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A demolition worker survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him while it was being taken down in Alabama.

  • This Online Artist Leaked Her Own Sexts & Nudes So No One Else Had To (NSFW)

    "I’m a bit of an over-sharer online," explains digital artist Molly Soda. Her latest project, a zine of sexts, poems, and nude photos taken on her own phone, would make it seem like she applies this mantra to all areas of her life, but Soda says she's always been wary of sharing that kind of suggestive content. "I don’t send nude photographs to anyone because I’m afraid they will get leaked or that someone will have some kind of power over me. I’d never want to feel that way." "I think that everyone takes the occasional nude. My thing is that I never intend to send them to anyone," she says, adding that "actually, half the time I just delete them." So this project, entitled Should I Send This?,

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  • Trudeau's handshake scrutinized by international media

    The UK Daily Mail psychoanalyzed Justin Trudeau's handshake during his visit to see the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • Canada housing agency sees looming hit from oil shock

    Canada's federal housing agency is expecting to see more homeowners fall behind in their mortgage payments in the western part of the country as a prolonged slump in oil prices hit household budgets and the once-soaring housing market. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, which insures the bulk of Canadian home loans, said woes in the energy sector have not yet hit homeowners' ability to make their house payments, but signs of some distress will show up soon. "We have not seen a significant change in our arrears rate, but ... it's a little bit too soon for that to work its way through the system," CMHC vice-president Steven Mennill told reporters on a conference call.

  • After Tim Hortons threatens closure, mayor says 'no quick fix' to boil orders

    After growing frustrated with the number of boil orders in the western Newfoundland community of Steady Brook, the owner of a local Tim Hortons says the restaurant may be forced to close. Tim Hortons says it is losing business because frequent boil water orders are forcing the shop to close for hours — and sometimes even days — at a time.

  • HSBC whistleblower Falciani sentenced to five years in prison

    (Reuters) - Herve Falciani, an ex-employee of HSBC's Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage, the bank said on Friday. HSBC said it welcomed the ruling on Falciani, a 43-year old French citizen who had been on trial in Switzerland. HSBC's Swiss unit has been in the spotlight since 2008, when Falciani, a former IT employee there, fled Geneva with files that were leaked to the media and were alleged to show evidence of tax evasion by clients.

  • Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

    A pensioner who didn’t trust his local bank to look after his life savings chose to bury the money in the ground - only for most of it to be eaten by worms. Poor Wu Chen, 67, stashed the cash in a carrier bag five years ago, feeling sure it would be safe. Mr Chen didn’t tell anyone when he squirreled away the 35,000 RMB (£3,627) in a plastic bag, placing it in a hole in Deyang, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.

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  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Be wary of all-inclusive grad trips, St. John's high school says

    Waterford Valley High School issued the warning in an email to parents and guardians Friday. According to the email, the company has not reached out to school administration or parents but instead recruited several students from the school to advertise. It goes on to say that students have been invited to attend an information session about the trip at a local restaurant Sunday night.

  • Texas woman sues U.S. government for return of missing Kennedy assassination footage

    A Texas woman named Gayle Nix Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government demanding the return of a home video that captured the John F. Kennedy assassination. Jackson’s grandfather, Orville Nix, shot the footage on November 22, 1963, as JFK’s motorcade passed through the Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Nix’s video shows the assassination from the opposite vantage point of the film shot by Abraham Zapruder, which became the most famous footage of the incident, and one of the most scrutinized film sequences in history. Nix sold his footage to a news agency for $5,000 in 1963, on the promise that it would be returned after 25 years. The film was, however, handed over to the Warren Commission,

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  • Kevin Chan and Kayla Drumonde charged with gang sex assault

    A private math tutor and his fiancée have been charged with gang sexual assault and sexual interference involving a 14-year-old girl, Toronto police say. Kevin Chan, 32, and fiancée, Kayla Drumonde, 23, were arrested on Tuesday. Chan was the girl's math tutor for a number of years, while Drumonde volunteered at the school the girl attended and the couple befriended the student.

