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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.

  • Security guard involved in fatal McDonald’s shooting faces police scrutiny, possible charges

    The security guard at the centre of the double-fatal shooting at a Toronto McDonald’s is assisting police in their investigation, but faces intense scrutiny and possible criminal charges surrounding the use of his firearm. Security expert Chris Menary, author of The Canadian Security Professionals Guide, said police will examine every aspect of the shooting, including whether the guard was following the strict rules that govern the use of firearms by licensed security workers. “Unless he was dropping cash there, he is going to have a real hard sell as to why he pulled his firearm unless the men tried to get his firearm or pulled a knife on him, because Ontario has strict rules for storage and use,” Menary said in an interview with Yahoo Canada News.

    Daily Brew
  • Hilary Duff's Post-Divorce Life

    Hilary Duff went into her marriage with the idea that she and Mike Comrie would be together forever. Now, after nearly five years of marriage and her recent divorce filing, the actress admits her views on matrimony have changed. "A marriage of 20 years, the accomplishment of that must feel really great, but there are also huge sacrifices," she continued.

    Access Hollywood
  • 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
  • Oil glut: US running out of room to store crude; prices for oil and gasoline could plunge

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bible story: Israeli PM packs potent religious symbolism in US speech

    The powerful religious symbolism packed into a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to U.S. Congress would have been self-evident even to someone lacking training in Jewish theology. What followed was a modern version — in which Netanyahu was cast in the role of protector, Persians were still the enemy and the unwitting king in need of a wake-up call was Barack Obama, the U.S. president believed to be on the verge of a historic nuclear deal with Iran. He looked up to the gallery and applauded Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel. —He condemned details he's heard about a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

    The Canadian Press
  • Erin Osmond, teacher accused of sexually exploiting student, in court

    A 29-year-old teacher from Prud'homme, Sask. is on trial right now, charged with the sexual exploitation of a high school student in Watrous. Erin Osmond is accused of touching a young person for a sexual purpose and inviting him to touch her for a sexual purpose. Because of the transcripts of hundreds of text messages sent by Osmond and the student, a clear picture of how the relationship began has emerged.

    CBC
  • Sex shows streamed from Windsor libraries probed by police

    Sex shows streamed live online from two branches of the Windsor Public Library are being investigated by police. CBC News 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. The woman, who used the screen name "lilsecrett," streamed video of herself flashing her breasts, masturbating and using sex toys in front of a webcam for an online audience while using computers at the Riverside and Fontainebleau branches of the library.

    CBC
  • 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
  • Carrie Underwood Gives Birth!

    Carrie Underwood's baby is here!

    Access Hollywood
  • The NBA's referee review policy claims its first victim: J.J. Redick's wallet

    The Los Angeles Clippers guard will not have his technical overturned, as the NBA begins releasing reports of referee reviews.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • 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
  • 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
  • Temperature lowered: Brier fuss over Northern Ontario broom tap handled by team, Curling Canada

    After Monday night's 7-3 win over Ontario by Northern Ontario, issues of curling etiquette were brought to the fore. With statements from Team Jacobs and Curling Canada, seems the teapot is once again without a tempest

    Eh Game
  • 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
  • Accused imagined execution if terror plot with wife was thwarted: trial

    John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were captured on video in a hotel room working late into the night on June 28, 2013, to build bombs out of pressure cookers, which their associate told them must be ready by morning. He's going to turn from a real nice guy into a ... monster," Nuttall says in one of several expletive-laced diatribes featured in the video, which was played for a jury on Tuesday. Jurors in B.C. Supreme Court have watched reams of video, all recorded surreptitiously by police, showing the pair either driving around with the undercover officer or inside a room at a motel located south of Vancouver. In the video, Nuttall orders his wife not to sleep.

    The Canadian Press
  • CM Punk 'has some things to work on' after first true sparring session

    Phil Brooks' coach, Duke Roufus, also said the UFC's unproven star has a lot of potential.

    Cagewriter
  • Vancouver real estate shifting to first sellers' market in 4 years

    The latest real estate numbers for Vancouver confirm what agents and buyers have been noticing: it's been a hot winter, and shifting toward a sellers' market. In February, Metro Vancouver home sales were up 20.2 per cent compared to the 10-year average for the month, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. "This is a very, very strong February, stronger than normal," said board president Ray Harris. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board called last month its busiest February since 2007.

    CBC
  • The iPhone 6 Plus is killing tablet sales

    Consumers are shying away from tablets. Sales...

    Business Insider