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.

  • Pierre Trudeau's desk retrieved from storage for his son to use

    Canada's new prime minister has made a lot of changes in his first month in office, but CBC News has learned Justin Trudeau has also brought a bit of history back to Parliament Hill. It revealed that former prime minister Stephen Harper's desk had been dismantled and moved to a warehouse. Sources told CBC News that Trudeau found it too big and asked for a replacement — and received one with no small measure of significance for his family.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Teenage Boy Praised For Taking Care Of Blind Parents Since He Was FOUR

    A teenager has been praised for his bravery and kindness after taking care of his blind parents for nearly a decade. Feng Molin, 13, has been looking after his mum and dad since he was just four-years-old after his dad was blinded by acute meningitis. The teen is currently studying in Yanmen Primary School in Yanmen, China, and unlike other boys his age, spends virtually no time playing with his friends after school.

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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.

  • 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."

  • You Could Pay Rent With the Money You'll Save From This Ikea Hack (4 photos)

    When POPSUGAR editor Lauren Turner found her dream dresser, the price turned out to be a rude awakening. Since it retailed for $1,599, Lauren knew there was a way to capture Room & Board's midcentury-inspired Delano dresser for less. The answer? Ikea's Tarva dresser. Source: Room & Board

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Deer population is 'catastrophically low,' biologist says

    The Department of Natural Resources may consider making changes to the 2016 deer harvest.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Blue Jays active early on in offseason to improve pitching depth

    With David Price's price too rich for their taste, the Blue Jays have made moves for three starters this offseason.

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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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  • Drug addiction 'rampant,' says volunteer in wake of Ron Hynes death

    Jeff Bourne didn't need to read Joel Thomas Hynes's pointed Facebook post about the grip of his uncle's addictions to realize there's a gap in the system for those trying to kick their drug dependence.

  • $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.

  • 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.

  • Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux have 'big falling out': Report

    “I’ve heard over coaching, I’ve heard also after the (2014) playoffs when they lost out,” Barnaby said. “Maybe the personnel isn’t right?”

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