ER http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25434/all en FACTBOX-Advice from 'Dear Abby' columnist Pauline Phillips http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/factbox-advice-dear-abby-columnist-pauline-phillips <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Examples of the pithy advice that columnist Pauline Phillips, who wrote under name Abigail Van Buren, gave readers of her Dear Abby column" :</p> <p>* "A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project."</p> <p>* "If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders."</p> <p>* "People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes."</p> <p>* "The less you talk, the more you're listened to."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/factbox-advice-dear-abby-columnist-pauline-phillips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ER Popular psychology Television Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735819 at http://www.globalpost.com Actor Steve Martin is first-time dad at age 67 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/actor-steve-martin-first-time-dad-at-age-67 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Actor, writer and comedian Steve Martin has become a dad for the first time at age 67 - and managed to keep it secret from the media for more than a month.</p> <p>Martin and his second wife, Anne Stringfield, 41, "are new parents and recently welcomed a child," a spokeswoman for the actor said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The spokeswoman gave no details, including the sex of the child or the date of birth. But the New York Post cited unidentified sources as saying the baby arrived in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/actor-steve-martin-first-time-dad-at-age-67" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment ER Steve Martin Television Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755193 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Hathaway wins best supporting actress Oscar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/urgent-hathaway-wins-best-supporting-actress-oscar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anne Hathaway on Sunday won the best supporting actress Oscar for her searing portrayal of the dying prostitute Fantine in musical adaptation "Les Miserables."</p> <p>Hathaway bested fellow nominees Amy Adams for "The Master," Sally Field for "Lincoln," Helen Hunt for "The Sessions," and Jacki Weaver for "Silver Linings Playbook."</p> <p>mt/sst</p> Anne Hathaway ER Film Television AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 03:45:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765570 at http://www.globalpost.com New York car crash 'miracle baby' dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/new-york-car-crash-miracle-baby-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A New York baby who was safely delivered after a car accident that killed his parents has also died, police said Monday.</p> <p>The baby was dubbed a "miracle" in the US media when he survived an emergency C-section delivery after his parents, Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn, were struck in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Sunday.</p> <p>However the boy, who was delivered prematurely at seven months, also perished early Monday, a spokesman for the New York Police Department told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/new-york-car-crash-miracle-baby-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster ER AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:15:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772819 at http://www.globalpost.com Cruel irony haunts child's death in Boston blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/cruel-irony-haunts-childs-death-boston-blasts-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eight-year-old Martin Richard died near the Boston marathon's 26-mile marker -- the one dedicated to the young victims of the Newtown massacre.</p> <p>The boy was among the three dead and more than 170 injured when two bombs went off within seconds of each other on a sunny Monday afternoon near the finish line of the world's oldest international foot race.</p> <p>Also killed was restaurant manager, Krystie Campbell, 29, of Medford, Massachusetts. Her father William Campbell told local media she had gone with her best friend to photograph the latter's boyfriend cross the finish line.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/cruel-irony-haunts-childs-death-boston-blasts-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Marathon Education ER AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817859 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Bend it Like Beckham' star agrees palimony suit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/bend-it-beckham-star-agrees-palimony-suit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British actress Parminder Nagra, who shot to fame in 2002's "Bend it like Beckham," has settled a palimony lawsuit after her ex-husband claimed a share of her earnings, lawyers said Friday. </p> <p>The 37-year-old actress, who went on to star in long-running US television series "ER," lived with James Stenson for six years, marrying in January 2009. She filed for divorce in February 2012.</p> <p>Stenson claimed that he stopped working as a photographer which he said earned him $300,000 a year to manage the couple's life after she won the role of Dr Neela Rasgotra on the NBC show in 2003.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/bend-it-beckham-star-agrees-palimony-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people ER Film Human Interest War AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:16:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826355 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Bend it Like Beckham' star agrees palimony suit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/bend-it-beckham-star-agrees-palimony-suit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British actress Parminder Nagra, who shot to fame in 2002's "Bend it like Beckham," has settled a palimony lawsuit after her ex-husband claimed a share of her earnings, lawyers said Friday. </p> <p>The 37-year-old actress, who went on to star in the long-running US television series "ER," lived with James Stenson for six years before marrying him in January 2009. She filed for divorce in February 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/bend-it-beckham-star-agrees-palimony-suit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people ER Film Human Interest War AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:15:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826480 at http://www.globalpost.com US police to charge brothers after 10-year kidnap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130508/us-police-charge-brothers-after-10-year-kidnap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US police interrogated three brothers Wednesday as grim details began to emerge about how three young Ohio women were kidnapped and held captive for 10 years in an unremarkable city home.</p> <p>Cleveland police chief Michael McGrath said he expected the trio, a group of men in their fifties, to be charged later in the day after a crime that left many wondering how it could have gone undetected for so long.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130508/us-police-charge-brothers-after-10-year-kidnap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Cuba ER Government AFP Wed, 08 May 2013 18:20:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5833595 at http://www.globalpost.com Lives mourned: a grief counsellor speaks to residents of Lac-Megantic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130711/lives-mourned-grief-counsellor-speaks-residents-lac-megantic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - The cloud of sorrow that hangs over a Quebec town ravaged by a train derailment might never lift for dozens of families whose loved ones vanished without a trace.</p> <p>A grief counsellor sent in to help comfort the battered town of Lac-Megantic says that, without a body to bury, many can't move past the denial stage of loss.</p> <p>Richard Vaillancourt says the uncertainty can keep families in limbo for years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130711/lives-mourned-grief-counsellor-speaks-residents-lac-megantic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business ER The Canadian Press Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:02:32 +0000 The Canadian Press 5881909 at http://www.globalpost.com ‘Touchy Feely' review: This masseuse doesn't go deep enough http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130906/touchy-feely-review-masseuse-doesnt-go-deep-enough <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alonso Duralde</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Touchy Feely" is the kind of film that makes you wish they had perfected choose-your-own-adventure technology for movies, one that would allow you to ditch the central character and follow any number of the story's more interesting second bananas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130906/touchy-feely-review-masseuse-doesnt-go-deep-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States ER Television Thomson Reuters Sat, 07 Sep 2013 03:40:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5926906 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. charity gives away $625,000 in 'genius' grants with no strings attached http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130925/us-charity-gives-away-625000-genius-grants-no-strings-attached <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Maria Garza</p> <p>(Reuters) - A writer of fantasy books set in swamps of Florida and a primary care doctor in New Jersey are among 24 of America's most creative and original thinkers who will each get $625,000 "genius" grants this year, a U.S. non-profit said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has chosen 13 men and 11 women, who can spend the money how they wish, according to the organization.</p> <p>The grant, up from $500,000 last year, will be paid out over the next five years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130925/us-charity-gives-away-625000-genius-grants-no-strings-attached" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education ER Health Labor Politics Social Issues Technology Television Thomson Reuters Wed, 25 Sep 2013 04:49:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5943780 at http://www.globalpost.com People of Lac-Megantic rebuilding their town amid ongoing grieving process http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131217/people-lac-megantic-rebuilding-their-town-amid-ongoing-griev <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Staring at the spot where her sister's bed once stood, all she could make out amid the ash was a nest of mattress springs gnarled by the intense heat.</p> <p>Louise Boulet said the building that housed little sister Marie-France's home had burned to the foundation shortly after a runaway train carrying volatile crude oil roared into her Quebec town of Lac-Megantic.</p> <p>The tanker wagons bounced off the tracks in July and erupted in a series of powerful explosions, razing part of Lac-Megantic's core and killing 47 people in the middle of the night.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131217/people-lac-megantic-rebuilding-their-town-amid-ongoing-griev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster ER Human Interest Television The Canadian Press Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:41:13 +0000 The Canadian Press 6022383 at http://www.globalpost.com US hospital takes brain-dead pregnant woman off life support http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140126/us-hospital-takes-brain-dead-pregnant-woman-life-support <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A brain-dead, pregnant woman was disconnected from life support Sunday at a hospital in Texas, ending a legal battle that had kept her on a ventilator against her family's wishes.</p> <p>After a drawn-out court feud, a US judge on Friday ordered the hospital to comply with the family's request to pull the plug on Marlise Munoz, 33.</p> <p>"Today, at approximately 11:30 am (1730 GMT)... Marlise Munoz's body was disconnected from 'life support' and released to Mr (Erick) Munoz," her husband, lawyers representing the family said Sunday in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140126/us-hospital-takes-brain-dead-pregnant-woman-life-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ER AFP Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:05:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6053688 at http://www.globalpost.com Doctors protest over crime at hospital in Venezuela http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/doctors-protest-over-crime-at-hospital-venezuela <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dozens of doctors and nurses staged a street protest Tuesday outside a public hospital to demand better security after a medical resident was stabbed in a robbery attempt.</p> <p>"We save lives! Who will protect ours?" said a sign carried by protesters as they blocked traffic for several hours outside the Hospital Universitario de Caracas.</p> <p>Ricardo Strauss, the head of the hospital's society of medical interns and residents, said medical staff were demanding authorities improve security at medical centers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140128/doctors-protest-over-crime-at-hospital-venezuela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ER AFP Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:47:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6055398 at http://www.globalpost.com New Brunswick Tories seek resume and detailed work experience of Liberal leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140513/new-brunswick-liberals-say-effort-have-leader-table-resume-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FREDERICTON - A Tory backbencher in New Brunswick has tabled a notice of motion in the legislature calling on Liberal Leader Brian Gallant to table a resume and details of his business and legal experience.</p> <p>The motion, put forth by Ryan Riordon, says questions have been raised about the extent of Gallant's work experience.</p> <p>The motion cites an ad on the Liberal party's website in which Gallant says he started two businesses and helped build a law firm.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140513/new-brunswick-liberals-say-effort-have-leader-table-resume-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Darfur conflict ER Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 13 May 2014 23:21:06 +0000 The Canadian Press 6146266 at http://www.globalpost.com