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VIDEO: Judge, suspect know each other from school

"This was the nicest kid," the judge tells the court after the suspect starts crying. "I used to play football with him... and look what has happened."

  • There's an algorithm that can see whether a photo has been faked

    The Czech company works with banks, insurance firms, media companies, and even online dating sites to spot fake images.

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  • Diana Douglas, first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael, dies at 92

    Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. Douglas died of cancer at a motion picture industry retirement home in the Woodland Hills neighbourhood, according to an obituary from Michael Douglas's production company, Furthur Films. It cited Diana Douglas's husband of fifteen years, Donald A. Webster of Washington, D.C.

    The Canadian Press
  • Naked woman filmed riding pillion on motorbike through city streets

    She felt the wind in her hair - and everywhere else. A naked woman was caught on camera riding pillion on a motorbike through a Russian city’s streets. Police in Voronezh are now hunting for the clothed rider and his completely peeled passenger - who

    Yahoo Canada News
  • How Canada is perceived around the world

    Canadians are often curious about how others see them, so, for Canada Day, with the help of the International Council for Canadian Studies, CBC News reached out to the 7,000 or so academics outside Canada who teach courses about Canada. For Slovenians, Canada is bathed in a glow as rosy as the leaf upon its flag. It's not because students here are taught much about Canada.

    CBC
  • Man chooses dog over his dog-hating girlfriend

    After four years together, a Reddit user, by the name of ‘Getzen’, decided that it was finally time for him to move in with his girlfriend. Little did he know, however, just how much she despised his dog Molly. When his girlfriend gave him an ultimatum – either she goes or the beagle goes – Getzen had no choice but to put an ad up on Craigslist with a title that read: FREE TO ANY WILLING HOME.

    Daily Buzz
  • 1 dead, 3 injured after car goes off bridge

    One person is dead and three are in hospital after a car went off a bridge and into the ravine near Black Creek Drive and Lawrence Avenue.  The Toyota Camry went over the bridge's guardrail at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, after a collision with another

    CBC
  • City of Vancouver considers what to do about romantic Love Lock gesture

    Thu, Jul 2: The City of Vancouver is hoping to get ahead of a new tradition by lovers that has caused problems in other cities. Nadia Stewart explains.

    Global News
  • Going Nuclear: The Fusion Race Is Heating Up. Will Anyone Cross the Finish Line? (Video)

    A growing number of private players believe they can commercialize fusion energy within a decade, promising a carbon-free energy source with near-limitless fuel, potentially in time to ease the mounting risks of climate change. A team at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works revealed late last year that they’re at work on a truck-sized fusion reactor. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and others have plugged money into General Fusion in Burnaby, British Columbia. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and Venrock have invested in Tri-Alpha Energy, a secretive effort near Irvine, Calif. And Peter Thiel’s Mithril and Y Combinator have funded a Redmond, Wash., startup called Helion Energy.

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  • Kentucky couples sue for marriage licences after clerk's refusal

    Four couples, including two same-sex couples, on Thursday sued an eastern Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licences to anyone following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, the Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Ashland with the legal support of the ACLU, claims Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has purposefully violated the plaintiffs' rights.

    CBC
  • US judge awards $134M in lawsuit against Omar Khadr

    A U.S. judge has granted $134.2 million in damages to the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan and another soldier partially blinded by a hand grenade in their lawsuit against former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr. In their lawsuit, Tabitha Speer and Layne Morris, alleged a teenage Khadr was responsible for the death of Sgt. Christopher Speer and Morris's injuries in Afghanistan in July 2002.

    The Canadian Press
  • American tries to figure out what Canadian road signs mean, and fails

    Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr returned home to Massachusetts this week after spending some time "car camping" near the coast of New Brunswick with his wife. Burr's friends and family on Facebook were equally confused by a photo he posted of a green-and-white River Valley Scenic Drive signpost. "The signs of New Brunswick's highways and byways aren't exactly done wrong, but they seem to require a cognitive leap of which our American sensibilities, enfeebled by reality TV shows and Katy Perry songs, are incapable," he explained.

