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Source: Global News

Edmonton woman begs Alberta to cover life-changing $250K cystic fibrosis drug

Today 08:06 GMT

At 25 years old, cystic fibrosis patient Katrina Secord says her fate is in the hands of the Alberta govenment, as she awaits funding for a medication to help manage her illness and potentially save her life.

READ MORE: Why Canadian cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer than their U.S. peers. Alberta Health’s statement doesn’t sit well with Chris MacLeod, a Toronto lawyer who has cystic fibrosis and is also the chair of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Society.

Source: Common Domain

Nintendo Looks for Help to Raise Its Smartphone Game

Today 10:52 GMT

Nintendo took a 10% stake in smartphone game maker DeNA Co. in 2015, and the two companies said they would introduce five smartphone games by March 2017.

Asked what would happen if Nintendo distributes its smartphone games in China with new partners, DeNA’s Mr. Moriyasu said his company would still receive revenue as long as it is involved in the game development process.

Source: Global News

A shopping app used skinny models to sell plus-size tights — and people aren’t pleased

Today 10:53 GMT

Twitter users have been whipped into a frenzy over the last couple of days when news broke that a shopping site used skinny models to advertise plus-size tights.

Wish, a San Francisco-based shopping app that sells unbranded clothing, accessories, electronics and various other household items directly from China, posted a listing for plus-size hosiery that features a skinny model wearing the tights and pulling the waistband over her torso to indicate how much they stretch.

Source: Common Domain

Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

Today 08:06 GMT

President Donald Trump’s campaign to shrink the “bloated federal bureaucracy” so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs.

Days after his Jan. 20 inauguration, Trump ordered a hiring freeze later replaced with an order for federal agencies to cut staff immediately, and in March he proposed a 2018 budget that sought to shift $54 billion to the military from other departments.

Source: Fox News

Tragic skyscraper plunge: Daredevil climber was planning to propose to his girlfriend the next day

Today 10:52 GMT

Daredevil climber and social media star Wu Yongning, who recently plunged to his death when scaling a 62-story skyscraper, was reportedly planning to propose to his girlfriend the following day.

TRAGEDY AS FAMOUS DAREDEVIL CLIMBER PLUNGES TO HIS DEATH FROM WELL-KNOWN SKYSCRAPER. The climber had apparently set up a camera phone to record his doomed stunt. Graphic video has appeared online purportedly showing the 26-year-old lowering himself over the side of the Huayuan Hua Centre in Changsha.

Source: New York Times

Subway Tunnel Will Be Closed Entirely in Week After Christmas

Today 10:53 GMT

Now, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the subway, is going to take an even more drastic step to speed up repair work — the agency is going to shut down a subway tunnel.

During the effort to aggressively resuscitate New York City’s subway system, riders have encountered cars with seats removed to create extra room, new arrival countdown clocks and more frank announcements about delays, all aimed at reversing a steep decline in reliability.

Source: Common Domain

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years

Today 10:52 GMT

NATO on Tuesday extended Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's tenure for two more years as head of the world's biggest military alliance, setting him up to be its longest-serving civilian leader since the end of the Cold War.

Stoltenberg, 58, has held the post since 2014 and his term has been marked by a spike in global security challenges, including a resurgent Russia and the rise of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

Source: Common Domain

Is 'man flu' real Medical science delivers comfort to helpless male snufflers

Today 08:06 GMT

Even without a complete understanding of the biological basis for man flu, Sue suggests this policy initiative in the name of public health: “Perhaps now is the time for male-friendly spaces, equipped with enormous televisions and reclining chairs, to be set up where men can recover from the debilitating effects of man flu in safety and comfort.”

In the annual issue of the British Medical Journal that is devoted to exploring the whimsical side of medical research, Dr. Kyle Sue of Canada’s Memorial University of Newfoundland mounts an ardent defense of males who suffer total collapse in the face of influenza or the common cold.

