What we learned this week in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes   -2%

The fifth week of the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes brought another big name witness to the stand, as well as the conclusion of a crucial witness's testimony that had lasted nearly half the length of the trial so far.

Detroit Free Press Marathon 2021: What to know  

From parking to routes, here's what you need to know for this year's marathon, 5K, 10K and more


CBC On the Island host's book on earthquakes nominated for Balsillie Prize for Public Policy  

Four finalists for the inaugural Writers' Trust Balsillie Prize for Public Policy were announced Wednesday — and among them is CBC's On the Island host Gregor Craigie, for his book on earthquakes titled On Borrowed Time: North America's Next Big Quake.

Handcuffed and blindfolded, veteran of Israel's top commando unit now fights the occupation   16%

An image of Avner Wishnitzer went viral last month when the historian, a veteran of Israel's most prestigious combat unit, was roughed up and detained by the army while trying to deliver water to Palestinian villagers

Indivisible launches project to protect Democratic incumbents in 2022   43%

Indivisible, one of the country's largest and most influential progressive groups, announced on Friday a new program dedicated to protecting a select slate of endangered Democratic congressional incumbents -- seven House members and Georgia's Sen. Raphael Warnock -- ahead of next year's midterm elections.

The nations cartoonists on the week in politics   -4%

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Elon Musk trolls Jeff Bezos as he widens lead as worlds richest person   -15%

The rift between the two of the richest men on Earth continues to grow after SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk again took to Twitter and remind Jeff Bezos that the gap between the two of them is growing.Musk's wealth increased rapidly over the last few days, after a secondary sale by investors valued SpaceX at more than US$100 billion. This further increased Elon Musk's total wealth by US$10.6 billion US$222 billion.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2021Bezos, the former founder and CEO of…

China's space tracking ship Yuanwang-3 departs for new monitoring missions   37%

China's space tracking ship Yuanwang-3 set sail on Thursday for the Pacific Ocean from the dock of the China Satellite Maritime Tracking and Controlling Department in east China's Jiangsu Province for its upcoming maritime monitoring missions, the ship's fourth voyage this year. It has successfully undertaken more than 90 maritime tracking and monitoring tasks for spacecraft, including the Shenzhou spaceships, the Chang'e lunar probes and the BeiDou satellites.


What you need to know for baseball's next playoff round  

CBC Sports' daily newsletter previews each of the four Division Series, including a matchup between baseball's top two teams.

'Yoni Netanyahus mistake nearly led to disaster': U.K. historian sets the record straight on Operation Entebbe  

The PM's slain brother was not a central figure in the operation, Saul David, on whose book the film '7 Days in Entebbe' was based, tells Haaretz

Father of Pakistans nuclear bomb A. Q. Khan dies aged 85  

Abdul Qadeer Khan, the founder of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme who was accused of smuggling technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya, has died at 85, authorities said Sunday.

British lawmaker David Amess stabbed to death in London, police say  

The Conservative lawmaker from Boris Johnson's party was attacked while meeting with constituents in a church

Among the country's supply chain problems? Bottlenecking at ports like Long Beach   -5%

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mario Cordero, the executive director for the Port of Long Beach, about the bottleneck at ports.

FDA advisory panel recommends second shot of J COVID vaccine  

The FDA's Advisory Committee backs the shots for all J&J recipients aged 18 and older at least two months after their first dose

President George W. Bush proudly displays paintings of world leaders  

You're either with these paintings, or against them: Olmert, Putin, Merkel, Singh, Dalai Lama, among others, inspire Bush's art.

City, state beaches to reopen in Huntington Beach as crews continue cleanup of O.C. coast   -16%

More than 1,400 workers fanned out across the county's coastline and to area wetlands, wearing hazmat suits and carrying sifting nets as they combed the sand for black tar.

For first time, Israeli artist wins top British portrait award  

The art prize, which includes a $47,500 cash stipend, was presented to Matan Ben-Cnaan at London's National Portrait Gallery during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Cameroon: Food Hero - Cameroon's Shrimp Entrepreneur  

[UN News] A Cameroonian woman who set up her own smoked shrimp business, has been recognized by the UN's Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) for her contribution towards unlocking the potential of selling shellfish locally and abroad.

With Olympic weight lifted, Wodak set for return at Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K   10%

Led by Tokyo Olympic marathoner Natasha Wodak, over 5,000 runners will take part in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K on Sunday morning. The event doubles as the Canadian 10K Championships, with the Vancouver resident aiming for a third straight elite women's title.

South Korea's Squid Game is Netflix's biggest original show debut   37%

Hit South Korean show Squid Game has officially become Netflix's biggest original series launch, the streaming service said on Wednesday.

King Abdullah survives this coup, but his troubles are far from over  

Time is running out for Jordan's economy amid a changing Middle East

Ambrose is as much an achiever as Gayle: Viv Richards   50%

Curtly Ambrose is an achiever who has earned his stripes to have an opinion of his own which someone like Chris Gayle must learn to "respect" even if it's not in his favour, said iconic Sir Vivian Richards.

