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Closing of Philippine Tourist Hub Stirs Fears of Military Takeover

MANILA — As the central Philippine island resort of Boracay prepares to bar tourists for six months beginning Thursday, residents fear the militarization of the popular tourist hot spot as President Rodrigo Duterte vows to clean up what he calls an environmental “cesspool.”<p>Mr. Duterte ordered the …

Asia

Trump Lost His Battle With Comey In One of the Most Humiliating Ways Possible

So, what was Trump trying to accomplish?In the midst of the longest run of self-inflicted wounds known to man, Donald Trump caught a huge break.And …

Donald Trump

Surrey woman facing charges for $64,000 in alleged credit card fraud

A Surrey woman is facing charges of defrauding three businesses in B.C. and Alberta with stolen credit cards.<p>Surrey RCMP say Jennifer Moropito, 36, …

Credit Card Fraud

80-year extension on access-to-info request appears to be a record

A federal institution has given itself what may be the longest-ever time extension to respond to a citizen's request under the Access to Information …

Canada

This retinal implant may one day cure blindness caused by macular degeneration

For many of the 10 million Americans who are losing their vision to a thievish eye condition with no treatment, help may be on its way.<p>In a very early clinical trial, researchers have implanted a stem cell "patch" to repair failing retinal cells in four patients with a condition called "dry" …

Cell Biology

Novice driver faked evidence, lied in court in attempt to fight $220 in fines, court rules

Jeevan Gill started out as a teenage driver disputing two traffic tickets for violating the terms of his novice driver's licence.<p>Two years and three …

Google Maps

Coinbase bug made it possible to reward yourself with unlimited Ethereum

You might have missed a one-off opportunity to become a cryptocurrency multi-billionaire. It appears popular exchange desk Coinbase suffered from a flaw in its Ethereum smart contract setup, which made it possible to reward yourself with a virtually infinite sum of ETH, according to newly surfaced …

UK Doctors Used Stem Cells to Restore Eyesight in Two People

British doctors have taken a huge step towards curing a common form of age-related chronic eye condition.<p>Two elderly patients with macular …

Stem Cells

Can These High-Tech Eye Drops Improve Your Vision?

Vision-improving nanoparticle eyedrops could end the need for glasses and contacts (via skeeze/Pixabay)<p>Researchers in Israel have developed high-tech …

The little girl from Mahabalipuram who is taking Indian skateboarding scene by storm

Human interestEight-year-old Kamali Moorthy, a child prodigy, is the only girl skateboarder and surfer in her hamlet in Tamil Nadu.Sreedevi …

Tamil Nadu

B.C. driver fined after rear camera catches her tailgating student driver

A B.C. woman has been fined nearly $500 for dangerous driving following an incident that happened in 2017.<p>Joanna Harrington was fined after she was …

Good news! You can order a Honda Urban EV

Honda has officially confirmed that the order books for its wonderfully cutesy Urban EV concept will open early next year, ahead of a full production …

Tough laws cost drivers - Police seize vehicles

B.C. police begin testing new digital ticketing system

The province's eTicket pilot project started in Delta on Monday<p>B.C. is piloting a new, digital ticketing system that will make roadside stops safer …

I Spent $17,000 to Save a Life: My Cat's

Before my kids woke up, I drove my sick, ancient cat, Stan, from Baltimore to Philadelphia in my junky Rav4. I assumed we’d arrive at his clinical …

Jay Leno

'Super Monster Wolf' a success in Japan farming trials

<b>A robot wolf designed to protect farms has proved to be such a success in trials that it is going into mass production next month.</b><p>The "Super Monster Wolf" is a 65cm-long, 50cm-tall robot animal covered with realistic-looking fur, featuring huge white fangs and flashing red eyes, Asahi Television …

Wolves

Electronics-recycling innovator faces prison for trying to extend computers' lives

Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics.<p>He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a test. He launched what he thinks is the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics …

How Ashton Kutcher Turned $50 Million Into $250 Million by Investing in Entrepreneurs

Plus, the actor and philanthropist explains what it takes to be an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Though he first gained fame as an actor, Ashton Kutcher is also known for making smart investments in startups. However, as he explains to Alan Taylor in this …

Entrepreneurship

Raspberry Pi goes Android Auto: Now you can build your own cheap car head unit

Why buy a finished Android Auto head unit when you can hack one together with a Raspberry Pi 3?<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>A …

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

ICBC's minimum capital reserves suspended, raising questions of government bailout

Public auto insurer has 54 cents in the bank for every dollar in outstanding claims, says attorney general<p>Even before the B.C. NDP government …

B.C. suspends ICBC’s capital reserve minimum, raising prospect of bailout

B.C. is suspending rules for its money-losing public auto insurer that are designed to ensure it has enough capital to make payouts, raising the prospect that the government will have to bail it out.<p>The Insurance Corporation of B.C. currently has capital reserves equivalent to 50 cents on the …

Unusual Furniture Design: These Super-Beds from China Come Loaded With Accessories

Shockingly, most of them are less than USD $500<p>I think the hours we spend sleeping are enough time to spend in a single piece of furniture. But for …

Your Old Matchbox and Hot Wheels Cars May Be Worth a Lot

Rare models whose original cost was less than a dollar may be worth thousands today.<p>Jeff Greenberg—UIG via Getty Images<p>One thing my parents did right …

Volkswagen GTI: The History of an Icon

Automotive Design

Taking a stand against Vancouver's real estate disaster

Terry Glavin on a B.C. budget that suggests the NDP is finally giving the province’s distorted real estate racket some long overdue attention<p>It’s a …

Ford Mustangs come straight from the dealership with 800 hp for $40k

That's a hell of a deal.<p>Last week, we wrote about the 1,000-horsepower, SVE-tuned Yenko Camaro available through Chevy dealers. But if a Camaro isn't your thing, there are places to go for a brand-new, turnkey car with a lot more horsepower than what the factory once gave it. Lebanon Ford, for …

Inside the eerie abandoned casino that once hosted the Romanovs

She owes Vancouver’s empty homes tax on her condo, but she lives there 3 weeks per month

For up to three weeks out of every month, Kelly Hayes’ Vancouver condo is anything but empty.<p>As a midwife who delivers babies at St. Paul’s Hospital, …

CRA cracks down on undeclared tips for restaurant and bar staff

A surge of tax audits of staff at a prominent Prince Edward Island hospitality group illustrates the growing efficiency of the Canada Revenue Agency's tools for tackling formerly hard-to-pin down tip income and the growing risk to those who don't declare it.<p>Dozens of staff at PEI's Murphy …