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Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie dead at 53

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Early career: Founded the Tragically Hip in 1984 with three high school friends - guitarist Rob Baker, bassist Gord Sinclair and drummer Johnny Fay - and saxophonist Davis Manning, who played with the band until 1986. "Thank you everyone for all the respect, admiration and love you have given Gord through the years - those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars". Read More »

Apocalypse wow: Saharan dust and Iberian fires turn United Kingdom skies red

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Debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was also playing a part. "It's possible, we have detected some particles in the atmosphere", said the representative. The sun shines through cloud as storm clouds turn the sky black over the seafront in Bognor Regis. "The dust gets picked up into the air and goes high up into the atmosphere, and that dust has been dragged high up in the atmosphere above the United Kingdom". Read More »

Ford Addressing Exhaust Fume Concerns with 1.4 million Explorer SUVs

Fors is under pressure to recall over 1.3 million Ford Explorers amidst a federal investigation into reports of potentially deadly carbon monoxide leaks. In complaints to the government posted on the NHTSA website, several owners have said attempts by Ford dealers to fix the problem have failed. Under a settlement reached in August, Ford had agreed to send out a nationwide notice to Explorer owners offering partial reimbursement for exhaust odor repairs performed on 2011-2015 Explorers. Read More »

Sri Lanka bat against Pakistan in third ODI

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After winning the Test series 2-0, it looked like Sri Lanka have found the much needed winning track. Pakistan were saved from blues after their batting flopped and Shadab Khan and Babar Azam, yet again, came to rescue. Earlier, there were concerns about the last match being held in Pakistan after the Sri Lankan players expressed their reluctance to travel to Pakistan . Read More »

Here's where we should take the #MeToo movement next

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While #MeToo is clearly showing just how awful this problem is, we now need to act on this movement and start working to change things for the better for all people in the generations to come. "We urge you to be strong, we want you to be very, very angry about the leering, jeering, threats, verbal and physical abuses, we are asking you to be not afraid and to report to the police every time", the statement said. Read More »

Democrats only want to increase taxes and obstruct

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The president also said his tax reform plan will provide tax relief for middle class Americans and he wants the tax code to be simplified enough that families will be able to do their taxes on a single sheet of paper. Much of the stock market "bull run" has been in anticipation of Republican economic policies, most especially tax reform , he said. In a blog post on Tuesday, economist Lawrence Summers of Harvard University wrote that "the claim is absurd on its face". Read More »

BJP questions Congress' silence over Sanjay Bhandari & Robert Vadra link

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There is also the important angle of huge payments being received from Swiss aircraft major Pilatus and deposited into Bhandari's bank accounts in Dubai. We have always taken stern action against our ministers. "But has he tweeted on the refurbished flat or the money into the accounts or the air tickets?" The Congress leader also demanded to know how Bhandari was allowed to flee overseas in December 2016 even though his passport had reportedly been impounded by the government in June that ... Read More »

Trump on Twitter (Oct 18) - FBI, Hillary Clinton, Tax Cuts

James Comey began drafting an exoneration letter about Hillary Clinton's email investigation long before conducting key interviews, including speaking with Clinton herself, according to documents released by the FBI Monday. "He was the best thing that ever happened to her!" he added. In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released Justice Department document that indicates a draft of a Comey statement about the investigation was circulating among aides ... Read More »

American Airlines Group's (AAL) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc

The SI to American Airlines Group Incorporated's float is 7.81%. (AAL) traded down 0.23% on Tuesday, hitting $52.15. The company had a trading volume of 4,714,722 shares. Credit Suisse downgraded it to "Underperform" rating and $28 target in Wednesday, July 6 report. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Friday, November 18 with "Buy". Read More »

Conte raps Chelsea stars: Time for real men to step up!

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But with the additional demands of the Champions League this season, Conte's squad is already being stretched to breaking point. Former Norway striker Flo believes Chelsea could still mount a title charge and pointed to last season when they went on a 13-match winning streak after dropping seven points in the first six. Read More »

UK Intelligence Head: Terror Threat Worst in his Career

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He said terrorists are planning attacks on Britain with unprecedented pace and determination . "It's at the highest tempo I have seen in my 34-year career", Andrew Parker told reporters on Tuesday. Asked if attacks were inevitable in future, he told newspersons: "I think we have to be careful that we don't find ourselves being held to some sort of flawless standard of 100% because that just isn't achievable". Read More »

Studio for Electronic Music's 66th anniversary celebrated with a Google doodle

The Studio for Electronic Music is based at the West German Broadcasting facility in Cologne, Germany. It played later that night on air at a Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR). The famous logo of the electronic music has received an incredible colorful transformation in the new doodle. It was essentially a breeding haven for musical innovation. Read More »

George Soros transfers almost $18B to his foundation

She added that 87-year-old Soros "plans to leave the vast majority of his wealth to the Open Society foundations ". The billionaire philanthropist transferred $18 billion to Open Society Foundations, a sprawling global group of charities that works in more than 100 countries on projects focused on refugee relief, public health and many other topics. Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul Endorses Roy Moore for Alabama Senate

