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Leafs stars threaten to sue TSN, fan over tweet

A tweet insinuating an adulterous relationship between Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul and Elisha Cuthbert could end up costing the network.

  • Girl, 14, forced into week of sex work at downtown hotel

    Three people have been charged with human trafficking after Toronto police rescued a 14-year-old girl who they said was forced into sex work at a downtown hotel. Police said security staff responded to a noise complaint in a hotel room in the Bay Street and Dundas Street West area last Friday night. The teen told police she had been invited to the hotel by the three accused, and was then held in the room and forced to provide sexual services for a week. The girl said she feared for her safety and couldn't contact anyone because her cellphone was confiscated and the hotel phone was disabled.

    CBC
  • Helen Mirren, 69, Is a Total Bombshell in Semi-Sheer Dress on the Red Carpet: See the Photos!

    Helen Mirren attended the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Spring Gala in NYC on Monday, March 2, dressed in a semi-sheer dress that made jaws drop; see the red carpet photos!

    Us Weekly
  • 'Blurred Lines' Trial Reveals How Much Money Robin Thicke's Song Made

    As the Blurred Lines trial resumed, jurors got an inside peek at the financial success of the song credited to Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I..

    Yahoo Music Canada
  • Teacher Erin Osmond takes stand at her own sexual exploitation trial

    A 29-year-old teacher from Prud'homme, Sask. is on trial, charged with the sexual exploitation of a high school student in Watrous in 2013. Osmond began a romantic relationship with the student that lasted for several months. Eventually, Osmond and the student, who can't be named because of a publication ban, became more and more romantic. Osmond's contract as a substitute teacher at the school was ending February 15.

    CBC
  • Carrie Underwood Gives Birth to Baby Boy: See His Name, Plus the First Pic!

    Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher welcomed their son Isaiah Michael Fisher on Feb. 27 -- see the first picture!

    Us Weekly
  • Computer expert warns Canadians: Watch out for 'Superfish'

    Martin Lehner is a security expert at Orange Technology in Whitehorse. He says users of Lenovo computers should get their computers checked for pre-installed software. Lehner says many Lenovo computers have software called, "Superfish", which is installed at the factory.

    CBC
  • Maine protects bald eagles, drivers with new highway signs

    The illuminated signs alert drivers when they are travelling through areas known to be home to nesting pairs of eagles. "The eagle recovery plan has been so successful the number of nesting eagle pairs in Maine has increased from 31 pairs in the ‘70s to over 600 pairs currently," Call said in an interview from Bangor, Me. "Bald eagles, as you may know, capture fish and waterfowl, but they are also scavengers and therefore they're attracted to carrion or roadkill along highways," she said in an interview.

    CBC
  • Killer's comments blaming women for being raped reflect views held by many in India

    When one of the four men sentenced to death for the high-profile gang rape of the woman in 2012 was quoted in a new documentary as saying "a girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," he was repeating something community and religious leaders in this nation of 1.2 billion routinely say. ... Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes," Mukesh Singh said in the documentary, "India's Daughter," meant to be shown on Sunday, International Women's Day, in India and several other countries. The convicted rapist learned only what he has heard leaders in his community say, said Jagmati Sangwan, a women's rights activist who heads the All India Democratic Women's Association. When a female journalist was shot dead in 2008 while driving home from work well past midnight, New Delhi's top official at the time, Sheila Dixit, make clear she partly blamed the victim.

    The Canadian Press
  • Seniors' discounts should be scrapped, study suggests

    A new report is calling on municipal governments to scrap seniors' discounts. The study, called No Seniors' Specials: Financing Municipal Services in Aging Communities, was commissioned by the national think-tank Institute for Research on Public Policy. Many municipalities in Canada give discounts to seniors based solely on their age. Those discounts for citizens aged 55 or older include lower bus fares, cheaper fitness classes and sometimes reduced property taxes.

