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Nobel prize winner's book turned down by 19 publishers

The French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans.


Lyft ride-hailing app arrives in Toronto, marking its first expansion outside US

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Ride-hailing service Lyft will be available in Toronto starting today. Torontonians can download the Lyft app to being ordering rides in the city.

LIVE UPDATES: Prosecutor points to inconsistencies in Christopher Garnier's story

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A Crown attorney is focusing on inconsistencies in Christopher Garnier's story about what happened the night Catherine Campbell died.


Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

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U.S. President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."


Bullied boy's mother under fire for troubling social media posts

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The internet has turned on the mother of Keaton Jones, the Tennessee boy who tearfully described a bullying incident in a viral video, after several social media posts surfaced of her proudly displaying the Confederate flag and making…

J.K. Rowling says she's proud to receive royal honour

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling can add another magic moment to her list of achievements -- she has been made a royal Companion of Honour.

'I'm not trying to blame Catherine,' Garnier tells prosecutor at trial


A Crown attorney has accused a Halifax man of trying to find a way to blame off-duty police officer Catherine Campbell for her own death.


Royal cameos?: Princes Harry and William attend 'Last Jedi' premiere

'Star Wars' fans and royal-watchers gathered Tuesday at London's Royal Albert Hall, where Prince William and Prince Harry were due on the red carpet for the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.'

N.L. man who attacked girlfriend with coat hanger gets discharge

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A Newfoundland man pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, but a judge granted him an absolute discharge so he doesn’t get a criminal record.


Jury begins deliberations in Laura Babcock murder trial

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A jury has begun deliberating the fate of two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman who disappeared more than five years ago.


Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery.


Singer Gwen Stefani to wrap up Super Bowl week performances

Pop singer Gwen Stefani will close out a star-studded Super Bowl week in Minnesota. The three-time Grammy winner will headline at Club Nomadic at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 4.

Liberals retain Newfoundland seat in one of four federal byelections

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The Liberals have easily retained a safe seat in Newfoundland and Labrador, one of four ridings in which federal byelections are being held Monday.


Surrounded by scandal, Globes turn to old favourites, fresh faces


Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era, Canadian-shot fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven Golden Globe nominations Monday, while the Canadian-directed HBO drama "Big Little Lies" led the television categories with six…

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Ontario premier files statement of claim against opposition leader


A statement of claim was filed today in order for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to be able to continue with her case against Patrick Brown.

Feds agree to give provinces 75 per cent of pot tax revenues

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Canada's finance ministers struck a deal Monday on how they plan to share tax revenues during the cost-heavy startup phase of a legalized marijuana market -- but they also kept their options open, just in case lucrative days lie ahead.


OPP cracking down on distracted truckers by patrolling in transport trucks


Provincial police are patrolling Ontario roads in transport trucks this week in an effort to crack down on distracted driving by commercial truck drivers.

Doctors call on Ottawa to exempt medicinal marijuana from sales, excise tax


Ottawa must withdraw its plan to charge tax on medicinal marijuana or risk having an adverse effect on patients, a group of more than 50 doctors warned Monday as the federal government hashed out a pot-tax revenue-sharing agreement with…

Feds, provinces cautiously optimistic they can reach revenue-sharing deal on pot


The country's finance ministers are cautiously optimistic a deal can be reached Monday on how to divvy up the tax proceeds from the eventual sale of legalized marijuana.


Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.


Canadian co-production 'The Breadwinner' gets Golden Globe nomination

The Canadian team behind the animated film "The Breadwinner" hopes Monday's Golden Globe nomination will shine a light on its timely subject matter and promote empathy.

3 hurt in 'attempted terrorist attack' on NY subway

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A man inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities…

Celebrity chef Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

Mario Batali is stepping down from daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.


Music stars Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas get Golden Globe nods

Mary J. Blige is dancing into the Golden Globe Awards as a double nominee -- for her acting and songwriting -- while Mariah Carey and Nick Jonas are some of the other popular singers nominated for honours.

Liberals on track for $4B deficit in 2017-2018: FAO


Ontario's fiscal watchdog says the Liberal government will run a deficit this fiscal year, despite claims it has balanced the budget.


Q&A: Can a museum sell its art to stay in business?

The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell, has raised questions about when -- if ever -- it's appropriate to unload the…

List of nominees for 75th Golden Globe Awards


Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Sexual misconduct, Rozon affair front and centre at Olivier gala

The sexual misconduct scandal that has dominated Quebec's entertainment headlines this year was front and centre at the annual awards ceremony honouring the best in comedy in the province.


'My precious': Canadian user watched 'Lord of the Rings' 361 times on Netflix

Netflix’s annual year-in-review report has revealed there are some truly bizarre – and dedicated – binge-watchers out there, including a Canadian who watched 'The Lord of the Rings' nearly every day for a year.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali tripped up by sexual misconduct allegations


Mario Batali has surrendered oversight of daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.