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The people of Alabama - who I like very much, and they like me very much - but they like Roy, but we'll be talking to them, and I can report back to then, OK?" "I look forward to welcoming him to the Senate very soon". The poll reasserts Republicans' dismay that Moore who crusades on a theocratic, anti-LGBT message and has twice been overthrown as state Supreme Court chief justice, once for declining to discard a Ten Commandments obelisk and once for denying following the Supreme Court's ... Read More »

Spain's top court rules independence referendum unconstitutional

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The judge ruled they were behind huge demonstrations September 20-21 in Barcelona that hindered the police operation against preparations for the referendum. The central government in Madrid has threatened to put the region under direct central rule if it does not receive an adequate response by Thursday morning. Read More »

Kings Bay Sailors Found Dead Apart At Kings Bay Home

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The assortment of Brian Jarrell, 25, was discovered facedown in the back room of the Kingsland home on October 12. The friends called Bell, got permission to enter and found Jarrell in the back bedroom face down and his body cold to the touch. Read More »

Seven killed, 22 injured in roadside blast in Quetta

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Hospital authorities stated that seven dead bodies had been brought to the hospital, three of which belonged to police officials and the remaining 22 injured people were also shifted to the Civil Hospital. Quetta , the capital of Balochistan province, has often been at the centre of attacks by both religious armed groups such as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and armed ethnic Baloch separatists fighting for independence from Pakistan. Read More »

Ammonia leak kills 3 at Canada hockey arena, triggers evacuation & lockdown

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Several streets around the arena were shut down as firefighters and emergency responders worked at the scene. All homes in the area bordered by 9th Street, 13th Street, Highway 3 and 6th Avenue were included in the evacuation. The leak happened at the Fernie Memorial Arena on Tuesday. The Ministry of Labour has confirmed WorkSafe BC has sent investigators. CIMCO Refrigeration is on scene assisting City of Fernie crews and the city is working to acquire additional specialized resources to ... Read More »

Jinder Mahal To Reveal His Survivor Series Plans On SmackDown

As reported last week, plans call for Mahal to face Brock Lesnar, where neither Mahal's WWE Championship nor Lesnar's Universal Championship will be on the line. "At Survivor Series, I am challenging The Beast". Backstage, a livid Mahal told WWE Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan that he wanted to make Styles pay for his actions. Read More »

Boxer Mikaela Lauren kisses Cecilia Braekhus during face-off

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Initially stunned, Braekhus pulled away, throwing a light slap at Lauren, before breaking out in laughter. No wonder women's boxing is substantially more popular in Europe than it is in the USA! Clearly, Lauren is trying everything she can to antagonize Braekhus. Read More »

McCain Should 'Be Careful' Because 'I Fight Back'

President Donald Trump has threatened Senator John McCain he will "fight back" after Mr McCain questioned the rise of "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in USA foreign policy. Another political foe, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, said on Twitter: "Ran against him, sometimes disagree, but proud to be a friend of (at) SenJohnMcCain: hero, champion of character and last night, Lincolnesque". Read More »

Vocal IEBC Commissioner Akombe resigns a week to polls

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Dr Roselyn Akombe told Newsday why she's chose to leave. In her Wednesday statement, Akombe said that staffers for the upcoming election were receiving last-minute orders relating to technology changes and the electronic transmission of results. Read More »

New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation

Employees at Tenex, a subsidiary of Rosatom - the regulatory body of the Russian nuclear complex - received bribes and kickbacks from American companies as early as 2009, according to the Hill . In 2011, the Obama administration approved a subsidiary of Rosatom to sell uranium to USA nuclear power plants. "The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns", a person who ... Read More »

A Zombie Frappuccino Could Take Over Your Local Starbucks

Hey zombie fans, Starbucks is rumored to be working on a special drink and just in time for Halloween . For those who love brains: It has a Crème Frappuccino base, Green Caramel Apple flavored powder, pink powder, pink mocha drizzle, and pink "brains" whipped cream. Read More »

Firefighters gain edge in California fires

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The trucker died early Monday and was not identified. Officials said Monday the number of evacuees has gone from a high of 100,000 on Saturday to 40,000 Monday. "In terms of fire, the weather outlook is looking to be improving". But his house was still standing. Daniel Mufson, 74, a retired pharmaceutical executive and one of scores of Napa Valley residents who lost their homes in the fires, described his sense of bewilderment. Read More »

Court photos show murdered 8-year-old boy's battered body

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The Los Angeles Fire Department was reportedly called to the family's home May 22, 2013, where they found the 8-year-old boy to be unconscious and not breathing. "He is guilty of murder, but the special circumstance alleged, that he meant to kill Gabriel with the infliction of torture, is not true", said defense attorney John Allan, according to KTLA . Read More »