• 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.

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  • Royal Tour: BC resident recalls hilarious moment when 'typical mom' Kate helped a little chef

    TAP FOR GALLERY Kate helped this adorable young chef get picture ready. Speaking with Hello!, Alison Love, a board member of the Okanagan Chef’s Association, recalled a hilarious moment from Prince William and Kate's visit to the Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna on day four of the tour. A beautiful picture was captured after a little coaxing on Kate's part.

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  • Trump broke U.S. law with dealings in Cuba, Newsweek report says

    Another bombshell has landed on Donald Trump's presidential run from Newsweek, which in a story released Thursday alleges the billionaire businessman broke U.S. law by doing business with Cuba. Seven Arrows then told Trump executives how to obscure any dealings in Cuba by linking the money to a false charity, the Newsweek report alleges.

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  • Foster parents lose emergency motion in Supreme Court to keep Metis toddler

    The British Columbia foster parents of a Metis toddler have lost an emergency motion in the Supreme Court of Canada to keep the little girl until their appeal is settled. The couple's lawyer says the Children's Ministry plans to fly her to Ontario today to live with non-aboriginal adoptive parents and her biological sisters, whom she has never met. The Vancouver Island couple filed leave to appeal to the Supreme Court and sought an injunction to stop the ministry from moving the girl until their leave application is decided.

    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.

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  • Teen's mother 'shocked and saddened' by school shooting

    Authorities said the shooting began Wednesday afternoon at the teen's house about 2 miles from rural Townville Elementary School, where he gunned down his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey Osborne. South says Tiffney Osborne found out about the shooting through media reports. Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said earlier that she was at work at the time of the shooing.

    The Canadian Press
  • B.C. city inks deal requiring foreign-language bus-stop ads be half in English

    A Vancouver-area city where nearly half the residents identify as ethnically Chinese is requiring that all bus-stop ads be at least 50-per-cent English. Richmond signed a contract earlier this year with advertising agency Pattison Outdoor, and it includes a provision ordering all foreign-language ads to be half in English in terms of space, font size, content and detail. The contract came into effect on Aug. 1, about two years after the city backed down on a controversial proposal to impose the same English-language requirements on business signage.

    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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  • Group of bishops issue guidelines that refuse funerals in assisted death cases

    The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have issued guidelines that say priests should refuse funerals for some people who have assisted suicide. The document calls physician-assisted death a "grave sin" that contradicts the teachings of the Catholic church. It says priests should weigh the circumstances of each funeral request, but those for high-profile assisted deaths should be refused.

    The Canadian Press
  • Whirling disease affecting fish confirmed in 6 more locations near Banff National Park

    Officials have confirmed the deadly whirling disease, which affects fish, has been found at six more locations in waterways near Banff National Park.

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  • US tried to deport slain refugee twice

    U.S. authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb, but his native Uganda refused to take him, resulting in his release. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Alfred Olango stopped reporting to officers in February 2015. Spokeswoman Virginia Kice did not know if officers tried to find him after that.

    The Canadian Press
  • The Latest: Clinton, Trump comment on New Jersey train crash

    The presidential nominees are extending their best wishes to the victims of the New Jersey train crash. Democrat Hillary Clinton said from Iowa on Thursday that she was sending her "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and their families. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says most of the injuries in the Hoboken train crash came from people aboard the train, not standing on the platform.

    The Canadian Press
  • Watch Princess Mary of Denmark dance the night away with Prince Frederik

    On Wednesday night Mary and Frederik donned their finest for the gala at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building in Washington. Frederik gave a speech and after dinner he and his wife of 12 years took to the dance floor. The Danish royal palace posted a video of the couple dancing, arm-in-arm with Frederik taking the lead.

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  • 2nd coach in England loses job after newspaper sting

    A British newspaper investigation led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England on Thursday. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope which the Telegraph said contained 5,000 pounds ($6,500) from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the northern club.

    The Canadian Press
  • Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in kidnap once called a hoax

    A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping in a bizarre case that police in California initially dismissed as a hoax. A shackled Matthew Muller acknowledged in federal court in Sacramento that he snatched a woman and held her for ransom. Muller, 39, could face life in prison when he is sentenced, though prosecutors have agreed as part of his guilty plea to recommend a maximum term of 40 years.

    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.

    CBC
  • Prince George, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge enjoy balloons, animal rides in Victoria, B.C.

    Prince George of Cambridge and his sister, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, attended a children’s event at the Government House in Victoria, B.C. on Thursday. The children of Prince William and Kate were seen riding animals and playing with balloons.

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  • Clinton struggling to win over the young voters she needs

    John Morales was interning for Bernie Sanders' campaign when the longshot Democratic candidate's hopes started to fade in the spring. In many ways Johnson and Sanders are ideological opposites. The Vermont senator is an opponent of foreign trade deals and won over many younger voters in the primaries by calling for enormous government spending to guarantee universal health care and free college tuition.

    The Canadian Press
  • Banned Rose appeals to Hall of Fame for eligibility

    Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball's Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown. A seven-page letter to Hall president Jeff Idelson on Tuesday made the case that the settlement agreement reached by Rose and then-Commissioner Bart Giamatti didn't include a provision that he be ineligible for election to the Hall of Fame. "At the time Pete agreed to the settlement, the consequences of being placed on the ineligible list were clear and specific — and did not include a Hall of Fame prohibition," according to the letter, signed by Rose's longtime attorney Raymond C. Genco and attorney Mark Rosenbaum.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mentally ill Ottawa man accused in 2014 hammer attack found not criminally responsible once again

    An Ottawa man has been found not criminally responsible for a serious crime for the fourth time, believed to be a Canadian legal record. Jeff Weber, 32, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon after he attacked a 55-year-old with a hammer in December 2014. Ontario Court Justice Matthew Webber announced his ruling in court Thursday morning, saying it was clear from witness descriptions that the accused was hallucinating when the attack took place.

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  • Mock ferry wreck tests international rescue coordination

    U.S. and Canadian rescue agencies rushed to the scene of a simulated ferry boat wreck in the Juan de Fuca Strait this week to test international cooperation during marine emergencies. "We made it as real as possible by not letting some of the operational units know," said Lt. Dana Warr, a public affairs officer with the U.S. Coast Guard. The joint exercise was designed to help all the agencies involved better understand each other's capabilities. Time is of the essence for rescues in the area because of the water temperature, Warr said.

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  • 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.

    CBC
  • Manitoba logs largest annual population growth rate, province says

    Manitoba broke its own record last year for population growth, the province announced Wednesday. From June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2016, the province's population increased by 22,147 people, or 1.71 per cent, said growth, enterprise and trade minister Cliff Cullen in a release.

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  • Swift Current company fined $42,000 for 2014 sewer deaths

    A Swift Current company, J&D Sewer Services, has been fined a total of $42,000 for failing to provide adequate safety training to two Calgary men who died in a workplace accident near Fox Valley, Sask., located approximately 426 kilometres west of Regina. The workers died after being exposed to hydrogen sulfide in a sewer line.

    CBC
  • Rihanna brings her Fenty x Puma collection to Paris Fashion Week

    Wednesday night (Sept. 28) boasted one of the most anticipated shows at Paris Fashion Week this season, and the style set came in hordes! It was none other than the launch of Rihanna's Fenty x Puma SS17 collection. Rihanna, who was announced as the label's creative directorin December 2014, debuted her SS17 collection to a star-studded crowd at Hotelde Salomon De Rothschild. Rihanna appeared to be in her element as she waved to the audiencebefore the models showcased the rest of the collection, which fused sportswearwith luxe Marie Antoinette influences.

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