Monthly Archives: December 2014

Edmonton police chief on ‘horrific’ mass murder

Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht gave details late Tuesday about the slayings of eight people killed in an apparent act of domestic violence. Here are some highlights from his 12-minute news conference, which can be watched in its entirety by clicking the video. Timeline On Monday at 6:52 p.m. MT, Edmonton officers responded to a weapons complaint at a residence…

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British Ebola patient being treated with survivor blood plasma

A British nurse diagnosed with Ebola earlier this week is being treated with blood plasma from a survivor of the virus and an experimental antiviral drug, the London hospital treating her said on Wednesday. Pauline Cafferkey, a health worker who returned from an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone on Sunday, became the first person…

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A Most Violent Year

There’s a particular kind of 1970s American movie that’s catnip to directors who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s while watching that sort of movie on cable TV and home video. It’s visually and thematically dark, and very male. It has Rembrandt lighting and a palette dominated by paper-bag brown, burnt yellow, leprous emerald,…

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