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Astronauts leave ISS for week's third spacewalk

Just days after a helmet scare, NASA's Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore installed cables and performed upgrades at the International Space Station.

  • Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Celebrity New

    Charmayne Maxwell -- part of the 90s R&B group Brownstone -- died Friday night in L.A. after her husband found her bleeding from a cut to her neck  ... TMZ has learned. A family member tells us Charmayne had come home from her son's soccer game, and was home alone with him. Later in the evening ... around 9 PM her husband, music producer Carsten Soulshock, came home and found her unconscious and bleeding. LAPD went to the home ... and tell us it was a broken wine glass that cut Charmayne's neck.

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  • Montreal erotic parlours flourishing despite federal anti-prostitution law

    One year after the mayor promised to crack down on erotic massage parlours, Montreal still doesn't know what it's going to do with the hundreds of establishments operating right across the city. City officials are still debating how to tackle the issue of erotic parlours, many of which are open 24/7 and illegally employ women who have sex with men in the massage rooms. Without a firm policy, community groups and massage parlour owners say the police are letting the de-facto brothels operate under a tacit agreement: don't hire minors, don't force women to do anything they don't want to do, and keep organized crime out of it. Yanik Chicoine, 37, operates two erotic massage parlours in Montreal's east-end and said police leave him alone despite the fact some of his employees sell their bodies for money inside his business.

    The Canadian Press
  • Former Florida player Chris Johnson dead at 22

    Johnson transferred to Duquesne after the 2012 season.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Taylor Swift Refuses to Address Katy Perry Feud in Interview, Imagines Life at Age 30: "I'll Probably Still Be Single"

    Taylor Swift refused to discuss Katy Perry in a new interview; plus, she imagined her life at age 30: "I'll probably still be single, let's be honest," she joked

    Us Weekly
  • Dustin Penner pulled from TSN trade deadline coverage

    Dustin Penner has been pulled from TSN’s Monday trade deadline coverage, TSN confirmed to Yahoo Sports via email. On Saturday night, Penner, who most recently played for the Washington Capitals made a joke about rape on Twitter, which wasn’t exactly funny. Penner was slated to provide coverage on TSN with "Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards to give a different-type of take on the deadline.

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  • Al- Hadi Mosque open house dispels myths about Muslim faith

    An Edmonton mosque opened its doors to the public Sunday afternoon in an effort to combat what the congregation fears is a growing backlash against the Muslim community. The idea came to Mohyuddin Mirza, the outreach director of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada in Edmonton, after an online video was released by an al-Qaeda​-linked group calling for attacks at West Edmonton Mall and other shopping centres in the U.S. and Europe.

    CBC
  • Samsung ditches plastic for stylish design in new phone, adds mobile-payment technology

    Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will both include technology for mobile payments, though Samsung isn't unveiling a service to rival the iPhone's Apple Pay until this summer. Samsung and Apple have gone back and forth as the world's top smartphone maker in recent years.

    The Canadian Press
  • Shatner Defends Funeral Absence

    William Shatner has responded to critics who have taken issue with his reason for missing Leonard Nimoy's funeral on Sunday.

    Access Hollywood
  • Irvine Welsh’s ‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’

    It is not advisable to read Irvine Welsh’s 13th book, “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins,” and snack simultaneously. Because Welsh, known for his gleeful depictions of the depraved degenerates who populate Scotland’s seediest hollows, has turned his attention to one of his adopted homes, Miami Beach, that “sun-drenched refuge for strutting grotesques and desperate narcissists.” This is not Welsh’s first Rollerblade around Florida; “Crime” followed a coke-addled Edinburgh detective along the same bright sidewalks. Meanwhile, the 200-pound Lena ­Sorenson (her weight is “a crime against the aesthetic order in South Beach”) is the sole witness to this scene, which she captures on her phone. When she shares the footage with a local news station, Lucy is painted as a hero.

