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Future Shops close, some to rebrand as Best Buys

Employees and customers were caught off guard by news that the electronics retailer is shutting down half of its stores.

  • Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise Live It Up at the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards: Pics!

    Life of the party! Katie Holmes treated her daughter Suri Cruise to a fun night out at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, where they rubbed shoulders with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Shiloh and Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Nick Jonas, and Jennifer Lopez. Suri, 8, looked to be having a blast at the show, which took place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Sporting a multicolored dress and denim vest, Holmes' mini-me grinned and threw her hands up in delight as orange blimp-shaped confetti rained down on the audience of young, screaming fans. Incidentally, Holmes' main man Jamie Foxx was also in attendance at the slime-tastic event.

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  • Peterborough Walmart standoff comes to fatal end

    A police standoff outside a Walmart in Peterborough came to a bloody end Saturday night. A man is dead and the Special Investigations Unit, Ontario’s police watchdog group, has been called in to investigate. More than 300 shoppers and staff were allowed to leave a Peterborough Walmart at about 8 p.m. Saturday after an hours-long armed standoff. People were led out of the Walmart via a rear door and onto buses as police continued to deal with a crisis in the parking lot in front of the store.

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  • Former Alberta opposition leader handed defeat after defecting to government

    The former leader of Alberta's Official Opposition paid a high political price on Saturday after creating a national stir when she crossed the floor to join the governing Progressive Conservatives. Danielle Smith lost the Tory nomination to Carrie Fischer, a town councillor in Okotoks, in the provincial riding of Highwood, south of Calgary. Smith led eight of her colleagues of the Wildrose party across the floor to join the government last December in a stunning move that created considerable buzz among political watchers.

    The Canadian Press
  • Footage reveals one of most common scams targeting tourists in Paris

    It's one of the most common schemes tourists encounter when they visit Paris, with plenty of guides and websites warning holidaymakers to turn and walk away. Filmed in the tourist-heavy area along the river Seine in Paris, this footage shows a woman trying to pressure a holidaymaker into signing a petition, without explaining why or what it is for.

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  • Eugenie Bouchard hears it on social media after loss to qualifier in Miami

    There are those who love Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard through wind and rain and stormy Miami nights. And there are those who denigrate her for her off-court popularity and all the hype that has surrounded her for more than a year, since her breakthrough

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  • Men are going nuts over Lululemon's 'anti-ball crushing' pants

    Lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevintold investors during a call Thursday that this innovative garment was a driving force behind the 16 per cent same-store sales increase the company experienced last quarter. A poorly-received charitable partnership with the Dalai Lama, shopping bag messages that appeared to discourage customers from wearing sunscreen, and Wilson’s plans to build an enormous dock on his waterfront B.C. property despite complaints from neighbours further damaged the company’s public image.

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  • Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden over spring training stunt

    If you were keeping score at home back on March 12, you can probably rattle off the exact order of events and appearances made by actor Will Ferrell during his five-stadium Cactus League tour. As Ferrell indicates, Madden probably hated it because he just didn't get it.

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  • Future Shop's abrupt closure surprises B.C. consumers

    Future Shop customers say they're surprised and disappointed the tech chain is closing 66 stores across the country effective immediately.  "We are really shocked about what happened to Future Shop," said Wanda Farmer in front of the shuttered Granville

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  • Kentucky stays unbeaten, survives scare and beats Notre Dame 68-66 in NCAA tournament

    Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. It took everything Kentucky had to hold off the Fighting Irish (32-6), who came within seconds of shocking the tournament's overwhelming favourite. Notre Dame, which has a history of stunning upsets in football and basketball, wasn't done until Jerian Grant's double-clutch 3-pointer from the left corner was long.

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  • Disney chief fights for his life after being drugged and robbed

    Paul Kelly from Essex, who has worked for Disney for 10 years, is said to be in intensive care with life changing injuries after being drugged and robbed during a business trip to Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Jet Airways passenger opens emergency exit and leaps 15ft onto tarmac

    Jet Airways’ Chandigarh to Mumbai flight 9W469 had landed around five minutes earlier before a man, who has been named locally as Akash Jain, sprang into action.

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  • 29 Photos That Will Make Your Brain Explode With Happiness

    Need a little pick-me-up? Read on to see some photos that will crush your negativity and imbue you with happiness. Source: Getty

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  • Amal Clooney Ditched Her Dress For Date Night

    If there's one woman we can all aspire to be more like, it's Amal Clooney. Not only has the girl boss managed to carve out a killer career path for herself as attorney, activist, and now teacher at Columbia Law School, but she's also married to the world's most famous former bachelor, George Clooney. Last night she stepped out with George wearing a slouchy white jumpsuit that, while a bit oversize, was still crisply tailored.

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  • Bruins goaltending coach Bob Essensa jumps into emergency backup duty (Photo)

    Behold the above glory of Bruins goaltending coach Bob Essensa on the bench in a game against the New York Rangers. Tuukka Rask left the game in the second period due to dehydration and could not return. Boston won 4-2, backup Niklas Svedberg stopped 16 of 18 shots on goal in relief of Rask.

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  • Giant Florida Golf Course Gator Is Back – and He Brought His Appetite

    The 13-ft reptile first made a splash on March 6, when he was found happily stomping across a course at Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida. The club posted photos of the alligator to Facebook, where they received international attention. On Thursday, Myakka Pines Golf Club shared an update on everyone's favorite scaly fairway celebrity, and it's a doozy. Instead of opting for scrambled eggs or toast, Goliath chose to feast on an entire turtle for his first meal of the day.

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  • Selamneh Techane, man found in Fredericton attic, heading home

    “After five years, he don’t deserve this,” said Dereje Techane. Dereje came to Fredericton from Nashville. The New Brunswick Coroner Service says the case remains open, but that foul play is not suspected.

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  • Special needs student told he can't wear varsity letter jacket

    Officials at Wichita East High School in Kansas are under fire after a special needs student was told he could not wear a varsity letter jacket because he was not competing at a varsity level. Michael Kelley, who has Down syndrome and autism, participates on Wichita East's special needs basketball team, an extra-curricular activity organized by the school's special needs teachers.

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  • YOU are paying £430,000 a year for Camilla's son-in-law's solar farm

    It is an English landscape of quintessential beauty, but thanks to a company controlled by the son-in-law of the Duchess of Cornwall - a solar farm now sits atop Haldon Ridge in Devon.

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  • Islamic State threatens Art of Living Malaysia unit

    The Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living has received threatening letters from the Islamic State terror group, a close aide of the spiritual leader claimed on Saturday. 'He landed in Malaysia yesterday but a few days ago while he was in Cambodia, we received threat letters from ISIS, one was received by the hotel manager, one was received by the director of Art of Living and one by senior faculty and the content of the letter is very threatening saying if you go ahead with the programme there will be consequences', said Nakul, an aide of Ravi Shankar.

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  • Germanwings pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture: report

    The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps told his girlfriend he was in psychiatric treatment, and that he was planning a spectacular gesture that everyone would remember, the German daily Bild reported on Saturday. The newspaper published an interview with a woman who said she had had a relationship in 2014 with Andreas Lubitz, the man French prosecutors believe locked himself alone into the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus on Tuesday and steered it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board. “When I heard about the crash, I remembered a sentence, over and over again, that he said,” the woman, a 26-year-old flight attendant the paper gave the fictional name of Maria W. to protect her identity, told Bild.

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