Legislature Speaker: Southern Alberta MLA Bob Wanner won’t run in next election

MEDICINE HAT — A southern Alberta MLA serving as Speaker in the legislature says he will not seek re-election next spring. Bob Wanner says his goal after he won the Medicine Hat seat for the NDP in 2015 was to make sure the city would be more visible on the provincial scene, and he feels he has accomplished that. Wanner pointed to more than 50 ministerial visits to the city since he was elected. At a social event Monday night, he spoke positively about his experiences at the legislature, but also noted that political life can be taxing, intense and stressful on personal and family life. Wanner entered the 2015… Read More

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Actress And Director Penny Marshall Dead At 75

Watch Video Actress, director and producer Penny Marshall died Monday night from complications from diabetes. She was 75. Most probably first heard of the Bronx native from her role as Laverne DeFazio in the hit TV comedy “Laverne & Shirley.” The show ran from 1976-1983 on ABC. But she also earned acclaim as a director for films including “Awakenings,” “A League of Their Own” and “Big,” which was the first film directed by a woman to gross more than $100 million. She’s also only the second female director to have a movie get an Academy Award nomination for best picture. Celebrities and costars took to social media Tuesday to pay… Read More

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Judge orders Michael Flynn to surrender his passport while he waits to be sentenced

US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has placed some travel restrictions on Michael Flynn as he waits to be sentenced for lying to the FBI. Starting on January 4, Flynn cannot travel more than 50 miles from Washington, DC, and he must surrender his passport. For nearly a year, Flynn has been cooperating with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s office’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election and possible collusion with the President Donald Trump’s campaign. As Michael Flynn waits to be sentenced for lying to the FBI, the judge presiding over his case placed new limits on his movements, which are set to take effect in January.… Read More

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15 NBA-themed stocking stuffers under $25 for the sports fan in your life

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. For many, Christmas is a time for being with family, drinking an unhealthy amount of eggnog, and truly embracing the giving spirit. I typically spend mine planted in front of the TV for the NBA Christmas games, with a chalice of bourbon in hand. Santa and Rudolph are pretty cool, but I doubt they’d be able replicate Lebron James or Giannis Antetokounmpo as they barrel their way into the lane for an electrifying jam. If basketball is their favorite sport too, keep it… Read More

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