ANAHEIM, Calif. - Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.
Brian Preece and Andre Martin of Minuteman Press install the Penticton Herald’s new sign at 186 Nanaimo Ave. W. The iconic Herald building has recently been given a facelift with new paint, updated signage and an upgrade to its outdoor benches.The sign reflects the positive direction the Her…
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" — Powell or China's leader.
CHICAGO - Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.
TORONTO - China's embassy in Canada said Friday the U.S. is trying to suppress a Chinese tech giant with unwarranted charges in what it calls "typical bullying behaviour."
NEW YORK - Walmart said Friday that is working on a resolution with Tesla after the retailing giant sued the electric car company's energy division for installing rooftop solar panels that caught fire.
NEW YORK - Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and government regulation, died Friday at 79.
SEATTLE - A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in custody pending trial because she is a flight risk and poses a physical danger to herself and others.
TORONTO - North American stock markets plummeted Friday after the U.S.-Sino trade war heated up with President Donald Trump angrily responding to China's tariff retaliation.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Disney officials say they plan to open an attraction based on the animated film "Moana" at Walt Disney World, and they announced the name of a "Star Wars"-themed hotel being planned for the Florida resort.
MONTREAL - The fate of Air Canada's $720-million takeover bid for Transat A.T. Inc. rests with regulators after shareholders overwhelmingly approved the acquisition offer Friday.
OTTAWA - An Ontario shipyard is accusing the federal government of trying to unfairly award Quebec's Chantier Davie shipyard potentially billions of dollars in work without a competition.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Shares in Cargojet Inc. shot to a record high Friday after the company announced a new deal with Amazon.com that could see the online retailer acquire a stake in the company that provides overnight air cargo services.
Ottawa is taking promised steps to prevent aluminum and steel from entering Canada as a way to circumvent trade measures that led to the U.S. lifting tariffs earlier this year.
NEW YORK - Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program.
TORONTO - The producer of the popular preschool cartoon Peppa Pig saw its shares soar more than 30 per cent after an American toy titan announced a deal to acquire it for US$4 billion.
CALGARY - One of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline was removed on Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court which rejected an attempt to force the developer to reapply for state approval.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies with operations in China "to immediately start looking for" an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs.
Canadian retail sales edged expectations in June with merchandise and sporting goods sales climbing as the Toronto Raptors made their NBA championship winning run, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada.
NEW YORK - A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time politics isn't at the heart of it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry.
Shares in Acadian Timber Corp. continued to drop in value two days after Brookfield Asset Management Inc. said it sold its 45 per cent stake in the timberland operator to privately held Macer Forest Holdings Inc. of Toronto.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple believes some of its zealous customers will treasure its new titanium credit card so much that they will spend time polishing its white finish.
TORONTO - Canada's main stock index closed lower amid signals about interest rates ahead of a key speech Friday by the Federal Reserve chairman.
TORONTO - The Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce hiked its dividend and reported a two per cent rise in its third-quarter net income to beat analyst estimates.
NEW YORK - Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estee Lauder Companies, is working on a memoir about the cosmetics company that his mother founded and he helped build into an international empire.
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says wholesale sales climbed 0.6 per cent to $64.1 billion in June following a drop of 1.9 per cent in May.
If four-year-old Gracie's parents die, a trusted family member receives $10,000 from their estate to care for the Bernese Mountain Dog and poodle mix.
WASHINGTON - A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a strong economy."
Some of Canada's biggest retailers started testing alternatives to receipt paper that's coated in potentially dangerous chemicals, as pressure mounts for them to phase it out by the end of this year.
CALGARY - The CEO of Pembina Pipeline Corp. says the Trans Mountain pipeline system would fit neatly into his company's business model but he wouldn't want the "noise" associated with its controversial expansion project.
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that would satisfy both sides.
BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Health Department's acknowledgment this week that a 2015 pipeline leak of liquid natural gas is hundreds of thousands of gallons larger than reported raises questions about how many other spills and leaks are underreported — and state officials were not imme…
OTTAWA - Construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is set to restart in the next month, just in time for the official kick-off of the federal election.
TORONTO - North American stock indexes have almost recovered from last week's steep losses after moving higher midweek on some strong earnings results.
TORONTO - A growing number of telecom companies are pushing back against the CRTC's decision to lower the rates they can charge smaller internet providers to use their networks.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials were widely divided at their meeting last month when they decided to cut rates for the first time in a decade, with some arguing for a bigger rate cut while others insisted the Fed should not cut rates at all.
TORONTO - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan says it earned a 6.3 per cent return on its investments in the first six months of the year, raising its net assets to $201.4 billion.
TORONTO - Royal Bank of Canada increased its dividend as its third-quarter profit rose by five per cent to hit a record, but the lender's latest earnings missed estimates as challenging market conditions weighed on its capital markets division.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.
OTTAWA - Canadian annual inflation hit the Bank of Canada's ideal target for a second straight month, providing a stretch of price stability that's unlikely to weigh heavily on next month's interest-rate decision.
OTTAWA - Canada's national annual inflation rate was two per cent in July, Statistics Canada says. Here's what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):
OTTAWA - Canada's national annual inflation rate was two per cent in July, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):
NEW YORK - "America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two.
BISMARCK, N.D. - A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said Tuesday.