October 1st, 2014

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Judge tosses lawsuit by John Wayne’s heirs against Duke University over use of star’s nickname

SANTA ANA, Calif. – John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke. A federal judge in Southern California on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that John Wayne Enterprises filed against Duke University in ... Read More »


$25,000 RBC painting prize goes to Tiziana La Melia of Vancouver

MONTREAL – Tiziana La Melia of Vancouver has won this year’s RBC Canadian Painting Competition, which recognizes artists in the early stages of their careers. She took the $25,000 honour Wednesday night in Montreal for her work “Hanging on to the Part.” Jury members said they liked that ... Read More »


Canadian universities slipping in global ranking

Canadian universities are slipping in a global ranking based on learning environment, research, innovation and other performance indicators. Eight Canadian universities made the top 200 in the Times Higher Education ranking, and of those, only one – the University of Toronto – held its position at number 20. ... Read More »


Limping Lions: Crowded sick bay not an excuse for injury-plagued B.C. Lions

SURREY, B.C. – B.C. Lions slotback Shawn Gore did a double take when he walked into the team’s training room earlier this week. Two more key players went down in Saturday’s 14-7 loss to the Calgary Stampeders – star running back Andrew Harris with a separated left ankle, ... Read More »


Passenger who brought Ebola to US was sent home from ER, despite telling nurse about travels

DALLAS – The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an ... Read More »


Fatality investigation for death at Lakeside Packers

A provincial Occupational Health and Safety decision has upgraded the status for its probe into a workplace incident at Lakeside Packers in August from injury to fatality investigation.¬†Christopher Harper, 43, died Monday from injuries sustained in¬†an Aug. 18 incident at the JBS-owned packing plant outside of Brooks.Harper, who ... Read More »


Jun Lin felt family pressure to marry a woman, ex-lover tells Magnotta trial

MONTREAL – Jun Lin split from his gay partner shortly before his slaying because he felt pressure from his family to marry a woman, the ex-lover told Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial Wednesday. Feng Lin testified that he and Lin, a university student from China, were lovers from ... Read More »


Real Madrid wins late, Liverpool loses as Champions League greats tested by upstarts

GENEVA – Real Madrid and Liverpool found their combined 15 European titles were no protection on the road in the Champions League on Wednesday. Ten-time champion Real Madrid trailed early against Bulgarian newcomer Ludogorets Razgrad, which was only formed as a club 13 years ago – in the ... Read More »


In AP interview, Jeter talks about new website for athletes, plans for life after retirement

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Derek Jeter is among the most media-savvy athletes on the planet, but he says it came through trial and error. “I think you learn through experience,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday, three days after he finished his 20th and final ... Read More »


Secret Service chief quits due to White House security lapses, eroding congressional support

WASHINGTON – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. President Barack Obama “concluded new leadership of that agency was required,” ... Read More »