VIDEO: Smokestack demolition goes horribly wrong

A demolition worker survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him while it was being taken down in Alabama.

  • Watch: Black Friday Shoppers Brawl On Floor As Thanksgiving Sale Turns Ugly

    Black Friday has become as synonymous for bargains as brawling, with customers resorting to spatting over sale items.

    Yahoo News
  • Carers Accused Of Having Sex Outside McDonald’s - With Disabled Charge In Car

    Nikki Hollingworth, 26, and Daniel German, 32, are accused of doing the deed outside the fast food chain in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, while their charge sat in the back of the car in her wheelchair. “Shocked” customer Kasia Stepien was heading to her car with her meal when she spotted German with his trousers down to his knees, pressed against Hollingworth. Prosecutor Francis Lloyd added: “Initially Miss Stepien thought they were having a cuddle but when she drove past saw they were having sexual intercourse.

    Yahoo News
  • Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

    A pensioner who didn’t trust his local bank to look after his life savings chose to bury the money in the ground - only for most of it to be eaten by worms. Poor Wu Chen, 67, stashed the cash in a carrier bag five years ago, feeling sure it would be safe. Mr Chen didn’t tell anyone when he squirreled away the 35,000 RMB (£3,627) in a plastic bag, placing it in a hole in Deyang, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.

    Yahoo News
  • Woman saved by Doo Doo the Clown says attack was no laughing matter

    A woman saved by Doo Doo the Clown from a vicious assault earlier this week in downtown Toronto has told her story to CBC News, and it was no laughing matter. Sonnenberg was walking near Front Street West and Bathurst Street with a friend Sunday when the assault happened. It was then that Doo Doo the Clown in his clown car came out of nowhere to save the day. Sonnenberg said she was shaken up but not traumatized by the event.

  • Winston Reid, father of slain teen Simone Reid, found dead

    The mystery surrounding the murder of an 18-year-old girl deepened Thursday after police announced that her father's body was found earlier this week. Winston Reid, 49, had been missing since the body of his daughter, Simone "Shanni" Reid, was discovered inside a Scarborough apartment building on Nov. 13. Police said Winston Reid was not considered a suspect in that case but were trying to contact him.

  • Town Comes Under Fire For Being Politically Incorrect And Proud

    A town sheriff has been criticised for a sign outside his office, which welcomes visitors and boasts about being politically incorrect. It’s in Harris County, Georgia, where the message was added to the original town sign on Tuesday. The sign reads: “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect.

    Yahoo News
  • Edmonton Syrian refugees dream of giving back to Canada

    Thank you Canada," said Qaragoulr, smiling with gratitude and reaching out to stroke her three-year-old son's head. "Thank you to the government Canada, coming here (to) Canada, and helping everybody Syrian," added Abdullah. The arrival of refugees such as Qaragoulr, Abdullah and their son is just the beginning of what has since turned into a national project.

  • $911 shipping charge on grandson's Christmas gift flabbergasts grandmother

    Alberta grandmother Margaret Barry is still frustrated after discovering Sears charged her $911 to ship a $250 item to her home. Barry, who lives near Boyle, a small town about 150 km northeast of Edmonton, was going all out on Christmas this year ordering online a $250 go-kart for her three-year-old grandson Benjamin. The next morning when Barry read the confirmation email, she was stunned.

  • The best Black Friday deals in Canada (10 photos)

    The shopping bonanza is in full effect.  On Nov. 27, outlets across the country will be offering exclusive deals, slashing prices on everything from boots to perfume, all in promotion of Black Friday. While this Friday/weekend is set to be full of craze, many retailers have already beefed up their deals ahead of time. So, whether you’re an early bird shopper or prefer to experience it day of, we’ve done some scouting to help you plan accordingly. Here are some of the best Black Friday deals that you can take part in here in Canada. 

  • U.K. designer pulls sweater with Inuit design after public outcry

    “Over the last 20 years KTZ has always been inspired by and paid homage to indigenous cultures and tribes around the world,” a letter to Nunavut resident Salome Awa from fashion house Kokon To Zai (KTZ) reads, the CBC reports. Awa told the CBC program As It Happens her great grandfather, who was a shaman, came up with the image in the 1920s. “I went through all the garments and there it was: my great-grandfather’s garment, designed exactly the same way as he envisioned,” Awa told the Toronto Star.

