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  • Worried about that big to-read pile? Don’t! Matt Haig tells us why

    January 11, 2019 7:07 PM 166

    There are a lot of books. You have, for whatever reason, chosen to read this one, for which I sincerely thank you. But while you are reading this book you might also be painfully aware that you aren’t reading other books. And I don’t want to stress you out too much but there are a lot of other books. The website Mental Floss, relying heavily on data from Google

  • Oilers forward Draisaitl voted in to all-star game, Leafs defenceman Rielly out

    January 11, 2019 6:10 PM 193

    Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl was among the last additions for the upcoming NHL all-star game, while Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly was one of a few high-profile players to be left out. The NHL released the final four additions to the all-star weekend Friday. Draisaitl (Pacific), Buffalo Sabres left wing Jeff Skinner (Atlantic)

  • UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm

    January 11, 2019 5:50 PM 214

    LONDON - A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia. Daniel Kaye was paid by an employee of a rival firm to launch a distributed denial of service attack on Liberian phone and internet provider Lonestar. Britain’s National Crime Agency says the attack overwhelmed

  • The Latest: 911 call reveals staff’s shock over pregnancy

    January 11, 2019 5:48 PM 170

    Audio from a 911 call reveals workers on duty at a private care facility on the day an Arizona woman in a vegetative state gave birth were in complete shock about her pregnancy as they tried to save the newborn’s life. Phoenix police released five minutes of audio Friday of a nurse calling for paramedics after the Dec. 29 birth. The panicked nurse at the Hacienda

  • 2017 rally counterprotester with flamethrower drops appeal

    January 11, 2019 5:47 PM 160

    An Associated Press photographer captured an image of Long spraying a lighted aerosol can toward a man wielding a flagpole during the deadly Aug. 12, 2017, rally. The image went viral. Long said he used the makeshift flamethrower to protect himself from advancing rally participants who were yelling slurs. Long was found guilty of misdemeanour disorderly

  • German opera singer Theo Adam dies at 92

    January 11, 2019 5:47 PM 167

    BERLIN - Theo Adam, a German opera singer renowned for his Wagner roles, has died. He was 92. German news agency dpa quoted Adam’s family Friday confirming that the bass-baritone died Thursday at a care home in his hometown of Dresden. Adam made his debut at the Staatsoper Dresden in 1949 before joining East Germany’s Berlin State Opera in 1952. Adam appeared

  • A Timeline of the US involvement in Syria’s conflict

    January 11, 2019 5:42 PM 172

    Summer of 2014: The U.S. administration reveals that several dozen special operations troops had been on the ground in Syria briefly in an effort to rescue foreign hostages taken by the Islamic State group, but did not find them. Sept. 22, 2014: Obama launches a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, one month after launching airstrikes

  • Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg’s recovery is ‘on track’

    January 11, 2019 5:41 PM 156

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from cancer surgery is “on track” and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says that doctors for Ginsburg confirmed an initial evaluation that found no evidence of remaining cancer following

  • Lebanon to complain to UN over Israeli border wall

    January 11, 2019 5:27 PM 168

    BEIRUT - Lebanon says it will file a complaint at the U.N. over Israel’s construction of a wall along the border, which Israel says is entirely within its own territory. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency quoted Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil as calling the Israeli move a violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war between

  • Amtrak disrupted in the Northeast due to NYC downed wire

    January 11, 2019 5:21 PM 158

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Amtrak rail service has been disrupted in the Northeast due to a downed power wire in New York City. Amtrak officials say the overhead catenary wire came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx and all service between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, was likely to be suspended at least four hours. Officials say service