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Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America's diminutive sex therapist, dead at 96

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the diminutive sex therapist who became a pop icon, media star and best-selling author through her frank talk about once-taboo bedroom topics, has died. She was 96.

Czech tennis player Barbora Krejcikova wins Wimbledon title

Barbora Krejcikova won the Wimbledon's women's final for her second Grand Slam title with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Jasmine Paolini on Saturday.

Drawn to Mars, these researchers found themselves in Yukon instead

The surprising similarities between Mars and the North brought around 80 astroscientists to the Yukon this week, representing universities and space agencies from all over the world. 

Israel targets Hamas military chief in airstrike, Gaza officials say at least 71 killed

Israel says it targeted Hamas's military commander in an airstrike that Palestinian health officials say killed at least 71 people in the southern Gaza Strip. It was unclear whether Deif was killed, the security official said.

Country Foods focuses on food sovereignty in northern Manitoba

Launched in the early 1990s, Country Foods was started after discussions in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation highlighted the need for food sovereignty. The mandate for the program is to gather and distribute traditional foods for people in the northern Manitoba community.

Dunes at P.E.I. National Park showing signs of recovery from Fiona's wrath

Parks Canada says it’s seeing encouraging signs of dune regrowth in Prince Edward Island National Park — and some of the credit goes to beachgoers who stay off them.

Blair defends the slow pace of Canada's defence spending, says some allies have it easier

Reaching NATO's defence spending benchmark isn't about showing up at your local military trade show with a credit card and buying "a whole bunch of stuff," Defence Minister Bill Blair said Friday following the conclusion of the alliance's Washington summit.

Millions of bats have died from this disease. Now it's been found in Alberta

Three little brown bats in two separate areas of southeastern Alberta have tested positive for white-nose syndrome, and there's no cure. Biologists consider white-nose syndrome one of the worst wildlife diseases in modern times in North America.

Google to offer dark web monitoring for free. But your data is possibly already there — and vulnerable

Your personal data, whether it’s passwords, credit card numbers and other online account information, is quite possibly available on the dark web, just waiting to be exploited — if it hasn’t been already.
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Toronto Star

Fifteen-year-old girl fatally struck after two-vehicle collision at Brampton intersection

One of the drivers involved in the crash, a 36-year-old man from Mississauga, is facing charges. Police said "alcohol was a contributing factor" in the incident.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s diminutive and pioneering sex therapist, dies at 96

Westheimer died on Friday at her home in New York City, surrounded by her family, according to publicist and friend Pierre Lehu.

NATO is trying to 'Trump-proof' itself — but is that even possible?

This week's summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Washington was about more than protecting Ukraine, deterring Russian aggression and goading its members into spending more on defence, Alex Ballingall writes.

Banks are expecting a wave of mortgage defaults: Economists say a credit crunch could hurt us all

Tens of thousands of vulnerable households will renew their mortgage in 2026 at significantly higher rates, pushing Canada towards a recession, in a worst case scenario.

Andrea Skinner, my stepsister, told me what happened to her nearly 50 years ago. This is why I kept quiet for so long

Andrew Sabiston says the silence started when as a boy he found about the abuse by Alice Munro's husband. "I thought, everything would be OK. Our parents would take charge."

'Don't tell your mother': I wish I'd broken the silence in Alice Munro's house

My parents let my sister down. I should have spoken up sooner, writes Alice's daughter Jenny Munro.

An Israeli attack targeting the Hamas military commander kills at least 71 in southern Gaza

The Gaza Health Ministry said at least 289 others were injured in the attack — one of the war's deadliest — and that many dead and injured were taken to overwhelmed Nasser Hospital nearby.

Meet the woman who's transforming Molson Coors Canada from a 'beer company' to a 'beverage company'

Molson Coors Canada president Chantalle Butler on building upon the rich legacy of one of the country's most iconic companies.

Why Anthony Stolarz and Oliver Ekman-Larsson bought into the Maple Leafs after a Stanley Cup parade with the Panthers

NHL teams love adding Cup champions to the dressing room, players who have proven they know what it takes to win, but the Leafs need more than that.

Matty Matheson doesn't feel like a TV star: 'I'm kind of chillin' says 'The Bear' actor

"I'm certainly not chasing the fame Hollywood actor thing," says the Toronto restaurateur who co-stars in one of TV's hottest shows.
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Global News

Great White North: Why more sharks are heading to Canada

As climate change disrupts ocean temperatures, a significant trend is emerging: more sharks are heading north into Canadian waters.

EU charges X under social media laws, takes aim at platform’s blue checks

The European Commission outlined the preliminary findings from its investigation into X, formerly known as Twitter, under the 27-nation bloc's Digital Services Act.

Most extravagant wedding of the year set to begin in India. Who’s invited?

Global celebrities, business tycoons and politicians began arriving in Mumbai on Friday to attend the wedding of the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man.

Biden’s verbal slips at NATO summit caught world attention, Moscow says

U.S President Joe Biden on Thursday misspoke and introduced Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as 'President Putin,' before quickly correcting himself.

