Daily Archives: June 5, 2017

This US county has seen more deaths so far this year than in 2016 – Ohio police officers on the frontline fighting opioid crisis

Last year, one Rust Belt county in southwestern Ohio saw 349 accidental deaths from opioid overdose – and things are getting worse. Bodies are arriving at a dizzying, unyielding pace to the coroner’s office, showing the scale of the scourge that has hit Ohio harder than any other state in the nation. No one in Montgomery County needs to rely ...

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Wonder Woman conquers milestone with $103M debut

Wonder Woman conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film powered its way to a $103 million US debut this weekend and became the biggest blockbuster ever directed by a woman. Warner Bros. revised revised the film’s weekend estimate up to $103.1 million US from its earlier figure of $100.5 million US. The studio said Monday ...

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Is Apple building a Siri speaker? We might find out this week

Apple’s annual developer conference kicks off on Monday. It’s the time of year where the world’s biggest technology company touts new software and teases new hardware ahead of its big product launches in the fall.  In previous years, Apple has introduced next generation operating systems for its computers, tablets, and phones; unveiled new services such as Apple Music; and announced ...

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Random alcohol and drug testing for pilots under consideration at new aviation summit

Transport Canada is developing a new policy to take action against pilots caught working under the influence after two high-profile incidents last year where pilots accused of being intoxicated were intercepted at airports, according to a briefing note obtained by CBC News.  Transport Canada ‘is developing a policy … for timely action against pilots caught working under the influence…’ – ...

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Homeowner begs for leniency after BMO threatens foreclosure following Phoenix pay problems

A federal government employee says she spent three months fearing she would lose her home after missing a $750 payment as a result of a massive government mess-up. Problems with the federal government’s Phoenix pay system left Jacqueline Cordova without an income for more than nine months. Unable to meet her financial obligations, she says she missed a payment on ...

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'He held her and watched her die in his arms': Canadian killed in London was struck on bridge

The Canadian woman killed during the attack in London was struck on London Bridge and died in her fiancé’s arms, her fiancé’s siblings say.  Christine Archibald, originally from Castlegar, B.C., was among the seven people killed Saturday night in what U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has described as a “brutal terrorist attack.” The 30-year-old woman was in London for the ...

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'We had terrorism before social media': Experts dispute British PM's remark about 'safe space' for extremists

Experts in both terrorism and digital media say British Prime Minister Theresa May’s accusations that internet companies are providing a “safe space” for extremism aren’t helpful in the fight against terror attacks. “This is what you do when you want to appear like you’re really taking care of the problem but you’re helpless,” said Kamran Bokhari, a fellow at George Washington University’s program ...

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