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Atlanta Braves Set American Flag on Fire
The Atlanta Braves wanted to put on a good show for their fans before their 2014 home opener on Tuesday, but things didn't go as planned. During pregame introductions, the franchise decided to try something new...
9-month-old Pakistani boy accused of attempted murder
A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has been swept up in an attempted murder investigation that highlights the country's dysfunctional criminal justice system where even children are not immune from questionable legal decisions.
Housing the homeless costs the same as leaving them on streets
For every $10 invested in housing the mentally ill or drug addicted, $9.60 was saved in taxpayer-funded services such as emergency rooms and shelter beds, according to a $110-million national study. In other words, by spending four-per-cent more, society’
Sheila Fraser: changes would 'infringe' on Elections Canada
Senators doing a pre-study on proposed changes to how Canadians vote got an earful from former auditor general Sheila Fraser this afternoon. Fraser is following up that appearance with testimony before MPs tonight. Preston Manning will also appear.
Crews work to clear Great Lakes shipping pathways
U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews kept up their battle Monday to clear pathways for vessels hauling vital raw materials on the ice-clogged Great Lakes, where a shipping logjam forced a weeklong shutdown of the nation's largest steel factory.
Canucks fire general manager Mike Gillis
The Vancouver Canucks fired general manager and president of hockey operations Mike Gillis on Tuesday, less than a day after the team was officially eliminated from the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.
Hole Found in Natural Protective Layer of Earth’s Atmosphere
Scientists have discovered a hole in the atmosphere that allows ozone-depleting compounds and other chemicals to bypass the atmosphere’s natural “washing machine” layer. The lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere, known as the troposphere, is full of hydroxyl
Canadian dollar stronger following Quebec Liberal win
The business community is breathing a sigh of relief in reaction to the news that the Quebec Liberals have been swept back into power, with the loonie moving to its highest level in two months and cautious optimism on the stock market.
Somalia gunmen kill 2 UN workers
The United Nations mission in Somalia says gunmen inside an airport have shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
U.S. Navy to test futuristic, super-fast gun at sea in 2016
The U.S. Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a "Star Wars" technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy's research chief
Mickey Rooney, Hollywood legend, dead at 93
Actor Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized screen dynamo of the 1930s and 1940s best known for his boy-next-door role in the Andy Hardy movies, died on Sunday at 93, the TMZ celebrity website and Variety reported.
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