I only wear natural makeup.” She says “I wear jeans and sneakers every day when I’m not working. I don’t really go out in my area so I had to find a good place to go. I ordered a glass of rosé and told the waitress that we would be getting separate bills. The problem is, I don’t want to be someone’s much-younger girlfriend, and I don’t want to be a liar’s girlfriend, either. I don’t tolerate liars, and even if he hadn’t lied about his age I didn’t like spending time with him.
June 14, 2019 18:56 UTC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An Alabama sheriff was arrested Friday and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of scamming a food bank and his own small-town church to pocket thousands under an old law that let state sheriffs profit from feeding prisoners. Pickens County Sheriff David Abston, who held office in the rural west Alabama county for more than three decades, agreed to plead guilty to fraud and filing a false tax return, court records show. “A sitting county sheriff is alleged to have defrauded a food bank and a church for his personal gain at the expense of the underprivileged that the food bank serves,” U.S. Attorney Jay Town said in a statement. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWThe statement said Abston got his own church, Highland Baptist of Gordo, involved in the West Alabama Food Bank in 2014. Sheriffs get state reimbursements to feed jail prisoners, and an old Alabama law let them keep any leftover funds.
June 14, 2019 18:45 UTC
OTTAWA — The Canadian Forces’ peacekeeping mission in Mali is going to last a little longer than previously planned — but not as long as the United Nations hoped. Global Affairs Canada said Friday that operations will wind down after July 31 and gradually be restricted to only medical evacuations until Aug. 31. A small Canadian transition team will help Romania set up its operations, including the use of C-17 airplanes to help get troops and equipment into the country. “And this will allow for that gradual handover.”The six-year-old United Nations mission in Mali is trying to stabilize the country after a rebellion and a coup. Since Canadian troops arrived last July, they have done 10 medical evacuations, Global Affairs said.
June 14, 2019 18:45 UTC
The man charged with shooting Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz admitted that he shot him but said he was hired to kill someone else. TMZ Sports reported Friday that 25-year-old Rolfi Ferreira Cruz told reporters who had crowded outside the jail in the Dominican Republic that Ortiz was not the target. Late Thursday, police in the Dominican Republic arrested three more people in connection with the shooting, bringing the number of people in custody to nine. Ortiz began his major league career by playing six seasons for the Minnesota Twins (1997-2002), but his career blossomed after he joined the Red Sox. He also helped the Red Sox win championships in 2007 and 2013, capturing World Series MVP honors in the latter season.
June 14, 2019 18:45 UTC
Another RBC Canadian Open has come and gone, and once again there was no Canadian in the winner’s circle. However, four Canadian golfers cracked the top 30, six Canadians made the cut and 26 Canadians, in total, played in the $7.6-million PGA Tour event at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. It was a particularly strong field for this year’s Canadian Open, which this year acts as a warm-up for the U.S. Open. But the Saskatoon Amateur men’s golf championship, now the Scotia Wealth Management Saskatoon Amateur, will take place July 6 and 7 at Dakota Dunes Golf Links and Riverside Country Club. The dates do not conflict with any Golf Saskatchewan events and promise a great competitive lead-up to the provincial crown jewels.
June 14, 2019 18:22 UTC
There is no evidence that it is, little agreement on what happened, and scant reason for Iran to do such a self-destructive thing. It’s the kind of story President Trump might invent or indeed fall for. For Trump wants a war, any war. It could be China but Trump would have to get permission for that one, which makes it unlikely. Read more: Tanker attacks threatening the world’s most important oil routeTrump wants war with Iran because he has been goaded into wanting it.
June 14, 2019 18:18 UTC
The contract counts $5.5 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season under the deal general manager Lou Lamoriello announced Friday. The New York Islanders and winger Jordan Eberle have agreed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract. Since joining the Islanders via a trade in 2017, Eberle has 44 goals and 52 assists in 159 games. Counting seven years with the Edmonton Oilers, he has 209 goals and 269 assists for 478 points in 666 regular-season games. He joins centre Brock Nelson among the pending unrestricted free agents who signed long term.
June 14, 2019 18:11 UTC
SANTIAGO, Chile - Specialized teams have begun an effort to rescue three Bolivians trapped deep underground in a mine in northern Chile, authorities said Friday. The San José mine collapsed late Thursday, trapping the men at a depth of nearly 330 feet (100 metres). Firefighters joined other rescue teams at the mine some 900 miles (1,500 kilometres) north of the Chilean capital, Santiago. The miners have been identified as Leonardo Condori, 62; Salomón Veinzaga, 45; and his 19-year-old son, Lenin Veinzaga. Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Twitter that he is worried about his countrymen and offered thanks to his Chilean counterpart for the rescue efforts.
