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Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek's Mr Spock dies at 83

Politicians, celebrities, astronauts and ordinary people have been paying tribute to the much-loved actor.

  • Two dead, one wounded in shooting at east-end Toronto McDonald's

    Police say two men are dead and a third injured after an altercation in an east-end Toronto McDonald's escalated and "multiple" shots were fired early Saturday. Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne says an armed security guard, who was apparently in the restaurant to buy food, discharged his weapon following a "significant physical altercation" with two men. Browne says the altercation took place somewhere near the food counter and there were between 15 and 20 customers and staff in the McDonald's at the time of the incident.

    The Canadian Press
  • Buffett says 'sprawl' is good, but may not be good enough

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from evolving into something rarely used to describe it up until now: average. In his annual letter to shareholders, Buffett on Saturday said Berkshire's huge balance sheet gives him the power to funnel capital to some of the more than 80 operating units that deserve it, while its decentralized structure makes it the "home of choice" for many businesses looking to sell. "Berkshire is now a sprawling conglomerate, constantly trying to sprawl further," Buffett wrote.

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  • 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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  • Surrey neighbourhood ruined by abandoned homes, residents say

    If this was White Rock, if this was Morgan Creek, right in Surrey, they wouldn't tolerate this for a second. Surrey bylaw manager Jas Rehal said all the city can do is ensure the property isn't a safety hazard.

    CBC
  • Will Smith Reveals Cause of Struggle in His High-Profile Marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith

    Will Smith revealed to Us Weekly and other reporters at the Focus premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday, Feb. 24, that his high-profile marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced its fair share of bumps. "Jada and I have struggled with that a little bit.. The problem is one person is in work mode while the other person is in chill mode.

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  • Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London university graduate sends shock waves through Britain

    The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft. Cameron tried to defuse criticism of Britain's intelligence community, which had "Jihadi John" on its list of potential terror suspects for years but was unable to prevent him from travelling to Syria, where he has played a prominent role in grisly beheading videos. Cameron did not mention "Jihadi John" or refer to his real identity: Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born computer science graduate raised and educated in Britain.

    The Canadian Press
  • Spock's ears: A signature - and a burden - for Leonard Nimoy

    Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in Star Trek, his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature — and a nuisance — for the actor. - Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was determined to have Nimoy don pointed ears as the Enterprise's chief science officer.

    CBC
  • Anthony Mason Dead: Former New York Knicks Player Dies at 48 After Congestive Heart Failure

    NBA player Anthony Mason died at the age of 48 on Saturday, Feb. 28, ESPN reports. The athlete -- best known for playing with the New York Knicks for five years -- passed away after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier this month. "First I want to thank all those who offered prayers and well-wishes for my Father, our family really appreciates it," Mason's son, Anthony Jr., said in a statement.

    Us Weekly
  • Eugenie Bouchard withdraws from another tournament, this one in Monterrey, Mexico

    The tournament has yet to announce it. This time, it's a small event in Monterrey, Mexico, where she was scheduled to be the No. 2 seed. The only official announcements made by the tournament Friday were the allocation of the wild cards to local players, and the injury withdrawal of Jelena Jankovic.

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  • Frozen Ocean: This "Slurpee" Wave in Nantucket Is Amazing

    In so many ways this crazy deep freeze has been like bad joke — frozen Niagara Falls? Really? And now there’s a new phenomenon to gasp at: the Slurpee wave! Surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh captured this amazing picture of slushy waves in Nantucket

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  • Gunman kills 7, commits suicide in house-to-house rampage; mother's death may have set him off

    A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks. Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, carried out the killings with a .45-calibre handgun Thursday night or early Friday at four homes in Tyrone, the no-stoplight community of about 50 people where he lived with his mother, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Joseph Aldridge was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound before dawn in a running pickup truck on the middle of a highway 15 or 20 miles away.

    The Canadian Press
  • John Stamos Asked for Dave Coulier's Help When There Were Too Many Supermodels by His Pool

    Talk about a full house! When it comes to the ladies, John Stamos is an expert. In a new radio interview with 103.3 FM, Stamos' Full House costar Dave Coulier dished about being friends with the sex icon during the sitcom's prime. "When I was a single guy, it used to be great," Coulier, 55, said of his friendship with Stamos.

    Us Weekly
  • 91 Stars Whose Real Names Will Surprise You

    One thing that's never gone out of style in Hollywood? Cultivating a unique persona with the help of a stage name. Even today, as social media influences celebrities to be more authentic and accessible, new stars have traded their names for shorter or

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's Boyfriend Nick Gordon Rages on Twitter Against Bobby Brown: "I'm the Reason Why My Baby Is Okay"

    Nick Gordon took to his Twitter this week to express a range of emotions as his longtime love Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in a medically induced coma at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. This is not the first time that Gordon — who is under a criminal investigation after Bobbi Kristina was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31 — has taken to social media to rail against the Brown family. On Monday, he wrote that his "only regret" in the entire situation was not getting to Bobbi Kristina sooner to give CPR.

    Us Weekly
  • Shelley Morse concerned about school on Saturdays

    The head of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) is concerned with comments made by the province’s education minister that teachers could work some Saturdays or even a day or two of March Break to make up for lost days. “It's in our contract that we don't work Saturdays, March Break or that the PD (professional development) days would have to be talked about in terms of bargaining," said Shelley Morse. Education Minister Karen Casey says if schools reach a total of ten snow days — that's too many.

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  • STM bus driver refuses to lower ramp for woman with walker

    Aimée Louw says she’s fed up with the way city bus drivers in Montreal treat people with mobility issues. The saga began as Louw tried to board the city bus on Sherbrooke Street near Décarie Boulevard.

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  • 23 Wedding Dress Pictures You'll Regret Not Taking

    If you're like most of the brides we know, searching for the perfect dress was (or is) time-consuming, wonderful, and just a tad stressful. Since you're only going to be wearing it once, make the most of your big day by taking all kinds of photos. While

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  • Jas Singh's God's Little Acre farm dropped by Food Banks B.C.

    The organization's executive director Laura Lansink has penned an open letter to the public expressing its concerns, saying Singh has given food unfit for human consumption to some of the food banks. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is the exception — Singh donated approximately 1,400 kilograms of mixed produce in 2014 and was also paid for 15,000 kilograms of carrots and potatoes.

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  • Saskatchewan thrift store workers share their wackiest finds

    For Stacey Laing, owner of The Dress Form Vintage in Regina, it was a pair of teeth found in the pocket of a 1950s coat. Travis Zacharias, a co-manager of Village Green Thrift Shop in Saskatoon, has also come across a number of strange finds.

    CBC
  • The insane ritual Tim Cook goes through every time he visits an Apple Store

    Tim Cook has revealed the crazy lengths to which he goes to surprise staff members at Apple Stores around the world. Cook sat down for an interview with The Telegraph in London, and the newspaper accompanied him on a visit to Apple's sprawling Covent Garden store. Problematic for Cook is that he is so famous, so well liked by staff, that scheduling a visit ahead of time would most likely cause chaos.

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