Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Sports

Blue Jays get shelled 14-1 by Red Sox

TORONTO—When Drew Hutchison got to the dugout after striking out David Ortiz to end an easy first inning, the Blue Jays starter had nine strikes on 10 pitches and every reason to believe he had his best stuff.
Some of his worst followed.
Hutchison unravelled quickly from there as he and his Toronto teammates got shelled by the Boston Red Sox in a 14-1 loss last night at Rogers Centre.

Business

Ontario plans better oversight of chemo drugs; ban paying people for their blood

TORONTO — Ontario plans to join Quebec in banning payments to people for their blood and blood plasma, following the opening of two paid plasma clinics in Toronto.
The governing Liberals are introducing legislation that also incorporates changes recommended in the wake of a probe into why more than 1,200 cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick received diluted chemotherapy drugs.

National

Charges withdrawn in Ford video probe

TORONTO—Charges were dropped yesterday against the man who reportedly tried to broker the sale of an infamous video in which Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appears to smoke crack cocaine.
Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General said it had withdrawn charges against Mohamed Farah and three other individuals arrested during a gang, drugs and weapons investigation known as Project Traveller.

Technology

Big Lake Ontario shark hoax shows risks posed by viral marketing, experts say

TORONTO — An online video hoax of a shark in Lake Ontario that caused real-world consternation this past week demonstrates the attention-grabbing risks marketers are taking in an increasingly media-fractured universe, experts say.
The problem, they say, is efforts to stand out from the crowd via “prankvertising” or “guerrilla” marketing can easily backfire.

Health & Wellness

Poll finds few Americans know how to check their doctors’ vitals

WASHINGTON — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that.

International

Agency tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv airport after Hamas rocket explodes nearby

In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

Science

Report: Rising seas to bring historic floods on Carolinas coast; billions in property at stake

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years.

People

George turns 1: Big milestone for Britain’s little prince

LONDON — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
What’s all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king.
Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy.

Life

Pop culture prompts Michigan sheriff to swap orange for black-and-white striped inmate attire

SAGINAW, Mich. — A Michigan sheriff says he’s trading orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes as the new attire for his jail inmates in part due to pop culture.