Conservatives needs to set boundaries on niqab debate

Results from a new poll suggest that the Tory government should be wary of letting the debate extend beyond citizenship ceremonies.

  • Patti Stanger: "I Was There That Night Mario Singer Cheated" on Ramona

    Caught in the act! Patti Stanger inadvertently snagged a front-row seat to the downfall of Ramona and Mario Singer's 22-year marriage when she witnessed him hitting on another woman at a party in the Hamptons back in 2013. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, March 26, the Millionaire Matchmaker star told host Andy Cohen that she saw Mario's alleged infidelity firsthand. "I was there that night he cheated," Stanger, 53, dished.

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  • The Emotional Moment A Germanwings Pilot Reassured His Passengers That He'd Get Them Home Safe

    A passenger on a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne shared her experience in this incredible Facebook comment.

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  • French pilots suing over leaks about co-pilot in investigation of Germanwings plane crash

    France's leading pilots union said Friday it is filing a lawsuit over leaks about the investigation into the crash of a German jet into the French Alps. After leaks in the media about the crash, a prosecutor announced that cockpit recordings indicate the co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 jet intentionally flew the plane into a mountain. Guillaume Schmid of France's SNPL union told The Associated Press on Friday that the lawsuit is over violating a French law on keeping information about investigations secret while they are ongoing.

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  • Pennsylvania man’s get-well card from father contains winning lottery ticket worth $7 million

    While Joseph Amorese was recovering from hernia surgery last month, his father sent him a get-well card. Inside was a scratch-off Lottery ticket. While receiving a lottery ticket from his father was nothing new — his retired father frequently sends him tickets — receiving a winning one was: the ticket was a $7-million winner in the “Golden Ticket” game (after taxes, the total prize is about $4.6 million).

  • Atlanta thieves stole $4 million, bought Hawks luxury suite, now headed to prison

    You know how you've always wanted to have enough money to splurge on luxury suites at NBA games, but how you've never been willing to rob a bank to get it? Sure, you could find yourself cold lamping in the friendliest possible confines of your local NBA arena. Four men from the metro Atlanta area are headed to federal prison for stealing more than $4 million from the Bank of New York Mellon and using it to buy vehicles and a suite at Atlanta Hawks games, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

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  • NBC is bringing back college football sitcom 'Coach'

    Minnesota State Screaming Eagles’ fans rejoice, America’s favorite fictional college football program is coming back to television. The sitcom Coach, which starred Craig T. Nelson as coach Hayden Fox, is getting a reboot. NBC has picked up 13 episodes of the popular college football comedy.

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  • Stacy London Thinks Coachella Fashion Needs to Die: "I'm Sick of Festival Gear," Says Celeb Stylist

    If celebrity stylist Stacy London had her way, we wouldn't see another romper, floral headband, or knee-high gladiator sandal ever again. "I'm so sick of festival gear,” London, 45, told "Coachella needs to die.

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  • Woman whose recording led to sale of LA Clippers testifies of love for ex-owner, hate for wife

    The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her. Several of the 500 recordings V. Stiviano made during a nearly four-year relationship with Sterling were played in Los Angeles Superior Court in his wife's lawsuit to reclaim millions of dollars he lavished on the younger woman. Donald Sterling foresaw the trouble the gifts posed for Stiviano, pointing out in one recording that they were community property — owned jointly by him and his wife of nearly 60 years.

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  • Al-Shabaab video show civilians being gunned down in the sea

    The Somali extremist group Al Shabaab have released a new video, showing civilians being forced into the sea and murdered in a hail of gunfire.

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  • Drea De Matteo's Apartment Destroyed in NYC East Village Explosion: Sopranos Star Posts Horrific Photos

    Sopranos star Drea De Matteo was one of the many who lost an apartment in the NYC East Village explosion on Thursday, Mar. 26. The actress posted photos of her building up in flames from across the street at the time of the scary scene. PHOTOS: Celebrity

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  • Leslieville residents launch crowdfunding campaign to save local restaurant

    Christopher Mitchell went for breakfast this week at a Leslieville restaurant only to be told it couldn’t serve him. Then, owner Charles Crothall opened up, explaining to Mitchell the situation he was facing — running out money, equipment breaking down and not being able to pay workers. Back of House was able to open that morning — and serve Mitchell some breakfast. “With that statement, I quickly knew I had to get the ball rolling,” said Mitchell.

