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Water rescues, floods and power outages as rain drenches parts of Southern California

Thousands of Los Angeles residents were without power, countless commuters were jammed on freeways and at least 10 people were rescued from Southern California rivers Tuesday during a heavy rainstorm.<p>More than 7,300 L.A. Department of Water and Power customers from Watts, Westlake and surrounding …

Weather

Supporters love a cause – just don’t ask them for money

<i>The Globe's roundup of research from business schools.</i><p>From Movember mustaches to Facebook groups to proud displays of colourful ribbons and wristbands, more and more charities are turning to social media and other highly visible campaigns to raise funds for their causes. But do these campaigns work …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

‘It’s him. he died’: Woman unknowingly live-tweets about husband’s death in 'horrible' car crash http://natpo.st/1gbTCjd

Washington woman who monitors police scanner unknowingly tweeted about death of husband

SEATTLE – A Washington state woman who regularly monitors police scanner traffic unknowingly live-tweeted about her husband’s death in a freeway …

Nelson Mandela, the honorary Canadian

Nelson Mandela's passing is especially poignant for Canada. It is hard to think of another world leader shown the respect and affection he enjoyed here after his release from prison.<p>During two of his three visits to Canada, he addressed the joint Houses of Parliament to great acclaim. On the first …

South Africa

Yemen says regains ministry compound, kills 11 militants | News Home | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen’s Defense Ministry said on Friday it had regained full control of its Sanaa military compound a day after a militant attack that killed 52 people, and an al Qaeda-affiliated group claimed responsibility for the assault.<p>Yemen's Health Minister Ahmad al-Ansi (L) checks on an …

Rob Ford Doesn't Believe In Public Health Care Or Women Sports Fans (TWITTER)

Rob Ford was the subject of much mockery and scorn Thursday morning after making some less-than cogent comments about public health care and women …

2 Million Stolen Facebook, Yahoo And Google Passwords Posted Online

More than 2 million passwords for sites including Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google have been stolen and posted online, BBC reports.<p>Security firm Trustwave has discovered the trove of login credentials, email credentials and passwords, it announced on Tuesday.<p>Security experts told BBC …

One Trick To Ensure You Never Have Tangled iPod Headphones Again

It's the unspoken tech epidemic of our times.<p>Those invisible creatures that live in your pocket, bag or backpack and work overtime to ensure that your headphones are constantly tangled and knotted. Some people have given up all hope and just decided to wrap the headphones around their face …

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq Posts Dead Polar Bear Photo

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq sparked debate Thursday by sharing a photo of a dead polar bear on Twitter and encouraging the hunters who killed …

Rob Ford Shows How Canada Spectacularly Fails Certain Demographics

It's getting increasingly difficult to come up with novel conclusions to draw from the Rob Ford mess. So how about this one: multiculturalism isn't …

TD falls short of forecasts, RBC sees profits climb, CIBC slips

Three of Canada's big banks reported earnings Thursday. Here's a summary of how they stand.<p><b>TD profit climbs but falls short of forecasts</b><p>Toronto-Dominion Bank's fourth quarter earnings climbed higher, but fell short of analyst estimates and signalled a warning about future growth potential.<p>Profit …

Business (Canada)

Down to 99 pounds, I longed to reach zero

<i>The Essay is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide.</i><p>I used to start my days with an egg white (17 calories) every morning.<p>Then, until 3 p.m., I would have nothing. Perhaps half a small apple (45 calories) if the hunger became …

Weight Loss

Ontario gas-plant cancellation adds $2 a year to hydro bills, report says

The decision by Ontario's Liberals to cancel a gas plant in Oakville before the 2011 election will add little more than the price of a cup of coffee to the average household electricity bill, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said Thursday.<p>"It's less than a cup of Tim Horton's coffee a year," Chiarelli …

Insight - Fukushima water tanks: leaky and built with illegal labor | News Home | Reuters

NAHA, Japan (Reuters) - Storage tanks at the Fukushima nuclear plant like one that spilled almost 80,000 gallons of radioactive water this year were built in part by workers illegally hired in one of the poorest corners of Japan, say labor regulators and some of those involved in the work.<p>An aerial …

Toronto hospital's $15-million gift from power couple aims to transform ER care

One of Canada's wealthiest families is giving $15-million to help Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital build the emergency room of the future – one that could serve as a model for institutions around the world.<p>More than half of all patients are admitted to hospital through emergency, and tens of …

Medical Technology

Good will to fellow shoppers? Not in the mall parking lot

Elaine Brown is not looking forward to the holiday shopping season. She's no Scrooge. It's just that as the malls fill up, drivers are more likely to park in the spots she and her wheelchair-bound eight-year-old rely on.<p>"They're just waiting for someone to come out of the mall, so they think it's …

Parking

Gunmen kill U.S. teacher in Libya's Benghazi | News Home | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead an American teacher working in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday more than a year after Islamist militants stormed the U.S. consulate there, killing the U.S. ambassador and three others.<p>The International School Benghazi (ISB) is pictured in Benghazi …

Lebanese soldier killed in clashes with Sunni militants | News Home | Reuters

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - A Lebanese soldier was killed on Thursday evening during clashes with Sunni Muslim fighters in the coastal city of Tripoli after the army tried to storm a Sunni area, a security source said.<p>The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a further seven soldiers …

Dale Adams

Settling for someone because you fear being single? You’re not alone

Anyone who has watched a lonely friend shack up with a useless buffoon can relate to this new finding: People really do settle for less in a relationship when they fear being single.<p>"Well, duh!" you say?<p>Just wait. For the first time, the dating phenomenon has been proven, thanks to research …

Relationships

Transport Canada ‘not aware’ of crude’s risks before Lac-Mégantic disaster

Transport Canada did not consider whether crude oil in mass amounts could be highly explosive when it decided not to place any new safety standards on trains like the one that exploded this summer in Lac-Mégantic, Que.<p>The federal agency said it was not aware of concerns U.S. regulators raised four …

Rob Ford saga biggest Canadian story in U.S. this century

The Rob Ford saga has received more intensive media coverage in the United States than any other Canadian news story since the turn of the century, newly released media-monitoring figures suggest.<p>If the Toronto mayor were an advertiser trying to buy up all the global media space he occupied over …

Canada

Chemical experts eye port to load Syria toxins onto U.S. ship | News Home | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog are awaiting approval from a country to use its port to load Syria’s most deadly chemicals onto a U.S. ship for destruction offshore, the head of the mission said on Wednesday.<p>A United Nations (U.N.) vehicle …

Middle East