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Trump pardons turkey in annual Thanksgiving tradition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, who has raised eyebrows by mulling his power to pardon as investigators probe possible ties between his 2016 election campaign and Russia, used his authority in a less controversial way on Tuesday to “pardon” a Thanksgiving turkey. Joined by his wife, Melania, and their son, Barron, Trump entered the Rose Garden for the annual presidential tradition and granted freedom to a large white bird named Drumstick. Americans traditionally feast on turkey, stuffing and other delights on the Thanksgiving holiday, which takes place this comingRead More

Michael Redhill, Bellevue Square author, wins Giller Book Prize – Entertainment

CBC News Michael Redhill has won the Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award, for his novel Bellevue Square. Redhill was named winner of the $100,000 honour at a televised Toronto gala Monday night, the first Giller Prize awarded since the death of founder Jack Rabinovitch in August. Bellevue Square tells the story of a woman who tries to track down her doppelganger following rumours that someone who looks like her hangs out at Bellevue Square, a park in Toronto’s Kensington Market. Redhill will be interviewed on CBC Radio’s q Tuesday morning. This year’s shortlist included first-timeRead More

Two people hurt in rollover crash near Wellesley

Regional police are investigating after a single-vehicle rollover crash west of Wellesley. Police were called to Perth Line near Perth Road 107 around 1pm on Sunday afternoon. Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. It’s not clear yet what lead to the crash or if any charges will be laid. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Man pleads guilty over horrific sex abuse of 7-year-old girl

Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener Published Friday, November 17, 2017 6:04PM EST Last Updated Friday, November 17, 2017 6:34PM EST A man who possessed thousands of pornographic images of his girlfriend’s young daughter has pleaded guilty to sexual interference, making and possessing child porn, and voyeurism. The 35-year-old man, whose name is subject to a publication ban to protect the girl’s identity, appeared in a Hamilton courtroom Friday to make his plea. Court documents show that the man started abusing the girl in July 2015, when she was seven years old.Read More

Global hit ‘Despacito’ dominates Latin Grammys with 4 awards

LAS VEGAS – The global hit “Despacito” was the big winner at Thursday’s Latin Grammy Awards, making good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year. Singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi dedicated his awards to his native Puerto Rico, as did several other artists throughout the three-hour show, which opened with a moment of silence for the storm-ravaged island. “I’m here because of Puerto Rico, and this song is a hymn to Puerto Rico,” Fonsi said backstage. “Everything I do, and everything I will do, now moreRead More

CTV News at Six for Nov. 16: Fatal crash

CTV Vancouver Island News at Six for Thursday, November 16. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Court orders PayPal to give business account details to CRA – Business

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Pete Evans The Federal Court of Canada has ordered U.S.-based PayPal to hand over details about its business account customers to Canadian tax authorities. The court order, obtained by the Canada Revenue Agency, forces the U.S.-based payment processing firm to release information about Canadians with PayPal business accounts who processed transactions between the start of 2014 and last Friday. PayPal must hand over the names, dates of birth, contact information and — in some cases — social insurance numbers of any business account holders in Canada. The court order was issued last Friday, and theRead More

Archeologists hunt for secrets under Mayan pyramids – Technology & Science

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Reuters Video Underground wells and rivers may point to why pyramids were built at Chichen Itza Thomson Reuters Posted: Nov 15, 2017 2:22 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017 2:22 PM ET Archaeologists are searching for the secrets of why the ancient Mayans chose the sites for the famed pyramids of Chichen Itza by looking underground. Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula is dotted with natural wells called cenotes and underground rivers.  Archaeologists now believe that some of these hydrological features lie below the sacred ground on which the Mayan pyramids wereRead More

Veterans treated to happy hour beer before Remembrance Day

Veterans at Sherbrook Community Centre had a chance to relax and have some fun over a cold beer before commemorating Remembrance Day. Staff and volunteers organized the event so veterans and their family members can reminisce with friends and other former military members. “This is one of the few really good times we have when we get together,” said Korean War veteran Alfred Schmidt. “Former veterans like to get together and shoot the breeze now and again about things that went on for them and how their life is going,”Read More

Students affected by college strike to receive funding, province says

All colleges affected by the ongoing strike in Ontario will now be required to dedicate funding to students facing “financial hardships,” the province said on Friday. While all the details of this funding plan have not been confirmed, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development Deb Matthews said that it will consist of the savings from the strike, which is nearing its fifth week. Matthews said in a news release issued on Friday that she is “looking for the best ideas about how to make sure this reinvestment directly benefitsRead More