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  • Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying
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    Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

    Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul general after the diplomat left the country. The comment by the Turkish official to The Associated Press intensified pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain what happened to Khashoggi, who vanished Oct. 2 while visiting the consulate to pick up paperwork he needed to get married. The crown prince "told me that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter.

  • What you need to know about legally ordering marijuana online
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    What you need to know about legally ordering marijuana online

    As of Oct. 17, each person of legal age in their province can legally purchase and possess 30 grams of marijuana. From the RCMP: Canada Post has standard operating procedures in place related to the inspection of mail while in transit. From Canada Post: Canada Post has been delivering medical cannabis safely since 2013.

  • Nunavut officials say cannabis legalization is start of longer conversation
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    Nunavut officials say cannabis legalization is start of longer conversation

    Wednesday marks the start of legal cannabis in Canada and a larger conversation about its pros and cons, according to several Nunavut officials who've been preparing for Oct. 17. Iqaluit's city bylaws prohibit smoking in any place where the smoke could enter another person's residence or a public place. "Hopefully when the time comes for some revenue sharing, [the government of Nunavut will be] willing to help acknowledge that we have costs, and therefore share some of the revenue," Stevenson said.

  • Photos: These are the first Canadians to buy legal weed
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    Photos: These are the first Canadians to buy legal weed

    As of 12:01 a.m., recreational cannabis became legal across Canada. Well before the hour struck, lineups were queueing up outside pot stores in the country’s biggest cities. Ian Power was the first person to purchase legal marijuana in Canadian history. He lined up at midnight in St. John’s during the opening of the Tweed retail location. That event was attended by Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation, which owns the Tweed brand. “I’m elated,” Power told CBC News. “I’m so excited, I can’t stop smiling. I’m not cold. It’s freezing cold out, but I’m not cold.” Power also told The Canadian Press he was not actually going to smoke the first bud he bought, and would keep it as a memento “forever.” On Wednesday morning, stores began opening in other provinces, and more Canadians made their first purchases. Among those waiting outside the store in Sydney River, N.S. was none other than Canadian fiddling legend Ashley MacIsaac. “I don’t need to be a criminal anymore, and that’s a great feeling,” MacIsaac told The Canadian Press. In 2001, he was arrested for possession in Saskatchewan. “And my new dealer is the prime minister!” But not every province and territory has brick-and-mortar locations available. Sales in Ontario will only be through the Ontario Cannabis Store’s website until April 2019 at the earliest. It was down early Wednesday morning, but was back up as of this writing. Alberta’s online pot store also received heavy traffic as soon as 12:01 a.m. hit. At 12:07 a.m. local time, the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission tweeted: “You like us! Our website is experiencing some heavy traffic. We are working hard to get it up and running.” Here’s a look at some of the first Canadians to get their hands on legal pot. With files from The Canadian Press.

  • Hackers accused of ties to Russia hit three East European companies: cybersecurity firm
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    Hackers accused of ties to Russia hit three East European companies: cybersecurity firm

    A report by researchers at Slovakia-based ESET did not attribute the hacking activity, recorded between 2015 and mid-2018, to any specific country but blamed it on a group that has been accused by Britain of having links to Russian military intelligence. The report is the latest to raise suspicions in the West about Russia's GRU spy agency, accused by London of conducting a "reckless campaign" of global cyber attacks and trying to kill a former Russian spy in England. Moscow denies the charges.

  • 'It gives people a direction, a purpose': Veteran survivors of sexual assault to compete at Invictus Games
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    'It gives people a direction, a purpose': Veteran survivors of sexual assault to compete at Invictus Games

    MJ Batek stretches in the pool of the local recreation centre in Cochrane, Alta. Her bathing suit and swim cap are emblazoned with the Canadian maple leaf. Batek is suddenly an ambassador for the Invictus Games, explaining all about the multi-sport competition for wounded service members and veterans. Minutes later, Batek is powering through the breaststroke.

  • Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push
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    Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has bought Barcelona-based network data analysis firm Zhilabs, as the South Korean giant gears up to launch products for connected devices and 5G mobile services that require fast data crunching. Samsung did not disclose the value of the deal, which marks the first announced acquisition in new technologies since companies in the Samsung group pledged in August a 25 trillion won ($22.23 billion) investment in artificial intelligence, 5G, electronic components for autos, and biopharmaceuticals. Samsung is betting that Zhilabs, which uses artificial intelligence to analyze network data, would help its transition to newer 5G gear, as it uses automated network analytics tool for fast data crunching.

