• Disgraced CEO marriage to heir her latest scam?
    The blond schemer behind bogus blood-testing firm Theranos reportedly married a hotel heir in a Hail Mary to avoid 20 years in prison.
    According to the New York Post, Elizabeth Holmes, 35, married boy toy William “Billy” Evans over the weekend in San Francisco and his family is mortified....

  • Disgraced CEO marriage to heir her latest scam?
    The blond schemer behind bogus blood-testing firm Theranos reportedly married a hotel heir in a Hail Mary to avoid 20 years in prison.
    According to the New York Post, Elizabeth Holmes, 35, married boy toy William “Billy” Evans over the weekend in San Francisco and his family is mortified....

  • London plant closing in wake of Torontobased feud
    A Toronto-centred labour feud has pushed a London manufacturer to close its doors and cut 110 jobs after nearly 60 years in business, its owner announced.
    George Gallant, who owns LorDon, a metal fabricating business on McCormick Boulevard, told workers he is fed up with a sixweek strike between sheet metal workers and employers, and will close the business effective today....

  • Bibi: Trump is the Heights
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a plaque formally renaming a 30-year-old settlement in the contested Golan Heights as Trump Heights on Sunday.
    “We are going to do two things — establish a new community on the Golan Heights, something that has not been done for many years. This is an act of Zionism and it is paramount,” Netanyahu said....

  • Family found shot dead in their home
    Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children, with gunshot wounds at their home in central Iowa, police said.
    The bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the home in West Des Moines, the Des Moines Register reported.

  • Electrical grid’s failure in South America affects tens of millions
    BUENOS AIRES — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid.
    Authorities were working frantically...

  • Police probing Costco death involving officer
    The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation of an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store in Southern California.

  • Mixed views on Canadian ‘genocide’
    OTTAWA • Most Canadians agree that the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women amount to genocide, a new poll suggests.
    But the Leger poll also suggests there’s disagreement about when it occurred and who is responsible.
    Fifty- three per cent of respondents...

  • Secularism bill won’t be reopened, Legault says
    No political party would dare reopen Quebec’s secularism bill once it becomes law, Premier François Legault predicted Sunday as his government moved to force passage of the contentious Bill 21 before the legislature broke for summer recess.
    Legault and his...

    Ateam of researchers inside Pfizer made a startling find in 2015: The company’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis therapy Enbrel, a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, appeared to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 64 per cent.
    The results were from an analysis of hundreds of thousands of insurance claims...

    TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 17). To know what you want isn’t so hard. Lots of people can do it. But for that want to also happen to be the thing that will make you very happy is much trickier — and more rare than it seems. You’ll nail it this year! Furthermore, you’ll find a way to make others want your objectives as badly as you want them...

  • Conservative rivals round on Raab’s ‘disturbing’ plan as Boris fails to show
    RIVAL Tory leadership contenders last night turned on Dominic Raab after he refused to rule out suspending the UK parliament to push through Brexit by the end of October.
    In the first televised debate of the campaign, the five candidates taking part all agreed the next prime minister had to take Britain out of the EU....

  • Protesters press for leader to quit
    HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial.
    The chief executive...

  • A high-stakes game of chicken is playing out in the Gulf of Oman
    Canada’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia until he was expelled in August, 2018. He was also head of mission in Iran from 2009-12.
    The attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week was a dangerous escalation in the game of highstakes chicken that has been playing out in that volatile region....

    MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019
    East dealer.
    Both sides vulnerable. Final contract – seven clubs redoubled, played by South.
    Opening lead – 10 of diamonds.
    This is probably the most famous hand in the history of bridge. Legend has it that the Duke of Cumberland, more...

  • Hong Kong says sorry in law row
    HONG Kong’s China-backed government yesterday apologised over the handling of politically charged legislation that sparked massive street protests over the past week.
    The move came after tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents had again jammed the city’s streets for hours in a march protesting at the government’s handling of a proposed extradition bill....

  • ‘We don’t want war with Iran,’ insists US
    The United States does not want to go to war with Iran, but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said.
    US-Iran tensions are high following...

  • Italian director acclaimed in film, theatre and opera dies at 96
    ROME — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in Romeo and Juliet and the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth, died on Saturday at 96.
    While Zeffirelli was most known for his films, his name was inextricably linked to the theatre and opera...

  • O.J. Simpson on Twitter: ‘I got a little gettin’ even to do’
    LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.”
    Simpson confirmed the new account on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it “will be a lot of fun.”...

  • In tearful return to Italy, Knox shares her story
    In 2007, an Italian newspaper asked, “Who is Amanda? From brilliant student to cold man-eater.”
    On Saturday, Amanda Knox, the American exchange student who was twice found guilty and then acquitted of the murder by Italian courts of her British roommate, Meredith...