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  • Search For Missing Becky Watts Intensifies

    Police are intensifying their search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts as a laptop found in woods was revealed not to be hers. Forensic teams are searching three houses - in the Southmead and Barton Hill areas and the family home in St George - while a dog unit and a police helicopter are due to be used on Monday. Becky had her laptop, her phone and her tablet computer with her when she left her house in the St George area on 19 February. Police are continuing to question two people in connection with Becky's disappearance but have said they cannot release any information about them at this time.

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  • Vladmir Putin supporters show up at pro-democracy march

    A rally in Vancouver to show solidarity with Russia's opposition became heated as supporters of President Vladmir Putin crashed the event. Jeff Harrington speaks with Irina Wirth: RAW VIDEO. It was planned before the killing of opposition-leader Boris Nemtsov in Russia Friday night.

    CBC
  • Anti-turbine farm families fight whopping legal bill from wind-farm companies

    A demand that four Ontario families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs to billion-dollar companies is a thinly disguised warning to anyone pondering a challenge to industrial wind farms in Ontario, the families say. In asking the courts to set the legal bill aside, the citizens say the award would cripple them financially and undermine access to justice, even in important public-interest cases. The families, who worry wind turbines near their homes could harm their health, had challenged the constitutionality of Ontario's approvals process before Divisional Court. Shawn Drennan said his $240,000 bill was excessive given that he was only looking to protect his rights.

    The Canadian Press
  • How to Remember People’s Names

    Indira Pun does not have this problem. “Sometimes I see a guest I have not seen for years, and right away I know their name,” says Pun, chief concierge at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. “I exercise that like a muscle.” After 11 years in the business and thousands of names committed to memory, Pun has a few name-recollection-workout suggestions. “Use the name two or three times during the first interaction,” Pun says.

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  • The McDonald's slump: Are golden days of golden arches over?

    McDonald’s has been making headlines lately, but for all the wrong reasons, sparking speculation that the golden years of the golden arches are over. Food industry analysts don’t think McDonald’s will go the way of the Woolworth’s lunch counter, but one of the most recognizable brands in the world, with 36,000 locations globally and 1,400 in Canada, is in decline and scrambling for a new strategy under new leadership. "The biggest challenge McDonald’s faces is remaining relevant as a generational retailer," said Canadian retail executive George Minakakis. The company is scaling back openings in emerging markets like China and Russia, too.

    CBC
  • Halifax bringing in extra equipment to tackle ice

    The city of Halifax says new equipment will arrive Sunday to help the ice covered streets. Weeks of storms and dramatic changes in the temperature have caused thick ice to coat many roads.

    CBC
  • Dakota Johnson Plays ISIS Recruit in Controversial Saturday Night Live Sketch: Watch the Clip

    Dakota Johnson played an ISIS recruit in one of her SNL sketches on Feb. 28, and people are very upset -- watch the controversial clip here

    Us Weekly
  • The Most Spectacular Photo (and GIF!) of Saturn Ever Taken

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it approached Saturn in early 2011. In November 2014, the spacecraft caught another spectacular moment, this on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, using a visual and infrared mapping spectrometer. The glowing orange you see here is called a sunglint, also known as a specular reflection, coming off Titan's massive sea Kraken Mare. It was captured during Cassini's flyby on Aug. 21, 2014.

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  • 4 things reviewers are saying about the new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones

    The metal-and-glass S6 phones have drawn praise for how they look and feel, with The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern saying they’re “the most beautiful phones Samsung has ever made,” as the company ditches the “cheap plastic” that marred older models. Samsung is trying to move beyond the “plasticky build and ho-hum design” that handicapped the Galaxy S5, Verge’s Seifert says.

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  • Andrew 'Hamburglar' Hammond heats up with Senators

    Three wins against three California teams – two goals allowed in three games. No big deal for a guy with one game NHL experience leading into this season and so-so AHL numbers last year and very mediocre numbers in the minors this year.

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  • Marrying a Twin (and Her Sister)

    Beyond telling them apart, there is a unique set of issues that go with marrying someone who is the product of a multiple birth. It demands a special sensitivity to family dynamics and, in most cases, a tolerance for the special closeness among the siblings.

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