Pupils at a school in Austria were evacuated because a rock they had on display was giving off radiation. The rock turned out to be a lump of uranium, the metallic element that is used to produce atomic bombs. Alarmingly, the uranium was giving off thousands of millisiverts of radiation into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart School in Salzburg - a lot higher than what is given off naturally.
Just a few weeks ago, Elizabeth Wettlaufer gave away her beloved dog, Nashville, a spry Jack Russell terrier. On Tuesday, Wettlaufer was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of seniors in her care — seven of them at a nursing home just a 15-minute walk from her apartment in Woodstock, Ont. Wettlaufer would often join their tight little group as they sat on the grass outside the apartment when the weather was nice, chatting the night away, Gilbert said.
At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.
Fall fashion fact: A drop in temperatures guarantees a rise in the prevalence of plaid. This inverse relationship is one of those telltale signs of the season, much like the changing colors of leaves or the advertised arrival of PSLs at your nearest Starbucks. And the celebrity set, of course, has already taken note, integrating the perennial favorite print into their off-duty uniforms and styling it to reflect their personal M.O. Jennifer Lopez gave hers that famous "Jenny from the block" spin with ripped slouchy jeans and white kicks, while Taylor Swift molded her checked shirt to fit her preppy-chic aesthetic with black skinnies and Gucci loafers. Not really into either? Perhaps you relate more with Kendall Jenner's supermodel take or lean toward Jessica Alba's athleisure sensibility. Regardless, you can shop all their wildly diverse looks. We did our detective work, found the exact pieces, and shopped them out, below.
This Airbus A320 was finishing a routine flight when it was caught in unexpected turbulence just before landing at Birmingham Airport on August 3. While there may have been a few air traffic controllers and passengers holding their breath until the plane came to a complete stop, the pilot clearly kept his cool. Credit: Youtube/flugsnug
How can that be in a facility like this?" said one retirement home resident who, like several others who spoke with CBC, didn't want to be identified. Caressant Care operates six facilities in southwestern Ontario. Hours earlier, Ontario Provinal Police announced that former Caressant employee Elizabeth Tracy Mae Wettlaufer, 49, has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of eight nursing home patients, including one at the Meadow Park facility in London, a 30-minute drive southwest of Woodstock.
Vince Vaughn stopped by Ellen on Tuesday where he hoped to talk about his new film, Hacksaw Ridge, but host Ellen DeGeneres just couldn’t get past his new hairdo … or wig. Vaughn made his entrance on the show with what was obviously a wig, but played it as if everything was normal, in typical Vince Vaughn fashion. He deflected every question about the wig with quick-witted humor and declined DeGeneres’s attempts to run her fingers through it. Until finally, DeGeneres got ahold of the “rug” and pulled it off, exposing Vaughn’s bald head.
Don’t be alarmed or anything, but Russia has just unveiled a nuclear weapon that could wipe out Britain - TWICE. The new RS-28 - that has been dubbed the not-at-all-terrifying Satan 2 - is part of a deadly new arsenal at Vladimir Putin’s disposal. In fact, the weapon is so powerful that it could destroy Britain twice over.
What was the senior quote you had printed under your yearbook photo when you graduated high school? Was it song lyrics? This post went viral on Reddit on Tuesday morning, and it features a photo from the 1993 Mission Viejo High School yearbook.
Hyojung Lim, 44, moved to a flat in South London with husband Jaesok Lee, 40, after they fled North Korea in 2007. Prosecutors alleged that Lim killed her husband as an act of revenge for getting his lover pregnant, saying she had text him “If you do that, you will die all of a sudden”. The jury heard that Lim knifed her husband in the throat and chest at their home in New Malden, Surrey, with such force the tip of the blade snapped off and embedded in his spinal cord.
Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.
Canada's Jason Priestley cemented himself into pop culture history thanks to his breakout role as Brandon Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210. Now, after entertaining fans for more than two decades, the actor is revealing some of the pop culture moments and personalities that shaped him into the man he is today. When the Vancouver native sat down with Hello! to take our Pop Culture Questionnaire, he was excited to talk about his hit Global series Private Eyes (season two received the green light in August) and reflect on some truths from his younger days.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Vancouver International Airport today, scrambling for flights after their British Airways plane to London made an emergency landing late Monday night. British Airways is investigating, the airport hasn't commented, and neither has the union representing flight attendants, which says it's still trying to figure out what happened. Here are five questions about the emergency landing of Flight 286.
These prominent surface features are found near Mars' south pole, and are believed to be linked to seasonal changes. "The trapped carbon dioxide gas that carves the spiders in the ground also breaks through the thawing ice sheet.
Shark attacks are usually rare but their rise in recent years has been put down to one major factor - us. Scientists believe that humans are directly to blame for man-eating sharks taking a greater interest in our bodies lately. Researchers at Bond University in Queensland, Australia, believe that human interference with their habitat - like scuba diving and coastal development - is the reason.
Health officials on P.E.I. are frustrated by the number of people not showing up for their MRI appointments. On average three people a week fail to show up for their MRI appointments at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. "It's a limited resource and we don't like to see any appointment times wasted," said Gailyne MacPherson, the provincial director of diagnostic imaging.
A Calgary police officer is furious with the despair, panic and sorrow caused when drivers get behind the wheel after drinking, as police deal with a pair of fatal collisions in less than a week that are believed to involve alcohol. One person was killed and several of his family members were seriously injured in the crash at Country Hills Boulevard and Metis Trail northeast early Sunday morning. A Dodge Journey blew through a red light and hit a Kia Forte. A 19-year-old man, who was the front passenger of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father, who was behind the wheel, and his mother and sister were left in serious condition, police said.
Donald Trump is taking a break from campaigning Wednesday to formally open his new hotel in Washington, while dispatching his running mate to play political defence in Utah — which hasn't backed a Democrat for president in 52 years. The odd travel schedule a dozen days before the Nov. 8 election illustrates a Republican ticket pulled in two directions while Democrat Hillary Clinton surges. Trump's priority Wednesday is clear: His personal brand and business, while Indiana Gov. Mike Pence tries to boost the ticket where no Republican should have to.
Chrissy Teigen has melted hearts around the world with the sweetest new video of her baby girl Luna trying green beans for the first time. The six-month-old looks surprised and delighted as she has her first taste of savoury food – and proud mum and avid chef Chrissy made sure to capture the moment. "Her first savory bite – green beans," John Legend's wife captioned the clip, shared with her 8.6 million Instagram followers.
On Saturday night, venerable Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry ripped the Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltending, praising the departed James Reimer (a.k.a. a good Canadian boy!) and burying Fredrik Andersen (a.k.a. one of them Euros!), who’s been rather bad with an .879 save percentage in his first four games with the Leafs after signing a five-year deal last summer.
Planes have changed a lot since the days of the Wright Brothers (or, perhaps more accurately, Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos). Those first wood-and-cloth contraptionsarean entirely different species thanthesleek Boeing Dreamliners of today. With the continual advancements in aerospace technology, it's hard to keep up with all the amazing things planes today are capable of doing (and withstanding). Below,11 things you didnt know about airplanes and air travel.
The grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died after falling out of a party bus says she's heartbroken that criminal charges won't be laid in the case. Vancouver police said Tuesday that a malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of Chelsea James. The owner and driver have been fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but there is no offence in the Criminal Code to charge them with, police said.
Johnson, 38, was charged with the first-degree murder of Jonathan Vetter, who was stabbed to death in his sleep at her home. On Tuesday, Court of Queen's Bench Judge Neil Gabrielson told the court Johnson suffered from schizophrenia and she was hallucinating when she slashed the boy's throat.