A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland. Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up. Hesp says she thought it was it was a glitch and posted about the ride to the Weird Toronto Facebook group.
First lady Michelle Obama has emerged as perhaps the most effective Donald Trump critic in the Democrats' lineup, and she's done it without ever uttering two key words: Donald Trump. In her six campaign trail speeches for Hillary Clinton, the first lady has never said the Republican nominee's name. Mrs. Obama didn't depart from her rhetorical dismissal of Trump in Phoenix Thursday.
Veronica Panarello throttled her son Loris Stival to death with electrical cables and abandoned his body in a remote gully in Santa Croce, Sicily. When Panarello confessed that her son had been killed, she blamed her husband’s father Andrea Stival. Panarello was found guilty of the boy’s murder and of concealing a body and jailed for 30 years.
A Syrian refugee family who came to Corner Brook last December has moved on to be closer to family in Ontario. The al Homsi family was the first of two Syrian families who came to western Newfoundland, under the sponsorship of the Refugee Support Group – Corner Brook Region. Group member Ivan Emke said that saying goodbye was hard, but it's important to remember that people in Corner Brook succeeded in giving a Syrian family a chance to start over.
Tiger Woods took some time away from not playing golf to stop by "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." Stephen asked him about playing golf with U.S. presidents, so Tiger gave a quick rundown of their golf skills.
A puppy has survived a terrifying ordeal after a heartless young man picked it up and threw it into a creek on the NSW Central Coast that was captured on video. Security cameras captured the man trespassing on the Bensville property, before luring a 14-week-old French bulldog to him. The dog was rescued by its owner.
A Winnipeg mother says her 23-year-old daughter died from drinking too much water after she used the illicit drug MDMA.
Daredevil extreme skier Jeremie Heitz has no such reservations however, throwing himself down the near-vertical drop at terrifying speeds. The 27-year-old’s amazing skiing was being filmed for a video by Red Bull - and they certainly captured some unforgettable footage.
Reading, writing and arithmetic might not be enough to compete in Canada's future job market, say technology experts. By 2020 there will be 200,000 communications and information technology jobs that need filling in Canada — and there won't be enough people to fill them, according to a report from the Information and Communications Technology Council. According to Kirsten Sutton, Managing Director of SAP Labs Canada — a technology development centre — the opportunities to dive into the tech center have never been greater.
Since his birth in 2013, Prince George has shown an affinity for following in uncle Prince Harry's footsteps! Prince William and Kate's son never fails to give royal enthusiasts a sense of déjà vu when out and about, echoing Harry's own childhood antics from sticking his tongue out at royal events to having a beloved family pet. Prince Harry to this day is renowned for his sense of humour, often making jokes and laughing with others at events. Prince George has definitely inherited Harry's fun attitude.
For breaking her baby's jaw, elbow and rib, a Calgary mother will almost certainly spend less than two years behind bars. Originally charged with four counts of aggravated assault, the woman pleaded guilty to a single count on Friday afternoon. A joint submission of a two year prison sentence was proposed by Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik and defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari, and accepted by Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf.
Tiny Homes are taking off in popularity with people across the country joining the miniature movement but homebuilders in Manitoba say municipal bylaws haven't caught up with the craze. Darrell Manuliak, who owns Mini Homes of Manitoba with his wife Anita Munn, said they have sold five of the tiny dwellings in their first year of business in the province. The largest home they've build is only 320-square-feet but the little buildings can be connected to water and electrical outlets the same as a camper. Unlike seasonal vehicles, the tiny homes are made to withstand Canadian winters.
[Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]
Kurdish Peshmerga forces uncovered a tunnel made by Islamic State fighters in a mosque in Sheikh Amir, a village on the road to Mosul, on Wednesday, October 19, after liberating the area from the militant group. Iraqi forces have discovered an extensive network of underground tunnels since launching a campaign on Monday to reclaim Mosul, Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Iraq. Kurdish peshmerga fighters found an underground tunnel in Badana, one of the villages recently liberated east of Mosul, on Wednesday. Footage of the tunnel, released by Kurdistan 24, shows fresh food and other supplies hidden inside. The tunnels are believed to be used by the militant group as supply lines and communication networks, but are also used to avoid detection by US-led coalition airstrikes. Credit: Facebook/Rudaw
When Jill Promoli put her son down for a nap last May, she had no idea that he would never wake up again. Two-year-old Jude had a low-grade fever, so Promoli was making sure he and his twin brother Thomas had a quiet day at their home in Mississauga. When Promoli came back to the room, only Thomas jumped up to greet her.
A few incidents of illegal poaching and netting have led to convictions in Gander and Corner Brook provincial courts. According to a release from the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Darren Thistle of Glenwood was sentenced to 65 days in jail — 30 days under the wildlife act and the fisheries act, as well as an additional 30 days for breach of probation under the criminal code — for two incidents of salmon poaching in 2014 and 2015. Thistle is also not allowed to fish or hold a fishing licence.
Bon Jovi's upcoming album is entitled, "This House is Not For Sale," and apparently neither are the Tennessee Titans. Earlier this week, CBS Sports reported that Bon Jovi and Peyton Manning were "monitoring the Tennessee Titans ownership situation," leading to speculation they were looking to purchase the Nashville-based team. On Wednesday, Jon Bon Jovi sat down with The Associated Press to set the record straight.
We all know that one person who goes in on Halloween, year after year. Their costumes are always the most original, funny, or downright terrifying at any party, and — let’s be honest — they can make you feel totally low-effort in comparison (yes, even though you went out and purchased Eggo waffles to go with your El from Stranger Things costume). Heidi Klum is obviously that person, only it’s impossible to resent her, because, well, you’ll never find yourself at the same party as her. Klum loves Halloween so much, she’s hosted an annual Halloween bash every year since 2000 (in 2011, she blessed us with two). She’s managed to consistently top her costumes year after year, and it’s an amazing thing to behold. To celebrate the endless font of Heidi’s Halloween inspiration, we put together every look she’s worn over the last 15 years. Read on to see the evolution of Heidi’s Halloween style. See more Halloween style, tricks, and treats!
Parents and students are demanding answers from the York Region District School Board about an investigation into Facebook posts by an elementary school principal that they say are offensive to Muslims. In an email to CBC News, York Region District School Board trustee Billy Pang confirmed an investigation has taken place, saying board staff "have investigated and followed up on the matter," but because it is of "a personnel nature" he said he is not in a position to share any details.
BARRINGTON, R.I. — Women clad in yoga pants are preparing to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town, right past the house of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous .
Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.
A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said. A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on Interstate 10 before the vehicles crashed just north of the desert resort town of Palm Springs, California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Jim Abele said. It was not known if alcohol, drugs or fatigue played a role in the crash about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, but the bus was inspected in April and had no mechanical issues, Abele said.
This three-year-old girl was told she could choose her own outfit for her school photo - and she chose brilliantly. Kaylieann Steinbach could have picked from a whole range of options that her mum and dad picked out for her for the shoot.
Debbie Doonanco confessed to killing her ex-husband during a hushed conversation in a hospital bathroom, her former friend testified at Doonanco's murder trial in St. Paul, Alta., Thursday. Koreen Doonanco, the wife of Debbie's first cousin, told the jury she questioned the 54-year-old retired school teacher when she visited her at the hospital in Bonnyville, Alta. "Did you do something bad?" Koreen Doonanco recalled asking.