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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.

  • Lady Gaga Takes the Polar Plunge With Fiance Taylor Kinney: Cute Photos

    Taking the (polar) plunge! Lady Gaga and her fiance Taylor Kinney stripped down and participated in the Polar Plunge in frigid cold Chicago on Sunday, Mar. 1. The engaged couple -- along with 4,500 other participants -- ran into icy Lake Michigan for the fundraiser benefitting the Special Olympics. Gaga wore a black Chicago Fire shirt and leggings to help counter the freezing cold temperatures outdoors.

    Us Weekly
  • 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.

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

    Chris Johnson, a former Florida player who most recently played for Duquesne, died on Friday. Per the Allegheny County medical examiner's office, Johnson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “Everyone associated with the Duquesne football program is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Chris," Duquesne football coach Jerry Schmitt said in a statement.

    Dr. Saturday 37 mins ago
  • Taylor Swift Refuses to Address Katy Perry Feud in Interview, Imagines Life at Age 30: "I'll Probably Still Be Single"

    "I’m not giving them anything to write about," 25-year-old Swift told the paper, calling out her rather tame celebrity lifestyle. The pop stars' public spat started last fall when Swift revealed to Rolling Stone that one of her singles from 1989, "Bad Blood," was written for an unnamed mean girl.

    Us Weekly
  • Dustin Penner pulled from TSN trade deadline coverage

    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. When he played, Penner was known as a guy with more of a funnier outlook – and poked fun at himself on getting injured while eating pancakes. His twitter handle can be found here. Sometimes it’s hard to walk that line of being funny and edgy, and clearly that was crossed Saturday by the 32-year-old Penner, who is currently a free agent and most recently played with the Washington Capitals.

    Puck Daddy
  • 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.

    Sky News 53 mins ago
  • 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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  • 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. "I chose to honor a commitment I made months ago to appear at a charitable fundraiser. Shatner attended the 58th International Red Cross Ball at Donald Trump's The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. on Saturday night.

    Access Hollywood
  • Opposition leaders doubt Jim Prentice's lack of interest in federal politics

    The leaders of the province's three opposition parties say Albertans should remain skeptical about whether Prentice intends to stay on the sidelines of any race to replace Harper. Forsyth knows how true a statement that is, having served as a Tory MLA and cabinet minister for 17 years before crossing the floor to join the Wildrose for the last five years.She says Prentice isn't living up to commitments he made just within the last year. The premier has said he isn't ruling out calling an election in the coming weeks, suggesting he needs a mandate to guide Alberta's economic future through troubled times.

    CBC
  • Here's your first look at Samsung's new phones: The Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge

    Business Insider The Samsung Galaxy S 6 Edge has a curved screen. Samsung is starting from scratch. Over the last four years, its flagship Galaxy S phones have sported the best displays and most powerful chips in the industry, but all of that was wrapped in cheap-feeling plastic casings.

    Business Insider
  • 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.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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. Now, holes similar to potholes are developing on the ice. On

    CBC
  • Yamana Gold offshoot Brio eyes listing, acquisitions

    By Nicole Mordant and Susan Taylor TORONTO (Reuters) - Yamana Gold Inc offshoot Brio Gold has big plans for 2015 that could include a public listing and acquisitions of modest assets, possibly from big miners who are selling non-core operations, Brio Chief Executive Gil Clausen said on Sunday. Clausen said he and his team wanted to turn Brio, which was created in December when Yamana parceled off some of its non-core Brazilian assets into a subsidiary, into a new, mid-sized gold producer. "I think that Brio is an ideal M&A story from the perspective that we intend to grow and continue to grow.

    Reuters
  • Michelle Rodriguez Apologizes for Controversial Comments About Minority Actors in Superhero Films

    After making some questionable comments about minority actors to TMZ, Michelle Rodriguez issued a lengthy apology via Facebook on Saturday, Feb. 28, attempting to clarify her intent. The controversy began on Friday, when Rodriguez was jokingly asked by a TMZ cameraman outside of Hollywood hotspot Katsuya if she would be starring as The Green Lantern. Naturally, her comments elicited outrage from fans, prompting Rodriguez to issue a public apology on Saturday.

    Us Weekly
  • Nemtsov march turns critical of Putin

    Tens of thousands of people march in Moscow to honour Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.

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  • Phil Robertson Calls STDs "Revenge of the Hippies" in Awards-Speech Rant

    Phil Robertson proved at an event over the weekend that he definitely appreciates free speech. The Duck Dynasty patriarch received the "Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award" at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. During his acceptance speech, Robertson pointed out that 110 million Americans suffer from sexually transmitted diseases, which led him to a strong rebuke of sex outside of the confines of marriage.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 2015 NHL trade deadline: High prices for players, high stakes for teams

    The Arizona Coyotes had suffered their ninth straight loss, embarrassed by the Boston Bruins, 4-1. Center Antoine Vermette had been moved before the NHL trade deadline twice before. “You’ve got to take it as a man,” Vermette said Saturday night, fighting back emotion in a somber, silent dressing room at TD Garden.

    Yahoo Sports
  • CCTV Appears To Show Missing London Girls

    CCTV footage has emerged appearing to show the three teenage girls who are thought to have joined Islamic State in Syria. Three girls - believed to be Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase - are seen at a bus station in Istanbul in the footage, which was shown on the Turkish television channel A Haber. The footage was recorded in the early hours of 18 February, less than 24 hours after the trio left their homes in east London, telling their families they would be out for the day.

    Sky News
  • Why the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Poster Looks So Familiar

    When the first full Avengers: Age of Ultron poster was released earlier this week, you might have felt a sense of deja vu: Our heroes standing around, looking off-camera while striking fighting poses with the exception of Captain America, who’s just kind of ... standing there? It’s pretty much the poster for the first Avengers movie, except with added flying robots in the background. Avengers changed a lot of things for superhero movies in general, but it changed one thing very specifically for Marvel Studios movies: posters.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 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.

    CBC