38 accuse writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment

Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing Bugsy, has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. In the report, many of the women allege that Toback approached them on the streets of New York City and promised stardom. His meetings would often end with sexual ...

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Sweating blood: bizarre disorder baffles doctors

It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases  a team of Italian doctors had ever seen. A 21-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with a condition that caused her to sweat blood from her face and from the palms of her hands. This despite any sign of skin lesions. The case was highlighted Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Doctors say the ...

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Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

Singer caused national controversy after ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during performance 14 years ago The Associated Press Posted: Oct 22, 2017 9:21 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 22, 2017 9:21 PM ET Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson cause a national controversy. The NFL announced Sunday ...

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Trudeau appoints Bob Rae as special envoy to Myanmar

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appointing Bob Rae a special envoy to Myanmar, two months into a growing crisis that has left 600,000 Rohingya Muslim people displaced. The move comes in response to growing public pressure to act in the face of what Canada and the United Nations have labeled ethnic cleansing of a long persecuted minority in Myanmar. As ...

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Goodale asks U.S. to help stop illegal border crossings into Canada

Canada’s Public Safety Minister has told his American counter part to keep a “wary eye” on the travel visas it issues to the United States. In an interview Sunday with CBC News, Goodale said Canadian officials have identified trends where documents issued from certain U.S. embassies and consulates are being misused. “We have asked them to go back upstream and examine the ...

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Conservatives accuse Liberals of diabetes tax grab

Health groups joined forces on Sunday with the Conservative opposition to accuse the Liberal government of trying to raise tax revenue on the backs of vulnerable diabetics. The accusation opened a new front in the ongoing opposition-waged war on government taxation policy, amid the backdrop of the conflict-of-interest controversy dogging Finance Minister Bill Morneau over whether he’s properly distanced himself ...

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Busting superfoods: CBC’s Marketplace consumer cheat sheet

Also: The ‘nocebo’ effect, analyzing Quebec’s Bill 62 and the dangers of BBQ brushes CBC News Posted: Oct 22, 2017 9:00 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 22, 2017 9:00 AM ET Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every Friday. What’s the ...

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Julie Snyder cuts ties to Gilbert Rozon, Éric Salvail over sexual harassment allegations

Quebec television personality and producer Julie Snyder has announced that she and her production company will no longer collaborate with any businesses affiliated with Éric Salvail or Gilbert Rozon. Salvail and Rozon, both well-known Quebec entertainment figures, are facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. In a statement posted on her Facebook page on Saturday, Snyder said she was upset by ...

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Q & A | Teens search for way to improve magnetic resonance images

Two Toronto teens are working on a better way to apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. Grade 12 students Ben Nashman from Upper Canada College and Sunrose Billing at University of Toronto Schools are  exploring how to use MRIs in a new way. They hope it will some day be able to test what is in someone’s blood, such as glucose, cholesterol or drugs, without ...

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Guitars for Vets, Great Big Sea’s Sean McCann help soldiers heal through music

At first it may seem an unlikely coupling, the pacifist and the soldier, but they share one important goal: Helping Canada’s homeless and struggling veterans. Sean McCann seemed to have the world by the tail. One of the front men for the internationally successful Newfoundland band Great Big Sea, his outside demeanour was the stuff of peace and love. But ...

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