• $4.1M lottery win a loss for former friends

    In a decision which serves as a parable both about friendship and the importance of writing things down, Justice Marguerite Church details the sad demise of the friendship Rosas once enjoyed with her friend Hermenisabel Toca.

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  • Kate Hudson wouldn't mind if her next boyfriend looked like Brad Pitt

    Since splitting from ex fiancé Matt Bellamy in 2014, the 37-year-old actress opened up on Howard Stern's radio show this week about her dating prospects and the fact that she wouldn't turn down the newly single star. "You know what I really want right now?" Kate said. Kate has been linked to a number of famous faces in the past – including Nick Jonas, Derek Hough and Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez.

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  • 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
  • Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

    Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans. Then on Aug. 21, Monique Causey woke to discover that her son had sneaked out of the house. Malik Causey was one of 91 homicide victims in Chicago in August, the deadliest month in the city in two decades and the latest milestone for a metropolis becoming known for its murder rate.

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  • Landlord's lawyer says tenants 'sabotaged' Fairview apartments

    George Tsimiklis is the owner and landlord of the 12-unit building at 22 Evans Avenue in the Halifax neighbourhood of Fairview. Moore said the family-run company, which advertises under the name Olive Branch, rents to people who receive income assistance and a shelter allowance.

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  • Raw: Panda Pandamonium Erupts in Chungdu, China

    Almost two dozen panda cubs were introduced to the public on Thursday in China's central city of Chengdu, drawing crowds and the cameras to a breeding base. (Sept. 29)

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  • Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

    Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. "An impeachment for lying," Trump said Thursday at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, referring to the effort to remove Bill Clinton from office for lying about his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The Republican nominee's decision to dredge up the former president's sexual history is a risky move in his campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton, whose own team isn't fazed by the attack line.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto lawyer accused of sexually assaulting three teenage girls

    A 32-year-old Toronto lawyer has been charged in connection with four alleged sexual assaults against teenage girls. Toronto police allege that three girls — aged 14, 15 and 16 — were targeted in public places such as subway stations and a food court and sexually assaulted. Matthew Pinfold of the sex crimes unit told a news conference on Thursday that one of the girls was allegedly sexually assaulted on Sept. 12.

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  • 'A young man threatened to kill me and my whole family': Calgary nightclub bouncer on what the job is like

    An experienced doorman says the death of Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks outside the Marquee Beer Market and Stage highlights the escalating violence at nightclubs in the city.

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  • Kamloops man dies of fentanyl-related overdose after Kelowna wedding

    Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for tips leading to the person selling the opioid-laced drug that resulted in the man's death. "We just want that information about who's selling ... because this is killing people, and we want to help police put a stop to it," said Crime Stoppers coordinator Gerry Guiltenane.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in kidnap once called a hoax

    Matthew Muller pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Sacramento, acknowledging he used computer-generated voices, blackened swim goggles, liquid sleeping medication and numerous props in the abduction of Denise Huskins last year from the Vallejo home she shared with boyfriend Aaron Quinn. Under the plea deal, federal prosecutors agreed to seek no more than 40 years in prison, but Muller's attorney, Thomas Johnson, said he fears U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley will impose a life term when Muller is sentenced on Jan. 19. During the kidnapping Muller put blackened swim goggles over the eyes of Huskins and Quinn and headphones over their ears to play a recorded warning that Huskins' face would be cut or she would be hurt with an electric shock if they didn't comply, according to court documents.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man pleads guilty to killing wife and her daughter with hammer and a bat

    In his suicide note, Gerald Rushton said he loved his common-law wife and her daughter. The Nova Scotia man wrote the note after he killed both of them in 2013 — using a claw hammer to bludgeon the younger woman and a bat to beat her mother — but his suicide attempt failed.

    The Canadian Press
  • Woman who faces eviction over service dog to get help from dog trainer

    A 72-year-old Winnipeg woman with Alzheimer's who was told to get rid of her dog or face eviction will be getting some help from a Manitoba dog trainer. Donna Davidson's condo has a strict no-pets policy, and the condo board has refused to recognize her dog, Kaos, as a service animal because it lacks official certification. "You have this really sweet elderly woman, her son's a firefighter, her husband is a military veteran, and basically our board said 'just make it happen'," said George Leonard, a certified master dog trainer with MSAR Service Dogs.

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  • Body found at Vancouver's historic Gabriola Mansion

    A 48-year-old man is in custody after Vancouver police discovered a body at a historic building in downtown Vancouver. The building known as the Gabriola Mansion, on Davie Street in Vancouver's West End, was cordoned off by police around 8 p.m. PT Wednesday evening. It takes its name from Gabriola Island, the source of the distinctive greenish sandstone from which it is built.

    CBC
  • Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

    Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C — not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves — takes effect Saturday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his hometown in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and ways for their governments to fight transnational crimes, including illegal drugs. Duterte has said his public death threats against drug suspects are designed to scare them to stop selling drugs and to discourage would-be users.

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  • 'Indeed racist': Inuit want Ottawa police to suspend sergeant over online comments

    It's not good enough for Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau to say officers are human beings with biases and not suspend the sergeant who allegedly posted racist online comments about the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, say many Inuit. "It's heartbreaking," said Anirniq Aningmiuq another one of Pootoogook's cousins, in Inuktitut.

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  • India says it has struck militants across Kashmir frontier

    India said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours . Pakistan dismissed the reports that India's military had targeted "terrorist launch pads" inside the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir. Islamabad said instead that two of its soldiers were killed in "unprovoked" firing by India across the border.

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  • Man in Trudeau selfie linked to RCMP terror investigation

    The worries about a suspect in a terror investigation seen posing for a selfie last year with the prime minister go far beyond the anxiety of how he got that close. A joint CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has learned that the man is one of at least four Quebec men of interest to the RCMP for their alleged connection to the 2012 kidnappings of two Americans in Syria.

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  • Polish explorer says he's found deepest underwater cave

    A team of explorers say they have discovered the world's deepest underwater cave, 404 metres (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice. Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski, who led the team, told The Associated Press Friday he felt like a "Columbus of the 21th century" to have made the discovery. Starnawski, 48, found the cave Tuesday in the flooded limestone Hranicka Propast, or Hranice Abyss, which he has explored since 1998.

    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.

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  • Ottawa police advisory committee member urges officer's suspension over racist comments

    A member of a committee that advises Ottawa police on relations with visible minorities and Indigenous communities says a police sergeant who allegedly posted offensive comments about the death of an acclaimed Inuk artist should be suspended while an internal investigation into his actions takes place. The comments came from the Facebook account of Chris Hrnchiar, who the complainant noted appeared to be an Ottawa police sergeant.

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  • Fewer campers at private campgrounds during burn ban

    Fewer campers set up the tents and trailers at the LaHave River Campground this year, and owner Angela Doiron blames the downturn on burning restrictions this summer. "Camping and campfires are synonymous," said Doiron. Without campfires, Doiron said, some campers decided to forego the experience.

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