• Obama to Bill Clinton after Peres funeral: 'Let's go!'

    President Barack Obama was left cooling his heels after attending the funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres as former President Bill Clinton chatted on the tarmac. At one point, Obama yells, "Bill, let's go." He claps his hands to get Clinton's attention and motions for Clinton to come aboard.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man charged after body of Japanese student found at downtown Vancouver mansion

    Vancouver police have confirmed one man has been charged after the body of missing Japanese student Natsumi Kogawa was found at a mansion in Vancouver's West End. Kogawa's body was discovered at the historic downtown building known as the Gabriola Mansion shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday. William Victor Schneider, 48, was arrested in Vernon, B.C., just before midnight the same day and charged with indignity to a human body.

    CBC
  • Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively welcome their second child

    The Cafe Society star and Ryan, 39, have made it no secret that they would like to expand their family. Likewise, Ryan told Details magazine earlier this year, "We'd love to have a big family. In August, Blake celebrated her baby’s impending arrival with a private baby shower at the Bedford Post Inn in New York.

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  • Family lays hit-and-run victim to rest as suspect appears in court

    Ontario resident Steven Harley Pinnell, who is facing charges in a fatal hit-and-run death of a 79-year-old Montreal woman last weekend, appeared in court briefly Friday as family and friends of Zélia Araujo gathered for her funeral. Pinnell is charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing death or bodily harm, theft of a vehicle and possession of stolen property. Pinnell was arrested earlier this week after police received a report of someone driving erratically on a highway near West Nipissing, Ont.

    CBC
  • Grieving mother calls provincial pothole fix 'total insult' to daughter's memory

    "The turn's so sharp when she looked up there was a truck and a travel trailer coming towards her," said Michelle. Michelle was told Amber had nearly gained control of the vehicle when the car came up on a second dip in the road. "I was every day making phone call after phone call, not getting answers," Michelle told CBC News.

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  • Analysis: Trump won't change; he can't let go of a grudge

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will not change.

    The Canadian Press
  • Google removes restaurant review that focused on employee's face

    The review was posted last week by someone identifying himself as Jeff Chambers. "I want to thank you and CBC for feeling that the issue was something that needed attention," wrote Bernaudo in an email sent to CBC this morning.

    CBC
  • Prince William and Kate cheered on by crowds as they paddled into Haida Gwaii in a canoe

    Prince William and Kate made a memorable entrance on Friday (Sept. 30) as they arrived in Haida Gwaii! The royal couple looked completely at ease as they helped paddle a canoe that brought them towards cheering crowds who had come to catch a glimpse of the pair on the penultimate day of their royal tour in Canada. Prince George was spotted looking fascinated by bubbles that were being blown, while Charlotte had a whale of a time bouncing up and down on a golden retriever and poodle cross called Moose.

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  • Man suspected of killing parents, then 17 neighbours in China

    Police say a villager in southwest China killed his parents and then 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up his crime, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday. An investigation found that Yang Qingpei argued with his parents over money on Wednesday evening and killed them, Xinhua said. Fearing he would be identified as the killer, he then murdered 17 neighbours in the village of Yema, it said, citing police in southwestern Yunnan province where the village is located.

    The Canadian Press
  • Foster parents lose emergency motion in Supreme Court to keep Metis toddler

    The last time a pair of British Columbia foster parents saw the Metis toddler they have raised almost since birth, the little girl was being carried away in the arms of her new adoptive parents. "As they were walking away, she was calling out to us and we weren't allowed to do anything," the emotional foster mother recalled in an interview Thursday. The Vancouver Island couple has lost multiple court battles to adopt the nearly three-year-old girl.

    The Canadian Press
  • 3 Chinese fishermen dead after clash with SKorea coast guard

    Three Chinese fishermen likely died from smoke inhalation after a fire erupted when South Korean coast guard officers threw "flashbang" grenades into their boat, which had been fishing illegally, officials said Friday. The latest in a series of violent clashes between South Korea's coast guard and Chinese fishing boats venturing farther from their increasingly barren home waters occurred Thursday when a South Korean coast guard vessel tried to stop the Chinese boat from suspected illegal fishing about 70 kilometres (45 miles) from an island off South Korea's southwestern coast. The vessel, which carried 17 fishermen, initially resisted and fled before South Korean coast guard officers managed to board the boat and threw flashbang grenades into its locked steering room, the coast guard said in a statement.

    The Canadian Press
  • Wild rally propels Canada to another World Cup crown; Crosby named MVP

    For more than 57 minutes on Thursday evening, Team Canada's recent run of perfection was threatened for the first time. "Just crazy the way everything worked out," Sidney Crosby said. It took two goals in just over two minutes time at the end of regulation, including Brad Marchand's short-handed game-winner for Canada to erase all doubt.

    The Canadian Press
  • Protecting yourself from cyberattacks challenging, says IT expert

    Dermot Williams says hackers are creating new tricks to mount cyberattacks all the time making it more challenging to protect against them. Williams, the chief executive officer of the information technology security firm Threatscape in Ireland spoke to Shift New Brunswick host Vanessa Vander Valk.

