OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett always tries to make sure that anyone who’s willing to make a seven-figure donation just to have lunch with the investor gets their money’s worth, so the meals often last more than three hours.
So far, so good.
“Nobody’s asked for their money back,” Buffett said.
TORONTO — Privacy concerns don’t seem to have scared Canadians off Facebook.
Canada passed the 16 million users mark in May, according to research firm Inside Network.
An estimated 912,380 Canadians signed up for the site last month, a six per cent increase in membership.
NEW YORK — When Elizabeth Robichaux Brown got married nine years ago, she made a vow to love her husband, for better or for worse, until their dying days.
She did not make that same kind of commitment to her ring.
MONTREAL — After a widely reported miscarriage and several unsuccessful in-vitro fertilization procedures, Quebec chanteuse Celine Dion’s dream of having another child has come true.
Dion’s U.S. publicist Kim Jakwerth confirmed to The Canadian Press on Sunday that the singer is 14 weeks pregnant with twins.
LONDON — It was black and strapless, with a sassy sequined flounce at the bodice and a gloriously full, swishy skirt.
The dress was, Lady Diana Spencer thought, so grown-up, just right for her first official engagement after the announcement she was to marry Prince Charles.
LAS VEGAS — A 24-year-old Arab-American beat 50 other women to take the 2010 Miss USA title on Sunday.
Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Michigan, won the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip after swimsuit, evening gown and interview competitions.
When asked how she felt about winning the crown, she said, “Ask me after I’ve had a pizza.”
TORONTO — For more than 30 years, Robert Munsch has fascinated young readers with his unique stories that have made his books staples of any child’s library.
But it is his latest story, one of admission to cocaine and alcohol addictions, that has become the most shocking and captivating one, a story not intended for his young “Munschkin” fans.
TEHRAN, Iran — Reporter Maziar Bahari has been sentenced in absentia in Iran to more than 13 years in prison and 50 lashes, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Maziar Bahari, a dual Canadian and Iranian citizen, spent nearly four months in jail but was released on bail and allowed to leave the country to join his British wife in London in October.
TORONTO — Canadian youth are among the best debaters and public speakers in the world. It’s a resolution that even they would be hard-pressed to argue against.
The point has been proven time and again in the past 23 years as high school students from across the country distinguish themselves through their oratory in international competitions.
CALGARY — The Striking Viking has beaten men badly in billiards, but she says only when they deserved it.
Ewa Mataya Laurance is a world trick shot champion, billiards celebrity and model who has appeared in New York Times Magazine, People, Sports Illustrated, Forbes and Glamour.