    CBC
  • Federal agents target industry that helps Chinese women have American-born babies

    Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens. The investigation of three alleged birth tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security agents who say that, while pregnant women may travel to the United States and deliver their babies here, they cannot lie about the purpose of their trip when applying for a visa. Authorities believe people from other countries are carrying out similar schemes but recent cases in California have catered to wealthy visitors from China, most likely due to the country's large population, recent economic boom and ties to the region. It is unclear how many women travel to the United States for maternity tourism.

    The Canadian Press
  • Oil glut: US running out of room to store crude; prices for oil and gasoline could plunge

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

    The Canadian Press
  • Froese family prepares to say goodbye to four brothers

    A week after a fatal fire took the life of four brothers, their family is preparing to say goodbye. The funeral for the four Froese brothers, Bobby, 15, Timmy, 12, Danny, 11, and Henry, 9, will be held Wednesday at Bergthaler Mennonite Church in Winkler. The brothers were killed after a fire ripped through their home in Kane, Man. on Feb. 25. The boys are survived by their four other siblings - Steven,18, Susie, 8, Lisa, 5, and William, 2, as well as their parents Doralee Eberhardt and Jacob Froese.

    CBC
  • Iran nuclear talks resume in Switzerland as Kerry meets Iranian FM after Netanyahu speech

    Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators resumed work Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief. With an end-of-month deadline looming to complete a framework accord, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down in the Swiss resort of Montreux for their third meeting this week to hash out details of an emerging pact. On Tuesday in Washington, Netanyahu told Congress that the agreement taking shape is dangerous and would allow Iran the ability to develop nuclear weapons.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bill Clinton Portrait Includes Subtle Monica Lewinsky Reference, Artist Claims Former President "Hates" It

    Artist Nelson Shanks admitted to the Philadelphia Daily News that when he painted Bill Clinton's 2006 portrait, he made sure to subtly include a shadow of Monica Lewinsky — see the picture

    Us Weekly
  • Heidi Klum Reflects on Her Worst Style, Beauty Mistakes: "My Eyebrows Were Plucked to the Bejeezus!"

    Heidi Klum opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about her questionable style and beauty choices over her decades-long modeling career; get the details

    Us Weekly
  • Norwegian author's fat comment hits Canadians' self-esteem

    You’ve probably never heard of Karl Ove Knausgaard, unless you happened on the flap he caused in the last few days by trashing the eating habits of Newfoundlanders in a New York Times Magazine article. Social media is still rippling with reaction to Knausgaard’s observation that almost everyone he encountered in a restaurant in St. Anthony, N.L., during a trip to visit abandoned Viking settlements at L’Anse aux Meadows was fat, and apparently proud of it.

    Daily Brew
  • Mother of child 'M' beaten and starved to death apologizes

    With her husband working night shifts, she stayed alone at home taking care of the couple’s children.

    CBC
  • Canadiens among winners, Lindstrom and Brewer among losers at NHL trade deadline

    NHL teams made 24 deals involving 43 players and 20 draft picks on Monday before the trade deadline. In giving up just draft picks and prospects to get defenceman Jeff Petry and forwards Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn, the Habs stocked their depth for a playoff run. GM Marc Bergevin let the price fall on Petry before giving up a second-round pick and a conditional fifth. This has nothing to do with trading Curtis Glencross on Sunday and Sven Baertschi on Monday and everything to do with losing captain Mark Giordano for the season with a torn biceps tendon.

    The Canadian Press
  • Japanese YouTube star covers himself in Mentos, jumps in a bathtub of Coke Zero

    Japanese YouTube star Hajime covered himself in hundreds of Mentos, then took a bath in 350 litres of Coke Zero.

    Daily Buzz
  • Mom who blogged about son's constant health woes is convicted of his salt-poisoning death

    A jury in the New York suburbs found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death last year of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears. The defence portrayed Spears as a caring mother and her son as sickly, but the prosecution argued Spears reveled in the attention his illness brought her. Video showed Spears twice taking him into a hospital bathroom with a connector tube and him suffering afterward. "The motive is bizarre, the motive is scary, but it exists," Assistant District Attorney Patricia Murphy said in closing arguments Thursday.

    The Canadian Press