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  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for crash blamed on co-pilot

    Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn't due to "negligence or other wrongful act" by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

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  • Pregnant B.C. TV meteorologist  calls out the bullies for fat shaming

    Sometimes, people suck. That’s not news.But a British Columbia meteorologist has sparked a revolt against the haters by speaking out on Global BC’s newscast about rude emails she’s received as she continues her full-time job on-air through her second

  • The Emotional Moment A Germanwings Pilot Reassured His Passengers That He'd Get Them Home Safe

    A passenger on a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne shared her experience in this incredible Facebook comment.

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  • Co-pilot may have hidden illness, torn up sick notes, prosecutors say

    Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said. The evidence came from searches of Lubitz's homes in two German cities as authorities sought an explanation of why he locked himself into the cockpit and crashed the Airbus A320 into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Torn-up sick notes for the day of the crash "support the current preliminary assessment that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and colleagues," Duesseldorf prosecutors' office spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said Friday.

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  • Strathcona sexual assault charges expected today

    A 25-year-old man is expected to be charged later today in connection with the brutal sexual assault of a woman in her Strathcona home Thursday afternoon. Police are recommending several charges against the man, who they say has a criminal record

  • Vancouver house sells for $567K over listed price

    A Vancouver real estate agent who has just sold a home for $567,000 over its published listing price says that underlisting is an accepted selling strategy in the real estate market. "If the product's right, the timing's right and the inventory is right, it's the right strategy," Paul Eviston told CBC News. Sitting two blocks west of Main Street — both a physical and psychological divide — the home is in an area where prices often exceed $2 million, but the selling price was still a record high, Eviston said.

  • Patti Stanger: "I Was There That Night Mario Singer Cheated" on Ramona

    Caught in the act! Patti Stanger inadvertently snagged a front-row seat to the downfall of Ramona and Mario Singer's 22-year marriage when she witnessed him hitting on another woman at a party in the Hamptons back in 2013. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, March 26, the Millionaire Matchmaker star told host Andy Cohen that she saw Mario's alleged infidelity firsthand. "I was there that night he cheated," Stanger, 53, dished.

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  • Video reveals baby clapping in the womb as parents sing nursery rhyme

    In this incredible video of an ultrasound scan, the 14-week-old foetus appears to clap its hands together, as mum-to-be Jen Cardinal sings If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands.

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  • Cockpit culture: Canadian pilot on the psychological demands of flying

    Yahoo Canada News: You were in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania ferrying executives around on a private aircraft for a year and then came back to Canada to fly as a commercial pilot for Courtesy Air a northern charter operator. Craig Daniels: The co-pilot I had in Africa was the same guy on every trip. With the big airlines like WestJet, every pairing – which is often a five day session of trips – you're paired with a new first officer virtually every trip and it’s problematic.

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  • Justin Verlander takes selfie with unsuspecting Justin Verlander fan

    It's hard to look at Justin Verlander's latest selfie and not immediately have that reaction. You see, Verlander snapped a pic with a kid in a Verlander shirsey inside a Starbucks. For the sake of the kid, we're happy to pass along that Verlander said the kid was surprised when he turned around.

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  • Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris: 9 Reasons She Should 100 Percent Date the Insanely Hot DJ

    He belongs with her! Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have sparked dating rumors after the two music prodigies have been spotted getting close this past week, and if the “Blank Space” singer — who has been adamant about being single after a string of dating

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  • 2 dead in hydraulic scaffold collapse in Bloor and Keele area

    "Something malfunctioned," said a construction worker at the scene. Victor Kwong says police responded to the scene at about 11 a.m. Friday after getting reports that a crane had fallen onto some scaffolding.

  • Woman whose recording led to sale of LA Clippers testifies of love for ex-owner, hate for wife

    The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her. Several of the 500 recordings V. Stiviano made during a nearly four-year relationship with Sterling were played in Los Angeles Superior Court in his wife's lawsuit to reclaim millions of dollars he lavished on the younger woman. Donald Sterling foresaw the trouble the gifts posed for Stiviano, pointing out in one recording that they were community property — owned jointly by him and his wife of nearly 60 years.

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  • Plane with nobody aboard crashes at Nipawin, Sask.

    A plane with nobody aboard crashed in a field near Nipawin, Sask., and sure enough, nobody was hurt. An initial investigation revealed the pilot tried to “prop start” the plane by standing in front and spinning the propeller by hand.

  • 'Unholy alliance' of Islamists threatens Sweden: spy chief

    By Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden, once cited by Osama bin Laden as the kind of country al Qaeda did not attack, is facing a rising threat from Islamist militants because of the crises in Iraq and Syria, its spy chief said in an interview on Friday. Anders Thornberg told Reuters the number of Swedes traveling to fight in those countries had tripled in the past year, and record immigration to the Nordic country was making it vulnerable to infiltrators from militant groups. Expanding on comments in the security services' annual report last week, he also said Russian espionage had stepped up since the Ukraine crisis: one in three Russian diplomats in Sweden were operating as spies, and there were signs of "war planning" from Moscow to test the country's defenses.

  • Al-Shabaab video show civilians being gunned down in the sea

    The Somali extremist group Al Shabaab have released a new video, showing civilians being forced into the sea and murdered in a hail of gunfire.

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  • Details of CFL rules committee's proposed changes alleviate some of the concerns

    The changes the CFL's rules committee was reportedly looking at this week's each had upsides and downsides, but the committee's actual recommendations to the league's board of governors have sorted out some of the potential issues. Making offensive pass interference reviewable: This wasn't really reported in advance, but it's a smart change to push for and one that should be an easy fix.

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  • Engineering students put out fire with sound waves

    Engineering students Seth Robertson, 23, and Viet Tran, 28, from George Mason University in Virginia invested about $600 of their own money into developing a “somewhat portable” device that can put out fires with low-frequency sound waves. Tran explained to the Washington Post that sound waves are “pressure waves, and they displace some of the oxygen” and at the right frequency, those waves can separate the fire’s oxygen from the fuel. “The pressure wave is going back and forth, and that agitates where the air is.

  • Toilets, lingerie, shacking up: Florida legislators take on odd topics in some bills

    Florida legislators filed more than 1,700 bills for consideration during their two-month session that ends in May. Some are routine, some deal with high-profile issues such as abortion and guns, and some are just odd.

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  • Zayn Malik says he was unhappy in One Direction but tried to keep going for the fans

    Zayn Malik says he worries that he's let One Direction fans down by leaving the world-conquering boy band, but couldn't carry on in a role that made him unhappy. Malik quit the group this week, saying he wanted "to be a normal 22-year-old." He had earlier pulled out of One Direction's world tour, citing stress. One Direction formed in 2010 after five teenagers — Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Malik — auditioned individually for the British TV talent show "The X Factor." Simon Cowell had the idea of putting them together as a boy band.

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