Saturday, October 25, 2014

Global News


Broncos tighten grip on division

DENVER—With this much speed and acceleration, it’s no surprise Emmanuel Sanders is so adept at catching up.
Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning.
Now he has four in less than a week.
Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns last night in the Denver Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.


Ford opts for Mexico

TORONTO—Unifor says Ford Motor Co. has decided to build its new engine in Mexico after it was unable to reach a deal with the federal and Ontario governments.
Unifor national president Jerry Dias said the union is disappointed the company and the two levels of government could not reach an agreement after months of talks.


Poached dinosaur bones found

EDMONTON—A 50-year-old mystery involving poachers and missing dinosaur bones has been solved by an international team of paleontologists, including one from the University of Alberta.
A pair of 2.4-metre-long forelimbs belonging to the Deinocheirus mirificus was discovered in Mongolia in 1965.


China launches lunar spacecraft

BEIJING—China launched an experimental spacecraft today to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.
The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft land on the moon, retrieve samples, and return to Earth.

Health & Wellness

Doctor diagnosed as first patient with Ebola in NYC

NEW YORK—A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms.
And health officials stressed the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.


Sweden calls off weeklong search for suspected submarine in Stockholm archipelago

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea.
Naval and amphibious forces were ordered back to base, while some ground forces remained in the search area, military officials said.


Not so scary now: New bones show mysterious dinosaur was really a goofy duckbill giant

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.


Billionaire Paul Allen boosts his contribution in Ebola fight to at least $100 million

SEATTLE — Billionaire Paul Allen says he’ll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola.
The Microsoft co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he’s supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected.


Early Apple computer sells for $905K at auction in NYC, far exceeding expectations

NEW YORK — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 at auction in New York City.
Bonhams auction house says the winning bid on Wednesday came from The Henry Ford museum. The final price of the Steve Wozniak-designed Apple 1 computer was far above the pre-sale estimate of $300,000 to $500,000.