• Lotto drama: What happens before winners take home a jackpot?

    Everyone has their own version of the scenario stored away in the mind’s eye, an image of where you are, who you’re with, and what you’re doing when you win the jackpot of your dreams. If it’s under $1,000 in Ontario, for example, the retailer where you bought the ticket can dole out the cash.

    Daily Brew
  • This professor put Gwyneth Paltrow’s health advice to the test. The truth is even worse than you’d think.

    There are a few things we know for sure will make us healthy: exercise, don't smoke, eat a variety of whole foods — but not too much — and watch your alcohol intake and sun exposure. Yet every day, we are bombarded with messages from celebrity culture about things we must do to be healthier and more beautiful. Some advice is more extreme — such as Gwyneth Paltrow's suggestion that women steam their vaginas. Timothy Caulfield's new book, Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?.

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  • Federal Tories contemplate political mortality in wake of NDP victory

    The Conservative caucus room was described as a morgue Wednesday as federal MPs grappled with political mortality after the New Democrats broke the conservative movement's four-decade grip on Alberta politics. While they sought to downplay the notion that the NDP upset in Alberta is an omen for this fall's federal election, many also acknowledged the playing field for that campaign has changed. In the last six elections, he didn't face a serious challenge from the NDP, but with all four provincial seats within his riding now held by that party, he expects the next campaign will be different.

    The Canadian Press
  • Boston Marathon bomber wipes away tears as his Russian aunt breaks down on the witness stand

    For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanour and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. Tsarnaev, 21, grabbed a tissue and repeatedly dabbed his eyes and cheeks while his aunt became so upset that she was unable to testify on his behalf as his lawyers try to persuade a federal jury to spare his life. Tsarnaev had maintained an uninterested expression since his trial began in January, most of the time staring straight ahead and only occasionally glancing over at witnesses, including people who lost loved ones in the 2013 bombing.

    The Canadian Press
  • Champions League - Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich (27 photos)

    Bastian Schweinsteiger and Bayern take on Lionel Messi's Barca in a semifinal first leg at the Camp Nou. Football - FC Barcelona v Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg - The Nou Camp, Barcelona, Spain - 6/5/15 Barcelona's Luis Suarez

    Yahoo Sports
  • Left turn in Canada's oil-rich Alberta stuns energy industry

    By Scott Haggett and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian oil and gas shares tumbled and the country's main stock index hit a one-month low on Wednesday after the left-wing New Democratic Party surged to power in the oil-rich province of Alberta on promises that included energy industry reforms. "Even now our inboxes are filling with messages expressing something between disbelief and dismay," analyst Andrew Bradford of Raymond James brokerage said after the party won an election on Tuesday to end 44 years of Conservative rule. New Democrat Premier-elect Rachel Notley offered conciliatory words after her party swept to crushing victory, capitalizing on anger over the impact of the drop in oil prices on government programs.

    Reuters
  • Winnipeg woman fed up with car that's been recalled 15 times

    A Winnipeg woman says her car has been recalled 15 times in the 4½ years she's owned it, and now she's calling on her dealership and the vehicle's manufacturer to replace it with something that's safe. Danielle Champagne says in addition to the 15 recalls, she's also had to deal with 15 warranty issues for her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which she had agreed to finance for $34,000 when she purchased it. The breaking point for Champagne came this past weekend, when the vehicle almost failed on her again.

    CBC
  • Kylie Jenner's Lip Filler Confession

    Kylie Jenner has "filled in" the missing details about her famous pout. "I have temporary lip fillers, it's just an insecurity of mine and it's what I wanted to do," the 17-year-old revealed in a new "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" clip. The reality

    Access Hollywood
  • Five perfectly preserved cars worth $700,000 found inside Texas barn

    A Texas car collector has made the discovery of a lifetime in the form of five classic pre-war automobiles stored for four decades in an Austin barn. Antonio Brunet, chairman and founder of Motostalgia Auctions, is now helping their owner take the cars to auction, where high estimates value the collection at more than $700,000.

