Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Sports

Jets grounded by penalty trouble

ANAHEIM, Calif.—In the physicality and pace departments, the Winnipeg Jets showed they were playoff-ready.
They just weren’t able to handle the playoff-tested, comeback-loving Anaheim Ducks.
The Jets took it to the Ducks but blew a lead and fell into penalty trouble to lose Game 1 of their first-round series 4-2 last night at Honda Center.

Business

Royal Dutch Shell seeks injunction to remove protesters from Arctic drill rig crossing Pacific

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Attorneys for Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Tuesday sued in federal court to remove six Greenpeace activists who boarded a vessel carrying an oil-drilling rig leased by Shell across the Pacific.

National

Divers give ‘tour’ of Erebus wreck

TORONTO—A live Arctic dive to a piece of Canadian history that lies beneath the ice in Nunavut’s Queen Maud Gulf was on exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum yesterday.
A release from Parks Canada says the “live dive event” at the museum presented a close-up tour of the wreckage of HMS Erebus—the ship on which Sir John Franklin sailed in search of the Northwest Passage.

Technology

Solar-powered portable toilets on wheels helping to keep San Francisco neighbourhood clean

SAN FRANCISCO — Streets in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighbourhood blocks away from fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars have been cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in four afternoons per week.

Health & Wellness

Surgical wait times stable: report

TORONTO—A new report says wait times for key surgeries have held stable for the past five years—even though there have been substantial increases in the number of surgeries being done in some cases.
But the relatively rosy national picture obscures the fact that in some parts of the country, patients wait far longer than recommended for hip and knee replacements and cataract surgeries.

International

White SC police officer charged with murder in black man’s death after dramatic video emerges

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man after a traffic stop has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement agents.

Science

Minnesota reports 2 more bird flu cases, state vet says wild birds pose a challenge

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Keeping wild waterfowl from spreading bird flu to Minnesota turkey farms won’t be easy, the state veterinarian said as officials announced the sixth and seventh cases of the disease in the country’s top turkey-producing state.

People

Bill Clinton’s bloody head, vicious fights, and other tales from the White House

WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton’s presidential sex scandal cost him more than an impeachment scare. According to a new book, it may also have cost him a quart of blood.

Life

400-pound alligator taken from Southeast Texas pond and moved to preserve

GROVES, Texas — A 400-pound alligator safely hauled out of a Southeast Texas pond has a new home at a tourist attraction that caters to gators.
Gator Country preserve owner Gary Saurage (sarj) said Tuesday that the 11-foot reptile joins more than 400 other alligators at the preserve in Beaumont, Texas.