Thursday, July 31, 2014

Global News


Blue Jays romp over Red Sox

BOSTON—Melky Cabrera’s second homer sailed over the left-field wall and smashed a car window across the street.
Just a little extra damage in a game when the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Boston Red Sox.
Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, and R.A. Dickey pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, as the Jays won 14-1 last night.


Canadian and Chinese companies partner to build nuclear reactors in Romania

VANCOUVER — A Canadian company is partnering with a Chinese firm in anticipation of building two more nuclear reactors in Romania that could be worth $1.5 billion for Canada’s economy.


Inuit to appeal seismic testing

A tiny community on Canada’s Arctic coast is trying to overturn a regulatory decision that OKs offshore energy exploration.
The hamlet of Clyde River, along the east coast of Baffin Island, yesterday filed documents in Federal Court asking for a judicial review of a National Energy Board decision that approves seismic testing in waters near the community.


Chinese hack NRC computers

OTTAWA—Chinese hackers have infiltrated the computer systems at the National Research Council, forcing it to shut down its IT network for an extended period, the federal government revealed today.
The Treasury Board Secretariat said there is no evidence other government computer systems or data have been compromised.

Health & Wellness

Safety concern prompts recall of thousands of bike and skateboard helmets

OTTAWA — Health Canada says thousands of bike and skateboard helmets are being voluntarily recalled due to a potential safety hazard.
It says FGL Sports Ltd. is recalling its helmets sold under the Capix Evo and Capix Jr Evo brands as a precautionary measure due to a manufacturing defect that may cause cracks near rivets securing the chin strap.


Divided chamber OKs Republican plan for lawsuit claiming Obama exceeded presidential powers

WASHINGTON — Contending that President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided U.S. House of Representatives approved a Republican plan to file an election-season lawsuit against him.


New scientific expedition to study remains of thousands of ancient animals in Wyoming cave

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.


Naked thieves take 60 hamburgers from eatery in southwest Florida

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from an eatery in southwest Florida.
Police say the men — two entirely naked and one in his underwear — broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red peppers on the beach.


A haunting premonition: ‘What will happen if the airplane crashes?’ asks boy boarding MH17

In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?”