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Comedian Baron Cohen asks judge to dismiss Roy Moore lawsuit

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  — Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen asked a federal judge to dismiss Roy Moore’s defamation lawsuit over a television segment that lampooned Moore in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. Lawyers for Baron Cohen, Showtime Networks and CBS wrote last week in a joint court filing that Moore signed an agreement waiving all legal claims …

‘Jeopardy!’ host Trebek says he’s resumed chemotherapy

NEW YORK  — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he’s had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again. Trebek told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that after a short period of optimism when he stopped chemotherapy, his “numbers shot up” and doctors ordered him back on the treatment. The 79-year-old game show host …

‘Battle of the Blades’ returns as Canada stands a ‘powerhouse’ in figure skating

TORONTO  — A lot has changed in the world of competitive figure skating since the CBC celebrity on-ice contest “Battle of the Blades” left the air nearly six years ago. “Canada became a powerhouse in figure skating,” world champion figure skater and former “Blades” co-host Kurt Browning said in a recent interview, pointing to a slew of medals at …

Tanya Talaga, Alicia Elliott among all female Writers’ Trust non fiction finalists

Announcing the $60,000 #WestonPrize finalists: Alicia Elliott @WordsandGuitar #AMindSpreadOutontheGround, Anna Mehler Paperny @amp6 #HelloIWanttoDiePleaseFixMe, @TanyaTalaga #AllOurRelations, @AyeletTsabari #TheArtofLeaving & @JennyHeijun Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. pic.twitter.com/cIShrCBbc7 — Writers' Trust (@writerstrust) September 17, 2019 All Our Relations by Tanya Talaga is a finalist for the @writerstrust #WestonPrize. @TanyaTalaga https://t.co/tqZDTF60x1 pic.twitter.com/VUfZ8cnGMn — CBC Books (@cbcbooks) September 17, …

Haviah Mighty wins Polaris prize for her album ’13th Floor’

View this post on Instagram ‘13th Floor,’ my latest album release, has been shortlisted for the @polarismusicprize! The gala, performances & announcing of the winner all goes down today, but having my album be considered among the top 10 Canadian albums is already a win in itself. So excited for this evening! ❤️ A post …

RCMP commissioner says info in FBI probe led to arrest of intelligence director

OTTAWA — An RCMP employee charged with trying to disclose secret information was discovered after a joint probe with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation pointed to a mole in the force, top Mountie Brenda Lucki said Tuesday. The RCMP commissioner, addressing the arrest of Cameron Jay Ortis in person for the first time, also …

Freedom of expression or personal attack? Nurse appeals fine for Facebook post

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s highest court is to decide what’s next for a registered nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing her grandfather’s care on Facebook. Carolyn Strom from Prince Albert, Sask., was found guilty of professional misconduct by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association in 2016. She has asked the province’s Court of Appeal to quash …

NDP leader behind jeers at rural expo: Doug Ford

VERNER, Ont. — Premier Doug Ford picked a political fight with Ontario’s opposition leader at a normally non-partisan rural expo Tuesday, accusing her of being behind a smattering of jeers he received at the event. Ford lashed out at NDP Leader Andrea Horwath during a news conference at the International Plowing Match in Verner, Ont., …

Court allows appeal on pipeline certificate, says B.C. needs to reconsider

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has been ordered by the province’s highest court to reconsider its environmental assessment certificate allowing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. In challenges by the Squamish Nation and the City of Vancouver, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled the province’s approval of the certificate was based on the …

Ford acknowledges problems with anti carbon tax stickers, vows to get it fixed

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the government’s provincewide campaign to criticize the federal carbon tax just isn’t sticking. That’s because the stickers decrying the tax, which gas stations are required by law to post on their pumps, were produced using the wrong adhesive and are falling off. Ford joked about the issue at the International …