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Speller reinstated into National Spelling Bee after appeal

Speller reinstated into National Spelling Bee after appeal

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A speller has been reinstated into the Scripps National Spelling Bee field after successfully appealing that he was denied relevant root information about a word.
With 'Crimes of the Future,' Scott Speedman goes from heartthrob to tortured soul

With 'Crimes of the Future,' Scott Speedman goes from heartthrob to tortured soul

TORONTO — Two decades after starring on "Felicity" and playing the beloved Ben Covington, Scott Speedman is having something of a renaissance moment. Or, as he humbly puts it, "a few good years.
Award-winning 'Tomb of Sand' to be published in US in 2023

Award-winning 'Tomb of Sand' to be published in US in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's winner of the International Booker Prize, Geetanjali Shree's novel “Tomb of Sand,” will be released in the U.S. this winter by an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Home sales in Metro Vancouver calmer in May as interest rates cool hot market

Home sales in Metro Vancouver calmer in May as interest rates cool hot market

VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says home sales across the region have returned to "more typical seasonal levels" and that there are modest signs continuous price increases might ease.
RBC caught up in Texas laws defending gun and fossil fuel industries

RBC caught up in Texas laws defending gun and fossil fuel industries

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada has become caught up in efforts by Texas to limit action by banks against gun manufacturers and fossil fuel companies as attention intensifies on the divisive issues.
Russian plane stranded at Pearson airport in Toronto racking up parking fees

Russian plane stranded at Pearson airport in Toronto racking up parking fees

A Russian cargo plane stranded at Toronto Pearson International Airport is racking up parking fees of more than $1,000 per day. The Russian-registered Antonov 124 operated by cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr has been parked at Pearson since Feb.
Alimentation Couche-Tard to deploy over 10,000 AI-powered cash registers at stores

Alimentation Couche-Tard to deploy over 10,000 AI-powered cash registers at stores

LAVAL, Que. — Convenience store retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says it will deploy more than 10,000 touchless self-serve cash registers within three years at over 7,000 Couche-Tard and Circle K stores.
Ontario law allowing employees to disconnect from technology after hours kicks in

Ontario law allowing employees to disconnect from technology after hours kicks in

TORONTO — Ontario's right to disconnect policy comes into effect today.
New CN chief executive says francophones board member coming soon

New CN chief executive says francophones board member coming soon

MONTREAL — The new chief executive of Canadian National Railway Co. did not apologize on behalf of her company for the absence of francophones on its board of directors.
Jean Paul Riopelle canvas commands $2.9 million at Heffel auction

Jean Paul Riopelle canvas commands $2.9 million at Heffel auction

TORONTO — A canvas by Quebec abstractionist Jean Paul Riopelle hammered down for nearly $2.9 million at auction. Riopelle's 1953 palette-knife with drip piece "Sans titre" nearly doubled its pre-auction estimate of $1 million to $1.