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Accused targeted drug rival, killed five others to eliminate witnesses: Crown

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Alberta

VANCOUVER – Chris Mohan and Ed Schellenberg spent the final moments of their lives with hoods covering their heads, waiting for gunfire in artificial darkness. They were in a 15th-floor condo unit in a suburban area near Vancouver, surrounded by members of the region’s violent gang underworld, with whom they had no connection other than geography and terrible timing. Mohan, a 22-year-old student, lived across the hall with … Read more »

Flames new-look roster features No. 1 pick Sean Monahan (video)

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Alberta

From the moment he was drafted, Sean Monahan planned to make the Calgary Flames. So far, so good, for the young man. Monahan — who turns 19 on Oct. 12 — is part of the team’s 23-man roster heading into its season-opening bid Thursday in Washington. “Sean has earned the right to be with us,â€� general manager Jay Feaster said Monday afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome. “We will continue to … Read more »

CRTC wants to make numbers registered on do-not-call List permanent

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Alberta

GATINEAU, Que. – The CRTC wants to make phone and fax numbers on the national do-not-call list permanent and crack down on what it calls “rogue” telemarketers. The federal regulator said Monday that almost 12 million numbers have been registered to avoid telemarketing pitches since the list was launched on Sept. 30, 2008. Numbers on the list were to be removed five years after registration, but the Canadian … Read more »

OPINION: John Paul II — saint before he hit ground- John Paul II, John XXIII to be declared saints in April- Francis, 8 cardinals to rewrite church’s constitution

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : General News

“Santo Subito!” “Sainthood NOW!” roared the crowds jamming St. Peter’s Square when they were told the news on April 2, 2005 that Pope John Paul II had just died.  Their emotional outburst was a visceral reaction to the loss of the most towering figure of the Catholic Church during the 20th Century. Practically speaking, the crowd’s demand was impossible to meet. John Paul could not be proclaimed a saint until … Read more »

HS pool closes after water polo players start losing hair

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : General News

The swimming pool at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, Calif., was shut down last Wednesday, after city officials said the level of chemicals in the water exceeded normal operating conditions, Berkeleyside reported. The decision was made after parents delivered a letter to the school’s principle the day before, expressing concern over the health of students on the water polo team.  According to the letter, the players were displaying some disturbing … Read more »

Justice Dept. to sue North Carolina over voting law

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : General News

FILE – This Feb. 27, 2013, file photo shows people standing outside the Supreme Court in Washington before the start of a rally during arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder case. (AP Photo) ADVERTISEMENT The Justice Department announced Monday that it is suing the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voter ID rules.  The suit claims that the North Carolina statute violated Section … Read more »

Airlines promise a return to civility, for a fee

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : General News

Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight. Extra legroom, early boarding and access to quiet lounges were just the beginning. Airlines are now renting Apple iPads preloaded with … Read more »

Thirty more DREAMers to attempt entering US

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : General News

Chanting “Undocumented! Unafraid!” and “Where are we going? We’re going home!” nearly three dozen young immigrants crossed the U.S.-Mexican border on Monday without proper documents, in a challenge to this country’s immigration policy and soaring deportation rates. The immigrants, wearing graduation-style caps and gowns, crossed a bridge on the Texas-Mexico border at the Laredo port of entry and were detained by immigration authorities. The nearly three dozen young immigrants were … Read more »

‘Duck Dynasty’ family plans to release more books

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Entertainment news

The “Duck Dynasty” book dynasty rolls on. Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Monday that three more tie-in works to the smash reality TV series on A&E will be released in 2014. Five books from the Robertson family already are out, including such top sellers as “Happy, Happy, Happy” and “The Duck Commander Family.” Scheduled for next year are “Faith in the Duck Blind,” ”The Women of … Read more »

Busch needs wins to nab Chase title

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

DOVER, DEL. –  Kyle Busch’s tune changed after Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway. Busch entered the weekend believing it was possible to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup without winning the race. That was before the two drivers ahead of him in the point standings — Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson — won the first three races. Sure, Kenseth, Johnson and Busch have established themselves as the clear-cut … Read more »

Pitt QB Tom Savage recovering from concussion-like symptoms, expected to play vs. Va. Tech

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

PITTSBURGH –  Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage is recovering from concussion-like symptoms and is expected to play on Oct. 12 against Virginia Tech. Savage left last Saturday’s 14-3 win over Virginia in the fourth quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Cavaliers defensive back Daquan Romero. Wide receiver Tyler Boyd described Savage as “drowsy” on the sideline while wide receiver Devin Street called Savage “dazed.” Pitt spokesman E.J. Borghetti said Monday … Read more »

Familiar ring: NDSU is No. 1, Sam Houston State No. 2

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Philadelphia, PA –  It’s all so familiar. The Sports Network FCS Top 25 returned on Monday to the way it finished in each of the past two seasons – with North Dakota State at No. 1 and Sam Houston State at No. 2. They played each other in the 2011 and 2012 FCS national championship games, with North Dakota State winning both times. Here the two dance partners are in … Read more »

Kings sign DeMarcus Cousins to 4-year maximum contract extension

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  Vivek Ranadive has made a fortune in the software industry by betting on the right people. The new owner of the Sacramento Kings is now betting big on DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings signed Cousins to a four-year maximum contract extension worth a reported $62 million Monday, saying the 23-year-old center is the foundation the franchise will build on to lead a struggling team into a new era. … Read more »

