Seoul, US to open talks on missile defence aimed at N. Korea
Seoul, US to open talks on missile defence aimed at N. Korea

Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defence system in South Korea, officials said Friday. The new tough stance follows South Korea's decision

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  • Nanaimo UFO lights up the sky again

    Perhaps it was the full moon, or maybe the return of the X-Files to the province has upped B.C.'s sense of the paranormal, but whatever the reason, something spooked the residents of Nanaimo on Wednesday night. Numerous concerned citizens called the RCMP with reports of strange, bright lights floating in the sky over Dover Road in the city.

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  • Couple who raped and killed Sarnia, Ont., teacher says 'sorry' to her family

    A couple whose depraved sexual appetites led them to brutally murder and rape an Ontario teacher they picked up on the side of the road three years ago apologized to the woman's grief-stricken family Thursday as they prepared to spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Tanya Bogdanovich, 34, and Michael MacGregor, 22, chose to face Noelle Paquette's family and friends in a packed St. Thomas courtroom as they took turns voicing their remorse for the gruesome killing that sent shockwaves through southwestern Ontario. "I want to say sorry, I know I can't change or take back what I've done no matter how much I wish I could," said MacGregor, who addressed the court first.

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  • Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

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  • Ontario man believed missing or dead for 30 years to be reunited with his family

    An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family. Niagara Regional Police say Edgar Latulip was reported missing in 1986 from Waterloo region. Phil Gavin says Latulip took a bus to the Niagara region, where he suffered a head injury that robbed him of much of his memory.

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  • Daddy-long-legs spider wins lopsided battle with deadly snake

    Aussie farmer Patrick Lees snapped this photo last past weekend when he noticed a venomous brown snake caught in the web of spider on his farm, reports ABC. “I’ve heard about it, but I’ve never seen it, let alone a daddy-long-legs,” Lees told ABC. Lees decided to leave the snake alone, as a group of the eight-legged arachnids had already begun encasing the brown snake in web.

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  • Freezing temperatures surprise NBA superstars coming to Toronto for All-Star Weekend

    Thu, Feb 11: Despite an unseasonably warm winter, this weekend is shaping up to be the coldest this year. Peter Kim reports.

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  • Trudeau backtracks on promises, grows in popularity: The Strategists

    "He's actually backtracking on promises and becoming more popular as a result," said political commentator Janet Brown. - CBC FORUM | How do Trudeau's first 100 days stack up? During the October election campaign, Trudeau made roughly 200 promises on everything from resettling Syrian refugees, to stopping the ISIS bombing mission, launching a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Indigenous women and implementing a revenue-neutral tax break for the middle class.

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  • Jian Ghomeshi's trial highlights need for deep legal reform: lawyer

    A Toronto lawyer who's called for substantial reforms to how the legal system handles sexual assault cases says the Jian Ghomeshi trial shows that the adversarial model presently in place is "structurally ill-suited" to deal with such allegations. The current system is "basically trial by war," said David Butt, who has represented many complainants in sexual assault cases. Ghomeshi has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault, which carry a maximum of 18 months in jail, and a choking charge that has a potential maximum of life in prison.

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  • American expats in Canada renouncing U.S. citizenship to avoid punitive taxation

    For American citizens living and working in Canada, these are stressful times. As tax season heats up, a growing number of American expats will begin the long, drawn-out process of renouncing their U.S. citizenship in a bid to avoid costly, complicated and onerous tax compliance obligations. “In the last 24 months we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of people who are interested in or want to renounce their citizenship,” says Roy Berg, a lawyer and director of U.S. tax law at Moodys Gartner in Calgary.

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  • Calgary Zoo's otter Logan dies in 'tragic incident'

    A 12-year-old otter has died at the Calgary Zoo, officials said, leaving three remaining otters in the Canadian Wilds exhibit. "We are sad to report that … Logan has passed away," the zoo said in a statement. Logan was seen struggling in the pool around 11 a.m. Thursday. A zoo keeper jumped into the pool, but the male river otter did not survive.

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  • Homeless man reunites with his family for the first time in 40 years

    Social media is often criticized, but it can be an incredible thing. A homeless man in Miami used its power to reunite with his family, who he hasn’t seen in 40 years. Isaac Avila, better known as Chico, has spent the past 10 years living on the streets of Miami, just blocks away from the Miami Herald, where he used to work as a printer, reports WSVN.

