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VIDEO: Judge, suspect know each other from school

"This was the nicest kid," the judge tells the court after the suspect starts crying. "I used to play football with him... and look what has happened."

  • 1 dead, 3 injured after car goes off bridge

    One person is dead and three have been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a car went off a bridge and into the ravine near Black Creek Drive and Lawrence Avenue.  The Toyota Camry went over the bridge's guardrail at about 1:30

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  • Naked woman filmed riding pillion on motorbike through city streets

    She felt the wind in her hair - and everywhere else. A naked woman was caught on camera riding pillion on a motorbike through a Russian city’s streets. Police in Voronezh are now hunting for the clothed rider and his completely peeled passenger - who

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  • Alleged victim in assault by actor Emile Hirsch calls incident 'terrifying'

    A studio executive who authorities say who was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying," according to public records obtained by The Associated Press. Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures, told police that Hirsch put her in a chokehold from behind, dragged her across a table and body slammed her to the floor, investigative documents obtained Thursday through a public records request showed. Bernfeld was initially apprehensive about pursuing charges the night of the Jan. 25 incident Tao Nightclub in Park City due to the "sensitive nature" of her work and Hirsch's high profile, reports show.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kentucky couples sue for marriage licences after clerk's refusal

    Four couples, including two same-sex couples, on Thursday sued an eastern Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licences to anyone following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, the Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Ashland with the legal support of the ACLU, claims Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has purposefully violated the plaintiffs' rights.

    CBC
  • Man chooses dog over his dog-hating girlfriend

    After four years together, a Reddit user, by the name of ‘Getzen’, decided that it was finally time for him to move in with his girlfriend. Little did he know, however, just how much she despised his dog Molly. When his girlfriend gave him an ultimatum – either she goes or the beagle goes – Getzen had no choice but to put an ad up on Craigslist with a title that read: FREE TO ANY WILLING HOME.

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  • American tries to figure out what Canadian road signs mean, fails

    Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr returned home to Massachusetts this week after spending some time "car camping" near the coast of New Brunswick with his wife. Burr's friends and family on Facebook were equally confused by a photo he posted of a green-and-white River Valley Scenic Drive signpost. "The signs of New Brunswick's highways and byways aren't exactly done wrong, but they seem to require a cognitive leap of which our American sensibilities, enfeebled by reality TV shows and Katy Perry songs, are incapable," he explained.

    CBC
  • Trump showed worst face of US: Mexican billionaire

    Donald Trump showed the "worst face of America" when he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants, Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas said Thursday. "I know that most Americans don't think like that, and it's a disgrace that somebody could

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  • Dog hilariously lets his dislike of his brother be known

    Hell hath no fury like a dog scorned. If there’s anything that we’ve learned through a dog/human friendship, it’s that dogs have a different code of conduct than us humans.  From an early age we’re told to play nice and to be the “bigger person” in the

    Daily Buzz
  • Transit referendum: Who will pay for transportation improvements now?

    With a resounding No vote in the transit plebiscite, Metro Vancouver's old problem is new again: everyone wants more transit, but can't agree on how to pay for it. "Doing nothing is simply not an option," said B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone said shortly after the No vote. A Yes vote would have meant higher sales tax in Metro Vancouver and $7.5 billion in transit improvements, including the Broadway subway in Vancouver, light rail in Surrey and Langley, and 11 new rapid bus routes.

    CBC
  • Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Mike Richards, bad free-agent deals, NHL buyouts

    You typically know just as well as the authors which teams won what games against who and what it all means, so our moving the Red Wings up four spots or whatever really doesn't tell you anything you didn't know. Don Sweeney had a bad weekend. For example, let's look at the worst contract in the cap era: David Clarkson's. There was no logical way to defend a contract of this type, given to a player like this.

    Puck Daddy
  • Homeless man wins the Internet with his moving piano performance

    Donald Gould, a homeless man in Sarasota, was caught playing a beautiful cover of Styx’s “Come Sail Away” on a public piano in the city, where he dazzled a small audience. The delicate performance was then uploaded to Facebook, and has since been viewed more than 4.5 million times, and has racked up over 150,000 shares. Gould, known to the locals as “Boone,” treats passers-by on the streets of Sarasota to a five song set-list that he learned as a child, WWSB reports.

    Daily Buzz
  • Princess Charlotte's christening: A balance between private celebration and public show

    Princess Charlotte's christening Sunday will be a private family affair to celebrate the newest member of the House of Windsor. Members of the public have been invited to wait and watch from the paddock near St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham estate, where the two-month-old daughter of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will formally receive her history-laden name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Kensington Palace has said William and Kate are "hugely grateful" for the warm wishes they received since Charlotte's birth on May 2, and that the couple, known for vigilantly guarding the privacy of their family, are "delighted" the paddock will be open to the public.

    CBC
  • City of Vancouver considers what to do about romantic Love Lock gesture

    Thu, Jul 2: The City of Vancouver is hoping to get ahead of a new tradition by lovers that has caused problems in other cities. Nadia Stewart explains.

    Global News
  • 2 victims of Thursday shooting confirmed dead; 5 total dead in 2 linked incidents

    Two people shot in a law office north of Montreal on Thursday have died of their injuries, Quebec provincial police confirmed Saturday afternoon. Police identified the victims as 51-year-old Benoit Cote and 30-year old Marie-Josée Sills, who were shot around 6 p.m. Thursday in the cabinet of a Terrebonne, Quebec law office. The shooting has been linked to the deaths of three men found just after midnight Friday in a home that had been set ablaze in Boucherville, just south of Montreal.

    The Canadian Press
  • Honeymoon is over for penniless Greek couple in NYC, begging after bank cards were declined

    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday. "Everything was all right — then 'boom!' in New York," Limnioti said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jim Carrey's Twitter Rant 

    Jim Carrey is trying to set the record straight after his lengthy Twitter rant over California's new mandatory immunization law. The actor called Gov. Jerry Brown a "corporate fascist" on Tuesday, after the state passed a bill that requires all public schools and daycares to vaccinate their children unless a legitimate medical reason permits otherwise. "California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory [sic] vaccines," Carrey Tweeted.

    Access Hollywood
  • Prepare to Be Floored by This Affordable Bathroom Makeover (8 photos)

    Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to renovate an entire room in your home without spending thousands of dollars. Just take a look at Bless'er House blogger Lauren Shaver's rustic bathroom remodel via Hometalk. When we first started picking

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  • Why Canadians and Americans will never agree on health care

    For Americans, Canada is generally a frozen, canoe-laden outpost with a socialized health system. For Canadians, Americans are hard-working, gun-loving people who prefer expensive health care. After running the most comprehensive study on the subject (a survey of more than 7,000 North Americans) and co-authoring the book Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada, Vox talked to him about how health care differs in the two countries, why debates around health are more ideologically driven in the US, and what we can learn from each other.

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  • 'Manly' Dad Proves He's A Softie When Learning He'll Be A Grandpa

    Over the years, we've seen the many dramatic reactions people have had when they find out they're going to be grandparents -- crying, screaming, jumping up and down, and sheer disbelief. But not when it comes to one grandpa-to-be. YouTube user Justin Hall uploaded this video showing how he and his wife told his in-laws they were going to be grandparents. The couple created a pregnancy announcement on a wall with baby clothes, accessories and a sign announcing the little one's expected arrival ... then they waited for "grandma and grandpa" to walk in so their reactions could be captured on a hidden camera.

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  • 7 Extraordinary Household Uses for Beer (8 photos)

    According to the Beer Institute, a group that represents 2,800 U.S. brewers and suppliers, the making and selling of Americans’ favorite alcoholic drink is a $264.5 billion industry—so it’s probably safe to say that most of us usually have a bottle or

    Bob Vila