Sunday, April 19, 2015


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.

Richmond RCMP say aunt convicted of assault for pouring glue in infant’s ears

VANCOUVER — A bizarre case of deceit, jealousy and the cultural pressures of conceiving male offspring has landed a woman in jail, police say.
A woman has been convicted of aggravated assault for pouring super glue into the ears of her seven-week-old nephew, police said Tuesday.

Longtime archbishop of Montreal, Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, dead at 78

MONTREAL — Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, who oversaw the funerals of Maurice Richard and Pierre Elliott Trudeau during his 22 years as archbishop of Montreal, has died after a lengthy illness. He was 78.
The Montreal native was hospitalized in the summer of 2014 and was admitted to a palliative care unit last March 24.

What a Whopper! Burger King to pay for the wedding of Mr. Burger and Ms. King in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Burger King is paying the expenses and providing gifts for the wedding of an Illinois couple with an interesting connection to the fast food restaurant chain. Joel Burger and Ashley King accepted the company’s proposal Monday.

Canadians make 2,000-mile father-son road trip for some original Kentucky Fried Chicken

CORBIN, Ky. — Two thousand miles might seem like a long way to go for fried chicken.
Two men from Canada who took their sons on a journey to the original home of Kentucky Fried Chicken say it’s a trip they’ll never forget.

Terror, carnage and older brother expected focus of closing arguments in Boston Marathon trial

BOSTON — With one last chance to connect with the jury, lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to continue to portray him as an aimless college student who fell under the domineering influence of his radicalized older brother.

British Prince Harry reports for duty in Australia next week for month-long army secondment

CANBERRA, Australia — Prince Harry arrives in Australia’s national capital next week to begin a four-week secondment to the Australian army before the British royal ends his decade-long military career.

Anne Frank museum: Jewish diarist likely died a month earlier than previously thought

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honours her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.

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.

UK Supreme Court refuses to overturn ruling calling for publication of Prince Charles’ letters

LONDON — Britain’s Supreme Court has refused to overturn a lower court ruling that clears the way for publication of letters written by Prince Charles to government ministers.
The court Thursday ruled in favour of the Guardian newspaper’s effort to have the contents of the letters disclosed.
The case involves letters Charles has written to seven government departments.

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