    CBC
  • Lawyer: Jury should hear about cop's 'auditory exclusion'

    A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive or the deadly gunshot she fired. Tulsa officer Betty Shelby experienced what is commonly called "auditory exclusion," a condition in which people in high-stress situations often don't hear sounds around them, attorney Scott Wood said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Parents claim schools not allowing kids to eat 'unhealthy' snacks

    Fri, Sep 30: Parents at an elementary school in Ajax, Ont. claim teachers are not allowing students to eat certain snacks deemed unhealthy. Cindy Pom explains.

    Global News
  • Emily Blunt says husband John Krasinski was a 'die hard' Devil Wears Prada fan before they met

    The Girl on the Train star Emily Blunt revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show that her husband John Krasinski was a fan of her work before they even met – well, one film in particular. Joking about John's obsession with the comedy drama, Emily explained: "He had rather embarrassingly seen The Devil Wears Prada about 72 times… I remember when we first started dating, I was coming home from something and I walked through the door and he quickly changed the channel because he was watching it again.

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  • 'This thing could just explode': dead sea lion concerns Point Grey beach users

    A sea lion carcass washed up on the beach in Vancouver's Point Grey neighbourhood is attracting plenty of attention, and some beach users are hoping that someone steps in to dispose of the bloating beast. It could just explode," said nearby resident Ross McIntosh, who walks on the beach near MacDonald Street every day. McIntosh is concerned the animal's thick flesh will allow enough pressure to build up that the carcass catastrophically erupts, but according to Vancouver Aquarium research biologist Chad Nordstrom, that seems unlikely.

    CBC
  • Toronto FC skipper urges fans, club to resolve differences and come together

    Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley is urging feuding fans to get behind the MLS club in the stretch drive of the regular season. Some of Toronto's supporters groups joined forces in going silent during Wednesday's home game against Orlando to protest recent sanctions against the Inebriatti group. The club has been at odds with Inebriatti most recently over an obscene banner that was raised in its section during an August loss against visiting Montreal.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Gravely sinful acts': Edmonton archbishop defends no funerals in assisted deaths

    Edmonton Catholic Archbishop Richard Smith is defending the church's decision to refuse funerals to some Albertans who have chosen assisted dying. The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories issued new guidelines  that say priests should not conduct ecclesiastical ceremonies for people who have died in "high-profile" assisted deaths. The guidelines also say that families who want to celebrate the assisted-death decisions of their loved ones should be denied church funerals.

    CBC
  • Alberta agrees to $50M deal to take over private medical lab tester in 2022

    Alberta took a giant step Friday to taking medical lab testing away from private sector providers. Alberta Health Services announced Friday it will pay DynaLife $50 million for its assets and take over as employer for its 1,200 staff. The plan kicks in when the recently extended contract with DynaLife expires in 2022.

    The Canadian Press
  • City loses 'race against time' to save historic Mimico factory

    A historic Mimico building was partially demolished Wednesday, despite a decision made that afternoon by the Toronto Preservation Board to recommend it be preserved under the Ontario Heritage Act. The former factory, built in 1917, is owned by Freed Development, and signs at the site indicate plans to build five residential apartment buildings. The building, located at 1 Audley Street near Royal York Road and Newcastle Street in south Etobicoke, had been on the city's radar as a historic property for at least a year, when Mimico historian Michael Harrison recommended it be earmarked for preservation.

    CBC
  • Kids or canines: battle rages on over who to fence in at Cathcart Park

    A feud is heating up over who should be fenced in at an Ottawa park: kids or dogs. Cathcart Park in the Lowertown neighbourhood has turned into an unlikely battleground between parents and dog owners. Residents with kids complain dogs are turning the sandbox into a litter box and knocking over children who stand in the way.

    CBC
  • Theatre company parking lot sinks into construction site next door

    A stalled condo development in central Edmonton has created problems for a neighbouring theatre company, which has seen part of its parking lot collapse. At present, the condo building is only an underground parking garage surrounded by an excavated hole that has been shored up on three sides. The fourth side is sloped inward against the outer wall of the parking garage.

    CBC
  • Wedding day crisis averted thanks to handy Syrian refugee's intervention

    A Toronto bride is crediting a newly arrived Syrian refugee with salvaging both her wedding gown and the day itself. Jo Du says the bridal gown that fit perfectly upon first try began falling apart hours before she was to walk down the aisle in Cambridge, Ont. Du says one of her bridesmaids ran next door for help and discovered that a Syrian refugee who had moved into the house four days earlier had worked as a tailor in his home country.

    The Canadian Press
  • Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note

    A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2dzlNOW ) that Michael Fenerty attended a meet-and-greet with the New Jersey native Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia with his dad. Wanting to follow school procedure, the boy's father brought along a pre-typed note that Springsteen signed to excuse his son's absence.

    The Canadian Press

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