• Canada's Alberta takes turn to left, Conservative premier resigns

    By Scott Haggett and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's left-leaning New Democrats ended a 44-year run in office by the Conservatives in the province of Alberta on Tuesday, sweeping to victory on a promise to review oversight of the oil and gas sector in the country's energy heartland. The election was a seismic political shift in the province and sparked the immediate resignation of Progressive Conservative Premier Jim Prentice as party leader. "We made a little bit of history tonight," New Democrat Premier-elect Rachel Notley told jubilant supporters.

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  • Winnipeg woman fed up with car that's been recalled 15 times

    A Winnipeg woman says her car has been recalled 15 times in the 4½ years she's owned it, and now she's calling on her dealership and the vehicle's manufacturer to replace it with something that's safe. Danielle Champagne says in addition to the 15 recalls, she's also had to deal with 15 warranty issues for her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, which she had agreed to finance for $34,000 when she purchased it. The breaking point for Champagne came this past weekend, when the vehicle almost failed on her again.

    CBC
  • Five perfectly preserved cars worth $700,000 found inside Texas barn

    A Texas car collector has made the discovery of a lifetime in the form of five classic pre-war automobiles stored for four decades in an Austin barn. Antonio Brunet, chairman and founder of Motostalgia Auctions, is now helping their owner take the cars to auction, where high estimates value the collection at more than $700,000.

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  • Grizzlies' 'Masked Assassin' stuns Warriors and upstages MVP Stephen Curry

    The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry was given the NBA's Most Valuable Player award by league commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday night before Game 2 of their playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies. For the Grizzlies, however, the true MVP of the night was the man in the mask standing across from Curry for much of the game: point guard Mike Conley. "What I had to endure the past week, I don't think people really understand what I was going through physically," Conley told Yahoo Sports after he scored 22 points in a 97-90 Game 2 victory that evened the second-round series.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Food writer Josh Ozersky, known for witty, snarky writing about meat, dies in Chicago

    Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Ozersky was a food writer for Esquire magazine and frequent contributor to other publications including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine.

    The Canadian Press
  • Siblings at war lose rights over sick mother's bank account

    A dentist and his sister have been stripped of the right to control their elderly mother’s finances because their mutual loathing means they cannot be trusted. The middle-aged brother and sister broke their word to look after their mother by dipping into her bank account to pay themselves around £20,000 each, court papers published yesterday said. The brother and sister from Bournemouth were the second pair of professional class siblings in two days whose right to handle the financial affairs of an elderly mother was removed by the same Court of Protection judge.

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  • What could Alberta look under the NDP? A look some of the party's key promises

    The NDP have won a majority in Alberta. Leader Rachel Notley campaigned on having the wealthy pay more to fund better health care and education. — A Resource Owners’ Rights Commission to review the royalties oil companies pay to the province with any amount earned above the current rates going into savings.

    The Canadian Press
  • N. Korea unveils online shopping site, but for unwired masses it's not just a click away

    Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it. The website Okryu, aimed primarily at smartphone users, offers products from North Korean companies including women's clothing, bags, shoes, medicines, cosmetics, furniture and food. Payment, in local currency only, is taken from the main North Korean debit card system.

    The Canadian Press
  • You can now bet on who you think Tiger Woods will date next

    Irish bookie Paddy Power, known overseas for their cheeky betting lines, is now taking wagers from its customers on the identity of Tiger Woods' next girlfriend. Woods and champion skier Lindsey Vonn somewhat concurrently announced on Sunday that they're no longer together after almost three years of dating. As you might guess, Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, is getting 7-to-1 odds.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Colorado woman accused of cutting unborn baby from stranger's womb will stand trial

    A judge determined Tuesday that a Colorado woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial in a case that has reignited the debate on the legal rights of fetuses. Dynel Lane, who appeared in court for her preliminary hearing in Boulder, is charged with attacking Michelle Wilkins and removing her 8-month-old fetus after Wilkins responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Wilkins, 26, survived the March 18 attack at the Longmont home, but the baby girl did not.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alberta election 2015: the rural-urban divide

    Early polls were projecting the Balkanization of Alberta, with Wildrose dominating rural areas, the NDP taking over Edmonton and the PCs holding onto their base in Calgary. As the campaign progressed, it looked more and more like a three-way race, but with the NDP making serious rural inroads and gaining in Calgary. Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Red Deer all went to the NDP, with several Calgary ridings sticking with the PCs.

