: Donald Trump visits Harvey-hit areas, promises full relief efforts

Heavy: Why wasn’t Houston evacuated before Hurricane Harvey?
Governor believed in dire forecasts that came true, mayor didn't, put lives at risk

ABC News: Houston's Democrat Mayor defends his decision not to evacuate city;
anger rising as people lose cars and homes to floodwaters and unrelenting rain


A stranded motorist escapes floodwaters on Interstate 225 after Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf coast with rain causing mass flooding, in Houston, Texas, August 27, 2017. ~ Nick Oxford Reuters

Texas flood disaster - Chicago Tribune: Harvey has dumped 9 trillion gallons of water

ABC News: Houston flooding from Harvey may be worst ever: Texas Guv

CBS News: Harvey continues to cause "catastrophic flooding": National Hurricane Center

Next? Is a 200-300 mile range enough for Tesla to break into electric trucking?

U.S. Long-haul Trucking: From the bureau of Transportation Statistics: “Long-haul freight truck traffic in the U.S. is concentrated on major routes connecting population centers, ports, border crossings, and other major hubs of activity. Except for Route 99 in California and a few toll roads and border connections, most of the heaviest traveled routes are on the Interstate System.”

Fox News: Hurricane Harvey pounds Texas with 'catastrophic' rains, high winds

Hurricane Harvey is now moving inland and has dropped to Category 1 strength, but its winds are spanning out and dumping heavy rain. This graphic from excellent website https://www.ventusky.com shows you the wind bands that are saturating Texas with rain.

NBC News: Category 4 Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas

After a relative lull of 12 years, Hurricane Harvey will hit Texas with similar impact to 2005's Katrina. Thousands of residents had fled parts of coastal Texas ahead of the storm, and the state’s governor warned people to leave low-lying areas. The National Hurricane Center warned of 12-foot storm surges and warned of up to 40 inches of rain in some areas through Wednesday.

San Antonio - Fox News: Port Lavaca, Texas mandatory evacuation; 12-ft storm surge expected; latest says up to 4.5 ft of rain expected

ABC News: Texas coastal residents urged to leave in 'strongest possible terms'
as Hurricane Harvey intensifies in the Gulf; first big one in years?


Harvey takes aim at Texas coast and experts urge that it's time to "head for the hills" and leave the low coastal areas.
You can find these satellite images at: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/wxloop.old.cgi?vis1km_east+1 as both still photos and video looping images.

National Post: Liberals facing calls for longer-term solution to illegal migration from U.S.

Canadian soldiers set up tents to house asylum seekers at the NAV centre in Cornwall, Ontario just a few weeks before frost. ~ Graham Hughes National Post

Bellingham - CTV News: Tons of Atlantic salmon released into Pacific
after eclipse's high tides break farm net; potential crisis for Pacific salmon


Freedom for Atlantic salmon [shown] may be curtains for their cousins the Pacific salmon. Fishers are urged to catch as many as they can, with no limit.

Afghanistan speech - Fox News: Trump rejects ‘timetables’, says won't tell the enemy
his troop numbers or plans, ups pressure on Pakistan, refocuses on ‘killing terrorists’


President Trump outlined a comprehensive new strategy Monday night for achieving a “lasting peace” in Afghanistan – rejecting what he called “arbitrary timetables” for the U.S. troop presence, ratcheting up pressure on Pakistan to stop harboring militants and vowing to refocus the mission on “killing terrorists,” not nation-building.

Barcelona - AP: Police shoot and kill Barcelona mass killer Abouyaaqoub

Darkness day: Total solar eclipse cloud forecast quite certain now

Total cloud cover forecast for 2 p.m. Eastern, August 21, 2017. ~ weatherbell.com/Mark Torregrossa MLive

Canada: Local times of maximum eclipse will vary nationwide

CTV News: How, when and where to watch Monday's solar eclipse in Canada

Quebec City: So-called 'anti-fascists' violently clash with police, attack media

An anti-immigration rally and counter-protest in Quebec City descended into violence and vandalism as so-called 'antifa' thugs wreaked havoc on everything in their path. The masked anarchists hurled bottles, chairs and lit flares, and destroyed Global News TV camera as Mike Armstrong and a Global News cameraperson were caught up in the chaos. When will authorities deem antifa a terror group and make them pay for their damages?

