National Newswatch

Kardashians reveal mystery behind Nori’s Black Book

May 15 2021 — Leanne Italie, The Associated Press — NEW YORK (AP) — Kardashian fans were tickled by a big reveal: A California government worker is behind a mystery social media handle that's been cranking out droll posts from North West's point of view since Kim's eldest was born seven years ago. She's Natalie Franklin, 34, of Sacramento, and she was thrilled to appear […]

The Tragically Hip to perform with Feist on Juno Awards broadcast June 6

May 13 2021 — — The Tragically Hip will perform with singer-songwriter Feist during CBC’s broadcast of the Juno Awards next month. Organizers of Canadian music’s biggest night say the performance will take place in Toronto. The Tragically Hip say they’re “huge fans” of Feist and have known her for 20 years, noting they toured together in 1999. Feist says […]

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit fails drug test, trainer says

May 9 2021 — — Bob Baffert’s frustration was apparent as he tried to digest the latest positive drug test involving one of his prized thoroughbreds. This one involves Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, Baffert’s fifth horse to fail a drug test in a year. The Hall of Famer vowed to fight the results “tooth and nail” in the latest […]

Toronto Blue Jays returning to Buffalo for second straight year

May 5 2021 — — The Toronto Blue Jays will play home games in Buffalo, N.Y., for the second year in a row because of COVID-19 restrictions. The Blue Jays say they will call Sahlen Field home starting June 1. The stadium in the border city normally is home to the Blue Jays’ triple-A affiliate, but the Bisons have temporarily […]

Netflix chooses Toronto as location for its corporate office in Canada

Apr 27 2021 — — Netflix has chosen Toronto as the spot for its previously announced Canadian corporate office. A publicist for the California-based streaming giant tells The Canadian Press the company will post a content executive job for the new office in June. Netflix said in February it planned to open an office in this country but was still […]

‘Nomadland’ wins best picture at a distanced Oscars

Apr 26 2021 — — Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of colour to win best director and a historically diverse group of winners took home awards.