TORONTO — An oil sketch by Group of Seven member Lawren Harris sold at auction Thursday night for $3.5 million, the second-highest price ever paid for a painting in Canada.
WASHINGTON — Michaele and Tareq Salahi didn’t look out of place at Tuesday’s White House state dinner. They were all smiles as they rubbed shoulders with Vice-President Joe Biden, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty and CBS News anchor Katie Couric.
No one suspected the Salahis were a couple of brazen party crashers — and wannabe reality TV stars.
WASHINGTON — Faced with limited job options, many young adults are turning to an old standby to weather the recession: moving back in with mom and dad.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Roman Catholic bishop of Rhode Island says he asked Rep. Patrick Kennedy to stop receiving Holy Communion in 2007 because of the lawmaker’s support for abortion rights.
That revelation Sunday proved an ugly climax to a simmering feud between Kennedy and his staunch critic, Bishop Thomas Tobin.
TORONTO — The wealthy Thomson family remains number one on the latest Canadian Business magazine list of the 100 richest Canadians.
The Thomson clan, which controls the Thomson Reuters (TSX:TRI) news and specialized data company, has amassed roughly $21.99 billion, up 19 per cent over last year.
TORONTO — They are the stories of Canadians’ misery, hardship and misfortune. But we’re not talking about the daily news headlines.
It’s the 22nd edition of The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar by popular weather prognosticator David Phillips of Environment Canada.
CANBERRA, Australia — Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologized Monday to thousands of impoverished British children shipped to Australia in past centuries with the promise of a better life, only to suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home.
NEW YORK — They grew up in a home like no other — where bullets arrived in the mail and where their father went to the basement to open packages he feared could contain explosives.
NEW YORK — CNN host Lou Dobbs shocked his viewers Wednesday when he announced that he would be leaving the network effective immediately.
The longtime host of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” said on his show that it would be his last and that he was ready “to pursue new opportunities.”
NASHVILLE — It’s been Taylor Swift’s year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association’s entertainer of the year award.
Swift won all four awards for which she was nominated, making history on a historic night that included Darius Rucker’s win as new artist.