OTTAWA — It’s been 25 years to the day since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that criminalizing abortion violated a woman’s charter rights.
In many ways, it feels like it was just yesterday.
YANGON, Myanmar — An excavation team searching for a stash of legendary World War II-era British fighter aircraft in northern Myanmar said a wooden crate believed to contain one of the planes has been found, full of muddy water.
NEW YORK — The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat?
Or another of their board game buddies?
Hasbro is holding a Facebook contest to eliminate one of the eight tokens that identify the players and introduce a new one. Possible new tokens include a cat, diamond ring, guitar, toy robot and helicopter
CRESAPTOWN, Md. — Hazard Wilson’s new cellmate is a hairy bundle of energy whose playful zeal can’t be contained by steel doors: a five-month-old golden retriever. Yardley is one of three canines assigned since September to inmates at a maximum-security prison in western Maryland for training as service dogs for disabled military veterans.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Call her the girl with no name.
A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means “light breeze” in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government.
TORONTO — An increase in gluten-free cuisine that has fabulous flavour is going to be a big trend in 2013. Quince and cauliflower should be on your radar, along with finger limes and such delicacies as octopus and grits.
DETROIT — Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. “Spoiler alert” is among them. So are “kick the can down the road,” “trending“ and “bucket list.“
TORONTO — Long before everyone else prepared to turn the page on 2012, trend forecasters have been on the fast track to 2013 with projections of the hot hues expected to make a colourful splash in the months ahead.
TORONTO — ‘Tis the season for resolutions. And many of us are already busy pledging that come Jan. 1 we will do more of some things, less of others, or stop doing still other things altogether.
But what if experts made your health-related resolutions for you? What changes might they try to persuade you to make in your life?
TORONTO — So, the New Year is upon us, and that means a pristine new calendar with all those blank squares just waiting to be filled.