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  • Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas
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    Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas

    O.J. Simpson is not planning to move from Nevada to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison, his Las Vegas lawyer said Thursday. The 70-year-old former football hero, acquitted murder defendant and armed robbery inmate has not filed paperwork with parole officials to move to a different state, attorney Malcolm LaVergne said. "Mr. Simpson has no immediate plans to return to Florida," LaVergne told The Associated Press.

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    Vegas marriage could cost Chinese businessman $17 million

    A judge has ruled against a Chinese businessman who failed to mention in court documents that he was actually married to a woman he went on to sue for more than $17 million. Lu Hu Rao has now been ordered to hold off from taking any further steps to force his sort-of spouse and business partner Peipei Li to appear before a Chinese arbitration commission he was hoping might give him back his money. Justice Gordon Funt's ruling is the latest twist in a saga that has been unravelling ever since Rao and Li tied the knot in April 2016.

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    Victim, father handcuffed in court kerfuffle after man acquitted in shooting involving stolen RCMP gun

    A teenage shooting victim and her father were led from the Winnipeg courthouse in handcuffs on Thursday after a suspect accused of shooting the girl with an RCMP officer's stolen gun was acquitted of all charges.

  • 'She had the munchies': Pot dog treat spooks pet owner
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    'She had the munchies': Pot dog treat spooks pet owner

    It was the nightmare pet owner Denise Brook hoped would never come true. Brook brought her dog to the vet, fearing Stella might have blown one of her spinal disks and would have to be put down. Stella's owners — like many 21st century dog owners — had been giving her treats infused with cannabis extracts to help with her back pain.

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    Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here are some details on how

    In one of several testy exchanges during a U.S. Senate hearing this week, the country's secretary of homeland security was pressed to explain a new policy that allows customs agents to examine the cellphones of travellers at the border. "Welcome to America," Leahy added sarcastically. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen explained some of what the new policy does and doesn't do.

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    Orphaned baby cougar finds temporary home in conservation officer's garage

    Residents who were aware of the kitten called B.C. Conservation Officer Services on Sunday to report it and officers paid the cat a visit the next day. Sure enough, they found a young cougar hiding under the deck, beneath some chairs. "Part of the reason why I decided to become a conservation officer was to be up close and personal with our wildlife," said Williams Lake conservation officer Ron LeBlanc.

  • Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege
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    Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

    The White House and lawmakers haggled Thursday over what former chief strategist Steve Bannon and other top aides to President Donald Trump can tell Congress as it investigates possible connections with Russia. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been critical of the White House's sweeping interpretation of executive privilege and its contention that pretty much everything is off limits until the president says it's not. Bannon had been subpoenaed to return to the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday to face additional questions about his interactions with the president, but documents obtained by The Associated Press show he now has until the week of Jan. 29.

  • Creepy pedestrian tunnel under Macleod Trail set to close
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    Creepy pedestrian tunnel under Macleod Trail set to close

    The city sent out a release to local business owners on Thursday, notifying them that the tunnel that crosses under Macleod Trail just north of Glenmore Trail would be shutting down by the end of the month. The release noted that safety concerns were raised by Calgary police and bylaw officers who reported incidences of fires being set, hazardous materials, drug use and overdoses in the tunnel.

  • Amazon says thanks, but no thanks Vancouver
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    Amazon says thanks, but no thanks Vancouver

    Vancouver's bid to land Amazon's second headquarters has fallen short. The e-commerce giant has announced a short list of 20 cities which will now vie to become home to Amazon HQ2. Toronto is the only Canadian city to make the cut.

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    B.C. police start new push to find killer of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen

    Six months after a 13-year-old girl from Burnaby, B.C. was murdered, police say they have combed through over 1,000 hours of video and have identified 1,000 people for further follow up. Marrisa Shen's body was found in Central Park, not far from her home early in the morning of July 19, just hours after her mother had reported her missing. Police have now launched a website about the Shen investigation and released new video of her last hours.

  • Why Charlottetown's ringette president is against the new arena proposal
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    Why Charlottetown's ringette president is against the new arena proposal

    The president of the Charlottetown Ringette Association is opposed to a proposal for new arenas in the city because he believes it will not lead to more ice availability and there are concerns there could be caps on registrations for some sports. The City of Charlottetown task force that made the recommendations for, among other things, a new multi-use sports centre, said the proposal addresses the need to attract more events as well as deal with aging facilities and maximize ice use. James believes there will be in fact fewer community ice hours available because of more blackout periods with events and other uses of the rinks.

  • Trudeau fields questions on immigration in Quebec City as tour continues
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    Trudeau fields questions on immigration in Quebec City as tour continues

    Canada must do a better job of welcoming newcomers and never forget that diversity is the country's strength, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a crowd at his latest town-hall event in Quebec City on Thursday. Trudeau responded by saying work was being done to better recognize professional degrees but he acknowledged the need for better language training and integration measures.

