News: Weekend Reads

Kent Hehr resigns from Trudeau’s cabinet

Friday  01:10,   26 january 2018
Toronto Star

Kent Hehr resigns from Trudeau’s cabinetPrime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision Thursday afternoon, saying that “harassment of any kind is[...]

Calif. 'House of Horrors': 5 Unanswered Questions About the Shocking Abuse Case

Friday  01:09,   26 january 2018
People

Calif. 'House of Horrors': 5 Unanswered Questions About the Shocking Abuse CasePolice in Perris, California, were shocked earlier this month to discover the 13 children of David and Louise Turpin had apparently been living in a house of[...]

A Bunch Of Canadian Political Figures Just Resigned — Here’s What You Need To Know

Thursday  21:21,   25 january 2018
Chatelaine

In the wake of #MeToo, two provincial party leaders — Patrick Brown in Ontario and Jamie Baillie in Nova Scotia — stepped down after allegations of inappropriate behaviour[...]

New Homeowners Find Missing Woman's Skeleton Inside the Wall of Their House

Thursday  19:37,   25 january 2018
Time

New Homeowners Find Missing Woman's Skeleton Inside the Wall of Their HouseA spokeswoman for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said Wednesday there wasn’t enough physical evidence to determine cause or manner of death for Mary[...]

North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

Thursday  16:24,   25 january 2018
Reuters

North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to "all Koreans at home and abroad" on Thursday, saying they should make a "breakthrough" for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said. It said all[...]

The worst thing the Oilers could do is fire Todd McLellan

Thursday  05:20,   25 january 2018
Sportsnet

The Edmonton Oilers can’t return to the days when they fired a coach every time something goes wrong.“To be the head coach,” Healy, the executive director of the NHL Alumni Association, said on the Jeff Blair Show in Toronto on Wednesday[...]

Captive kids slowly providing information to investigators

Thursday  04:51,   25 january 2018
MSN

Captive kids slowly providing information to investigatorsRIVERSIDE, Calif. — The California children who authorities say were tortured by their parents and so malnourished that their growth was stunted are slowly providing valuable information to[...]

Did a Texas millionaire get away with a brutal double murder?

Thursday  04:36,   25 january 2018
CBS News

It was one of the most notorious cases in Texas history -- an ambush in a mansion that killed two and wounded two others – 40 years later, no one has been held accountableWho was the man in black and why did anyone want them dead? It's a case that[...]

What happens to your body when you start exercising regularly

Thursday  03:42,   25 january 2018
Business Insider

Leading a more active lifestyle takes time, effort, and determination, but in the end, it's really worth the shot. Here's what will happen to your body when you exercise regularly. If you're thinking about leading a more active[...]

3 Alcatraz inmates survived 1962 escape, swim to land, letter suggests

Thursday  03:41,   25 january 2018
MSN

A letter emerged Tuesday that claims to be written by a former inmate at Alcatraz who — along with two others — managed to escape the island prison only to vanish without a trace. The running theory about their fate is that they died shortly after[...]

Judge reads victim-blaming letter where Nassar wrote 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'

Wednesday  23:38,   24 january 2018
Deadspin

At the final day of Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing today, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read excerpts from a letter that Nassar wrote two months after agreeing to plea guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. In his letter, Nassar[...]

Scientists reconstruct face of 9,000 year-old Greek teenager

Wednesday  23:37,   24 january 2018
Reuters

Dawn is believed to be aged between 15 to 18 based on an analysis of her bones and teeth. She has a protruding jaw, thought to be caused by chewing on animal skin to make it into soft leather - a common practice among people of that era - and a[...]

Kentucky school rampage victims ID'd as students recall terror

Wednesday  21:24,   24 january 2018
CBS News

Kentucky school rampage victims ID'd as students recall terrorA small community in Kentucky is mourning theloss of two teenagers after a 15-year-old student opened fire at a crowded high school. People gathered at a church vigil Tuesday night in [...]

3 Alcatraz inmates survived 1962 escape, swim to land, letter suggests

Wednesday  18:35,   24 january 2018
MSN

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Classmate: Girl tortured with siblings was bullied, frail

Wednesday  17:02,   24 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

The oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post. The now-29-year-old[...]