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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.

  • Charmayne Maxwell Dead: Grammy-Nominated Brownstone Singer Dies at 46

    Charmayne Maxwell, the Grammy-nominated singer in '90s girl group Brownstone, has died at age 46, her brother confirmed via Twitter

    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. 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
  • Lightning make big moves: trade Connolly, Gudas and acquire Coburn in different deals

    It's 2:00am on the East Coast on what's now officially trade deadline day. Do you know where your favorite team's players are? Well, if you don't, then you might want to look in the cities of Boston, Philadelphia, and/or Tampa Bay because all three teams were involved in late night trades. Tampa Bay was the catalyst for two separate, yet significant deals.

    Puck Daddy
  • Lady Gaga Takes the Polar Plunge With Fiance Taylor Kinney: Cute Photos Including Vince Vaughn

    See photos of a shirtless Taylor Kinney giving his fiancee Lady Gaga a piggyback ride after they both participated in the Polar Plunge on Mar. 1; Plus, Vince Vaughn also joined the fun!

    Us Weekly
  • SUNshineGirl | Toronto Sun

    SUNshine Girl Cassandre is an aspiring chef who likes baking and other culinary pursuits. Cassandre, 24, loves cats, but has a particular fondness for her own, named Teddy. Cassandre’s also an avid snowboarder and video gamer. (Jack Boland

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  • 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.

    Puck Daddy
  • Drug drivers targeted by new rules

    For the first time, motorists face prosecution if they exceed limits set for the presence of eight illegal drugs, including cannabis and cocaine. The new regulations set low levels for the eight illegal drugs, with higher levels set for eight prescription drugs, including morphine and methadone.

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

    Michelle Rodriguez has apologized for her comments about minority actors in superhero movies: "Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes," she initially said

    Us Weekly
  • 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.

    Sky News
  • Former Florida player Chris Johnson dead at 22

    Johnson transferred to Duquesne after the 2012 season.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Oil falls more than 1 percent on dollar, supply concerns

    Brent crude hit a low of $61.78 a barrel and was at $62.08 by 0910 GMT (4.10 a.m. EST), down 50 cents. Disruption to oil supplies from members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has helped support crude with lower output from Libya and Iraq in the first couple of months of this year. "Libyan production is up and Iraqi exports are on the rise," said Tamas Varga, oil analyst at London brokerage PVM Oil Associates, saying crude markets were likely to fall further. U.S. oil markets are particularly weak with a U.S. refinery strike denting demand for crude and domestic production still increasing, despite reports that the number of exploration rigs operating in North America is falling due to lower oil prices.

    Reuters
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant celebrated by kings and believed to bring good luck

    Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday. The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks after it was initially spotted in a reserve in Pathein township, forestry official Tun Tun Oo said. White elephants, which are actually albinos, have been revered for centuries in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and other Asian nations. Myanmar already has eight white elephants in captivity, most from the Ayeyarwaddy region.

    The Canadian Press
  • Iraq state TV: Large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown begins

    Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants. The city of Tikrit, 130 kilometres (80 miles) north of Baghdad, fell into the hands of the Islamic State group last summer along with the country's second-largest city of Mosul and other areas in the country's Sunni heartland after the collapse of national security forces. Tikrit is one of the largest cities held by the Islamic State group and sits on the road to Mosul.

    The Canadian Press 54 mins ago
  • 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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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphones Debuted At Show

    Samsung has unveiled two new flagship smartphones with a host of features aimed at taking on arch-rival Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) . The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, revealed at the tech giant's Unpacked event in Barcelona, have ditched the plastic case of previous versions in favour of a premium-look metal body. The new devices have a 5.1-inch screen which Samsung claims has the highest pixel density of any available smartphone, with 577 pixels per inch. Samsung is under pressure for the latest models to be a commercial success after the disappointing reception to the Galaxy S5.

    Sky News
  • Stuart Harvey says things haven't been easy since his wife's death

    A husband is trying to cope with the loss of his wife of more than 50 years, after she was killed in a car accident on Newfoundland's west coast two months ago. Stuart Harvey, from Lark Harbour, says he and his wife, Susan, were driving into Corner Brook for medical appointments when the collision happened.

    CBC
  • 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. Shawn Drennan said his $240,000 bill was excessive given that he was only looking to protect his rights.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'The Walking Dead' Recap

    After meeting Alexandria's leader, Deanna, the group each took turns being interviewed on camera for membership. Rick's group, inside Alexandria: After the events of Woodbury and Terminus, Rick's group is understandably on edge as they walk inside the gates. Rick, inside a house at Alexandria: "Do you mind if I film this?" Deanna Monroe asks Rick Grimes, referring to the interview she's about to conduct.

    Access Hollywood
  • 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