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Lear, Gordy, Basinger offer Hefner tributes in special issue

Lear, Gordy, Basinger offer Hefner tributes in special issue

LOS ANGELES — Norman Lear, Cindy Crawford, Berry Gordy, Kim Basinger, Bill Maher and the Rev. Jesse Jackson are among the stars offering tributes to Hugh Hefner in a special edition of Playboy hitting newsstands this week.
1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

WASHINGTON — Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signalling potential problems for GOP leaders.
Bail tightened for official in FIFA soccer bribery case

Bail tightened for official in FIFA soccer bribery case

NEW YORK — A judge tightened bail conditions on a South American soccer official charged in the FIFA bribery scandal after prosecutors surprised the courtroom by accusing the defendant of threatening their star witness by making a slashing motion on

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Ontario Securities Commission to review TSX approval in HBC land deal

Ontario Securities Commission to review TSX approval in HBC land deal

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission held a hearing Wednesday at the request of a Hudson's Bay Co. activist investor to review a Toronto Stock Exchange decision concerning shares involved in the sale of a New York City property.
Fallout continues for Weinstein and his former company

Fallout continues for Weinstein and his former company

LOS ANGELES — Fallout from sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein continued Wednesday as the disgraced producer was hit with a new lawsuit, lost an honorary degree and his former company forced to sell off a major film asset
CanniMed tells shareholders to wait while it reviews Aurora offer

CanniMed tells shareholders to wait while it reviews Aurora offer

CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. said Wednesday it needs time to review a surprise takeover offer from a rival marijuana producer that sent its share surging on another volatile trading day for pot stocks amid speculation a wave of consolidation is coming.

Documents: US Steel sought to keep chemical spill secret

PORTAGE, Ind. — Environmentalists are questioning why the public wasn't notified about an October chemical spill into a Lake Michigan tributary that U.S. Steel asked Indiana regulators to keep confidential.
California may limit liability of self-driving carmakers

California may limit liability of self-driving carmakers

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owne
Coffee maker smashings end, but Keurig's ad plans a mystery

Coffee maker smashings end, but Keurig's ad plans a mystery

NEW YORK — While Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity called on his supporters to stop smashing Keurig coffee makers to protest a decision to stop advertising on his show, it remains unclear whether Keurig will actually return as a sponsor.