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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.

  • Kim: I Didn't Copy Beyonce

    The Internet freaked out over Kim Kardashian's dress at the Met Gala on Monday, buzzing over the similarity to Beyonce's 2012 Met dress. The reality star took to Instagram, explaining that her sheer white dress (Peter Dundas' first gown for Roberto Cavalli

    Access Hollywood
  • John Calipari hints that platooning hurt Kentucky's recruiting

    All five of Calipari's primary targets during the spring signing period selected other schools over Kentucky, forcing the Wildcats to scramble to identify second-tier options. The sting of losing a series of recruiting battles for the first time in his Kentucky tenure led Calipari to write a blog post Monday morning in which he seemed to speak directly to potential targets in future classes. Calipari hinted that the platoon system he implemented this past season hurt Kentucky with prospects this spring and repeatedly emphasized that it was a one-time experiment and that future recruits should expect to have the chance to play 30-plus minutes per game.

    The Dagger 41 mins ago
  • Mohammad Shafia intimidated prisoners into attending prayers

    The Montreal man serving a life sentence for killing his wife and three teenage daughters intimidated other prisoners to the point that one asked to be put in isolation, a Senate committee has heard. Psychologist Robert Groves, who worked in Kingston Penitentiary, testified Monday before the national security and defence committee hearing on security threats facing Canada. "It turned out that he felt so intimidated by Shafia and some of his lieutenants, that he chose to give up his relative freedom of movement on the range in the general population for a much more restricted life on a social isolation range," Groves said.

    CBC
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Jessica Rae Newman's body believed to be found near Airdrie: sources

    Police believe a woman's body found east of Airdrie is missing Calgary mother Jessica Rae Newman, according to sources. RCMP were initially on scene following the discovery Monday afternoon, but now that the body is believed to be Newman, Calgary police are leading the investigation. Newman, 24, was last seen around 9:30 p.m. on March 10 in the Forest Lawn area of southeast Calgary.

    CBC
  • Top athletes hit the Met Gala red carpet (11 photos)

    The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the fashion industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, Grammy’s, CFDAs, and Tony Awards all rolled into one. It’s the golden ticket for every designer, model, musician, and celebrity. Check

    Yahoo Sports
  • Dog poop samples demanded by Burnaby apartment landlord

    Some dog owners living in a Burnaby, B.C., apartment building are raising a stink after they were told to provide a stool sample from their pets or face eviction. The landlord of the building in the 7400 block of 14th Avenue issued the letters to about 30 dog owners early Sunday morning, after somebody's pet left an anonymous sample in the building's stairwell — for the second time. The landlord is looking for the offending dog, and if tenants don't submit a solid sample for DNA testing, it would be an "admission of guilt" and a "reason for immediate eviction," the letter said.

    CBC
  • Toronto man's online banking accessed by fraudsters

    "All the security devices in the world" didn't seem to be able to stop an identity 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
  • 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
  • 'The Flash': Iris Is 'Very Angry'

    Iris West found out Barry Allen's metahuman secret in last week's "The Flash," and on Tuesday night, as the show continues, viewers will see she is not pleased she was kept in the dark. "We will touch on that," Jesse L. Martin, who plays Det. Joe West (Iris' dad), told Access Hollywood of Iris' reaction.

    Access Hollywood
  • Feds to cut regulatory fees for satellite Internet, TV services for rural areas

    Ottawa has unveiled its plans intended to make Internet and television services less expensive for people in rural areas. Industry Minister James Moore said Tuesday the government aims to reduce regulatory fees charged to satellite companies that provide service to communities outside the reach of the large telecom networks in urban and suburban centres. Rural Canadians depend on satellite companies to deliver wireless, TV and Internet services through high-frequency spectrum, a valuable radio frequency that transmits large quantities of data quickly.

    The Canadian Press 12 mins ago
  • Bald men turn to hair tattoos to creates the illusion of short hair

    Micro Scalp Pigmentation, or a 'hair tattoo' procedure, involves drawing tiny particles of pigment on the scalp, to give an overall impression of shaved stubble.

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  • Mike Babcock faces the paradox of choice

    Mike Babcock spoke to his wife Thursday morning, after the Detroit Red Wings had lost in the first round of the playoffs and speculation had already started to swirl about his future. “Everyone thinks Ken Holland’s the boss?” Babcock said, referring to his general manager. “Well, it just got heated up pretty quick,” Babcock said.

    Yahoo Sports
  • 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
  • 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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  • French fighter jets find takers in a worried world

    By John Irish RIYADH (Reuters) - After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more. Global appetite for the jets has surged as a result of the United States' diminishing influence in the Arab world along with wider security concerns over the rise of Islamic State insurgents - which Paris is more than happy to assuage. Egypt, India and Qatar have all just signed contracts.

    Reuters
  • SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: can't escape Diana's niece, Lady Kitty Spencer

    Raised out of the public eye with her siblings in South Africa, following her father Earl Spencer's split from her mother Victoria Lockwood, the niece of the world's once most photographed woman was never going to hide her light under a bushel for long.

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  • 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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