• 'Rounder' from Ontario raped Calgary woman in front of husband in 1995, accused testifies

    A "rounder" from Ontario named Rob repeatedly raped a Calgary woman in her home — including in front of her bound husband — more than two decades ago, Jack Kramer testified in his own defence at his sexual assault trial on Wednesday.

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  • Kate wraps up in one of Sophie Trudeau's favourite Canadian brands

    The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up in style while in the Great White North, stepping out in one of Sophie Trudeau's favourite labels! The grey coat she donned was from Canadian fashion brand Sentaler. During her visit to Carcross on Wednesday, the 34-year-old royal ditched her striking red Carolina Herrera overcoat for a designer brand which is often worn by the Canadian Prime Minister's wife.

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  • Kiefer Sutherland thinks Julia Roberts calling of their 1991 wedding was 'brave'

    Back in the nineties, Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts were one of Hollywood's biggest power couples - but all that changed when the actress abruptly called off their wedding just two days before it was set to take place. Media speculation ran rampant over the cause, but 25 years later Kiefer has opened up about his relationship with Julia and even praised his former fiancée for calling off the wedding. At the time of their split, Julia caused controversy by quickly starting a new romance with Kiefer's good friend, actor Jason Patric.

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  • Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart failure: study

    Commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory painkillers, including ibuprofen, raise the risk of hospital admission for heart failure, a large European study suggests. Several previous studies have linked use of NSAIDs with increased risk of heart failure. More than 92,000 hospital admissions for heart failure in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom were identified and compared with 8.2 million controls of the same age and sex.

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  • Tory MP says $1,300 per person for food, drink on PM's plane is 'outrageous'

    Passengers who accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first two international trips were apparently well fed. The government has revealed, in response to a written question by the Conservatives, that the cost of food and beverages supplied aboard a government Airbus used for the trips amounted to just over $1,300 per person.

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  • Vikings Motorcycle clubhouses raided by police, 10 men arrested

    Ten men were arrested following multiple raids of known biker clubhouses in Newfoundland Wednesday in a police operation that spanned the province's Avalon Peninsula. According to the RCMP, officers executed five search warrants in St. John's — and a sixth in Cupids — in a series of raids which were linked to a two-year investigation of the Vikings Motorcycle Club. RCMP and RNC officers converged on Sports Bar on Boncloddy Street in St. John's around noon, while police cruisers blocked off the downtown street.  RCMP officers were seen searching the saddle bags on a Harley Davidson motorcycle parked outside the bar.

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  • As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate

    A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks. The day after his first general election debate, Trump blamed the moderator and a bad microphone and said he was holding back to avoid embarrassing Clinton. Next time, he threatened, he might get more personal and make a bigger political issue of former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities.

    The Canadian Press
  • Blackberry exits handheld device business

    Wed, Sep 28: Waterloo-based Blackberry will no longer design and engineer handheld devices. The decision announced Wednesday is the end of an era. Sean O'Shea reports.

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  • A Yellowknife woman's torturous bathroom trip, and ensuing legal battle

    A Yellowknife woman with multiple sclerosis suffered a "humiliating experience" and was discriminated against by the N.W.T. legislative assembly when she raised concerns about the building's lack of automatic door openers, only to become trapped in a bathroom two years later partly because an opener still hadn't been installed. The assembly has widened doors, added companion seating for people in wheelchairs, and made sure some seats in the public gallery remain open for those with crutches.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow toasts her 44th birthday with a makeup-free selfie

    Gwyneth Paltrow has celebrated her 44th birthday by posting a makeup-free selfie that's floored fans. Comments immediately began pouring in from her fans, who praised the star for embracing her natural beauty, alongside birthday wishes and compliments. It's not the first time that Gwyneth has inspired her followers to embrace the ageing process.

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  • Friends rally behind Sask. man after wife dies during childbirth

    On Friday, Sept. 23, Mark Burnett, 32, and his wife Megan, 33, went to the hospital in Nipawin, Sask., about 267 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. "From there they worked on Megan and they were able to give birth to the baby. Megan unfortunately did not make it," said Daniel Kasun, a close friend of the family. "It was surreal to get news like that, and it immediately goes to 'okay, what type of supports can we give to both Mark and Mark and Megan's families and move forward from there', is really where my mind went," Kasun told CBC News.

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  • Saskatoon woman bitten by police dog can't sue, court rules

    A Saskatoon woman who was bitten by a police dog and arrested even though she didn’t do anything illegal cannot sue for damages, a judge has ruled. In August 2013, Sheila Tataquason, the complainant, was sitting in the backyard of her Avenue H home with a friend, Joshua Desnomie, when she was attacked by a Saskatoon police dog. Saskatoon police were responding to a robbery call in the area at the time and were looking for two suspects, but neither Tataquason nor Desmonie had anything to do with it.

