Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.
1. Robin Williams mourned
Today the world continues to mourn the loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died in an apparent suicide at 63.
Our Bill Harris says he'll never forget Williams' reaction upon being called a sad clown at a press conference in 2013.
2. Riot pic used in ad
Pull Love shopping bags and posters use a photo that was taken June 15, 2011, after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins. (Facebook.com/PLPulllove)
Remember that photo of the kissing couple at the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot?
A European clothing company is using it to sell sweaters.
3. Lucky guy, that Rory McIlroy
At least he’s an optimist.
Rory McIlroy says getting dumped by tennis player Caroline Wozniacki may have given his game a boost.
The 25-year-old Northern Ireland golfer won a fourth major championship in Louisville, Ky., Sunday.
4. Bogus bomb threat
The gong show that is Toronto City Hall took a turn for the serious yesterday, when Mayor Rob Ford shared a bomb threat that he received.
Investigators found no evidence of explosives.
Ford later said he didn't want to create panic but felt he had to take the threat seriously.
5. Iran bans vasectomies
More permanent forms of birth control - such as vasectomies and tubal ligation have been banned by the Iranian parliament.
The widely criticized move, an attempt to boost Iran’s birth rate, needs the approval of an appointed panel before it can become law.
- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency