• Trump a 'puppet' of Putin? WikiLeaks target isn't who you may think, Russia experts say

    One way or another, experts say, if Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, the Russian president is likely less interested in propping up Donald Trump's candidacy than in trying to expose American democracy itself as a farce. During the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton accused Trump, the Republican, of allowing himself to be manipulated by Moscow. Speaking about suspected Russian hackers leaking documents that could boost Trump's chances of winning, Clinton said Putin "would rather have a puppet as president of the United States" than a candidate willing to stand up for American interests.

  • A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy

    There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.

    The Canadian Press
  • Family in fatal crash was moving back to Fort McMurray, friends say

    A woman killed with her sister in a horrific highway crash near Myrnam was in the midst of moving back to Fort McMurray with her two sons and their dog, grieving friends say. Alana Yeo Wenger, 37, of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Amy Wenger, 32, of Victoria, B.C., died Wednesday when their northbound SUV was broadsided by a westbound semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 881 and Highway 45, 170 kilometres east of Edmonton. Alana Yeo Wenger was driving the SUV.

  • Accused killer makes another confession

    Debbie Doonanco confessed to killing her ex-husband during a hushed conversation in a hospital bathroom, her former friend testified at Doonanco's murder trial in St. Paul, Alta., Thursday. Koreen Doonanco, the wife of Debbie's first cousin, told the jury she questioned the 54-year-old retired school teacher when she visited her at the hospital in Bonnyville, Alta. "Did you do something bad?" Koreen Doonanco recalled asking.

  • Alberta restaurant rewards woman for not drinking and driving

    Paula Grzelak-Schultz didn’t expect to be recognized for walking home from the pub after a few drinks, but when she went to pick up her car the next morning, she found that her responsible decision had been noticed. It all started when Grzelak-Schultz had spent some time at Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar in Sherwood Park, Alta. After consuming wine, the woman decided it would be best to walk home instead of driving. “Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight.

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  • Philippine president announces separation from US

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony. The rapprochement between the two Asia nations could widen a political rift between the United States and the Philippines, whose recently elected leader has made no secret of its antipathy for America and ordered an end to joint manoeuvrs between their militaries. "Your honours , in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military and economics also," Duterte said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Sheen's 'Wild Thing' will not make pitch in World Series

    Wild Thing will have to stay in the bullpen during the World Series. While actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie "Major League" offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games, Major League Baseball said the choices have already been made. A spokesman told the AP on Friday that MLB has worked with the Indians to identify "former franchise greats" to throw out the first pitch for the games in Cleveland.

    The Canadian Press
  • Quebec Liberal steps down from provincial caucus after sex-assault allegation

    Quebec Deputy Government House Leader Gerry Sklavounos stepped down from the Liberal caucus on Thursday after a young woman alleged she was sexually assaulted by someone in the party. Premier Philippe Couillard issued statement confirming Sklavounos will sit as an independent member of the legislature. "In light of the information published today in the media regarding an accusation of sexual assault, I am announcing that (Sklavounos) has stepped down from caucus," Couillard said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Peel Police say videos show street racing caused fatal Brampton crash

    Thu, Oct 20: Police are looking to speak to a person of interest they believe was engaged in a race along Bovaird Drive with Callisto Mendonca on Thanksgiving night before the crash. Mark Carcasole reports.

    Global News
  • Pictures of the week: Sculptures, storms and sunsets

    Our pick of the best images from the last seven days.

    Matilda Long
  • Dog stuck at bottom of well for 27 days has 'a real zest for life'

    A dog trapped for nearly a month in an old well is recovering after the amazing ordeal. "This dog, Bruno, had a real zest for life and will to live," John Billesberger said a few days after his dog, a Labrador retriever, was found at the muddy bottom of a long-forgotten well which was about three metres deep. John and Cindy Billesberger, who live on a farm in the Estevan, Sask., area, have three retrievers.

  • Why drinking and escape rooms don’t mix and other tips from Canadian game masters

    [A group attempts to escape as they try one of five puzzle rooms at Epic Escape Game of Denver, Co. John Leyba/Getty Images]

    Daily Brew
  • Nearly 1,000 private-pay MRIs in Sask. so far this year

    According to the province, in a period ranging from February until the end of September 2016, 943 private MRI scans were performed in the province. Facilities conducting these scans are required to provide a second scan for free to someone on the public wait list.