    CBC
  • America Ferrera Slams Trump

    Donald Trump's recent comments about Mexican immigrants continue to haunt the Presidential hopeful, but now he's being thanked by America Ferrera. The actress penned an open letter to Trump on Huffington Post Latino Voices taking aim at his "ignorant and racist" remarks he made last month when he announced he was running for the Oval Office (Trump labeled Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and claimed they were "bringing crime" to the country). "You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that.

    Access Hollywood
  • Famous Saskatchewan cat Bruce Almighty has a new home

    Bruce Almighty's journey from an operating table to the hearts of cat lovers finally has a happy ending. The Regina Humane Society announced on Facebook the cat has been adopted after spending months recovering. "Bruce Almighty's story touched millions of people from around the world and the outpouring of concern for him was truly moving," the Regina Humane Society wrote on its Facebook page.

    CBC
  • Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen may be too public to join Mass. country club

    New England Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen have applied to join The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., where they own a home not too far from the club's 27 holes of golf. “The Country Club believes your name should appear in the newspaper just two times: When you’re born and when you die," said a source at the 133-year-old club to the Boston Globe. As one of the five founding clubs behind the U.S. Golf Association, The Country Club is one of America's most important and prominent private clubs.

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  • Dog hilariously lets his dislike of his brother be known

    Hell hath no fury like a dog scorned. If there’s anything that we’ve learned through a dog/human friendship, it’s that dogs have a different code of conduct than us humans.  From an early age we’re told to play nice and to be the “bigger person” in the

    Daily Buzz
  • Homeless man wins the Internet with his moving piano performance

    Donald Gould, a homeless man in Sarasota, was caught playing a beautiful cover of Styx’s “Come Sail Away” on a public piano in the city, where he dazzled a small audience. The delicate performance was then uploaded to Facebook, and has since been viewed more than 4.5 million times, and has racked up over 150,000 shares. Gould, known to the locals as “Boone,” treats passers-by on the streets of Sarasota to a five song set-list that he learned as a child, WWSB reports.

    Daily Buzz
  • Prepare to Be Floored by This Affordable Bathroom Makeover (8 photos)

    Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to renovate an entire room in your home without spending thousands of dollars. Just take a look at Bless'er House blogger Lauren Shaver's rustic bathroom remodel via Hometalk. When we first started picking

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  • 'Manly' Dad Proves He's A Softie When Learning He'll Be A Grandpa

    Over the years, we've seen the many dramatic reactions people have had when they find out they're going to be grandparents -- crying, screaming, jumping up and down, and sheer disbelief. But not when it comes to one grandpa-to-be. YouTube user Justin Hall uploaded this video showing how he and his wife told his in-laws they were going to be grandparents. The couple created a pregnancy announcement on a wall with baby clothes, accessories and a sign announcing the little one's expected arrival ... then they waited for "grandma and grandpa" to walk in so their reactions could be captured on a hidden camera.

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  • Transit referendum: Who will pay for transportation improvements now?

    With a resounding No vote in the transit plebiscite, Metro Vancouver's old problem is new again: everyone wants more transit, but can't agree on how to pay for it. "Doing nothing is simply not an option," said B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said shortly after the No vote. A Yes vote would have meant higher sales tax in Metro Vancouver and $7.5 billion in transit improvements, including the Broadway subway in Vancouver, light rail in Surrey and Langley, and 11 new rapid bus routes.

    CBC
  • Boy, 13, dies during Canada Day soccer game in Drayton, Ont.

    Ontario Provincial Police and the coroner's office are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who collapsed during an evening soccer game in Drayton on Canada Day. The pitch where the boy collapsed is on Wellington Street in Drayton, a small town located about 46 kilometres northwest of Kitchener.

    CBC