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Two men get hit by an SUV during a demo of the car's self-parking system. Turns out the the 'pedestrian detection' feature wasn't activated!

  • U2's longtime tour manager found dead after band kicks off Los Angeles-area stint

    Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died at a Southern California hotel, a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area. U2 frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on the band's website about Sheehan's death. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Chris Reade said first responders were called around 5:30 a.m. to reports of a man in cardiac arrest.

    The Canadian Press
  • STOCKS GET SLAMMED, DOLLAR SURGES: Here's what you need to know

    The dollar surged to an eight-year high against the Japanese Yen, and crude oil fell at the start of the four-day week. "We believe that should West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices remain near $60/bbl, US producers will ramp up activity given improved returns with costs down by at least 20%," the Goldman analysts wrote in a note published Friday.

    Business Insider
  • State of Alberta finances 'behind the curtain' unexpected: Notley

    Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta's finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. The premier has said there will be an interim budget in the coming weeks to keep the province functioning while the government works to have a full budget ready by the fall.

    The Canadian Press
  • Driver reaches 248 km/h, not fast enough to elude Leduc RCMP

    Despite the extreme speed, the officer was able to pull the car over and charge the driver, a 44 year old man from Spruce Grove, with dangerous driving. It was the second time in two weeks that Leduc RCMP charged a driver for extreme speeding.

    CBC
  • James Harden sets NBA playoff record for most turnovers in single game

    In Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, James Harden turned in the playoff performance of his career to help his Houston Rockets stave off elimination. In Game 5, though, the Rockets' superstar made the wrong kind of history. Harden, one of the sport's most talented ball-handlers and playmakers, committed an almost unthinkable 13 turnovers in Houston's season-ending loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Bates Family 'Praying' For Duggars

    The Bates family (left), The Duggar family (right) (Getty/TLC) Following the molestation allegations against Josh Duggar, and advertisers pulling out of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," the Bates Family are praying for their friends, the Duggar family.

    Access Hollywood
  • Parents of Luka Gordic, 19-year old killed in Whister, push for tougher laws

    Luka Gordic's parents say they're living a nightmare in the loss of their youngest son — a "beautiful kid" with an "army of friends" who was stabbed in the heart in Whistler, B.C., 10 days ago. "This could have been anybody's child," said his tearful mother, Clara Gordic. "Hopefully we are going to be able to do something so that no parents again cry like we do," said his father, Mitch Gordic.

    CBC
  • Former teacher not guilty of sex charges

    Mon, May 25 - A former Saskatchewan teacher has been found not guilty of the sexual exploitation of a former student. Meaghan Craig says Erin Osmond walked out of court Monday a free woman.

    Global News
  • Girl, 15, beaten in Winnipeg remains in hospital months after attack

    A 15-year-old girl who was badly beaten and sexually assaulted is still in hospital recovering from her injuries. She can't communicate, sit up or move around. "She's very limited in what she can do. [We] don't expect her to be perfect or the same

    CBC
  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • Teens terrorizing themselves with #CharlieCharlieChallenge and filming the results

    Move over Ouija boards and “Bloody Mary.” There’s a new creepy game in town, and it involves a sombrero-wearing demon named Charlie. Teens everywhere are convinced they’ve been able to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie through a new Ouija board-inspired game called the Charlie Charlie Challenge.

    Daily Buzz
  • 'Tanks don’t need visas,' Russian deputy PM jokes before surprise military excercise

    Russia and NATO have begun rival military exercises in the latest sign of rising tensions in eastern and central Europe. The exercises, launched on Monday and involving aviation and air defence forces in Russia’s central military district, began on the same day NATO started long-planned exercises in the Arctic.

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  • The Chinese want to challenge Apple on its home turf

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has continued to make its presence felt on the global smartphone market but there's a group of players looking to tackle the U.S. tech giant on its home turf - the Chinese. As the smartphone market in the world's largest economy begins to slow , domestic manufacturers are looking overseas and see potential in the U.S. A large number of companies from China have expressed an interest in entering the U.S. market, but trying to dislodge Apple from the top spot could be tricky business.

    CNBC
  • Keep, Don't Kill: 9 Weeds to Welcome (10 photos)

    One man's weed is another man's best friend. That's certainly true for many of the weeds that are found in backyards around the country. While some gardeners labor to rid their patches of earth of any stray stem or sprout, they might do well to live and

    Bob Vila
  • Patient seen with Perry on night of death says she talked of aliens

    A young male psychiatric patient who was seen with Serena Perry the night she died said he left her in the amphitheatre of the Saint John Regional Hospital after she started talking about an alien that was following her. The statement from the young man — whose name is protected by a publication ban — was made in an email to the coroner's inquest in Saint John, N.B., into Perry's death. Perry, 22, was unresponsive when she was found on the floor of the Saint John Regional Hospital on Feb. 14, 2012 with a blue hospital house coat wrapped around her neck.

    The Canadian Press
  • Car crash survivor has head reattached to spine, hopes to return home soon

    By all accounts, Tony Cowan is lucky to be alive. Paramedics resuscitated Cowan, 29, before rushing him to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary via police escort. As Cowan’s partner, Karen Dawson, his mother and the rest of his family gathered to say goodbye, he opened his eyes.

    Good News
  • Man accused of killing Calgary boy and his grandparents to stand trial

    Relatives of a Calgary boy and his grandparents who were slain nearly a year ago say they were somewhat satisfied that the man accused of killing them was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on upgraded charges. Douglas Garland was arrested last year following the disappearance of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien. Judge Bob Wilkins ruled there was sufficient evidence presented at a preliminary inquiry to send Garland, who is 55, to trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • ‘He broke the rod!’ Florida fisherman catches 552-pound giant goliath grouper

    Joe Black, a tackle shop owner from Cape Coral, Florida, recently caught the largest fish every from a kayak in Sanibel: a 552-pound giant goliath grouper. “He broke the rod!” Black yelled, both shocked and excited by the massive catch.

    Daily Buzz
  • Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart settle lawsuit over highway crash that injured him, killed his friend

    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Morgan's lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said he and Walmart worked diligently to reach the settlement for the plaintiffs and their families. "Walmart took full responsibility for the accident, which we greatly appreciate," he said Wednesday in a statement.

    The Canadian Press
  • Businesses quietly turn to the dollar in fiercely anti-American Venezuela as currency crashes

    It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. As the South American nation spirals into economic chaos, an increasing number of products are not only figuratively out of the reach of average consumers, but literally cannot be purchased in Venezuelan bolivars, which fell into a tailspin on the black market last week. Businesses and individuals are turning to dollars even as the anti-American rhetoric of the socialist administration grows more strident.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hydro utility sold equipment acquired for $79 million as scrap metal for $75,000

    Quebec's hydro utility was criticized Wednesday for selling new and unused nuclear power equipment acquired in 2011 for $79 million as scrap metal for a paltry $75,000. The 2015-16 report of Quebec Auditor General Guylaine Leclerc stated Hydro-Quebec performed a "weak assessment" of the value of the equipment for the reactor's turbine and did not issue a formal call for tenders. "Hydro-Quebec issued a restricted call for tenders to sell the equipment on the metal recycling market based on a weak assessment of the market value of the assets," Leclerc said in a statement released Wednesday.

    The Canadian Press