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Health and Human Services officials ‘too fat’ to fly coach
WASHINGTON — Officials of the federal Department of Health and Human Services — the agency that’s supposed to be fighting obesity — got to fly first class at taxpayers’ expense by claiming they were too overweight to be crammed into coach.
Ukraine bus attack kills 10 as airport battle worsens
KIEV (Reuters) - A passenger bus came under heavy fire in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, Ukrainian authorities said, and fighting intensified around the international airport in the city of Donetsk as separatists tried to oust gov
Royal Canadian Legion needs injection of youth, Afghan vet says
Throughout its 88 years, the Royal Canadian Legion has been recognized as the voice of veterans, particularly veterans of the world wars. But one veteran of Afghanistan wants to attract younger people to the organization and push it to advocate for a new
Beetle battle pits homeowners against flooring firms
Homeowners in Paradise, N.L., are seeking compensation following a rare insect infestation in their hardwood flooring, but the Newfoundland and Labrador retailer that sold it to them and the Quebec manufacturer that made it both say the couple is to blame
Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibres
Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibres from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products.
NAFTA scrutiny of oilsands tailings ponds opposed by Canada
Canada is trying to stop NAFTA's environmental watchdog from taking a closer look at the environmental effects of oilsands tailings ponds in Alberta, and it appears Mexico and the U.S. will go along with efforts to stop a formal investigation.
Scientists concerned about plastic pollution in Great Lakes
Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products.
Anita Ekberg of La Dolce Vita fame dies
Anita Ekberg, the Swedish-born actress and sex-symbol of the 1950s and '60s who was immortalized bathing in the Trevi fountain in La Dolce Vita, has died. She was 83.
Anti-toboggan bylaws in Canada 'stupid'
It's been a big week for the right to toboggan in Canada. So we sent our Saint John videojournalist Matthew Bingley to see what people in the Maritimes think about a world without toboggans.
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