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A Starbucks at the Markland Mall in Kokomo, Indiana, was leveled by a tornado as heavy storms continued to lash the area.

  • Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear

    A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction's operator said Thursday. Delaware State Police investigators are investigating how Tina Werner tumbled off the platform at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction in Lums Pond State Park on Wednesday. Participants at Go Ape courses are equipped with climbing harnesses and two sets of ropes with carabiners that they unclip and clip to safety wires in sequence as they move through the trees.

    The Canadian Press
  • Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

    Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. Gidwitz is hosting fundraisers for Donald Trump. Webb wrote a big check for Hillary Clinton.

    The Canadian Press
  • Wally Buono praised by The Rock, the man he cut who's now the top-paid actor

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had kind words for Wally Buono, who cut him way back in 1995.

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  • Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

    CBC
  • Angela Merkel 'Assassination' Attempt Foiled After Man Attempts To Infiltrate Motorcade

    A man has been arrested following a suspected assassination attempt on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The politician was in Prague yesterday (Wednesday) when a man in a black Mercedes 4x4 tried to drive into her motorcade, which was travelling between Prague airport and the Czech government headquarters. Czech police spokesman Josef Bocan told The Mirror that the man was in custody, suspected of “attempting to cause a crime - specifically an attempt to use violence against an official.

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  • Brit Siblings Removed From EasyJet Flight For ‘Reading ISIS Material’

    A trio of British siblings have reacted with shock after they were kicked of an easyJet flight when passengers accused them of reading ISIS material. Ali Dharas, 21, and his two sisters Sakina, 24, and Maryam, 19, were removed from the flight from London Gatwick to Naples before it took off. A couple had apparently told staff onboard that the Maryam and Sakina, who were wearing headscarves, that they also had ‘praise be to God’ written on their phones.

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  • Jessica Alba Nails It in a Bright Pink Dress

    We're keeping an eye on the red carpet, the It girls and the fashion bloggers who are innovating. Check back daily for the style how-tos.

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  • Venezuela will give free houses to all the country's Summer Olympians

    Venezuela triple jumper Yulimar Rojas earned a silver and a free house at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Michael Phelps returned home from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to a pushy local television reporter. Germany’s Hahner twins came home to their country’s Olympic committee accusing them of orchestrating a publicity stunt. Serbia’s Olympians got a heroes’ welcome home at a Belgrade parade.

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  • Police say crossbow deaths in Scarborough linked to suspicious package downtown

    Toronto police confirm there is a link between the three deaths involving a crossbow in east Toronto and a suspicious package found in the downtown area of the city. Earlier Thursday, police revealed that three people are dead, all of whom were found with apparent crossbow injuries, in the Scarborough area of Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

    CBC
  • $60M lotto winner is Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask.

    "I was shocked," Mary Wernicke, from Neville, Sask., said when she learned she was the winner of a recent $60-million lottery draw. Neville is a village of about 80 residents, about 50 kilometres south of Swift Current. Wernicke bought a $5 quick pick ticket from a Swift Current drug store.

    CBC
  • Dead dog left in Coquitlam dumpster, SPCA investigating

    The SPCA is asking for the public's help finding two people who put a dead dog into a Coquitlam, B.C., dumpster last month. It happened on July 26 on 68 Schooner Street, outside an industrial building just west of the Port Mann Bridge. Security footage shows a light-coloured minivan pulling up behind the building, followed by two people throwing the dog into the dumpster. A necropsy shows the dog, a tan and white female boxer-cross, likely died from extreme heat exposure.

    CBC
  • Wind turbine collapse wreckage in Cape Breton combed for clues of cause

    One week after an 80-metre wind turbine collapsed in Cape Breton, there is still no clear indication of what caused what's believed to be the first catastrophic failure of its kind in Canada. Officials with Enercon Canada Inc. were at the scene of the tangled heap on Wednesday afternoon, loading equipment onto flatbed tractor-trailers near the site of the collapsed turbine. Maintenance crews were replacing a "major component" on Aug. 17 when "an incident occurred," said Karine Asselin, an Enercon spokesperson.

    CBC
  • Granby lion attack caused by human error, investigation finds

    Quebec's workplace health and safety board has confirmed the initial hypothesis on how a 14-year-old lion at the Granby Zoo mauled a zookeeper earlier this month. The incident happened during mealtime after the zookeeper brought the lion's food into an isolated corridor, said the safety board, known by its French acronym, CNESST. Normally, once the food is there, the worker leaves the corridor, and the animal is let inside. In this case, however, the hydraulic door separating the worker and the lion was accidentally left open.

    CBC
  • ‘Degrassi High’ actor, 3 women charged with child exploitation

    Thu, Aug 25: Former Degrassi High actor Jason aka Byrd Dickens and 3 women charged with child exploitation.

    Global News
  • How Much Money You Should Really Give at a Wedding (14 photos)

    Writing a check should be borderline thoughtless. So why does it always end up being so stressful when it comes to weddings? We went to industry experts to get to the bottom of this tricky situation. But remember: You should never give beyond your personal means. After all, it's the thought that counts. From House Beautiful

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  • Psychiatrist diagnosed local optician without meeting him

    A Burlington optician is outraged after discovering a psychiatrist he'd never met wrote a critical two-page psychiatric evaluation about him without ever seeing or talking to him. The optician, Jay Hakim, filed a complaint with the provincial medical regulator, which concluded the psychiatrist's conduct was appropriate. It also parallels issues raised in the United States over whether psychiatrists can ethically provide opinions on the mental health of presidential candidates they've never met.

    CBC
  • Positional rankings: Projecting the NHL's top 25 goalies in 2016-17

    Here’s the Yahoo Sports ranking of the top 25 goalies in the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Surely you will agree that we have each and every netminder slotted correctly…

    Yahoo Sports
  • Watch: Shocking Moment Mum Pushes Pram From CAR While She Drives

    The woman, who is only known as Anastasia, was filmed by a friend pushing the buggy from her open window in a car park in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. “We added some music to the video and I posted it on my page on social media but then someone else reposted it. Local police have now seen the video and charges may yet be brought against the mother.

    Yahoo News
  • Kaley Cuoco and Her New Boyfriend Get Silly in Their Latest Instagram Snap

    Kaley Cuoco first posted a Throwback Thursday snap with her new beau, an equestrian named Karl Cook, in March, and since then, she's shared a few cute snaps of the pair, including one of them locking lips for all to see. Kaley divorced Ryan Sweeting, her husband of 21 months, in September 2015, and she's moved on by buying herself a horse, making sizzling red carpet appearances, and shutting it down on Lip Sync Battle.

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  • Bad Dog! Guilty Pooch Turns Away In Shame After Owner Presents Chewed-Up Shoe

    When confronted with a gnawed on insole, the shame-faced pitbull can’t look his owner in the eye. The hilarious video was shared by owner Daniel Martino, who lives with his two dogs in the city of Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires. The scenes of Daniel questioning his pets about the chewed-up insole has gone viral, and viewers can’t get enough of the pitbull’s blatant guilt.

    Yahoo News