Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Missing boy found

TORONTO—Police say a three-year-old Toronto boy has been rushed to hospital after wandering away from an apartment building into bitterly-cold temperatures overnight.
A police detective says the boy—named Elijah—was found outside without vital signs but there is no word on his condition.

Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst back in news, her dog posts early win at Westminster

NEW YORK — Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.
A shih tzu called Rocket was picked as the top toy dog at Madison Square Garden.

Utah woman seeks world record recognition for catching 46 bridal bouquets at weddings

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman says she has smashed the world record for catching bridal bouquets at weddings and now is seeking recognition for it.
Salt Lake City’s Jamie Jackson submitted an application Wednesday to Guinness World Records, saying she has caught 46 bouquets since 1996 and has the documentation to prove it.

Experts: Brian Williams suspended for stretching the truth, but everybody embellishes stories

NEW YORK — Brian Williams had been a trusted voice in news for decades, until questions arose last week about his credibility when he admitted he embellished a story he covered in Iraq.

Egypt court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalists, Canadian to pay bail, pending retrial

CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian judge ordered a pair of Al-Jazeera English journalists released on bail Thursday as their retrial on terror-related charges continues.
The decision comes less than two weeks after the deportation of the reporters’ Australian colleague, Peter Greste, under a new law allowing Egypt’s president to deport foreign defendants or convicts.

Bruce Jenner melodrama unfolds at pivotal time for transgender rights movement in the US

NEW YORK — Whether or not Olympic legend Bruce Jenner becomes its new champion, the U.S. transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts — ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence and discrimination.

Researchers work with tribes to ensure wind farm projects don’t disrupt sunken burial grounds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — University of Rhode Island researchers are working with Native Americans to ensure that energy companies hoping to erect massive wind turbines off New England don’t inadvertently disturb the tribes’ ceremonial sites and burial grounds, now submerged under hundreds of feet of water.

’Mockingbird’ author’s new lawyer revved up legal tactics, but friends vouch for her

MONROEVILLE, Ala. — Retrace the tangled legal saga of Harper Lee and her legacy, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and a pivotal moment emerges.
Right after her longtime protector, older sister and attorney Alice Finch Lee, turned 100 and stopped practicing law a couple of years ago, another lawyer in Alice’s small firm became the point person for the “Mockingbird” brand.

Romania’s foreign ministry red-faced after guests described as ‘undesirable,’ and ‘ghastly’

BUCHAREST, Romania — The Romanian foreign ministry has summoned a diplomat to Bucharest after its embassy in Paris sent out invitations to a reception containing rude remarks about the guests.

Peterborough, Ont., man saves son’s art through tattoos on his right arm

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — When Keith Anderson looks at the daisy tattoo on his arm that his young son drew, he thinks of his boy’s first day of school.
He is taken back to that day in 2008: Kai’s curly hair, his backpack and his timidity. His father was proud and scared.

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