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    Roseanne character dies of opioid overdose as 'The Conners' take over

    Comedy series "The Conners," featuring all the main characters in the blue-collar family from "Roseanne" except for its star and creator, Roseanne Barr, had its premiere on Disney-owned channel ABC, five months after "Roseanne" was canceled following a racist tweet by Barr. Audiences had last seen Roseanne Conner hiding an opioid addiction stemming from knee pain and about to undergo long-delayed, costly surgery. "We regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character.

  • Uber considers minority investors for self-driving car unit: FT
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    Uber considers minority investors for self-driving car unit: FT

    Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is considering selling minority stakes in its costly self-driving car unit as the ride-hailing company tries to address rising cost pressures ahead of its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. Uber received interest from potential investors and could spin off its Advanced Technologies Group into a separate business unit with its own valuation and equity, FT reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said last month there was no plan to sell the self-driving car research arm.

  • Canada cashes in on legal cannabis
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    Canada cashes in on legal cannabis

    Canada has legalised the sale and use of cannabis, becoming only the second country after Uruguay to do so for recreational use. So it's not surprising that pot has become a multi-billion dollar industry there. Big businesses have hi-tech operations, while skilled pot growers are turning a youthful habit into a huge plus in the job market.

  • Canada's cannabis rules: Here are the guidelines for every single province
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    Canada's cannabis rules: Here are the guidelines for every single province

    After 95 years of prohibition, Canada is now the second country in the world where marijuana is legal nationwide. Uruguay set the precedent in 2013.

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    London travelers face disruption as Heathrow rail line suspended

    Rail travelers in and out of London faced disruption on Wednesday after damage to overhead power lines stopped trains running between the British capital and Heathrow Airport and destinations in the west of the country. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, and London are linked by a fast rail connection from Paddington station. UK infrastructure operator Network Rail said services were suspended on Wednesday after lines were damaged on Tuesday.

  • Search engine Baidu becomes first China firm to join U.S. AI ethics group
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    Search engine Baidu becomes first China firm to join U.S. AI ethics group

    Chinese search engine Baidu Inc has become the first Chinese company to join an artificial intelligence (AI) ethics group led by top U.S. tech firms, amid wider political clashes over AI competition between China and the United States. The Partnership on AI (PAI), which counts Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and Facebook Inc as members, is a body that develops ethical guidelines for AI research, including ensuring research does not violate international conventions or human rights.

  • Longer Brexit transition period would not hurt Europe: Asselborn
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    Longer Brexit transition period would not hurt Europe: Asselborn

    BERLIN (Reuters) - It would not hurt Europe if Britain was allowed to remain in the European Union customs union and internal market beyond an agreed transitional arrangement, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said. "What can be extended with no major problem is the Jan. 1, 2020 date for the transition period. If a year is added to that it won't hurt Europe, I hope not Britain as well," Asselborn told German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk on Wednesday. ...

  • Take a tour of the Yukon government's new pot shop
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    Take a tour of the Yukon government's new pot shop

    The Yukon government says it's ready to start selling legal pot on Wednesday — even though it's got just a fraction of  what it's ordered in stock. "Like every other jurisdiction, [Yukon] is a little bit short on product. Cummings and other government officials invited reporters to tour the Cannabis Yukon retail store in Whitehorse on Tuesday.

  • 'They dithered; he withered:' Final arguments in Calgary child death trial
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    'They dithered; he withered:' Final arguments in Calgary child death trial

    Jurors in the trial for a couple charged in their 14-month-old son's death heard starkly differing accounts Tuesday of why he died. Jennifer and Jeromie Clark of Calgary have pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life for their son John. There's no mystery of what happened to John," prosecutor Shane Parker said in his closing arguments.

  • Kativik school board in northern Quebec calls emergency meeting in wake of youth suicides
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    Kativik school board in northern Quebec calls emergency meeting in wake of youth suicides

    Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, the school board serving Quebec's Inuit territory of Nunavik, has called an emergency meeting at the end of this month to respond to a spate of youth suicides over the past four weeks. One of the victims was still in elementary school. "We feel the situation requires urgent collective action at the regional level," said the head of Kativik, Robert Watt, in a letter addressed to Inuit leaders, public service workers and elected government officials.

