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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (21,942.16, up or down 148.26): BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up 32 cents, or 10.5 per cent, to $3.36 on 6.8 milllion shares.
Singer, songwriter, provocateur and politician Kinky Friedman dead at 79

Singer, songwriter, provocateur and politician Kinky Friedman dead at 79

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Singer, songwriter, satirist and novelist Kinky Friedman, who led the alt-country band Texas Jewboys, toured with Bob Dylan, sang with Willie Nelson, and dabbled in politics with campaigns for Texas governor and other statewide o

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 25 The Philadelphia Inquirer on the war in Gaza and the Houthis As hopes for a cease-fire in the war in Gaza continue to dim, it’s important to underline that the United States is
Marijuana conviction in Maryland? Maybe there's a job for you

Marijuana conviction in Maryland? Maybe there's a job for you

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland wants to help people once convicted of marijuana-related offenses land jobs in the state's legal cannabis industry. Gov. Wes Moore announced the new workforce development program on Thursday.
Kentucky to open applications for the state's medical marijuana business

Kentucky to open applications for the state's medical marijuana business

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Businesses that want to sell, process or grow medical marijuana for Kentucky can start applying for permits starting Monday, part of an accelerated push to have products available in early 2025, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday.
Tilray launches new non-alcoholic drink brand Runner's High Brewing Co.

Tilray launches new non-alcoholic drink brand Runner's High Brewing Co.

TORONTO — Tilray Brands Inc. says it's launching a new brand of premium non-alcoholic beverages. The Canadian cannabis company says the new brand is named Runner’s High Brewing Co.
What to know from the first day of US journalist Evan Gershkovich's trial in Russia

What to know from the first day of US journalist Evan Gershkovich's trial in Russia

Here's a look at what we know about the first day of the trial for Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who has been charged in Russia with espionage — charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government deny.
Biden pardons potentially thousands of ex-service members convicted under now-repealed gay sex ban

Biden pardons potentially thousands of ex-service members convicted under now-repealed gay sex ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pardoned potentially thousands of former U.S.
A US journalist goes on trial in Russia on espionage charges that he and his employer deny

A US journalist goes on trial in Russia on espionage charges that he and his employer deny

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich went on trial behind closed doors in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday, 15 months after his arrest in the Russian city on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S.
Brazil’s Supreme Court decriminalizes possession of marijuana for personal use

Brazil’s Supreme Court decriminalizes possession of marijuana for personal use

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday voted to decriminalize possession of marijuana for personal use, making the nation one of Latin America’s last to do so, in a move that could reduce its massive prison population.
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