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  • 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
  • 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
  • RCMP warn of online sex scam that ends in blackmail

    The New Brunswick RCMP are warning people about getting involved in an online sex scam that results in them being blackmailed. "There are all kinds of online fraud scams out there and we are asking people to take measures to protect themselves.

    CBC
  • ‘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
  • 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
  • Nebraska authorities say death row inmate convicted in 1985 cult killings has died in prison

    A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday. Michael Ryan died around 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institutional in southeast Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said in a news release Monday. At a hearing in March about legislation to repeal the state's death penalty, state Sen. Ernie Chambers said Ryan had terminal brain cancer.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • 12 players pull out of Byron Nelson for myriad reasons

    Almost 10 percent of the original field for this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship has withdrawn ahead of the Thursday opener. Ian Poulter withdrew on Wednesday morning, citing on Twitter a "strain" he suffered in a gym workout. This was to be Poulter's final PGA Tour event of that season that wasn't a major, World Golf Championships or FedEx Cup playoffs event.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • 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
  • OPP charge teenager in connection with 'swatting' incidents

    Police said the teen is from New Tecumseth, Ont., and the incidents in question date back to February. OPP officials couldn't say if the teen is connected to this week's swatting incidents in Richmond Hill and Brampton, but said they are working with York and Peel region police to explore that possibility. "The Ontario Provincial Police would like to remind the public that placing a false call to emergency services for any reason other than a true emergency call is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada," the force said in a news release.

    CBC
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday that he found it "odd" that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which do not involve its citizens and did not happen in the United States. Corruption charges in the U.S. were announced Wednesday against 14 people, with at least two of them holding American citizenship.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • Millennial 'NOwners' follow Uber with new fashion trading model

    By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh her look. Armour, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney & Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price.

    Reuters
  • Thalidomide compensation for Cape Breton man hampered by destroyed records

    A man from Cape Breton must first prove his mother took thalidomide while pregnant with him before he's able to seek federal compensation. Winston Loveys was born without an arm, a result of his mother using the drug, he said. Thalidomide, a drug that was used to treat morning sickness in women during the '50s and '60s, caused severe physical birth defects in babies.

    CBC
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Police: Man shoots 11-year-old boy in chest with BB gun, says boy once shot his 5-year-old son

    A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday. Albert Clark, 31, of McKeesport, approached the boy Sunday outside the former George Washington Elementary School and fired twice, police said. The boy fell to the ground, saying he couldn't breathe, and was later hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

    The Canadian Press