News: Weekend Reads

Wal-Mart's New Name: It's Not Just a Store Anymore

Thursday  05:53,   07 december 2017
MSN

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it will shorten its legal name to Walmart Inc., highlighting the company’s shift away from building traditional stores toward competing online with rival Amazon. com Inc.“We felt it was best to have a name that was[...]

Argentina stolen baby found after 40 years

Thursday  05:52,   07 december 2017
BBC News

Born while her mother was in captivity, the 40-year-old woman only found out about her identity now.Adriana, 40, who asked not to have her surname released, was identified after she took a DNA[...]

Father of former NHLer says his son is living on B.C. streets and could be close to death

Thursday  05:52,   07 december 2017
cbc.ca

Former NHL enforcer Stephen Peat was celebrated for his thunderous body checks and explosive bare-knuckle fights, but now Walter Peat says his son is homeless in B.C., using drugs and could be close to death. The DeclineAccording to Walter[...]

Trump flouts warnings, declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

Wednesday  21:51,   06 december 2017
MSN

Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European leaders and the risk of[...]

Trump Impeachment Vote To Be Forced Wednesday

Wednesday  17:07,   06 december 2017
Newsweek

'I refuse to sit on the sidelines while the world is considering one of the greatest issues of our time,' the Texas Democrat said.Rep. Al Green of Texas in a House speech Tuesday said he would bring articles of impeachment against Trump and[...]

Body Language Experts Reveal Why Meghan Markle Is Always Touching Her Hair

Wednesday  17:06,   06 december 2017
Good Housekeeping

Her soon-to-be hubby isn't the only one with a little quirk.Meghan - and the rest of the world - unknowingly perform these behaviors to provide comfort. Self-soothers, if you[...]

Stepdad guilty over boy's water park drowning

Tuesday  20:06,   05 december 2017
Sky News

A man who left his stepson alone for hours at a water park has pleaded guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence. Paul Smith pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court over the death of five-year-old Charlie Dunn.Charlie was found underwater in a[...]

Two doctors fired after 'dead' baby wakes up at funeral

Tuesday  08:06,   05 december 2017
USA TODAY

A hospital in India fired two physicians and promised an investigation after a baby who was declared dead woke up in a bag while the family was driving to his funeral. The case has sparked outrage across the country, police are involved, and the New [...]

The tweet that could signal the end of President Donald Trump.

Tuesday  08:06,   05 december 2017
Mamamia

You’ve probably heard the words “Trump” and “impeachment” getting tossed around over the last couple of days. And something to do with a tweet and man named Flynn? That’s because the White House is currently fighting off what is arguably[...]

How much you need to retire at age 55 in small-town Ontario

Tuesday  00:20,   05 december 2017
MoneySense

Am I on track? Chris and Anne ask MoneySense if their plan will workThe couple has a household income of $115,000 with Chris being the highest income earner in the family, earning $90,000 and Anne earning $25,000. Both work full-time. And even[...]

Airline crew 'saw North Korea missile'

Monday  15:36,   04 december 2017
BBC News

Airline crew 'saw North Korea missile'The company confirmed to the BBC that crew witnessed "what is suspected to be the re-entry" of the missile into the earth's[...]

North Korea Nuclear Tests Are Spreading 'Ghost Disease'

Monday  06:15,   04 december 2017
Newsweek

"We thought we were dying because we were poor and we ate badly. Now we know it was the radiation," a defector said.“So many people died we began calling it 'ghost disease,’” Lee Jeong Hwa, a defector who used to live by a nuclear testing[...]

US stealth jets arrive in South Korea as rhetoric heats up

Sunday  22:06,   03 december 2017
CNN

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated over the weekend as US stealth fighters moved into the region and official sources from both North Korea and the US said the chances of war are growing. The bellicose rhetoric from North Korea came in two[...]

The US is running out of options to stop North Korea

Sunday  22:05,   03 december 2017
Vox.com

North Korea’s latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) showed that the country now has the capability to strike the entire United States — and there’s little America can do to stop it. North Korea’s latest test of an[...]

ABC News suspends Brian Ross for 4 weeks over erroneous Flynn story

Sunday  04:50,   03 december 2017
CNN

ABC News suspends Brian Ross for 4 weeks over erroneous Flynn story "We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our[...]