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Two men get hit by an SUV during a demo of the car's self-parking system. Turns out the the 'pedestrian detection' feature wasn't activated!

  • Driver reaches 248 km/h, not fast enough to elude Leduc RCMP

    The BMW M3 is the only car ever to have earned more racing titles than the venerable Porsche 911 in Motorsport and the most successful touring, and grand touring car ever to have participated in racing, according to Wikipedia. On April 30, an officer was monitoring traffic on the QEII at Airport Road, when two sport motorcycles enter the highway.

    CBC
  • State of Alberta finances 'behind the curtain' unexpected: Notley

    Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta's finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. The premier has said there will be an interim budget in the coming weeks to keep the province functioning while the government works to have a full budget ready by the fall.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bates Family 'Praying' For Duggars

    The Bates family (left), The Duggar family (right) (Getty/TLC) Following the molestation allegations against Josh Duggar, and advertisers pulling out of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," the Bates Family are praying for their friends, the Duggar family.

    Access Hollywood
  • Bethe Correia: I hope Ronda Rousey doesn't kill herself after I beat her

    Ronda Rousey must have known when she wrote her autobiographical tell-all "My Fight/Your Fight" that her fans and contemporaries would be given a glimpse into her life’s journey that otherwise would have remained shrouded in mystery. One particularly stunning revelation that “Rowdy” makes in her book is that after her Olympic run in 2008, Rousey became addicted to painkillers and alcohol. The period of her life even saw Rousey living out of her car at different points.

    Cagewriter
  • Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart settle lawsuit after highway crash that injured him, killed his friend

    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Morgan's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. called it an "amicable settlement." Details weren't disclosed.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man accused of killing Calgary boy and his grandparents to stand trial

    Relatives of a Calgary boy and his grandparents who were slain nearly a year ago say they were somewhat satisfied that the man accused of killing them was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on upgraded charges. Douglas Garland was arrested last year following the disappearance of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien. Judge Bob Wilkins ruled there was sufficient evidence presented at a preliminary inquiry to send Garland, who is 55, to trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hydro utility sold equipment acquired for $79 million as scrap metal for $75,000

    Quebec's hydro utility was criticized Wednesday for selling new and unused nuclear power equipment acquired in 2011 for $79 million as scrap metal for a paltry $75,000. The 2015-16 report of Quebec Auditor General Guylaine Leclerc stated Hydro-Quebec performed a "weak assessment" of the value of the equipment for the reactor's turbine and did not issue a formal call for tenders. "Hydro-Quebec issued a restricted call for tenders to sell the equipment on the metal recycling market based on a weak assessment of the market value of the assets," Leclerc said in a statement released Wednesday.

    The Canadian Press
  • U2 mourns 'irreplaceable' tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead in Los Angeles

    U2's tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, officials confirm. The band's frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on U2's website about Sheehan's death. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Chris Reade said that first responders were called to the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood around 5:30 a.m. local time for a reported cardiac arrest.

    CBC
  • Parents of Luka Gordic, 19-year old killed in Whister, push for tougher laws

    Luka Gordic's parents say they're living a nightmare in the loss of their youngest son — a "beautiful kid" with an "army of friends" who was stabbed in the heart in Whistler, B.C., 10 days ago. "This could have been anybody's child," said his tearful mother, Clara Gordic. "Hopefully we are going to be able to do something so that no parents again cry like we do," said his father, Mitch Gordic.

    CBC
  • Teens terrorizing themselves with #CharlieCharlieChallenge and filming the results

    Move over Ouija boards and “Bloody Mary.” There’s a new creepy game in town, and it involves a sombrero-wearing demon named Charlie. Teens everywhere are convinced they’ve been able to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie through a new Ouija board-inspired game called the Charlie Charlie Challenge.

    Daily Buzz
  • First Nations $300M federal housing fund builds just 99 homes

    A $300-million aboriginal housing fund created by the Conservative government is falling far short of its promise of creating thousands of new homes on reserves that desperately need dwellings. A CBC News investigation has found the First Nations Market Housing Fund helped build just 99 homes to date and is nowhere near meeting its ambitious target of 25,000 privately owned dwellings by 2018. "Frankly, it's taken us a little longer than anticipated," says John Beaucage, chair of the fund's board of trustees.

    CBC
  • Canadians take part in NATO war games aimed at sending message to Russia over Ukraine aggression

    CAMP DOIRON, Romania — Would Canadians have reckoned 16 months ago infantrymen from a base in the Ottawa Valley would be climbing a hill on the edge of the Transylvanian Alps to attack a Romanian position in war games aimed at deterring Russian aggression? The Canadian army has maintained a modest, but persistent presence in eastern Europe since soon after Russian forces invaded Crimea last March, then sent spies, soldiers, weapons and tanks to  to help feeble separatists forces seize parts of eastern Ukraine. The Royals have had slightly more than 200 soldiers in eastern Europe since last July, and have conducted joint exercises in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

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  • Crude oil is getting smoked

    (REUTERS/Yehuda Ben Itach) Crude oil is getting smoked. On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate crude was down by more than 3%, falling to as low as $57.72 per barrel. Brent crude, the international benchmark, was down more than 3% at about $63.84 per barrel

    Business Insider
  • Former teacher not guilty of sex charges

    Mon, May 25 - A former Saskatchewan teacher has been found not guilty of the sexual exploitation of a former student. Meaghan Craig says Erin Osmond walked out of court Monday a free woman.

    Global News
  • Family unable to draw woman with drug addiction away from North End home

    The family of 25-year-old Shanastene McLeod drummed in front of three homes in the North End Tuesday night, hoping to convince her to leave a life of drugs and come home to safety. McLeod went missing May 21. McLeod's family said she has a drug problem and they believed she was holed up in a home well known to law enforcement.

    CBC
  • Winnipeg woman helps save dog from hot car, gets cold shoulder

    Winnipeg's Cassandra Esslinger says she does not think the owner of a dog she helped rescue from a hot car on Sunday learned a lesson. Esslinger was walking through the parking lot of Buffet Square near Kingsbury Avenue and McPhillips Street on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. when she heard barking. Esslinger says even though it was early evening, the temperature outside was still very warm.

    CBC
  • Girl, 16, on the run with man three times her age 'has dyed her hair'

    A teenage girl missing for more than a week after disappearing with a man three times her age may have dyed her blonde hair black to hide from police. Fears were today growing for Kaylie Hatton, 16, from Sidcup, south-east London, who disappeared from her home after a row with her grandmother about her relationship with Fred Finch, 51.

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  • Keep, Don't Kill: 9 Weeds to Welcome (10 photos)

    One man's weed is another man's best friend. That's certainly true for many of the weeds that are found in backyards around the country. While some gardeners labor to rid their patches of earth of any stray stem or sprout, they might do well to live and

    Bob Vila
  • OPP charge teenager in connection with 'swatting' incidents

    Police said the teen is from New Tecumseth, Ont., and the incidents in question date back to February. OPP officials couldn't say if the teen is connected to this week's swatting incidents in Richmond Hill and Brampton, but said they are working with York and Peel region police to explore that possibility. "The Ontario Provincial Police would like to remind the public that placing a false call to emergency services for any reason other than a true emergency call is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada," the force said in a news release.

    CBC
  • 'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains why you should be wary of all business advice

    Business Insider recently spoke with the cyber security entrepreneur at a press conference for Deluxe's entrepreneur initiative, Small Business Revolution. "You know, people always ask that question: 'What's the one piece of advice that changes everything?'" Herjavec said. To him, that piece of advice doesn't exist.

    Business Insider