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  • Two men killed in eastern Ont., shooting; woman recovering in hospital

    Sarah Cameron was taken to hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries on Thursday morning after a shooting at her father's home in Almonte, Ont., about 50 kilometres west of Ottawa.

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  • Calgary twins who died on bobsled run enjoyed school, church, outdoors

    CALGARY - A funeral was held Thursday for twin teenage brothers Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who died during an after-hours run on a bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. After the accident early Saturday, their parents and sister shared some background about the 17-year-old boys.

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  • NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

    A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer Peter Liang, who had broken into tears as he testified about the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley, buried his head in his hands as the verdict came after 17 hours of jury deliberations. Liang is the first New York City police officer convicted in an on-duty death since 2005.

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  • B.C. petition calls for an end to MSP premiums

    The B.C. Green Party has presented an online petition in the B.C. Legislature, signed by more than 62,000 people from across the province, calling for an end to MSP Premiums. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver says it's clear British Columbians want the tax changed. Ucluelet resident Michelle Coulter, who started the petition, says she has been surprised by the reaction.

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  • Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart

    Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff. Musk's electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors Inc, on Wednesday posted its eleventh straight quarterly loss, when analysts had expected a profit. Tesla also said it planned $1.5 billion in capital spending this year but had just $1.2 billion in the bank.

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  • State TV: Teacher shoots dead 6 colleagues in Saudi Arabia

    A teacher in southern Saudi Arabia opened fire on colleagues Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding two, state television reported. The brief reports on the state television channel's website and Twitter account did not elaborate or offer a reason for the shooting at an education department building. The state-run Saudi Press Agency did not immediately report the shooting.

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  • Anaconda acquires more gold in White Bay

    The operators of the only gold mine in Atlantic Canada have expanded their reach in Newfoundland and Labrador by acquiring another gold deposit in the province. Toronto-based mining company Anaconda has entered into an agreement with Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd. to acquire 100 per cent interest in its Viking property, located near the communities of Pollards Point and Sop's Arm in White Bay. Anaconda currently operates the Pine Cove pit gold mine on the Baie Verte Peninsula, which officials estimate has about two-and-a-half years left for production.

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  • Edmonton cab drivers told try free gum, no political talk, in fight with Uber

    The ride-sharing service becomes legal in Edmonton on March 1, and taxi companies say they aren't going to take the competition lying down. Abouzar Aslam, vice-president of the United Cabbies Association of Edmonton, expressed hope that the new plan will allow taxi companies to be more competitive. The changes are in response to popular complaints as well as increasing usage of Uber in Edmonton.

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  • Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

    Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

  • Rexall Place to be kept as part of new plans for Northlands grounds

    Edmonton's Rexall Place has officially escaped the wrecking ball. Oshry wouldn't elaborate on how Rexall Place will be used, but more details are expected the morning of Feb. 17, when Northlands announces future plans for its entire property. "To tear (Rexall Place) down is more or less the same cost as what the land would be worth, so it would really be cost neutral, you wouldn't really gain anything," Oshry said.

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  • Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk

    A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals. Researchers found evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression. Neanderthals and modern people split off from each other on the evolutionary tree hundreds of thousands of years ago.

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  • Patient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff

    The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. The peaceful resolution to the standoff, which had lasted 41 days and resulted in one death, signalled a victory for the FBI's patient, "low burn" approach to the trespassers, and reflected lessons federal agents have learned since bloody standoffs at Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in the 1990s. "This was beautifully executed," said Brian Levin, a criminal justice professor at California State University, San Bernardino.

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  • Clinton says Sanders making promises that 'cannot be kept'

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial support of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate, a polite but pointed contest that marked a shift in the primary toward states with more minority voters. After splitting the first two states in the state-by-state primary contest with Sanders, Clinton also deepened her assertion that her unexpectedly strong rival was energizing voters with promises "that cannot be kept." And she continued to closely align herself with President Barack Obama, who remains popular particularly with black Democrats.

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  • The Best Donald Trump Poll Ever.

