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Nigel Wright, MPs, senators to testify at Duffy trial

The PM's ex-chief-of-staff resigned after giving Duffy, who faces 31 charges, a $90,000 cheque to reimburse the Senate for expense claims.

  • 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
  • Kessel says Toronto media should be 'embarrassed' for treatment of Phaneuf

    Phil Kessel is mad as hell about how Dion Phaneuf is treated by the Toronto media, and he's not going to take it anymore. Kessel offered a passionate defence of the Maple Leafs' captain on Tuesday and said he was fed up with how certain media members talk about the team's No. 1 defenceman. Kessel said there was no one thing that set him off on the rant about Phaneuf and that he was just "tired of it." He said media members should be "ashamed" of what they've said to and about Phaneuf. Phaneuf has three goals and 20 assists in 51 games, and is tops in scoring among Toronto defencemen since Cody Franson was traded.

    The Canadian Press
  • Norwegian writer's comments raise real concerns over obesity, says Clyde Jackman

    People in Newfoundland and Labrador are still reacting to a less-than-complimentary article in the New York Times by Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, who wrote that the people he saw at a Jungle Jim's restaurant in St. Anthony was overweight. Clyde Jackman, minister responsible for seniors, wellness and social development, said he understands why the remarks sparked a backlash, but also thinks it's time to have a real conversation about obesity in Newfoundland and Labrador. "When you get a response like that, you just think of your fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians," he said.

    CBC
  • 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
  • Ryan Reynolds Adores Fatherhood

    Ryan Reynolds says he and Blake Lively have become members of the no-sleep-new-parents club since the recent arrival of their daughter. When Jimmy informed the new dad that a sleep allergy is not "possible," the actor offered up a new theory.

    Access Hollywood 37 mins ago
  • Netanyahu assails potential Iran-nuclear deal that US seeks; Obama pushes back strongly

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama. Netanyahu said "Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted," no matter what it says about permitting verification of the terms of any accord designed to prevent it from getting a nuclear bomb. "The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons," he said in remarks before a packed House chamber that drew loud applause from Republicans and a more restrained reaction from Democrats in an appearance that has stirred political controversy in two countries..

    The Canadian Press 52 mins ago
  • Halifax mall closes after potential threat made, police investigation ongoing

    Police say a mall in Halifax chose to close today as a precaution after a potential threat was made against it. Halifax Regional Police say its officers are trying to determine whether the threat at the Mic Mac Mall in suburban Dartmouth is valid. They provided no information on the nature of the threat. Police say they received information about the potential threat at 9 a.m. and had a significant uniformed police presence at the mall, which closed for the day.

    The Canadian Press 52 mins ago
  • Carrie Underwood Gives Birth!

    Carrie Underwood's baby is here!

    Access Hollywood
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Contact controversy at The Brier: Did Northern Ontario cross a physical line in its game against Ontario?

    Social media was all aflutter in the wake of Northern Ontario's 7-3 win over Ontario on Monday night at the Brier, in Calgary. Did the team from The Soo overstep the bounds of good sportsmanship with a little physical contact?

    Eh Game
  • 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
  • Sex shows streamed at Windsor libraries to be investigated

    Live sex shows streamed live online from two branches of the Windsor Public Library are being looked into by the Windsor Police Service. CBC discovered more than 50 graphic sex shows were streamed from the Riverside and Fontainebleau branches in east Windsor between November of last year and the end of January. Police spokesperson Sgt. Matt D’Asti said investigators are asking for the public’s help and for anyone who saw anything to come forward. D’Asti said someone needs to file a formal complaint before a criminal investigation can begin.

    CBC
  • Spy inside al-Qaeda goes public

    An agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda on behalf of British intelligence has spoken to the BBC for the first time, the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.

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  • Police ID Southern California teacher found dead in classroom as well-liked photo instructor

    A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday. Students arriving at El Dorado High School found Jillian Jacobson's classroom door locked, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said. Two school staff members got Jacobson down and called 911, Point said. Students were dismissed for the day at 11 a.m. and crisis counsellors were made available on campus, said Assistant Superintendent Kevin Lee, of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School Districts.

    The Canadian Press
  • Ryan Millet, Dalhousie dentistry student, still suspended

    The 13th male student involved in the Dalhousie University dentistry school's Facebook scandal remains suspended because he did not participate in the restorative justice program, his lawyer said Tuesday. Ryan Millet was suspended from clinic duties in Jan. 5 and from regular classes on Jan. 8, lawyer Bruce T. MacIntosh said. Millet offered to join the restorative justice program, but "refused to acknowledge that he was guilty of blatant unprofessionalism" and the university would not let him participate, MacIntosh said. MacIntosh said Millet has not been interviewed by university officials, but did testify at the academic standards committee hearings into the matter.

    CBC
  • B.C.'s left-lane hogs to face tougher rules, transportation minister promises

    Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Monday he plans legislation to give more power to police to ticket drivers who aren't using the lane to pass. Drivers who clog up the fast lane aren't just a nuisance, said Stone.

    CBC
  • Dakota Johnson on SNL in 2015 vs. Melanie Griffith in 1988: Compare Their Hosting Outfits!

    Dakota Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live on Feb. 28, and noted that her mom had hosted the series 26 years before--and the similarities don't stop there! Compare their monologue outfit style

    Us Weekly