Carrie Underwood announces return after ’gruesome’ accident

Country superstar Carrie Underwood teased her new single on Instagram with a close-up photo of her eye with glitter in the shape of tears falling from it. Her caption said "This Wednesday, April 11, 6am ET." Then on Monday morning the Academy of Country Music announced that she would be performing her new single at the show on Sunday.

The performance will mark Underwood's return to the stage and spotlight following her fall in November 2017, requiring the singer to get 40 to 50 stitches on her face.

  • Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist
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    Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

    President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued to deny they killed the writer, but there were indications the story could soon change. While Trump commented at the White House, Turkish crime scene investigators finally entered the Saudi consulate to comb the building where Khashoggi was last seen alive two weeks ago.

  • Koreas to reconnect roads, rail, U.S. concerned over easing sanctions
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    Koreas to reconnect roads, rail, U.S. concerned over easing sanctions

    The agreement on transport links came during talks in the border village of Panmunjom aimed at following up on the third summit this year between South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, last month. The two sides agreed to hold ceremonies in late November or early December to inaugurate work on reconnecting railways and roads that have been cut since the 1950-53 Korean War.

  • NDP MPs Blast Liberals For Breaking Promise With Proposed Charity Tax Law
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    NDP MPs Blast Liberals For Breaking Promise With Proposed Charity Tax Law

    The Liberals suggested Monday they will strip the charitable status of a group advocating the elimination of poverty, just as the NDP accused the Grits of trying to silence the voices of civil society. Quebec NDP MP Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet demanded to know, in the House of Commons, why the Liberals are continuing the "political harassment" of Canadian charities that the Conservatives had begun. Over the weekend, HuffPost Canada broke the news that the Liberals are proposing legislation that contravenes an Ontario court's ruling this summer that gave charities the right to engage in non-partisan political activism without any limitation.

  • MPs debate climate change after UN report warns of dire consequences
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    MPs debate climate change after UN report warns of dire consequences

    MPs spent their first day back in Parliament after Thanksgiving break debating the perils of climate change. The emergency debate was granted by House of Commons Speaker Geoffrey Regan just a week after the United Nations climate change arm dropped an explosive warning. It bluntly said the world is on the precipice of major disasters if governments don't step up with a firmer plan to stop spewing so many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

  • No frisbees! China bans guns, roller skates from year's biggest trade fair
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    No frisbees! China bans guns, roller skates from year's biggest trade fair

    Visitors to China's biggest trade fair of the year can leave their frisbees at home. The flying disc joined kites, roller skates, bats and balls on a list of items banned from the massive trade show to be held in Shanghai on Nov. 5-10. The China International Import Expo aims to show off China's zeal for imports and ease foreign concerns about its trade practices.

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    OnDeck launches new subsidiary to partner with banks

    Called ODX, the new company will expand OnDeck's existing business of providing online lending software to banks, such as JPMorgan Chase & Co, the company said. ODX plans to announce a new bank partnership imminently and has a pipeline of other potential bank partners across the world, the company said. It believes ODX will make it faster and easier for banks to digitize their lending to small businesses.

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    Are crickets the food of the future?

    Insects are packed with protein and can thrive on agricultural by-products. Cricket One, a start-up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, says crickets could be one way of feeding the world's growing population. Filmed by Jone Chang; Produced and edited by Christine Hah

  • How to follow the N.W.T. municipal elections with CBC North
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    How to follow the N.W.T. municipal elections with CBC North

    It's election day for six municipalities across the Northwest Territories, and CBC North will be there with results, highlights, and reaction every step of the way. 

  • Yukon village hits runway with help from Toronto fashion designer
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    Yukon village hits runway with help from Toronto fashion designer

    Haines Junction, Yukon might not scream fashion hot spot like Paris or New York. Toronto-based designer and artist Henry Navarro Delgado took on the residency's theme of "Sewing through the Landscape" with garments inspired by the lakes and trees surrounding Haines Junction, which sits at the edge of Kluane National Park. "Walking around Kluane Lake I saw these sticks everywhere and it got me thinking about how the trees in the forest they are constantly fighting and constantly trying to move about and gain space," Navarro said.

  • Sask. school bus driver wishes every student had to wear a seat belt
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    Sask. school bus driver wishes every student had to wear a seat belt

    A Saskatchewan school bus driver wishes every student had to wear a seat belt on the bus. "If the bus driver has to wear a seatbelt, why don't the kids?"  Maygard said. CBC's The Fifth Estate recently uncovered an internal report by Transport Canada whose author concluded seat belts can prevent occupants from being ejected from buses.

  • DATS needs $2.25 million to improve bus service, Edmonton councillors told
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    DATS needs $2.25 million to improve bus service, Edmonton councillors told

    As Edmonton's population grows and ages, so does the demand for regular and special transit service for people with limited mobility. City council will be asked to fund another $2.25 million for DATS, a door-to-door pre-booked service for people with physical and cognitive challenges. Eddie Robar, manager of Edmonton Transit Service, told council's executive committee Monday that $1 million is needed to address requests during peak periods and $1.2 million is needed to address the growing demand.

  • B.C. energy minister Michelle Mungall takes seat in legislature with baby Zavier
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    B.C. energy minister Michelle Mungall takes seat in legislature with baby Zavier

    Baby Zavier is barely three months old but he's already making history with his arrival at British Columbia's legislature. Born in July, Zavier Matieschyn became the first child to take a seat in the chamber of the legislature when he arrived at a parliamentary session Monday in the arms of his mother, Energy Minister Michelle Mungall. The policy followed previous changes over the past two decades that included adding change tables in the washrooms and allowing for maternity leave, Mungall said.

