News: Weekend Reads

She recognized her own photo, but can't account for 42 years

Monday  22:41,   13 november 2017
MSN

She recognized her own photo, but can't account for 42 yearsMONTICELLO, N.Y. — The 78-year-old woman's mind was clouded by dementia. But she recognized the brunette with a slight smile in the faded picture from the 1970s detectives showed[...]

She recognized her own photo, but can't account for 42 years

Monday  22:41,   13 november 2017
MSN

She recognized her own photo, but can't account for 42 yearsMONTICELLO, N.Y. — The 78-year-old woman's mind was clouded by dementia. But she recognized the brunette with a slight smile in the faded picture from the 1970s detectives showed[...]

A Young Holocaust Victim Left Behind a Clue That Would Reunite Her Family Decades Later

Monday  21:31,   13 november 2017
Time

Fourteen-year-old Karoline Cohn’s good luck charm was not enough to protect her. A Jewish girl born in Germany in 1929, she is believed to have been deported to the Minsk Ghetto on Nov. 11, 1941. A Jewish girl born in Germany in 1929, she[...]

How will governments solve the tax haven riddle?

Monday  16:53,   13 november 2017
Toronto Star

In the hours and days after the Paradise Papers were made public, politicians around the world were falling over each other to show they were cracking down on the tax havens that deprive billions from public accounts every year. “We use the[...]

How Canadian homes became debt traps

Monday  16:53,   13 november 2017
Maclean's

Canadians have been using their homes as piggy banks. Has the reckoning[...]

ORNGE cleared of negligence in Ontario air ambulance crash that killed four

Saturday  01:36,   11 november 2017
Toronto Star

An Ontario court judge has found that ORNGE air ambulance service was not negligent for failing to provide night-vision goggles to two pilots killed in a helicopter crash in Moosonee, Ont., four years ago. In a 33-page decision rendered Friday in a[...]

Grisly Video of a Massacre Raises an Unsettling Question: Who Should See It?

Friday  16:37,   10 november 2017
The New York Times

Texas officials have not said whether they will release a video of the church massacre that left 26 people dead. Whether they should is a different question.SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — The scene captured by video is almost too terrible to imagine,[...]

The Jewish neo-Nazi: How a former skinhead became an anti-racism advocate

Thursday  20:37,   09 november 2017
National Post

John Daly was an officer of a major neo-Nazi group, but once his religious secret was discovered, white supremacists almost succeeded in killing him , he moved to Israel, where he lives today in Ashkelon near the Gaza border.© chabadflamingo.com A[...]

The sound of hymns drifted from the country church. Then came gunfire.

Thursday  17:23,   09 november 2017
The Washington Post

<p>A few dozen families gathered in the yard of the First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 31, their children dressed as Dalmatians and pirates.</p>Pastor Frank Pomeroy and his wife Sherri join a news conference near the First Baptist Church of [...]

America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning

Thursday  15:22,   09 november 2017
Bloomberg

<p>The so-called retail apocalypse has become so ingrained in the U.S. that it now has the distinction of its own Wikipedia entry.</p>The industry’s response to that kind of doomsday description has included blaming the media for hyping the[...]

Living in Iqaluit, I Can Literally See Climate Change in My Own Backyard

Wednesday  20:06,   08 november 2017
Flare

Climate change is real. And if you don’t believe us, take it from one young Inuk woman who is seeing the effects of global warming IRLThe Nunavut Climate Change Centre has reported glacier retreat, sea-ice and lake-ice thinning, permafrost thawing,[...]

Roy Halladay crash latest blemish for Icon aircraft brand

Wednesday  18:22,   08 november 2017
Toronto Star

Roy Halladay crash latest blemish for Icon aircraft brand“What do clouds feel like?” he wrote. “I didn’t know either until I got my new Icon A5. I’m getting bruises from constantly pinching[...]

A year out from Election Day, how people feel about Trump's America

Wednesday  18:22,   08 november 2017
CNN

Last year, President Donald Trump's victory defied conventional wisdom and brought to a close a campaign that pitted the two most unpopular presidential candidates in the history of modern polling against one another. A year out from the[...]

Prince Charles’s estate made big profits on stake in friend’s offshore company, Paradise Papers reveal

Wednesday  15:06,   08 november 2017
Toronto Star

Prince Charles’s private estate has invested millions of pounds in offshore funds and companies, including a Bermuda-registered business run by one of his best friends, according to documents in the Paradise Papers leak.The Duchy of Cornwall’s[...]

In Sutherland Springs, a mass shooting draws desire for more — not fewer — guns

Tuesday  16:56,   07 november 2017
The Washington Post

In Sutherland Springs, a mass shooting draws desire for more — not fewer — gunsRelated Video: Trump Thinks Guns Helped Stop 'Hundreds' From Being Killed in Texas Church Shooting (Provided by[...]