Source: CBS News

Video captures teenager assisting marathon winner to the finish line

Today 10:52 GMT

Ariana Luterman, 17, can be seen in photos and videos helping the women's winner, Chandler Self, make her way to the BMW Dallas Marathon finish line.

While she's excited that her instant fame will allow her to talk about important causes, Luterman insists that anyone would have done the same thing during the marathon.

Source: Fox News

Port Authority bomber brought down by officers with military training

Today 10:53 GMT

Three of the four hero police officers credited with taking down the Port Authority terrorist are former members of the military who ran toward the scene of the pipe bomb blast as panicked commuters fled in the other direction, their union spokesperson says.

A statement put out by the president of the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association Monday hailed the four men as “courageous” officers who “risked their lives confronting an armed terrorist to protect others from harm.". “These police officers are among the most highly trained police officers in the nation, as are all Port Authority police officers,” Paul Nunziato said. “I am so thankful there was no loss of life and I could not be prouder of our Port Authority police officers, their actions and dedication to their sworn duty.”

Source: BBC

The US defectors who became film stars in North Korea

Today 08:06 GMT

Though they faced interrogations and were confronted with hatred from the North Korean people, the most bizarre feature of their lives was how they all, at different times, became stars in North Korean movies.

In the 1960s, however, at the height of the Cold War, and with the Korean War just a decade in the past, it was the front line of the ideological conflict between the Communist-led North, also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), and the US-backed South.

Source: NBC News

HQ Trivia app becomes overnight sensation

Today 10:52 GMT

The free trivia app has become an overnight sensation, thanks in part to its marriage between trivia, live streaming and the allure of earning a cash prize for answering all 12 questions correctly.

You'll then be able to give the uninitiated your referral code, earning an extra life for every friend you turn on to HQ Trivia.

Source: Fox News

Here's how Trump could make a quick (and complete) exit from the Paris climate agreement right now

Today 08:06 GMT

Last June, President Trump announced he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement climate treaty on greenhouse gases.

After the Agreement dies in the Senate, it is exceedingly unlikely a future executive would try to rejoin it unilaterally on the pretense that the “most ambitious” climate pact in history is not a treaty.

Source: Fox News

Senate tax bill could be a game changer for parents frustrated with the public school system

Today 08:06 GMT

Parents would have more power to choose the K-12 education that best meets the specific needs of their children and reflects the values of their families if an amendment to tax legislation recently approved by the Senate becomes law.

The Cruz amendment would be a game-changer for families that have felt the public school system has grossly overstepped and seized control of the role of parents. Many parents feel as if they have no recourse due to financial constraints – private school costs money and homeschooling costs both time and money.

Source: Common Domain

With 'America First,' Trump mutes U.S. voice on human rights in Asia

Today 08:06 GMT

As Trump prepares to depart on his first Asia tour, which will bring him face-to-face with a number of leaders with poor human rights records, his administration has been taking a more muted approach than his predecessor to such concerns, said current and former U.S. officials, rights activists and diplomats.

Just days after the killing of a prominent Cambodian government critic last year during a crackdown by the country’s longtime leader, President Barack Obama dispatched Washington’s chief human rights envoy to Phnom Penh to attend the activist’s funeral.

Source: NBC News

These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

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Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT
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Monday 01:31 GMT
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Walmart cashier’s act of kindness leaves foster parent in tears

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

Anonymous customer buys 58 meals in honor of Las Vegas shooting victims

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: New York Times

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: NBC News

Raging on, Thomas Fire becomes fifth largest in California history

Tuesday 19:10 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Difficult terrain presents challenges for firefighters battling Thomas fire

Today 00:39 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Fire crews fighting to defend Carpinteria from reenergized Thomas fire

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Thomas fire leaves behind barren 'moonscape' as it threatens Montecito, Carpinteria

Today 01:33 GMT
Source: Common Domain

At 230,000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: CBS News

Suspect's homeland Bangladesh reacts to NYC attack

Today 08:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Firefighters ready to protect homes in Montecito should the Thomas fire bear down

Today 01:33 GMT

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