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Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

Vatican court convicts ex-hospital chief in housing scandal

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican court on Saturday convicted the former president of the pope's children's hospital of diverting some $500,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal's flat and gave him a one-year suspended sentence.
Catalan separatist urges unity as pressure builds in Spain

Catalan separatist urges unity as pressure builds in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — One of Catalonia's top separatist leaders pushing for a break from Spain has called for unity as disputes over strategy threaten to split the secessionists.
Weinstein rebukes continue, brother says business continues

Weinstein rebukes continue, brother says business continues

NEW YORK — The chorus of Hollywood stars denouncing film producer Harvey Weinstein echoed across the Atlantic on Friday, even as his brother said the embattled production company that bears both their names insisted business was "continuing as usual.
Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans i
Choking smoke over San Francisco causes delays, closures

Choking smoke over San Francisco causes delays, closures

SAN FRANCISCO — Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco plunged air quality levels in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as China's notoriously polluted capital, sending people to emergency rooms and forcing schools to close and people

Teacher who works at supermarket to vie for US bagging prize

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman is heading to Las Vegas to compete for the title of America's fastest grocery bagger. WBTS-LD reports Alysha Orrok recently won the New Hampshire bagging competition.
In Harvey Weinstein saga, young lives forever altered

In Harvey Weinstein saga, young lives forever altered

NEW YORK — Katherine Kendall was 23 and fresh out of acting school when she met him. A former ballet dancer working hard to launch herself as an actress, she had just landed a good agent and was juggling a schedule packed with auditions.
Facing populism, world finance chiefs defend globalization

Facing populism, world finance chiefs defend globalization

WASHINGTON — Global finance officials on Friday defended their efforts to promote free trade and closer international links against a rising ride of populism around the world and criticism from a Trump administration intent on pursuing its "America F

Metals and energy shares lead TSX higher, as oil and gold prices climb

TORONTO — Rallying metals and energy shares led a broad-based advance on Canada's main stock index Friday, as oil and gold prices rose sharply. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 64.97 points to 15,807.17.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,807.17, up 64.97 points): Tethys Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:TPL). Oil and gas. Unchanged at two cents on 10.5 million shares. Eastmain Resources Inc.