ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a whole new roster of worries. “We think this is the biggest expansion of gambling in our nation’s history, in one fell swoop,” said Keith Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling . It also wants betting operators to train staff about problem gambling, set and enforce a minimum age limit, and enable gamblers to set limits on how much time and money they spend betting. Whyte is skeptical that state lawmakers and the gambling industry — even if they pay lip service to problem gambling — will take sufficiently tough action.
May 19, 2018 15:56 UTC
MOSCOW—Chechnya’s leader says four gunmen who attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim province have been killed by security forces and one policeman has died. Ramzan Kadyrov says the gunmen attempted to take people hostage inside the Archangel Michael Church on Saturday. He says in remarks carried by Russian news agencies that he personally oversaw a special operation in which the assailants were killed.
May 19, 2018 15:56 UTC
Michael Bruce Curry delivered the sermon with heartfelt emotion. Born in Chicago, the son of an American civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves, Curry is known as an engaging, impassioned speaker who preaches openness and tolerance. He told the couple, who held hands for much of the ceremony, that love has “the power to change the world.”“When love is the way, we actually treat each other, well, like we are actual family.”“There’s power, power in love. If you don’t believe me think about the time you first fell in love,” he said, and Markle’s smile grew wide, “the whole world seemed to centre around you and your beloved.”“Oh there’s power, power in love. The reason has to do with the source: we were made by a power of love.
May 19, 2018 15:53 UTC
HAMILTON — Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, the latest move for the Heisman Trophy winner whose NFL career was a bust with the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback said on Twitter on Saturday he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, ending months of speculation on a possible path back to pro football. “Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break,” Manziel wrote. In 2016, a domestic assault charge against Manziel in Dallas was dismissed after he took anger management course and participated in the NFL’s substance-abuse program. Manziel was drafted out of Texas A&M by the Browns in the first round in 2014.
May 19, 2018 15:49 UTC
BELLEVILLE, N.J. — The parent-teacher association of the New Jersey middle school where a student and teacher were killed when a school bus collided with a dump truck called the two “beautiful” and “beloved” on Saturday. Fifth-grader Miranda Vargas, 10, and Jennifer Williamson, 51, were killed in the Thursday morning crash that also injured more than 40 other people. “It is so difficult to put into words the sorrow that is felt over the tragic loss of our beautiful student Miranda Vargas and our beloved teacher Mrs. Williamson,” the East Brook Middle School PTA said on its Facebook page. Parent Mark Deegan called Williamson “a great teacher and a great human being,” saying in a message that his son Shane was in her class last year and his daughter Nicole had “great memories” from her class seven years ago. Phil Murphy said flags at state buildings would be flown at half-staff on Monday in honour of the victims.
May 19, 2018 15:45 UTC
The Royal Wedding is finished. “African-Americans were front and centre at the royal wedding. Kensington Palace described it as “timeless and elegant.” Whether you agree, or think it a touch bland, the dress, like all Royal wedding gowns, is bound to impact the bridal industry in a drastic way. The Kensington Palace press office, experts in meticulous description, said the silk gown was “delicately flared.” Her hat was by Angela Kelly. Her husband, Prince Philip, followed behind the Queen in a morning suit, was walking sprightly despite his recent hip surgery.
May 19, 2018 15:33 UTC
WINDSOR, England — Nothing captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday’s royal wedding as much as the guest preacher whose sermon brought American fire and flair to a very English church service. Michael Bruce Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, was hand-picked by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to address their 600 wedding guests. One man shouted “well done” — prompting a smile and “God bless you” from the bishop. Markle, who attended a Roman Catholic school, was baptized in March into the Church of England in preparation for the wedding and joining the royal family. That included a fusion of American and British elements, including by London-based gospel ensemble the Kingdom Choir’s renditions of Ben.
