PITTSBURGH—The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave—a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season.
Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory last night over the mistake-prone Houston Texans.
TORONTO — Canadian consumers have been shopping online more frequently this year and plan to hit the web for more of their gift buying this December, suggests a recent survey.
Siberian wildfires so intense they melted the permafrost beneath them.
Flooding in Alberta that paralyzed a major city.
Toxic algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg that have grown 1,000 percent since 1990.
They’re all linked, say the authors of a new United Nations-sponsored book entitled “Water, Energy and the Arab Awakening,” which was released yesterday.
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.
Health & Wellness
TORONTO—Children who drink non-dairy milk products such as rice, almond, or soy milk may have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow’s milk, a study suggests.
MOSCOW — The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when his corporate jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.
Total confirmed “with deep regret and sadness” that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in the crash at Moscow’s Vnukoko airport.
WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.
Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father’s ashes, anyway.
Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver’s cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family’s goodbye.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese beat the competition to become Canadians’ preferred flavour in a potato chip contest.
Randall Litman of Calgary, who came up with the winning combination, takes home $50,000 plus one per cent of future sales of Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese on Lay’s Wavy, Lay’s Canada announced Tuesday.