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Norwegian author causes a storm with 'fat' comment

Twitter users are up in arms after Karl Ove Knausgaard says he'd 'never seen people that fat' after a trip to Newfoundland.

  • 'Seinfeld' Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

    The top-notch character actor played George's boss Mr. Kruger and was Commandant Edwin Spangler on 'Malcolm in the Middle.'

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Cubs seriously considered moving 2015 home games to Milwaukee

    Miller Park in Milwaukee is often referred to as "Wrigley Field North" because of the large numbers of Cubs fans who make the 90-mile drive north and take over the ballpark whenever Chicago visits the division rival Brewers. According to CBS Chicago, the Cubs realized their plans to renovate Wrigley Field with a four-phase, $375M project were ambitious.

    Big League Stew
  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

    The Canadian Press
  • Marc Gasol hits game-winner to send Grizzlies past Rockets in controversial finish

    The Memphis Grizzlies needed a win. More than that, though, Dave Joerger's club had also dropped two of its first three games this season against its Wednesday night opponents, the Houston Rockets, and the Grizz certainly didn't want to cede the head-to-head tiebreaker to James Harden and company, who entered Wednesday's action sitting just 1 1/2 games behind Memphis for the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference. With the game knotted at 100 and 5.4 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Grizzlies forward Jeff Green lofted an inbounds pass to ... well, to nowhere in particular, really, but Gasol tracked it down.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Windsor library woman fired by employer,says lawyer for U.S. webcam sex provider

    The woman who made raunchy sex shows for an online audience in public places, believed to include public libraries in Windsor, Ont., has been fired by her employer. Lawyer Lawrence Walters of Walters Law Group in Longwood, Fla., says the woman was a contract model for website MyfreeCams.com. Police say they are confident some of the videos were shot at Windsor library branches, and that the woman would cover up when people walked past.

    The Canadian Press
  • Why has the Nobel Peace Prize chairman been demoted?

    For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize has demoted its chairman. Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, less than a year into his presidency. The European Union was recognised three years later, when the eurozone crisis threatened to rip it apart. China was outraged at the decision.

    BBC News q 53 mins ago
  • These are the big shots who live at 15 Central Park West, the world's most powerful address

    We've said it before and we'll say it again: 15...

    Business Insider
  • Pregnant Jessica Biel Celebrates 33rd Birthday With Justin Timberlake: Details!

    Next year she'll have a little one to spoil her! Mom-to-be Jessica Biel celebrated her 33rd birthday with husband Justin Timberlake and a close-knit group of friends in L.A. on Tuesday, Mar. 3, Us Weekly can confirm. The celebrity stylist invited Biel's loved ones for a small dinner at her Hancock Park home, an insider tells Us. Guests gathered in the dining room and it "was simple the way Jessica wanted it," the source says.

    Us Weekly
  • Mexican police, troops capture Zetas cartel leader, others in wealthy suburb of Monterrey

    Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said at a news conference in Mexico City that the man known as "Z-42" was arrested in a pre-dawn raid in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a wealthy suburb of the northern city of Monterrey. A simultaneous raid on another street in the same suburb reaped Carlos Arturo Jimenez Encinas, allegedly Trevino's finance chief, Rubido said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Shania Twain Announces "Rock This Country" Farewell Tour: Details

    Shania Twain is going on tour for the first time in ten years, and it will be her last -- get all of the details on her "Rock This Country" farewell tour!

    Us Weekly
  • Report: Wilt Chamberlain may have fathered a child in 1964

    Aaron Levi, a 50-year old artist from San Francisco who stands 6-5, claims that he is Chamberlain’s son. In an interview with Gary Pomerantz, Levi describes a one-night affair between Wilt and Levi’s possibly alcohol-besotted biological mother, who later gave her son up for adoption. In his email to me, Levi said that after he finally identified a British woman as his biological mother, she told him that he was conceived in a one-night stand with Chamberlain in San Francisco in 1964.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Mike Ribeiro and wife being sued by former nanny: Report

    Mike Ribeiro has gone to great lengths this year to change his image. He asked Nashville to sign him. Bought a home in the city in order to escape the fishbowl atmosphere of other markets. Has openly discussed his past as a therapeutic measure. But sometimes the past catches up in some way shape or form.

    Puck Daddy
  • After waiting years, disabled Canadians now getting their CPP disability cheques

    The cheques appear to be pouring in for disabled people who have spent years trying to get Canada Pension Plan disability benefits as the Conservative government's so-called spike unit even settles some "questionable" cases. Although it was designed to streamline the appeals process and cut costs by replacing four separate boards, the backlog of CPP disability cases ballooned during the tribunal's first two years of operation. Allison Schmidt, a Regina-based pension-disability case manager who's been a vocal critic of the tribunal, says she's delighted that so many of her clients are suddenly getting their benefits.

    The Canadian Press
  • 10 things McDonald’s won’t tell you

    Ah, McDonald’s, the place where we feast upon Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and even the occasional sweet chili chicken McWrap. In the U.S., the fast-food chain, founded in 1948, boasts by far the largest annual restaurant sales--almost triple the volume of Subway, its nearest competitor, according to QSR magazine, a trade publication for the industry.

    MarketWatch q
  • This $1.9 million Koenigsegg hybrid hypercar is here to terrify Ferrari and Porsche

    The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche...

    Business Insider
  • Vancouver is North America's most liveable city: survey

    Vancouver is the most livable city in North America,according to a new global survey. The list by British-based consulting firm Mercer ranks Vancouver No. 5 in the world when it comes to quality of life, after Vienna, Zurich, Auckland and Munich, in that order. “This is true for most of the major Canadian cities – they rank highly because of Canada’s favourable political and social environment, as well as medical and health considerations,” Eleana Rodriguez of Mercer Canada told Yahoo Canada News. “Vancouver tends to score a little bit higher than some of the other Canadian cities because, of course, of the weather.

    Daily Brew
  • Shania Twain concert will kick off major new music venue (with video)

    Shania Twain, the queen of country pop, will be back in the saddle this summer, stopping in Ottawa on June 27 to break in an expansive new festival site. Her first major North American tour in more...

    www.ottawacitizen.com q
  • Meat market or meet market? Winnipeggers look for love at Safeway Singles Night

    Singles Night at Safeway proves Winnipeg daters can "put themselves out there" without taking things too seriously.

    Daily Buzz
  • Royal coat of arms found in walls

    A Tudor royal coat of arms has been discovered embedded in the walls of a cottage in an Oxfordshire village. Pieces of the 16th Century 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft) stone armorial were found in Tudor Cottage, in Hanwell near Banbury, during refurbishments. Owner David Crabtree said a large fleur-de-lys "fell into a pile of rubble" as builders took a wall down. Further carved stones, including three lions, were then found in other walls within the cottage.

    BBC News q
  • Port Metro Vancouver fire: What you need to know

    Health authorities say trichloroisocyanuric acid, which can be used as an industrial disinfectant, was burning at the container terminal. Vancouver fire department had closed off a portion of the downtown area while the heavy smoke billowed from the container fire. A spokesperson for Vancouver Coastal Health described the acid as a "respiratory irritant," that irritates eyes and lungs, but is only dangerous in large amounts.

    CBC