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    Female Athletes With Better Behinds Than Kim Kardashian

  • LeBron puts on headband, scores 33 as Cavaliers down Bulls 106-91 to even series

    The headband returned. LeBron James rarely has two sub-par games in a row, especially in the playoffs. James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened their semifinal series with Chicago, beating the Bulls 106-91 in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

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  • Canadian Tire to buy 12 former Target locations to fill out store network

    Canadian Tire Corp. says it has a deal to buy 12 real estate leases through the court-supervised windup of Target Canada. Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC-A.TO - News) says it will pay $17.7 million for the leases once the deal is approved. Canadian Tire chief executive Michael Medline says the purchase will allow the company to accelerate its growth, improve its retail network and provide its customers with more convenient locations and larger stores.

    The Canadian Press
  • Changes ordered to controversial condo plan after CBC investigation

    A controversial development proposal in the city's west end will need to undergo major changes, city council said today. Council voted today to require the developer to address city planners' concerns. Some local councillors were advocating for the development even after a staff report recommended against it.

    CBC
  • Turkish street vendor brews coffee in sand, Internet is obsessed

    A fascinating video posted on YouTube by Ahmad Al-Zaben shows a Turkish street vendor appearing to brew coffee using a heated bowl of sand. The video is going viral, mostly because it’s puzzling North American coffee drinkers.

    Daily Buzz
  • Boy recovering in hospital after devastating fire can't be with family

    Crystal Harlick and her four children were forced from their Etobicoke home after it was largely destroyed by fire in late March. Isaiah is currently recovering at the Hospital for Sick Children, where he has had multiple surgeries and a finger amputation. Harlick, however, has been unable to find a new place to live since the fire and didn't have tenants' insurance.

    CBC
  • Wood ticks creep into parts of Saskatchewan never seen before, says entomologist

    A bug expert says wood ticks are creeping into parts of Saskatchewan where they have never been seen before. Phil Curry, an entomologist for the Ministry of Health, says the most common brown American dog tick is expanding its range in the province. Last weekend Curry picked up dog ticks on his own farm north of Moose Jaw — the first time he's seen them there.

    The Canadian Press
  • Miley Cyrus Hints at Being Bisexual After Split from Patrick Schwarzenegger

    From pink armpits to wearing pasties Miley Cyrus has never been afraid to be herself. Now she's saying not all of her relationships have been with men.

    HollyScoop
  • Childhood of terror in foster care leads to settlement for N.L. woman

    A lawsuit focusing on the abuse a woman from Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula suffered while in foster care has finally wrapped up, but her lawyer says no amount of money can erase her client's past. After a five-year court battle, the woman has received a settlement of more than $500,000 and an acknowledgement from the provincial government that she was mistreated and abused as a child in care. The woman, who can't be identified because of a publication ban, was born in 1958 and placed in foster care by her mother.

    CBC
  • Newfoundland and Labrador cuts health agency salaries by up to $50,000

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador is moving to cut the salaries of health information staff more than two years after the auditor general flagged "excessive" pay hikes. About 50 of 158 employees at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information will see their annual pay shrink by an average of $7,600. The Crown agency is developing an electronic medical records system and had set salaries under its own legislation.

    The Canadian Press
  • Boy, 5, dies after being backed over by mom

    Wed, May 6: A five-year-old Innisfil, Ontario boy has died after a car his mother was driving hit him while in reverse. Cindy Pom reports.

    Global News
  • Stay Sharp: 12 Knife Storage Options to Buy or DIY (13 photos)

    A well-honed blade is probably the most important tool in any kitchen. No self-respecting chef would dream of prepping a meal without a set of trusty slicers and choppers. Storage, however, presents a bit of a challenge. Kitchen knives need to be convenient

    Bob Vila