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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Source: New York Times

Model Apartments Where Designers Run Wild

Friday 16:25 GMT

As developers face a glut of newly constructed apartments, both condominium and rental, some are turning to interior designers and letting them run wild with model units in an effort to differentiate their buildings from the rest.

Compared with the tastefully neutral interiors of so many new condominium buildings, the latest model unit to open at 432 Park Avenue comes as a jolt. The living room fireplace is finished in Venetian plaster incised with an Art Deco-inspired pattern and gold lines by Callidus Guild.

Source: Washington Post

Illinois Catholic bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples

Friday 09:57 GMT

The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Ill., is calling on priests there to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show “some signs of repentance” for their relationships before death. The decree by Bishop Thomas Paprocki also said that people “living publicly” in same-sex marriages may not receive the sacrament of confirmation or be admitted to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a process by which many converts become Catholic, preparing them for baptism and confirmation.

Source: New York Times

Some Uber Employees Balk at Travis Kalanick’s Exit as C.E.O.

Friday 21:57 GMT

Uber and its investors are facing a backlash over Travis Kalanick’s departure as chief executive — particularly from employees.

“Nobody is perfect, but I fundamentally believe he can evolve into the leader Uber needs today and that he’s critical to its success,” Mr. York wrote in an email to fellow Uber employees, titled “Supporting Travis.” “I want the board to hear from Uber employees that it’s [sic] made the wrong decision in pressuring Travis to leave and that he should be reinstated in an operational role.”

Source: New York Times

To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line

Friday 16:24 GMT

Two and a half years ago, I wrote a Modern Love column about how Mark and I had spent our first date trying a psychological experiment that used 36 questions to help two strangers fall in love.

The latest version of “Mark and Mandy’s Relationship Contract,” a four-page, single-spaced document that we sign and date, will last for exactly 12 months, after which we have the option to revise and renew it, as we’ve done twice before.

Source: NBC News

Court lifts injunction on Mississippi law seen as anti-LGBT

Friday 13:39 GMT

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday lifted an injunction that blocked a Mississippi law allowing businesses and government employees to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by citing religious beliefs.

A three-judge panel at the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that blocked the 2016 law, known as House Bill 1523 and backed by Christian groups, from taking effect.

Source: Common Domain

Former NYC Correction Officials Say Racism Rampant in Agency

Friday 13:39 GMT

Three former high-ranking officials with New York City’s Department of Correction filed federal employment complaints on Wednesday, alleging racial discrimination.

Commissioner of Correction Intelligence Keith Taylor — said in their complaints that racism is widespread and rampant in the DOC and that a glass ceiling exists for minorities in upper management. The three officials — former Senior Deputy Commissioner Charles Daniels, former Deputy Commissioner of Operations Errol Toulon, Jr., and former Asst.

Source: NBC News

More Venezuelans are fleeing to Colombia as their situation worsens

Friday 07:01 GMT

In the early years of the late President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution, fleeing oil executives and other wealthy Venezuelans arrived in Colombia in such numbers that they drove up real estate prices and made getting into elite private schools even more difficult.

Six men and women rise from worn, flattened mattresses as the first hint of dawn stretches over a Colombian neighborhood known as "Little Mene Grande," named after the warm, Venezuelan city where so many recent arrivals are from.

Source: Common Domain

When Kamala Harris and women everywhere do their job well, they get called 'hysterical'

Sunday 13:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

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

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: New York Times

Blue Apron Pursues I.P.O. as Amazon Looms Over Industry

Wednesday 01:32 GMT
Source: Global News

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

Friday 19:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain

Wednesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Global News

London fights division, anger after series of attacks, deadly fire

Wednesday 21:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Guns kill or wound at least 19 children every day in the U.S., study says

Tuesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Common Domain

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

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

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

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Here's what is pushing up U.S. home prices

Saturday 20:04 GMT
Source: NBC News

'Queen of Tejano' Selena Is Honored At Madame Tussauds New York

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in lawsuit over shoe design

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Do I Hear $16 Billion $20 Billion? Analyst Predicts Rival Bids for Whole Foods

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: BBC

Hijab-wearing model appears on front page of major US magazine

Saturday 15:30 GMT

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