News: Weekend Reads

15th-century manuscript with 'alien' characters finally decoded

Tuesday  03:41,   30 january 2018
MSN

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts. Discovered in the 19th century, the Voynich manuscript uses “alien” characters that have long puzzled[...]

Barry and Honey Sherman murders: What’s slowing the cops down at Apotex headquarters

Monday  23:35,   29 january 2018
Maclean's

Barry and Honey Sherman murders: What’s slowing the cops down at Apotex headquartersBy Friday afternoon—when police officially confirmed at a press conference that the billionaire couple had been slain, ending six weeks of confusion over their[...]

Man Killed After Being Sucked Into MRI Machine

Monday  17:52,   29 january 2018
International Business Times

An Indian man was killed in a hospital accident.An Indian man was killed Saturday after being sucked into an MRI machine at a Mumbai Hospital, according to Indian news broadcaster[...]

Patrick Brown victim of a political hit: sister

Saturday  00:05,   27 january 2018
MSN

Patrick Brown victim of a political hit: sisterStephanie Brown says in a Facebook post that the allegations that led her brother Patrick Brown to resign are "completely[...]

Shackled kids were going to move to Oklahoma 'within days' of parents' arrest

Friday  21:35,   26 january 2018
USA TODAY

Shackled kids were going to move to Oklahoma 'within days' of parents' arrestMultiple sources told ABC News that the Turpin family was moving "within days" of the Jan. 14 discovery that led to the arrests of David and Louise[...]

Melania Trump Goes MIA From Davos as Stormy Scandal Brews

Friday  16:04,   26 january 2018
The Daily Beast

Melania Trump Goes MIA From Davos as Stormy Scandal BrewsAlthough the first family’s mansion on the Florida barrier island of Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, can hardly be described as deserted, the 110,000-square-foot “winter White House” does have one[...]

The Doomsday Clock is now just 2 minutes to ‘midnight,’ the symbolic hour of the apocalypse

Friday  05:00,   26 january 2018
The Washington Post

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says the Doomsday Clock “is as close to midnight today as it was in 1953, when Cold War fears perhaps reached their highest levels.” The last time the clock advanced so far, the United States had just tested its [...]

Kent Hehr resigns from Trudeau’s cabinet

Friday  01:10,   26 january 2018
Toronto Star

Kent Hehr resigns from Trudeau’s cabinetPrime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision Thursday afternoon, saying that “harassment of any kind is[...]

Calif. 'House of Horrors': 5 Unanswered Questions About the Shocking Abuse Case

Friday  01:09,   26 january 2018
People

Calif. 'House of Horrors': 5 Unanswered Questions About the Shocking Abuse CasePolice in Perris, California, were shocked earlier this month to discover the 13 children of David and Louise Turpin had apparently been living in a house of[...]

A Bunch Of Canadian Political Figures Just Resigned — Here’s What You Need To Know

Thursday  21:21,   25 january 2018
Chatelaine

In the wake of #MeToo, two provincial party leaders — Patrick Brown in Ontario and Jamie Baillie in Nova Scotia — stepped down after allegations of inappropriate behaviour[...]

New Homeowners Find Missing Woman's Skeleton Inside the Wall of Their House

Thursday  19:37,   25 january 2018
Time

New Homeowners Find Missing Woman's Skeleton Inside the Wall of Their HouseA spokeswoman for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said Wednesday there wasn’t enough physical evidence to determine cause or manner of death for Mary[...]

North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

Thursday  16:24,   25 january 2018
Reuters

North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to "all Koreans at home and abroad" on Thursday, saying they should make a "breakthrough" for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said. It said all[...]

The worst thing the Oilers could do is fire Todd McLellan

Thursday  05:20,   25 january 2018
Sportsnet

The Edmonton Oilers can’t return to the days when they fired a coach every time something goes wrong.“To be the head coach,” Healy, the executive director of the NHL Alumni Association, said on the Jeff Blair Show in Toronto on Wednesday[...]

Captive kids slowly providing information to investigators

Thursday  04:51,   25 january 2018
MSN

Captive kids slowly providing information to investigatorsRIVERSIDE, Calif. — The California children who authorities say were tortured by their parents and so malnourished that their growth was stunted are slowly providing valuable information to[...]

Did a Texas millionaire get away with a brutal double murder?

Thursday  04:36,   25 january 2018
CBS News

It was one of the most notorious cases in Texas history -- an ambush in a mansion that killed two and wounded two others – 40 years later, no one has been held accountableWho was the man in black and why did anyone want them dead? It's a case that[...]