NEW YORK—All those who marvel at Miguel Cabrera only can wonder what he might’ve done this year if completely healthy.
Even so, Cabrera was a huge hit in Motown.
LONDON—Prince Charles is readying the paperwork to claim his pension when he turns 65 today, but he still hasn’t started the job he was born to do.
He is the longest-waiting heir to the throne in Britain’s history—having moved into that role since 1952, when he was three years old.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—The swirling lines from Linden Bateman’s pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.
Cursive. Penmanship. Handwriting.
In years gone by, it helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate.
But now, in the digital age, people increasingly are communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary.
GENEVA—An enormous diamond known as “The Pink Star” sold for more than $83 million at auction last night—far surpassing its expected price.
Sotheby’s said the sale of the vivid and flawless 59.60-carat pink diamond is the highest price ever paid for a gemstone at auction.
GROTON, Conn.—It could dive deeper than any other submarine, and when it reached the ocean floor, the one-of-a-kind Navy vessel could roll on wheels with lights illuminating the depths outside its windows.
The nuclear-powered NR-1, launched in Groton in 1969, was one of the most secretive vessels in the U.S. undersea force.
It was taken out of service in 2008 and disassembled.
TORONTO—Kinross Gold Corp. has reported a big drop in third-quarter net earnings amid falling gold prices and higher production costs.
The Toronto-based miner, which reports in U.S. dollars, said net income fell to $49.9 million (U.S.), or four cents per share, in the three months ended Sept. 30.
VANCOUVER—Canada is a global steward of the seas with the longest coastline in the world stretched along three oceans, but that role is at risk, says a new report.
ST. PAUL, Alta.—The Crown says a man who killed a student when he crashed his minivan into an Alberta school should spend three years behind bars and never be allowed to drive again.
Prosecutor Jeff Rudiak told a St. Paul courtroom that a message needs to be sent to other drivers like Richard Benson who have seizures and aren’t taking their medication.
OTTAWA—A junior Conservative staffer in Guelph, Ont., charged with elections offences, bragged about his allegedly fraudulent exploits to other young partisans, newly-released court documents show.
A judge partially lifted a publication ban yesterday that prevented the release of details on Elections Canada interviews with six Conservative workers.
OTTAWA—The Canadian Forces are considering sending a detachment of three-six Griffon helicopters to help with relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Officials say teams on the ground on the typhoon-ravaged island of Panay are assessing the situation and the need for helicopters.