November 22nd, 2014

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November 22, 2014

.1927 ~ HECKER ~ 2014With sadness we announce that Philomena Hecker passed away on November 17th, 2014. The Funeral Mass was celebrated yesterday at HOLY FAMILY PARISH at 1:00 p.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Interment followed in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in ... Read More »

Rosberg takes pole to increase pressure on title rival Hamilton at decisive Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Nico Rosberg has pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Now he just needs someone to get in the way of title rival Lewis Hamilton. The Formula One world championship will go to one of the two Mercedes rivals on ... Read More »

Somalia’s Islamic extremists claim responsibility for killing 28 non-Muslims on bus in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya – Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for a Saturday dawn attack on a bus in which 28 non-Muslims were singled out and killed. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack through its radio station in Somalia, saying it was in retaliation for raids by Kenyan ... Read More »

Strong quake hits western China’s Sichuan province; 1 dead, 2 homes collapse

BEIJING, China – A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person, injuring 15 others and causing at least two homes to collapse, officials and state media said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake had a ... Read More »

Nico Rosberg beats title rival Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where the Mercedes pair will fight for the Formula One world championship. Hamilton was quicker than Rosberg in the first two ... Read More »

Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected as UN voices worry over spread of disease

BAMAKO, Mali – Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and identified two new suspected cases, raising concern about further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country. In a statement distributed Saturday, the government said the latest patient had ... Read More »

Volunteers compile book of stories of Canadian troops who served in Afghanistan

EDMONTON – Volunteers hope a book of personal stories and images they’ve compiled from soldiers who served in Afghanistan will help Canadians remember a conflict that some fear is already fading from the public eye. “Afghanistan: A Canadian Story” also contains words submitted by police and civilians who ... Read More »

Strong quake strikes central Japan; reports say 1 building collapses, several people injured

TOKYO – A strong earthquake struck central Japan on Saturday night, causing at least one building to collapse and injuring several people, according to Japanese media reports. No tsunami warning was issued. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit parts of Nagano city and surrounding areas the hardest, the Japan Meteorological ... Read More »

Family, authorities urge calm as Ferguson grand jury nears decision about officer’s fate

FERGUSON, Mo. – Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision. Earlier Friday, ... Read More »

Strong quake strikes Nagano city in central Japan; no tsunami warning issued

TOKYO – A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit parts of Nagano city and surrounding areas the hardest. The U.S. Geological Survey says ... Read More »