Senegalese homes erased by the sea   15%

In northern Senegal, a sea barrier is being thrown up in the hopes of holding back coastal erosion. Also, we meet Richard Odjrado, an emerging star of the African tech world whose company is priming Benin's rise as an entrepreneurial hub. And adventure sports in South Africa are becoming more inclusive as the country's first paragliding wheelchair goes into use.

Abu Zubaydah Was Tortured for Years at CIA Black Sites. Biden Is Trying to Keep the Abuse Secret.   4%

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case brought by Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo prisoner who was the first subject of the CIA's torture program. Zubaydah's legal team has spent years trying to obtain testimony from two psychologists who helped the CIA design and implement his torture, and the Biden administration is continuing the Trump's administration strategy to keep key information about Zubaydah's torture in Poland classified despite the fact that the two psychologists are willing to testify. Several justices contradicted the Biden administration, suggesting Zubaydah, the only witness besides the psychologists to the torture in Poland, testify himself, and expressing frustration that Zubaydah is still being held incommunicado at Guantánamo. We speak with Abu Zubaydah's attorney, Joe Margulies, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Raymond Bonner, who has long followed the case. "The legal justification for continuing to hold [Guantánamo detainees] has disappeared," says Margulies.

US House passes bill to raise the debt ceiling temporarily, averting default  

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to legislation temporarily raising the government's borrowing limit to $28.9 trillion, pushing off the deadline for debt default only until December.

Painted Brain founders embrace the hidden superpowers behind their mental illnesses   -10%

Painted Brain co-founders Dave Leon, Rayshell Chambers and David "Eli" Israelian know what it's like to struggle with mental illness. Through their peer-run organization, they've found community-based solutions to help guide those with mental health challenges toward recovery.

Letters to the Editor: End all oil drilling. Cap existing wells. Move to green energy now   -100%

The oil spill fouling Orange County's shoreline is another sign of our planet's devastating environmental crisis. We need to end fossil fuel use now.

Microsoft to end LinkedIn in China due to 'challenging' environment   -38%

Microsoft says it's pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China. The decision concludes a seven-year run, at the end of which it became too tough an environment for the networking service to keep operating.

Meet the person who schedules USMNT World Cup qualifiers in front of friendly fans  

Beginning with the 2006 World Cup, the U.S. men's soccer team is 18-3-1 in home qualifiers, thanks in large part to Amy Hopfinger's work behind the scenes.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen will meet with Facebook Oversight Board   1%

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will meet with the social network's independent court-like oversight board in the coming weeks to discuss her concerns about the company, the Facebook Oversight Board said Monday.

2021 China Cybersecurity Week kicks off in Xi'an  

XI'AN, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The 2021 China Cybersecurity Week kicked off on Monday in Xi'an, the capital city of northwest China's Shaanxi province, with this year's theme emphasizing the public's role in building cybersecurity defense.

The event will run until Oct. 17, with online and offline activities to be held across the country. Major events including the opening ceremony and a prime forum will take place in Xi'an.

The week aims to promote the publicity of laws and regulations, policies and standards, and important measures related to cybersecurity issues through exhibitions, seminars, online classes and public-service advertisements.

Special events revolving around the themes of cybersecurity on campuses and among young people, cybersecurity in the fields of telecommunication and finance, and personal information protection will also be organized during the week.

China launched its first cybersecurity week in 2014.


Yellen sees Democratic leaders averting a debt ceiling crisis   -12%

Defaulting on the nation’s debt has been avoided for now but it's “absolutely necessary” to pay for Congress’ past decisions in the longer term, the Treasury secretary said.

Israeli far-right groups on Facebook's secret 'dangerous' blacklist, report says   3%

Over 4,000 entities on social media platform's blacklist, including Israeli anti-Arab group and politicians, according to The Intercept

China's record factory inflation poses another threat to supply chains   -6%

The cost of goods leaving China's factories is surging by the highest rate on record, stoking fears about stagflation in the world's second largest economy at a time when it is already grappling with an extreme power crunch and deepening debt woes.

After daughter's book on Amos Oz: How narcissistic parenting impacts children   12%

Following public debate over Galia Oz's book: How to identify, survive and heal from narcissistic parenting, the most silenced type of domestic abuse

This could be the end of Tunisia's ancient Jewish community   -25%

Tunisia’s arc from igniting the Arab Spring ten years ago into an autocratic winter is tragic. For its 2000-year-old Jewish community, however, Kais Saied's coup is a tragedy with potentially existential consequences

Why America's Christian nationalists now defend the torture of Jews   10%

The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh says activists for trans rights are far more 'repulsive' than the unfairly maligned Inquisition. It's a perfect example of how, for white Christian nationalists, antisemitism and transphobia fit so well together

Togolese women increasingly targeted by cyber bullies   17%

Togolese women say they're fending off more sexist cyberbullying than ever before. Also, we report on the female construction workers helping change the landscape of Central African Republic. Finally, Leptis Magna was once one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, but today the Libyan ruins are on UNESCO's list of at-risk heritage sites.

Undercover officers trudged mud-soaked field for remains with alleged killer, court hears   -5%

An undercover officer was on the stand for his third day as a key witness commentating on audio recordings and a video of the vehicle's route as the accused led officers to where he allegedly dumped his estranged wife's remains.