• '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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  • Suspect in abduction once called a hoax set to plead guilty

    A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney charged with a bizarre kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax planned to plead guilty Thursday to snatching the young woman from her California home last year, federal prosecutors said. Matthew Muller was set to enter the new plea, said Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento, but she did not provide further details. Muller previously pleaded not guilty to abducting Denise Huskins in March 2015.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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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  • Police took over 1 hour to respond, about 1 minute to shoot

    It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping centre in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. Alfred Olango pulled a large electronic cigarette, known as a vape pen, from his pocket and pointed at the police officer who fired, while a second officer stood nearby trying to subdue him with a stun gun, El Cajon police said. The details emerged Wednesday in the shooting of Olango, who was having an emotional breakdown over the recent death of his best friend, an attorney said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Denver marijuana farms make unwelcome neighbours

    EDITOR'S NOTE: With Canada poised to legalize marijuana in 2017, CBC News reporter Solomon Israel went to Denver to see how the fledgling pot industry there has affected where people live, their health concerns and how it shapes public spending. While that's sparked complaints to police and local councillors, it could be worse: Torontonians could be living near an urban marijuana farm. ​That's exactly what's happened to residents from a cluster of neighbourhoods in northeastern Denver, where recreational marijuana sales became legal at the beginning of 2014.

    CBC
  • Train crashes into New Jersey station; 1 dead, 100-plus hurt

    A commuter train plowed into the bustling Hoboken rail station during the morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some critically, in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding after the arriving New Jersey Transit train crashed through a barrier at the end of the track. Nancy Bido, a passenger on the train, told WNBC-TV in New York that the train didn't slow as it pulled into the station.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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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  • Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

    Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing no sign of making big changes to his message or debate preparation before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton. Democrat Clinton, meanwhile, pushed to improve her standing among younger voters with the help of the president, Sen. Bernie Sanders and other key allies, 48 hours after a debate performance that seemed to spark badly needed enthusiasm. "Why would we change if we won the debate?" former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a key Trump ally and travelling partner this week, told The Associated Press.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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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  • Canadian delegation departs for funeral of Shimon Peres

    Justin Trudeau has left for Jerusalem with a Canadian delegation, to attend the funeral of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says Peres worked hard for peace.

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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
  • City orders vermin-infested, 'unsafe' Halifax apartments shut down

    Kent Mullin is homeless but in a way, he's relieved. The evacuation of the building, in Halifax's Fairview neighbourhood, was ordered by police in a bylaw crackdown by the municipality. "Unsafe living conditions" and fire violations triggered the unusual action taken by the city, said Brendan Elliott, a spokesperson for the Halifax Regional Municipality.

    CBC
  • 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.

    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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  • Man pleads guilty in New Brunswick Museum plaque theft case

    A man accused in the case of four stolen bronze plaques from the New Brunswick museum pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of stolen property. Marion pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property, valued over $5,000, between July 27 and Aug. 2.

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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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  • Bettman says World Cup will live on; future format will be reviewed with NHLPA

    Black-and-orange T-shirts with the crest of Team North America line the Air Canada Centre gift shop, while the patchwork Team Europe lines up on one side of the World Cup of Hockey final. Mike Babcock, the two-time gold medal-winning head coach for Canada, has long professed his belief that the World Cup could never replace the Olympics.

    The Canadian Press
  • Edmonton nightclub employee faces 18 new charges

    A 29-year-old Edmonton nightclub employee accused of three sexual assaults is facing 18 new charges after police began looking for other possible victims. On Aug. 10, Matthew McKnight was charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault and unlawful confinement in relation to three alleged victims. McKnight is expected to appear in court on Nov. 7.

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  • Own a dog or a cat in Montreal? Here's what's next

    Montreal has passed its controversial animal control bylaw that will ban new ownership of pit bull and pit bull-type dogs, starting next week. The new regulations will apply to all 19 boroughs and are to come into effect Monday. Montrealers who already own a pit bull or related dog will have to acquire a special permit by the end of 2016, in order to keep their pet.

    CBC
  • Memorial held for couples who vanished at Bras d'Or Lake

    An early-morning ceremony took place in both Big Pond, N.S., and Eskasoni on Wednesday to remember four adults who crossed the Bras d'Or Lake in a boat 80 years ago.

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  • Great exercise routine for men with prostate cancer

    A new exercise program is being piloted in Mantioba at the Reh FIt Centre and we were joined by some trainers on Global News Morning to show us how this exercise routine can help men with prostate cancer.

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  • Philippines' President Duterte to scrap war games with US

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said joint military exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills, although his foreign secretary quickly said the decision was not final. Duterte made the comments while addressing Filipino community members in Hanoi late Wednesday night, noting that the Philippines will maintain its military alliance with the U.S. because they share a 65-year-old mutual defence treaty. During a two-day visit to Vietnam, Duterte said he wants to establish new trade and commercial alliances with China and Russia, and that Beijing doesn't want the war games.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

    CBC
  • Judge approves $50 M residential school settlement: 'Everybody is thrilled'

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An emotional, decade-long battle ended quickly Wednesday for hundreds of former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools. After a two-day hearing, a provincial Supreme Court judge gave his expedited approval for a $50 million class-action settlement with the federal government. "Everybody is thrilled," said the plaintiffs' lawyer, Steven Cooper.

    The Canadian Press
  • BlackBerry avoids smartphone risk with outsource move: CEO

    By Alastair Sharp WATERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd's decision to outsource the development of its smartphones helps it avoid the risks of a competitive market and focus on its more lucrative businesses of software and managing rival devices, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The company's shares rose 5 percent as investors welcomed a further shift away the money-losing handset business, in which BlackBerry had gone from being a market leader to trailing far behind rivals like Apple Inc . BlackBerry said it was in late-stage discussions for a similar deal in China and working on several India initiatives.

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