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Cosby asks again to cross-examine his accuser before trial

PHILADELPHIA – Bill Cosby’s lawyers will try again to attack the criminal sexual assault case against him at a July hearing over the use of hearsay testimony at his preliminary hearing.The defence lawyers insist Cosby’s accuser should’ve testified at last month’s hearing so they could…

World News

Chinese online loan sharks demand nude photos as guarantees

BEIJING – Web-based loan sharks in China have found an unconventional way of guaranteeing loans: demanding naked photos from cash-strapped female college students who want to borrow money.The state-run Southern Metropolis Daily reported this week that private lenders are asking the young women to send…

Oprah Winfrey cookbook scheduled for early 2017

NEW YORK – To launch her own book imprint, Oprah Winfrey is releasing her first cookbook.Winfrey’s “Food, Health and Happiness: ‘On Point’ Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life” is scheduled to come out Jan. 3 of next year, Flatiron Books told The Associated…

Business News

China’s CNOOC replaces CEO

HONG KONG – Chinese petroleum multinational CNOOC Ltd. has announced the immediate replacement of its chief executive officer, who was appointed last week as a deputy director for China’s National Energy Administration.Li Fanrong had been CEO of CNOOC since 2011 and led it through the…

Donaldson Drives In Five As Jays out Phillies

TORONTO – Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays gave Zach Eflin a rough welcome to the big leagues. Donaldson hit a grand slam while driving in five runs Tuesday as the Blue Jays blew out Philadelphia 11-3 in the second game of the four-game…

National News

Ontario asked to fight chronic disease among aboriginals

TORONTO – Cancer Care Ontario is calling on the province to take urgent action to help a number of chronic health problems among aboriginal communities.The organization says rates of disease are higher among first nations, Inuit and Metis populations than their non-aboriginal counterparts.They say 63…

Ontario News

Man struck, killed by taxi in east-end Toronto

TORONTO – A man in his 60s is dead after he was struck by a taxi in front of a hospital in east-end Toronto early Wednesday.It happened just after 12:30 a.m. in front of the Scarborough Hospital’s general campus (on Lawrence Ave.).The victim, who was…

Ontario News

Woman killed when SUV mounts sidewalk

TORONTO – A 38-year-old woman was killed and her 35-year-old sister taken to hospital after a vehicle mounted a sidewalk in downtown Toronto Tuesday.Police say a Mercedes sport utility vehicle being driven by a 48-year-old woman was making a lane change when it mounted the…

Sports

Tuesday’s Games

Tuesday’s Games(All times Eastern)European ChampionshipAt Bordeaux, FranceHungary 2 Austria 0At Saint-Etienne, FrancePortugal 1 Iceland 1—MLBInterleagueToronto 11 Philadelphia 3Houston 5 St. Louis 2Colorado 13 N.Y. Yankees 10—American LeagueBaltimore 3 Boston 2Tampa Bay 8 Seattle 7Detroit 11 Chicago White Sox 8Kansas City 3 Cleveland 2L.A. Angels 5…