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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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."

  • ‘Fearless’ goat meant for lunch forces tiger into friendship

    It can be hard sometimes to make friends. When you’re alone and fenced off from the world 99 per cent of the time, that feat is all that much harder.

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  • 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.

  • Kevin Chan and Kayla Drumonde charged with gang sex assault

    A private math tutor and his fiancée have been charged with gang sexual assault and sexual interference involving a 14-year-old girl, Toronto police say. Kevin Chan, 32, and fiancée, Kayla Drumonde, 23, were arrested on Tuesday. Chan was the girl's math tutor for a number of years, while Drumonde volunteered at the school the girl attended and the couple befriended the student.

  • 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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  • 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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  • By giving up Nike role, Sebastian Coe puts his sport's interests first

    Although new to his job, Sebastian Coe has already learned that some battles are simply not worth fighting when you're trying to lead a major sport out of crisis. The head of track and field's governing body announced Thursday that he has given up his role as a special adviser to Nike Inc. That relationship was longstanding, dating back to his years as a star middle-distance runner, and it was lucrative, reportedly worth 100,000 pounds ($150,000) to him each year. Coe said Thursday that he still believes it is possible to be both a Nike ambassador and lead the IAAF without it being a conflict of interest.

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  • Ontario businessman sponsoring 50 Syrian families;rallies town to welcome them

    Jim Estill says he's spending at least $1.5 million to privately sponsor the families and help them settle in the southern Ontario city of Guelph. Estill's efforts illustrate the complexities of Canada's private refugee sponsorship program, under which sponsors commit to meeting all of a newcomer's needs for the first few months of their time in Canada. The wheels of Canada's refugee system do not always turn quickly, particularly when newcomers are being brought to the country by private sponsors rather than via a government-run program.

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  • $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.

  • 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.

  • Paige Getzlaf talks 'Hockey Wives', emergency appendectomies, fighting (Puck Daddy Interview)

    Paige Getzlaf talks Hockey Wives, emergency appendectomies, fighting (Puck Daddy Interview)

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

  • Cow butchered by thieves in Sask. farmer's field

    A Saskatchewan farmer woke up to a gruesome and unexpected sight Wednesday morning. 

  • 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.

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  • Cow shot 24 times by police: Incident under review

    Police shot and killed the renegade cow shortly after 10 a.m. PT on Sunday, after it was spotted running across some of the busiest roads in the city. The cow was first spotted near Whatcom and South Parallel roads in Abbotsford, and soon made its way onto Highway 1, darting into oncoming traffic. "All attempts during that 30 minute window were unsuccessful to get somebody or some group to come and assist us," said Walker.

  • 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.