• This is the beginning of the end for dollar strength: UBS economist

    Paul Donovan, senior global economist at UBS, explains how the emerging market slowdown will affect the oil market and what the future holds for the dollar.

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  • Three dead, at least 15 injured in pileup on Highway 401 at Whitby, Ont.,

    "It is a huge scene here," Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said Saturday morning of the collision Friday night on Highway 401 at Whitby, Ont. A man, a woman and a boy died in the pileup, Schmidt said, adding that as many as 20 vehicles, including four tractor-trailer trucks, were involved in the collision in the westbound lanes of the highway. Five of the injured were initially in critical condition with life-threatening injuries and that another 11 suffered serious injuries and had been taken to hospitals across the region, Schmidt said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Suspected drunk driver in crash that left 4 dead remanded in custody

    Marco Muzzo, 29, was in handcuffs when he entered the courtroom wearing jeans and a black short-sleeved shirt overtop a white one. Outside the courthouse, Muzzo's high-powered defence lawyer, Brian Greenspan, said his client wants to express his condolences to the family of the victims following the crash in Vaughan, Ont., on Sunday. Greenspan said it was "premature" to discuss how his client would plead and would not comment on where Muzzo was before the Sunday afternoon crash, saying only that the information would come out in court.

    The Canadian Press
  • Long Distance Lorry Driver Snaps 'Ghost Of Drowned Man’ Wandering In Rush Hour Traffic

    A long distance lorry driver claims to have photographed the ghost of a drowned man wandering into a tunnel. Driver George Furst’s colleague Stephen Smyth took the snap last week as they drove into a tunnel heading into Cork, Ireland. On checking the picture, they spotted what they believe could be a ‘Downton Abbey’ period ghost.

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  • Friend of Muzzo family comes to their defence

    Fri, Oct 2: Appearances on reality TV, personal drivers, private security and a billion-dollar estate. But a close friend of the Muzzos tells Caryn Lieberman money has nothing to do with who they really are and that includes the accused in the Vaughan fatal crash, Marco Muzzo.

    Global News
  • Olympians Oldershaw, Pierse welcome baby daughter three months early

    A couple of weeks after Oldershaw carried Canada's flag into the opening ceremonies of the Pan American Games and then paddled to a canoe silver medal, Pierse gave birth Aug. 4 to their daughter Josephine, who arrived well before her late-October due date, and weighed a tiny two-and-a-half pounds. "It was quite a surprise," Oldershaw said. The baby remains in hospital for monitoring, but Oldershaw said they hope to bring her home in the next couple of weeks.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man plans to fight parking ticket altered after the fact

    Koran Merth received the ticket Aug. 28 after parking on 117th Street just north of 100th Avenue. Chrystal Coleman, a spokeswoman for the city's community services department, acknowledged an error was made on the first ticket.

  • Louisiana-Monroe QB Daniel Fitzwater dies

    Fitzwater injured his knee and was set to miss the 2015 season. He was 20 years old.

    Dr. Saturday
  • If monster trade deal is reached, Canada will release details, Harper says

    Stephen Harper might not be the only one on the federal campaign trail who's crossing his fingers for a deal on the blockbuster Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Conservative leader says would be a huge boon to the Canadian economy. The controversy over the colossal, 12-country agreement — Harper bills it as the largest trade deal in history — plays right into the hands of Tom Mulcair. It would be disingenuous to suggest the New Democrat leader wants to see the TPP come to pass, a development that seemed close Saturday given Harper's impromptu news conference and signals out of the talks in Atlanta that an agreement in principle could be imminent.

    The Canadian Press
  • No shows at wedding get dinner bill from bride and groom

    Wedding season is wrapping up, which means we can all expect Thank You cards in the mail from the newlyweds who said “I do” this summer, but one couple Minnesota is sending out bills. Jessica Baker of Golden Valley Minnesota, had RSVP’d and planned to attend a cousin’s wedding in St. Paul last month, but had to cancel at the last minute. “This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP’d for, reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated,” explained the invoice.

