Daily Archives: February 4, 2018

Uma Thurman adds name to list of Harvey Weinstein accusers

Actress Uma Thurman, in long-awaited remarks, has accused embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself upon her sexually and accused Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino of making her perform a dangerous car stunt that injured her. Thurman’s allegations against Weinstein had been widely anticipated since she hinted late last year that she had a story to tell about the beleaguered movie mogul, who has been accused ...

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Chicago police teaming up with feds once more to fight shocking rise in violent carjackings

Chicago cops are calling in the feds—again–to help combat violent carjackings that have reached record levels in the city. Police announced at a news conference Sunday that they are teaming up with federal authorities, including agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to deal with the problem. “We’ll look at the patterns and trends and we’re ...

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EU will hit back if targeted for U.S. tariffs, official says

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Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery Saturday and said the tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. The tomb includes wall paintings depicting Hetpet observing different hunting and fishing scenes. A guide from the Ministry ...

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Centennial Flame upgrade project cost taxpayers $845,000

The recent makeover of the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill cost taxpayers at least $845,000, with almost every piece of the original 1966 monument now replaced with newer materials. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Dec. 13 unveiled the updated monument, which was given a 13th wedge last fall to represent Nunavut. The Arctic territory came into existence in 1999, long ...

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Why United Airlines has got into a flap over a peacock

FEDERAL guidelines in America stipulate that airlines must allow passengers with disabilities to bring support animals onto flights. The rules were originally designed with guide dogs for the blind and the like in mind. Yet in recent years the rules have allowed a host of unusual and exotic animals to board planes for their owners’ emotional wellbeing. Last weekend United ...

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Braving the cold and hurrying hard: Outdoor bonspiel draws nearly 300 curlers in Winnipeg

Bundled up and sweeping with old household brooms and sponge mops to stay warm, curlers faced the extreme cold Saturday during the 17th annual Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel. Nearly 300 players on 72 teams are taking part in the weekend-long event, a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, which sees players hurl their granite rocks down heavy, frozen ice on ...

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