News: Weekend Reads

Sofia Vergara sued by embryos

Wednesday  19:30,   07 december 2016
MSN

Sofia Vergara is being sued - by her own embryos, with legal documents arguing they are being deprived of their inheritance by not being born. Sofia Vergara is being sued - by her own embryos.The 'Modern Family' actress has been locked in a legal [...]

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Wednesday  19:30,   07 december 2016
MSN

Shannen Doherty's husband Kurt Iswarienko is suing her former manager Steven Blatt and his firm Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson for ruining their sex life by slowing down her cancer diagnosis last year. Shannen Doherty's husband is[...]

Consumer debt and delinquency rates climb in Q3

Wednesday  19:30,   07 december 2016
MSN

TORONTO - A new Equifax Canada report says low interest rates and falling oil prices drove up consumer debt and delinquency rates in the third quarter. The credit reporting agency found that average debt increased by 3.6 per cent to $22,081 in the[...]

Bank of Canada holds rates steady with uncertainty undiminished

Wednesday  19:30,   07 december 2016
Reuters

The Bank of Canada pointed to undiminished uncertainty and a "significant amount" of slack in the Canadian economy as it held rates steady on Wednesday, noting that inflation is below expectations and growth set to slow as 2016 draws to a[...]

This Chart Helps Explain Why Trump Happened In U.S. And Not Canada

Wednesday  19:30,   07 december 2016
Huffington Post Canada

Amid all the economic uncertainty out there these days, the Bank of Montreal has a little bit of good news : Working Canadians have had it much better than their American cousins since the financial crisis.Chief economist Doug Porter looked at the[...]

Inside the mind of Trump’s Canadian speechwriter

Wednesday  19:30,   07 december 2016
Maclean's

Frank Buckley defends Trump and explains why the American dream of social mobility is more alive in CanadaFor millions of Canadians aghast at the election of Donald Trump, the American voters’ choice of their next president seemed not just[...]

Giant 27-pound housecat scares Calif. neighbors

Wednesday  19:10,   07 december 2016
New York Daily News

Give a big, big round of a-paws for this giant feline. One huge housecat in California has been scaring neighbors who mistake the 27-pound beast for a bobcat, according to the San Jose Mercury News. One huge housecat in California has been scaring[...]

Jelly Belly's nasty new flavors include Dead Fish, Spoiled Milk

Wednesday  19:10,   07 december 2016
Mental Floss

<p>Since 2007, the Jelly Belly Candy Company has been producing a line of jelly beans with a maniacal purpose. Each BeanBoozled collection includes over-the-top, gross-out flavors like Barf, Stinky Socks, and Rotten Egg. Their fourth edition is[...]

Woman gives birth to baby while on board Queen Mary 2

Wednesday  19:10,   07 december 2016
New York Daily News

One of the world's largest cruise ships pulled into the dock with an unusual — but adorable — new bit of cargo on Sunday. A passenger on the Queen Mary 2 gave birth to a baby boy late Saturday night, just before the ship pulled into the harbor[...]

93-year-old grandma becomes unexpected fashion icon

Wednesday  19:09,   07 december 2016
Mental Floss

<p>Fashion designer Chinami Mori weaves colorful scarves using a free-form technique called Saori. Her muse and model is none other than her 93-year-old grandmother, Emiko.</p>In Mori’s Instagram photos, Emiko appears decked out in some pretty [...]

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

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 SPORTS

<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 [...]