October 13th, 2015

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Memorial planned for Friday for Korean War vet

LETHBRIDGE HERALD A memorial service is being held Friday for a Lethbridge man whose dedication as an army cadet continued through a productive life of community service and leadership. Captain Don Dalke, C.D. went on to volunteer for the Korean War before entering the business world. Later he served as... Read More »

Ohio church orders pizza during service, then gives driver over $1,000 from collection plate

PICKERINGTON, Ohio – An Ohio church congregation ordered a pizza from Domino’s during a service, then tipped the driver more than $1,000 that it had been collected for the offering. The driver brought the $5.99 pizza to Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington in suburban Columbus on Oct. 4. The Rev. Steve Markle brought her onstage ... Read More »

Spezza gets hat trick to overshadow McDavid’s 1st NHL goal, Stars beat Oilers 4-2

DALLAS – Jason Spezza scored three goals, including the tiebreaker late in the third period, and the Dallas Stars spoiled Connor McDavid’s first NHL goal with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Spezza’s go-ahead goal for a 3-2 lead with 4:30 remaining came moments after Kari Lehtonen stopped Nail Yakupov on ... Read More »

Alberta Health Services releases details of plan to overhaul Edmonton hospital

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services could be spending $4.5 billion over 16 years to overhaul Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital. More details for the future of the hospital were released Tuesday morning on the AHS website, ahead of the master plan being completed next month. The plan is to either renovate or demolish nine of the ... Read More »

Kershaw ends post-season skid, pitches Dodgers past Mets 3-1 to send NLDS to Game 5 in LA

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Clayton Kershaw finally came through in October, just in time to save the Los Angeles Dodgers from another early exit. Pitching on short rest with the season on the line, Kershaw shut down the New York Mets for seven innings and Justin Turner delivered a key hit against his former team ... Read More »

First 2016 Democratic debate: Clinton goes toe-to-toe with upstart rival Sanders

WASHINGTON – Barely conceivable a few months ago, Bernie Sanders was accorded the treatment usually reserved for front-runners as candidates held the first 2016 Democratic presidential debate Tuesday. Moderator questions were pointed. Rivals pressed him. And the self-described socialist senator from Vermont certainly escaped the unwanted fate of politicians everywhere: irrelevance, as illustrated by a ... Read More »

Less skin: Playboy to stop running nude photos; ‘It’s just passe’ in the age of online porn

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad’s sock drawer or filched from a newsstand. These days, however, you can see far more explicit photos on your phone than anything Hugh Hefner probably imagined when he launched his ... Read More »

Clinton, Sanders spar on Middle East, guns, economy – but he says enough on the emails

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term. Yet in a moment of political unity ... Read More »

Rapper Lecrae takes artist of the year, newcomer Lauren Daigle wins 3 at Dove Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Christian rapper Lecrae was named artist of the year at the 46th annual Dove Awards on Tuesday night for bringing new fans to the genre, while also breaking the mould for gospel artists. The Grammy-winning artist made history last year when his seventh album, “Anomaly,” became the first title to top Billboard’s ... Read More »

Film review: Blanchett, Redford give compelling life to real-life journalism drama ‘Truth’

There’s a scene in “Truth,” James Vanderbilt’s crisp, absorbing new film about the doomed 2004 CBS story on then-president George W. Bush and his National Guard service, where execs are doing something utterly mundane. They’re looking at a calendar, scheduling a broadcast. Between sports and fluffy specials, there aren’t many dates available for the potentially ... Read More »

Snapchat winds down own Snap Channel on Discover platform, about a dozen layoffs possible

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Disappearing messaging platform Snapchat is winding down its own channel for original content called Snap Channel, with layoffs potentially affecting about a dozen people, although they could be rehired in other roles. The Los Angeles-based company closed the channel at the end of last month and subsequently decided not to reopen ... Read More »