May 19, 2018 15:18 UTC
TURIN, Italy — It was a day of celebration but also of tears as Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon played his last match for the Bianconeri after 17 years at the club. There was a wonderful atmosphere.”Buffon was last onto the podium after the match to lift the Serie A trophy as fans and teammates alike chanted his name and applauded. A huge banner of Buffon was unveiled before kickoff, while there were continuous chants and songs about him during the match. Juventus broke the deadlock four minutes after the interval when a corner was played short and Douglas Costa dribbled into the area. He won his ninth Serie A title with Juventus this season, leading the Bianconeri to a fourth successive league and cup double.
May 19, 2018 15:09 UTC
Rafael Nadal was challenged in the first set by Novak Djokovic before pulling away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday in Rome. Rafael Nadal advanced to the Italian Open final with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Novak Djokovic on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Svitolina will try to repeat as Italian Open champion on Sunday against Simona Halep or three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova. "It was a really good quality match," Djokovic said. "I was really solid with my performance and I was really proud that I could stay consistent for the entire match," Svitolina said.
May 19, 2018 14:40 UTC
The day the world has been waiting for has finally arrived: Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle are officially married and now known as Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Here is a snapshot of the royal wedding for those who unfortunately missed the event (or had to decline their own wedding invite).
May 19, 2018 14:03 UTC
Most of Meghan Markle’s Suits co-stars arrived together about an hour before the royal wedding ceremony. “They’re a great match,” Rafferty told the Today show this week. “I think you know, you hope, and I hope nothing but the best — as we all do — for her,” she told the Today show. “This is an incredible step in her life, so to bear witness to that is extraordinary.”The night before the wedding the co-stars toasted Markle at a dinner at Windsor Castle. “Meghan – wherever you are – we are so grateful to be here to watch you both take this monumental step together.
May 19, 2018 13:30 UTC
The man is known publicly as Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi (Abu Huzaifa the Canadian). The man gave two very different accounts of his time with ISIS to CBC News and the New York Times. Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi told the New York Times he executed two menAbu Huzaifa didn't deny to either news organization that he'd carried out violence. He insisted he hadn't lied to CBC News, but had lied to the New York Times. "They have to determine whether Abu Huzaifa told CBC the truth, or he told New York Times the truth.
Kits Pool is set to re-open Saturday after months of renovations and millions of dollars in repairs. Donnie Rosa, director of recreation with the Vancouver Park Board, is excited for the public to experience the saltier and more efficient Kits Pool. (Margaret Gallagher/CBC)"Ultimately, you'll feel the difference more than you'll see it," Rosa told CBC's Margaret Gallagher. Crews also removed and replaced the pool basin membrane, including caulking and gutter repairs, and repaired the pool deck structure. “Vancouver’s favourite summer attraction is cleaner, greener, and saltier than ever!” Says <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VanParkBoard?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VanParkBoard</a> Chair Stuart Mackinnon of upgraded Kitsilano Pool, Vancouver’s only salt water pool!
But exactly how potentially deadly E.coli bacteria contaminated romaine lettuce twice in the last few months remains a mystery. But back in December, two Canadians died after eating romaine lettuce and 42 others got sick. "I still believe back in December they should have had a recall of the romaine lettuce," he said. Officials have declared the current outbreak over now that romaine lettuce is no longer coming from the Yuma region. In the case of romaine lettuce, that means removing the outer leaves and rinsing the rest.
Premier Rachel Notley threatened to change the Alberta Insurance Act if insurance companies did not offer extensions for Fort McMurray wildfire claims, according to a memo. 'No one is helping us'There are still 900 unresolved insurance claims from the Fort McMurray wildfire which happened in 2016. Tamara Laverdier, seen in this May 18th, 2018 photo, was denied an extension and wanted the government to step up and defend policyholders in Fort McMurray. (David Thurton/ CBC)She wanted the government to step up and defend policyholders in Fort McMurray before the May 3rd deadline. Conncet with David Thurton, CBC's Fort McMurray correspondent, on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email him at email@example.com