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Leafs beat Bruins 4-3 as series hits Game 6


Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:12PM EDT BOSTON — Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 42 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday to force a sixth game in their first-round playoff series. Connor Brown and Andreas Johnsson also scored for the Leafs, who still trail the Bruins 3-2 in their Eastern Conference quarter-final going into Monday’s Game 6 back in Toronto. Noel Acciari, with a goal and anRead More

A musical resurgence has Hollywood changing its tune

La La Land poster

Hollywood is falling back in love with the movie musical, seduced by the success of Oscar winner “La La Land” and buoyed by a wave of live-action Disney adaptations. In a Tinseltown landscape largely dominated by superheroes, 2017 still saw “La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Beauty and the Beast” pull in more than $2.1 billion at the global box office. Disney is the backbone of the revival, with a “Mary Poppins” sequel expected later this year — with Emily Blunt taking over the iconic role of the magicalRead More

Pomeranian pup springs into action to help save owner’s life

Pomeranian pup springs into action to help save owner's life

A small Pomeranian-Yorkie dog named Noah is being hailed a hero after helping to save his owner’s life. Jane Lavergne has a lung disease and uses an oxygen machine to breathe. Last Friday, Lavergne was having more trouble than usual with her breathing, so she decided to sleep downstairs on the couch where she could be elevated. Early Saturday morning she got up to grab water when she started to faint. Lavergne collapsed – she wasn’t getting any air.  She was unable to call for help. Her 11-year-old dog noticedRead More

Prosecutor to update probe into Prince’s death


MINNEAPOLIS – Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the music superstar’s death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz scheduled an 11:30 a.m. news conference Thursday to announce whether anyone would be charged. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate in suburban Chanhassen on April 21, 2016. An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50Read More

Jury to hear Bill Cosby’s testimony about quaaludes, sex

Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:53AM EDT NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby’s explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex – an old admission that’s taken on new significance at the comedian’s sexual assault retrial after a half-dozen women testified that he drugged and violated them. Prosecutors are expected to read a transcript of the 2005 testimony as early as Wednesday, saving for the very end of their case Cosby’s own words about using the 1970s party drug “theRead More

University of Regina using cameras to increase exam security

University of Regina using cameras to increase exam security

Some students at the University of Regina have begun sitting down to take their final exams, but this year they are being watched by cameras in some of the rooms. The university has introduced a pilot project, to video record students during some exams. In a letter sent to students the university says: “This season, we are adding to our ongoing efforts to combat academic misconduct, (with) the implementation of video recording during exam sessions held in some areas that have been designated for this purpose. The university will beRead More

Police investigate after body found in southeast Calgary

Calgary police

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the southeast on Sunday afternoon. Officers were called to the scene at Heritage Meadows Road and Heritage Meadows Way S.E. at just before 2:00 p.m. Information is limited at this time and the circumstances behind the death have not yet been determined. More to come. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Wellington Crescent blaze sends one to hospital

Wellington Crescent

CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:33PM CST Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:24AM CST One person was taken to hospital Saturday after fire broke out at home in the 1400 block of Wellington Crescent. Firefighters were called to the scene around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The home is located near the corner of Renfrew Street in River Heights. Crews found smoke and fire in the basement, on the second floor and eventually in the roof area. According to officials, 10 fire fighters battled the blaze, which was hamperedRead More

Calgary students participate in annual science fair at the Olympic Oval

Calgary students participate in annual science fair at the Olympic Oval

Students from Grade 5 to 12 got the chance to show off their science projects at this year’s Calgary Youth Science Fair at the Olympic Oval on Saturday. The 56th Annual event involved work from over a thousand students across the city and touched on all sorts of aspects that affect issues in today’s world. Amberly Dooley, who helped organize the event, says that the fair provides students to explore outside their regular school curriculum. “They get to explore something using scientific method, they get to explore the world aroundRead More

Two men taken to hospital in critical condition after stabbings

Crime scene near 300 block of Portage Avenue

Two men were taken to hospital in critical condition Friday night after being stabbed in separate incidents. The first happened close to 8:30 p.m. in the first 100 block of Agnes Arnold Place. Police said a small group of people were in a residence when an argument started. A third person intervened in the argument and then stabbed a 21 year-old man in the upper body. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to stable. A 15-year-old boy was arrested on scene and chargedRead More