• '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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  • Brad Pitt cancels premiere appearance and issues new statement on divorce

    Amid his ongoing divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt has confirmed that he will not be attending the premiere of his latest film, Voyage of Time. Though the star was scheduled to make an appearance at the screening on Wednesday (Sept. 28), he revealed in a new statement that his priority is to remain "focused on my family."

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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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  • Denmark's crown prince couple kick off 2 day Boston trip

    Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Mary are kicking off a two-day trade mission to Boston. On Thursday, Frederik is scheduled to join Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for an event at Boston University highlighting ways to promote urban sustainability and climate resilience, including ways to "future-proof" cities. On Friday, the couple will be greeted by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker at the Statehouse and join a business luncheon.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • Former exotic dancer not buying Joel North's 'white knight' defence of stripper tweet

    A former exotic dancer in St. John's says she doesn't accept the defence of Joel North — a private radio host who left his job after he told a woman she'd do better by stripping online. "He can't say, 'oh no, I was really being the white-knight of the strippers, and I was actually the one being so kind and so good-hearted here," Michelle Keep, who is also a volunteer with the St. John's Status of Women Council, said. North, a DJ on Coast 101.1, tweeted a message to a woman broadcasting herself playing video games last week, telling her she'd get more viewers if she was stripping.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • A tale of two schools: One's half empty, one's extra full

    Birchwood Intermediate and Stone Park Intermediate teach the same grades in the same city — Charlottetown — but  student enrolment numbers couldn't be more different. Birchwood has 227, leaving it more than half empty. "I know there's a lot of way underpopulated schools and there's no choice but to probably rezone," said Stone Park parent Eric Broadbent.

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  • Trudeau praises late former Israeli PM Shimon Peres as 'real friend to Canada'

    Canadian leaders of all stripes are paying tribute to Shimon Peres, remembering the Israeli statesman for his tireless dedication to Israel and peace. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose and Gov. Gen. David Johnston were just some of those who remembered the former Israeli leader and Nobel laureate who died Wednesday at the age of 93. "Shimon Peres was, above all, a man of peace and a man dedicated to the well-being of the Jewish people," Trudeau said.

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  • Officials: Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3

    A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said. The shooter wounded two students and a teacher Wednesday afternoon outside rural Townville Elementary but was apprehended before he could get inside the building, Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said. Firefighter Jamie Brock, a 30-year veteran of the Townville Volunteer Fire Department down the road from the school, "just took him down," the sheriff said.

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  • Pesticide chemical found in animals along eastern coast: government study

    Government research has found the presence of a chemical used in pesticides in fish, birds and a mammal from the St. Lawrence River to the south Florida coast. "We found 100 per cent detection frequency of these compounds in the blood of those organisms," said Amila De Silva, an environmental chemist with Environment Canada. De Silva said levels remain low, but the little-studied family of chemicals known as PFPIAs in northern pike, cormorants and dolphins suggests related substances may also be in the environment.

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  • Ponzi schemer Rashida Samji sentenced to 6 years in prison

    Rashida Samji was found guilty on 14 counts of fraud relating to 284 named investors and companies who were led to believe their money was being invested in a winery's planned expansion to South Africa and South America. Rideout also said Samji used her victims' money to live the kind of comfortable lifestyle she could no longer afford. Samji hooked investors by promising steady, secure returns of up to 12 per cent. In reality, money from new investors was used to pay dividends to old ones.

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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.

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  • 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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  • Evidence Russian missile shot down Flight MH17 unlikely to bring closure to victims' families

    Ajax, Ont., resident Andrei Anghel was travelling to Bali with his girlfriend, Olga Ioppa, when the plane crashed in July 2014. Anghel, 24, was a medical student in Romania. Anghel's sister, Alexandra, who goes by Lexi, says the family knew the report wouldn't lay specific blame, but would help them get some answers.

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