  • City councillors want Regina to shift to wind, solar power by 2050
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    City councillors want Regina to shift to wind, solar power by 2050

    A town hall has been set for Tuesday night to discuss a motion with that goal. It will be brought to council Oct. 29, with the backing of councillors Andrew Stevens, Joel Murray and John Findura. The city has not set any renewable energy goals yet, according to Stevens, and Regina can learn from other municipalities that have already agreed to help out.

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    Chinese electric car makers, nurtured by state, now look for way out of glut

    The company wants to find a niche in a crowded sector that already includes renewable equipment manufacturers, battery makers and property developers like the Evergrande Group, as well as established auto giants. "This (large number of firms) is inevitable, because whenever there is an emerging technology or emerging industry, there must be a hundred schools of thought and a hundred flowers blooming," said Zhou Xuan, Automagic's general manager, referring to Chinese leader Mao Zedong's ill-fated 1956 "Hundred Flowers" campaign aimed at encouraging new ideas. China is using preferential policies and brute manufacturing power to position itself at the forefront of global efforts to electrify transportation.

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    USA Gymnastics interim CEO quits after anti-Nike tweet

    Bono's Oct. 12 appointment was criticized by leading gymnasts such as Simone Biles who questioned whether the former Republican congresswoman was fit to lead the organization as it tries to recover from a sexual abuse scandal. In a statement, USA Gymnastics said it had accepted Bono's resignation, which was in "the best interest of the organization." In a letter posted on Twitter, Bono said she stepped down after "personal attacks" and defended her first amendment right to tweet a photo of her marking over the Nike logo on her golf shoes at a benefit tournament for armed service families. Olympic-gold medalist gymnast Biles spoke out against the photo, which Bono said was her own criticism of Nike advertisements featuring Kaepernick, who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem.

  • Yukon Indigenous women's groups get boost in funding
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    Yukon Indigenous women's groups get boost in funding

    Maryam Monsef, Canada's minister of status of women, was in Whitehorse to make the announcement​ on Tuesday. The Yukon and federal governments will contribute just over $1.6 million over three years to the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women's Circle, the Liard Aboriginal Women's Society, and the Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council.

  • U.S. border patrol warns 'amnesty' for pot convictions doesn't guarantee entry
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    U.S. border patrol warns 'amnesty' for pot convictions doesn't guarantee entry

    A senior U.S. border patrol official is warning travellers that cannabis remains an illegal narcotic in the U.S. despite Canada's legalization — and even if you've been granted amnesty for a previous pot-related criminal conviction, you could still be denied entry to the United States. A person with a criminal history typically seeks a pardon to make it easier to rent an apartment, apply for a mortgage, get a job or volunteer, or cross the Canada-U.S. border. Federal Liberal cabinet ministers are expected to unveil details of the pardon plan tomorrow — Oct. 17 — when cannabis for recreational purposes becomes officially legal in Canada.

  • Couple bikes from Ontario to Alberta for fresh start, fresh bud
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    Couple bikes from Ontario to Alberta for fresh start, fresh bud

    From rolling hills in Ontario to golden leaves on the Prairies, Josh Millard and Chloe Chaput saw a lot of Canada over the past two months as they biked from Toronto to Edmonton. The couple decided to move to Alberta for front-row seats to a changing day in Canadian history — on the eve of legalization, they plan to be first in line to buy cannabis at an Edmonton pot shop. The 25-year-olds were lured to Alberta in part by the province's relatively lax cannabis rules.

  • Lawyer says Paul Bernardo will 'express remorse' in parole bid. Here's why it's unlikely to sway the board
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    Lawyer says Paul Bernardo will 'express remorse' in parole bid. Here's why it's unlikely to sway the board

    Nearly 25 years after Paul Bernardo was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of Ontario teens Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, their mothers will address the parole board members who will decide whether to grant the notorious killer some freedom. Bernardo's chances are considered very slim.

  • China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world
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    China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world

    China on Tuesday characterized its mass internment of Muslims as a push to bring into the "modern, civilized" world a destitute people who are easily led astray — a depiction that analysts said bore troubling colonial overtones. The report is the ruling Communist Party's latest effort to defend its extrajudicial detention of Central Asian Muslim minorities against mounting criticism. China's resistance to Western pressure over the camps highlights its growing confidence under President Xi Jinping, who has offered Beijing's authoritarian system as a model for other countries.