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29-year-old chef dies after collapsing at London Marathon

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London Marathon organizers say a 29-year-old man died after collapsing near the end of Sunday’s race in the hottest conditions ever seen for the event. Matt Campbell, a chef from northwest England who was a contestant on a reality TV cooking show last year, collapsed after 36.2 kilometres. Organizers say “although he received immediate medical treatment on the scene from race doctors, he died later in hospital.” Campbell last year appeared on the BBC’s “Masterchef: The Professionals.” Organizers say a medical examination is still required to discover the cause ofRead More


Applications open for marijuana wholesale permits in Sask.

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Applications for permits are now open for those interested in becoming a cannabis wholesaler in Saskatchewan. Those with a wholesale permit will be able to purchase cannabis from federally licensed producers and sell it to retailers in the province, but not to the general public. Wholesalers must physically operate within the province. They will be required to meet criteria on storage, transportation, security and capacity to track inventory. There is also a “good character” criterion. There is no limit to the number of wholesale permits that can be issued, unlikeRead More


At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser

Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press Published Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:14PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, April 19, 2018 9:50PM EDT NORRISTOWN, Pa. — It’s long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he molested her? Cosby has insisted he handed 1 1/2 tablets of the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to Andrea Constand to help her relax before their sexual encounter at his home outside Philadelphia more than aRead More


Edmonton lawyer suspended, charged in hit-and-run death of teen

Edmonton lawyer suspended, charged in hit-and-run death of teen

An Edmonton lawyer is charged with impaired driving causing death after a 16-year-old girl was killed while crossing a street late Sunday night. Police said an off-duty officer who stopped his vehicle at a marked flashing crosswalk just before 11 p.m., called 911 after witnessing the girl being struck by a pickup truck. The officer followed as the truck fled the scene. Shane Stevenson, a 47-year-old partner with the global law firm Dentons, was arrested behind the wheel of his vehicle in an alley a short distance away. He isRead More


Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires again

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison

PITTSBURGH — James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it’s likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker. The five-time Pro Bowler, two-time All Pro and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year announced on Instagram early Monday he is stepping away from the game following a 15-year career that saw him go from undrafted free agent to one of the most feared players in the league. Harrison, 39, posted a collage of pictures of his two sons and noted he’s “missed way too muchRead More


John Stamos welcomes son, names him after father

John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

The Associated Press Published Monday, April 16, 2018 8:54AM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 8:57AM EDT NEW YORK – Actor John Stamos is a father. The 54-year-old announced on Instagram the birth of his son, Billy Stamos. Stamos says the child is named after the actor’s father. Stamos says, “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and son.” Stamos and 31-year-old Caitlin McHugh married in February. His publicist says “Billy and Mom are both home and healthy.” Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More


U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

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Hope Yen And Robert Burns, The Associated Press Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:35PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:49PM EDT WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing U.S. troop involvement and plans for new economic sanctions against Russia for enabling the government of Bashar Assad. Stepping up the pressure on Syria’s president, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley indicated the sanctions to be announcedRead More


‘A traumatic stressful event:’ Alberta wildfire took toll on park staff

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The pain would have been excruciating for two female black bears found in Waterton Lakes National Park after the Kenow Mountain wildfire tore through the rugged mountain landscape last September. One was found lying on its back with severe third-degree burns on the bottoms of all four feet. The other was barely able to walk, apparently blind and had its ears completely singed off. A wildlife health report obtained by The Canadian Press says putting the animals down was the only humane option and describes how Waterton staff shot themRead More


Trump Tower blaze: Trump once fought measure requiring sprinklers in buildings

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Karen Matthews, The Associated Press Published Sunday, April 8, 2018 3:33PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 8, 2018 6:37PM EDT NEW YORK — The 50th-floor apartment in Trump Tower where a man was killed in a raging fire did not have sprinklers — a requirement Donald Trump once fought as a powerful real estate developer. Todd Brassner, 67, died at a hospital on Saturday after a fire ripped through his apartment in the high-rise, which opened in 1983 at a time when building codes did not require the residential sectionRead More


Hundreds of foreigners join Pyongyang race as tensions ease

Pyongyang International Marathon

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — Hundreds of foreigners joined in the annual Pyongyang marathon on Sunday despite political tensions that have only recently begun to ease and a ban on U.S citizens travelling to the country that is still in effect. Approximately 400 foreign amateurs took part this year, less than half the number that came last year. They came from approximately 43 countries and territories around the world. Disabled people were allowed to join in for the first time. One wheelchair runner from Singapore and one blindRead More