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Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT

The sailors either had to close off the flooded areas of the ship, or they feared the entire destroyer might go down, according to three active or former members of the Navy familiar with the incident.

It is not yet clear whether the sailors had already died by the time their shipmates decided to contain the flooding — and it may never be known. “They were in a situation where they had to make tough choices,” said one member of the Navy with knowledge of the crisis, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the case.

30 Articles
Source: Global News

Flint airport attack suspect Amor Ftouhi was caretaker at Montreal apartment building

Friday 19:19 GMT

– The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism lived quietly with his family at a Montreal apartment complex where he also worked informally as a part-time caretaker of the property, his landlord said Thursday.

Amor Ftouhi, 49, kept the building stairwells clean and always paid his rent on time, Luciano Piazza told The Associated Press. Ftouhi, who lived in a two-bedroom apartment with his wife and teenage children, was “a good person” and “never made any trouble,” Piazza said.

36 Articles
Source: Common Domain

The case for restricting hate speech

Thursday 12:50 GMT

Instead of characterizing racist and sexist hate speech as “just speech,” courts and legislatures need to account for this research and, perhaps, allow the restriction of hate speech as do all of the other economically advanced democracies in the world.

These negative physical and mental health outcomes — which embody the historical roots of race and gender oppression — mean that hate speech is not “just speech.”

44 Articles
Source: Fox News

Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

Thursday 12:52 GMT

The family of Otto Warmbier has declined an autopsy, leaving the cause of the American college student's death a mystery.

Kanter added that scans showed no evidence of a "traumatic brain injury," and that Warmbier's state was likely a result of a cardio or pulmonary arrest.

47 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Does driving while high create more crashes Report hints that it's possible

Friday 21:14 GMT

Here's what Colorado's governor has to tell other states about legalizing marijuana. Here's what's driving lawmakers working to legalize recreational pot in 17 more states. Following the example of voters, legislatures are trying to legalize marijuana — with mixed results

“In other words, it found a slightly increased risk of collisions in states that have made marijuana legal for adults, but it did not actually look at the causes of collisions and does not show marijuana is to blame for that increase,” Tvert said, adding that the group takes seriously the issue of combating driving while high. “It is important that governments and businesses continue to educate the public about the danger of impaired driving — whether it is by cannabis, alcohol or other substances — as well as the laws that prohibit it,” he said.

18 Articles
Source: Common Domain

Looking for lessons in the Philando Castile video

Friday 13:38 GMT

Millions of viewers already had seen images of the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile on July 6, 2016, captured and live-streamed on Facebook by Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend, who was in the back seat of the car when he was killed.

As with the King video, however, the Castile images, in conjunction with the jury decision, signals something seriously amiss somewhere in the chain of American criminal justice — from the quality of our policing, to the legal standards in use of force cases, to the vagaries of the jury system.

16 Articles
Source: New York Times

I.O.C. Chief Says Russia Will Face Sanctions, Despite New Antidoping Efforts

Thursday 21:56 GMT

Russia has made it a crime to facilitate doping, devoted more money to drug-testing the nation’s athletes and laid out a plan to establish mandatory antidoping education classes.

Earlier this month, the Kremlin issued an order that Russia adopt the recommendations of a national antidoping commission appointed by Mr. Putin, seeking to restore Russia’s antidoping authorities, testing lab and professional athletes to good standing.

17 Articles
Source: Washington Post

A terrifying threat from Tropical Storm Cindy: Floating masses of deadly fire ants

Friday 19:19 GMT

Tropical Storm Cindy may have been downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday, but that doesn’t mean Gulf Coast residents are in the clear.

As the storm moves inland, it’s still expected to dump enough rainfall between Texas and Florida to cause severe flooding, which raises the possibility of another threat that may take some locals by surprise: floating fire ants. The notoriously tough insects are just as dangerous when they’re wet as they are dry, according to Alabama officials, who are warning residents to keep their eyes peeled for floating mounds of fire ants.