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  • $462M in MSP payments overdue says Canadian Taxpayers Federation

    B.C. is short about a half-billion dollars due to overdue Medical Service Plan payments, according to the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation. "The BC Liberals have doubled the rates since they came into office ... people are just falling further and further behind," said Bateman.

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  • Full suit of armour, 1967 Mercedes-Benz among items on auction in Winnipeg

    A full suit of armour is just one of the items Kaye's Auction House manager Jason Kaye was surprised to see from an estate in a Winnipeg home. 

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  • Alberta bishops call euthanasia ‘state-sponsored killing’

    As the expiration of Canada’s laws against physician-assisted death moves closer, a group of Catholic bishops in Alberta has come out strongly against the change. Canada’s current laws banning physician-assisted death will expire in June, after the Supreme Court of Canada granted the federal government a four-month extension on Jan. 15. “When any life can be taken at will, the dignity of all lives is seriously eroded and respect for human lives in our society as a whole is diminished,” reads the letter, which was released on Thursday and signed by six bishops from across the province.

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  • Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

    A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of the world's most hardened killers. Santiago was sent to the Topo Chico prison in September for missing a parole appointment. With their gang ties and access to drugs and guns, many say the Zetas and Gulf cartels run the prison.

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  • Students pulled, school council resigns at Beaver Creek, Yukon, school

    All four members of the school council in Beaver Creek, Yukon, resigned this week and parents are withdrawing their children from the one-room schoolhouse, over concerns that the Department of Education isn't working in the best interests of the community. Nelnah Bessie John School, which goes from kindergarten to Grade 9, is the small border community's only school. The council and parents say it's not providing a place where children can learn.

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  • Metro Vancouver health officials warn of syphilis outbreak

    Thu, Feb 11: Health authorities in Metro Vancouver are warning about an outbreak of syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease. Linda Aylesworth explains which segment of the population is being particularly hard hit. Today's News Hour on Global BC Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave.

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  • P.E.I. lobster levy will launch this spring

    When the lobster fishery begins this spring, P.E.I. will become the first province in the region where a two-cent-per-pound levy will be collected. A lobster marketing board — comprised of six executives from the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association (PEIFA) and six lobster fishermen — has been established to decide how to spend the harvesters' half of the money.

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  • How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

    Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

  • U.S. announcer thinks Saskatchewan is home to sasquatches

    NBA announcer Jeff Wade recently made a comment during a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz, claiming that Saskatchewan is named after sasquatches because that’s where all the furry Bigfoot creatures live, CTV News reports. Wade apparently made the bizarre comment in regards to Trey Lyles, who plays for the Jazz and is the first-ever NBA player from Saskatchewan, The Huffington Post reports.

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  • Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution

    Iranians stated nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power. State television aired footage of rallies in Tehran and other cities and towns across the country, many of them in frigid winter weather conditions. Many Iranian leaders appeared in the rallies.

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  • Van Gogh's famous bedroom listed on Airbnb

    The host of the Airbnb ad is named Vincent and features a portrait of the long deceased artist. The museum happens to have a show featuring all three versions the famous paintings depicting the room once inhabited by the artist while he was living in Arles, France.

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  • Ann Biscaye, former CBC broadcaster, worked to preserve Chipewyan language

    Chipewyan language advocate and former CBC North broadcaster Ann Biscaye died on Sunday while recovering from hip surgery. Biscaye was originally from Fort Resolution, N.W.T., and began her career as a Chipewyan language host at CBC North. In her intro she always used to say 'for the next hour let me entertain you,'" said Sabet Biscaye, Ann's sister.

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  • Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

    A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state regulators, the announcement by Southern California Gas Co. marked the first time the massive leak has been under control since it was reported Oct. 23. The leak is expected to cost the company, a division of Sempra Energy, $250 million to $300 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • Rare Stradivarius violin headlines Winspear performance

    Made in 1715 by famed Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari, the 'ex-Bazzini – De Vito' violin is on tour with Maestro Matteo Fedeli as part of his "A Stradivarius for the People" series of performances. The violin made its Edmonton debut with Fedeli at the Winspear Centre Thursday evening alongside pianist Emilio De Mercato.

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  • Titanic replica charts course to set sail in 2018

    You might think that the Titanic’s maiden voyage was disastrous enough that no one would dream of trying to replicate it. Aussie billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Blue Star Line have had the ambitious plan in the works to build a “Titanic II”. A spokesperson for Palmer confirmed with the Belfast Telegraph that the Titanic II is on track to set sail on its maiden voyage from Jiangsu, China to Dubai two years from now.

