News: Weekend Reads

Canadian hockey dad plays trumpet at his kids' games

Wednesday  19:08,   07 december 2016
cbc.ca

Meet the hockey and ringette dad known in Ottawa arenas simply as "the trumpet guy."James Ikkers, a public servant by day, is known around local arenas simply as "the trumpet guy," playing the Dragnet theme when a penalty is called, or[...]

Canadians are more polite than Americans, study says

Wednesday  19:08,   07 december 2016
U.S. News & World Report - Cars

Science confirms what people have joked about for years.Our Canadian friends are nicer tweeters,[...]

'Dragon Robber' dinosaur discovered in wales

Wednesday  19:08,   07 december 2016
Sky News

A new species of dinosaur has been uncovered in South Wales, dating back 201 million years. It is possibly the oldest-known Jurassic dinosaur ever found in the UK, perhaps even the world.The dinosaur's remains were discovered by fossil hunting[...]

Profess Your City Love With These Skyline Rings

Wednesday  19:08,   07 december 2016
CityLab

Global landmarks meet gorgeous accessories.The Siberian-born jewelry designer reimagined 12 major metropolises—including London, New York, Paris, Stockholm, and Hong Kong—as intricate accessories you can wear around your finger (perhaps to match[...]

Virginia man who died in police custody tased repeatedly, new video shows

Wednesday  19:02,   07 december 2016
USA TODAY

<p>Linwood Lambert, 46, was tased over 20 times in thirty minutes by police the night he died, according to Joe Messa, an attorney for the Lambert family.</p>Linwood Lambert, 46, was tased over 20 times in thirty minutes by police the night he [...]

Nephews of Venezuelan first lady to be arraigned in US court

Wednesday  19:02,   07 december 2016
MSN

Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady have been indicted on U.S. narcotics charges.The arrest of Efrain Campos and Francisco Flores is likely to exacerbate already tense relations between the U.S. and Venezuela and cast a hard look at[...]

Pastor's Pregnant Wife Shot Dead In Her Home

Wednesday  19:02,   07 december 2016
Sky News

The pregnant wife of a pastor has died after being shot during a suspected burglary in Indiana, police said. Amanda Blackburn, 28, was found fatally wounded in the apparent home invasion in Indianapolis on Tuesday morning.Her one-year-old toddler[...]

Mother of 3 Regains Her Footing After Being Shot

Wednesday  19:01,   07 december 2016
The New York Times

Yennifez Marte was the unintended victim in a gang-related shooting in 2008. After a long, painful recovery, she has found a new job and permanent housing for her daughters.Or so Yennifez Marte[...]

Proving mental fitness in parade trial could prove difficult

Wednesday  19:01,   07 december 2016
MSN

TULSA, Okla. — The woman accused of murder in a car crash that killed four people and injured dozens during Oklahoma State University'sAdacia Chambers, 25, is charged with four counts of second-degree murder and 46 assault counts in the Oct. 24[...]

Texas sinkhole swallows two cars, killing a sheriff’s deputy

Wednesday  19:01,   07 december 2016
The Washington Post

When emergency crews found the car, inverted and submerged in water, they realized the incident was 'not survivable.'The chasm opened in an area where the city is engaged in an “aggressive, vigorous, replacement program” for aging sewer[...]

By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy

Wednesday  18:58,   07 december 2016
MSN

Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing. OnOn Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said progress [...]

Aleppo's fall would be win for Russia, defeat for U.S. in Mideast

Wednesday  18:58,   07 december 2016
Reuters

<p>U.S.-backed moderate rebels' loss of the eastern half of Syria's largest city Aleppo to Russian-backed government forces would be a defeat for President Barack Obama's efforts</p>U.S.-backed moderate rebels' loss of the eastern[...]

Blind Man Miraculously Regains Eyesight After 20 Years: 'I Really Thought I Was Dreaming'

Wednesday  18:58,   07 december 2016
Inside Edition

Doctors were shocked at the change. A New York man who was blind for 20 years miraculously regained his vision without any treatment from doctors.Kevin Coughlin, 55, told WCBS that a thick white fog he had over his eyes for years randomly[...]

Japan, U.S. burying Second World War ghosts after 70 years

Wednesday  18:57,   07 december 2016
MSN

An American president in Hiroshima. A Japanese prime minister at Pearl Harbor. One longtime taboo has already fallen this year, and the other soon will. On Dec. 27, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Hawaiian U.S. naval base attacked by Japan[...]

Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol-Ju spotted in public for the first time in nine months

Wednesday  18:57,   07 december 2016
The Independent

Kim Jong-un’s wife has been spotted in public for the first time in nine months. Ri Sol- ju the First Lady of North Korea was spotted alongside her husband in a photograph released by south Korean news agency Yonhap News on Sunday.The agency that[...]