• Massive U.S. aircraft carrier visits Halifax: 'This is a floating city'

    The FA-18 Super Hornet revs its engines to maximum thrust, and the jet fighter's nose wheel is locked into a steam-powered catapult on the aircraft carrier's flight deck. The thunderous noise reaches an overwhelming, bone-jarring intensity, and in less than three seconds, the jet is gone - hurled over the bow of the ship at 200 kilometres per hour. "This is an acknowledgment of our respect and our celebration with you for Canada 150," U.S. Rear Admiral Jim Malloy said from aboard the nuclear-powered ship, which at 333 metres is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall.

  • NBA players, basketball Twitter go crazy after Chris Paul reportedly traded to Rockets

    As if the NBA off-season needed any more intrigue, the Los Angeles Clippers decided to trade Chris Paul.After Paul told the Clippers he would be leaving for Houston in free agency, he reportedly opted-in for the final year of his contract so he could be traded to the Rockets instead.As usual, basketball Twitter exploded after Adrian Wojnarowski (who else?) reported the deal. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade showed support for their close friend as he heads to a new team.And then there was Paul Pierce. Brandon Jennings had plenty of thoughts on what this could mean.Lou Williams and Sam Dekker-two of the players involved in the trade-found some humor in the situation.While Paul and Patrick Beverley were a bit more sentimental.There was also a small contingent that wondered what this will mean for DeAndre Jordan and the rest of the Clippers.Although some think this move increases the chances the Clippers bring back Blake Griffin.But like most things on Twitter, it was the jokes about how this could all go wrong that really stuck out.There were plenty of people who don't see this trade meaning too much for the Rockets' postseason hopes and question how Paul and James Harden will mesh together.But no matter what happens in April and May, the regular season pairing of Paul and Harden with Mike D'Antoni calling the shots is sure to cause opposing defenses fits.Paul is set to enter his 13th season in the NBA.

  • Dr Michael Mosley reveals all about the 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet

    Medical doctor and BBC broadcaster on his new diet

  • US sets new visa rules for 6 mainly Muslim nations, refugees

    The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims. Visas that have already been approved will not be revoked, but instructions issued by the State Department say that new applicants from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling already in the United States to be eligible.

  • Saunders returns to Jays organization after signing minor-league deal

    Michael Saunders is back in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. The Blue Jays announced Wednesday that the Victoria-born outfielder has signed a minor-league deal and will report to triple-A Buffalo. Saunders previously spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons in Toronto after coming over from Seattle in a deal that sent pitcher J.A. Happ to the Mariners.

  • Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

    A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state capitol , authorities said. The privately funded Arkansas monument had been in place outside the state capitol in Little Rock for less than 24 hours before it was knocked from its plinth and smashed to pieces. Michael Tate Reed, 32, of Van Buren, Arkansas, was booked in the Pulaski County jail shortly after 7:30 a.m. on preliminary charges of defacing objects of public interest, criminal trespass and first-degree criminal mischief.

  • Watch: Oklahoma softball player knocks over Royals catcher with her pitches

    It's safe to say Oklahoma junior softball pitcher Paige Parker can throw some heat.