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Djokovic, Williams highlight Rogers Cup draws

TORONTO – Top-ranked players Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams highlight the list of players for the upcoming Rogers Cup tennis tournaments in Toronto and Montreal.Djokovic, the current holder of all four Grand Slams, headlines the entry list in Toronto which features all of the top…

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Judge declines to rule in dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel

ATLANTA – An ownership dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and travelling Bible is one step closer to trial.Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney declined to rule Thursday in the dispute over the two items that has effectively pitted…

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Kasich says he can’t yet embrace Trump as GOP nominee

WASHINGTON – Gov. John Kasich says he’s still not ready to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican Party presidential nominee.Kasich says, “I’m not making any final decision yet but at this point I just can’t do it.”Kasich, who finished well behind Trump in the delegate…

Business News

TD Bank cuts outlook for growth this year

OTTAWA – TD Bank is cutting its expectations for economic growth in Canada this year due to the Alberta wildfires that temporarily shut down much of the province’s oilsands production.The bank says it now expects the national economy to grow 1.3 per cent this year….

National News

Court renames Courtroom 13 after complaints

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A Saint John, N.B., courthouse has done away with Courtroom 13 after complaints that it felt unlucky.People had raised concerns about the number since the Saint John Law Courts opened three years ago, Don Higgins, regional director of court services in…

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Former ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Diamond owes back taxes

MADISON, Wis. – Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond owes the state of Wisconsin nearly $94,000 in back taxes.The state Department of Revenue website for delinquent taxpayers shows that Diamond owes $93,768.Diamond, who played Screech on the popular 1990s television show, was convicted…

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Chayka busy at work in first month as GM

John Chayka has been so busy in his first month as Arizona Coyotes general manager that even returning an email to Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein has been pushed to the back burner.The 27-year-old has spent the first month of his term as the youngest…

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OSC whistleblower program prepares for launch

TORONTO – Ontario’s securities watchdog says July 14 is the launch date for its whistleblower program, which will pay up to $5 million for insider information about accounting fraud, insider trading and market manipulation.The Ontario Securities Commission’s whistleblower program — the first in Canada…

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Next Paulo Coelho novel imagines life of Mata Hari

NEW YORK – Paulo Coelho’s next novel is the imagined inner life of one of history’s most famous and provocative women, Mata Hari.Alfred A. Knopf announced Thursday that Coelho’s “The Spy,” a first-person narrative about the Dutch-born dancer and courtesan, will come out Nov. 22….