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As Sebastian Yanquelevech has brain surgery today for the second time, he wants people to replicate how his family have gotten through their struggles.

  • Kim Kardashian Goes Blonde!

    Kim Kardashian – we barely recognize you! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on March 5, 2015 in Paris (Getty) The reality star stepped out in Paris on Thursday debuting her new blonde hair. The 34-year-old was spotted with husband Kanye West heading

    Access Hollywood
  • RCMP remain at scene of 21-hour standoff in Hampstead

    RCMP negotiators remain at the scene of a standoff in Hampstead, more than 21 hours after a man barricaded himself inside a home on Highway 102. "We always have to assume that there could be some elements there that the police aren't expecting, or something that could trigger a bigger police response, so we plan ahead," Cpl. Chantal Farrah told CBC News.

    CBC
  • Windsor library woman fired by employer,says lawyer for U.S. webcam sex provider

    The woman who made raunchy sex shows for an online audience in public places, believed to include public libraries in Windsor, Ont., has been fired by her employer. Lawyer Lawrence Walters of Walters Law Group in Longwood, Fla., says the woman was a contract model for website MyfreeCams.com. Police say they are confident some of the videos were shot at Windsor library branches, and that the woman would cover up when people walked past.

    The Canadian Press
  • Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Over the past 11 years, Mark Zuckerberg has built a $200 billion company with more than 9,000 employees everywhere from Austin to Auckland, Washington D.C. to Warsaw. Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports.

    Business Insider
  • Jared Leto Goes Blond

    After crushing the hearts of his fans with a scissor snip heard round the world earlier this week, Jared Leto has done it again with a bottle of bleach! Jared Leto attends the Balmain show on March 5, 2015 in Paris (Getty) In an anything-Kim-Kardashian

    Access Hollywood
  • These 15 mega-yachts are worth $5.5 billion — here are the lucky men who own them

    (1000zen / Flickr) Yacht ownership has always been a beloved hobby of the well to do. But the recent phenomenon of the mega-yacht — sometimes called the superyacht — has taken it to a whole new level. With prices ranging from $200 million to a incredible

    Business Insider
  • A grocery chain no one talks about is becoming Whole Foods' biggest threat

    (Associated Press) Kroger's strategy is helping it buck trends in the industry. Kroger is also expected to surpass Whole Foods Market within two years and become the nation's top seller of organic and natural food, according to a recent report by JPMorgan Chase. Much like Costco and Aldi, Kroger mainly offers private-label products, keeping prices low.

    Business Insider
  • Elton McDonald tells newspaper why he built the mysterious Toronto tunnel

    The architect of a mystery underground tunnel found near the Rexall Centre at York University in Toronto says it was just a fun project for him and some friends. Elton McDonald, a 22-year-old construction worker, has come forward to say he meant no harm by building the bunker discovered near the venue for the upcoming Pan-Am Games. “It was not meant as a bad thing,” McDonald told the Toronto Sun in an interview.

    Daily Brew
  • Nick Gordon's Mom Staging Intervention With Dr. Phil: "My Son's Life Hangs in the Balance"

    Dr. Phil will stage an intervention with Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon in an exclusive segment airing next week, the studio confirmed to Us Weekly on Thursday, Mar. 5. The episode is centered on Gordon, who is promoted as "distraught and out of control" while his longtime love remains in a medically induced coma. The psychiatric expert will offer Gordon the treatment he "appears to so desperately need," it says in the release.

    Us Weekly
  • Kristin Cavallari Calls Out NFL Player Kyle Long After He Says Olivia Munn is Hotter

    This WAG is wagging her finger no! Kristin Cavallari called out her husband's teammate Kyle Long via Twitter on Wednesday, Mar. 4, after the NFL player implied that Olivia Munn was hotter. Long, 26, hosted an informal Twitter Q&A after fans who were worried that the Chicago Bears guard and Jay Cutler's teammate would be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Us Weekly
  • Bell blames Manitoba customer for not noticing billing error

    Jeremy Bender wishes he’d paid more attention to his. The Birds Hill, Man. man says he recently realized he’d been  paying $15 a month for a PVR that he was told was included free-of-charge when he signed a two-year subscriber contract with Bell in April 2013. “Yeah, I should have caught it,” Bender said in an interview, acknowledging he should have read the bill more closely.

