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2016 NHL Mock Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs officially on the clock

Toronto - The NHL Draft lottery is over and Toronto has won the rights to the first overall selection in June. The Maple Leafs haven't had a true number one center since Mats Sundin left the team a few years back.

Review: 'God Knows Where I Am' lays out a life touched by mental illness Special

For four months, a woman suffering from mental illness and expelled from New Hampshire's mental-health system lived in a little-used New Hampshire home, surviving on apples and rainwater.

Op-Ed: Edmonton Oilers lose draft lottery yet rewarded for ineptness

They did not get the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft — thank heavens for small miracles — but the ineptness that is the Edmonton Oilers franchise was still rewarded Saturday. The Oilers wound up in fourth and will get a sure-fire stud.

NHL Rumors: Frederick Andersen to Toronto Maple Leafs?

Toronto - The Toronto Maple Leafs got some good news this weekend when the team won the NHL Draft lottery, securing the top overall pick and giving the fans some hope for the future.

Quaker Oats accused of using weed killer in production

Quaker Oats is being sued for millions by a man from Brooklyn who claims they use a dangerous weed killer during production.

New study finds way of reducing the ‘sweet tooth’

Atlanta - Sugar carvings are one of the main reasons for the global rise in obesity. Researchers have been looking at new ways to reduce the craving for sugar and one potential means is through the use of bacterial cell fragments.

More than half of humanity now identifies as a 'Global Citizen'

London - For the first time ever, the majority of the world human population see themselves more as citizens of the earth than citizens of their home country, according to a new poll.

Yemen govt temporarily suspends talks with rebels

Kuwait City - Yemen's government temporarily suspended Sunday its participation in talks with Iran-backed rebels in protest at their takeover of a military base and continued ceasefire violations, officials said.

First U.S.-to-Cuba cruise ship in decades sets sail

Miami - The first US cruise ship bound for Cuba in half a century set sail from Florida on Sunday, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between Washington and Havana.

Breathalyzer invented to detect marijuana use

Toronto - It had to happen at some stage. The world’s first breathalyzer that can detect if someone is under the influence of marijuana has been invented. The device is likely to be adopted by many law enforcement agencies.

WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware discusses wrestling, longevity Special

Farmingdale - WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Koko B. Ware sat down and chatted with Digital Journal at Frankie's East Side Gourmet Pizza in Farmingdale.

Pacquiao ranks No.1 in Pulse Asia awareness rating

Incumbent congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquaio remains the most popular candidate for senator in the May 9 general elections in the Philippines with an awareness rating of 99 percent in the Pulse Asia survey conducted on April 19-24, 2016.

Poland turns back pro-Kremlin bikers at border

Varsovia - A group of bikers from the infamous pro-Kremlin Night Wolves club, heading for Germany to celebrate the anniversary of victory over the Nazis, was denied entry to Poland Sunday, officials said.

French far-right family rivalries exposed at May Day rallies

Paris - There were barely enough statues of Joan of Arc to go around in Paris on Sunday as feuding factions of France's far-right National Front (FN) held rival May Day rallies at the feet of their heroine.

Yemeni protesters call for an end to civil war

Sanaa - Yemenis took to the streets on Friday demanding the fighting in Yemen come to an end. Although there are peace talks in Kuwait that appeared to be making progress they are now reported to have been suspended.

Rousseff rallies Brazil anti-impeachment crowd

S - Brazil's embattled leftist President Dilma Rousseff vowed at a protest Sunday to go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment.

Intelligence not related just to brain size as some birds show

Researchers have found that absolute brain size is not the only factor determining intelligence. Corvid birds such as crows, magpies, and jays have brains that perform as well as chimpanzees on some tasks measuring intelligence.

World Snooker: Selby takes the lead in world final Special

Sheffield - Mark Selby has taken a strong lead after the first session in the world snooker final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Selby won six of the opening eight frames.

AstraZeneca to sequence 2 million genomes

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is to embark on an ambitious project that will see the drugs giant sequence 2 million genomes in the quest for new candidate drug products.

El Nino's impact is not over as it's sibling looms — Part 1

The current El Nino weather phenomenon which began last year has affected 60 million people worldwide, leaving many countries in desperate need of assistance. But even as El Nino begins to weaken, we are not out of the woods yet.
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