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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!

  • State of Alberta finances 'behind the curtain' unexpected: Notley

    Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta's finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. The premier has said there will be an interim budget in the coming weeks to keep the province functioning while the government works to have a full budget ready by the fall.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

    CBC
  • 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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  • Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart settle lawsuit after highway crash that injured him, killed his friend

    Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Morgan's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. called it an "amicable settlement." Details weren't disclosed.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hydro utility sold equipment acquired for $79 million as scrap metal for $75,000

    Quebec's hydro utility was criticized Wednesday for selling new and unused nuclear power equipment acquired in 2011 for $79 million as scrap metal for a paltry $75,000. The 2015-16 report of Quebec Auditor General Guylaine Leclerc stated Hydro-Quebec performed a "weak assessment" of the value of the equipment for the reactor's turbine and did not issue a formal call for tenders. "Hydro-Quebec issued a restricted call for tenders to sell the equipment on the metal recycling market based on a weak assessment of the market value of the assets," Leclerc said in a statement released Wednesday.

    The Canadian Press
  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

    He designs a smarter home security system—without contracts, installation fees or sneaky salesmen. Discover a smarter way to protect your home today.

  • Nelson Cruz blasts home run into the Rays Touch Tank in right center

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz has put on some pretty impressive power displays during his career. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Cruz belted a 91 mph fastball out to right center field. Felix Hernandez returned for the bottom of the ninth, and picked up his second complete game shutout of the season.

    Big League Stew 45 mins ago
  • OPP charge teenager in connection with 'swatting' incidents

    Police said the teen is from New Tecumseth, Ont., and the incidents in question date back to February. OPP officials couldn't say if the teen is connected to this week's swatting incidents in Richmond Hill and Brampton, but said they are working with York and Peel region police to explore that possibility. "The Ontario Provincial Police would like to remind the public that placing a false call to emergency services for any reason other than a true emergency call is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada," the force said in a news release.

    CBC
  • Teens terrorizing themselves with #CharlieCharlieChallenge and filming the results

    Move over Ouija boards and “Bloody Mary.” There’s a new creepy game in town, and it involves a sombrero-wearing demon named Charlie. Teens everywhere are convinced they’ve been able to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie through a new Ouija board-inspired game called the Charlie Charlie Challenge.

    Daily Buzz
  • 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

    Bob Vila
  • U2 mourns 'irreplaceable' tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead in Los Angeles

    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 band's frontman Bono posted a statement Wednesday on U2's website about Sheehan's death. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Chris Reade said that first responders were called to the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood around 5:30 a.m. local time for a reported cardiac arrest.

    CBC
  • ‘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.

    Daily Buzz
  • 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.

    CBC
  • 'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains why you should be wary of all business advice

    Business Insider recently spoke with the cyber security entrepreneur at a press conference for Deluxe's entrepreneur initiative, Small Business Revolution. "You know, people always ask that question: 'What's the one piece of advice that changes everything?'" Herjavec said. To him, that piece of advice doesn't exist.

    Business Insider
  • 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.

    Global News
  • 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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  • Crude oil is getting smoked

    (REUTERS/Yehuda Ben Itach) Crude oil is getting smoked. On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate crude was down by more than 3%, falling to as low as $57.72 per barrel. Brent crude, the international benchmark, was down more than 3% at about $63.84 per barrel

    Business Insider
  • 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.

    CBC
  • 'The Bachelorette': Kaitlyn Sends Home One Guy Early, Gets Advice From Amy Schumer

    Monday's episode of The Bachelorette featured punches and punchlines, although it was hard to tell which of the group-date tasks — boxing and performing stand-up comedy — was more painful. The biggest jab of the episode came at the end, as Kaitlyn sent home one guy who didn't know when to stop talking. After the fights, Kaitlyn bonded with Ben Z., whose revelation that his mom had passed away helped earn him the date rose, along with a kiss.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 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.

    CBC
  • The Latest on IS: Islamic State militants kill detainees in Roman theatre in Syria's Palmyra

    Syrian activists say Islamic State group militants have shot dead a group of detainees in the Roman theatre in ancient ruins of Palmyra. The incident — the first since the group captured the historic town in central Syria earlier this month — was reported by activists belonging to a Palmyra-based media collective and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The theatre is part of the 2,000-year-old Roman-era ruins in Palmyra.

    The Canadian Press