    CBC
  • End of an era - Ice removed from Nassau Coliseum for last time (26 photos)

    Crews began removing the rink and ice from the Nassau Coliseum on May 5, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders have played their last game at the Nassau Coliseum and will begin to play at the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City next season. UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 05: A payloader removes the ice from the Nassau Coliseum on May 5, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders have played their last game at the Nassau Coliseum and will begin to play at the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City next season.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Family confirm body found is Jessica Newman

    Tue, May 5 : The family of a missing Calgary mother has confirmed to Global News that a body found near Balzac is Jessica Newman.

    Global News
  • Arizona officials find fake skeletons in lawn chairs while searching for bodies

    A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified — and later embarrassed — when he came across two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater. The man reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies. It turned out the skeletons were fake and had been strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together, their lawn chairs bound to large rocks.

    The Canadian Press
  • Monster 4.3-metre saltwater crocodile captured in NT

    A monster 4.3-metre saltwater crocodile who was terrorising locals and eating dogs has been captured. It took about six people and tranquilisers to wrestle the beast from the banks of the Daly River - south-west of Darwin - near Mango Farm boat ramp.

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  • Canada’s heavy crude oil surges to take on a golden lustre

    Canada’s heavy oil has quietly become the hottest commodity in North American energy. In less than two months, the price of the Canadian benchmark heavy crude has surged more than 70 per cent, outpacing West Texas intermediate (WTI), Brent and a bunch of other regional types of oil by wide margins. It hasn’t been a big topic of conversation though, partly because investors have been focused on sharply weaker first-quarter results from some of the largest oil sands and heavy oil producers. Quarterlies from such players as Suncor Energy Inc. and Cenovus Energy Inc. were dragged down by the collapse in oil prices between January and March.

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  • Vancouver girl grabbed, pulled into car, flees; Police nab male suspect

    Vancouver police say a 13-year-old girl who was grabbed by a man and forced into a car was able to flee when the suspect later stopped the vehicle and exposed himself. Sgt. Randy Fincham says in a release that police arrested a 20-year-old man after two separate incidents on the city's west side on Tuesday. Fincham says the first incident happened around 8:30 a.m., when a man drove up to the 13-year-old, asked for directions, then grabbed her and pulled her inside the car.

    The Canadian Press
  • Joss Whedon quits Twitter after Avengers: Age of Ultron backlash

    Director Joss Whedon deleted his Twitter account on Monday following backlash to and criticism of his latest film, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Many speculate that his departure was prompted by a flood of angry and abusive tweets in the wake of the North American debut of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has grossed more than $230 million in North America since it launched last Friday. Much of the furor appears to centre around the film's treatment of Scarlett Johansson's character, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a.

    CBC
  • Alaska troopers say 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' reality show personality found shot dead

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1zKf9L8 ) officers responded to 69-year-old Jimmy Gojdics' (GAY'-dohs) residence in Fox Sunday to find the victim with gunshot wounds. National Geographic Channel's website says he had worked as a fisherman, horse wrangler, blacksmith, forest service firefighter, river guide and wilderness guide.

    The Canadian Press
  • You can walk away from your mortgage (if you live in Alberta), but should you?

    Handing over the keys to the house and walking away from your mortgage, called 'jingle mail,' was a defining act of the American housing crisis. The problem is it can happen here, namely in...

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