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Ben Bishop, Martin Hanzal on the move in NHL: Who won the latest trades?

Minnesota Wild pay a big price to land Martin Hanzal, while the L.A. Kings get a big defensive prize<p>The NHL trade deadline is getting closer by the …

Swelling household debt likely to slow consumer spending: Conference Board

Consumer spending growth helped bolster Canada's economy in 2016, despite sluggish job growth and wage gains – but swelling household debt will limit that spending growth, the Conference Board of Canada said Thursday.<p>In its annual provincial outlook report, the Conference Board expects 2017 real …

Court rules against heterosexual couple who wanted civil partnership

A campaign aimed at overturning the ban on heterosexual couples entering into civil partnerships has gained ground despite defeat at the court of appeal, equal rights supporters have claimed.<p>By a narrow two-to-one decision, the three judges decided to allow the government more time to review the …

LGBTQI

Evidence uncovered last year triggered FCA action as bank announces a 62% decrease in profits<p>The City regulator is investigating HSBC over potential breaches of money laundering rules after concerns raised last year by the anti-crime monitor installed in Britain’s biggest bank.<p>The bank did not …

Investing

Jonathan Drouin skates literal circles around the Jets for Lightning goal

Speed and skill pay off!<p>Hey, remember when Jonathan Drouin was on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s trade block? Remember when they stashed the winger in the AHL because he didn’t like his lack of ice time and wanted a trade?<p>That was last year.<p>Almost <i>exactly</i> a year later, he did this.<p>Drouin is third on the …

Mobile app approved as an alternative contraceptive

For the first time, an app that monitors fertility via algorithms has been officially certified for contraception use. Germany's Department of Health approved the mobile Natural Cycles app, meaning it can now be prescribed by doctors in Europe and the UK in lieu of the pill, condoms or IUDs. It …

Women's Health

Dodge’s repurposed parking sensors let cops know if anyone is sneaking up on them

Dodge is cleverly repurposing existing technology in its Dodge Charger Pursuit police cars to help cops stay safe. It’s called the Officer Protection Package, and it is designed to keep officers from being ambushed from behind when sitting in a parked squad car.<p>When the feature is switched on, the …

Man sues Uber for allegedly ruining his marriage

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>For better or for worse.<p>This famous phrase describes our committed relationship with technology.<p>We go through bad times. A website won't load, an app keeps crashing. But we stay together, because in each …

Le Figaro

Cellphone Spy Tools Have Flooded Local Police Departments

Major cities throughout the U.S. have spent millions on mobile surveillance tools—but there are still few rules about what happens to the information they capture.<p>A little after midnight on November 28, 2014, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters filled the streets of downtown Chicago. The …

The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

Robotics

Square launches new iPad-based point-of-sale service for retailers with 30-day free trial

Square is releasing a new iPad-based point-of-sale solution called Square for Retail that includes “a complete package of business tools built to work together seamlessly.” The point-of-sale package starts with a new iPad app launching today called Square Retail.<p>Square says its new Retail app …

The bromance is over! Kanye West deletes all references to Donald Trump from Twitter

Kanye West and Donald Trump proved to be the unlikeliest of friends when the two met back in December following Trump’s shock election victory.<p>But it …

Donald Trump

David Axelrod, Influential Producer and Composer, Dead at 83

David Axelrod, the composer and producer whose layered arrangements would later provide fertile ground for sampling for generations of hip-hop …

Rap & Hip-Hop

D.A. investigator's lawsuit says he was beaten and unlawfully detained by L.A. County sheriff's deputies

An investigator with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Sheriff<p>Jim McDonnelland a group of deputies, alleging he was beaten and unlawfully detained while working last year.<p>Maurice Lallemand contends in his lawsuit filed Tuesday that he …

Meet the Former NYPD Chief Who Made a Career Out of Putting Dirty Cops Behind Bars

Charles Campisi didn't want to be a rat, but someone had to at least try and keep tabs on the worst of New York's finest.<p>In the early 1990s, when Donald Trump was still basically just a loud real estate tycoon, New York City had a policing problem. But this one had nothing to do with panhandlers or …

Liberals To Senate Democrats: (Don't) Do Your Jobs

When House and Senate Democrats held a rally Monday night to oppose President Trump's executive order on refugees and immigrants, the crowd wasn't all on their side.<p>Pockets of, "Do your job!" jeers broke out, as did chants of "Walk the walk."<p>A vocal wing of Democrats' progressive base is growing …

Tea Party

Stocks, dollar up after Fed, boosted by strong data

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks advanced around the globe and the dollar edged higher on Wednesday as strong data suggested the global economy was picking up steam and the Federal Reserve released an upbeat statement on the health of the U.S. economy.<p>The Fed left rates unchanged in its first meeting …

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Critical Thinking

'Final Fantasy XII' remaster comes to PS4 on July 11th

<i>Final Fantasy XII</i>, the last in the franchise to grace the PlayStation 2, is getting the remaster treatment on PlayStation 4. Today, at a special event in Tokyo celebrating the series' 30th anniversary, Square Enix announced two release dates for the game: July 11th for Europe and North America, and …

Gaming Industry

People are paying for Super Mario Run in surprising numbers

Nintendo says more than 5 percent of players have paid to unlock the full game<p>Nintendo has finally shone some light on the performance of its first real mobile game, <i>Super Mario Run</i>, and the news is surprisingly good.<p>As reported by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the company says the game has been …

End of an era for Rolls-Royce as Phantom VII returns to the shadows

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has reached the end of another chapter, as the seventh generation of the model ceases production at the firm's factory in Goodwood, Sussex.<p>But the Phantom's history spans nearly a century and this certainly isn't the end of the model – Rolls-Royce has already announced plans …

Rolls-Royce

The pets reportedly have their own distinctive tastes, but prefer reggae and soft rock to classical: so here’s a top 10 of dog-friendly tunes<p>A study by the University of Glasgow has discovered that dogs “prefer soft rock and reggae” over other genres of music, conclusively proving man’s best friend …

Pets

Trump announces 'major' voter fraud investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting …

British accents are perfect for film villains because it makes them appear less trustworthy, expert claims

From Shere Khan in the Jungle Book to Alan Rickman in Die Hard, British villains have long been terrorising victims on the big screen.<p>And now the reason behind why they make such effective baddies has emerged; they speak with the right accent.<p>Actors who use Queen’s English are more likely to appear …

1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

CHICAGO (AP) — The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and …

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

Education

Reward raised for capture of suspect in officer killing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities raised to $100,000 the reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando …

Startups are making the rejection letter a thing of the past

Ryan Craig Contributor<p>Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>College for the 21st century<br>• Hiring has gone Hollywood<p>I’ve been rejected from some great jobs. In high school, I failed to win a summer job as a cabana boy at a luxury resort. After college, I …

End of fillings in sight as scientists find Alzheimer's drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.<p>Researchers at King's College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so …

“I am heartbroken:” The announcer for inaugural parades since Eisenhower will be replaced for Trump’s

So far, there is little indication that president-elect Donald Trump will fulfill his campaign promise to “drain the swamp” and radically change Washington. But while the elite appears to be doing quite well, scoring position after position in the incoming administration, one unsung mainstay of …