National Newswatch

Recently cut Ottawa Redblack Teague Sherman charged with sexual assault

Jul 18 2018 — — Ottawa police have confirmed former Redblacks defensive back Teague Sherman has been charged with two counts of sexual assault. Police say Sherman was charged last week, but did not provide further details because the matter is before the courts. Sherman didn’t play in Ottawa’s game against Calgary on Thursday and was released by the Redblacks […]

Margaret Atwood receives Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

Jul 18 2018 — — Margaret Atwood is adding another accolade to her collection as the 2018 laureate of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. The annual prize, named for former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion and belonging. In a statement, Clarkson lauded Atwood’s luminous […]

‘Helsinki has frozen over’: Late night blasts Trump-Putin summit

Jul 17 2018 — — Late night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert went after President Donald Trump for his comments made during Monday’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. “Helsinki has frozen over,” Kimmel said while opening his ABC show. “The President of the United States today publicly sided with Russia over our own FBI […]

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery, 35, drowns in Hamilton Harbour: police

Jul 15 2018 — — Ray Emery, the former NHL goaltender whose career spanned more than a decade and included stops in Ottawa, Chicago and Philadelphia, drowned in Hamilton Harbour on Sunday, police said. Insp. Marty Schulenberg said Emery’s death does not appear to be suspicious, calling it a “case of misadventure.” Schulenberg said Emery jumped off of a boat […]

Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

Jul 14 2018 — — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday and a posting on her web page said she died at 6:02 p.m. but didn’t […]

Hudson’s Bay pulling Ivanka Trump clothing line due to lack of sales

Jul 13 2018 — — Ivanka Trump’s clothing line will no longer be sold at Hudson’s Bay department stores, the Hudson’s Bay Company said Friday, and the retailer has already dropped the brand from its website. It will phase out the brand at its stores throughout the fall based on its performance, the company said in a statement. “As part […]

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

Jul 12 2018 — — “Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping Thursday’s nominations with 22 bids. HBO’s fantasy saga is a two-time best drama winner that sat out the last year’s awards. It’s returning to face formidable competition: “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the dystopian sci-fi series that claimed top drama honours last year, drew 20 bids, with […]

Lawyer: Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club

Jul 12 2018 — — Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday. While Daniels was performing at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, some patrons touched her in a “non-sexual” way, her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told The […]

Justin Bieber confirms engagement to American model Hailey Baldwin

Jul 9 2018 — — Canada pop superstar Justin Bieber has broken his silence, confirming his engagement to American model Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old singer from Stratford, Ont., confirmed the engagement in an Instagram post on Monday that included a photo of Baldwin kissing him. Bieber promises in the post to put Baldwin first and calls her the love of […]

Ed Schultz, veteran broadcaster and former MSNBC host, dies at 64

Jul 5 2018 — — Ed Schultz, the liberal firebrand and former MSNBC host who most recently anchored a show for a Russian-funded media organization, died on Thursday. He was 64. Schultz’s death was confirmed by RT America, the Russian-funded media outlet where he hosted “News With Ed.” “We at RT America are sad to announce the passing of Edward […]