Variety: Jerry Lewis, comedy legend, dead at 91
edgy, funny man, filmmaker; raised over $2.5B for muscular dystrophy


Jerry Lewis, a star since 1946, first headlined in Las Vegas in 1949 and most recently appeared there in 2016. He starred in dozens of movies directed by himself and others, in partnership with Dean Martin on stage and in film for a decade, on TV, and in raising money for MD with his annual telethon for decades. He described himself as "impatient", and some considered him abrasive when not performing.

American Thinker: Hottest year on record? Not exactly - the chart shows a different story

Collingwood - COPA: Tribunal quashes controversial 500-ft wind turbines near 2 airports

Above, smaller wind turbines near Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport. On August 16, 2017, the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal revoked the 8-turbine Collingwood project's approval on the basis it would cause serious harm to human health (pilots and passengers) and that no effective means to mitigate those harms had been presented. The controversial project was raised in the Ontario Legislature last year, with the Wynne Government voting down a private member’s bill to revoke the approval as an obvious threat to safety. Despite lobbying efforts by COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association) and its members, the Federal Minister of Transportation refused to exercise his authority pursuant to the Aeronautics Act to stop the project as a threat to aviation safety.

CBS: Swan boats shut down, vendors shooed as nervous Beantowners
prep for free speech event in Boston Common

Daily Caller: Bannon says he resigned two weeks ago, left today

updated NY Times gets it wrong: Bannon resigned
August 7th, leaving delayed by Charlottesville

Burlington - Global News: Burned Baptist church was vandalized with ISIS graffiti


Firefighters were called to Trinity Baptist Church on Appleby Line, north of Hwy 407, just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Pictures posted online show that the church was also vandalized. Graffiti spray painted on the side of the 126-yr-old building spelled out ‘ISIS’ and ‘ISIS will remaim’.

Spain - Guardian: Attackers in Audi at Cambrils hit "several pedestrians"
before police killed all 5 from car, who were "carrying explosive belts"

Cambrils - ITV: Five shot dead as Spanish police 'stop second terror attack'

Barcelona - Bloomberg: 13 dead but Catalan regional govt says
death toll could rise; at least 100 injured, driver not caught

Barcelona - Mirror: Horrific videos show bodies and blood strewn
across ground after deadly ISIS-claimed terror attack

CBS News: At least 13 dead in Barcelona after van plows into crowd
in terror attack, according to Spanish media reports

Barcelona: Two gunmen storm Turkish restaurant and take hostages
after Las Ramblas terror van rampage leaves dead and injured in wake

RCS: Winter comes early to the Arctic – Greenland gains 33% above normal ice

Marketwatch: Canada places three cities in top 5 of Economist Intelligence
Unit’s 10th annual Global Livability Ranking of 140 cities around the world


The Southbank Pedestrian Bridge in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne was ranked Number 1 in the Global Livability Ranking for the seventh consecutive year.

Freetown: Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide, 600 still missing

updated Toronto - CBC: CN Tower's broadcast antenna fire extinguished

updated The fire in the broadcasting antenna of Toronto's CN Tower started around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters extinguished it within 4 hours, shutting off power to the antenna mast atop the tower and evacuating all personnel from the structure. Over the air signals will be affected for an undetermined period of time. At 1,815.3 ft high, the CN Tower in Toronto was the world's tallest man-made structure for 32 years, until 2007. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. ~ CBC

CBC: Treasonous Chelsea Manning banned from Canada

The Hill: NASCAR owners say they wouldn’t tolerate national anthem protests at races

NY Post: Former Congressman Anthony Weiner gets 21-month prison sentence

Global News: Person carrying guns near White House arrested: U.S. Secret Service

Reuters: Trump's new travel ban could be harder to fight in court: experts

Reuters: ABB buys GE business for $2.6B in bet it can boost margins

Jed Babbin - American Spectator: Unmasking: Yet another abuse of Powers

Nashville - AP: Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

Monica Showalter - American Thinker: Alejandro Villanueva's courageous - and lonely - stand for the flag

CBS News: Steelers lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a veteran of three tours of duty in Afghanistan, refuses to join anthem protest

Bautzen - AP: German nationalists seek to allay fears; show cracks at top

Spiegel: Merkel lands fourth term, but at what cost?

