August 3rd, 2015

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California drought could doom endangered fish caught in the centre of state’s water battles

DIXON, Calif. – California’s historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that’s played an outsized role in the state’s water wars. The delta smelt lives in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, which supplies water to Central Valley farms and millions of Southern California residents. The finger-sized fish has been in trouble for years, ... Read More »

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15

Aug. 9: Comedian-director David Steinberg is 73. Actor Sam Elliott is 71. Singer Barbara Mason is 68. Actress Melanie Griffith is 58. Actress Amanda Bearse (“Married … With Children”) is 57. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 56. “Today” co-host Hoda Kotb is 51. Actress Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) is 47. Actor Eric Bana is 47. “Good ... Read More »

Sharing Stanley

Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comKris Versteeg is proud to be from Lethbridge.   Everyone knows it.   But actions still speak louder than words.Monday outside the Enmax Centre, the same arena he played in for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, the hometown hockey star made good on his word by... Read More »

2 wounded in shooting outside hip-hop concert in central New Jersey; suspect still at large

HOLMDEL, N.J. – State police say two people have been wounded in a shooting outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey and a suspect is still at large. Authorities say the shooting happened late Monday night outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Two people were flown to area hospitals. Their conditions were ... Read More »

Canadian creators of hitchhiking robot mull rebuild after it was destroyed in US

TORONTO – Collapsed among trash and dead leaves, its arms ripped off and its skull and brain nowhere in sight, the talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot from Canada met its untimely end in Philadelphia over the weekend. But there may be another chance at life for the child-sized travelling robot. HitchBOT’s co-creators Frauke Zeller of ... Read More »

McDonald shines, Canada defeats Russia 4-1 at national teams’ summer showcase

CALGARY – Calgary Flames prospect Mason McDonald stopped 16 shots and Canada’s under-20 hockey team scored twice in the second period en route to a 4-1 victory over Russia on Monday at the national teams’ Summer Showcase. Dylan Strome, Mitchell Stephens, Spencer Watson and Joe Hicketts scored for Canada, which came back from a 1-0 ... Read More »

Grammy-winning rapper Drake takes wraps off new-look Raptors uniforms at Toronto concert

TORONTO – Rapper Drake took the wraps off new uniforms for the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. The Grammy winner, who collaborated with the team on the new look, wore a black and gold version of the uniform while performing the finale of his OVO Fest concert in Toronto. Drake, the team’s “global ambassador.” wore ... Read More »

Fiji defeats Samoa 39-29 in wild final of Pacific Nations Cup rugby tournament

BURNABY, B.C. – Three minutes was all Fiji needed to deliver a knockout blow in the Pacific Nations Cup final Kini Murimurivalu and Malakai Ravulo scored back-to-back tries in the second half moments after surrendering the lead Monday as Fiji beat Samoa 39-29 to capture the six-team rugby tournament. “It was difficult. We put our ... Read More »

Drake wears new Raptors jersey at OVO Fest; uniforms a nod to Toronto, Canada

TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors’ new uniforms pay tribute to the City of Toronto, and to Canada as the country’s only NBA team. The Raptors unveiled their four new uniforms on their website late Monday, moments after Drake, the Toronto rapper and the team’s global ambassador, donned one for his OVO Fest at Molson Canadian ... Read More »

Cooler weather helps crews battling explosive California wildfire; 13,000 are urged to flee

LOWER LAKE, Calif. – Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze – one of 20 wildfires burning in California. Cooler weather had helped crews build a buffer Monday between the wildfire and some of the ... Read More »

Report: 2 dead, 22 hurt when tent collapses at New Hampshire fairgrounds in severe weather

LANCASTER, N.H. – Officials say a young man and a girl were killed and at least 22 people were injured when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in northern New Hampshire. State Fire Marshal William Degnan said late Monday night that the injured were taken to four regional hospitals. The accident happened around ... Read More »