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Justice Department appeals, seeking to replace Trump in suit

NEW YORK — The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s refusal to let the United States replace President Donald Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s. Department attorneys notified U.

Ontario moves to cap delivery app fees in regions where indoor dining banned

TORONTO — Ontario is set to cap the fees third-party delivery apps impose on restaurants in regions where indoor dining is prohibited, in a bid to protect what profits restaurants can still make during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hijab-wearing Somali-US model takes step back from industry

Hijab-wearing Somali-US model takes step back from industry

MILAN — Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected.
Deepa Mehta on why more Tamil actors weren't in lead roles in new film 'Funny Boy'

Deepa Mehta on why more Tamil actors weren't in lead roles in new film 'Funny Boy'

TORONTO — Canadian director Deepa Mehta says she initially secured "some great Tamil actors" for her new film "Funny Boy," but they were unable to participate "due to family issues and visa problems.

Georgia's state-owned Jekyll Island getting new hotel

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. — A hotel is rising on a long-vacant beachfront on Georgia's state-owned Jekyll Island. The Brunswick News reports a 209-room hotel is scheduled to open in spring or summer of next year.
How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you're not going

How to tell family their Christmas gathering is too risky and you're not going

We see it in movies and hear it in songs: protagonists overcoming obstacles of all kinds to reach their goal of being home for the holidays. The pressure to attend family events isn't new.

UK judge refuses Depp permission to appeal libel ruling

LONDON — A judge has refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal against a British court's ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard.
Torstar sells digital marketing technology developed by subsidiary to Loblaw

Torstar sells digital marketing technology developed by subsidiary to Loblaw

TORONTO — Torstar Corp. says it has sold digital advertising technology developed by its subsidiary, Eyereturn Marketing Inc., to Loblaw Companies Ltd. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild

Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — Rocky the stowaway owl is back in the wild. The tiny Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller after it was found by a worker setting up the holiday tree Nov. 16 at Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.
Calling all eccentric millionaires: 'Schitt's Creek' motel up for sale for $2 million

Calling all eccentric millionaires: 'Schitt's Creek' motel up for sale for $2 million

There's a rose-coloured opportunity for would-be hoteliers looking to flaunt their wealth in small-town Canada.