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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!

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

    The BMW M3 is the only car ever to have earned more racing titles than the venerable Porsche 911 in Motorsport and the most successful touring, and grand touring car ever to have participated in racing, according to Wikipedia. On April 30, an officer was monitoring traffic on the QEII at Airport Road, when two sport motorcycles enter the highway.

    CBC
  • Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart settle lawsuit after 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 didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. called it an "amicable settlement." Details weren't disclosed.

    The Canadian Press 22 mins ago
  • Canada takes a step back on immigration policy | Toronto Star

    For decades, Canada has been considered an international leader in integrating newcomers. The new data from the Migrant Integration Policy Index, or MIPEX, which will be officially released at Ryerson University on Wednesday, reveal that Canada’s performance has declined. Yes, our score dropped by only one point, but this is Canada’s first dip since it was added to the index in 2008. It comes at the end of a decade of seismic change in Canadian immigration, the results of which we are only beginning to see.

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  • You'll Love Seeing Princess Charlotte's Debut Side by Side With George's

    Princess Charlotte made her long-awaited debut on May 2, less than two years after her older brother, Prince George, was born. Like with Prince George, Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced their daughter to waiting crowds outside of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. The entire event, from Kate going into labor to the official birth announcement and the initial reveal, was so similar to George's that we had to look at both royal babies' arrivals side by side.

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  • ‘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
  • 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
  • U2 mourns 'irreplaceable' tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead in Los Angeles

    U2's tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, officials confirm. The band's frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on U2's website about Sheehan's death. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Chris Reade said that first responders were called to the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood around 5:30 a.m. local time for a reported cardiac arrest.

    CBC
  • 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
  • 'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains why you should be wary of all business advice

    Business Insider recently spoke with the cyber security entrepreneur at a press conference for Deluxe's entrepreneur initiative, Small Business Revolution. "You know, people always ask that question: 'What's the one piece of advice that changes everything?'" Herjavec said. To him, that piece of advice doesn't exist.

    Business Insider
  • First Nations $300M federal housing fund builds just 99 homes

    A $300-million aboriginal housing fund created by the Conservative government is falling far short of its promise of creating thousands of new homes on reserves that desperately need dwellings. A CBC News investigation has found the First Nations Market Housing Fund helped build just 99 homes to date and is nowhere near meeting its ambitious target of 25,000 privately owned dwellings by 2018. "Frankly, it's taken us a little longer than anticipated," says John Beaucage, chair of the fund's board of trustees.

    CBC
  • Girl, 16, on the run with man three times her age 'has dyed her hair'

    A teenage girl missing for more than a week after disappearing with a man three times her age may have dyed her blonde hair black to hide from police. Fears were today growing for Kaylie Hatton, 16, from Sidcup, south-east London, who disappeared from her home after a row with her grandmother about her relationship with Fred Finch, 51.

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  • Santa Fe Police: Actor, playwright Sam Shepard arrested after failing sobriety test

    Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver. The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home, Santa Fe police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said Tuesday. Shepard was arrested on a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated outside La Choza restaurant in downtown.

    The Canadian Press
  • Khizar Malik Ghalib, 19, ID'd as victim in high-speed motorcycle crash

    The family of a 19-year-old Winnipeg man killed Tuesday night after his speeding motorcycle crashed with an SUV on the city's south side has identified the victim as Khazir Malik Ghalib, The accident happened around 10 p.m. at ​Waverley Street and

    CBC
  • The Latest on IS: Islamic State militants kill detainees in Roman theatre in Syria's Palmyra

    Syrian activists say Islamic State group militants have shot dead a group of detainees in the Roman theatre in ancient ruins of Palmyra. The incident — the first since the group captured the historic town in central Syria earlier this month — was reported by activists belonging to a Palmyra-based media collective and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The theatre is part of the 2,000-year-old Roman-era ruins in Palmyra.

    The Canadian Press
  • Winnipeg woman helps save dog from hot car, gets cold shoulder

    Winnipeg's Cassandra Esslinger says she does not think the owner of a dog she helped rescue from a hot car on Sunday learned a lesson. Esslinger was walking through the parking lot of Buffet Square near Kingsbury Avenue and McPhillips Street on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. when she heard barking. Esslinger says even though it was early evening, the temperature outside was still very warm.

    CBC
  • 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

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  • Family unable to draw woman with drug addiction away from North End home

    The family of 25-year-old Shanastene McLeod drummed in front of three homes in the North End Tuesday night, hoping to convince her to leave a life of drugs and come home to safety. McLeod went missing May 21. McLeod's family said she has a drug problem and they believed she was holed up in a home well known to law enforcement.

    CBC
  • N.L. has highest cancer incidence rates in Canada

    Newfoundland and Labrador continues to have the highest cancer incidence rates per capita in the country — and that number is expected to increase in the next decade. This is the first time the annual report has presented long-term cancer predictions. Newfoundland and Labrador is expected to have 3,500 new cancer cases in 2015.

    CBC
  • Crash destroyed MY life, claims 'hit-and-run' cyclist who struck girl

    The cyclist branded callous for knocking down a toddler on a pavement has said his life has been ‘destroyed’ after the CCTV footage of the accident was released. It showed Lucie Wilding, three, being hit by the rider moments after she stepped out of her front garden.

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  • Former NHL enforcer pleads guilty to assault, three driving charges in B.C.

    A former NHL enforcer has pleaded guilty to an assault charge and three charges of driving while prohibited in separate incidents last year in Kamloops and Merritt, B.C. Rudy Poeschek's case will be back in court on July 2 to set a sentencing date. Poeschek played for the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning and St. Louis Blues over his 12-season career that ended in 2001.

    The Canadian Press