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Thursday April 17, 2014

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April 18, 2014 09:04 pm

New SARS? MERS case jump raises alarm

TORONTO - It’s beginning to feel like SARS revisited.For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Mid…

April 17, 2014 12:04 pm

Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

WASHINGTON - The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favour of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is he…

April 17, 2014 11:04 am

Lilly Ghalichi and Dhar Mann Engaged after 3 Months -- When Is a Quick Engagement Ok?

I've been meaning to comment on this one because I thought it was cute! TooFab.com reported that "Shahs of Sunset star Lilly Ghalichi stepped out to dinner with fiance Dhar Mann in Los Angeles,…

April 17, 2014 11:04 am

Toronto Poetry Slam Finals coming to Royal Cinema April 19

BY  DAVID SILVERBERG Toronto - A spoken word competition is about to take over the 450-seat Royal Cinema in Toronto's Little Italy district. The annual Toronto Poetry Slam Finals will feature eight…

April 17, 2014 08:04 am

Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defence's forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the …

April 17, 2014 08:04 am

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS - A Tommy Lee Jones western and a David Cronenberg exposé about Hollywood's culture are among the 18 films vying for the top prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.Organizers of the famed Rivier…

April 17, 2014 08:04 am

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

LOS ANGELES - Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation.Arnett filed a divorce petition in Los Angeles Su…

April 17, 2014 06:04 am

Easter Egg Hunt at the Toronto Zoo

The Easter bunny isn’t the only one at work this year… Crocs takes over the Toronto Zoo for a family-friendly twist on the classic Easter egg hunt TORONTO, April 8, 2014 – Kick off the Easter long…

April 16, 2014 07:04 pm

Cultural influences colour warm-weather styles

TORONTO - Whether inspiration is found on a gallery wall, the playing field or in styles from past decades, an eclectic mix of cultural influences is colouring fashions for spring and summer.Style exp…

April 16, 2014 05:04 pm

Could you eat and drink on $1.75 a day?

TORONTO - During a challenge to eat and drink on $1.75 a day to understand the reality of extreme poverty, Nadia Chychrun realized the sacrifice parents will make to ensure their children are fed.The …

April 16, 2014 04:04 pm

Out-of-pocket health costs rising for Canadians

TORONTO - Out-of-pocket health expenses rose sharply from 1997 to 2009, with low-income households taking the hardest hit, a new study from Statistics Canada reveals.Low-income households saw their he…

April 16, 2014 02:04 pm

Ontario toughens up vaccine requirements

TORONTO - It's "outrageously irresponsible" for celebrities like Jenny McCarthy to encourage parents not to immunize their children against potentially deadly diseases, Ontario Health Minister Deb Mat…

April 16, 2014 01:04 pm

Patients want to use e-tools to manage care

TORONTO - A new study suggests Canadians are interested in using electronic communications to help manage their health care, though few are currently using these tools.The study used data drawn from a…

April 16, 2014 08:04 am

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

LOS ANGELES - Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.A spokeswoman for the singer says the 21-year-old cancelled her performance Tue…

April 16, 2014 01:04 am

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

BOSTON - A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged wit…

April 16, 2014 12:04 am

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims wi…

April 15, 2014 05:04 pm

Concussion can harm teens' mental health: study

TORONTO - Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion have a significantly higher risk of attempting suicide, being bullied and seeking help for mental health issues from…