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Biden's news conference takes abrupt, lengthy turn

Biden's news conference takes abrupt, lengthy turn

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first half of one of his rare news conferences as president, Joe Biden stuck to an organized plan, calling on reporters from a list in a binder. Then the president went rogue.

San Francisco Opera will debut Adams' 'Antony and Cleopatra'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John Adams’ version of “Antony and Cleopatra” will have its world premiere on Sept. 10 on the opening weekend of the San Francisco Opera’s 100th season.
St. John's airport skirts 'forced closure' for another 24 hours, says labour minister

St. John's airport skirts 'forced closure' for another 24 hours, says labour minister

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Federal Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan says the parties involved in a labour dispute at the St John's International Airport have agreed to keep the facility running for another 24 hours.
Review: Europe on the precipice in 'Munich - Edge of War'

Review: Europe on the precipice in 'Munich - Edge of War'

When we last we saw George MacKay running, he was sprinting full-tilt across a World War I battlefield. In “1917,” the British actor played a soldier tasked with delivering a message that a soon-to-be-launched offensive is doomed to fail.
Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

In a wealthy enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents now face more aggressive consequences for wasting water — including the threat of having their water flows slowed to a trickle if they repeatedly fl
Biden says Putin will pay 'dear price' if he invades Ukraine

Biden says Putin will pay 'dear price' if he invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said he believes Vladimir Putin doesn’t want full blown war in Ukraine and would pay a “dear price” if he moves forward with a military incursion.
Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now?

Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now?

NEW YORK (AP) — Why is it better to wear an N95 than a cloth mask right now? Health experts suggest stepping up protection against the highly contagious omicron variant with stronger masks such as N95s or KN95s.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,205.16, down 69.41 points.) Bombardier Inc. (TSX.BBD.B). Industrials. Down 12 cents, or 6.67 per cent, to $1.
Resolutions for a generous and green new year in the garden

Resolutions for a generous and green new year in the garden

Something miraculous happens to gardeners at this time of year. I don’t know what triggers it. Perhaps it was the sight of Christmas trees and lights, or the presence of all those poinsettias.
S&P/TSX composite closes lower, U.S. stock markets also fall

S&P/TSX composite closes lower, U.S. stock markets also fall

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed down Wednesday along with U.S. stock markets as investors continue to digest the potential for higher interest rates. The S&P/TSX composite index started up, but ended down 69.41 points at 21,205.