    Daily Brew 59 mins ago
  • Girl Refused Personalised Nutella Jar Because Of Name

    Mum Heather Taylor was fuming when staff at an Australian department store told her sister that it wouldn’t be possible to add five-year-old Isis’ name to a jar. Ms Taylor said in a Facebook post: “His reasons were that her name might be interpreted in a negative context. Ms Taylor is now doing all she can to help her daughter and other little girls called Isis to reclaim their name.

    Yahoo News
  • Police warn about increase in one-punch attacks with deadly consequences

    Thu, Nov 26: Vancouver police are issuing a warning today about a disturbing increase in "one punch" attacks - when an unsuspecting victim is knocked down - often with a single punch. As Grace Ke reports, that single punch can cause life-altering injuries and even kill a person.

    Global News
  • NHL draft tracker: Dillon Dube, Kelowna Rockets

    Winning is a way of life for Kelowna Rockets winger Dillon Dube. He’s captured three championships in the past last three years, as he won the Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Rockets last season and league titles with the Notre Dame ‘AAA’ midget Argos and Notre Dame ‘AAA’ bantam Hounds in 2013-14 and 2012-13 respectively.

    Buzzing The Net
  • This Amazing App Lets You ‘See’ The Invisible Wi-Fi Signals That Surround You

    An impressive new smartphone and tablet app enables you to ‘see’ the Wi-Fi signals that are completely invisible to the naked eye. The Architecture of Radio app shows users a 360-degree augmented reality view of the all of the wireless networks around them using their GPS location. “We are completely surrounded by an invisible system of data cables and radio signals from access points, cell towers and overhead satellites.

    Yahoo News
  • Toronto woman who was 'swatted' profiled in the New York Times

    One morning last winter, police officers decked out in riot gear, guns drawn, showed up at a house in Toronto. The family living there had no idea they were coming, and had done nothing to provoke that kind of visit.

  • Baloney Meter: Did Liberals inherit a 2015-16 deficit from the Conservatives?

    OTTAWA - "We wanted to show this is the situation that we've inherited." — Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Nov. 20 after tabling the new Liberal government's fiscal and economic update. The Liberals opened the federal books last week to reveal that Ottawa was headed for a $3-billion deficit in this 2015-16 fiscal year. The prediction marked a considerable turnaround from the $1.4-billion surplus forecast just seven months ago by their Conservatives predecessors.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mum Sentenced After Dangling Child From Window By Wrists In “Michael Jackson Moment”

    A mother has been sentenced for pulling a dangerous stunt, which mimicked a Michael Jackson moment. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, dangled her child out of a window, shouting: “Wacko Jacko”, as a Michael Jackson song came on the radio. The mum - in her 20s - admitted exposing the tot to danger, when she appeared at Hull Magistrates Court, East Yorkshire, yesterday.

    Yahoo News
  • The family of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian 'boy on the beach,' is coming to Canada

    Now, CBC's the fifth estate has learned that some of Alan Kurdi's surviving family members are being fast-tracked to Canada as part of Ottawa's new refugee settlement strategy. In interviews with the fifth estate, Alan's Canadian aunt, Tima Kurdi, says an email from Immigration Canada on November 10 "confirms the approval" of their application. Alan's Uncle Mohammed, Aunt Ghousoun and their five children will soon call Vancouver home.

  • Boy Fines Mum An INCREDIBLE Amount For Talking On The Phone

    Parents sometimes need a bit of a break from their kids but one mum who dared speak on the phone in front of her little boy is paying the price.

    Yahoo News
  • 'Black Widow' denied early release by Parole Board of Canada

    The Parole Board of Canada says an elderly woman known as the "Black Widow" who was convicted of spiking her newlywed husband’s coffee with tranquilizers has been denied an early release. Melissa Ann Shepard, now in her early 80s, was sentenced in Sydney, N.S., in June 2013 to two years, nine months and 10 days for administering a noxious substance and failing to provide the necessities of life to 76-year-old Fred Weeks.

    The Canadian Press