Monday, June 29, 2015


Canadian harness maker keeps historic business alive, builds big name abroad

TORONTO — David Freedman routinely rubs shoulders with royals, spends plenty of time with celebrities and travels to the world’s most elite equestrian events, all the while selling his handmade harnesses, saddles and other leather goods.
But the 51-year-old’s Toronto-based business — Freedman’s — isn’t exactly a household name in Canada.

Celebs Deadmau5, Jann Arden to judge Tim Hortons doughnut contest

OAKVILLE, Ont. — One lucky Canadian will be able to add their dream doughnut to the Tim Hortons menu and walk away with $10,000 as winner of the Duelling Donuts contest, launched Wednesday by the coffee chain.
Home chefs have until July 21 to concoct a unique doughnut idea inspired by a family recipe.

Queen Elizabeth to begin Germany state visit that will include trip to ex-concentration camp

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II is leaving Tuesday on a state visit to Germany that will include her first trip to a former concentration camp site.
She and her husband Prince Philip plan to visit the Bergen-Belsen camp where diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died just weeks before the British liberated it on April 15, 1945.

Obama says US making progress but ‘not cured’ of racism, utters racial epithet to make point

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the history of slavery and segregation is “still part of our DNA” in the United States, even if racial epithets no longer show up in polite conversation. He uttered the N-word in making his point.

Prince Harry formally ends decade in Britain’s army; now to target elephant poachers in Africa

LONDON — Prince Harry formally ended his full-time military service in Britain’s army Friday, wrapping up a career in which he qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot and completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

With Lauer interview, Williams begins effort to rebuild his journalistic credibility

NEW YORK — After NBC’s decision to remove Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor and reassign him to MSNBC, the embattled news reader faces a quest to rebuild his credibility and dignity in a role that is a marked comedown from his old one.

Brian Williams won’t anchor ‘Nightly News’ but will remain at NBC

NEW YORK — NBC News said Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor following his suspension for misrepresenting himself, but will be given a second chance as a breaking news anchor at the cable network MSNBC.
Lester Holt, who has been subbing for Williams since his suspension in February, will take over the job full-time, the network said.

Reports say Brian Williams won’t return as NBC’s chief news anchor

NEW YORK — Brian Williams won’t return as NBC “Nightly News” anchor at the conclusion of his suspension for misrepresenting his role in a news story and following an investigation into other alleged misstatements.

Puzzling proposal: British man asks girlfriend to marry him in The Times’ crossword

LONDON — It’s a case of two down: the aisle.
A crossword-loving British lawyer hid a marriage proposal in The Times newspaper’s daily puzzle.
Matthew Dick thought of the cryptic way of popping the question to girlfriend Delyth Hughes, and persuaded the newspaper to agree.

US first lady visits London school to promote education for girls, takes tea with Prince Harry

LONDON — Schoolgirls in east London greeted U.S. first lady Michelle Obama with song, interpretive dance and squeals of joy Tuesday as she travelled to the British capital to promote education for girls.

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