Gasperini takes over for Liverani at Genoa

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Genoa, Italy –  Gian Piero Gasperini has returned to Genoa to take over for Fabio Liverani, who was relieved of his duties as the club’s manager. Gasperini’s first stint in charge of Genoa saw him help the club gain promotion to Serie A in his first season in 2006, while he led Genoa to a fifth-place finish in the 2008-09 season. Genoa parted ways with Gasperini in November 2010, but … Read more »

Umpires Jeff Kellogg, Joe West and Gerry Davis get plate duty in tiebreaker, wild-card games

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

NEW YORK –  Jeff Kellogg will be the home plate umpire for the AL wild-card tiebreaker between the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers. Major League Baseball on Monday announced the umpire crews through the division series. The umpires for the World Series and both championship series will come later. Kellogg will be joined by crew chief Tim Welke, Bruce Dreckman, Chris Guccione, Tom Hallion and Ron Kulpa for Monday … Read more »

Attaway, Flanders highlight weekly FCS award winners

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Philadelphia, PA –  It wasn’t the down-to-the-wire thriller many people may have expected out of Eastern Washington versus Sam Houston State, but one thing is for certain: there was no shortage of offense this past Saturday. Sam Houston running back Timothy Flanders had a standout performance on the ground against the then-No. 2 team in the nation. That impressive showing on the immense national stage has landed him among the … Read more »

Patriots victories and injuries pile up, star DT Vince Wilfork hurt in 30-23 win over Falcons

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –  Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is the latest Patriots player with an apparent serious injury. Coach Bill Belichick says he doesn’t have a lot of information on whether the five-time Pro Bowl player tore his Achilles tendon in Sunday night’s 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Boston Globe reported that Wilfork tore the right Achilles tendon and is almost certainly out for the season. Belichick also said … Read more »

Big 12 is up for grabs ahead of unpredictable conference season

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

The fact that six teams got first-place votes in the preseason Big 12 poll was a sure sign that league would be unpredictable in 2013. Good luck trying to figure out the conference race now. Oklahoma State, the preseason favorite, lost on Saturday to West Virginia. Presumptive contenders TCU and Texas each have two losses, and defending league champion Kansas State lost to FCS powerhouse North Dakota State. Only Oklahoma, … Read more »

NL Wild Card Preview – Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Postseason baseball returns to the Steel City for the first time in 21 years on Tuesday when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds in the National League wild card game at PNC Park. There have been 611 playoff games contested in Major League Baseball since the Pirates lost to the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the 1992 NL Championship Series. None of those games, though, have included the … Read more »

Unpredictability is NFL’s surest bet

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Entering the weekend, the Bears, Broncos, Chiefs, Dolphins, Patriots, Saints and Seahawks all maintained an undefeated record. With the Bears’ loss, and the Monday Night Football game between the Saints and the Dolphins, there will be five 4-0 teams. Of those five, the Patriots, Broncos and the Seahawks were playoff teams last year. Historically, teams that start the season with four straight wins go on to make the playoffs 81.8 … Read more »

Despite rookie QBs struggles, Jets’ Rex Ryan says benching Geno Smith ‘not a thought’

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

NEW YORK –  Rex Ryan says New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith will not be benched right now despite his struggles. Smith was intercepted twice and lost two fumbles in the team’s 38-13 loss at Tennessee on Sunday, giving him 11 turnovers — eight interceptions, three lost fumbles — through four games. Ryan insists, though, that the team is not considering sitting Smith in favor of inexperienced backup Matt … Read more »

Toluca climbs to third with Atlante rout

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Mexico City, Mexico –  Raul Lopez and Pablo Velazquez both netted a brace on Sunday as Toluca rolled to a convincing 7-1 thrashing of Atlante, climbing to third place in the process. Paulo Da Silva opened the scoring just four minutes into the match and Lopez collected his first of the day in the 17th minute for a quick two-goal margin. Wilson Mathias made it 3-0 for Toluca on the … Read more »

Jets WR Stephen Hill suffers concussion, status uncertain for next game vs. Falcons

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

NEW YORK –  New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has a concussion and his status is uncertain for the team’s game next Monday night at Atlanta. Coach Rex Ryan says Monday that Hill is going through the NFL’s concussion protocol after being injured in the Jets’ 38-13 loss at Tennessee on Sunday. After Geno Smith threw an interception on the Jets’ second offensive play, Hill was leveled by Tennessee’s … Read more »

Vitoria puts five past Atletico PR

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Sports News

Sao Paulo, Brazil –  Atletico Paranaense could have climbed back into second place over the weekend, but the club squandered the chance by conceding five goals in a 5-3 home defeat against Vitoria. Atletico fell behind 3-0 at halftime but rallied to score three times in the span of 12 minutes, including two goals from Ederson. However, Vitoria finished the match strong with goals from William Henrique and Ayrton in … Read more »

BP knew 2010 U.S. Gulf spill was risk, lawyers tell trial

Author: | September 30th, 2013 | Category : Reuters News

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS | Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:31pm EDT NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Long before the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, BP (BP.L) knew its Macondo well could explode and then lied about how much oil leaked, plaintiffs’ lawyers said at the opening of the second phase of the company’s trial on Monday. The British oil major is fighting to hold down fines … Read more »