October 20th, 2014

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Nugent-Hopkins scores winner as Oilers finally find their way into win column

EDMONTON – Taylor Hall had a penalty-shot goal and added an assist and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the game winner in the final minutes as the Edmonton Oilers finally found their way into the win column, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday. Justin Schultz also scored for ... Read More »


Steelers use 3-touchdown flurry to rally past stunned Texans 30-23

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night. Pittsburgh (4-3) ... Read More »


Cost of making 3 ‘Hobbit’ movies rises to $745 million as epic sets new spending benchmarks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The movie trilogy “The Hobbit” has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Financial documents filed this month in New Zealand, where the films are being made, show production ... Read More »


Politicians demonstrate outside Met Opera, but ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ gets standing ovation

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say ... Read More »


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, favourite of movie stars and socialites, dies at 82

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, a favourite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. The Dominican-born De la Renta – who also lived in Spain and France before coming to New York – was among a group of designers ... Read More »


Federal prison in central Alberta in lockdown after inmate injured in attack

DRUMHELLER, Alta. – A federal prison in Alberta has been put in lockdown after an inmate was assaulted. The Correctional Service of Canada says the inmate at Drumheller Institution was found injured on Monday afternoon. The inmate was taken offsite to an unnamed hospital for treatment. No staff ... Read More »


Porn industry group ends 5-day production moratorium brought on by feared HIV exposure

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set. The Free Speech Coalition ended the five-day production hold Monday, saying in a statement that testing has been ... Read More »


China’s economic growth falls to 7.3 per cent in 3Q, lowest in 5 years

BEIJING, China – China’s economic growth waned to 7.3 per cent last quarter, the lowest rate since early 2009, resuming a slowdown that had been eased by mini-stimulus measures earlier in the year. The 7.3 per cent year-on-year growth reported Tuesday by China’s National Bureau of Statistics was ... Read More »


Police: Criminal behaviour in melee near New Hampshire pumpkin festival will be prosecuted

KEENE, N.H. – Local authorities in New Hampshire vowed Monday to prosecute the perpetrators of the violent disturbances near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage and dozens of arrests and injuries over the weekend. Keene Police Chief Kenneth Meola said also that college students who ... Read More »


CDC releases new Ebola gear guidelines for health workers; monitoring ends for some in Dallas

ATLANTA – Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the ... Read More »