Monthly Archives: May 2017

Corbyn goes from no-hoper to crowd-puller in U.K. election

For a radical socialist written off by many as a no-hoper leading Britain’s Labour Party to its worst ever election defeat on June 8, Jeremy Corbyn is pulling in big crowds. Corbyn, a 68-year-old peace campaigner, has been speaking at modestly attended fringe rallies and demonstrations for decades. But he now seems to have more of an audience. In a ...

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Wisconsin bill that would expel or suspend students who disrupt speakers moves forward

MADISON, Wis. (AP) –  Assembly Republicans moved closer to creating tougher penalties for University of Wisconsin student protesters Tuesday, advancing a bill that would suspend or expel students who disrupt speakers. The Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities approved the bill on an 8-6 vote. This sends the bill to the Assembly floor, which hopes to take it up in ...

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Tech firms hoard huge cash piles

  TAKE a moment to admire—and fear—the ascent of America’s big-five tech firms. Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook have recently become the five most valuable listed companies in the world, in that order. With a total market value of $2.9trn, they are worth more than any five firms in history. Elevated tech valuations used to be a sign of ...

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Crew fatigue played role in CP Rail train derailment in Calgary, TSB report finds

The Transportation Safety Board says employee fatigue and inadequate train handling led to a Canadian Pacific freight train derailment in southeast Calgary last year. Thirteen cars went off the tracks on Feb. 18, 2016, at the Alyth yard in Inglewood as crews conducted a switching operation. No one was hurt and no dangerous materials were spilled. “Fatigue management” seems to ...

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How the Wonder Woman costume helps Gal Gadot get into character

Despite wielding the golden lasso and deflecting bullets with her bracelets on the big screen for more than a year, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot still doesn’t see herself as a superhero. “I’m not there yet,” the 32-year-old actress said in a recent interview. “When I look on playback or I look at the monitor, it’s not there yet. I ...

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The 'Mexican game': How Air Transat misled passengers and aviation officials

Air Transat instructed a Canadian charter airline to mislead aviation authorities and its passengers about unscheduled stops on flights from Mexico, according to sources and a string of emails obtained by CBC News. The emails should make every air passenger “skeptical about ‘unscheduled’ refuelling stops,” says air passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs. The problems stem from Air Transat needing more planes for its Mexico routes, and then hiring a charter airline that could only complete the ...

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U.S. shoots down mock warhead over Pacific as fears grow over N. Korea missile capabilities

The Pentagon says it has shot down a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean in what’s being hailed as a success for the U.S. missile defence program. Tuesday’s test was the first of its kind in nearly three years, and it was the first test ever targeting an intercontinental-range missile, like North Korea is developing. The military says an interceptor rocket ...

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