In major shift, federal government looks to settle in ‘60s Scoop lawsuit

Toronto Star News - February 1, 2020 - 17:17

The change comes after years of litigation and before a judge prepared to rule on the $1.3-billion class action suit.
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Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

Toronto Star News - 1 hour 18 min ago

Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth’s oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors that made their conclusions seem more certain than they actually are.
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Passengers in Zimbabwe caught in bus fire; 40 killed

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 4 min ago

“Combustible material was allowed onto the bus, thus causing a conflagration which entrapped, scalded and consumed innocent passengers,” President Emmerson Mnangagwa said in a condolence message.
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Hand-recount of ballots begins in Florida’s Broward County

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 18 min ago

Hundreds of vote counters and partisan observers gathered in the pre-dawn hours Friday outside the counting centre in suburban Lauderhill, Fla., where Broward’s election officials have struggled to meet state-imposed deadlines during a recount now stretching into its seventh day.
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California fire death toll hits 63, with hundreds still missing

Toronto Star News - 2 hours 58 min ago

The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and don’t realize they’ve been reported missing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. He said he’s making the list public so people can see if they are on it and let authorities know they survived.
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American traveller missing in Mexico was killed by Sinaloa cartel, officials say

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 16 min ago

Investigators believe Patrick Braxton-Andrew was killed by a narcotrafficker operating in the region named José Noriel Portilo Gil, also known as “El Chueco.”
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WikiLeaks chief could see charges, U.S. court filing suggests

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 24 min ago

Assange’s name appears twice in an August court filing from a federal prosecutor in Virginia, who was attempting to keep sealed a separate case involving a man accused of coercing a minor for sex.
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A rogue turkey becomes the unofficial ‘mayor’ of Wisconsin town

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 27 min ago

Smoke, as they eventually named him, was a loner who didn’t travel with a flock.
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Scheer backs Brexit despite chaos, says it’s giving Britain back control of itself

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 35 min ago

The Canadian Conservative Leader said his support for Britain’s move out of the EU rests not on economics or the practicalities of trade but rather on the principle of sovereignty.
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Ruling expected in CNN White House credentials case

Toronto Star News - 3 hours 36 min ago

A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
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Expect a slushy commute into work Friday, winter travel advisory ends

Toronto Star News - 4 hours 14 min ago

Drivers are advised to be cautious and take it slow on their commute to work.
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One month after legalization, illicit cannabis shops doing brisk business

Toronto Star News - 4 hours 43 min ago

Despite raids by local police departments and government warnings to shutter their doors or face consequences, the black market continues on.
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