• Canada's Alberta takes turn to left, Conservative premier resigns

    By Scott Haggett and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's left-leaning New Democrats ended a 44-year run in office by the Conservatives in the province of Alberta on Tuesday, sweeping to victory on a promise to review oversight of the oil and gas sector in the country's energy heartland. The election was a seismic political shift in the province and sparked the immediate resignation of Progressive Conservative Premier Jim Prentice as party leader. "We made a little bit of history tonight," New Democrat Premier-elect Rachel Notley told jubilant supporters.

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  • Winnipeg woman fed up with car that's been recalled 15 times

    A Winnipeg woman says her car has been recalled 15 times in the 4½ years she's owned it, and now she's calling on her dealership and the vehicle's manufacturer to replace it with something that's safe. Danielle Champagne says in addition to the 15 recalls, she's also had to deal with 15 warranty issues for her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which she had agreed to finance for $34,000 when she purchased it. The breaking point for Champagne came this past weekend, when the vehicle almost failed on her again.

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  • Food writer Josh Ozersky, known for witty, snarky writing about meat, dies in Chicago

    Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Ozersky was a food writer for Esquire magazine and frequent contributor to other publications including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alberta election 2015: the rural-urban divide

    Early polls were projecting the Balkanization of Alberta, with Wildrose dominating rural areas, the NDP taking over Edmonton and the PCs holding onto their base in Calgary. As the campaign progressed, it looked more and more like a three-way race, but with the NDP making serious rural inroads and gaining in Calgary. Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Red Deer all went to the NDP, with several Calgary ridings sticking with the PCs.

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  • Alberta Election 2015: NDP sweeps Edmonton

    Alberta's NDP party has swept the provincial capital, helping it secure a commanding majority government. The party was elected or is leading in 54 of Alberta's 87 ridings and had won all 19 seats in Edmonton.  The party has also made gains in

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  • Vancouver girl grabbed, pulled into car, flees; Police nab male suspect

    Vancouver police say a 13-year-old girl who was grabbed by a man and forced into a car was able to flee when the suspect later stopped the vehicle and exposed himself. Sgt. Randy Fincham says in a release that police arrested a 20-year-old man after two separate incidents on the city's west side on Tuesday. Fincham says the first incident happened around 8:30 a.m., when a man drove up to the 13-year-old, asked for directions, then grabbed her and pulled her inside the car.

    The Canadian Press
  • You can now bet on who you think Tiger Woods will date next

    Irish bookie Paddy Power, known overseas for their cheeky betting lines, is now taking wagers from its customers on the identity of Tiger Woods' next girlfriend. Woods and champion skier Lindsey Vonn somewhat concurrently announced on Sunday that they're no longer together after almost three years of dating. As you might guess, Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, is getting 7-to-1 odds.

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  • Manny Ramirez Jr. chases baseball dream (10 photos)

    Manny Ramirez Jr. decided as far back as he began playing baseball to create his own path, separate from his dad — who became famous for home runs and notorious for drug suspensions. Ramirez, 19, insists he won't take advantage of situations just because of his recognizable last name. Ramirez is batting .214 with five RBIs and no home runs with 27 strikeouts in 26 games and 15 starts going into a weekend series at Dallas Baptist.

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  • Canada’s heavy crude oil surges to take on a golden lustre

    Canada’s heavy oil has quietly become the hottest commodity in North American energy. In less than two months, the price of the Canadian benchmark heavy crude has surged more than 70 per cent, outpacing West Texas intermediate (WTI), Brent and a bunch of other regional types of oil by wide margins. It hasn’t been a big topic of conversation though, partly because investors have been focused on sharply weaker first-quarter results from some of the largest oil sands and heavy oil producers. Quarterlies from such players as Suncor Energy Inc. and Cenovus Energy Inc. were dragged down by the collapse in oil prices between January and March.

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  • Monster 4.3-metre saltwater crocodile captured in NT

    A monster 4.3-metre saltwater crocodile who was terrorising locals and eating dogs has been captured. It took about six people and tranquilisers to wrestle the beast from the banks of the Daly River - south-west of Darwin - near Mango Farm boat ramp.

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  • German police arrest 4 they say were plotting to attack Islamic targets; seize explosives

    German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers. Prosecutors allege the four helped found the "Old School Society" group and were planning to attack asylum-seeker housing, mosques and well-known members of the Islamic-extremist Salafist scene in Germany. The four arrested, identified only as Andreas H., 56, Markus W., 39, Denise Vanessa G., 22, and Olaf O., 47, are being held on terrorism charges and are also accused of having procured explosives.

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  • Arizona officials find fake skeletons in lawn chairs while searching for bodies

    A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified — and later embarrassed — when he came across two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater. The man reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies. It turned out the skeletons were fake and had been strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together, their lawn chairs bound to large rocks.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jonas Hiller, a Goalie for the Flames, Faces a Familiar Challenge

    Last April, goalie Jonas Hiller sat at his stall in the Anaheim Ducks’ dressing room, staring into the distance and breathing heavily, the loneliest man in a crowded room. No teammate, coach, trainer or reporter approached Hiller, not even to confirm who would start in the Ducks’ critical game against the Los Angeles Kings. Despite the team’s success, Hiller had lost his starting job, first to Frederik Andersen, then to the rookie John Gibson for a pair of vital divisional games. As Anaheim headed into the postseason as the Western Conference’s top seed, Andersen was anointed the starter.

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  • Challenged by 'Going Clear,' another test awaits Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible' release

    When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the Scientology documentary "Going Clear." Bird called it "a very inside reference," but Garofalo quickly disagreed. "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," Alex Gibney's documentary based on the book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright, was a revelation to many and a certain challenge to Cruise, who in recent years has quieted his public advocacy for Scientology.

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  • Alaska troopers say 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' reality show personality found shot dead

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zKf9L8 ) officers responded to 69-year-old Jimmy Gojdics' (GAY'-dohs) residence in Fox Sunday to find the victim with gunshot wounds. National Geographic Channel's website says he had worked as a fisherman, horse wrangler, blacksmith, forest service firefighter, river guide and wilderness guide.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bald men turn to hair tattoos to creates the illusion of short hair

    Micro Scalp Pigmentation, or a 'hair tattoo' procedure, involves drawing tiny particles of pigment on the scalp, to give an overall impression of shaved stubble.

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  • Out of control Russian spacecraft plunging back to Earth

    Progress M-27M will fall back to Earth in a matter of days, experts have said. The ISS-bound spacecraft suffered a glitch after launching yesterday and is now spinning out of control.

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  • Family confirm body found is Jessica Newman

    Tue, May 5 : The family of a missing Calgary mother has confirmed to Global News that a body found near Balzac is Jessica Newman.

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  • Man jailed after giving partner prescription drugs to help her sleep

    A privately educated former drama student died from a morphine overdose after she was given powerful prescription drugs by her partner to help her sleep. Aiveen Chamberlain, 40, who previously worked as a secretary at the BBC, had been battling a drink problem when she began taking prescription drugs to tackle sleepless nights.

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  • Colorado woman accused of cutting unborn baby from stranger's womb will stand trial

    A judge determined Tuesday that a Colorado woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial in a case that has reignited the debate on the legal rights of fetuses. Dynel Lane, who appeared in court for her preliminary hearing in Boulder, is charged with attacking Michelle Wilkins and removing her 8-month-old fetus after Wilkins responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Wilkins, 26, survived the March 18 attack at the Longmont home, but the baby girl did not.

    The Canadian Press