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rcmpRCMP TO SETTLE HARASSMENT SUITS

The RCMP will announce the settlement of major harassment claims today that could see hundreds of current and former female Mounties compensated tens of millions of dollars. The national police force has agreed to settlement terms in prospective class-action lawsuits brought forward by former RCMP members Janet Merlo and Linda Davidson, said a senior official with knowledge of the cases.

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beer tosserALLEGED BASEBALL GAME BEER TOSSER COMES FORWARD

A man alleged by police to have hurled a beer can at a Baltimore outfielder during Tuesday’s playoff game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Orioles has come forward. Ken Pagan told The Canadian Press via email that he has contacted police and identified himself as the person in a photo police had released. Police say the man in the photo was responsible for the incident and urged him to turn himself in.

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AL WAXMAN, DARRYL SITTLER AMONG NEW WALK OF FAME INDUCTEES

Stars from the worlds of sports, stage and screen will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto today. The late stage and screen icon Al Waxman is among six honourees in the 2016 class. The others are NHL Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler, singer-songwriter Corey Hart, actor-director Jason Priestley, filmmaker Deepa Mehta and veteran fashion entrepreneur and journalist Jeanne Beker.

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Blue JaysTORONTO BLUE JAYS SET TO RENEW RIVALRY WITH TEXAS RANGERS

The Toronto Blue Jays open a best-of-five American League Division Series in Texas today against the Rangers (4:30 p.m. ET). These rivals clashed in a tension-filled series last year highlighted by Jose Bautista’s epic bat flip after a dramatic home run. Then in May of this year, Texas second baseman Rougned Odor took exception to a hard slide from Bautista and punched him in the face, leading to a wild bench-clearing melee.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:

— Closing arguments are expected to continue in the Winnipeg trial of a woman accused of hiding dead infants in a storage locker.

— Finance Minister Bill Morneau will attend the G20 Finance Ministers and IMF meetings in Washington, D.C.

— Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier will hold a news conference to outline his plan for income tax fairness.

— The Canadian Armed Forces will provide an update on Operation IMPACT in the Middle East.

— Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will participate in a discussion at the Great Lakes Public Forum in Toronto.

— Statistics Canada will release the value of building permits for August.