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  • California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

    The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday. It took police more than an hour to respond because of other calls, El Cajon Lt. Rob Ransweiler said. Officers arrived at a parking lot next to a Mexican fast-food restaurant about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, and Alfred Olango, who was unarmed, was shot about a minute later, police said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jennifer Aniston's husband Justin Theroux says Brad Pitt divorce is 'terrible news for those children'

    Jennifer Aniston is keeping mum on ex Brad Pitt's divorce from Angelina Jolie, but the same can't be said for her husband Justin Theroux. "As a child of divorce, all I can say is that's terrible news for those children, and that's all you can really say," Justin, 45, told Business Insider. Justin isn't the only member of Jennifer's inner circle to comment on Brad and Angelina's separation.

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  • Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

    Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all co-operation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. Kerry's warning came in a telephone call Wednesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the State Department said, describing the latest U.S. ultimatum in Syria's 5 1/2 -year conflict. Many have gone unfulfilled, including President Barack Obama's declaration that the U.S. would take military action if Syrian President Bashar Assad crossed the "red line" of using chemical weapons.

    The Canadian Press
  • Indigenous children for sale: The money behind the Sixties Scoop

    The scoop, as it is called, refers to the era from the 1960s to the 1980s, when child welfare authorities scooped up Indigenous children and adopted them out to non-Indigenous families. Carla Williams, also from Manitoba, was adopted by a family in Holland for $6,400. Manitoba twins Diane and Debra ended up in Pennsylvania.

    CBC
  • Drug-impaired drivers to face tougher penalties in Ontario starting Oct. 2

    The Ontario government announced Wednesday they are introducing tougher penalties for drivers under the influence of drugs — that match the fines already in place for drunk drivers. 

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  • Family of Jermaine Carby, shot dead by officer, sues Peel police for $12M

    "Senechal racially profiled Mr. Carby and concluded, without any lawful basis, that he was involved in criminal activity," the lawsuit reads. When the confrontation between police and Carby escalated, an eyewitness recalled that Carby was walking towards the officers with his arms open when he was shot. Video of the incident had police officers telling him to "drop the knife," although witnesses said it wasn't clear at the time if he was holding a knife.

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  • Family, police seek help in 'suspicious' disappearance of New Brunswick woman

    Tears ran down Gillian Fletcher's cheeks and her voice cracked as the New Brunswick woman pleaded publicly for any information that might solve the mysterious disappearance of her daughter nearly a month ago. Jami Springer was last confirmed to have been seen in the late afternoon of Aug. 31 on McLaughlin Drive in Moncton, and police call the 27-year-old woman's disappearance suspicious. Fletcher said members of her family have been searching, and flooding social media with pictures of Springer in the hopes someone will recognize her and have information to help find her.

    The Canadian Press
  • University of Alberta researcher says tight collar removed from injured polar bear

    University of Alberta researchers will no longer collar young polar bears, after a tracking collar was finally removed from a bear that gained notoriety a year ago for an image of its bloodied neck. The male bear was collared years ago by U of A researchers studying polar bear movements within the southern Beaufort Sea. The bear was released and there are no ongoing concerns about its well-being, biological sciences professor Andrew Derocher said.

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  • Justin Trudeau and Emma Watson chat about women's issues

    Actor Emma Watson sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday in Ottawa. Watson, who is also a UN women's goodwill ambassador, said the gender parity in Canada's cabinet is "inspiring."

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  • Tebow homers in 1st at-bat for Mets in instructional debut

    Tim Tebow made a powerful first impression for the New York Mets instructional league. The former NFL quarterback homered on the first pitch he saw Wednesday in his instructional league debut, against the St. Louis Cardinals. "It was fun," said Tebow, who went 1 for 6 and put the ball in play in each plate appearance.

    The Canadian Press
  • Student surprises teacher with a pair of Air Jordans to say thanks

    Video of a Texas teenager’s thoughtful present for his teacher is making a shiny red apple on the first day of school look pretty tame in comparison. “Coach” Thomas Walser is a teacher at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas who works in the AVID school program, which helps students traditionally underrepresented in higher education prepare for college and careers. In a since viral video posted to Twitter, Hector can be seen presenting Coach Walser with a pair of his very own pair of Air Jordan sneakers.

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  • 30-month sentence for hit-and-run driver who killed young Edmonton mom

    Kenneth Didechko, convicted in the 2012 hit-and-run death of a young Edmonton mother and then lying to police about it, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison. Germain sentenced Didechko to two years behind bars for the hit-and-run collision that killed pedestrian Faith Jackson.

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  • Alberta government reviewing eligibility and make-up of executive fleet

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said she is awaiting a report on whether the government's executive vehicles fleet meets environmental and eligibility requirements. Questions are being raised about why the government continues to provide vehicles to members of cabinet, deputy ministers and independent officers of the legislative assembly. The government wants to balance safety with cost-effectiveness and will also look at vehicle emissions, the premier said.

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