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VIDEO: Judge, suspect know each other from school

"This was the nicest kid," the judge tells the court after the suspect starts crying. "I used to play football with him... and look what has happened."

  • Photos of Greece's colossal shipping port show you why the economy is in tatters

    The Greek referendum on whether or not to accept the country's international bailout deal has made international headlines, and the queues outside the country's banks have become a symbol of what's going wrong in the country. It's not far from Athens and is the national hub for shipping, one of Greece's biggest industries.

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  • U.S. man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, U.S. authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in the small eastern Maine city of Calais, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, he said.

    CBC
  • Police left to piece together puzzle after Winnipeg law firm explosion

    A bomb sent to a Winnipeg law firm seriously injured a lawyer whose boyfriend was disbarred earlier this week for misappropriating client funds. Winnipeg police were trying to put together the pieces of a puzzle Friday after an explosion left Maria Mitousis, a 35-year-old family law associate and community volunteer, in hospital. "We have no reason to believe this is an attack on the justice system," Police Supt. Danny Smyth told reporters.

    The Canadian Press
  • Drivers getting creative to use Pan Am HOV lanes

    Fri, Jul 3: It looks like many commuters are looking for ways to use the infamous Pan Am Games HOV lanes around the Toronto area. Nicole Bogart reports.

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  • Greek referendum: Campaigns, neck and neck in polls, reach dramatic finale

    Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes' and 'no' camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that could be Greece's most important vote since it joined the European Union. It is a celebration to overcome fear and blackmail," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told a crowd of 25,000 in front of parliament, who were chanting "oxi, oxi" — "no, no." Tsipras angered Greece's creditors by calling the referendum and is urging Greeks to vote no. Rallies for both campaigns were also held in 10 other Greek cities Friday.

    The Canadian Press
  • America Ferrera Slams Trump

    Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexican immigrants continue to haunt the Presidential hopeful, but now he's being thanked by America Ferrera. The actress penned an open letter to Trump on Huffington Post Latino Voices taking aim at his "ignorant and racist" remarks he made last month when he announced he was running for the Oval Office (Trump labeled Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and claimed they were "bringing crime" to the country). "You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that.

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  • Province-wide wildfires blanket B.C. communities in smoke

    More than 60 new wildfires have sprung up across British Columbia over the weekend, putting people out of their homes or on evacuation alert, resulting in several communities declaring states of emergency. Smoke from the fires cast an early morning haze over Vancouver on Sunday. Three of the new fires are in the Kootenays in southeastern B.C.,  where an evacuation alert has been issued for about 350 homes along Highway 3A between Sitkum Creek and Willow Point.

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  • Roger Federer shows why he's the best

    Roger Federer was having fun on Thursday. The seven-time Wimbledon champion already led by a set and a break in the second set of his second-round match against Sam Querrey when he suddenly had the perfect opportunity to show just how much fun he was having. Standing on the toes of his left foot, his right foot at a nearly 45-degree angle in the air, Federer expertly lobs the ball between his legs to the far baseline.

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  • Pair arrested in Ontario after alleged abduction of Edmonton girl

    An 11-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted in Edmonton over the weekend has been found safe in Ontario. The girl disappeared after spending Friday visiting her father, police said. She was dropped off at Westmount Mall in Edmonton around 11 a.m. and was scheduled to return to her mother's care later that day. Aubrey Zalaski said an Amber Alert was not issued in the case because it didn't meet the criteria: chiefly, police at no time thought the girl was in immediate danger.

    CBC
  • Windsor Raceway fire site too dangerous for investigator

    It's not clear what started the Canada Day fire at the Windsor Raceway — and it may never be clear. District Chief Kenneth Hunt told CBC News that it was risky to let firefighters get close enough to put the blaze out. On Thursday, the fire department was monitoring the local air quality but tweeted during the afternoon that it had concluded all fire suppression activities at the site.

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  • David Ortiz did something no Boston first baseman has ever done Sunday

    The Boston Red Sox started David Ortiz at first base Sunday, and wound up making franchise history. In fact, if you were evaluating Ortiz's defense at home, you didn't have much to go on. The Red Sox induced just two ground ball outs during the contest.

    Big League Stew
  • Prepare to Be Floored by This Affordable Bathroom Makeover (8 photos)

    Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to renovate an entire room in your home without spending thousands of dollars. Just take a look at Bless'er House blogger Lauren Shaver's rustic bathroom remodel via Hometalk. When we first started picking

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  • Amy Winehouse documentary reclaims singer's musical legacy, but angers her family

    In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it — but it has left her family hurt and angry. The singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, has branded the film inaccurate and misleading.

    The Canadian Press
  • Paul Bernardo applies for day parole in Toronto; families of victims devastated

    Paul Bernardo has applied for day parole in Toronto, though lawyers say he has almost no chance of succeeding. The lawyer for the families of Bernardo's murder victims, 14-year-old Leslie Mahaffy and 15-year-old Kristen French, said Correctional Service Canada sent out a form letter to the families last week advising them of his application. It is Bernardo's right to apply for day parole three years before he is eligible for full parole on his life sentence, but this has left families of both girls devastated, even though they knew this day was coming, said their lawyer Tim Danson.

    The Canadian Press
  • Vancouver's record dry conditions lead to tough new watering restrictions

    Vancouver is stepping up its water restrictions in the wake of record-breaking dry weather, reminding people "It's hot, it's dry. Metro Vancouver officials announced Friday that lawn watering will be reduced to one day a week, in the wake of the driest spell since 2003. "As we all know healthy lawns only need watering once a week,and if you don't water it at all and it just goes dry it will just go dormant and you will be able to have a healthy lawn in the fall when the rains come again," said Darrell Mussatto, Mayor of North Vancouver.

    CBC
  • Women's World Cup in Canada: A success or a failure?

    When the 2015 World Cup schedule came out and soccer fans in Montreal saw that their city was not hosting the final, there may have been some people who were upset about that. Germany, USA and France are the top-three ranked teams in the world and they delivered thrilling performances. Montreal hosted a true showcase to the quality of the women's game.

    CBC
  • Peru's See-Through Pod Hotel Has A Terrifyingly Awesome View

    This could be the most terrifying night of your life -- in the best way. True daredevils will jump at the chance to sleep in Skylodge, a trio of transparent capsules wedged high on a mountainside in the Peruvian Andes, not far from the city

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  • Taylor & Calvin's BBQ Bash! 

    The couple that grills together, stays together? That's what Calvin Harris seems to think! The DJ has spoken proudly of Taylor Swift's barbecue skills.   She cooks too ������ A photo posted by Calvin Harris (@calvinharris) on Jul

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  • Calgary nurse, doctor save 4-year-old with rare disease

    For a child with a rare blood disease, Ben Anderson is lucky. The four-year-old's condition could have gone undetected until it caused organ failure if it weren't for the quick action of health-care workers at the Alberta Children's Hospital. "There was really no symptoms," said his mother Shannon Anderson.

    CBC
  • Air Canada confirms bomb threat called into Saint John

    The Saint John Airport is the latest to report a bomb threat called in about an Air Canada flight. David Allen, the chief executive officer of the Saint John Airport, confirmed a commissionaire with the airport authority received a threat about an Air Canada flight travelling from Halifax to Toronto on July 1. Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesperson for Air Canada, said the company's security experts determined the threat was not credible.

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