  • You Could Pay Rent With the Money You'll Save From This Ikea Hack (4 photos)

    When POPSUGAR editor Lauren Turner found her dream dresser, the price turned out to be a rude awakening. Since it retailed for $1,599, Lauren knew there was a way to capture Room & Board's midcentury-inspired Delano dresser for less. The answer? Ikea's Tarva dresser. Source: Room & Board

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  • Man Called ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ Admits The Whole Thing Was A Hoax

    A man who went viral all over the world after claiming that Facebook had discriminated against his name has admitted that the whole thing was a hoax. The man, who claimed to be called Phuc Dat Bich, posted a photo of his apparent passport to Facebook in January - and claimed that it was proof of his actual name. Posting under the appropriate name of Joe Carr (geddit), he wrote: ‘Facebook needs to understand that it is utterly impossible to legitimise a place where there will always be pranksters and tricksters.

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  • Carers Accused Of Having Sex Outside McDonald’s - With Disabled Charge In Car

    Nikki Hollingworth, 26, and Daniel German, 32, are accused of doing the deed outside the fast food chain in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, while their charge sat in the back of the car in her wheelchair. “Shocked” customer Kasia Stepien was heading to her car with her meal when she spotted German with his trousers down to his knees, pressed against Hollingworth. Prosecutor Francis Lloyd added: “Initially Miss Stepien thought they were having a cuddle but when she drove past saw they were having sexual intercourse.

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  • Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux have 'big falling out': Report

    “I’ve heard over coaching, I’ve heard also after the (2014) playoffs when they lost out,” Barnaby said. “Maybe the personnel isn’t right?”

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  • Herbalife, CEO prevail in 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit

    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Herbalife Ltd and Chief Executive Officer Michael Johnson of defrauding shareholders by misrepresenting that the weight-loss and nutritional products company's complied with laws designed to prevent pyramid schemes. U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer in Los Angeles decided on Monday that the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System failed to show that the defendants intended to deceive shareholders and materially misrepresented Herbalife's business.

  • Parents facing charges after kids left in freezing car while they gambled

    Wed, Nov 25: A 35-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man faces child abandonment charges after they allegedly left their two young children inside a van while both of them gambled at the Great Blue Heron Casino on Island Road in Scugog on Nov. 24.

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  • Airline apologizes after handlers caught tossing luggage 'as part of an employee game'

    While Chase Platon waited for a flight at the San Jose Mineta International Airport in California, he saw what appeared to be baggage handlers throwing a bag, as they cheered each other on, KPIX 5 reports. “I would be pretty mad, obviously I was a little concerned because I had just checked in my bag just earlier so I was a little peeved,” Platon told KPIX 5. An Alaska spokesperson nevertheless apologized for the confusion.

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  • Mohammad Younus found guilty of dangerous driving causing death

    Mohammad Younus has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in a July 2013 crash on Highway 101 near Falmouth, N.S., that led to the death of a six-year-old boy. Younus, who lives in Montreal, was driving a tractor-trailer when it skidded into the back of the minivan and a motorhome towing a car. In Windsor provincial court Friday, Judge Claudine MacDonald said Younus's driving was more than a momentary lapse of attention.

  • New rules for Halifax pet owners come into effect today

    The leash also must be held securely by a person. Previously, there was no limit on the leash lengths. The changes came into effect comes about a month after Halifax regional council approved a new animal bylaw — bylaw A-700 — to simplify registering a pet.

  • Disappearance of Emma Fillipoff from Victoria still a mystery 3 years later

    Fillipoff's family has not given up hope, but there's been no sign of the 29-year-old woman since she was last seen in B.C.'s capital. "Emma has literally vanished from the face of the earth," said her mother, Shelley Fillipoff. Emma Fillipoff was last seen acting strangely in front of the Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria in November 2012.