David Braganza

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Kelly McParland: For Trump, calling out bigots isn’t worth interrupting a golf game

Amid the array of challenges that face any American president are sprinkled a few easy tasks that serve as a break from the ongoing parade of …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

How the Canadian economy – and stock market – can outperform

The Canadian economy is leading the G7 in terms of growth, so investors might be tempted to think this is as good as it gets. But there are several …

Taste of Edmonton 2018 moves to Federal Building Plaza [Video]

Alberta's infrastructure minister hopes to whet public appetites with the promise of a “tasty” announcement Tuesday morning.

Sign at Swiss hotel tells ‘Jewish guests’ to shower before swimming

GENEVA — Switzerland’s tourism office on Tuesday decried an “unfortunate” incident in which a small Alpine hotel posted a sign asking “Jewish guests” …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Change this iPhone setting to stop receiving unwanted photos or files from strangers

Some iPhone users are getting unpleasant surprises from a sharing feature they may not realize allows anyone to send pictures to their …

New York City

Firefighter apologizes for Charlottesville ‘dumb joke’ on Facebook

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia firefighter who posted a picture of himself holding a torch and wearing a Confederate flag hat on Facebook said he was …

Falling tree crushes 12 people to death at festival in Portugal, injures 52 others

LISBON, Portugal — A tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 12 people and injuring …

Rare Canadian oriole to fly thousands of miles back home – on passenger jet

Bullock’s oriole who ended up in Ottawa to fly home on Air Canada flight Small orange-plumed female first spotted in capital in late 2015<p>Nearly two years ago, she was spotted perched on an apple tree in Ontario – thousands of miles from her natural habitat – capturing the attention of birdwatchers …

Birds

‘I could see the whiskers and the tail’; Suit claims rat baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

PHILADELPHIA — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.<p>Ellen Manfalouti sued …

Chick-fil-A

Advocate urges more transparency after five child deaths in New Brunswick

At least five New Brunswick children whose families were known to protective workers have died, but little is publicly known about their deaths – and the province's child and youth advocate says that has to change.<p>The provincial government accepted most recommendations stemming from an …

Canada

‘Please watch over us from heaven’: In Japan, 25,000 people use ‘wind phone’ to communicate with dead loved ones

An old, disconnected black telephone stands in a telephone booth in the town of Otsuchi — about 20 minutes’ drive from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture. …

Japan

A summer meal that's low on carbs, but big on fresh flavour

Who says minestrone needs to be red? This bright green alternative is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of summer and make use of seasonal produce. This is the season for garlic scapes, which are the curled tops of growing garlic and are removed to jolt the bulbs into increasing in size. I …

Carbohydrates

Trudeau’s pot promise is about to be put to the test: Hébert

MONTREAL—If he wants to avoid spending the 2019 campaign walking on the shards of yet another broken signature promise, Justin Trudeau has little …

Bombardier confirms cuts to compensation in wake of public uproar

Bombardier Inc. confirmed that it will make two changes to its executive compensation package for 2016 in line with requests made over the past week by its senior leadership.<p>The Montreal-based plane maker said in a regulatory filing Monday that directors approved a request by Pierre Beaudoin, the …

Compensation

Class-action suit seeks damages for people who got sick from Robin Hood flour

A pair of Alberta-based law firms say they've filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of people who bought or consumed a popular brand of flour that's been linked to illnesses from E. coli.<p>James H. Brown and Associates and Higgerty Law say they're seeking damages from Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. …

E.coli

The wild neighbours encroaching on Toronto’s urban spaces

When Vivienne Scott-Smietana got back last week from a trip to Los Angeles, she found a message from her neighbour: Did you know you have a coyote in your backyard? She and her husband rushed to the kitchen window and looked out. Sure enough there it was. Lying in her flowerbed as if it were the …

Los Angeles

Watchdog groups sue Trump administration over White House visitor logs

A coalition of government watchdog groups plans to sue the Trump administration on Monday with the aim of compelling the White House to continue …

United Airlines passenger bloodied, apparently dazed after being forcibly removed from flight to Louisville: ‘Oh my God!’

All hell broke loose aboard an overbooked United Airlines flight when a passenger reportedly refused to give up his seat.<p>Video of the distressing …

On Cheque Day, a toxic mix of money and drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

The prevalence of fentanyl and carfentanil means drug users in the Downtown Eastside are always at risk, but never more so than when social assistance cheques arrive every month. The Globe spent roughly 24 hours in the troubled neighbourhood for a first-hand look at the overdose crisis<p>Deirdre is …

Drug Addiction

Trump wishes 'enemies' a Happy New Year

Donald Trump tweets out unusual New Year message<p>PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump has an unusual New Year’s message for his Twitter …

The Playlist to Help You Kiss 2016 Goodbye

New Year's Eve never sounded so good.<p>Dear 2016, the time has come for you to finally make your exit. You've been one rough year, but one thing we will thank you for is the great music you graced us with, which we'll be listening to on New Year's Eve. Everything else, though, you can take with …

Oil Down, but Ends Year With Biggest Gain Since 2009

Oil prices settled slightly lower on Friday, the year’s last trading day, but attained their biggest annual gain since 2009, after OPEC and partners …

Oil

A pendulum shift

Grannie's grandfather clock was lovely, but one night, Jacqui Chesterton just couldn't take it any more<p><i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide.</i><p>My grandmother's grandfather clock really needs to become fodder …

Parenting

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Need a cheap diffuser for your camera flash? Try a white balloon

The Koldunov Brothers put together this simple demonstration of how using a standard white party balloon can give your flash photography a nice …

Photography

Vermont utility finds alleged Russian malware on computer

<b>(CNN) —</b> The indicators from the malicious software found on a Burlington Electric Company laptop match those on malware found in the Democratic National Committee computers that the US government has blamed on Russians, the Department of Homeland Security said Saturday.<p>DHS spokesman Todd Breasseale …

Cybersecurity

The 16 Best (And Weirdest) Crowdfunding Projects of 2016

Minimal bike gear, high tech design nerding and more<p>Crowdfunding is still a hit and miss landscape but its popularity for project backing is still …

Product Design