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Lincoln, Honda, and Volvo winners at 2018 NAIAS

Car of the year 2018

The North American International Auto Show is underway in Detroit with the vehicles of the year announced Monday morning. For the category of Car of the Year, the 2018 Honda Accord took home the prize. Meanwhile the 2017 Volvo XC60 won for best Utility Vehicle and the Lincoln Navigator took home the prize for Truck of the Year. NAIAS officially opened today with pledges from the U.S. Government to advance autonomous vehicle technology. Ford kicked off the show by unveiling the 50th anniversary version of the Mustang that Steve McQueenRead More


Male models accuse fashion photographers of sexual misconduct

Bruce Weber and Mario Testino

The Associated Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:17PM EST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:34PM EST NEW YORK — In a sweeping new sexual misconduct investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that several male models have accused famed photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of unwanted advances and coercion. Fifteen current and former models told the Times that Weber’s demands often occurred during photo shoots and other private sessions. Thirteen assistants and models accused Testino, the Times reported. “I remember him putting his fingers in my mouth,Read More


Chris Brown’s pet capuchin monkey seized

Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES — California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown’s pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. The singer posted an Instagram video last month showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey. Foy says that prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people. Foy says Brown agreed to co-operate. Agents served a search warrant Jan. 2 at his home. Foy says Brown wasn’tRead More


Ottawa woman warns of dangers of eyelash extension glue allergic reactions

Isabelle Kun allergic reaction

An Ottawa-area woman who developed a severe allergic reaction after getting eyelash extensions is warning other women about the potential danger of the hugely popular beauty treatment. Isabelle Edith Kun, a 20-year-old nursing student living in Ottawa, says she went on Tuesday to get a new set of eyelash extensions applied. On Thursday, she woke up to find her eyes had swollen almost completely closed. “My girlfriend had slept over and I couldn’t even see her. And, I was having a hard time swallowing and even breathing,” she told CTVNews.caRead More


Winnipeg man receives racist letter

A St. James man is sharing his experience of racism, after receiving a page full of derogatory comments in his mailbox. Tashie McKay had barely moved into his home, when he got an unwelcome surprise. On Thursday, McKay saw someone enter his yard. “A suspicious character walked up to the mailbox and put the letter in. I thought nothing of it,” said McKay. But when he opened the letter, it was full of racist remarks about Indigenous people; the letter was directed to his landlord about tenants in the house.Read More


‘Come From Away’ creators and all-Canadian cast prepare for Toronto return

Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:16PM EST TORONTO — Actor George Masswohl got cast for the upcoming Canadian production of “Come From Away” without actually having seen the Broadway hit. Not that it was intentional. “Couldn’t get a ticket!” says Masswohl, who will play Claude in Mirvish Production’s new seven-month run of the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, starting in February. He wasn’t alone in getting shut out of the massive hit. Tickets were hard to come by during the show’s brief run inRead More


Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:44AM EST NEW YORK — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since revelations about Harvey Weinstein exploded in October. Accusers of politicians, actors, comedians, singers, producers, directors, other media powerhouses and assorted business moguls have takenRead More


NHL scores: Price leads as Canadiens beat Senators 2-1

MONTREAL – Carey Price made 25 saves to lead Montreal to its third straight win, as the Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1. Jonathan Drouin and Phillip Danault scored in the second period for the Canadiens. Price improved to 3-0-0 while allowing just two goals on 100 shots since he returned last week after missing 10 games with a lower body injury. Mark Stone scored his 14th goal for Ottawa, which has lost seven games in a row for it’s longest skid since also going 0-6-1 in 2012. The SenatorsRead More


Spike in cases of disease that’s potentially deadly to dogs

A Barrie veterinarian is sounding the alarm after a spike in confirmed cases of a potentially deadly bacterial disease that attacks dogs. Allandale Veterinary Hospital has had upwards of five cases of leptospirosis in the last couple of weeks. The disease, commonly found in dogs, has several symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Dr. Elaine Murphy says dogs get infected when they’re exposed to water sources or grass that’s contaminated with urine from wildlife animals. “It is uncommon that we are seeing so many cases of it considering we haveRead More


Meek Mill’s lawyers file motion to get him out on bail

The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:52AM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:38AM EST PHILADELPHIA — Meek Mill’s legal team has filed an emergency motion to get him out of prison on bail. The motion filed with Pennsylvania’s Superior Court contends the judge who sentenced the rapper hasn’t responded to any post-sentencing appeals. Mill was sentenced this month to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. The sentence has been criticized as extreme, but Common PleasRead More