NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire didn't see it coming. "I had no signs at all that I was ill," McGuire told TSN 690 in Montreal on Wednesday. "My work habits hadn't changed, my workout habits hadn't changed. My eating habits hadn't changed. I hadn't lost weight and hadn't gained weight." But after undergoing a routine checkup in September, McGuire's doctor asked that he undergo further tests that revealed he had Stage 1 prostate cancer. Last Wednesday, surgeons successfully removed his prostate.
Walmart is raising its starting hourly wage from $9 to $11 and expanding its parental leave benefits, the company announced Thursday. The country's largest employer, which has more than 1 million hourly workers, said the changes were motivated in part by anticipated savings from the newly passed tax plan, which offers sweeping tax cuts for corporations. Walmart is the first retailer in the S&P 500 to raise wages citing the tax law, and its across-the-board pay increases could pressure other companies to follow suit.
Peter Hoekstra, the newly minted U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, held his first conference with the Dutch media at his new residence in the Hague on Wednesday. It did not go well. Dutch journalists peppered Hoekstra, who became Trump's ambassador after serving 18 years as a Republican congressman from Michigan, with questions on unsubstantiated claims he made in 2015 about the chaos the "Islamic movement" had brought to the Netherlands.
More than a week ago, one of YouTube's biggest stars uploaded a video containing extensive footage of an apparent suicide victim hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest. Now, the platform has announced that Logan Paul, whose channel has 15 million subscribers, will lose access to Google's premium ad program. His upcoming projects with YouTube Red - the platform's subscription service - are also on hold. "In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred," a YouTube spokesman said in an emailed statement on Wednesday.
Soldiers in Myanmar's military and villagers were behind the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in Rakhine state's Inn Din village, commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing said Wednesday in a statement on Facebook.
James Franco arrived at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday wearing a Time's Up pin designed to show support for women who have dealt with harassment or assault. But the actor seems to be facing a brewing scandal of his own.
Kyler Baughman seemed to be the face of fitness. The 21-year-old aspiring personal trainer filled his Facebook page with photos of himself riding motorbikes and lifting weights. He once posted an image of a kettlebell with a skeleton, reading: "CrossFit, hard to kill." So when he came down with the flu last month, his mother said, he possibly assumed he simply needed some rest. "I think he thought, 'I just got the flu; I'll be all right,' " his mother, Beverly Baughman, told NBC affiliate WPXI.
Someone, somewhere, somehow is going to have to give President Donald Trump a piece of wall to stand in front of. It might as well be the Democratic congressional leaders Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Darrell Issa of California said Wednesday he will not seek reelection, marking the exit of a leading Republican critic of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and potentially easing the way for a Democrat to succeed him in November.
The family of a 93-year-old man has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Virgin America airlines, claiming he died in the middle of a flight because of negligence by the flight staff. Nicette Balukjian, 67, said she and her father, Romulo C. Valdez, were traveling to a family reunion in Rhode Island in July. The trouble began about midway into a flight from San Francisco to Boston that was more than five hours long, according to the complaint, which was filed Tuesday in district court in California.