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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.

  • It's a busy seller's market for NHL teams ahead of trade deadline

    General managers, count your draft picks. In the days leading up to Monday's 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, draft picks have been moving at a fast and furious pace. It's a seller's market and much more selling could be coming before the clock runs out.

    The Canadian Press 25 mins ago
  • 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 a house in the Southmead area, 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
  • William Shatner Will Miss Leonard Nimoy's Funeral: "I Feel Really Awful"

    William Shatner wishes he could be in two places at once. The actor tweeted on Saturday, Feb. 28, that he will sadly have to miss the funeral of his late friend and beloved Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow.

    Us Weekly
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Demi Lovato: Forget Thigh Gap!

    Demi Lovato posted a message of empowerment on Instagram on Friday. Demi Lovato posted a bikini shot on Instagram on February 27, 2015 with the caption, ‘Regardless of what society tells you these days… You don’t have to have a thigh gap to be beautiful. It helps to remind myself how far I've come," Demi told Fitness Magazine in December.

    Access Hollywood
  • 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
  • Michelle Rodriguez: Minority Actors Should "Stop Stealing" White Superheroes

    Not everyone is on board with diversity casting for traditionally white superhero roles.Michelle Rodriguez, who will soon be seen in Furious 7, told TMZ that minority actors deserve their own characters, rather than playing white characters.Read MoreDiversity

    The Hollywood Reporter 53 mins ago
  • Lady Gaga's Amazing Oscars Night Went Way Beyond the Stage

    Let's just face it: the past couple of years have been a bumpy ride for Lady Gaga fans. Cheek to Cheek, her duets album with Tony Bennett, became a hit; her and Tony's Grammys performance was on point; and we loved her rousing rendition of "I Wish" at Stevie Wonder's Grammys tribute show. On the personal front, we were thrilled when we learned about her romantic engagement to Taylor Kinney. As if the lead up to her next solo album couldn't get better, she killed it at Sunday's Oscars, belting out the most moving performances of classics from The Sound of Music since, well, the movie came out in 1965.

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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.

    CBC
  • Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Y. Nemtsov

    About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest-profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin. Mr. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, knew his work was dangerous but tried to convince her that, as a former high official in the Kremlin, he enjoyed immunity, Ms. Albats said.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 35 mins ago
  • 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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  • Online campaign nets $20,000 for Quebec woman told to remove hijab in court

    A crowdfunding campaign in support of a Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab has raised more than $20,000 in its first day. Two Vancouver residents launched the campaign on Friday to help Rania El-Alloul buy a car. It's in response to a judge's refusal to hear her case against the Quebec automotive insurance board, which had seized her vehicle.

    The Canadian Press
  • Coyote ugly: Upscale NY suburb stirred by nasty debate over whether to kill the wily varmints

    This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes? Self-styled coyote spotters in and around Chappaqua have counted 160 incursions into backyards and streets over the last two years and at least 10 recent attacks on pets. "I envisioned going down there and having blood thrown on me," said task force member Joyce Stansell-Wong, who has since resigned.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • Dioner Navarro is king of the console when it comes to gaming among Blue Jays

    DUNEDIN, Fla. - Spring training is a time to answer Blue Jays questions. But not when it comes to video games.Catcher Dioner Navarro is the king of the console castle.Navarro, an avid soccer fan, excels at the made-in-Canada FIFA soccer game. But the

    The Canadian Press