157 Articles
Source: Washington Post

Obama returning to campaign trail to stump for Northam in Va. governor’s race

Friday 23:44 GMT

David Turner, a spokesman for Northam, said the former president agreed this week to hit the campaign trail for Northam, but said he wouldn’t “go into any further detail about the private conversations that Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam had with President Barack Obama.”

Former president Barack Obama is making his first campaign foray of 2017, agreeing to stump for Democrat Ralph Northam in his bid to be Virginia’s next governor.

9 Articles
Source: Global News

4 people die from record-breaking heat in California and New Mexico

Friday 06:09 GMT

Four people, including a homeless person and two hikers, have died from the record-breaking heat in the U.S. Southwest, media reports said, where triple-digit temperatures have driven residents indoors and canceled airline flights.

Temperatures reached 127 F (52.8 C) in California’s Death Valley at the peak of the heat wave on Tuesday afternoon but cooler weather was expected across the region by the end of the week.

7 Articles
Source: NBC News

Prince Harry says walking behind Diana's casket left him scarred

Friday 09:57 GMT

Prince Harry has revealed the distress he suffered when walking behind his mother Diana’s casket through the streets of London following her funeral.

Harry, who will launch the latest Invictus games in Toronto, Canada later this summer, last week attended the reopening of London's Borough Market after the recent terror attack.

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

Why the PayPal Rally Has Room to Run

Thursday 17:20 GMT

PayPal shares are already up more than 35% this year as the company continues to post strong growth in its traditional payment-processing business, but there could be more room to run as the company takes advantage of its opportunities in newer areas.

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1 Article
Source: Global News

U of T professor alleges racial and gender bias after being struck at Toronto concert

Thursday 17:20 GMT

Ahmad, a professor of international security at the University of Toronto and director of the Islamic Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School, had sat down with a friend for the show at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, for which her ticket cost $116.

I think this is a moment in which they need to think about who they’re inviting, how they’re inviting them and how to make sure that the incredible place we live in, the city that is a shining example of the world, doesn’t have toxic pockets of exclusivity.”

1 Article
Source: NBC News

Strange Orbits Suggest Our Solar System May Harbor Hidden Planet

Friday 16:25 GMT

The Solar System hasn’t been the same since Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, and all bets have been off since this monumental decision.

Case in point, last year, scientists at the California Institute of Technology proposed that there might be a true Planet Nine in our solar system. The team asserted that it appears to be 10 times the mass of Earth and that it is hiding out in the remote recesses of our solar system—well beyond the orbit of Pluto.

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

Here Come Helicopters on Demand

Thursday 23:48 GMT

In São Paulo, Airbus unit Voom connects customers with flights to the Brazilian city’s two airports for far below the standard fare

(Airbus and other companies are developing flying cars that can navigate tight spaces as another option for getting around congested cities.). São Paulo has one of the world’s biggest fleets of private helicopters. The metro area has close to 200 functioning helipads, and even has its own air-traffic-control system dedicated to helicopters, the only such system in the world, according to Arthur Fioratti, president of the Brazilian Association of Helicopter Pilots.

Source: BBC

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Attacks in three Pakistani cities leave at least 85 people dead, many injured

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: CBS News

How would the Senate health care bill actually affect Medicaid?

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Fox News

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Global News

27 high-rise apartments fail fire safety tests following deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

Saturday 23:44 GMT
Source: NBC News

At least 120 feared buried in huge mountain landslide in China

Saturday 23:44 GMT
Source: Washington Post

India’s prime minister to meet with Trump as part of ‘no-frills’ but important visit

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: BBC

Freddie Flintoff to star in Fat Friends stage musical

Friday 07:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

Homeless at 16, this CEO is now helping others find shelter

Thursday 20:08 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

Warren Buffet’s company invests into troubled Home Capital Group

Friday 13:39 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Home Prices in Prime Paris Finally Rising After Years of Stagnation

Friday 18:18 GMT
Source: Global News

Steve Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: Global News

Here are the 10 most expensive homes in New Brunswick on the market right now

Friday 19:20 GMT

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