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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.

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  • ‘He broke the rod!’ Florida fisherman catches 552-pound giant goliath grouper

    Joe Black, a tackle shop owner from Cape Coral, Florida, recently caught the largest fish every from a kayak in Sanibel: a 552-pound giant goliath grouper. “He broke the rod!” Black yelled, both shocked and excited by the massive catch.

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  • U2's tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead in Los Angeles hotel room

    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 fire department was initially called to the Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood around 5:30 a.m. local time for a reported cardiac arrest, indicates Variety magazine. The band, consisting of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr., had just launched a 5-date run in Los Angeles as part of its worldwide Innocence and Experience tour on Tuesday night.

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  • Canada takes a step back on immigration policy | Toronto Star

    For decades, Canada has been considered an international leader in integrating newcomers. The new data from the Migrant Integration Policy Index, or MIPEX, which will be officially released at Ryerson University on Wednesday, reveal that Canada’s performance has declined. Yes, our score dropped by only one point, but this is Canada’s first dip since it was added to the index in 2008. It comes at the end of a decade of seismic change in Canadian immigration, the results of which we are only beginning to see.

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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

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  • You'll Love Seeing Princess Charlotte's Debut Side by Side With George's

    Princess Charlotte made her long-awaited debut on May 2, less than two years after her older brother, Prince George, was born. Like with Prince George, Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced their daughter to waiting crowds outside of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. The entire event, from Kate going into labor to the official birth announcement and the initial reveal, was so similar to George's that we had to look at both royal babies' arrivals side by side.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Oil Slump Has Calgary Awash in Vacant Office Space

    CALGARY, Alberta—When Mayor Naheed Nenshi broke ground on Brookfield Place, this city’s signature skyscraper project, he said the energy capital was “well into an arms race” of tall-building construction. Space was in short supply, vacancy rates were in the low single digits, and rents commanded a premium. The groundbreaking on Brookfield Place came not long after Encana Corp.’s The Bow, a 58-story tower, opened in late 2012.

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  • Alberta finance minister says taking over his portfolio has been nerve-racking

    Alberta's new finance minister admits he's got a case of the nerves as he takes over a challenging portfolio during an economic downturn in the oilpatch. "I kind of feel a little bit of the weight of the work and the promises we made, the economic situation and all of that is nerve-racking, but I've been to this rodeo a few times," Joe Ceci said, Wednesday as he attended the first cabinet meeting of Rachel Notley's NDP government. The budget brought down by the former Progressive Conservative government before the May 5 election showed Alberta facing a $7- billion shortfall in revenues this year as a result of low oil prices.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto seduction coach defends his work after threatening video draws police attention

    Toronto police are investigating after a man posted a video to YouTube this week threatening violence against women after his “pick-up” efforts were rejected. Shawn Marshall, who was initially working on the case now referred to another department, said it’s the first time he’s dealt with the growing subculture of “pick-up artists” but not necessarily a first for the Toronto Police Service. According to Metro News, the video shows a young man in downtown Toronto reacting after he was rebuffed by a woman. The story states the video, now pulled offline, shows him saying: “She deserves to f**kin’ like stabbed and cut up into tiny pieces for that s**t… Like, I would f**king take her and her boyfriend and all her f**king friends down.

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  • Girl sexually exploited by 13 men in Winnipeg, police say

    Thirteen men have been charged in connection to the sexual exploitation of a girl, which started when she was only 12 years old. The men, who range in age from 41-69, would give the girl cash in exchange for sexual services, police said. The incidents all occurred in Winnipeg, police said.

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  • High speed motorcycle crash claims life of 19-year-old man

    A 19-year-old Winnipeg man was killed Tuesday night after his speeding motorcycle crashed with an SUV on the city's south side. It happened around 10 p.m. at ​Waverley Street and Lee Boulevard. No one else was hurt. The motorcycle was going at a high rate of speed on Waverley when it slammed into the SUV, which was turning onto Lee.

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  • 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.

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  • Crash destroyed MY life, claims 'hit-and-run' cyclist who struck girl

    The cyclist branded callous for knocking down a toddler on a pavement has said his life has been ‘destroyed’ after the CCTV footage of the accident was released. It showed Lucie Wilding, three, being hit by the rider moments after she stepped out of her front garden.

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  • 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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  • 3 arrested after police pursuit ends with damaged RCMP cruisers

    Two adults and a 17-year-old are facing a slew of charges after a police pursuit last week ended with two RCMP cruisers colliding with a vehicle trying to flee police. Halifax RCMP say last Thursday around 1:30 p.m, patrol officers tried to stop a

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  • 'Please don't let my boys see me die': Jade begs family to keep sons away from her death bed as she nears the end

    Jade Goody has begged her family and friends not to let her two young sons witness her death, it emerged today.

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  • 5 Actors You Didn't Know Are Veterans

    In honor of Memorial Day, The Hollywood Reporter highlights five veterans-turned-actors that starred in projects including Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU).Read MoreCinemaCon: Clint Eastwood Takes Aim at Michael

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  • Anti-Semitism in Malmö reveals flaws in Swedish immigration system

     "A Jew, I cannot believe that you cannot be a Jew in Sweden!" says Siavosh Derakhti. Cultural tension in the town has been building for years, much of it directed against the new immigrants, but anti-Semitism has also been rising. The Simon Weisenthal Center in Los Angeles issued a travel advisory to Jews in 2010 – don't go to Malmö.

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