Daily digest: Tim Hortons, window sex and an earthquake

Tim Hortons employees prepare coffee before the company's annual general meeting in Toronto, in...

Tim Hortons employees prepare coffee before the company's annual general meeting in Toronto, in this file photo taken May 8, 2014. Burger King Worldwide is in talks to buy Tim Horton's in a deal that would be structured as a tax inversion to move the hamburger chain's domicile out of the United States. REUTERS/Peter Jones/Files

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.


1. Burger King/Tim Hortons merger?

Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce - is Burger King buying Tim Hortons?

Burger King confirmed the two companies are in negotiations to join forces in a new publicly traded company based in Canada.

It’s not a done deal yet, but the merger would create the world’s third biggest fast food chain.

While we ponder what this could mean for both chains, here's a look of the top 10 fast food mascots.


2. A death, a shooting and the VMAs

It was a big weekend for news in the entertainment world.

Legendary British director and actor Richard Attenborough, 90, died on Sunday.

Rap mogul Suge Knight is in intensive care after being shot several times at a party hosted by Chris Brown.

And if you missed the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, you can check out the highlights here.


3. Jays need window sex?

A now-clothed couple relaxes after putting themselves on display in a Renaissance Hotel window during a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre. (QMI Agency files)

Back when they were winning, the Blue Jays’ World Series/major league mullet era, certain guests of the Renaissance Hotel in the Rogers Centre also wanted to show off their stuff.

Sex in the window during games, at least for a while, was a thing.

Mike Rutsey wonders if that’s the good luck charm the Jays need to get back on track, and you know, make it to the post-season for the first time in more than 20 years.

The team lost to division rivals Tampa Bay last night.


4. Quake hits California

California’s Napa wine region is recovering from a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that toppled structures and ruptured water and gas lines.

More than 100 people were injured.


5. Tina Fontaine buried

Family and friends laid Tina Fontaine’s body to rest this weekend. The 15-year-old’s body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River a week after she was reported missing on August 9.

Her death has renewed calls for a federal inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

With files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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