A Toronto billionaire couple was found dead by their pool in 2017. Their son has offered a $35 million reward

A Toronto billionaire couple was found dead by their pool in 2017. Their son has offered a $35 million reward

CNN  —  The deaths of Canadian billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman have been shrouded in mystery from the beginning. On December 15, 2017, a realtor giving a tour of the couple’s Toronto mansion around midday discovered their bodies, fully dressed, beside their indoor basement swimming pool. They were semi-seated side by side, with belts tied … Read more

Elnaz Rekabi: Iranian athlete’s family home demolished by officials, media outlet says

Elnaz Rekabi: Iranian athlete’s family home demolished by officials, media outlet says

CNN  —  The family home of Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi has been demolished, according to the pro-reform news outlet IranWire, after she rose to international prominence this fall for competing with her head uncovered. Rekabi competed without her hijab in South Korea in October, just as anti-regime protests swept Iran following the death of … Read more

John Irving writes long tale ‘The Last Chairlift’

John Irving writes long tale ‘The Last Chairlift’

By ROB MERRILL The Associated Press After 54 years and 15 novels, John Irving’s finally done it. He’s written a book longer than most editions of “Moby-Dick.” And by the time you’re done reading it, you’ll chuckle every time you see the hyphen in Melville’s title. It’s difficult to do justice to this book in … Read more

Elnaz Rekabi: Concerns mount over Iranian climber after she competed without hijab

Elnaz Rekabi: Concerns mount over Iranian climber after she competed without hijab

CNN  —  A female Iranian climber, who did not wear a hijab at an international competition in South Korea, left for Iran on Tuesday as Iranian groups based abroad raised alarms over her fate back home. Elnaz Rekabi, 33, competed without a hijab during the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s Asian Championships in Seoul on … Read more

Winner of fishing tournament rocked by cheating scandal hopes alleged cheaters ‘get the max’ penalty

Winner of fishing tournament rocked by cheating scandal hopes alleged cheaters ‘get the max’ penalty

CNN  —  One of the winners at an Ohio fishing tournament this past weekend hopes two alleged cheaters face the maximum penalty as a result of the cheating scandal that’s rocked the competitive fishing world. “I just hope they get them for everything they can for what they’ve done,” said Steve Hendricks, who along with … Read more

Lake Erie Walleye Trail: Cheating scandal rocks Ohio fishing tournament

Lake Erie Walleye Trail: Cheating scandal rocks Ohio fishing tournament

CNN  —  There’s something fishy going on in the competitive fishing world. The would-be winners of almost $29,000 at an Ohio fishing tournament were disqualified on Friday, after it was discovered their fish were stuffed with lead weights and fish fillets. Jason Fischer, director of the Lake Erie Walleye Trail tournament, told CNN he was … Read more

Hilaree Nelson’s body found after US ski mountaineer dies during Nepal expedition

Hilaree Nelson’s body found after US ski mountaineer dies during Nepal expedition

CNN  —  The body of Hilaree Nelson was found Wednesday and taken to a forensic laboratory in Kathmandu for an autopsy after the renowned US ski mountaineer died during an expedition in Nepal, according to Sachindra Kumar Yadav, an official with the tourism department. The 49-year-old American, who has enjoyed a famed career spanning over … Read more

Hilaree Nelson: US ski mountaineer missing below summit of Nepali ​​mountain

Hilaree Nelson: US ski mountaineer missing below summit of Nepali ​​mountain

CNN  —  Pioneering ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson has gone missing during an expedition in Nepal, according to one of her sponsors. The 49-year-old American, who has enjoyed a famed career spanning over two decades, reportedly disappeared below the summit of Nepal’s ​Mount Manaslu – the world’s eighth-highest mountain. “We are in touch with Hilaree’s family … Read more

Perth’s Zig Zag Scenic Drive to stay open with night-time curfew, but Mayor wants WA government to pay

Perth’s Zig Zag Scenic Drive to stay open with night-time curfew, but Mayor wants WA government to pay

The City of Kalamunda has voted against a proposal to permanently ban vehicles from the beloved Zig Zag Scenic Drive and lookout, opting instead to continue opening it daily with an 8:30pm curfew. Key points: The Zig Zag Scenic Drive was closed to vehicles in May 2020 due to problems with antisocial behaviour, drugs and hoons … Read more

County grants approval for Amazon’s helix-shaped HQ tower

County grants approval for Amazon’s helix-shaped HQ tower

The Arlington County Board has given unanimous approval to Amazon’s plans to build a unique, helix-shaped tower as the centerpiece of its emerging second headquarters in northern Virginia By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press April 23, 2022, 7:48 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Arlington … Read more