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  • Toronto seduction coach defends his work after threatening video draws police attention

    Toronto police are investigating after a man posted a video to YouTube this week threatening violence against women after his “pick-up” efforts were rejected. Shawn Marshall, who was initially working on the case now referred to another department, said it’s the first time he’s dealt with the growing subculture of “pick-up artists” but not necessarily a first for the Toronto Police Service. According to Metro News, the video shows a young man in downtown Toronto reacting after he was rebuffed by a woman. The story states the video, now pulled offline, shows him saying: “She deserves to f**kin’ like stabbed and cut up into tiny pieces for that s**t… Like, I would f**king take her and her boyfriend and all her f**king friends down.

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  • Girl sexually exploited by 13 men in Winnipeg, police say

    Thirteen men have been charged in connection to the sexual exploitation of a girl, which started when she was only 12 years old. The men, who range in age from 41-69, would give the girl cash in exchange for sexual services, police said. The incidents all occurred in Winnipeg, police said.

    CBC
  • Nick Merkley's 2 goals pace Kelowna Rockets to Memorial Cup rout of Rimouski

    Birthday boy Nick Merkley showed why he is highly touted for the NHL draft with two soccer-inspired strikes, helping the Kelowna Rockets look like a reasonable facsimile of a Memorial Cup favourite during a 7-3 rout of the Rimouski Océanic. Merkley and the Rockets, betraying not a whit of desperation after losing their opener, authored three-goal runs in each of the first two periods in front of a Colisée crowd of 6,981. Merkley, who is NHL Central Scouting's No. 23-ranked North American skater, scored on the Rockets' first shot of the night 52 seconds into the contest.

    Buzzing The Net
  • Little girl throws tantrum in front of Obama at the White House

    The Commander-in-Chief raised his hands in a gesture of helplessness as little Claudia Chaudhary pounded out her frustrations on the White House carpet at a Passover event in April.

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  • IndyCar fanatic, owner David Letterman drives into retirement with tribute car at Indy 500

    David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500. The freshly retired Letterman was all grins early Sunday as his IndyCar team paid tribute to the former "Late Show" host by putting a gap-toothed, smiling caricature of his face and #thanksdave on driver Oriol Servia's yellow car for the big race. "With everything that's happened, it's the highlight of my career," Letterman said.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Corner Gas' actor, CBC writer Mike O'Brien dies of cancer

    Mike O'Brien, a longtime CBC comedy writer and an actor who played a recurring character on "Corner Gas," has died of cancer. O'Brien mixed humour and pathos in chronicling his four-year illness on his blog The Big Diseasey and had posted a meditation about faith — or lack thereof — just hours before his death. "(He) was not only an amazing actor but a great friend," Schwartz said in a statement.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jenner Did NOT Have Surgery

    A report surfaced on Tuesday claiming that Bruce Jenner had undergone full gender reassignment surgery, but a source told Access Hollywood otherwise. Radar reported that Jenner had surgery three weeks ago and is now legally considered a woman, but a source close to Jenner told Access this is not true. In Jenner's sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer which aired in April, he said, "Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman," but clarified that he had not undergone gender reassignment at the time.

    Access Hollywood
  • Wealthy Toronto residents don't want neighbours with sub-million-dollar condos

    It all started with a Toronto Star article Monday profiling a group of residents concerned about a four-storey, 80-unit building that has been proposed on Keewatin Avenue, in the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. "I'm really concerned about my property value going down," Lisa Goodwin told the Star. The residents have banded together, calling themselves the Density Creep Neighborhood Alliance.

    CBC
  • Rob Ford discharged from hospital after cancer surgery

    Ford underwent surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital on May 11 to remove a cancerous tumour in his abdomen. The procedure went as expected and doctors removed all the existing growths without causing damage to any internal structures, according to Dan Jacobs, Ford's chief of staff. Just an hour after he was discharged, a smiling and thinner Ford appeared at city hall and spoke to reporters.

    CBC
  • Judge in California orders ex-husband of actress Kelly Rutherford to return children to US

    A judge has ordered the ex-husband of actress Kelly Rutherford to return their two children to her over concerns that a custody order was violated. Rutherford, who starred on "Melrose Place" and "Gossip Girl," filed an emergency petition on Friday stating that her ex-husband has petitioned a court in Monaco to change the citizenship of their 8-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. In response, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas ordered that Daniel Giersch must return the children to the United States pending a court hearing on June 15.

    The Canadian Press
  • Girl, 16, on the run with man three times her age 'has dyed her hair'

    A teenage girl missing for more than a week after disappearing with a man three times her age may have dyed her blonde hair black to hide from police. Fears were today growing for Kaylie Hatton, 16, from Sidcup, south-east London, who disappeared from her home after a row with her grandmother about her relationship with Fred Finch, 51.

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  • 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
  • 5 Simple Steps to Renew Your Concrete Driveway (6 photos)

    In an alternative universe—in a world with neither vehicles nor inclement weather—your concrete driveway might never lose its pristine, freshly poured look. Stains and cracks, depressions and flaking are all common problems with concrete driveways, and they only get worse with time.

    Bob Vila
  • Crash destroyed MY life, claims 'hit-and-run' cyclist who struck girl

    The cyclist branded callous for knocking down a toddler on a pavement has said his life has been ‘destroyed’ after the CCTV footage of the accident was released. It showed Lucie Wilding, three, being hit by the rider moments after she stepped out of her front garden.

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  • Taylor Swift: Life's 'Not That Hard'

    It turns out being one of the world's biggest pop star isn't all that difficult – at least, according to Taylor Swift. In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw, the singer explained that embarking on a world tour "is not that hard. "Sometimes I really don't think it's that hard at all," the singer, who is in the midst of her "1989" World Tour, continued.

    Access Hollywood
  • Indianapolis police: Former teenage death row inmate Paula Cooper dead from apparent suicide

    A U.S. woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Indianapolis police said 45-year-old Paula Cooper was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a residence. Cooper had been released from prison about two years ago, after the Indiana Supreme Court set aside her death sentence and gave her a 60-year prison term.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alberta's $15 minimum wage: How many will actually get a raise?

    "It's something that I don't know the answer to," said David Green, an economist with the University of British Columbia and author of the book The Case for Raising the Minimum Wage. According to numbers from Statistics Canada, roughly 10.5 per cent of Albertans make between $10 and $15 per hour. If you add it to the two per cent who earn the minimum, we're talking nearly 300,000 Albertans who will see their wages go up.

    CBC
  • Josh Duggar: '19 Kids and Counting' Star Responds to Sexual Abuse Claims

    TLC pulls the reality show after allegations of Josh's alleged misconduct went public. Josh Duggar and his family are portrayed as a picture of wholesome perfection now. The show has been puld as josh faces accusations he sexually molested rurnd under aged girls when he was a teenager.

    ABC News Videos
  • War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'

    LeBron James doesn't want to hear any badmouthing of teammate Matthew Dellavedova. "This is my guy," James said on Sunday night. Is Dellavedova, a reserve point guard, worthy of a "dirty player" reputation, particularly after his play led to the ejection of the Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals?

    Yahoo Sports
  • Will this 450mph bike break the land speed record?

    The Jet Reaction vehicle has been tested at Pendine Sands in Wales (shown). The team will attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record of 376mph in Utah in September.

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