Sydney - ABC: Australian space agency to employ thousands and tap $420B industry, Govt says

Bloomberg: Springsteen tickets hit $10,000, and Wall Street gets scalped

Florida - AP: 1st cruise ship since Irma docks in Key West; KW airport has re-opened for commercial service

Washington Times: Sure, players can kneel — and NFL’s customers should walk

Politico: Trump replaces temporary travel ban with restrictions on more countries; drops Sudan

Daily Caller: Trump wins when the NFL takes a knee

NY Post: Patriots fans rain boos on own players for anthem protest

Wayne Allyn Root - Las Vegas Review-Journal: Looming Obamagate will make Watergate look like a misdemeanour

BBC: Merkel wins, but the winner doesn't take it all, nationalist breakthrough, coalition talks expected

Liz Peek - Fox News: McCain’s defection on health care is inexcusable

Death wish - CBC: Trump has made 'our rockets' visit' to U.S. mainland inevitable, North Korean foreign minister says

BBC: North Korea: Tremor detected near weapons' test site

Reuters: France to skip 2018 Winter Games in South Korea if security not assured

ZDnet: Microsoft's subsea speed monster: A cable 16 million times faster than your broadband

Shanghai - Reuters: China complies with UN Security Council resolution, to ban some petroleum exports to North Korea

Michael Goodwin - NY Post: It’s time for Power to come clean about her ‘unmasking’ requests

Howie Carr - Boston Herald: President instantly sidelines criticism of NFL; pastime in twilight

NY Times: Pentagon tests lasers and nets to combat a vexing foe: ISIS drones

Brian C. Joondeph - American Thinker: NFL may lose bigly with social justice antics

Rocket twerps - Telegraph: Iran defies Trump and tests new missile that could hit Israel; camera in nose cone

Alabama - Fox News: Trump rips past Presidents: 'Little Rocket Man' should've been handled a long time ago

Trump right again - AP: In AP poll, 19 states confirm being hack targets

Wall Street Journal: Trump Administration to replace temp travel ban with more targeted restrictions

Rich Lowry - NY Post: Trump’s ‘sovereignty’ talk was what the UN needed to hear

Wilbur Ross - Washington Post: These NAFTA rules are killing our jobs

NY Times: Quake threatens to cause flight from Mexico City’s hip neighbourhoods

Christopher Wallace - Fox News: Mueller team under fire for 'brass-knuckle' tactics in bid to squeeze Manafort

Kimberley Strassel - Fox News: The fate of the GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care bill is in Sen. Lisa Murkowski's hands

AP: Ailing hypocrite McCain plays traitor card once again, in attempt to stop health insurance reform he had campaigned for

Fox News: 'Take a hard look': Maine Gov. LePage urges key Sen. Collins to support health care bill

AP: Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico’s disaster becomes clear

ABC: On work trips, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her own plane at her own expense

Business Insider: All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

CBC: At least 32 dead; death toll mounts as Hurricane Maria nears Turks and Caicos

AP: Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea

Guardian: Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility

ABC: U.S. search and rescue experts arrive in Mexico after deadly earthquake

AP: Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn’t exist

BNN: Standard & Poor's cuts China credit rating, citing debt

CTV News: Mercedes to invest $1B in Alabama, add 600 jobs

AP: U.S. federal employees ordered to attend anti-leaking classes

ABC: Media wants us to believe $100,000 of illegally sold Facebook ads are more powerful than Clinton's $1B campaign warchest

Fox News: North Korea could test hydrogen bomb in Pacific, top diplomat says

LA Times: Trump announces new sanctions against North Korea, but China's role remains key

Independent: North Korea: Donald Trump announces new sanctions as China orders banks to stop working with regime

Washington Times: Trump’s war strategy hailed by Afghan president: ‘A difference of day and night’

San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego officials were warned about downtown public restroom facilities shortage repeatedly before deadly hepatitis outbreak

NY Magazine: Election interference is what Facebook is built for

The Verge: For weeks, Equifax customer service has been directing victims to a fake phishing site

Obama-Clinton crisis continues - CBC: Europe's pushback against migrants enters new phase — with Libya's help

Mike Vaccaro - NY Post: This MLB fan-danger problem should’ve been fixed 47 years ago

Washington - AP: Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

NY Post: Yankees players call for fan protection after little girl horror

Backgrounder: Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale dates only to 1971; life-saver has interesting origins

Mirror: North Korea defector saw 11 musicians 'blown to bits' by anti-aircraft guns then 'ground into dirt' by tanks

