Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Jets' Laine ready for sophomore season in the spotlight

Patrik Laine isn’t a fresh-faced rookie any longer. You can tell just by looking at him. After the Winnipeg Jets selected him second overall in last year’s NHL draft, the Finnish forward sported a trendy, short hair cut and clean-shaven face on the way to becoming a finalist for top rookie. This season, the 19-year-old has a scraggly beard and ...

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Disneyland's Jingle Cruise might be gone forever

Is Disneyland getting rid of the classic holiday-themed ride?  (iStock) Between the oversized trees, snow falling on Main Street, and blink-and-they’re-gone candy canes for sale, there’s plenty to celebrate at Disneyland this Christmas. For Adventureland fans, though, there may be one less present under the tree. That’s because Jingle Cruise, the seasonal re-theming of Disneyland’s historic Jungle Cruise attraction, will ...

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How much would you pay for 17,300 movies?

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a Winnipeg man is hoping his massive movie collection can pull in $1 million. Adam Malik, 36, has posted his collection — which includes more than 17,300 movies — on eBay. Walking through the floor-to-ceiling shelves, packed with DVDs, Blu-ray, Laserdiscs, VHS and Betamax tapes, in the basement of his Winnipeg home, ...

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Former Iraq president Jalal Talabani dead, Kurdish officials say

Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish leader who became Iraq’s president after the U.S.-led invasion and helped steer the country through years of insurgent and sectarian strife, has died in a Berlin hospital at the age of 83, Kurdish officials said Tuesday. Talabani died after his condition rapidly deteriorated, according to Marwan Talabani, a relative and senior official in the office of ...

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Concerns over charges for checked bags in America miss the point

FEES for checked luggage are working exactly as intended. That is the main thrust of a new report from America’s Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the recent rise of charges for checking a bag onto a plane when flying. But not everyone is interpreting the study in such a positive light. Critics are crying foul because these fees cost some ...

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Ottawa 'needs to start doing the hard work' to adapt to climate change, says watchdog

The federal government must put its plan to cut greenhouse gases and adapt to climate change into concrete action to mitigate the catastrophic effects of wildfires, floods and extreme weather events, Canada’s environment watchdog warns. In a blunt fall audit report tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand said the ...

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Couple admits fleecing Amazon out of $1.2M in merchandise

File photo  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) An Indiana couple has admitted stealing more than $1.2 million in merchandise from Amazon in an elaborate scheme. Erin Joseph Finan, 38, and Leah Jeanette Finan, 37, pleaded guilty in federal court in Indianapolis to charges of mail fraud and money laundering in connection with the racket, the Star Press reports. The duo bought hundreds ...

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