Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report of an “online threat” made to the author JK Rowling after she tweeted her condemnation of the stabbing of Salman Rushdie. The Harry Potter creator said she felt “very sick” after hearing the news and hoped the novelist would “be OK”. In response, a user … Read more

Trump-backed Michigan attorney-general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

Trump-backed Michigan attorney-general candidate involved in voting-system breach, documents show

Republican candidate for Attorney General of Michigan Matthew DePerno reacts as he is recognized by former US President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, on Aug. 6, 2022.BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney-general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to … Read more

Toews says Blackhawks rebuild ‘doesn’t sound appealing’: report

Toews says Blackhawks rebuild ‘doesn’t sound appealing’: report

Jonathan Toews said he is not a fan of the ongoing Chicago Blackhawks rebuild. “At the end of the day, we’re talking about a five-plus-year process, according to (general manager) Kyle [Davidson],” the Blackhawks captain told The Athletic on Tuesday. “So that part of it doesn’t sound appealing to me at all.” Davidson said July … Read more

Canada’s housing market faces ‘historic correction’ that could see sales drop 42%, RBC says

Canada’s housing market faces ‘historic correction’ that could see sales drop 42%, RBC says

Canada’s housing market could be facing its biggest downturn in recent history, according to a new report from RBC. After the price of residential properties soared during the pandemic — with some of the most expensive regions experiencing increases of 50 per cent or more — Canada’s largest bank is predicting that national home prices … Read more

Economists predict Bank of Canada will hike key interest rate by 0.75 per cent on Wednesday

Economists predict Bank of Canada will hike key interest rate by 0.75 per cent on Wednesday

Economists are predicting the Bank of Canada will hike its key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Wednesday as inflation rages on globally. In Canada, inflation hit a 39-year-high of 7.7 per cent in May – well above the 2-per-cent target rate central banks typically aim for. The Bank of Canada raised … Read more

UN says Ukraine bears share of blame for nursing home attack

UN says Ukraine bears share of blame for nursing home attack

This image from Maxar Technologies shows a nursing home in the eastern region of Luhansk, Ukraine, on March 22, 2022.The Associated Press Two weeks after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February, Kremlin-backed rebels assaulted a nursing home in the eastern region of Luhansk. Dozens of elderly and disabled patients, many of them bedridden, … Read more

Canada’s unemployment rate fell to record low in June, despite losing 43,000 jobs

Canada’s unemployment rate fell to record low in June, despite losing 43,000 jobs

A customer enters a restaurant with help wanted signs Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Laval, Que.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press The Canadian economy posted a surprise loss of jobs in June, the first monthly decline that was not associated with tighter public-health restrictions since the outset of the pandemic. Overall employment fell by 43,000 last month, … Read more

Why are strategists still so positive, despite all the bad news

Why are strategists still so positive, despite all the bad news

Wall Street forecasters are still a remarkably optimistic lot despite plunging share prices and recession forecasts that have become as common as long-weekend hotdogs. On average, top strategists predict the S&P 500 index will finish 2022 at 4,482, according to a report by Aneet Chachra, a portfolio manager at the British-American fund company Janus Henderson. … Read more

Daughter of slain Mexico reporter dies of wounds from attack

Daughter of slain Mexico reporter dies of wounds from attack

Police officers stand near the vehicle of journalist Antonio de la Cruz, who was killed by unknown assailants while leaving his home, in Ciudad Victoria, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico June 29, 2022.STRINGER/Reuters The daughter of a reporter slain earlier this week in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas died Friday of wounds suffered in … Read more

Toronto Raptors land free agent Otto Porter Jr.

Toronto Raptors land free agent Otto Porter Jr.

The Raptors are staying true to themselves. The team’s first outside acquisition of the NBA off-season fits perfectly into their prototypical mould: a versatile, tall wing with a long wingspan. Otto Porter Jr. — listed at six-foot-eight with a reach that extends past seven feet — brings to 10 the number of players on the … Read more