Windsor Star: Ford cutting production at Mexican and U.S. assembly plants as demand slips

The Hill: Puerto Rico imposes curfew over Hurricane Maria

The Hill: GOP Governors back latest ObamaCare repeal bill

Politico: Trump polling numbers rising

Miami Herald: Maria: Major damage in Dominica, U.S. Coast Guard ready to help in Puerto Rico

New York - AP: Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium

NY Post: Mexico has volcano eruption same day as deadly quake

CBC: Dozens of schoolchildren feared buried as Mexico quake death toll rises

Independent: Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico as Cat 4 after battering Virgin Islands and Dominica

updated Global News: At least 217 killed as M7.1 quake strikes near Mexico City

Reuters: Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort wants probe of politically motivated leaks

Fox News: UN Speech: Trump says 'rocket man' Kim Jong Un on 'suicide mission,' in broadside at 'rogue regimes'

National Post: Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions; facts matter

CBC: Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

National Post: ‘The winds are merciless!’: Dominica’s PM rescued as Cat 5 Hurricane Maria slams Caribbean

CBS News: Puerto Rico imposes rationing as Hurricane Maria approaches

Fox News: Former Trump campaign chair Manafort was wiretapped by U.S. investigators, before/after election, confirming Trump's claim Trump Tower was bugged

CP: Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

LA Times: With a deadline approaching, Republicans' last push to roll back Obamacare gains strength

Washington: FAA brings mobile air traffic control tower to Key West

Kelly McParland - National Post: Democrats prepare for 2020 with risky strategy: left-wing extremism

Independent: Yahyah Farroukh: First pictures of Parsons Green attack suspect as two men questioned over Tube bombing

United Nations - AP: Trump calls on UN to reform

Rep. Francis Rooney - Washington Examiner: It's time for serious United Nations reform

John Moody - Fox News: Listen up, UN -- Trump means what he's telling you

Reuters: British police arrest second man over London train bombing

updated San Juan - AP: Hurricane Maria jumps to Cat 5, threatens storm-battered Caribbean

Byron York - Washington Examiner: Over DACA, an acute case of Trump Panic Syndrome

Japan Times: If oil embargo imposed, will North Korea go Nazi route and liquefy coal?

AP/Global News: Black Lives Matter activists address Trump supporters at Washington rally after invitation

NY Times: Rolling Stone, once a counterculture bible, will be put up for sale by Wenners

Kimberley A. Strassel - Fox News: Here's what really happened to Hillary

United Nations: French envoy at UN: Discord at highest level since Cold War

Michael Barone - Washington Examiner: Hillary Clinton and what could have happened

AP: UK makes 'significant' bomb arrest but attack seen imminent

AP/Global News: Multi-linguist Melania Trump featured on billboards promoting English language school in Croatia

AP: St. Louis protesters go to upscale malls, suburbs

Telegraph: Parsons Green attack: Police raid foster parents' homes in west London in search for bomb factory

Jacob Heilbrunn - The National Interest: Chelsea Manning: What was Harvard thinking?

Catherine Rampell - Washington Post: Sanderscare is all cheap politics and magic math

NBC News: Changing face of U.S. media: Amazon scooping channels

Editorial - Washington Examiner: Hillary Clinton: Deplorable book, deplorable person

Live NOAA Advisory: Hurricane Jose: Tropical storm watch may be needed Saturday for portion of North Carolina coast

CBS News: Jose re-strengthens into Category 1 hurricane

James S. Robbins - USA Today: Trump, Pelosi and Schumer: Bipartisanship is back at the White House

CBC: UN Security Council condemns North Korean missile launch, vows to 'de-nuclearize' Korean peninsula

CTV News: Pedophile scandal sends Iceland's goverment into chaos

Kashmir Hill - Gizmodo: Backgrounder: Yes, Google uses its power to quash ideas it doesn’t like — I know because it happened to me

CNET: Liquid cats, sex-swapped bugs lead silly science awards

USA Today: Cruise lines deliver relief supplies, rescue evacuees, and cancel upcoming tourist stops in islands hit by Irma

Tampa Bay: Insurers begin taking stock of Hurricane Irma's damage

CBS News: Sliding NFL ratings could throw networks for a loss

BBC: Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

Gizmodo: Chrome will soon block autoplay videos with sound — here's why you should be worried

London - CTV News: Bomb only partially exploded; many lives saved