World population could peak at 10.3B by 2080s: UN

The report — released on World Population Day — says the global population is then expected to decline to around 10.2 billion by the end of the century.

Canada to help train Ukrainians on F-16 fighter jets due to be flying by summer

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday the federal government will commit up to $389 million over the coming year to the training, and an additional $500 million in aid.

China warns NATO not to stir ‘chaos’ in Asia

China accused NATO on Thursday of seeking security at the expense of others and told the alliance not to bring the same 'chaos' to Asia.

Crossbow killing suspect in hospital as U.K. mulls tighter laws

A man suspected of killing the wife and daughters of a BBC radio sports commentator with a crossbow was being treated in a hospital Thursday after being found injured.

Team Canada rises above racist comment, wins world ball hockey championship

Canada's U-16 and U-18 teams were in Slovakia last week for the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBF) tournament. A racist comment by a competitor fueled success.

NATO allies call China a ‘decisive enabler’ of Russia’s war in Ukraine

The sternly worded final communiqué, approved by the 32 NATO members at their summit in Washington, makes clear that China is becoming a focus of the military alliance.
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New York Times

Unbowed by Jan. 6 Charges, Republicans Pursue Plans to Contest a Trump Defeat

Mr. Trump’s allies are preparing to try to short-circuit the election system, if he does not win.

A Second Term for Trump Could Go 4 Different Ways

He is closer than ever to a second term, but what that would bring remains unclear.

Bernie Sanders: Joe Biden for President

Enough! It’s time for Democrats to stop the bickering and nit-picking.

Police Kill a Boy, and a Refugee Group’s Young Lead the Call for Answers

A Utica, N.Y., officer’s fatal shooting of a 13-year-old provokes anger among the city’s Karen residents, members of an ethnic group from Myanmar.

Ruth Westheimer, the Sex Guru Known as Dr. Ruth, Dies at 96

Frank and funny, the taboo-breaking psychologist said things on television and radio that would have been shocking coming from almost anyone else.

Anant Ambani’s Wedding Guests Include Kardashians, Bollywood Stars and Prime Ministers

After months of lavish prewedding festivities that have captured the attention of onlookers worldwide, Anant Ambani, the youngest son of India’s richest man, married Radhika Merchant in Mumbai.

For Biden, a Race Against Time

The president should be poked — out of the race.

What to Expect as a Punishing Heat Wave Shifts East

The West will get a small break from record-breaking heat, while much of the Midwest and the East Coast swelter into next week.

Hispanic Male Democrats Make an Abortion-Rights Pitch to Latino Men

These candidates say the issue cannot be avoided in 2024, and dismiss the notion that focusing on men, who typically prioritize the economy, is a risk.

Angry Birds Take on Drones at New York City Beach

American Oystercatchers are attacking drones that have been deployed to scan for sharks and swimmers in distress.
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Travelers say these are the best—and worst—U.S. airports for on-time flights, cleanliness, restaurants and more

AirHelp scored the airports based on flights taken from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.

30-year-old left the U.S., relocated to Budapest, and pays $560/month for a 1-bedroom apartment

Denae McGaha moved from the U.S. to Budapest, Hungary in 2017 to teach English to kindergarteners.

Olympic gold medalist spends $1,000/month on food: 'It's a pretty significant investment in my athletic performance'

Shot put star Ryan Crouser has taken home the gold at the past two Olympics and is looking to once again win at Paris 2024.

Ron Insana: Look to the U.S. for economic resilience and continued global stock market leadership

Americans have a homeward bias when it comes to investing — and rightfully so, especially in a year like this.

Activist Cevian has a stake in medical device company Smith & Nephew. How it may help improve margins

British company Smith & Nephew is already a global leader in medical tech. Cevian could help it boost its profitability.

With high prices and mortgage rates, aspiring and current homeowners feel ‘stuck'

Affordability has plummeted since the early days of the pandemic, data shows.

Startups are building balloons to hoist tourists 100,000 feet into the stratosphere

A single trip would last about 6 hours and ticket prices range from $50,000 to around $184,000 per seat.

The Ambani wedding is costing millions — here's how to have a big impact on a much smaller budget

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding cost millions, but wedding planners say you can have a glamorous wedding on a much smaller budget.

Alec Baldwin 'Rust' manslaughter case dismissed by judge

Alec Baldwin cannot be retried over the shooting death of "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins because ammunition evidence being hidden from his lawyers.

AT&T's massive data breach deepens crisis for Snowflake seven weeks after hack was disclosed

AT&T is the most high-profile company tied to Snowflake's cyberattack that the company disclosed in May.

The Washington Post

These are Hamas’s top leaders

The group has both a political and military wing. Some of its leaders are public figures while others operate in the shadows.

Princess Kate will attend men’s Wimbledon final, palace says

It would be the second public appearance for Catherine, Princess of Wales, since announcing that she has cancer.

