Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Global News


Raonic advances to quarter-finals

MELBOURNE, Australia—Milos Raonic set another Canadian tennis record by reaching his third Grand Slam quarter-finals with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3 win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez today at the Australian Open.
Raonic is the first Canadian man to make the Melbourne final eight since Michael Belkin did it back in 1968.


Boeing, SpaceX capsules will beat Russia on price for US astronaut rides to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years.


Storm threatens U.S. northeast

NEW YORK—Cities across the U.S. northeast mobilized snowplows and airlines cancelled thousands of flights today as a potentially-historic storm pushed its way up the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor with what forecasters said could be up to two feet of snow.


Man facing charges over chemical threat

HALIFAX—A former U.S. resident was in a Halifax court today to face charges of uttering threats and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
The RCMP brought Christopher Burton Phillips back to Nova Scotia from Ottawa yesterday after he was arrested a day earlier at a hotel that had to be evacuated.

Health & Wellness

Milk industry fighting back against ‘naysayers, these anti-dairy folks’

NEW YORK — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.


US announces charges in Russian spy ring case, say 3 defendants tried to recruit New Yorkers

NEW YORK — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.


Romney calls climate change a big challenge for US, says it needs global solutions

SALT LAKE CITY — As he considers a third presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that one of the country’s biggest challenges is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it.
“I’m one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that,” he said.


First female bishop for Church of England

LONDON—The male monopoly in the leadership of the Church of England ended today as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.
The Rev. Libby Lane became the eighth Bishop of Stockport in a service at York Minster.
Her consecration comes after the church ended a long and divisive dispute by voting last year to allow women to serve as bishops.


Zoo offers new take on Valentines

SAN FRANCISCO—Feeling the sting of rejection?
The San Francisco Zoo is offering the chance to “adopt” a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honour of that special ex-someone for Valentine’s Day.