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  • Gambo students channel Taylor Swift for energy savings tune

    The Grade 3 class at Smallwood Academy in Gambo have channeled its inner Taylor Swift, in the hopes of winning an energy saving contest. The students said they had a lot of fun during filming. The experience has left Taylor swift fan Breanna Collins speculating on the chances their video might catch the pop singer's attention.

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  • Missed Open Enrollment? You can still buy Medigap!

    The Medicare Open Enrollment Period isn't the only time to buy Medigap coverage. You can actually buy at any time of the year.

  • Send your ex on a $3,000 Alaskan cruise through a break-up kit

    For $50, the ‘I’m not ready to be in a profile picture with you’ package comes with a box of tissues and a three-month subscription to Netflix. The 'we’re perfect … for other people,’ package, includes a 12-month Netflix subscription, a box of tissues, a snuggie blanket, a dozen of roses and chocolate, all for $250.

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  • Deformed fish found near Lac-Mégantic oil spill disaster

    Scientists have found an “unprecedented” number of fish with deformed fins, tumours and lesions in the river near the Lac-Mégantic oil spill in Quebec. A report for the provincial Environment Department says the scope and level of contamination in the Chaudière River near the site of the July 2013 disaster has decreased.

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  • From common law to 'adult interdependent relationships': How laws vary by region

    The federal government recognizes common-law partners as two people living in a conjugal relationship for a year. NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: The province's Family Law Act doesn't set out rules for division of property and debt for common-law couples as it does for married spouses. In the event of a breakup, common-law partners keep what belongs to them, whether it is something they bought or an item in their name.

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  • Global weatherman serenades co-anchors

    Wed, Feb 10: Peter Quinlan serenades co-anchors Crystal Goomansingh and Antony Robart on News Hour Final.

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  • Group urges Ottawa to allow dementia patients to request assisted death in advance

    The advocacy organization Dying With Dignity is urging Ottawa to include a provision for advance consent in right-to-die legislation that would allow people diagnosed with dementia to arrange for physician-assisted death while they are still cognitively competent to make the choice. Shanaaz Gokool, national campaigns director for the Toronto-based group, said the ability to provide advanced consent for assisted death is critical for people who have been told they have a progressive and eventually fatal medical condition such as Alzheimer's disease. A poll commissioned by Dying With Dignity and released Thursday suggests 80 per cent of Canadians agree that individuals with a terminal medical condition like dementia should be permitted to consent to assisted death in advance.

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  • Peladeau will personally pay to find headhunter for sovereignty institute

    Parti Quebecois Leader Pierre Karl Peladeau will personally pay the contract of a headhunter tasked with recruiting a director for a new institute on Quebec sovereignty. Peladeau said the timetable for the creation of the institute, which will produce studies on the advantages of Quebec independence, has not been finalized. "A headhunter has been mandated to find the management (of the institute)," he said.

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  • UBC pride flag burning: university 'confident' suspect identified

    The University of British Columbia says it's "confident" the person who burned a pride flag on campus last weekend has been identified. 

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  • Natural Resources Canada sends seismologist to record McAdam quakes

    Two seismologists from Ottawa have set up measuring equipment in the village of McAdam, which is still being rattled by earthquakes eight days after the swarm of tremors began. 

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  • 'When fairy tale falls apart:' Couples' status varies by relationship, region

    Elizabeth Abbott, author of A History of Marriage, says couples become so seduced by love itself, they forget there's more to a successful relationship and some of it is, well, unromantic. It's living together, it's having a job, it's spending money," says Abbott, a historian and senior research associate at the University of Toronto. In no situation is that more important than in common-law marriages — especially if the love affair ends or if one person dies.

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  • B.C. health officials warn of highest syphilis levels in decades among gay men

    The rate of syphilis in gay men has reached its highest level in 30 years in British Columbia, and Vancouver Coastal Health is urging regular testing. Medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson says there were nearly 500 cases of infectious syphilis reported to the health authority last year. Statistics show that 97 per cent of people diagnosed with syphilis are men, over 90 per cent are identified as gay or bisexual and the largest increase is among men between the ages of 20 and 24 years old.