June 14, 2019 18:07 UTC
Montreal’s Félix Auger-Aliassime continued his strong run at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, as the tournament’s No. 7 seed ousted unseeded German Dustin Brown 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2) in quarter-final play on Friday. Auger-Aliassime, who fired 30 aces in his marathon win over Brown, will face fellow Canadian Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., in the semifinals on Saturday. 6 seed, dispatched unseeded Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, 6-4, 6-4, to reach the semifinals. Berrettini ousted Denis Kudla of the United States, 6-3, 6-3, while Struff defeated Lucas Pouille of France, 6-4, 6-4, in the other quater-finals on Friday.
June 14, 2019 18:00 UTC
MONTREAL - A Quebec developer who promised a takeover proposal for Transat AT Inc. has made good on his word, outbidding Air Canada in the process. The Montreal real estate heavyweight says he has proposed to acquire all of Transat’s voting shares for $14 each or $527.6 million. Transat began exclusive talks with Air Canada, set to end on June 26, after the country’s largest airline made a bid of $13 per share or about $520 million last month. Transat confirmed Friday it received Chiara’s proposal and said the offer, which would take the publicly held company private, is subject to financing conditions and a due diligence process. The travel company added that Air Canada is expected to complete its own due diligence in order to finalize a definitive agreement, but noted there was no guarantee that one will be reached.
June 14, 2019 17:37 UTC
EDMONTON–Weed brownies could hit stores just in time for Christmas. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWA single package of edibles, which could contain multiple gummies, brownies or cookies, can have no more than 10 milligrams of THC, the main psychoactive component found in cannabis. That’s 10 times less than what California, Colorado and Washington states allow for a single package of edibles. Read more: Pot brownies in Canada could be 10 times weaker than in several US states. Kostiw said the plain packaging rules make sense to ensure cannabis products don’t appeal to children, but said the rules will also make it hard for producers to differentiate themselves from competitors.
June 14, 2019 17:37 UTC
EVERETT, Wash. - Jurors in Washington state on Friday heard about the mysterious final days of a young Canadian couple killed in 1987 — as well as the novel method authorities used to finally make an arrest three decades later. The practice involves identifying suspects by entering crime-scene DNA profiles into public databases that people have used for years to fill out their family trees. She built a family tree and determined the source must be a male child of William and Patricia Talbott, of Monroe. William Talbott II, now 56, was their only son. Since then, authorities have used the DNA method to identify more than 60 cold-case suspects across the country.
June 14, 2019 17:26 UTC
MONTREAL - Neil Bruce, who stepped down abruptly as head of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. on Tuesday, says the process to replace him was in the works for at least six months. Bruce says in a LinkedIn post that the process started last year and notes that his interim replacement, Ian Edwards, was appointed operations chief in January, allowing a five-month handover period to groom the industry veteran. Bruce says his family moved backed to the United Kingdom after the winter holidays and that he was eager to join them. His departure this week capped off a near four-year stint marked by a 61-per-cent plunge in share price over the past 12 months and a political controversy tied to an ongoing corruption case. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW
June 14, 2019 17:26 UTC
AGUAS VERDES, Peru - Tired and thirsty, Betania Ramírez crossed into Peru on Friday with her 1-year-old girl in her arms and her 8-year-old boy beside her. But on Saturday, the South American nation will begin demanding passports and visas from Venezuelan migrants — requirements that many will not be able to meet. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWOn Thursday, the U.N.’s refugee agency said 5,400 Venezuelans entered Peru through the Tumbes crossing — almost three times the daily average. “We need to get to Peru soon.”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWAccording to Peruvian authorities, more than 820,000 Venezuelans have settled in Peru since 2016 of which 270,000 have sought refugee status. A poll conducted in the Peruvian capital of Lima in April found that two-thirds of residents had a negative perception of Venezuelan migrants.
June 14, 2019 17:25 UTC
Decades of planning went into this ambitious, implausible Toronto Raptors story line. For decades no one thought that basketball, as a theatrical production, could make headway in Canada against the National Hockey League. And Canada, owing to its geography, had a natural market corner on “athletic” performers who could skate. Accounts of when and how the so-called “National Basketball Association” decided to exploit this weakness remain cloudy. Any Canadian now between the ages of five and 18 is likely to owe a near-permanent allegiance to basketballtainment.
June 14, 2019 17:24 UTC