• William and Kate travel in sea plane on tour of Canada – BBC News
  • Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS 11bn – BBC News
  • Star Wars memorabilia on show in London – BBC News
  • When Romney trounced Obama
  • Hillary Clinton on guns: CNN’s Reality Check vets the claims

William and Kate travel in sea plane on tour of Canada – BBC News

The duke and duchess were given earplugs for the flight because, although it is the easiest way to travel from Victoria to Vancouver, it is also the noisiest. Image copyright Getty Images Image copyright PA 24 Sept Victoria, British Columbia: The duke and duchess, accompanied by their children, arrived in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. 25 Sept Vancouver, British Columbia: The duke and duchess will visit Sheway, the Immigration…


Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS 11bn – BBC News

Dr Rebecca Wagstaff of PHE says these conditions pose a real threat to the future sustainability of the health service. “When you look back to Victorian times, we worried about things like diphtheria and polio, and we’ve actually managed to conquer those now. “The new threats are things like diabetes and chronic bronchitis. They could overwhelm us.” “They are illnesses for which there is no cure, and they cost the…


Star Wars memorabilia on show in London – BBC News

Image copyright Lucasfilm Ltd Image caption The exhibition has toured Canada and European cities in the last three years The show also includes concept art produced before the filming of the first three Star Wars films, which gives an insight into how characters such as Chewbacca were developed before film production commenced. The rights to the franchise were bought by Disney from Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05bn (3.12bn), and was…


When Romney trounced Obama

(CNN)The sheer panic Democrats felt in 2012 after Mitt Romney demolished Barack Obama at their first presidential debate in Denver can’t be overstated. It wasn’t one of those classic debate gaffes: Richard Nixon mopping his sweaty brow; Michael Dukakis’s robotic response to whether he’d favor the death penalty if someone raped and murdered his wife; or George H.W. Bush checking his watch; or even Al Gore’s audible sighs. Best ‘zingers’…


Splitsville For Jolie And Pitt: A Marriage Can Fall Apart When Parents Clash Over Parenting

FILE — May 8, 2014. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for a special Maleficent Costume Display at Kensington Palace in London.  (Reuters) Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. According to multiple reports, she is seeking physical custody of their six children, with visitation rights for Pitt. My 20 years of research and observation as a child and adolescent family therapist, as well as…


William and Kate begin tour of Canada – BBC News

On their eight-day visit they will have about 30 official engagements, in which they will pay tribute to veterans of the Afghanistan conflict, visit pregnant women struggling with addiction, and meet First Nations communities, as well as Canada’s prime minister and his family. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trudeau and his wife Sophie have three young children including Ella-Grace, aged seven Like the royal couple, Mr Trudeau is at…


Swollen rivers bring flood threat to parts of Iowa and Wisconsin

(CNN)It’s a tense waiting game for people facing flood threats from swollen rivers and creeks in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. Flooding already claimed two lives this week in western Wisconsin’s Vernon County. One man was killed Thursday after a mudslide destroyed his home, according to CNN affiliate WEAU-TV. A second man died Thursday while trying to drive through floodwaters near his home, the station reported.


Samantha Bee is right: Jimmy Fallon should’ve pressed Trump

(CNN)Samantha Bee really went after Jimmy Fallon this week for his Donald Trump interview. In truth, he treated the GOP presidential nominee like a Kardashian. It was jokes and cuteness to the max, with Fallon even begging for permission to mess up Trump’s orangish hair. (After some manufactured coyness, Trump agreed.) In general, late-night comedy hosts shouldn’t be held responsible for vetting our presidential candidates. Just because a candidate appears…


Elephant In The Room, Edison Becomes One Of Ohio’s Statues On Capitol Hill

From left, Ohio House of Representatives Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., applaud during the unveiling of the statue of Thomas Edison in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) The elephant in the room, is, well, in this case, the elephant in the…


Soap star Tracy Brabin to stand in Jo Cox by-election – BBC News

She played Tricia Armstrong in Coronation Street in the 1990s before appearing as Roxy Drake in EastEnders and Carole in Emmerdale, and has also written for shows including Family Affairs, Tracy Beaker and Hollyoaks. Image caption Brendan Cox met US President Barack Obama on the day Labour selected its candidate for the Batley and Spen by-election Meanwhile, the husband of Mrs Cox has had a meeting with US President Barack…


Candidates in Monday’s debate, beware the gender minefields

(CNN)On Monday evening, the eyes of the world turn to Hofstra University for the first-ever presidential debate between a male and female candidate. Despite the novel circumstances, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be dodging a minefield of familiar gender pitfalls and double standards. Throughout the 2016 primary, gender stereotypes were on full display. In the Flint, Michigan debate, Bernie Sanders uttered four words to Clinton that lit up the…


