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Norwegian author causes a storm with 'fat' comment

Twitter users are up in arms after Karl Ove Knausgaard says he'd 'never seen people that fat' after a trip to Newfoundland.

  • Police officer helps out student spotted walking home from job at 2 a.m.

    Last weekend, Officer John Shipman of the Jonesboro, Arkansas, police department spotted a young man walking along the shoulder of the road. The man, Arkansas State University pre-pharmacy student James Taylor, replied that he was making his usual 4-mile commute home from his job at McDonald’s.

    Good News
  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Embarrassment For Prince At Elephant Sanctuary

    Prince William's trip to China has ended with embarrassment after he visited an animal sanctuary where elephants are forced to perform for tourists nearby. At the same moment that the Prince was being photographed with an elephant, others were waiting in enclosures less than a mile away with their legs shackled. The Prince is in Yunnan Province on the last leg of his tour of China. Sky News spent an hour at the show in which we watched tourists sitting on elephants trunks and riding on them.

    Sky News
  • 'Avengers' Trailer: 5 OMG Moments!

    A new trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" debuted online on Wednesday and it gave fans their first look at a fan-favorite character!

    Access Hollywood 59 mins ago
  • Mike Ribeiro and wife being sued by former nanny: Report

    Mike Ribeiro has gone to great lengths this year to change his image. He asked Nashville to sign him. Bought a home in the city in order to escape the fishbowl atmosphere of other markets. Has openly discussed his past as a therapeutic measure. But sometimes the past catches up in some way shape or form.

    Puck Daddy
  • Erin Osmond, teacher accused of sexually exploiting student, in court

    Erin Osmond is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. The court heard that she began a romantic relationship with a 16-year-old student that lasted for several months. In court today, a number of sexually-charged texts between the student and Osmond were read out. At the time, Osmond said she didn't see their relationship like that.

    CBC
  • The Keurig K-Cup's inventor says that he feels bad that he made it — here's why

    Keurig Green Mountain made $4.7 billion in...

    Business Insider
  • 26 Cute Pictures That Prove Britney Spears Is a Superstar Mom

    For Britney Spears, motherhood has always meant more than anything else. With babies on the mind, Britney didn't wait long to expand her family, giving birth to Jayden the following September. Nearly a decade later, Britney's world revolves around her adorable sons, whom she dotes on when she isn't dominating the Las Vegas strip with her wildly successful "Piece of Me" concert residency at Planet Hollywood. The family's adorable adventures often pop up on Britney's Instagram, which the singer also uses to give fans a peek inside the exciting era of her career on the horizon and her new relationship with Charlie Ebersol.

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  • 10 things McDonald’s won’t tell you

    Ah, McDonald’s, the place where we feast upon Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and even the occasional sweet chili chicken McWrap. In the U.S., the fast-food chain, founded in 1948, boasts by far the largest annual restaurant sales--almost triple the volume of Subway, its nearest competitor, according to QSR magazine, a trade publication for the industry.

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  • Renovating vs. moving: It's a numbers game

    When Cathie Hurlburt and her husband were contemplating whether to renovate their home or buy something bigger toaccommodate their growing family, the Vancouver certified financial planner“did the math 90 times”. The cost to move can be exorbitant, especially in pricey markets like Vancouver and Toronto.

    Pay Day
  • Dev Patel Is Nearly Unrecognizable With Long Curls and Beard: See the Photos!

    Dev Patel debuted a much more mature style, including long curly hair and a beard, on the red carpet at the NYC premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on March 3; see the photos

    Us Weekly
  • Emily Bernauer death leads to 11 charges under liquor act

    Amherstburg Police have laid 11 charges against members of the Shores of Erie Wine Festival and Sobeys Amherstburg in relation to a fatal accident that occurred on Sept. 6, 2014. A police investigation has revealed alcohol was a contributing factor in the death of 18-year-old Emily Bernauer, who was also not wearing her seat belt at the time of the collision. "It was a lengthy investigation," said Senior Constable Shawn McCurdy. The car Bernauer was driving left the road and crashed into the front yard of a home on Concession 2 North, in Amherstburg, after striking a mailbox.

    CBC
  • Dr. Saira Malik reprimanded for 'disrespectful style' toward patients

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies. According to the college, Malik had been counselled or cautioned four times in the past about "breaches of patient confidentiality, attitude, and failure to follow required policies regarding acceptance of new patients" prior to the latest complaints. Malik's response to the patient complaints and investigation was one of defiance, the college said.

    CBC
  • Royal coat of arms found in walls

    A Tudor royal coat of arms has been discovered embedded in the walls of a cottage in an Oxfordshire village. Pieces of the 16th Century 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft) stone armorial were found in Tudor Cottage, in Hanwell near Banbury, during refurbishments. Owner David Crabtree said a large fleur-de-lys "fell into a pile of rubble" as builders took a wall down. Further carved stones, including three lions, were then found in other walls within the cottage.

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  • TTC 'ghost bus' video shows collision at Bathurst Station

    In a video posted on YouTube, an empty TTC bus with no driver on board slowly rolls across the lot at Bathurst Station before colliding with a work truck. The video shows the bus rolling freely for 19 seconds before it finally plows into the back of a white truck. "Come on, and, there she goes," the person who recorded the video can be heard saying. "A bus was left unsecured by an operator at our Bathurst Station ... and it rolled away making contact with another TTC vehicle.

    CBC
  • 'Bachelor's' Post-Tell-All Booze

    If the "Bachelor: The Women Tell All" special made you uncomfortable – you're not alone! Chris Soules says facing the women of his season literally made him sweat.

    Access Hollywood
  • Kansas high school seniors 'prank' principal with bucket full of thanks

    Last Wednesday, high school senior Emily Jones told her principal to stand in the hallway, holding an old bucket. Sherman Padgett, who has been principal at North High School in Wichita, Kansas, since 2006, had reason to be apprehensive, but after some encouragement from his secretary, he went along with her strange request.

    Good News
  • 'It WAS him': Defence attorney admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. "It WAS him," Judy Clarke, one of the nation's foremost death-penalty defence attorneys, said of Tsarnaev in a startling opening statement in the biggest terrorism trial in the U.S. since the Oklahoma City bombing nearly 20 years ago.

    The Canadian Press
  • Qatar Airways says no longer interested in CSeries

    Qatar Airways is no longer interested in ordering any CSeries jets as result of the delays to the new single-aisle aircraft made by Bombardier , Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday. He also said that Qatar Airways would wait at least a couple of years before deciding whether to order any more A380s after starting operations with its first of the superjumbos last year.

    Reuters
  • Fossil jaw from Ethiopia moves scientists closer to turning point in human evolution

    A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday. The fossil comes from very close to the time that the early human branch split away from more ape-like ancestors best known for the fossil skeleton Lucy. Africa is a hotbed for human ancestor fossils, and scientists from Arizona State University have worked for years at the site in northeast Ethiopia, trying to find fossils from the dimly understood period when the Homo genus, or group, arose. Our species, called Homo sapiens, is the only surviving member of this group.

    The Canadian Press