    CBC
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall: Albertans not willing to take blame for fiscal fall

    Premier Jim Prentice has stirred up a whirlwind of anger by saying Albertans need to "look in the mirror" if they want to know who is responsible for the province's fiscal mess. NDP Leader Rachel Notley demanded Prentice and his four-decade-old Progressive Conservative government publicly apologize for "profoundly insulting" Albertans. Wildrose Opposition Leader Heather Forsyth also demanded Prentice apologize.

    The Canadian Press 41 mins ago
  • Quebec resident Alain Philippon to fight charge for not giving up phone password at airport

    The case has raised a new legal question in Canada, a law professor says. Alain Philippon, 38, of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Que., refused to divulge his cellphone password to Canada Border Services Agency during a customs search Monday night at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. According to the CBSA, the minimum fine for the offence is $1,000, with a maximum fine of $25,000 and the possibility of a year in jail.

    CBC
  • Who is the best emergency backup goaltender in the NHL?

    Tuesday’s game for the Florida Panthers brought up a horrifying (or exhilarating) scenario for goaltending coaches in the NHL. Florida’s Robb Tallas almost went through this, before being saved by the injured Roberto Luongo after Al Montoya pulled a groin in relief of Luongo. As unlikely as it seemed when the Florida Panthers lost both of their goalies to injury during Tuesday’s game against Toronto, the NHL’s deputy commissioner revealed Wednesday that the league recently held talks about altering the protocol governing such situations.

    Puck Daddy
  • Nine puppies rescued from dumpster in California

    The individual had spotted the pups, Rottweiler/Lab mixes all in good condition, beside a dumpster in San Rafael. “It’s heartbreaking to think of someone dumping these adorable puppies like so much trash but we know they’ll soon find good homes!” the Marin Humane Society wrote on Facebook. The humane society posted four photos of the adorable rescued pups on Facebook, which prompted Facebook users to post their own photos of their beloved rescued pets — and to thank the good Samaritan for doing the right thing.

    Good News
  • Canadian pastor detained, charged in North Korea, Ottawa tells his family

    A Toronto pastor who lost contact with his family over a month ago while on a humanitarian mission in North Korea has been detained in that country, a spokeswoman for the man's family said Thursday. Lisa Pak said Canadian authorities notified Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim's family that North Korea's government had confirmed his detention. Lim left Canada on Jan. 27 with a few days stopover in South Korea before travelling on to China and crossing into North Korea on Jan. 31, Pak said, adding the family has not heard from him since then.

    The Canadian Press 33 mins ago
  • Dr. Saira Malik's former patients not surprised by reprimand

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies.

    CBC
  • Quebec City firefighters ask Hydro-Québec to leave smart meters alone

    Quebec City’s fire department says Hydro-Québec has been too quick to remove smart meters from the scenes of fires where faulty wiring may be an issue. “A fire is considered a crime scene and at a crime scene evidence should be left alone,” said France Voiselle, a department spokeswoman. The more likely culprit is the box that holds the smart meter, if it’s not properly installed, Lavoie said.

    CBC
  • This is why we already love MLB's new batter's box rule

    David Ortiz has already said he doesn't care for the new MLB rule that says he and his big-swinging buddies have to keep one foot in the batter's box between pitches to help improve the pace of play. Big Papi has his very own pace of play. While we like Howard's realization that he needs to get back in the box, the best part is when the umpire claps for him.

    Big League Stew
  • O'Brien covers emotional terrain in recovering from arm amputation

    For television science correspondent Miles O'Brien, seeing on film the aftermath of the fluke injury that resulted in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow proved more difficult than he had anticipated. "I was a little bit taken aback by how much it affected me emotionally," O'Brien said. O'Brien, 55, used to be CNN's top science correspondent until the network laid off his entire unit in 2008.

    The Canadian Press