Monthly Archives: March 2016

Prosecutors move to dismiss domestic abuse case against former Blue Jay Reyes

Maui prosecutors are moving to dismiss a domestic abuse charge against suspended Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes because his wife isn’t co-operating. read more

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Want to end fighting? Want fewer concussions? Get hockey out of the Dark Ages

Tony Keller is editorial page editor.

Once upon a time, the law was something you had to enforce yourself. A thousand years ago, if you lived somewhere like Anglo-Saxon England and someone wronged you, you were supposed to take the administration of justice into your own hands. If they spilled your kin’s blood, then you were expected to track them down and spill their blood. Justice was served and order maintained through vigilante violence. It was not the best legal system, but it was better than nothing. read more

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U.S. jury finds General Motors ignition switch was defective

General Motors sold vehicles with a defective ignition switch, but the part was not to blame for a 2014 car accident, a U.S. jury found on Wednesday in the first verdict since the company was forced to recall millions of vehicles. read more

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U.S. judge strikes down MetLife designation of ‘too big to fail’

Insurer MetLife Inc. won a major regulatory and legal battle on Wednesday when a federal judge struck down the U.S. government’s determination that it is “too big to fail.” read more

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Sea levels could rise much more than expected in next century: study

Warmer air, less frigid water and gravity may combine to make parts of Antarctica’s western ice sheet melt far faster than scientists had thought, raising sea levels much more than expected by the end of the century, according to a new study. read more

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France charges man suspected of planning attack with terrorism

A 34-year-old Frenchman arrested last week has been charged with a string of terrorism offences for allegedly plotting an imminent attack and operating an explosives arsenal of what prosecutors called “unprecedented scale.” read more

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Carabins dominate UBC to win women’s CIS hockey championship

Alexandra Labelle scored three goals and added an assist as the Montreal Carabins won the Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s hockey title with an 8-0 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds on Sunday. read more

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Monahan scores two as Flames down Canadiens 4-1

Sean Monahan scored twice and set up another as the Calgary Flames downed the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Sunday night. read more

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Brad Davis’ first goal with Sporting KC beats Toronto FC 1-0

Brad Davis scored the first goal with his new team in the 70th minute Sunday night and Sporting Kansas City stayed atop the MLS standings with 1-0 win over Toronto FC. read more

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Uber seeking to buy self-driving cars: source

Ride-hailing service Uber has sounded out car companies about placing a large order for self-driving cars, an auto industry source said on Friday. read more

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