  • Family trip going ahead despite problems getting newborn on flight to Ireland
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    Family trip going ahead despite problems getting newborn on flight to Ireland

    A young couple in Richmond, B.C., is relieved their family trip to Ireland will go ahead as planned, despite the lengthy runaround they experienced trying to add their newborn daughter to flight reservations. Andrea Scully received a phone call from a representative with Aer Lingus in Dublin Thursday morning telling her the issue had been fully resolved and a new ticket had been issued for the family's Feb. 6 departure.

  • Gas plants verdict coming down today; ex-premier's top aides to learn fate
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    Gas plants verdict coming down today; ex-premier's top aides to learn fate

    A judge is set to deliver his verdict today related to Ontario's gas-plants scandal. Former top political aides David Livingston and Laura Miller are charged over the destruction of documents. The senior staff to former premier Dalton McGuinty are accused of attempted mischief and illegal use of a computer.

  • GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double'
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    GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica Double'

    Danica Patrick has secured the money needed to race in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. GoDaddy reunited with Patrick on Thursday for the final two races of her career, even though she still has to close deals with teams to make it happen. Patrick announced in November she would end her driving career at Daytona and Indy, but still doesn't have rides.

  • Briefcase found in attic holds clues to secret society of francophones
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    Briefcase found in attic holds clues to secret society of francophones

    An old briefcase hidden for years in an attic in northwestern New Brunswick could unlock some of the mystery surrounding a former secret society of francophones, according to historians. The Order of Jacques Cartier, commonly known as La Patente, was founded in 1926 to advance the religious, social and economic interests of French Canadians. The briefcase, which has been donated to the Centre for Acadian Studies at the University of Moncton, is filled with documents dating from 1953 to 1965, including statutes and regulations, a booklet on initiation, and a list of members.

  • Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia
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    Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia

    Egypt's president on Thursday expressed his "extreme concern" to Ethiopia's visiting prime minister over the lack of progress in talks on the impact of a massive upstream dam that Egypt fears could cut into its vital share of the Nile. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has warned that Egypt's share of the Nile, which provides nearly all its freshwater, is a red line. El-Sissi was grim-faced during most of a news conference he jointly addressed with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after the two held talks in Cairo.

  • Peterborough couple say children uncover syringes, crack pipe in Toronto hotel
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    Peterborough couple say children uncover syringes, crack pipe in Toronto hotel

    Thu, Jan 18: The Spencer family were on vacation in Toronto when they say their two sons found eight syringes, an opened packet of lubricant and a crack pipe under the dresser. Kamil Karamali reports.

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    Death of Pincourt man highlights dangers of synthetic opioid U-47700

    Nicholas Vietri died last February after consuming U-47700, a dangerous designer drug known as "pink" or "pinky" on the street that he had ordered online. Vietri was found face down in his bed in the house where he lived with his father. According to the coroner's report into his death, Vietri had been staying awake all night, more and more frequently.

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    Ontario man pleads guilty to animal cruelty in deaths of 1,500 pigs

    Ontario's animal welfare agency says a man has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in the deaths of more than 1,500 pigs. The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Ben Stein, of Tavistock, Ont., pleaded guilty Thursday in Simcoe, Ont., court to permitting an animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate sanitary conditions, failing to provide adequate ventilation and failing to provide adequate medical attention. Ontario SPCA officers went to a pig farm in Langton, about 80 kilometres southeast of London, last February after receiving a concern about the welfare of pigs on the property.

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    'Fairly large' wolves seen lurking around Old Crow, Yukon

    People in Old Crow, Yukon, have seen wolves lurking around the community, so they've laid snares in hope of killing the animals. "They're becoming more bold, coming right up to peoples' houses and caches and visiting the various dog teams in the community," said Darius Elias, the fish and wildlife manager for the Vuntut Gwichin First Nation. Elias says over the last week, people in the community have seen three "fairly large" wolves, and find it "perplexing" especially because there are moose on the land nearby that the wolves could be hunting.

  • Slain pharmacist honoured by MUN for decades of service, daughter accepts award on behalf
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    Slain pharmacist honoured by MUN for decades of service, daughter accepts award on behalf

    Don Rowe was shaking with emotion as he presented an honorary white coat to the daughter of his longtime colleague David Collins. The white coat goes to pharmacists who are leaders, mentors and inspirations to the future generation. Rowe, who received the award last year, said Collins would have played down his success and probably never display the coat.

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    Chilliwack teachers call for school board to speak out against controversial trustee

    On Tuesday, the association passed a motion of non-confidence against the Chilliwack School Board. CTA president Lee-Anne Clarke said the board hasn't done enough to speak out against Neufeld's comments. Clarke said the association's members have become increasingly frustrated about "growing anti-LGBTQ sentiments" in the community.

  • Woman pulls hilarious plant-watering prank on husband years after her death
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    Woman pulls hilarious plant-watering prank on husband years after her death

    Phedre Fitton had the last laugh after losing her five-year battle with cancer in 2013.

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    Friends' frustration over illegal dumping at Kennedy Lake sparks community cleanup

    Google "where to camp in paradise" and you'll soon discover Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. The large lake is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, mushroom-pickers and people who camp there long term because they can't afford a place to live in nearby Tofino and Ucluelet. After talking about the images over a few beers recently, Ucluelet resident Andrew Horne and his friend Jay Durante felt compelled to take action.