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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford loses radio show, calls mount for his exit

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford loses radio show, calls mount for his exit
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Friday lost the radio show he has used to ignite a conservative following and came under mounting pressure from family, colleagues and critics to resign or go on leave. Fellow city officials in Canada's biggest municipality...
  • Iranian-born suspect charged with endangering L.A.-bound plane

    An Iranian-born Montreal man faces three criminal charges in an alleged attempt to board a Los Angeles-bound plane with bomb-making components in his carry-on luggage, Canadian media reported Monday. Antony Piazza, 71, appeared in court a day after...
  • KNBC-TV playing to viewers on L.A. County buses

    KNBC-TV playing to viewers on L.A. County buses
    KNBC-TV Channel 4 is taking the bus. Nearly 1,800 Los Angeles County buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have become the latest vehicles for the local TV station's advertising sales and marketing. The NBCUniversal-owned station...
  • Toronto police find video purported to show mayor smoking crack

    A dormant scandal over Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's alleged drug use flared anew Thursday when the city's police chief disclosed that a video purportedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine had been recovered from a computer seized in a related drug probe....
  • Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?

    Alice Munro has retired from writing. Or has she?
    Before winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Canadian short story master Alice Munro announced her retirement in an interview with Mark Medley of Canada's National Post. “When you’re my age,” Munro said in June, “you don’t...
  • Toronto mayor admits to crack cocaine use; no sign he will step down

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted Tuesday that he has smoked crack cocaine "in one of my drunken stupors," six months after reports of a video depicting him puffing on a crack pipe. At an impromptu news conference on the steps of City Hall, Ford...
  • Poll: Toronto mayor's popularity unscathed by scandals, lost clout

    The latest poll on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's job performance makes one wonder what the crack-smoking, foul-mouthed, short-fused leader of Canada's biggest city would have to do to turn off voters. Ford's popularity has hardly been dented by his...
  • Toronto mayor: Bad boy Rob Ford puts Canada in global spotlight

    Toronto mayor: Bad boy Rob Ford puts Canada in global spotlight
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may be a national embarrassment, but his scandalous behavior -- smoking crack cocaine, threatening murder and making lewd remarks on live television -- is the biggest international news story out of Canada this century, Canadian...
  • Rob Ford claims he's best Toronto mayor ever, files for reelection

    Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor stripped of his authority and shamed around the world for smoking crack and hanging out with criminals, declared himself the best leader that Canada's No. 1 city has ever had and filed Thursday for reelection. Ford was...
  • 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' fails to possess critics

    As the absence of a numeral and a non-Halloween date indicates, this weekend's "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," the latest installment in the popular found-footage horror franchise, is not a direct sequel to "Paranormal Activity 4," but rather a...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant
    Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news, as usual, for all the wrong reasons. On Monday someone shot a surreptitious video of Ford, appearing drunk of out his mind at a suburban Toronto diner, spewing obscenities in a pseudo-Jamaican...