VIDEO: Smokestack demolition goes horribly wrong

A demolition worker survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him while it was being taken down in Alabama.

  • Trudeau's handshake scrutinized by international media

    The UK Daily Mail psychoanalyzed Justin Trudeau's handshake during his visit to see the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Tim Hortons drive-thru road rage leads to fine

    As the dirty old Integra tried to nudge its way into the drive-thru lineup in front of him, Christopher Smith did what any Tim Hortons customer might: Lowered his window to tell the driver he was in line first. "This case is somewhat unusual in that Ms. David is charged as the registered owner of the vehicle involved in two related road rage incidents," Judicial Justice Brenda Edwards noted in her decision.

  • Carers Accused Of Having Sex Outside McDonald’s - With Disabled Charge In Car

    Nikki Hollingworth, 26, and Daniel German, 32, are accused of doing the deed outside the fast food chain in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, while their charge sat in the back of the car in her wheelchair. “Shocked” customer Kasia Stepien was heading to her car with her meal when she spotted German with his trousers down to his knees, pressed against Hollingworth. Prosecutor Francis Lloyd added: “Initially Miss Stepien thought they were having a cuddle but when she drove past saw they were having sexual intercourse.

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  • Watch: Black Friday Shoppers Brawl On Floor As Thanksgiving Sale Turns Ugly

    Black Friday has become as synonymous for bargains as brawling, with customers resorting to spatting over sale items.

    Yahoo News
  • France's National Front leader calls Canada's refugee plan 'madness'

    Marine Le Pen, the controversial leader of France's far-right National Front, is scoffing at Canada's plan to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees with open arms, calling it "madness."

  • Blue Jays add another starter, sign J.A. Happ to three-year deal

    The Toronto Blue Jays have added another starter, signing 33-year-old J.A. Happ to a three-year deal.

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  • Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

    A pensioner who didn’t trust his local bank to look after his life savings chose to bury the money in the ground - only for most of it to be eaten by worms. Poor Wu Chen, 67, stashed the cash in a carrier bag five years ago, feeling sure it would be safe. Mr Chen didn’t tell anyone when he squirreled away the 35,000 RMB (£3,627) in a plastic bag, placing it in a hole in Deyang, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.

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  • Sean Thomas dies of cancer

    Tue, Nov 24: Today's News Hour on Global BC Health Matters brought to you by Pharmasave.

    Global News
  • Facebook makes paid time off for baby leave a global benefit

    Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced it is extending its parental leave policy to full-time employees outside the United States. Employees may take leave at any point up to a year after the birth of their child, Lori Matloff Goler, the company's head of human resources, said in a Facebook post late Wednesday. Facebook currently offers only U.S.-based workers up to four months of paid leave.

  • Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver

    If Jon Crouse wants ​​to taste his 125-year-old ale, he'd better do it soon. The Nova Scotia government hopes to analyze the beer bottle, which could be deemed a heritage object. Crouse was scuba diving in Halifax this week when he discovered the beer bottle.

  • Deer population is 'catastrophically low,' biologist says

    The Department of Natural Resources may consider making changes to the 2016 deer harvest.

  • Adele Wore Burberry Again Because She’s a Supportive Brit (13 photos)

    When Karl Lagerfeld, the reigning King of Fashion, fat shames you, there’s no better revenge than to step out in some gorgeous outfits. For Adele, who became the target of the Kaiser’s out-of-touch body opinions a few years back, she proved that even people who are “a little roundish” can drop mics both literally in regards to music and figuratively in the sartorial sense. And looking great — and doing even greater things — is like one large metaphorical f** you (to him, all her exes, and anyone else that’s ever doubted her).  The singer, with her album set to debut on November 20 after a three year hiatus (she settled down, had a baby, and spent time gathering source material) has been doing just that, with fashion-forward music videos any designer would give up green juice forever to be a part of, public appearances in sparkly gowns Kate Middleton might eventually wear, and street-chic ensembles that style bloggers will emulate with step-by-step shopping details. From multiple Jenny Packham gowns to statement coats (including one inspired by Mr. Snuffleupagus), the hits don’t stop for Adele at ballads.   Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

    Lauren Tuck
  • $911 shipping charge on grandson's Christmas gift flabbergasts grandmother

    Alberta grandmother Margaret Barry is still frustrated after discovering Sears charged her $911 to ship a $250 item to her home. Barry, who lives near Boyle, a small town about 150 km northeast of Edmonton, was going all out on Christmas this year ordering online a $250 go-kart for her three-year-old grandson Benjamin. The next morning when Barry read the confirmation email, she was stunned.

  • Paige Getzlaf talks 'Hockey Wives', emergency appendectomies, fighting (Puck Daddy Interview)

    Paige Getzlaf talks Hockey Wives, emergency appendectomies, fighting (Puck Daddy Interview)

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  • Toronto woman who was 'swatted' profiled in the New York Times

    One morning last winter, police officers decked out in riot gear, guns drawn, showed up at a house in Toronto. The family living there had no idea they were coming, and had done nothing to provoke that kind of visit.

  • More than 350 Canada Goose parkas stolen from 2 Ottawa stores over last 2 weeks

    Ottawa police are looking for two vehicles of interest after more than 350 Canada Goose parkas were stolen in three separate break-ins over the last two weeks. Police said the break-and-enters happened at Le Baron Outdoor Store on Merivale Road and at NRML on Richmond Road. More than 350 of the popular Canada Goose jackets in all sizes, colours and styles for men and women were taken.

  • Ukraine stops buying natural gas from Russia, closes its airspace to Russian planes

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbour. Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since been trying to cut its dependence on Russian gas.

    The Canadian Press
  • Black Friday sales get limited attention in Metro Vancouver

    If the lineup at Best Buy in downtown Vancouver was anything to go by, Black Friday in B.C. is not drawing a high volume of shoppers looking for super deals. Black Friday is a shopping tradition that originated in the U.S and refers to the day after their Thanksgiving holiday. It draws large crowds and is seen by retailers as the first day of Christmas shopping.

  • Airline apologizes after handlers caught tossing luggage 'as part of an employee game'

    While Chase Platon waited for a flight at the San Jose Mineta International Airport in California, he saw what appeared to be baggage handlers throwing a bag, as they cheered each other on, KPIX 5 reports. “I would be pretty mad, obviously I was a little concerned because I had just checked in my bag just earlier so I was a little peeved,” Platon told KPIX 5. An Alaska spokesperson nevertheless apologized for the confusion.

    The Daily Buzz