• $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. Fittingly, Toca and Rosas were hanging out on a day off when Rosas decided to check a lottery ticket at Oakridge mall in January 2007. It was Toca who tried to calm her good friend down at a nearby food court after Rosas learned she had won $4.163 million.

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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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  • 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.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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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  • '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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Watch Princess Charlotte's milestone first steps on the royal tour

    She's still a little unsteady, but all eyes were on Princess Charlotte's too-cute toddle at Victoria's Government House on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 29) as she attended a children's party. This is the first time we have seen Prince George's little sister actually walking.

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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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  • 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
  • Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favourite world leader

    Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign. The third-party candidate, in a television appearance Wednesday, was unable to produce the name of a single foreign leader he respected. Prodded to come up with something, he finally settled on a former president of Mexico — but couldn't recall his name.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

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  • 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 said she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired. Tulsa officer Betty Shelby, who is expected to plead not guilty to first-degree manslaughter at her arraignment on Friday, 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Ex-city employees subcontracted to recycle winter sand

    Edmonton city staff and council members are concerned that former city employees manage Sand Recycling Ltd., the company carrying out the beleaguered winter sand recycling program. A cooling off period would mean there would be a set amount of time that has to pass before a former city employee can be directly or indirectly contracted to do work for the city. City manager Linda Cochrane said there is "no question" Edmonton needs to pursue this.

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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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