Asia’s richest man is hosting a ‘spectacular,’ ‘vulgar,’ star-studded wedding

Anant Ambani, Mukesh Ambani’s son, has married Radhika Merchant. Here’s what to know about the glitzy, glamorous, and controversial wedding in Mumbai.

Israel targets Hamas military leader; 71 killed in Mawasi strike, officials say

Israeli officials said the IDF had targeted the leader of Hamas’s military wing, Mohammed Deif, as Gaza’s Health Ministry said at least 71 people had been killed.

Germany is forcing some asylum seekers to work, when they just want real jobs

Germany’s debate over migrants and jobs comes against the backdrop of an economy in desperate need of new workers as the population ages.

Taliban tries reconciling science and religion in facing climate change

Afghanistan’s rulers, cut off from foreign assistance, are tackling climate change on their own while debating whether it is God’s doing or a foreign plot.

Israel, Hamas inch closer to Gaza cease-fire deal, but gaps remain

Officials said that while Israel and Hamas appear closer to a cease-fire deal, new Israeli demands and disagreements over details are still at issue.

After abuse revelations, professors grapple with how to teach Munro

Alice Munro, Canada’s only Nobel laureate in literature, stayed with her husband after he admitted abusing her daughter. Canadians are now reassessing a national icon.

After weeks of protests, Kenya’s president sacks his much reviled ministers

Just six weeks ago, President William Ruto was visiting the White House and basking as a top U.S. ally in Africa, but Kenya has since exploded with anti-corruption protests.

U.S.-China rivalry enters a new sphere: Who can best carry a tune

A Chinese television show featuring live performances by Americans including Adam Lambert has audiences questioning the quality of domestic singers.


Firefighters tackle major blaze in Newry

Large black plumes of smoke can be seen near the Greenbank industrial estate in the city.

Celebrity sex therapist Dr Ruth Westheimer dies at 96

Known as Dr Ruth, she advocated for open conversations about sex and intimate topics.

Man with life-threatening injuries after boatyard fire

The blaze happened on a yacht moored at Porth Penrhyn and emergency services were called to attend.

TRNSMT travel warning after train services cut

ScotRail introduced a temporary timetable this week in a bid to avert disruption after short-notice cancellations.

We are devastated after crossbow attack, says BBC's John Hunt

John Hunt and his daughter, Amy, talk of their devastation as they struggle to take in what happened.

Krejcikova holds off Paolini to win Wimbledon title

Barbora Krejcikova holds off a charge from Jasmine Paolini in a gripping Wimbledon final to earn her second Grand Slam singles title.

Krejcikova holds off Paolini to win Wimbledon title

Barbora Krejcikova holds off a charge from Jasmine Paolini in a gripping Wimbledon final to earn her second Grand Slam singles title.

Man arrested after human remains found in suitcases

The 34-year-old was held on suspicion of murder by armed officers in Bristol.

Man arrested after human remains found in suitcases

The 34-year-old was held on suspicion of murder by armed officers in Bristol.

Bear rescued from Ukraine dies in West Lothian zoo

The 12-year-old bear had been rehomed at the zoo in January after being rescued from a zoo that was shelled by the Russians.

The Independent

Sex expert Dr Ruth dies at age 96 - revolutionized how Americans talk in public about intercourse

Dr Ruth Westheimer changed the way Americans speak about sex

Child dies and five people rushed to hospital in house fire in east London

Neighbours saw children trapped in the house as firefighters worked to save them at the property in Napier Road in East Ham

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s diminutive and pioneering sex therapist, dies at 96

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the diminutive sex therapist who became a pop icon, media star and bestselling author through her frank talk about once-taboo bedroom topics, has died

Pub opening hours extended for Euro 2024 final as England face Spain

Football fans will be able to stay out late on Sunday in a move that will also provide a boost in revenue for pub landlords

John Hunt says he is devastated after wife and two daughters killed in crossbow attack

BBC’s John Hunt and daughter Amy release first statement after the attack on their family

Armed police arrest man after human remains found in suitcases at Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge

Police are not looking for anyone else after the arrest over two bodies found in suitcases in Bristol

Cops hunt for suspects who ran over mom who tried to stop them from carjacking her SUV with her 6-year-old inside

Alexa Stakely ran after her child, who was asleep in the backseat, when carjackers targeted her vehicle

Crossbow victim’s family demand tougher laws after ‘horrific’ attack kills wife and two daughters

Laura Sugden, 34, launched a campaign for the weapons to be licensed after she was shot with a crossbow and her partner, Shane Gilmer, was murdered by their neighbour in January 2018

How Keir Starmer’s big moment on world stage was derailed by Biden blunders

Political editor David Maddox accompanied Keir Starmer to Washington DC this week for his first major summit and explains how a US domestic controversy gave the new prime minister a lesson in the cold hard reality of his new job

Black nurse targeted with complaint after calling out alleged racism at scandal-hit watchdog

Exclusive: Nurse Neomi Bennett was referred by the chair of a Nursing and Midwifery Council panel after she called out alleged racism by the regulator