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Five things you need to know about the Alberta election

The NDP is so far ahead of the Tories in the polls that if the PC party was to win as in 2012, experts would have been 20 points off.

  • 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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  • Former "Cosby Show" Guest Star Accuses Bill Cosby Of Rape

    On Friday, actor Lili Bernard stated at a news conference in New York City that in the early 1990s, Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. At the news conference, Bernard said, “He praised me. After all, he was Bill Cosby. On April 30, Bernard, along with her lawyer Gloria Allred, went to the police station in Atlantic City to report the alleged crime.

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  • Sheryl Sandberg's husband Goldberg died after hotel gym accident: official

    By Gabriel Stargardter and Sarah McBride MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died Friday from a head injury while exercising at a resort in Mexico, the local prosecutor's office said Monday. Goldberg, the husband of Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, fell off a treadmill at a private villa in Punta Mita and hit his head, the prosecutor's spokesman said. Goldberg's brother found him on the floor of the villa gym showing signs of life, the spokesman said.

    Reuters
  • Boston Marathon bomber wipes away tears as his Russian aunt breaks down on the witness stand

    For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanour and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. Tsarnaev, 21, grabbed a tissue and repeatedly dabbed his eyes and cheeks while his aunt became so upset that she was unable to testify on his behalf as his lawyers try to persuade a federal jury to spare his life. Tsarnaev had maintained an uninterested expression since his trial began in January, most of the time staring straight ahead and only occasionally glancing over at witnesses, including people who lost loved ones in the 2013 bombing.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jameis Winston's new contract includes no-baseball clause (15 photos)

    Jameis Winston was a very good pitcher at Florida State, in addition to being a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback. In 2014 he had a a 1.08 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 33.1 innings, and might have been a better baseball prospect than Seahawks quarterback

    Yahoo Sports 30 mins ago
  • Oil Industry Shudders Over Prospect Of Socialist Alberta

    A new Forum Research poll projects Alberta’s New Democrats are on the eve of winning a “historic majority” — and the province’s oil producers aren’t digging it one bit. “Industry revenues are forecast to decline by more than $50 billion this year alone. Amid plunging oil prices and market volatility, McMillan urged “now is not the time for a review of oil and natural gas royalties” — an election pledge made by NDP Leader Rachel Notley. Forum Research poll results suggest more than 42 per cent of eligible Albertans will vote for the NDP, 24 per cent for Wildrose, and 21 per cent for the Progressive Conservatives.

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  • Toronto man's online banking accessed by fraudsters

    "All the security devices in the world" didn't seem to be able to stop an identify thief from gaining access to his banking information and almost causing serious financial harm, a Toronto man has told CBC News. Eric Schmidt says his problems began two weeks ago when he went into his Scotiabank branch to pick up some cheques. In a statement to CBC News, Scotiabank apologized for the security breach.

    CBC
  • Ontario sex ed curriculum protested by hundreds at Northwood school

    Several hundred people are at Northwood public elementary school, protesting Ontario's new sex education curriculum. Parents say that the sex ed curriculum that is set to be introduced in the fall is not appropriate, not age-appropriate and does not conform with their religious views. The parents at Northwood school say they plan to protest at the Greater Essex District School Board offices Wednesday.

    CBC
  • Miley Cyrus talks Bruce Jenner, pink armpits and her new foundation to help homeless youth

    When Miley Cyrus wears pasties or posts photos of her pink armpits, it's not to be a provocateur. Cyrus, who famously asked a homeless man to accept her Video of the Year trophy at the 2014 Video Music Awards, said she was inspired by the attention generated by that gesture. More than 1.6 million young people are homeless in the United States, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless.

    The Canadian Press
  • Power rankings: The Players Championship

    The Players Championship is one of the best weeks in golf. The PGA Tour's crown jewel boasts the deepest field in golf, and the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is an iconic test that is built to confuse, scare and challenge.  While the top-to-bottom field

    Devil Ball Golf 41 mins ago
  • Oil hits 2015 highs as Libya output slows, Saudis raise prices

    By Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday, pushing North Sea Brent and U.S. light crude to 2015 highs, after protests stopped crude flows to the eastern Libyan oil port of Zueitina, hampering exports. "Higher OSPs for Europe and the United States seem to point to healthy demand for Saudi oil," Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, told Reuters Global Oil Forum.

    Reuters
  • Family: Teens still in critical condition 6 weeks after Caribbean resort pesticide poisoning

    Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday. Sean and Ryan Esmond and their parents fell ill after an applicator working for Terminix used methyl bromide at the resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    The Canadian Press
  • Canadian tourists warned to limit movements, remain vigilant in Mexico

    Canada's embassy In Mexico has issued a warning to tourists following a wave of recent attacks by a drug cartel in the western state of Jalisco. Canada's embassy in Mexico has posted a warning on its Facebook page about "narco-blockades" affecting areas in and around the coastal city of Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara to the east. The message says "Canadians are advised to limit their movements throughout the cities and follow the advice of local authorities" and to "remain vigilant" and avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings.

    The Canadian Press
  • £148million lottery spends £2million on horses for his fiancée

    Adrian Bayford, 44, who became the second biggest lottery winner in British history in 2012, has reportedly bought Samantha Burbidge at least ten horses, as well as a £1.5m arena in Norfolk.

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  • Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for not disclosing shoulder injury

    Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar said Monday that the state attorney general's office will look at why Pacquiao checked "no" a day before the fight on a commission questionnaire asking if he had a shoulder injury. Pacquiao could face a possible fine or suspension for not answering the question accurately on a form he filled out just before Friday's weigh-in.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man jailed after giving partner prescription drugs to help her sleep

    A privately educated former drama student died from a morphine overdose after she was given powerful prescription drugs by her partner to help her sleep. Aiveen Chamberlain, 40, who previously worked as a secretary at the BBC, had been battling a drink problem when she began taking prescription drugs to tackle sleepless nights.

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  • RioCan in talks with potential tenants for 15 ex-Target stores

    RioCan says it has begun negotiations with retailers that could potentially use some of the space in 15 former Target Canada stores that have been returned to the real estate investment trust. RioCan says it will seek payments from Target for lost rental revenue under the terms of a guarantee from the U.S. company, which closed all 133 Canadian Target stores during the first quarter. RioCan says the space at the 15 former Target Canada stores represented about $8.6-million of annual revenue – a small fraction of the total. An additional 11 former Target Canada locations in RioCan’s property portfolio remain part of the retailer’s court-supervised windup.

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  • Russia and China have had enough of western banking

    President Vladimir Putin approved a new $100 billion reserve fund over the weekend that will specifically aid the BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa. It's another step by the BRICS to build an alternative so they don't have to go to the United States or the International Monetary Fund for any financial help.

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  • UBC researchers make whale of a discovery

    Mon, May 4: UBC scientists have made a startling discovery about whales, one that they weren't even looking for. Linda Aylesworth explains.

    Global News
  • The note written in the blood of a 19th century serial killer

    A letter written in the blood of one of Britain's most notorious serial killers is to go on public display for the first time, it was revealed yesterday. Body snatchers William Burke and William Hare became mass murderers in the late 19th century to meet the demand for medical cadavers.

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