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Steve Moore reaches settlement with Todd Bertuzzi: reports
Less than three weeks from the start of a lengthy civil trial and after eight years of litigation, former Colorado Avalanche Steve Moore has reached a settlement with Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks, according to media reports.
Tattoo removal business booming as inked teens grow up
Tattoos have gone from being something you get in prison or the army to a popular fashion statement. But what's fashionable one decade may appear horribly outdated in the next, and that's causing Canada's tattoo removal industry to boom.
Don Pardo, former voice of SNL, dead at 96
Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, died Monday. He was 96.
Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a...
Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
Federal wildlife investigators who vis
Canadians with reputations ruined by online shaming
A Twitter account mocking bad Calgary parkers is the latest venue for anonymously ranting about others. As the Herald’s Dylan Robertson explains, dealing with online reputations remains a mostly uncharted territory.
Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Embassy ‘Soon’
LONDON — Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, who was given asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy here two years ago, said Monday that he “will be leaving the embassy soon,” but he provided no specifics.
In a long and meandering news conference at whic
Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions
WASHINGTON — When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden.
Since then, the proce
Saudi Prince’s Convoy Attacked by Gunmen in Paris
PARIS — The brazen robbery had all the elements of a Hollywood thriller: a commando-style ambush by a group of thieves wielding Kalashnikov rifles, a suitcase stuffed with cash, sensitive diplomatic documents and a likely shaken Saudi prince.
You Can Get Hacked Just By Watching This Cat Video on YouTube
Many otherwise well-informed people think they have to do something wrong, or stupid, or insecure to get hacked—like clicking on the wrong attachments, or browsing malicious websites. People also think that the NSA and its international partners are the o
U.S. Farmers Are Up to Their Ears in Corn
Months of wet weather have fueled expectations for a U.S. corn crop so large that mounds of the grain will be a common sight across the Midwest after the harvest, which starts next month.
Canada’s first adults-only multiplex opens Friday
Moviegoers can drink beer, wine and cocktails there or while seated in a theatre, with prices ranging from $6.50 for a domestic pint to $9.50 for a two-ounce Candy Appletini. In addition to the usual snacks, food ranging from an artisanal cheese board ($1
New Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus
A new vaccine now in its first human trials may offer protection against the chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne infection that causes fever and severe joint pain, researchers reported Thursday in The Lancet.
As of June 13, an estimated 166,000 suspe
Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The salmon here in the Columbia River, nearly driven to extinction by hydroelectric dams a quarter century ago, have been increasing in number — a fact not lost on the birds that like to eat them. These now flock by the thousands each spri
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