  • Dam failure a quake risk for Campbell River

    Officials in Campbell River are urging residents to prepare for massive flooding when the 'Big One' hits. While many areas on the coast risk inundation from the sea, the danger in Campbell River will come from inland, where there are two large dams to the west of the city. "It is predicted by BC Hydro that our old dams will not survive a catastrophic earthquake," Shaun Koopman, the protective services coordinator for Strathcona Regional District, said in an interview with On the Island's Gregor Craigie.

  • Andre De Grasse trades spikes for books, fulfilling promise to mom

    TORONTO — Andre De Grasse is on a break between classes at the University of Southern California, and for once he has nowhere to be.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bruno the dog survives after being trapped in old well for weeks in Saskatchewan

    For Bruno the Labrador retriever, all's well that ends well. The lucky dog is recovering under a vet's care after being trapped at the bottom of a well for almost a month near Estevan, Sask. Bruno lay deep in an old well, his paws stuck in the mud.

    The Canadian Press
  • Manitoba Liberals to announce interim leader

    The Manitoba Liberals will announce a new interim leader at a news conference Friday morning. The former leader of the provincial Liberals was lawyer Rana Bokhari, who stepped down weeks after the party took three seats in the election last April. Bokhari was defeated in her attempt to gain a seat in the Manitoba Legislature after a grueling campaign that featured several gaffs by the Liberals.

  • First World War medals returned to Yarmouth County hometown

    The medals of a First World War veteran have been returned to his home village in Yarmouth County, N.S. An American, Gary Wolf of Oregon, bought the medals, which belonged to the late Pte. Lucien Eldridge d'Entremont, through the online auction site, eBay, for $60. The American's retirement hobby is to take war medals out of the commercial trade by tracing their roots to the soldier's hometown, said Bernice d'Entremont, director of the Pubnico Acadian Museum.

  • Why learning computer coding is so important, according to advocates

    Reading, writing and arithmetic might not be enough to compete in Canada's future job market, say technology experts. By 2020 there will be 200,000 communications and information technology jobs that need filling in Canada — and there won't be enough people to fill them, according to a report from the Information and Communications Technology Council. According to Kirsten Sutton, Managing Director of SAP Labs Canada — a technology development centre — the opportunities to dive into the tech center have never been greater.

  • Toronto Daycare: A System in Trouble - Part 3

    Thu, Oct 20: Toronto's Children's Services presented their new report on childcare to city council. The major finding: three out of four families cannot afford daycare. The study offers three different ideas to make child care more affordable. Melanie Zettler has more.

    Global News
  • No sign teen was on downward spiral before suicide, social worker says

    Kyleigh Crier seemed to be making strides and appeared excited about the future before her suicide, a social worker who had formed a bond with her, told a fatality inquiry Thursday. Rejena Miles wiped away tears as she shared details of her time working with Crier in the six months before her death in an Edmonton group home. At the time, Miles was a social worker with the non-profit agency iHuman, which takes an arts-based approach to helping at-risk youth.

  • Drug death toll reaches new peak in B.C. with 555 deaths in nine months

    More people in British Columbia have died in the first nine months of this year from illicit drug overdoses compared with all of last year and despite the declaration of a public health emergency. The Public Safety Ministry, citing the latest numbers from the B.C. Coroners Service, said Thursday there have been 555 illicit drug deaths from January to the end of September this year, compared with 508 deaths for 2015. The coroners service said fentanyl was detected in 30 per cent of illicit drug deaths last year.

    The Canadian Press
  • 29 tenants sign on at cSPACE 'arts incubator' in Calgary's old King Edward School

    As renovations continue at the old King Edward School in South Calgary, which is being converted into an "incubator" space for professional artists to work and collaborate, dozens of tenants have now signed on to be part of the project.

  • Canadian Olympian Clayton unbeaten as a pro after win over Agaton

    MONTREAL — Custio Clayton (10-0) of Dartmouth, N.S. stopped Ramses Agaton (17-5-3) in the eighth round in a welterweight battle Thursday night at the Montreal Casino.

    The Canadian Press
  • Farmers feel federal transport minister heard concerns over grain transportation

    Farm groups say they think federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau heard their concerns about moving grain by rail and they'll wait to see if changes are on track. Jim Wickett, chairman of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said they told Garneau about the need for competition in the rail industry and accountability.

    The Canadian Press


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