  • Study shows parasite spread by cats threatens Quebec's endangered belugas
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    Study shows parasite spread by cats threatens Quebec's endangered belugas

    Endangered beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River already facing plenty of adversity now have an unlikely foe to contend with — the common house cat. A new study suggests the belugas are being increasingly infected with a parasite known as toxoplasma gondii, transmitted through the feces of cats. Stephane Lair, a professor of veterinary medicine at the Universite de Montreal and one of the study's authors, said of 34 beluga whale carcasses examined between 2009 and 2012, 44 per cent were found to be infected with the parasite.

  • The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads
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    The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

    The federal government wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal unveiled Monday would apply to brand-name drugs that are covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Hours earlier, the drug industry's main trade group said drug companies were willing to disclose the prices on websites , but not in commercials.

  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65
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    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65

    Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before the company became a corporate juggernaut, following a dispute with Gates, but his share of their original partnership allowed him to spend the rest of his life and billions of dollars on yachts, art, rock music, sports teams, brain research and real estate. Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer, the Allen family said in a statement. In early October, Allen had revealed he was being treated for the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which he also was treated for in 2009.

  • Tory MP Tom Kmiec Pays Emotional Tribute To Daughter He Lost After 39 Days
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    Tory MP Tom Kmiec Pays Emotional Tribute To Daughter He Lost After 39 Days

    A Conservative MP honoured the daughter he lost after just 39 days by making a simple request of his colleagues in the House of Commons. "Next time you are home, hug your kids," Tom Kmiec told the House Monday. In August, the MP announced on Facebook with his wife Evangeline that his daughter had passed away less than six weeks after her birth.

  • Anonymous letter leads to hidden infant remains at Detroit funeral home
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    Anonymous letter leads to hidden infant remains at Detroit funeral home

    Authorities have revealed an anonymously written letter led them to the decomposed remains of 11 infants hidden in a ceiling compartment of a shuttered Detroit funeral home. On Friday, the fetuses were found together in a cardboard-like box while the full-term infant was in a coffin between the first and second floors of an eastside building that once housed the Cantrell Funeral Home, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.

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    MP pays tribute to baby daughter on pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day

    Conservative MP Tom Kmiec choked back tears as he recalled his infant daughter in a heartfelt speech in the House of Commons to mark national pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day. The Calgary Shepard MP's daughter Lucy-Rose died in August when she was only 39 days old. MPs from all parties struggled to maintain their own composure as an emotional Kmiec used a member's statement as an opportunity to thank the medical staff who cared for Lucy-Rose, the neighbours who brought his family food and support, and the parliamentarians who sent their condolences.

  • Review: Josie Silver writes captivating love story
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    Review: Josie Silver writes captivating love story

    When Laurie spies a handsome young man out of a London bus window, she immediately believes in love at first sight. Laurie adores spending time with her best friend and roommate Sarah. One of their favourite pastimes is visiting trendy bars in search of Laurie's long lost "Bus Boy." Sarah is determined to find this elusive man to make her friend's dreams come true.

  • You can smoke pot in Banff National Park campsites and on trails — but not in the town itself
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    You can smoke pot in Banff National Park campsites and on trails — but not in the town itself

    Parks Canada said it's letting provinces and municipalities make the rules when it comes to cannabis consumption in national parks. The townsite itself has banned public cannabis consumption, but in registered campsites, in the backcountry and on hiking trails in the rest of the park, visitors will be able to light up.

  • U.S. consumers need more control over social media data: lawmaker
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    U.S. consumers need more control over social media data: lawmaker

    Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat, is in line to lead the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee if, as expected, the Democrats win a majority of seats in the House of Representatives next month. The position would empower him to promote antitrust legislation and to draw more attention to the public debate over the power of tech companies. In an interview with Reuters last week, Cicilline said that giving consumers the power to move their data would spur the growth of new social media alternatives that could offer features such as greater privacy or less advertising.

  • Channeling Zep, Greta Van Fleet keeps '70s-style rock alive
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    Channeling Zep, Greta Van Fleet keeps '70s-style rock alive

    There's a whole lotta Led Zeppelin in Greta Van Fleet, but they haven't yet found their Stairway. The big difference here is in the songwriting: While Greta Van Fleet have rightly generated a huge buzz as an up-and-coming young band that convincingly plays old-school hard rock, they have yet to take that crucial next step and write a rock anthem that burns its way into your brain with just one listen.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expecting their first child
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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expecting their first child

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday for a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific, just hours before Kensington Palace announced that the royal couple is expecting a child in the spring.

  • What do you do if your pet gets its paws on your pot stash?
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    What do you do if your pet gets its paws on your pot stash?

    Cannabis will be legal in Canada as of Wednesday, but veterinarians are warning pet owners not to leave their purchase around where their canine and feline friends can get into it. Enid Stiles, a Montreal-based veterinarian, says cannabis intoxication can be a serious health hazard for cats and dogs. CBC Montreal asked Dr. Stiles what pet owners need to know to keep their pets safe — and what to do if they do manage to get their paws on a pot stash.

  • Canadian academic critical of U.S. senator's DNA claim to Indigenous identity
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    Canadian academic critical of U.S. senator's DNA claim to Indigenous identity

    An American senator's release of a DNA test in defence of her claims to Indigenous ancestry has been met with backlash on social media from Indigenous academics and artists in Canada. The DNA results, first reported by the Boston Globe Monday, were to provide evidence to support Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's claims of Indigenous ancestry. The Boston Globe said the test revealed the potential for a Native American ancestor in her family tree six to 10 generations ago.