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  • Germanwings crash co-pilot had medical condition

    Andreas Lubitz, the German co-pilot who prosecutors say appeared to fly Germanwings Flight 9525 intentionally into the French Alps, had a medical condition noted in his pilot’s medical certificate, Germany’s Federal Aviation Office said Friday. The spokesman couldn’t say whether the record’s “specific regular medical examination,” also known as the SIC, related to his mental or physical health as the information was confidential. At least eight plane crashes, including Germanwings Airbus A320, are suspected of being caused deliberately by pilots. “We have a pilot license and a medical certificate.

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  • Filing: Detroit girl says mother killed her siblings, made her put sister's body in freezer

    A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies of a 9-year-old son, Stephen Berry, and 13-year-old daughter, Stoni Blair, were discovered. Blair, 35, is charged with child abuse, but she could face murder charges when the bodies thaw and autopsies are performed, prosecutors said.

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  • Parents consider sending kids to new Islamic high shool

    Parents of Grade 8 children are still considering whether to take a chance on a new Islamic high school in Windsor. To get off the ground in September, backers of the new high school say they need at least 10 students to register. The board held another open house for parents Thursday night, this time at the Al Hijra Academy, one of Windsor's private Islamic elementary schools.

  • Royal baby law comes into effect across the Commonwealth

    Good news, current and future royal princesses: as of today, your spot in the line of succession will no longer be bumped back by the birth of a baby brother. You're also free to marry a Roman Catholic without forfeiting your right to take the Throne, but you still can't convert to Catholicism yourself and expect to keep your status as an eligible heir. The new succession rules came into effect across the Commonwealth on Thursday after Australia became the final realm to sign on.

  • Penguins prospect Tristan Jarry makes stupendous pad save in WHL playoffs (VIDEO)

    Thank goodness for the overhead camera, since it captured a special save by goalie Tristan Jarry during the Edmonton Oil Kings' 4-1 takedown against the top-seeded Brandon Wheat Kings during the first night of the Western Hockey League playoffs. The Wheat Kings' Rihards Bukarts bisected Jarry's five-hole with a backhand for what momentarily looked like it would be a goal. Jarry, though, had a great safety, kicking his right pad in to stop the puck just before it crossed the goal line.

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  • Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know

    Steak, eggs, canned soup — all kinds of fridge and pantry staples have a best before date on the packaging. People often confuse best before dates with expiration dates, but the two labels tell consumers very different things. "It's confusing," says Ellie Topp, a professional home economist. "[The best before] date has nothing to do with the safety of the food. Here are five things you may not know about expiration and best before dates.

  • Ontario Sunshine List 2015 released

     Reporters are still poring through the six-volume report of big earners, but it appears Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell topped the list again with $1.55 million in salary and benefits. The act was brought in under the Mike Harris-led Progressive Conservative government in 1996. At the time, Harris said it served as an important check on the public payroll. If the list was adjusted for inflation since 1996, the real benchmark salary would now be around $145,000.

  • It 'only' takes 38 minutes to fall through Earth's core

    Cancel your plans to journey through the centre of Earth or, at least, adjust your arrival time at the other side. The hypothetical scenario finds that when the different densities of Earth’s layers are taken into account, the trip is four minutes shorter than predicted.

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  • St. John's woman finds long 'snake-like critter' in almond milk

    Wanita Bates said she was clearing space in her refrigerator last weekend, and decided to toss out the last quarter of the carton of almond milk on its best-before date. "To me, for all intents and purposes, it looks like a snake-like critter," she said. Both the maker, California-based Blue Diamond, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency plan to pick up samples for testing.