• U.S. Marines thankful for 'overwhelming firepower' and tweet a video to prove it

    ISIS videos might be scary, but they've got nothing on the U.S. Marines. In a tweet Thursday, the Marines wished their followers a happy Thanksgiving with their own note of thanks: "We're thankful for overwhelming firepower." Then they posted a short video to show just what they meant: Tanks, fighter jets, and guns a'blaring. Backed with a heavy metal soundtrack, the 22-second clip features 14 explosions from rockets and bombs, and dozens of rounds of gunfire as the video cuts quickly between scenes of the U.S. military in action. "Wherever today finds you, happy Thanksgiving," the Marines tweeted.

    Toronto Sun q
  • Tim Hortons drive-thru road rage leads to fine

    As the dirty old Integra tried to nudge its way into the drive-thru lineup in front of him, Christopher Smith did what any Tim Hortons customer might: Lowered his window to tell the driver he was in line first. "This case is somewhat unusual in that Ms. David is charged as the registered owner of the vehicle involved in two related road rage incidents," Judicial Justice Brenda Edwards noted in her decision.

  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Calgary police charge man with the second-degree murder of his girlfriend

    Thu, Nov 26: Calgary police have charged 32-year-old Luke Anthony MacLeod with the second-degree murder of his girlfriend Sheri Carpen. As Jayme Doll reports, MacLeod had told investigators Carpen had committed suicide.

    Global News
  • Kobe: 'I had to accept the fact I don't want to do this anymore'

    The Lakers legend spoke about his forthcoming retirement at length in a must-watch press conference following a dramatic loss to the Indiana Pacers.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Brutal baboon battle erupts for throne at Toronto Zoo after matriarch dies

    After the matriarch died last year, a vicious battle erupted among the female baboons at the Toronto Zoo for her throne that endured for months, prompting a brief closure of the exhibit and providing a fascinating glimpse into the animals' behaviour. Medical records show numerous injuries among five of the six female olive baboons, from deep lacerations near their eyes to hair ripped out and tail injuries. The exhibit was closed for several days because "there were some injuries that we thought best to keep them at the back because our visiting public don't know baboon behaviour," said Maria Franke, the curator of mammals at the zoo.

    The Canadian Press
  • The Top Children’s Toys For Christmas 2015 You Need To Buy Now (12 photos)

    Looking at the annual “Dream Toys” list released by the Toy Retailers Association, we’ve rounded up the products that you’ll want to snap up before they’re no longer available.

    Yahoo Style UK
  • Police officer responding to domestic dispute is fatally shot; suspect charged after manhunt

    A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute was charged with homicide Sunday. Online court records show Ray Shetler Jr. was charged with one count of criminal homicide. Police believe Shetler, 31, shot St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed on Saturday night after officers were called to the dispute in New Florence.

    The Canadian Press
  • Calgary at a Crossroads: The economy's tanked, now what?

    Yep, we're in a downturn and, sure, we've had them before but this time seems, well, different.

  • Canada housing agency sees looming hit from oil shock

    Canada's federal housing agency is expecting to see more homeowners fall behind in their mortgage payments in the western part of the country as a prolonged slump in oil prices hit household budgets and the once-soaring housing market. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, which insures the bulk of Canadian home loans, said woes in the energy sector have not yet hit homeowners' ability to make their house payments, but signs of some distress will show up soon. "We have not seen a significant change in our arrears rate, but ... it's a little bit too soon for that to work its way through the system," CMHC vice-president Steven Mennill told reporters on a conference call.

  • Pierre Trudeau's desk retrieved from storage for his son to use

    Canada's new prime minister has made a lot of changes in his first month in office, but CBC News has learned Justin Trudeau has also brought a bit of history back to Parliament Hill. It revealed that former prime minister Stephen Harper's desk had been dismantled and moved to a warehouse. Sources told CBC News that Trudeau found it too big and asked for a replacement — and received one with no small measure of significance for his family.

  • Town Comes Under Fire For Being Politically Incorrect And Proud

    A town sheriff has been criticised for a sign outside his office, which welcomes visitors and boasts about being politically incorrect. It’s in Harris County, Georgia, where the message was added to the original town sign on Tuesday. The sign reads: “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect.

    Yahoo News
  • RCMP seek 2 men who allegedly behaved suspiciously near Rogers Centre in August

    RCMP are seeking help in identifying two men they allege behaved suspiciously near the Rogers Centre nearly three months ago but will not disclose what it is the pair was reportedly doing. Supt. Lise Crouch said a passerby told private security about seeing the men on the John Street Bridge near the stadium in the afternoon of Aug. 31.

    The Canadian Press
  • Ontario medical marijuana exemption under review just 1 day after it was announced

    Ontario's Liberal government says it will re-examine its recent move to allow medical marijuana users to smoke and vape the drug anywhere in the province, just one day after announcing the change. "We've heard the concerns around this regulation, and we're going to take this feedback and see if this regulation is the best way to move forward," Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla said Thursday. Medical marijuana users were quietly exempted this week from a law banning the use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited, meaning they could smoke or vape just about anywhere, including at work or in restaurants.

  • Kitchen in Winnipeg home named best in the world

    The best contemporary kitchen in the world is right here in Winnipeg's River Heights, according to an international design contest. Architect Dov Secter is the winner, and the kitchen he designed is his own, which also serves as his office as he brings clients in to show them his work. "My wife is a great cook, and it's really a functional kitchen where the family all works together so we want to be able to hide things away quickly, have things quickly accessible, and if a client comes through, have places where everything can kind of disappear," he said.

  • Who Ordered The Extra Large Calamari? Giant Squid Is Caught Off Spanish Coast

    THIS monster from the deep has been caught off the coast of Spain. The 33ft, 330lb giant squid was snared by fishermen aboard the boat Minchos, some miles from off coast of Villaviciosa, a town in the Asturias region of northern Spain.

    Yahoo News
  • Springdale doctor admits to sexual relationship with former patient

    A central Newfoundland doctor has admitted that he had a sexual relationship with a former patient, while practicing at the Green Bay Health Centre. Dr. Todd Young, 45, admitted Thursday to the three-year relationship at a St. John's hearing of the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physicians and Surgeons. Young, who is originally from Springdale, graduated from medical school at McMaster University in 2003, and practiced in rural Ontario.

  • VPD appeals for help in bizarre 'one-punch' assault case

    Vancouver Police are looking for additional witnesses, including a woman described as "possibly having a prosthetic leg," to come forward in their investigation of a serious assault that has left a man with life-altering injuries. Joshua Albertson, the 34-year-old victim, was punched in the face and knocked unconscious around 2:40 a.m. PT Oct. 25 in front of the Roadhouse Bar at 670 Smithe St. He fell and hit his head on the concrete causing severe injuries and brain damage. Cst. Brian Montague says it's the latest "one-punch" incident in Vancouver where a person has been rendered unconscious by a single punch before hitting the ground.

  • Speed on our roads is 'potentially lethal,' says driving expert

    Dennis Hann, who has been patrolling the highway and community roads between Clarenville and St. John's for about eight years, said he has often seen first hand the dangers of speed. Hann said he has seen an increase in traffic on area roads and that while many drivers are practicing safe driving habits, there are others who do not follow the rules. Rudy Singleton, who teaches defensive driving and traffic safety with Safety Services NL, shares the same concerns as Hann.

  • ‘Fearless’ goat meant for lunch forces tiger into friendship

    It can be hard sometimes to make friends. When you’re alone and fenced off from the world 99 per cent of the time, that feat is all that much harder.

    The Daily Buzz