Rob Ford resurgent in Toronto mayor race; but new claims emerge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has gained ground on challengers heading into an election this fall, according to a poll released on Thursday, but the boost was coupled with fresh claims about inappropriate behavior.  Full Article

Obama, Harper discuss NATO summit, Iraq in phone call: White House Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talked by telephone on Saturday to discuss next week's NATO summit in Wales and the situation in Iraq, the White House said.  Full Article  

Connecticut catering company penalizes CEO after dog-kicking incident Friday, 29 Aug 2014 

(Reuters) - The chief executive officer of catering company Centerplate, who was caught on videotape kicking a dog, has been placed on indefinite probation by his employer and ordered to donate to animal welfare efforts, the company's board of directors said.  Full Article