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California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

(Reuters) – A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files The ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson marked the latest setback facing women and family members who accuse J&J of not adequately warning consumers aboutRead More

U.S. drone strike targets al-Shabab after Somalia attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country’s deadliest attack, while the U.S. military said it had resumed its fight against extremist group al-Shabab with a drone strike. “This pain will last for years,” said a sheikh leading the prayers, as long lines of mourners stood in front of flattened or tangled buildings. More than 300 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Saturday’s truck bombing in Mogadishu, with scores said to be missing. The U.S. drone strike occurred MondayRead More

Classroom photo from historical lesson stirs controversy

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — A Massachusetts school district has apologized after a photo appeared to show two white children holding leashes attached to a black child. The children were wearing 17th century clothing in the photo that was taken in a third-grade classroom at an elementary school in Bridgewater. The two white children were standing while the tethered girl was kneeling on the floor. Their teacher was also shown in the photo, which has circulated on Facebook and generated complaints of racial insensitivity. Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District Superintendent Derek Swenson explainedRead More

Son of former Centennial enjoying life in Powassan

Tomas Yachmenev getting his first taste of Canadian hockey with the Powasson Voodoos. Joey Slattery report. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Just for Laughs president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations

The founder and president of the Just for Laughs / Juste Pour Rire comedy festival, Gilbert Rozon, has resigned amid “serious allegations of sexual misconduct.” Rozon, who was also the public face of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, made the announcement Wednesday night on his Facebook page. “I am announcing that I am leaving immediately as President of the Just for Laughs Group, as Commissioner of Celebrations for the 375th Montreal and as Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal,” he said. Multiple reports claim numerous women have comeRead More

Full Downie family statement following Tragically Hip frontman’s death

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:10AM EDT The full statement released by Gord Downie’s family following the Tragically Hip frontman’s death Tuesday night: Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by. Gord knew this day was coming — his response was to spend this precious time as he always had — making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it withRead More

Sports leagues could soon employ facial recognition technology at arenas Staff Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:57PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:25PM EDT Sports fans may soon need to submit to facial scans if they want to enter big-league arenas and stadiums, raising questions about how much privacy people are willing to part with in exchange for added security. Former U.S. Secret Service Agent Mike Verden tells TSN’s Rick Westhead that while he won’t “get into specifics,” the technology is already being used at some stadiums. He says it’s only a matter of time before theRead More

'Significant distance' remains in NAFTA talks: Freeland

'Significant distance' remains in NAFTA talks: Freeland Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

Draw denies Vancouver Whitecaps a chance to clinch top spot in West

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Monday, October 16, 2017 12:10AM EDT VANCOUVER – As he watched his team waste a number of opportunities to build on its lead Sunday, Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson had a sinking feeling. “It worried me when you don’t get the second goal and kill teams off,” said the Welshman. “When that happens and you miss chance after chance after chance, it comes back to bite you on the bum sometimes. “It certainly did today.” Valeri Qazaishvili scored in the 77th minute toRead More

CTV Northern Ontario: Getting their Game on

Video gamers get their fix in Sudbury at the third Northern Game Expo. CTV’s Isaac Cohen reports. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC