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‘Game of Thrones’ finale was ending, also beginning: George R.R. Martin

NEW YORK — What’s next for Game of Thrones? The author, whose work was adapted into the HBO series that drew a record-setting numbers of viewers for Sunday’s finale, says it’s “been a wild ride.” George R.R. Martin wrote on Monday that it “was an ending, but it was also a beginning.” The 70-year-old says […]

21 May 2019 | 2:36 pm

Jamie Oliver’s U.K. restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

LONDON — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s British restaurant chain has become insolvent, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. The firm said Tuesday that it had gone into administration, a form of bankruptcy protection, and appointed KPMG to oversee the process. The company operates 23 Jamie’s Italian restaurants in the U.K. Oliver, known around the world for […]

21 May 2019 | 2:10 pm

‘NOOOO!’: Celine Dion freaks out as James Corden gives away her shoes on Carpool Karoake

Celine Dion was left shaken and “needing alcohol” after James Corden gave away several pairs of her beloved shoes during Monday night’s Carpool Karaoke instalment. The 51-year-old joined Corden in his car as they navigated Las Vegas, with the The Late Late Show with James Corden host admitting he needed some help to find his […]

21 May 2019 | 1:59 pm

Justin Trudeau credits immigration for Canada’s growing tech sector

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told hundreds of attendees at a conference in Toronto on Monday that Canada’s thriving technology sector is a result of the country’s openness to immigrants and he hopes Canadians will continue to view immigration positively. Trudeau was the first keynote speaker at the four-day conference, called Collision, which is […]

21 May 2019 | 1:42 pm

F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

BERLIN — Formula One great Niki Lauda, who won two of his world titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. Lauda’s family issued a statement saying the three-time world champion “passed away peacefully” on […]

21 May 2019 | 1:36 pm

Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand police on Tuesday filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was already facing murder and attempted murder charges from the March 15 shootings. The new charge comes with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment upon […]

21 May 2019 | 1:29 pm

Preliminary phase of Lionel Desmond inquiry begins in Nova Scotia

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — An inquiry begins its investigation today into the death of an Afghan war veteran who killed his family and himself more than two years ago in Nova Scotia. The provincial government promised the inquiry in December 2017, almost a year after Lionel Desmond fatally shot his mother Brenda, wife Shanna and 10-year-old […]

21 May 2019 | 1:15 pm

‘WORST ANIMAL HOARDING CASE I HAVE SEEN’: 178 cats removed from Michigan home

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say animal control officers have removed 178 cats from a suburban Detroit home where the animals were found living in what was described as deplorable conditions. The Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center says the animals were found after an Oakland County animal control officer went to […]

21 May 2019 | 1:12 pm

Willow Smith open to acting in ‘artsy’ porn film

Singer/actress Willow Smith has stunned her mother by insisting she is “down” to star in a porn movie, as long as it’s “artsy”. The 18-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about the topic in the latest episode of Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk, which she co-hosts with her actress mother […]

21 May 2019 | 2:46 am

Canadians Mike Weir, Nick Taylor book berths in U.S. Open through sectional qualifier

DALLAS — Mike Weir is heading back to the U.S. Open. The Canadian golfer earned a spot in the field for the third major of the PGA Tour calendar by finishing in a tie for fifth place at a sectional qualifying event on Monday. Weir, the 2003 Masters winner from Brights Grove, Ont., will be […]

21 May 2019 | 2:30 am