    Daily Buzz
  • Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

    (Reuters) - Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars. Google's class A shares and class C shares will automatically convert into the same number of Alphabet class A shares and class C shares and start trading on the Nasdaq from Monday. The structural overhaul, announced in August, is intended to separate the company's core businesses from ventures such as the driverless cars, glucose-monitoring contact lenses and Internet-connected high-altitude balloons.

  • India's first male supermodels: Then and now (7 photos)

    At some point of time in the 90s, after our country opened its gates for economic liberalisation and before the runway merged with Bollywood, Indian fashion was all about four men – Arjun Rampal, Milind Soman, Marc Robinson and Rahul Dev – the first and also the last of their kind. Of course there was John Abraham, whom Atul Kasbekar regarded as a ‘combination of all the aforementioned models’; subsequently, the breed of  male supermodels sort of died out in India. Today the lines that define masculinity have become more or less blurred, with the assimilation of metrosexual and androgynous; on the other extreme, stands the brawny men, and individuality got pushed into the periphery somewhere along the way. There is an abundance of models, but dearth of characters, contrary to the days when Milind Soman, Arjun Rampal, etc., were household names. The highlight of any fashion shows these days are the Bollywood stars, whose roles have extended to that of a show stopper. Even brands resort to the big screen when they are looking for a face to sell their products. Change is inevitable and good, but it also brings a sense of loss; all we can do is reminisce the good old era of male supermodels. In pics: How the Big Four – Arjun Rampal, Milind Soman, Marc Robinson and Rahul Dev – have changed through the years. Image credit: Yogen Shah, AFP, AP, facebook.

    Table Talk
  • 2 men found guilty of murder in death of border agent that exposed Fast and Furious operation

    Two men were convicted of murder Thursday in the killing of a Border Patrol agent whose death brought to light the bungled federal gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious. The jury took only three and a half hours to find Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza and Ivan Soto-Barraza guilty of all counts in the killing of Brian Terry, 40. The 2010 killing exposed the Fast and Furious operation in which agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking the weapons.

    The Canadian Press
  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Russian scientist  injects himself with ‘eternal life’ bacteria

    Does the secret to living longer lay deep in the far-reaching areas of Siberia? A Russian scientist seems to think so – and he’s not afraid to find out. Anatoli Brouchkov, the head of the Geocryology department at Moscow State University, has admitted to injecting himself with a 3.5-million-year-old bacteria to see if it has any effect on him.

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  • Bus Driver To Marry Passenger After Years Of Writing His Number On Her Ticket

    Jarrod Spedding, 43, said he “used to get butterflies” when he saw Charlene Liversidge, 33, waiting to embark on his Witch Way X43 bound for Manchester. “I used to write my phone number on her bus pass,” said Jarrod, who has worked for bus company Transdev for 11 years.

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  • Witney Carson Is Engaged!

    Witney Carson will soon be dancing down the aisle!

    Access Hollywood
  • AP analysis: Death by the dozens; experts calculate toll of VW pollution dodge over 7 years

    Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis. It's likely far deadlier and costlier in Europe, where more VW diesels were sold, engineers said. Scientists and experts said the death toll in Europe could be as high as hundreds each year, though they caution that it is hard to take American health and air quality computer models and translate them to a more densely populated Europe.

    The Canadian Press
  • Muslim Quebec

    More than half of all Canadians believe Muslims can't be trusted, and nearly as many believe discrimination against Muslims is "mainly their fault,'' according to the results of a new national survey. Muslims are facing a tremendous amount of ignorance from Canadian society.

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  • Raffi Torres earns match penalty vs. Ducks, faces another suspension (Video)

    Raffi Torres missed all of last season dealing with an ACL issue. He returned this preseason, and in his third game back he reminded us all of Old Raffi Torres.

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  • Bachelor party ball-and chain teasing ends in $553K bill for groom

    Leelund Turner was also wearing pink tights, a lace shirt and a feather boa when a drunken Joshua Robinson accosted him in the final moments of his bachelor party in Invermere, B.C., in July 2010. The groom insisted he was happy to be tying the knot, but when Robinson stepped in front of him, Turner pushed the 24-year-old to the ground. In a 46-page decision Justice Jon Sigurdson found that even though provoked, Turner was still liable for Robinson's injuries.