Major Ohio paper endorses Clinton after years of backing GOP

Washington (CNN)The Cincinnati Enquirer, one of Ohio’s largest newspapers, is backing Hillary Clinton after supporting Republican presidential candidates for nearly a century. “The Enquirer has supported Republicans for president for almost a century — a tradition this editorial board doesn’t take lightly. But this is not a traditional race, and these are not traditional times,” the editorial board of the Enquirer published Friday. “Our country needs calm, thoughtful leadership to…


‘Magnificent Seven’ cast on how diversity helped make a modern western

(CNN)Westerns are one of Hollywood’s most beloved genres — but not one of its most diverse. That isn’t the case with this weekend’s “The Magnificent Seven.” The film has a wide variety of actors from different races and backgrounds including Asian actor Byung-hun Lee, who’s from South Korea; Mexican actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo; and its star, Denzel Washington, who plays bounty hunter Sam Chisolm. Washington told CNN at the Toronto International…


‘The Magnificent Seven’ misfires in remaking classic western

(CNN)The title and outline might be the same, but “The Magnificent Seven” has been put on steroids — blown up and lobotomized for an audience weaned on the “Fast & Furious” movies, not westerns. Granted, the title has demonstrated itself to be durable. The 1960 classic (itself adapted from “The Seven Samurai”) spawned three sequels, a TV series and even inspired an outer-space knockoff, “Battle Beyond the Stars.” Still, this…


What is a traumatic brain injury?

(CNN)Cell phone video released Friday recorded Rakeyia Scott, the wife of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by Charlotte police, screaming, “He has a TBI,” or traumatic brain injury. On Thursday, Scott’s mother told CNN affiliate WCSC about a “near-death” motorcycle accident her son survived last year. “He had some issues with his brain, and he had two broken hips, and (his) pelvis broke in half, and his nose…


Licensed trade says Old Firm match on Hogmanay ‘is senseless’ – BBC News

The SLTA said it was “outrageous” that no other bodies were consulted. The group said “the whole of Glasgow, the rest of the country, its residents and businesses would be affected”. It has now called for the game to be played on 2 or 3 January, when all those involved “can be focused on controlling fans before, during and after this often volatile game”. Chief executive Paul Waterson said: “Our…


‘Queer history’ landmarks celebrated by Historic England – BBC News

Image copyright Bev Rogers Image caption The gravestone of 19th Century Egyptologist and writer Amelia Edwards is in St Mary’s Churchyard in Bristol, next to her partner Ellen Braysher Image copyright The Modern House Image caption St Ann’s Court in Chertsey, Surrey, is hailed as an example of “queer architecture” One of the previously-listed homes to be given special status is St Ann’s Court in Chertsey, Surrey. Owned by architect…


Aboriginal Australians are Earth’s oldest civilization: DNA study

(CNN)A new genomic study has revealed that Aboriginal Australians are the oldest known civilization on Earth, with ancestries stretching back roughly 75,000 years. In a study published in the journal Nature Wednesday, a group of international researchers — including nine Aboriginal leaders — collected genomic data on 83 Aboriginal Australians and 25 Highland Papuans from Papua New Guinea.


Lawmakers press for return of ISIS-slain US hostage bodies

(CNN)The fate of several dead American ISIS hostages quietly came back to the forefront at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday when a member asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter to find a way to bring their bodies home. Sen. Joe Donnelly brought the issue up amid growing talk by military commanders about using Kurdish and Arab forces to push ISIS out of Raqqa, the terror group’s stronghold in Syria…


How this Muppet is changing lives in war-torn Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)When the Afghan Muppet named Zari makes an appearance at an orphanage on the outskirts of Kabul, the faces of the children light up in wonder. Three-year-old Tahira Sreen keeps interrupting the Muppet, getting up and kissing its fuzzy purple cheeks. After a US-led bombing campaign helped oust the Taliban in 2001, Western-backed governments took steps to improve women’s rights. Despite some gains, according to the United Nations…


After ‘Covert Affairs,’ Piper Perabo seeks a new kind of thrill on ‘Notorious’

(CNN)To play a woman in charge of crafting the news of the day, Piper Perabo went straight to the source: an actual newsroom. For her role on “Notorious,” a show inspired by a former “Larry King Live” producer, Perabo spent some time in two separate CNN bureaus, shadowing producers, watching as newsrooms would spring into action upon breaking news and seeing first hand what happens when a day’s best-laid plans…