'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95

LONDON -- Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95.
HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne announced her death Thursday.
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Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.
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China responsible for surge in ozone-depleting emissions, study suggests

China is to blame for much of the increase in illegal ozone-depleting substances (ODS) since 2013, according a study published by the journal Nature on Thursday, with domestic companies accused of violating a global production ban.
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Whitby, Ont., resident set to collect $55M Lotto Max jackpot

A lucky Whitby, Ont., resident is set to become Canada’s newest multimillionaire, collecting a whopping $55 million Lotto Max jackpot Thursday morning.
According to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the lone mystery winner will collect the top prize from the April 5 draw the lottery prize centre in downtown Toronto at 11 a.m.
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Wholesale trade climbs 1.4 per cent to $64.1B in March, beats expectations

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 1.4 per cent to $64.1 billion in March.
Economists had expected an increase of 0.9 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.
The growth came as sales gained in six of the seven subsectors, accounting for 82 per cent of total wholesale sales.
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TD, RBC report 2nd quarter profits up

Canada's two biggest banks posted profits of more than $3 billion dollars each in the second quarter, exceeding analyst expectations.
Royal Bank of Canada earned $3.23 billion, helped by growth in its capital markets, personal and commercial banking and wealth management businesses.
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Canada and the United States have announced a new agreement that would allow them to continue trading pigs and pork products in the event African swine fever is detected in either country.
In a joint statement, the chief veterinary officers of both countries said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have agreed to allow the safe trade of live swine, swine semen, pet food, animal by-products, and meat to continue if there’s an outbreak.
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Geoffrey Rush awarded $2.7 million in Sydney defamation case

SYDNEY, Australia -- Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Australian record of 2.9 million Australian dollars (CAD$2.7 million) damages by a Sydney judge on Thursday in defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behaviour toward an actress.
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'American Taliban' Lindh being released after 17 years

In this Jan. 24, 2002 file photo, John Walker Lindh, far right, leaves the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Va., before dawn, on the way to his first appearance in a nearby federal court. Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S.
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TD Bank reports $3.17 billion Q2 profit up from $2.92 billion a year ago

TORONTO - TD Bank Group earned a second-quarter profit $3.17 billion, up from $2.92 billion in the same quarter last year.
The Toronto-based lender says the profit amounted to $1.70 per diluted share for the quarter ended April 30, up from $1.54 per share per share a year ago.
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John Lindh, U.S. volunteer for the Taliban, released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 while fighting for the Taliban, was released from federal prison on Thursday, according to a report.
Lindh, photographed as a wild-eyed, bearded 20-year-old at his capture in November 2001, leaves a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind.
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Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

NEW YORK -- For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square -- without his feet touching the ground.
ABC announced Thursday that Wallenda and his sister Lijana will cross the tourist hotspot during a 1,300-foot (396-metre) simultaneous highwire walk 25 stories above the ground.
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