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.

  • This Online Artist Leaked Her Own Sexts & Nudes So No One Else Had To (NSFW)

    "I’m a bit of an over-sharer online," explains digital artist Molly Soda. Her latest project, a zine of sexts, poems, and nude photos taken on her own phone, would make it seem like she applies this mantra to all areas of her life, but Soda says she's always been wary of sharing that kind of suggestive content. "I don’t send nude photographs to anyone because I’m afraid they will get leaked or that someone will have some kind of power over me. I’d never want to feel that way." "I think that everyone takes the occasional nude. My thing is that I never intend to send them to anyone," she says, adding that "actually, half the time I just delete them." So this project, entitled Should I Send This?,

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  • Trudeau's handshake scrutinized by international media

    The UK Daily Mail psychoanalyzed Justin Trudeau's handshake during his visit to see the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • Tim Hortons drive-thru road rage leads to fine

    As the dirty old Integra tried to nudge its way into the drive-thru lineup in front of him, Christopher Smith did what any Tim Hortons customer might: Lowered his window to tell the driver he was in line first. "This case is somewhat unusual in that Ms. David is charged as the registered owner of the vehicle involved in two related road rage incidents," Judicial Justice Brenda Edwards noted in her decision.

  • 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.

  • France's National Front leader calls Canada's refugee plan 'madness'

    Marine Le Pen, the controversial leader of France's far-right National Front, is scoffing at Canada's plan to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees with open arms, calling it "madness."

  • 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.

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  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Mohammad Younus found guilty of dangerous driving causing death

    Mohammad Younus has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in a July 2013 crash on Highway 101 near Falmouth, N.S., that led to the death of a six-year-old boy. Younus, who lives in Montreal, was driving a tractor-trailer when it skidded into the back of the minivan and a motorhome towing a car. In Windsor provincial court Friday, Judge Claudine MacDonald said Younus's driving was more than a momentary lapse of attention.

  • Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver

    If Jon Crouse wants ​​to taste his 125-year-old ale, he'd better do it soon. The Nova Scotia government hopes to analyze the beer bottle, which could be deemed a heritage object. Crouse was scuba diving in Halifax this week when he discovered the beer bottle.

  • 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.

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  • HSBC whistleblower Falciani sentenced to five years in prison

    (Reuters) - Herve Falciani, an ex-employee of HSBC's Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage, the bank said on Friday. HSBC said it welcomed the ruling on Falciani, a 43-year old French citizen who had been on trial in Switzerland. HSBC's Swiss unit has been in the spotlight since 2008, when Falciani, a former IT employee there, fled Geneva with files that were leaked to the media and were alleged to show evidence of tax evasion by clients.

  • Trudeau meets Prince Charles at Commonwealth summit (36 photos)

    Leaders of 53 Commonwealth countries have gathered in Malta for a summit that’s focusing on climate change and the fight against extremist groups.

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  • ‘Modified’ Nissan Micra Found By Police - With Driver’s Seat Replaced By Plastic Garden Chair

    It’s a far cry from the comfy interior that you might need for a long arduous journey on the motorway - but this is an ACTUAL Nissan Micra recovered by police, with the driver’s seat replaced by a garden chair. The unusual discovery was made by police in County Durham, after they responded to reports of a car being used in an anti-social way, and found that the strangely modified vehicle had been abandoned in mud. Posting on Facebook, Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit wrote: ‘We have been called to a report of a vehicle being used anti-socially off road at Skippers Lane, Middlesbrough this morning.

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  • 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.

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  • Texas woman sues U.S. government for return of missing Kennedy assassination footage

    A Texas woman named Gayle Nix Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government demanding the return of a home video that captured the John F. Kennedy assassination. Jackson’s grandfather, Orville Nix, shot the footage on November 22, 1963, as JFK’s motorcade passed through the Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Nix’s video shows the assassination from the opposite vantage point of the film shot by Abraham Zapruder, which became the most famous footage of the incident, and one of the most scrutinized film sequences in history. Nix sold his footage to a news agency for $5,000 in 1963, on the promise that it would be returned after 25 years. The film was, however, handed over to the Warren Commission,

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  • Mother who lost 3 kids, dad says she can't bear to have Christmas tree at home

    A grieving mother whose three children and father died in an alleged drunk driving crash north of Toronto says she and her husband can't bear to have a Christmas tree at home because it reminds them of their loss. Jennifer Neville-Lake says they set up a tree at the cemetery instead and picked out ornaments to represent each of their loved ones — a stormtrooper, a Rapunzel figurine, a character from the movie Frozen and Superman. Nine-year-old Daniel, Harrison, 5, and two-year-old Milly Neville-Lake were killed along with Gary Neville, 65, after the van they were in was T-boned by an SUV in Vaughan, Ont., on Sept. 27.

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  • Airline apologizes after handlers caught tossing luggage 'as part of an employee game'

    While Chase Platon waited for a flight at the San Jose Mineta International Airport in California, he saw what appeared to be baggage handlers throwing a bag, as they cheered each other on, KPIX 5 reports. “I would be pretty mad, obviously I was a little concerned because I had just checked in my bag just earlier so I was a little peeved,” Platon told KPIX 5. An Alaska spokesperson nevertheless apologized for the confusion.

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  • Strikes on Syrian city of Raqqa, IS headquarters and focus of international campaign, kill 8

    A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday. The strikes came as France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, declared that destroying the IS headquarters and "neutralizing and eradicating" the extremist group is the main objective of the international campaign. The city in northern Syria is the group's de facto capital and has become the focus of international airstrikes in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and the bombing of a Russian jetliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

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  • Volkswagen dealer outrage

    Why one auto dealer, who has been in business for 23 years, is steaming mad.

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  • Edmonton driver fuming over photo-radar fleet's idling ways

    The flash of a camera from a roadside speed trap will make almost any driver angry, but an Edmonton man has found another reason to loathe the city's photo-radar fleet: exhaust fumes. Kelly Rota says vans within the city's fleet are left to idle for hours at a time, spewing pollution into the air, even in no-idle zones. Rota was told photo-radar vans are considered emergency vehicles and are therefore exempt from the rules.