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Disney to buy much of 21st Century Fox in $52B US takeover Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4-billion US deal, including for film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertain | Dec 14, 2017 1:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kentucky politician accused of sexual assault dies in apparent suicide Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner says. | Dec 14, 2017 11:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Grandparents being sued for child support: 'We love her to pieces. But she's not our child' A North Bay couple will be in court Friday arguing why they shouldn't pay child support for their granddaughter. It's a case that could set a precedent at a time when grandparents have more rights in custody disputes. | Dec 14, 2017 10:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Alabama's black voters sent Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate. It could be a model for 2018 In spite of race, in spite of partisanship, and in spite of voter suppression laws, it was black voters in Alabama who delivered an astonishing victory for Democratic senator-elect Doug Jones on Tuesday night. Can the grassroots organization work again in | Dec 14, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why Canada's net neutrality fight hasn't been as fierce as the one in the U.S. America's telecom regulator is much more partisan than Canada's own, but there are legal reasons too. | Dec 14, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yellen swan song reveals confidence in North American economic future: Don Pittis Rather than carping at Donald Trump or her successor Janet Yellen was upbeat. But Canadian borrowers should watch out for much higher interest rates. | Dec 14, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Defence procurement continues to be more about political strategy than military need The plan was to go to Boeing to purchase new Super Hornets the latest and vastly improved variant of the F-18s. But Boeing has become a bit of a problem for Trudeau, so we're getting some hand-me-downs from our Aussie cousins. | Dec 14, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Justin Trudeau's Liberals still standing after bumpy fall: Aaron Wherry Despite a few scandals and the daily outrage expressed on Parliament Hill, the Liberals have actually gained ground at the Conservatives' expense. | Dec 14, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
PMO staffer Claude-ric Gagn under investigation for inappropriate behaviour A staff member in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office has been suspended from his position of deputy director of operations and a third-party investigation has been launched after allegations of inappropriate behaviour were made against him. | Dec 14, 2017 01:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bitcoin boom seen as survival, not speculation, in Venezuela As Venezuela's national currency loses value at a catastrophic rate, thousands have begun turning to the world of cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains from their increasingly worthless bolivars. | Dec 14, 2017 01:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend