Year: 2016

Canadian women to join Washington march on day after Trump’s inauguration

Before this year’s American election, Tina Woodland had never protested anything in her life. But when she heard that thousands of women were planning to march on the U.S. capital the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Yukon resident knew she had to join in. Woodland, who owns a Ford dealership in Whitehorse with her…

Weightlifter dies in tragic gym accident

Iowa student Kyle Thomson suffered a freak accident in the gym which saw the 22-year-old lose his life. Thomson was bench pressing 315 pounds (142.8kg) when the bar slipped from his hands and landed on his neck. Thomson, who was studying criminal justice at Iowa State, had a spotter at the time of the accident,…

The Dow’s Worst Day in 2016

2016 was a momentous year, and for the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES:^DJI), it was a successful one. Yet the year was also chock-full of major events, and many of them roiled the financial markets from time to time. In terms of the largest fall between market closes on consecutive days, the Dow’s worst day of…

Obama’s expulsion of Russian officials the latest wrinkle in a long history

WASHINGTON—U.S. relations with Moscow during and after the Cold War have been marred by diplomatic dustups ranging from espionage scandals to an Olympics boycott. Current tensions, highlighted by President Barack Obama’s decision to impose sanctions and expel 35 Russia diplomats, are exceptional because they stem from U.S. allegations of Russian cyber meddling in the presidential…