Thursday, March 26, 2015

Global News

Sports

Streaking Stars douse Flames

CALGARY—The Dallas Stars need every point they can get.
They gladly took two last night.
Tyler Seguin had the only goal in the shootout, and Ales Hemsky scored twice in regulation, as the streaking Stars edged the Calgary Flames 4-3 for their seventh win in eight games.

Business

U.S. businesses plead with lawmakers to avoid trade war with Canada

WASHINGTON — Business interests are pleading with the U.S. Congress to avert a trade war with Canada that could squeeze Florida orange-growers, put a cork in California wine exports and sour the sales of American chocolate.

National

U.S. businesses beg to avoid trade war

WASHINGTON—Business interests are pleading with the U.S. Congress to avert a trade war with Canada that could squeeze Florida orange-growers, put a cork in California wine exports, and sour the sales of American chocolate.

Technology

Solar plane resumes trip

NEW DELHI—A solar-powered airplane on a historic around-the-world journey took off today from the northern Indian town of Varanasi and was headed for its next stop in Myanmar.
Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are taking turns flying the aircraft as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe on the journey that is expected to take five months.

Health & Wellness

Rapid test speeds up access to tuberculosis treatment in Nunavut, study finds

TORONTO — A study has shown that a new rapid tuberculosis test can change treatment in Nunavut, where rates of the disease are among the highest in the country.
Next-day results are now available, whereas it previously took at best a week, and often several, to diagnose the disease.

International

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen targeting rebel-held installations, Iran says a ‘dangerous step’

SANAA, Yemen — Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday after announcing a broad regional coalition to oust Shiite rebels that forced the country’s embattled president to flee. Some of the strikes hit positions in the country’s capital, Sanaa, and flattened a number of homes near the international airport.

Science

NASA: 2020 launch of big mission where robot grabs rock off asteroid for astronauts to explore

WASHINGTON — NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.

People

Royalty and Benedict Cumberbatch to attend reburial of Richard III, Britain’s comeback king

LONDON — Richard III is England’s comeback king.
The 15th-century monarch was killed in battle, buried in anonymity, vilified for centuries and discovered under a parking lot. On Thursday, he will be reburied with dignified ceremony in the presence of royalty, religious leaders — and Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Life

Russia to resume space tourism in 2018 as demand for seats for astronauts falls

MOSCOW — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.