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  • Economist delivers potential solutions to Canada Post's troubles in new study

    A new study is delivering some potential solutions to Canada Post's woes, including a recommendation that postage rates should be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The paper by the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary paints a grim picture for the Crown corporation under the status quo: the number of letters delivered dropped by nearly a quarter between 2006 and 2013 and is expected to keep falling. Meanwhile, the number of addresses in Canada is rising by nearly a quarter million a year.

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  • Sir Ian McKellen chokes up while reading coming out letter in novel

    The British actor was reading a passage from Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. In it, a character named Michael Tolliver writes a letter to his parents to  dissuade them from supporting anti-gay politics.

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  • Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

    Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by police, authorities said Thursday. It was all part of a sting operation by the FBI. A total of 46 current and former correctional officers, as well as two civilians and one inmate, were arrested Thursday in the latest phase of an undercover federal investigation targeting contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons, authorities said.

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  • Complaints about odour prompt changes at Winnipeg nail salon

    The Winnipeg nail salon at the centre of a workplace health complaint has made changes to improve air quality following concerns about strong odours from products it used. The smell was strong enough on a Saturday in January that it interrupted Gary Stern's breakfast at Stella's restaurant, located beside the salon in the same Osborne Street building. The University of Manitoba chemistry professor said he had just started eating when he noticed it.

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  • Obama grants monument status to vast swath of Calif. desert

    President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others. Obama, in California this week for a fundraising swing, is to make the announcement Friday. In all, he will name three specific regions national monuments — Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains (both in the Mojave Desert) and Sand to Snow in the Sonoran Desert.

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  • Applications for US jobless aid fell sharply last week

    WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.

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  • Is your insurance comp Laughing Behind Your Back?

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  • Laval gives animal services contract to controversial pound

    The City of Laval has awarded a contract to a privately-run shelter that was at the centre of an animal abuse scandal. Berger Blanc will become Laval's animal services provider after submitting a bid that was less than half the price of its closest rival. As a result of the investigation, Berger Blanc lost many of its clients, including the City of Montreal.

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  • Einstein's right again: Scientists detect ripples in gravity

    In what is being hailed as one of the biggest eureka moments in the history of physics, scientists announced Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space and time that Einstein predicted a century ago. Because the evidence of gravitational waves is captured in audio form, the finding means astronomers will now be able to hear the soundtrack of the universe and listen as violent collisions reshape the cosmos. An all-star international team of astrophysicists used an exquisitely sensitive, $1.1 billion set of twin instruments known as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, to detect a gravitational wave generated by the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion light-years from Earth.

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  • Dell's $10 billion loans for EMC buy stall

    By Michelle Sierra NEW YORK (Reuters) - The commitment deadline on $10 billion of pro-rata loans in a $45 billion financing package backing computer giant Dell’s purchase of data storage products maker EMC Corp has been extended due to a slow order book, a source close to the transaction said. Pro rata loans are primarily sold to banks, and Asian and European lenders are an important component. "Asian banks -- Chinese and Taiwanese -- they have balance sheets and an ancillary connection with Dell and EMC," a banker following the transaction said, adding documentation delays are not uncommon at this point of the marketing process.

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  • Twin brothers remembered a brave, honest, sincere and silly

    Thu, Feb 11: Loved ones and perfect strangers said goodbye to twins Jordan and Evan Caldwell at a massive memorial service on Thursday. Global’s Jill Croteau reports.

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  • John Gormley to stay on as board member at Saskatoon's Remai

    Well-known talk radio host John Gormley will remain as a "director in good standing" on the board of the Remai Modern Art Gallery, according to the board's vice-chair, Ken Smith. The following month, a group of artists called on Saskatoon's city council to remove Gormley from the board of the Remai Modern Art Gallery.

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  • Plastic industry wants Montreal suburb to halt proposed shopping bag ban

    Big Plastic is laying down the legal gauntlet against a Montreal suburb that is looking at banning plastic bags later this year. The Canadian Plastic Bag Association served the City of Brossard with a legal letter on Thursday demanding it back off on its proposed shopping-bag bylaw. Officials in the town are expected to pass a bylaw next Tuesday that would see a ban come into effect by September.

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