Prosecutors seek 15 years to train ‘Cheer’ star Harris

Prosecutors seek 15 years to train ‘Cheer’ star Harris

A prosecutor has asked a federal judge to sentence Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series Cheerto 15 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions. Attorneys for Harris are seeking a sentence of six years. … Read more

UK approves US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – National

UK approves US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – National

The British government on Friday ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges – a milestone, but not the end of the decade-long legal saga. WikiLeaks said it would challenge the order, and has 14 days to lodge an appeal. Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the order … Read more

How the crypto crash exposed the sector’s lies – and left retail investors in the lurch

How the crypto crash exposed the sector’s lies – and left retail investors in the lurch

The logo of Crypto.com at a stand during the Bitcoin Conference 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla., on April 6.MARCO BELLO/Reuters The best sales pitches are built around stellar stories, and the crypto sector concocted one for the ages: Buy bitcoin or any other digital asset, investors were told, or risk missing out on the future … Read more

Mass COVID-19 testing announced in Beijing amid ‘ferocious’ outbreak

Mass COVID-19 testing announced in Beijing amid ‘ferocious’ outbreak

A health worker gets a swab sample from a woman to be tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus at a swab collection site in Beijing on June 12.NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images Beijing’s most populous district Chaoyang announced three rounds of mass testing to quell a “ferocious” COVID-19 outbreak that emerged at a bar in a nightlife and … Read more

New evidence found in Madeleine McCann case: prosecutor

New evidence found in Madeleine McCann case: prosecutor

Candles light photographs of Madeleine McCann inside the church of Praia da Luz, near Lagos, during a mass ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of her disappearance on May 3, 2017.STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images Investigators have found new evidence potentially incriminating the key suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann 15 years ago, said Hans Christian … Read more

Yes, the TSX 60 is attractively valued, but it doesn’t really matter. Plus, why REIT returns are set to disappoint

Yes, the TSX 60 is attractively valued, but it doesn’t really matter.  Plus, why REIT returns are set to disappoint

BofA Securities quantitative strategist Ohsung Kwon provided a delightful bullish case for investing in Canadian assets late last week in A New Regime: Buy Canada. In digging deeper into Mr. Kwon’s analysis, I discovered something interesting: the difference between valuations in domestic and US equities doesn’t really tell us anything about future performance. The strategist’s … Read more

Combat sports-Ice Wars promises ‘prize fighting on ice’

Combat sports-Ice Wars promises ‘prize fighting on ice’

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (Reuters) – Upstart combat sports league “Ice Wars” will pit ice hockey enforcers against each other in a rink next month but instead of scoring the puck, the goal is to knock your opponent out cold. “I’m calling it prize fighting on ice because at the end of the day, there … Read more

Arrest made, another man sought in case of missing Ontario woman abducted in Wasaga Beach

Arrest made, another man sought in case of missing Ontario woman abducted in Wasaga Beach

Investigators are appealing to the public for information that could help them find Elnaz Hajtamiri, who was abducted from a home in Wasaga Beach, Ont., three months ago.The Canadian Press One man has been arrested and another man is wanted in connection with a vicious assault on an Ontario woman last December – an attack … Read more

Martin Shkreli’s law firm has not been paid, seeks to withdraw

Martin Shkreli’s law firm has not been paid, seeks to withdraw

Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits US District Court after being convicted of securities fraud in New York City, on Aug. 4, 2017.Carlo Allegri/Reuters The law firm that defended Martin Shkreli against antitrust charges said it has not been paid, and on Tuesday asked a US judge for permission to withdraw from representing the … Read more