News: Weekend Reads

Toronto Buzzes With Talk of Billionaire Couple’s Suspicious Death

Monday  17:35,   18 december 2017
The New York Times

Family and friends of the generic-drug mogul Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, say someone killed them and made it look like a murder-suicide.The last chapter was without doubt the most sensational — and he did not get to write it. It occurred last [...]

'Begging for a royal wedding invite?' Ivanka Trump trolled for wishing Prince Harry and Meghan on Twitter

Monday  00:36,   18 december 2017
International Business Times

'Begging for a royal wedding invite?' Ivanka Trump trolled for wishing Prince Harry and Meghan on TwitterWith another royal wedding on the cards, celebrities, both in the US and the UK, took to social media to congratulate the soon-to-be[...]

The US said it might block North Korean ships — and Pyongyang called it a 'big step' toward nuclear war

Saturday  15:51,   16 december 2017
Business Insider

The US said it might block North Korean ships — and Pyongyang called it a 'big step' toward nuclear warThe threat riled Pyongyang, which has now threatened war if its ships are[...]

Judd, Sorvino respond to Weinstein blacklist report

Saturday  02:35,   16 december 2017
CBS News

Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino have responded to director Peter Jackson's comments that Harvey Weinstein blacklisted them . Jackson said in an interview with New Zealand media outlet Stuff that Harvey and Bob Weinstein specifically told him not to [...]

TD Canada Trust backs down, releases family's $846K inheritance

Friday  16:11,   15 december 2017
cbc.ca

TD Canada Trust apologizes to an Ontario family and releases more than $846,000, hours after CBC News reported that their original bank draft had been lost by UPS. "We understand that we've reached a resolution with our customer," bank spokeswoman[...]

4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

Friday  06:50,   15 december 2017
MSN

4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern FrancePhotos from the scene tweeted by a local television station showed the train derailed and the bus shorn in half — with first responders gathered[...]

Kim Jong Un's top aide executed by North Korean death squad, reports suggest

Friday  06:50,   15 december 2017
MSN

Kim Jong Un's top aide executed by North Korean death squad, reports suggest FOX News See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Boy runs to sister's rescue in funny clip [...]

What to know about the latest changes to CPP

Thursday  21:38,   14 december 2017
MSN

 Canada's finance ministers agreed to a suite of changes to the Canada Pension Plan during their meeting this week. Here are five things to know.1) A new mechanism will be introduced so Canadians who take time out of the workforce to[...]

How Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump Retaliated Against Salma Hayek

Thursday  21:38,   14 december 2017
The Daily Beast

After not getting their way with the ‘Desperado’ actress, these two powerful accused sexual predators lashed out against her in different, disturbing ways.In a searing New York Times op-ed, Hayek wrote the untold story behind a career triumph.[...]

Omarosa: I saw things in Trump White House 'I was very uncomfortable with'

Thursday  21:37,   14 december 2017
The Hill

Omarosa: I saw things in Trump White House 'I was very uncomfortable with'Outgoing aide to President Trump Omarosa Manigault Newman said on Thursday that she observed things in the White House during her tenure that made her[...]

Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide after sexual assault accusations emerge, officials say

Thursday  17:51,   14 december 2017
MSN

A state representative in Kentucky shot and killed himself Wednesday evening, officials said -- just days after a report emerged in which a woman accused him of sexual assault. Rep. Dan Johnson, a preacher and a Republican, shot himself on a[...]

HR Confidential: I fired her. Then she revealed all of the office's sordid sex-and-drugs stories

Wednesday  19:52,   13 december 2017
CNBC

An HR manager explains what happened when she fired someone and then received a lot more than she bargained for.The below is told in the HR pro's own words, and has been edited for length and[...]

Bride Dies Of Meningitis Hours After Getting Married

Wednesday  19:51,   13 december 2017
International Business Times

<p>In a tragic incident, a woman from Auckland, New Zealand, lost her life Dec. 10 to an infection related to meningitis hours after she got married.</p>In a tragic incident, a woman from Auckland, New Zealand, lost her life Dec. 10 to an[...]

How Keaton Jones' bullying plea brought him more bullying

Wednesday  19:51,   13 december 2017
CNN

It started off so neatly: the perfect story to cap a rocky year, a reminder that commonality exists in the face of division. On Friday, an 11-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee, boy woefully recounted to his mother his experience with middle-school[...]

White House spokeswoman warns CNN: Ask Trump a question, it could cost you

Wednesday  14:31,   13 december 2017
CNN

The White House's top spokesperson had a warning for a CNN reporter on Tuesday: Ask President Trump a question at an event you're about to attend, and you may not be allowed into similar events. The strange moment came before a[...]