Rihanna sues ex-accountants, says she lost millions

(Reuters) – Pop star Rihanna has sued her former accountants for mismanaging the singer’s finances, including claiming they earned huge commissions from concert tours that resulted in her losing millions of dollars. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court that surfaced on Thursday, the 24-year-old singer and her tour company, Tourihanna, is seeking an unspecified amount of compensatory damages

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Diabetes drug triggers neuron growth, potential to regenerate brain cells: study

TORONTO — A drug commonly used to control Type 2 diabetes can help trigger stem cells to produce new brain cells, providing hope of a potential means to treat brain injuries and even neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, researchers say. A study by scientists at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children found the drug metformin helps activate the mechanism that signals stem

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Diseases from animals hit over two billion people a year

A global study mapping human diseases that come from animals like tuberculosis, AIDS, bird flu or Rift Valley fever has found that just 13 such diseases are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths a year. The vast majority of infections and deaths from so-called zoonotic diseases are in poor or middle-income countries, but “hotspots”

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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Jim Hopson hopes Mosaic Stadium issues have been addressed

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders believe they have fixed all of the north-end seats at Mosaic Stadium. Now, the CFL team would like to sell all of them. Jim Hopson, the Roughriders’ president and CEO, told reporters Thursday that about 3,000 seats throughout the stadium remain unsold for Sunday’s clash against the visiting Edmonton Eskimos. Hopson noted summer holidays could

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Roughriders’ defence has room to improve, says Richie Hall

Richie Hall wasn’t going overboard Wednesday with his praise for the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defence. “I was encouraged,” the defensive co-ordinator said when asked to assess the defence’s play in Saskatchewan’s 43-16 CFL victory over the host Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday. Hall noted that the Roughriders’ defenders played hard and fast in their first regular-season game, but he also said the

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Early Buzz: Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes, Matthew McConaughey, Claire Danes

Here’s your daily TomKat update: Tom had a “somber“ 50th birthday in LA. Meanwhile, Katie Holmes’ lawyer says she’s not seeking an emergency hearing. Finally, sources are claiming that Katie is using innocent Suri as a weapon against Tom. We’re no experts but we can’t imagine her head is sharp enough. — Matthew McConaughey celebrated his Magic Mike success by

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